Friday, May 11, 2007
1984 First Thoughts
This is Shane and I am reading 1984 by George Orwell. So far the book is pretty good. It's about a futuristic society where everyone is constantly being watched. There are no laws but almost anything can be against the law, even if you just think it. The main character, Winston, is an average citizen of London in 1984. He isn't too thrilled about how the government is constantly watching everything he does and he occasionally will try and do things that are illegal (even thought there are no laws). He is reminded every second of his life that "Big Brother is watching him" by the propaganda like posters posted everywhere. So far this seems like a good book and I'm looking forward to see what is going to happen.