Food for Thought Police Podcast

E67: 1984 Part 2, Chapter 1 Dystopian Love

This is our ninth episode in our longer series on Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The brown haired girl slips Winston a note in this, one of the most exciting chapters so far. What does the note say? It says, “I LOVE YOU.” That certainly was not what he was expecting, but he can go with that. Love gives you energy from seemingly nowhere, but utopian visions for the future cannot summon the same for themselves. Dystopian futures come from trying to squeeze that out of people who would otherwise prefer to get on with their own lives.