1984 Signet Classics

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973896630
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1984 (Signet Classics)By George Orwell

1984

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

1984 and Philosophy

Author: Ezio Di Nucci
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812699858
Format: PDF
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Although the year 1984 is hurtling back into the distant past, Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four continues to have a huge readership and to help shape the world of 2084. Sales of Orwell’s terrifying tale have recently spiked because of current worries about alternate facts, post-truth, and fake news. 1984 and Philosophy brings together brand new, up-to-the-minute thinking by philosophers about Nineteen Eighty-Four as it relates to today’s culture, politics, and everyday life. Some of the thinking amounts to thoughtcrime, but we managed to sneak it past the agents of the Ministry of Truth, so this is a book to be read quickly before the words on the page mysteriously transform into something different. Who’s controlling our lives and are they getting even more levers to control us? Is truth objective or just made up? What did Orwell get right—and did he get some things wrong? Are social media opportunities for liberation or instruments of oppression? How can we fight back against totalitarian control? Can Big Brother compel us to love him? How does the language we use affect the way we think? Do we really need the unifying power of hate? Why did Orwell make Nineteen Eighty-Four so desperately hopeless? Can science be protected from poisonous ideology? Can we really believe two contradictory things at once? Who surveils the surveilors?

Historische Vorbilder des Totalitarismus in George Orwell s 1984

Author: Laura Helm
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364084369X
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf (Anglistisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Utopian Novels, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wer immer den Wert der Literatur spurt, wer immer die zentrale Rolle sieht, die sie in der Entwicklung der Menschheitsgeschichte spielt, muss auch erkennen, dass es eine Frage von Leben und Tod ist, sich dem Totalitarismus zu widersetzen (...)." George Orwell In einer Radioansprache der BBC im Jahre 1941 spricht George Orwell diese eindringliche Warnung vor der totalitaren Regierungsform aus. Zu einer Zeit, in der sowohl in der UdSSR als auch Deutschland totalitare Diktaturen herrschen, um sich greifen und damit uber ihre Grenzen hinaus Schrecken verbreiten. Als Zeitzeuge im nahegelegenen, vom Totalitarismus bedrohten Britannien erlebt der sich politisch zum demokratischen Sozialismus bekennende Orwell mit, wie die Volker unter Stalin und Hitler nach und nach Rechte und Freiheiten verlieren, belogen, entmundigt, unterdruckt, gefoltert und sogar getotet werden. Auch, wenn er sich in seiner Radiorede auf die drohende Frage des Uberlebens oder Sterbens der Literatur bezieht, so klingt trotzdem die Sorge aus diesen Worten, dass der Fall der freien Literatur nur ein Anfang sein kann. Ein Anfang, der ohne Widerstand einen vernichtenden Verlauf nehmen und in einem menschenverachtenden, totalitaren Staatssystem gipfeln kann, wie es Orwell in seiner Dystopie 1984 entworfen hat. Er vollendet den Roman 1948 und lasst darin seinen Hauptprotagonisten Winston Smith 36 Jahre spater, 1984, in einer unheilvollen Zukunft das perfektionierte, pervertierte totalitare Regime des Big Brother hinterfragen. Dass als real-historische Vorbilder dieses Staates Oceania" unter anderem die Diktaturen Stalins bzw. Hitlers dienten, ist naheliegend und wird auch von der Forschung klar dargelegt. So schreibt zum Beispiel John Atkins in seiner literarischen Studie George Owell" The rulers of 1984"

Summary of 1984

Author: Whizbooks
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781388354268
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Summary of 1984: Signet Classics by George Orwell: Trivia Books Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this copy for your enjoyment.

The New Biology

Author: George P. Smith II
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 148990803X
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Improvement of man's genetic endowment by direct ac tions aimed at striving for the positive propagation of those with a superior genetic profile (an element of which is commonly recognized as a high intelligence quotient) or-conversely-delimitation of those with negative genetic inheritance has always remained a pri mary concern of the geneticist and the social engineer. Genetic integrity, eugenic advancement, and a strong genetic pool designed to eliminate illness and suffering have been the benchmarks of the "Genetic Movement" and the challenge of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. If the quality of life can in some way be either im proved or advanced by use of the law, then this policy must be developed and pursued. No longer does the Dostoyevskian quest to give life meaning through suf fering become an inescapable given. By and through the development and application of new scientific advances in the field of genetics (and especially genetic engi neering), the real potential exists to prevent, to a very vii Preface viii real extent, most human suffering before it ever mani fests itself in or through life. Freedom to undertake re search in the exciting and fertile frontiers of the "New Biology" and to master the Genetic Code must be nur tured and maintained. The search for the truth inevi tably prevents intellectual, social, and economic stag nation, as well as-ideally-frees all from anxiety and fright. Yet, there is a very real potential for this quest to confuse and confound.

Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms

Author: Michael Macaluso
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004389318
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Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms offers pedagogical applications and conceptualizations of canonical texts for 21st century students and classrooms through a variety of critical literacy perspectives.

Wendewelten

Author: Frederick Alfred Lubich
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826020896
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George Orwell s Theory of Language

Author: Andrei Reznikov
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469715988
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There is not a single book that gives a systematic description of George Orwells views on language. Andrei Reznikovs work is the first attempt to fill this gap. Reznikov puts together the pieces of Orwells language puzzle, scattered throughout his essays, diaries, letters, radio talks and fiction, and proposes the Newspeak model as Orwells way to formulate his theory. The theory is then tested with illustrative examples from three languagesmodern English, Nazi German, and Soviet Russian. Finally, the author describes bias-free language as an implementation of Orwells ideas.

Minecraft Die Insel

Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Egmont
ISBN: 3505140791
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Du wirst nie glauben, was ich erlebt habe. Aber wenn du das liest, steckst du längst mittendrin. Vielleicht stolperst du schon seit einer Weile über diese verrückte Insel. Vielleicht bist du auch gerade erst hier gestrandet. Du bist verwirrt, fühlst dich total verloren und hast eine Scheißangst – das Gefühl kenne ich nur zu gut. Wenn du nicht aufpasst, wird dich die Insel verschlingen und in Einzelteilen wieder ausspucken. Für dich habe ich dieses Buch hier zurückgelassen. Lies es. Du wirst jede Hilfe brauchen, die du kriegen kannst ... Der erste offizielle Minecraft-Roman: Hochspannung von Bestsellerautor Max Brooks