Ever noticed terms such as 'Big Brother', 'Thought Crime', 'Newspeak' in everyday reading. If you want an elaborative context - read this one.
Welcome buddies! Ever heard the term '#Dystopia'. If you haven't then this is what it means- "an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic." Seems #intriguing right?
Well, you are going to get a lot of mention of this term in my blog. It will take a lot to understand it in entirety but for starters I'd recommend this book- a #classic obviously.
““Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
1984 is the first dystopian novel I read this year and it blew my head away. We are controlled by our governments, and often in ways we are not consciously aware of. Advertisements, marketing campaigns and political events are all designed for us to elicit a certain response and think in a desired way.
1984 takes this to the extreme. Cultural brainwashing becomes the chief goal. Subjugation becomes normality.
Once you read Orwell’s work you’ll start to notice terms such as "Big Brother", “Thought crime”, "double think" and "newspeak" which have become part of everyday currency.
This book perfectly captures the moral zeitgeist of the 21st century. This book has a way of making you think you know exactly what you believe about everything and then turning you completely upside down and making you question whether or not you believe anything at all about anything. It's the strangest feeling.
“The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”