1984 by George Orwell

By George Orwell

Descripción aterradora de los angeles vida bajo los angeles vigilancia constante del "Gran Hermano". 1984 sitúa su acción en un Estado totalitario. Como explica O’Brien, el astuto y misterioso miembro de l. a. dirección del partido dominante, el poder es el valor absoluto y único: para conquistarlo no hay nada en el mundo que no deba ser sacrificado y, una vez alcanzado, nada queda de importante en l. a. vida a no ser l. a. voluntad de conservarlo a cualquier precio. los angeles vigilancia despiadada de este Superestado ha llegado a apoderarse de l. a. vida y l. a. conciencia de sus súbditos, interviniendo incluso y sobre todo en las esferas más íntimas de los sentimientos humanos. Todo está controlado por los angeles sombría y omnipresente figura del Gran Hermano, el jefe que todo lo ve, todo lo escucha y todo lo dispone. Winston Smith, el protagonista, aparece inicialmente como símbolo de los angeles rebelión contra este poder monstruoso, pero conforme el relato avanza está cada vez más cazado por este engranaje, omnipotente y merciless. Por su magnífico análisis del poder y de las relaciones y dependencias que crea en los individuos, 1984 es una de las novelas más inquietantes y atractivas de este siglo.

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The old man was not only his father, he was also a father to the whole village. ’ The women want him. He clung to the old man and said: ‘I will stay here all night. ’ The noise was stoked by the drum. In his soft voice, the drummer bellowed, ‘The night’. The gleam of gold flashed from his mouth. The men moved towards the fire and lit up their hands. They formed a circle. They sang. A young man moved towards the middle. He spun to the right, he spun to the left. He stamped hard onto the ground and it threw him up high.

The feet did not move in a rhythmical way and the salon’s walls did not send back echoes. Whenever my steps fell on the salon floor, I tried to be the one who was always reading, the one whose features were moulding to the shape of words harvested over years. It did not matter that some would know some of these words and some would know me and make me known to some of the others. I felt that being known by some was a way to be known by all. I was one of those not ready to know anyone, those who seemed like the floor of the salon, whose relations changed with every change in people’s footsteps.

We have dates, and some of us have wheat. The finest traveller is the Abdulaziz Mashri 33 one who brings his provisions along in unknown regions. ’ ‘Good deeds,’ said Atiyya bin al-Sarawi, ‘are in that which God chooses. If we were to leave it aside, there would be no blame upon us. ’ 2 They knocked on the door of the most outlying house in the village. They knocked calmly and with confidence, like one who had been guaranteed of the excellence of their night’s resting place. ’ said a woman’s voice from behind the wooden door.

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