“The Party advised you to ignore what your eyes and hearing are telling you. It was their last and most important order.
Winston Smith follows Party directives and changes the course of history to appease the Ministry of Truth. Winston develops a hatred for the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes anyone who dares to commit thoughtcrimes with each falsehood he writes. Winston, however, is forced to face the fact that Big Brother is constantly monitoring as he begins to think for himself.
1984 is a fascinating and unsettling book that paints a vivid picture of an alternate universe from beginning to end. Nobody can dispute the book’s ability to capture the imagination of a whole generation or the strength of its warnings, which appear to get stronger rather than weaker with time.”