Monday, 29 April 2013

THE FREEDOM OF KNOWLEDGE - GEORGE ORWELL, 1984: IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH




Watch the video,  listen to Sebastian Faulks's presentation /analysis of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and answer the questions in the worksheet HERE



Themes, Motifs, Symbols

Language as Mind Control (  Il Newspeak e la morte del pensiero)
Ignorance is strength is one of the Party's policies. It  is described by Orwell at his best in Emmanuel Goldstein's The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism,  which is the forbidden book Winston and Julia read in their secret meetings. Click here to read it.
Links and connection:
Philosophy - “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
Music - Muse Resistance, Uprising Radiohead 2+2=5
(part of the materials are from http://www.sparknotes.com/)

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