1984:The Quintessential Negative Utopia
(Or How to become really depressed about the future of the human condition in 267 pages or less.)
1984 is George Orwell's arguably his most famous novel, and it remains one of the most powerful warnings ever made against the dangers of a totalitarian society. George Orwell was primarily a political novelist as a result of his life experiences. In Spain, Germany, and Russia, Orwell had seen for himself the peril of absolute
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a paper in Newspeak, or have a class conversation in Newspeak.
3. How would they feel if their entire life was predestined? What if the only was to survive was to conform.
4. What is freedom? What is this type of society born from? If a class of seniors is they involved with government or do they allow it to happen?
5. Might teach Civil disobedience along with this. At least a supplemental reading for a one-day discussion.