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imageBy: Alejandro Gonzales

“Within 200 yards of the apartment in which Orwell wrote 1984, there are now 32 security cameras.”

Orwell’s vision of a dystopian future has came true in many ways now in 2014-2015 as the following things that were in Orwell’s book of “1984”: The telescreens, DoubleThink and The memory hole. The telescreen in Orwell’ book were TV’s that were in public places and were a two-way TV’s in which they gave approved propaganda of the party and the TV’s spy the citizens. Now in 2014-2015 countries as U.S.A, London, etc. has security cameras on public places as parks, various streets and various places and if someone commits a infraction or a crime they can observe you through their cameras were you are or were are you going or they record you.

The DoubleThink in Orwell’s book was an act in which you accept two contradictions. This is happening now in various countries around the world for example in Honduras they wanted to create a law which was called ‘Ley Mostaza’ in which media can’t public too much things about crime to not stress people too much but in this same law media can’t public things that are happening inside the gorvernment only authorized things that the government accept so we can see that the government were wanting people to think that they wanted to control the media to them to not exagerate with the news and live in a less stressfull place but at the same time this law was to the government hide what there doing and people to not know what their doing.

For last we have the memory hole, in Orwell’s book the memory hole is a machine to dissapear incriminating or embarrasing documents. Now we have a machine very similar to that called the ‘Paper Shredders’ in which you can destroy any paper that you want and U.S.A president has one of this in his office in which he destroy every day a paper. In computers we can wipe its hard drive to erase any information or very important information that we don’t want to people know and in every country in the world the governments use computers.

By: Alejandro Gonzalez

With this quotation what Winston it’s trying to say is that the hope of a country is in the proles because the proles were the only people that could destroy the big brother party and the proles were the 85% of oceania and with the 85% of the proles being against the party oceania could return again to their normal lives withouth being controlled by somebody, and having full liberty, withouth news being changed or thing being changed to favor ther party and not living in a false world instead they would live in a real world.

The dream of Winston was to live in a real world and not in a false world so the dream of winston was that the big brother party came down and dissapear and he saw that the only people that could destroy the party were the proles because the proles were not with the party and they were very united and had humanity but as winston saw the proles had to wake up and stop being affraid of the big brother party and do something about the situation and Winston had hope that one day the proles will wake up and bring down the party.

So as we saw the only way to accomplish Winston ‘s dream of bringing the party down is that the imageproles could see the strength they have and they could wake up and attack the big brother’s party. The proles being the 85% of oceania population if they could wake up they have a 99% of winning and bringing the party down. If the party comes down oceania could live again as in their past being all of them free and having liberty and living in a true world and not in a false world but the proles have to wake up. “If there is hope it lies on the proles”.

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By: Karina Cerrato

The book 1984 start in London, Oceania where our main character is Winston Smith a 39 year old man is a member of the outer party of INGSOC. He works at the Ministry Truth where he destroys and rewrites the articles and history written about the party. Big Brother’s face is everywhere around the country of Oceania and the Party. Winston lives in the building called the Victory Mansion, were he’s fortunate to have an apartment that he can hide from the tele-screen which tell all the propaganda of the party and the Thought Police monitor the citizens’ movements. With his hidden diary he start writing about the two minutes hate where they place an image of their enemies of Oceania in this case is Goldstein leader of the brotherhood. He knows that he doesn’t hate Goldstein but Big Brother who sees also in O’Brien’s eyes. O’Brien is a powerful member of the inner party who Winston thinks believes in Goldstein brotherhood. Without realizing he has written “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” repeatedly on a whole page.
Someone knocks the door and it was Mrs. Parsons his neighbor. She was asking him for help plumbing since her husband was away. As he starts fixing he is threatened by Mrs. Parsons’ children who play to be spies, accusing him of thought crime. Mrs. Parsons is afraid of her own children. Winston goes back to his apartment he remembers a dream he had of an man saying to him “We shall meet in the place where there’s no darkness” Which believed it was O’Brian. He also dreams about his mother and family who he can barely remember since his memory is very unclear of his past. He dreams of the “Golden Country” were a women with dark hair get off her cloth in front if him but doesn’t make a deal out of it but likes the fact It rebels against the party. He wakes up with the word “Shakespeare” on his lips. The alarm sound for workers to wake up, which means it’s time for their physical jerks. As his doing his exercise he thinks of his childhood and his relationship of Oceania with Eurasia and Eastasia. The party History tells that Oceania had been always enemies with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia and he thinks that it’s not true. Also the fact that Big Brother appear in 1930 even though they didn’t hear about him until 1960.
Winston goes to job at the Ministry were he stars working by destroying the obsolete document and changing their content. He updated an dome tempt in which said about Big Brother orders which he did an mistake. Since Big Brother can’t make any mistakes he change it into a new one and destroy the other document. It also talk about the citizen having less food even though it was changed to have a lot of food instead of less, in which they would believe. That day Winston had to record an speech made in December 1983 by a comrade from the party named captain Ogilvy, one of Big Brother’s officials who was war hero and died in battle. Although The captain Ogilvy doesn’t exist. After work he goes to have lunch with a man named Syme who is very intelligent and passionate about his job. He revise the dictionary of the Newspeak, which is an language that the party wants to imply on the citizens and be their official language. Parson who is a Party Official comes into the restaurant and encourage for Winston to contribute for the Hate week. Then he apologize for what his kids did to him. Suddenly there’s an announcement of the Ministry of Plenty saying there will be an increase of production. Later he realize he had been watched by a dark-hair woman and fears it might be an Party agent.
In the evening Winston writes in his journal about his last sexual encounter with a prostitute.The women who he has sexual encounter was very old but he wanted to have sex with her anyways. Yuck!! Winston remembers that his former wife Katherine hated sex and as soon they realize they couldn’t have kids they separated. Winston writes about the hope of revolution even thought the party can’t be destroyed even the brotherhood can’t because of the lack of money and other needs defeating the thought police. Also over 85% of the population of Oceania could easily make enough power to over come the thought police. However the ignorant, animalistic lives and the loss of energy and interest of the revolt don’t let them see the party is oppressing them. Winston see though the children history books in which he find out how the party were the ones who made the buildings, in which is not true. London was a destroyed with the building collapsing.
Winston starts remembering the time were he caught the party lying in the 1960s. He saw some leaders sitting in the Chestnut Tree Café were he photograph the two men letting they were once part of the league with the party and supposedly where at the party function force to confess to their false crimes. Unfortunately Winston threw and distort the photograph because he had the fear of been caught. Winston ends up writing a letter in his diary for O’Brien the only person who he believes is on his side. He finish writing his diary by saying ” Freedom is to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follow”. Then he walks to the prole districts, and envies people’s normal lives. He enters to a pub were he sees an old man who thinks he might have a possible link to the past in which at the end the old man couldn’t tell him nothing since the old man’s memory has ended up been uncertain. He then goes to the store were he bought the dairy and buys a clear glass paperweight with a pink coral center form Mr. Charrington. As he talk with Mr. Charrington, he shows Winston a room with no telescreen were Winston sees a poster saying “Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St.clement’s / you own me three farthings,clay the bells of St. Martin’s. On his way home he sees a dark-hair girl following him. He suddenly imagine him smashing her face with a cobblestone he had with him. He had a lot of fear and decides that the best thing to do is a suicide before they caught him. He takes a coin out of his pocket and looks at Big Borther’s face and can’t help but say the party slogan: “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength”.

End of Part 1

By: Fabyana Cardona

1984 is a presentation of Orwell’s definition of dystopia and was meant as a warning to those of the modern era. What specifically is Orwell warning us against, and how does he archive this?

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First we should know what dystopia is, it is, the total contrary of utopia, a place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect, so a dystopia would be a place where people are unhappy and usually afraid, because they are not treated fairly. George Orwell, warns us, the people from the modern era, to be aware with the injustice that a truant or dictator wants to impose on us. Sometime, we may be fooled by the media, and the government may have an eye on you all the time, and may threaten you to death if you complain of the form of government, and you still do nothing about it

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He achieves this, by making the reader disagree with the form of government s dictator imposes into a society, making the reader see how unfair that is by making the main character live the consequences of an unfair life that the reader wouldn’t want to live. It’s kind of propaganda in literature, the reader will have to take one side on the story, and Orwell tries to make that side be the one that does not imposes an unfair way of living to a society.

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