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George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 402

In which John Green continues discussing George Orwell’s 1984. Today we’re talking about what the novel 1984 has to say about what some have called today’s surveillance society. We’ll also look at the idea that language can be used as a means to control people’s thoughts. Can something like Newspeak prevent a person from havingContinue reading “George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 402”

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

In which John Green returns for a dystopian new season of Crash Course Literature! We’re starting with George Orwell’s classic look at the totalitarian state that could be in post-war England. Winston Smith is under the eye of Big Brother, and making us think about surveillance, the role of government, and how language can playContinue reading “1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401”

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