This is our eleventh episode in our longer series on Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. We get to know Winston and Julia a bit better, and we see their differing outlooks on survival in dystopia. Sex in dystopia: sex is personal, but the consequences are hardly private. Winston believes they are dead though they live — against Big Brother, Julia believes now is a good time to have a good time — in spite of Big Brother. Then the old question: What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? (I’ve heard that once before, but not from you . . . )
In this episode, we look at dystopian elements in the news. We look at ways the internet is being used, genetic engineering and reproductive health and some implications for society, and then a bit about education and mass media. Dystopian literature is fiction about reality . . . from a safe distance. But what, pray tell, is it pointing out? Find out as we wade into the discussion in this week’s episode!
Our second episode on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. This week covers relationship advice from Nineteen Eighty-Four, natural society and family instincts subverted by the Party, and humanity as raw material brutally manipulated by the Party. And Book Darts. Book Darts are wonderful.