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Making Alive

12 Nov

This quote from 1984 opened my eyes.  Worried me.  Gave me pause.

It struck him [Winston] as curious that you could create dead men but not living ones.

But ultimately left me pretty speechless for an analysis.  You?

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in 1984

 

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One response to “Making Alive

  1. Lit~Lass

    November 12, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I’m not sure where that is in the book, so may be reading it out of context. But The Party and Winston’s own selfishness make him emotionally and morally dead. His attempt to recreate himself with Julia does not succeed. There’s still something dead either in him or the whole world of doublethink that means those traits we (and he) regard as human cannot be victorious in the world of the novel.

     

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