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Postby illusion » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:59 pm

Dixie wrote:
Cypress wrote:When I read another book by George Orwell called Animal Farm, I was astonished by how much it resembled life in the former Soviet Union :shock:


Animal Farm is a satire about the Soviet Union during that time...



yeah, I've read that in High School. It was funny but really wise :)
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Postby serenella » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:53 pm

Dixie wrote:It explains a future society where everything is controlled: not only the society but also the individual itself. Every movement, every thought, is controlled by the government or what in the novel is called "The Big Brother".


Don't you think the society Orwell describes is not so 'future' as it may seem?
In my opinion, life nowadays is a paradox: we are experiencing freedom, but just the means which make us feel free (computers, the Internet, mobile phones, credit cards, etc.) make us 'controlled' individuals
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Postby Dixie » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:33 pm

serenella wrote:Don't you think the society Orwell describes is not so 'future' as it may seem?
In my opinion, life nowadays is a paradox: we are experiencing freedom, but just the means which make us feel free (computers, the Internet, mobile phones, credit cards, etc.) make us 'controlled' individuals


Exactly! We are not as free as we think. Everything's controlled.
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Postby Nu » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:47 pm

2 Dixie and Serenella

i think we are able to free ourselves from this control, aren't we ? )
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Postby serenella » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:58 pm

Yes Nu, I think we can, but first we have to be aware of our condition.
Perhaps culture can help us, what do you think?
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Postby Nu » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:30 am

serenella wrote:Yes Nu, I think we can, but first we have to be aware of our condition.
Perhaps culture can help us, what do you think?


So u mean culture can open our eyes on dependance on technology ? or give some freedom to us ?
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Postby serenella » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:35 am

Exactly, Nu!
Do you agree?
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Postby Nu » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:21 pm

More or less +)
Yeah, it help us realize some things, give knowledge in different spheres of life but at the same time culture seems to make us behave in addition to its rules +)
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Re: 1984

Postby tron » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:39 pm

Yes, I read it, and I hope what it describes doesn't come real! Though maybe is real in some countries, in some places governed by pettish dictators.
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Re: 1984

Postby englishlearner » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:09 am

I am currently reading this book and it is really very interesting.
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