Question asked by: Martin Davis.
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An average novel, say the length of 1984 takes me maybe 12-15 hours; when I read, the words flow in my head at about normal speaking-out-loud pace. I don't understand how people can read much faster than that, but I know they do. I had a friend in high school who could read three Discworld novels in one night.
1984 is not a particularly good novel, but it is a very good essay. On the novel front, the characters are bland and you only care about them because of the awful things they live through. As a novel all the political exposition is heavyhanded, and the message completely overrides any sense of storytelling.
1984 is in fact a lame, boring, and novel that attempts to be philosophical. I say “attempts” because any useful words of philosophy are lost or choked by the presence of Winston, the lame, spine-less main character who seems intent on boring the reader to death. Sadly, it seems Winston failed on that count too.
Orwell's totalitarian vision of a futuristic world — penned in 1948 — has all-too-real and eerie similarities to the real world of 2020. 1984 has always held up well as a book that's worth a reread every decade or so, but it almost serves as a prophecy from half a century ago rather than a novel.
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One of the main reasons for 1984's resurgence is nostalgia.
They then bring their memories and nostalgia for that relative innocent era to their movies and TV series set in 1984. However, while 1984 seems like a "simpler time" compared to 2019, 1984 was very much a tumultuous year.29 sep
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George Orwell's novel of a dystopian future, 1984, is published on June 8, 1949. The novel's all-seeing leader, known as “Big Brother,” becomes a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy. George Orwell was the nom de plume of Eric Blair, who was born in India.
When covered as part of a school curriculum, I mostly see 1984 assigned to juniors or seniors (17-18 years of age). That said, the longer answer to this question is yes, older children can handle 1984, particularly if you're reading it along with them.
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