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21-01-2013, 08:35 PM (This post was last modified: 21-01-2013 09:28 PM by PoolBoyG.)
RE: 1984
(21-12-2012 05:24 AM)Vera Wrote:  
(20-12-2012 11:37 PM)poolboyg88 Wrote:  Is it ever hinted at who are the power brokers of Oceania? Is it an amalgam of the main capital owners of society (say, like the "1%" in the US)? Or is it a cabal of ideological zealots? Or is it that there are no elite members of society, and everything is just running on "automatic"?
Well, seeing as this was written by a European and at a time when the USSR was still going strong (in a certain sense of the word), it's not really about capital owners, as it is about the ruling party (and the cult of the personality). I don't think it matters who exactly (maybe you shouldn't click it if you haven't finished the book) is doing the oppression, as it is about an oppressive society, about the oppressed and not the oppressors. And, above all, about power. The origin of this power isn't that important, its effects are.

Well, that's kinda simplifying it a bit, but...
Everyone can imagine living in an oppressive society - oppressed by a malevolent dictatorial power. That's played out in books, films, and games all the time. What's hard to imagine is WHY did it come to that? Who are the people responsible? And how can it be stopped?

In the book (which I finally got to) is that these revolutionaries took power for power sake. Their motives are thoroughly thought out and understood and accepted by their group. They didn't want power for a means to an end, power was their end. Their goal was to exercise power until the end of time. An entire class of sadists.

And of course, live in luxury gated communities as they do it. Dodgy

Fun read, but not entirely fulfilling. Well, I guess off to compare it with Brave New World.
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1984 - PoolBoyG - 19-12-2012, 04:35 AM
RE: 1984 - Vera - 19-12-2012, 04:45 AM
RE: 1984 - PoolBoyG - 19-12-2012, 11:44 PM
RE: 1984 - bbeljefe - 02-04-2013, 10:26 AM
RE: 1984 - Leela - 19-12-2012, 04:25 PM
RE: 1984 - Misanthropik - 19-12-2012, 06:36 PM
RE: 1984 - LadyJane - 19-12-2012, 11:57 PM
RE: 1984 - Xinoftruden - 20-12-2012, 12:34 AM
RE: 1984 - PoolBoyG - 20-12-2012, 11:37 PM
RE: 1984 - Vera - 21-12-2012, 05:24 AM
RE: 1984 - PoolBoyG - 21-01-2013 08:35 PM
RE: 1984 - Julius - 01-04-2013, 11:24 PM
RE: 1984 - Chas - 02-04-2013, 06:12 AM
RE: 1984 - Julius - 03-04-2013, 07:09 AM
RE: 1984 - Chas - 03-04-2013, 07:40 AM
RE: 1984 - Humakt - 22-12-2012, 12:37 PM
RE: 1984 - HU.Junyuan - 02-04-2013, 07:14 AM
RE: 1984 - earmuffs - 03-04-2013, 08:59 PM
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