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George Orwell's 1984

- The Book 1984 was written by George Orwell shortly after W.W.II. I think this book really shows us what would happen if the government gets too powerful. It was written long ago and set in the future, but I feel like the message is still very relevant today. This story takes place in an imaginary country called Oceania; it is one of the three large super states in the world of 1984. Oceania is a society similar to Hitler's Germany; with absolute power in the government and absolutely no individualism....   [tags: George Orwell 1984]

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George Orwell's 1984

- George Orwell's 1984 There is, in every person, a secret part of one's self that is kept completely secret. Most often than not, it is a place of solitude, where no one else is admitted entry. Logic does not rule here; pure instinct, the drive for survival, is what reigns supreme in this realm. However, there are those chosen few who are allowed in, and it is they who are most dangerous; they alone know how to best maul, injure, and in the end, betray. Orwell created such a relationship in 1984 between Winston and Julia....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Essays]

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Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell George Orwell's essay 'Shooting an Elephant' gives remarkable insight into the human psyche. The essay presents a powerful theme of inner conflict. Orwell feels strong inner conflict between what he believes as a human being, and what he believes and should do as an imperial police officer. The author is amazingly effective in illustrating this conflict by providing specific examples of contradictory feelings, by providing an anecdote that exemplified his feelings about his situation, and by using vivid imagery to describe his circumstances....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Essays]

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Betrayal Is A Key Theme That Runs Throughout The Book 1984 Written By George Orwell

- Betrayal is a key theme that runs throughout the book 1984 written by George Orwell. Winston Smith, the protagonist, is faced with betrayal by many characters including himself by the end of the book. The setting of the book, Oceania, is a country governed by Big Brother and the Party. Big Brother encourages betrayal as it allows those who are closest to the rebels to disclose their disloyalty before it becomes a bigger threat to the Party. The people of Oceania have been brainwashed and have put loyalty to the Party over loyalty to friends and family....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Betrayal]

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George Orwell's Coming Up for Air

- George Orwell's Coming Up for Air George Orwell’s novel, Coming Up for Air, portrays England at two different times. The story is based around George Bowling in 1939 and his life in the suburbs of London on Ellesmere Road, where all the houses are the same. He is very cynical of the world around him and dreams of his times as a child in Lower Binfield when things were not perfect, but not yet ruined by the Great War. The vision of 1900 England versus England in 1939 creates a sharp contrast in life for George Bowling....   [tags: George Orwell Coming Air Essays]

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First Person Essay on George Orwell

- "An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." -George Orwell My name is Eric Arthur Blair, but many of you may know me as the author George Orwell. Looking back on my lifetime I have had many accomplishments and I've made a big difference in many lives by using fictional and non fictional books to speak to the readers. In my lifetime I have been many things; a writer, a political critic, an enforcer, a prisoner, a teacher, a soldier, and most importantly a free-thinking individual....   [tags: George Orwell Author First Person]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

- Nineteen Eighty-Four was written by a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period, and is one of the greatest stories of an anti-utopian society ever. Nineteen Eighty-Four was not written solely as an entertaining piece of literature or as a dream of what the future could be like, it was written as a warning of what could happen as a result of communism and totalitarianism. This was not necessarily a widely popular vision of the future at the time of publication, but it was certainly considered a possibility by many people....   [tags: George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Media Manipulation Exposed in George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant

- Media Manipulation Exposed in George Orwell's “Shooting an Elephant” The phrase “the power of the press” is used often, but what exactly is the power of the press. Since the beginning of news reporting, it’s been known that what actually gets into the news reports is monitored and carefully picked by higher authorities. What isn’t widely known, however, is that the media can use specific wording and phrases that, on the surface, look like normal news coverage, but are actually a technique of the media to control the images people see and the words they hear and read....   [tags: George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant]

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Symbolism of Pigs in Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Symbolism of Pigs in Animal Farm by George Orwell In Orwell's Animal Farm, the animals revolt against the cruel human leaders and set up a better method of farm management where all animals are equal. As time passes, the new leaders become greedy and corrupt, and the other animals realize conditions are just as miserable as before. There is a major connection between Animal Farm and Russian communism....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm]

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Analysis of George Orwell’s Essay, A Hanging

- “I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.” After reading and understanding George Orwell’s feelings through his experiences in his essay “A Hanging.” We come to realize that George Orwell, a visitor from the European establishment, gets the opportunity to participate in the execution of a Hindu man. The author is degraded by what he has witnessed and experienced, and decides to share his feelings with the rest of the establishment through his writings.      We understand that the author’s purpose is to show how degraded he feels by the events that took place that morning in Burma....   [tags: A Hanging by George Orwell]

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George Orwell's Writing

- George Orwell's Writing George Orwell is best known for his fiction writing, particularly Animal Farm and 1984. In 'Shooting an Elephant' he demonstrates his talent in non-fiction writing. Not everyone was familiar with the way in which the British Imperial rule worked and Orwell uses his rhetorical language to bring the readers of his essay into the immediate world that was that of an imperial officer. Orwell?s essay is written in the first person perspective. This was done deliberately by Orwell to make the reader feel closer to the action taking place....   [tags: George Orwell Literature Writers Essays]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- The book 1984 by George Orwell is merely a warning of what could happen to a society in the future after many years of decline. In the nineteen fifties it was thought of as a prophecy. Many people actually thought that George Orwell was a madman for predicting all of these events in this book to happen in the year 1984.       The story takes place in Oceania that is as a big country where there are smaller parts to it, like London where the main character Winston Smith lives. London is the former capital of the former country England....   [tags: 1984 by George Orwell]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm

- How would you handle being underfed, overworked, naive, unequal and absolutely controlled. Would you feel like all your work was being done for the good of someone else. What if you became trapped by an absolute and supreme leader. The animals of Manor Farm know all these feelings. They want a community for the animals, by the animals, where all are equal and work is done for the good of the animals. Old Major, a wise old pig, holds this view of the perfect society for animals, free from human oppression....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm]

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Messages of George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Messages of George Orwell's Animal Farm Though Animal Farm can be considered nothing more than a charming animal fable depicting a doomed rebellion, its origin is actually of a more serious and political nature. It is not only the tale of Napoleon and Animal Farm, but a satire and commentary on that of the Russian Revolution, Stalin and Communism. For a person to gain a true understanding of Orwell's meaning in Animal Farm, it is best that he or she has an understanding of the political parties and history surrounding Communism, Stalin, and the upheaval and fear that followed Stalin's rise to power....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Communism essays]

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Critical Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- Critical Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant" is perhaps one of the most anthologized essays in the English language. It is a splendid essay and a terrific model for a theme of narration. The point of the story happens very much in our normal life, in fact everyday. People do crazy and sometimes illegal moves to get a certain group or person to finally give them respect. George Orwell describes an internal conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country to the white man's reputation....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Essays]

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The Quintessential Negative Utopia in George Orwell's 1984

- The Quintessential Negative Utopia in George Orwell's 1984 1984 is George Orwell's arguably his most famous novel, and it remains one of the most powerful warnings ever made against the dangers of a totalitarian society. George Orwell was primarily a political novelist as a result of his life experiences. In Spain, Germany, and Russia, Orwell had seen for himself the peril of absolute political authority in an age of advanced technology; he illustrated that peril harshly in 1984. Orwell's book could be considered the most acknowledged in the genre of the negative utopian novel....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Literature Essays]

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Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell Have you ever felt that rush of excitement when you can do whatever you want without thinking of the consequences. If so, wasn’t it one of the greatest feelings you’ve ever felt. The feelings that describe us that we are leaders, that we have followers and our every move are important to the people around us. Power is the one possession that everyone desires. It lets you feel that one can do anything he or she wants without the consequences of his or her actions....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays]

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Pig's Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Pigs' Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell At the start of the novel Orwell describes the pigs to be the "cleverest of the animals." This is clearly an advantage and so leads to the pigs taking over the farm. There is a sense of leadership very soon after Old Major's death as the three pigs, Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer arrange meetings with the other animals and already begin to give orders. "You do not need sugar," says Snowball. It is evident here that Snowball believes that he has power over the other animals already....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays]

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Biography: George Orwell

- George Orwell was the pen name of British author Eric Arthur Blair, born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, India where his father, Richard Walmesley worked as a civil servant for the British Empire. Orwell's mother, Ida Mabel Blair, moved him and his sister Marjorie to England a year later as that they could be brought up in a more traditional Christian environment. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College from 1917 to 1921. He began to write and publish some work in college periodicals....   [tags: George Orwell Author Biography Eric Blair]

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George Orwell's 1984

- George Orwell's 1984      War is Peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. These are the beliefs that the citizens of Oceania, in the novel titled 1984, written by George Orwell, live by. In this novel, Oceania, one of the three remaining world super powers, is a totalitarian, a society headed by 'Big Brother' and his regime, known as the ministries of Truth, Love, and Peace. A totalitarian government is defined as a government characterized by a political authority which exercises absolute and centralized control, and in which the state regulates every realm of life....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four Essays]

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George Orwell's 1984

- At work one morning, Winston walks toward the men's room and notices the dark-haired girl with her arm in a sling. She falls, and when Winston helps her up, she passes him a note that reads "I love you." Winston tries desperately to figure out the note's meaning. He has long suspected that the dark-haired girl is a political spy monitoring his behavior, but now she claims to love him. Before Winston can fully comprehend this development, Parsons interrupts him with talk about his preparations for Hate Week....   [tags: 1984 George Orwell]

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The Use of Metaphors in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- The Use of Metaphors in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell In the essay ?Shooting an Elephant. by George Orwell, the author uses metaphors to represent his feelings on imperialism, the internal conflict between his personal morals, and his duty to his country. Orwell demonstrates his perspectives and feelings about imperialism.and its effects on his duty to the white man?s reputation. He seemingly blends his opinions and subjects into one, making the style of this essay generally very simple but also keeps it strong enough to merit numerous interpretations....   [tags: Shooting Elephant George Orwell Essays Papers]

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Book Report on George Orwell's Burmese Days

- Book Report on George Orwell's Burmese Days The book “Burmese Days” was written by George Orwell and published first in 1934. Orwell took the inspiration for this first novel of his from the experiences he gained during his service as an imperial police officer in Burma in the late 1920s. There he was confronted with extreme forms of imperialism, causing racism and also chauvinism. These are also the main topics of the novel and although they are wrapped up in the story of a single man’s fate, John Flory’s, these topics caused some problems with the publishing of the book....   [tags: George Orwell Burmese Days Literature Essays]

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Chapter Summaries of George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Chapter Summaries of George Orwell's Animal Farm In the opening chapter of the book, Mr. Jones of Manor Farm is shown as a careless, irresponsible farm owner who cares more for a glass of beer than for his animals and the farm. He is often drunk, and his ensuing negligence causes the farm animals to protest and rebel against him. One night, Old Major, the prize Middle White Boar, wishes to share a strange dream with all the animals. Since the two-year old boar is greatly respected by all, the animals are willing to forego an hour's sleep to listen to Old Major's tale....   [tags: Literature Animal Farm George Orwell Essays]

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How Napoleon Achieved and Maintained Power in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- How Napoleon Achieved and Maintained Power in George Orwell's Animal Farm Napoleon was a pig in more than one sense. Words that you associate with pigs are not often pleasant. ‘Pig’ referring to one who is greedy and has more than their fair share; ‘pig headed’ refers to one who is extremely stubborn and thinks they are always right; ‘the pigs’ refer to police, or other figures of authority. Napoleon became dictator of Animal Farm merely due to the fact that he was a pig, and had the simplest of leadership skills....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm Essays]

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Orwell's Take On Society in “Marrakech”

- “Marrakech” written by George Orwell has many impacts towards how poverty and discrimination reflected the society during World War II. World War II was an event that involved the conflict of several disputes between nations and a massive racism from the Europeans towards the Jews that Adolf Hitler made. They believed that Jews were inferior in the human race and were just like a plague. “Marrakech” is a narrative that takes place in Morocco where Orwell describes the deficiency and misery the Jews and the Black people suffer during a period of an eminent discrimination....   [tags: George Orwell]

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Comparing Orwell's 1984 to Today's Government

- 1984 has come and gone. The cold war is over. The collapse of oppressive totalitarian regimes leads to the conclusion that these governments by their nature generate resistance and are doomed to failure. The fictional world of George Orwell's novel, 1984, is best described as hopeless; a nightmarish dystopia where the omnipresent State enforces perfect conformity among members of a totalitarian Party through indoctrination, propaganda, fear, and ruthless punishment. In the aftermath of the fall of capitalism and nuclear war, the world has been divided among three practically identical totalitarian nation-states....   [tags: George Orwell]

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Commentary on the Satiric Nature of George Orwell’s 1984

- It goes without saying that every work in literature is unique. The way that certain novels, novellas, or poems go about accentuating certain themes or points, whether of grand nature or of little consequence to society, is certainly achieved through a concoction of literary styles. The most enduring and effective works of literature exhibit an artful combination of literary device and aforementioned technique. Without a doubt, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four exhibits such a blend of style through characteristics of a dystopian novel and satire....   [tags: Analysis, Orwell]

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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell Few supervisors experience lack of respect and denunciation from workers because of their positions in a company. Supervisors take actions to preserve the image of authority before subordinates and from being ridiculed by their workers, even if the supervisors object these types of actions. The essay "Shooting an Elephant" relates to this situation. The author of this essay is George Orwell. The author talks about his work and personal experience that emphasizes the impact of imperialism at the sociological and psychological stage....   [tags: Orwell Elephant Shooting Analysis]

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Analysis Of ' A Hanging ' By George Orwell

- Analysis of “A Hanging” “ A Hanging” is a an story written by the British novelist, essayist and critic ,George Orwell in 1931. He, through the story delivers strong aversion towards capital punishment.The story sets in colonial Burma where he was serving as an Assistant Superintendent of the British Empire from 1922 to 1927, where he was deeply affected by the execution of a Hindu man which introduces his aversion towards capital punishment.Orwell portrays the merciless nature of human through character description and visualisation.When Orwell sees the little gesture of the prisoner who was about to be executed stepping aside from the puddle, he...   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Prison]

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The Life and Works of George Orwell

- The English author, George Orwell by pen name, was considered one of the best writers of his time. He was an intelligent man who based his writings off of experiences and opinions of the 20th century. His experiences ranged from growing up as an underprivileged child to policing the government in India. Orwell took realistic situations and turned them into literature wonders. Eric Arthur Blair, also known as George Orwell was born June 25th, 1903. Orwell was born in India and later moved to England as a child....   [tags: writer, totalitarianism, censorship]

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A Short Biography of George Orwell

- Timeless author, George Orwell, once said “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” (George 6). Fairly put, an excellent description of the Modernist time period as well as the beliefs of Orwell were provided by himself. Concepts found in the writings of George Orwell were influenced by the Modernist period, lasting from 1914 to 1939, which placed a large emphasis on the horrific, chaotic, and ultimately futile events of life along with a desire to experiment with new forms of literature (Matterson1)....   [tags: notorious, influential British authors]

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Analysis of 1984 by George Orwell

- George Orwell`s novel “1984” is by far the most brilliant, and interesting book I have read in recent years. The novel is simply a prophecy by Orwell on what the future will be like. The novel is reflected upon the perception of Orwell`s on how a world state would operate. “ 1984” is written right after the Second World War, so it’s reasonable to argue that the war affected Orwell`s view upon the future. As I mentioned earlier on - the book is interesting, and especially in two particular ways; How George Orwell in my opinion makes a very close prediction of the future, and how the individuality is experimented with within the novel....   [tags: prediction, future, individuality, dystopia]

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A Reflection on 1984, by George Orwell

- As the man’s lips grasped the edge of the cup and slurped the hot drink, the reflection of two eyes in the darkened coffee grew tremendously. The man immediately puckered his lips and placed the cup atop the wooden surface with dissatisfaction. His hairy arm was revealed from underneath his cotton shirt as he reached for the glassware containing packets of sweet crystals. He picked up the packets labeled Stalin, Hitler, and World War II, and dumped them into the caffeinated drink. Within seconds, a thick, redolent cream labeled, ‘Totalitarian Governments’ crashed into the coffee with force....   [tags: totalitarian governments, communism]

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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- ‘Shooting an Elephant’ is a short story written by George Orwell in 1936. The story is about a young British man who serves as a police officer in Burma, which is part of British India in the 1920s. This policeman is torn between his hate for the British occupation and the abuse he gets from the natives on a daily basis. Politically, he is on the Burmese side because he despises the oppressive British rule in Burma. Even though he is against the occupation, he has to act superior over the natives in order to maintain British power over the land....   [tags: short story, British oppression in Burma]

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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell

- Throughout history there has always been the people who attempt to take power and use that power to control others.  History shows, that certain government’s abuse their power and use it in various ways against their own people.  Both Stalin’s Party and the Party members from nineteen eight four by George Orwell, use their power against the people the govern over.  The novel is similar to Stalin’s Russia because of various factors.  The way they organized their department which controls what part of the country....   [tags: power, control, totalitarian society]

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George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

- A Daunting Reality George Orwell was a well-known author of his era with many famous works, some nonfictional and some fictional. His writing style was political in nature, often showing anger and contempt toward totalitarian ways of government. “1984”, although fictional, is a powerful novel written by Orwell that is symbolic of a time in history when a totalitarian regime was in power and how it stripped the people of their rights through surveillance and torture. The story of “1984” is based in Great Britain, where the government was overturned by the inner political party and is referred to as Big Brother....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Totalitarianism]

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An Analysis of George Orwell and 1984

- Through much of his life, Eric Arthur Blair (pen name George Orwell) sought to vilify the mental and emotional oppression he faced early on and breathe life into the specific ramifications entailed within Socialism as a result of the era in which he grew up in. The culminating result of these forces is evident in his last piece of work, 1984, where the very fabric of Socialism had become distorted in favor of a completely dystopian society in which human history is being rewritten every day and simple emotion and thought has all but been eradicated....   [tags: Eric Arthur Blair]

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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell

- Since the beginning of time man has tried to build vast empires to control the globe. Manifest Destiny has been sown into our human nature creating in us the desire to conquer. In the United States, we are accustomed to a safe democratic government where everyone has a voice and freedoms, but what if it all changed. What would it even look like for America to be stripped of all our freedoms, rights, and liberties. We think this is crazy and could never happen, but George Orwell illustrates, throughout his novel 1984, the possible dangers of complete government control....   [tags: totalitarian governments, nazi, propaganda]

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The History of Sexuality: George Orwell

- In his novel 1984, George Orwell presents a dystopian society in which sex and sexuality are fundamentally repressed by the government of Oceania. According to the Repressive Hypothesis, discourse and debate surrounding sexuality in 1984 should be restricted and concealed. This viewpoint is flawed, however, because sex permeates the culture in Oceania. Though the word “sex” is only whispered, evidence of its continued utilization appears everywhere. Sex lingers in the culture through the vocabulary and speech of everyday life, through Winston Smith’s descriptions of his sexual conquests, through Julia and her ostensible sexuality, and through the need for sexual confession within the novel....   [tags: sexual craving, lust]

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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell

- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell portrays a dystopian society that is controlled by a totalitarian dictatorship. Through his book, Orwell describes many aspects of society that existed in the late 40’s when he was writing. He used his book to make statements about the serious problems that people were facing in countries that were living under actual totalitarian rule. Through the writing of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell clearly depicts the negative aspects of the post-war period and what totalitarianism would look like when taken to its absolute extreme....   [tags: dictatorship, totalitarian state, oceania]

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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell

- ... He starts to understand that he is controlled in every way possible, and this discovery swiftly changes him. He turns into a rebel, a silent instigator of a revolution against the oppressive regime, along with newfound comrades. As his rebellion grows, he finds horrifying secrets hidden by the Party that lead to even more mystery. As his revolution is in its final stages, ready to begin, an abrupt, unpredictable plot twist will lead the reader to an unanticipated, unsettling end. 1984 is a masterpiece not because of its story, but because of its ability to tackle many different themes....   [tags: excessive power, repression, manipulation]

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1984 a Novel by George Orwell

- The novel 1984, by George Orwell, made me paranoid. It made me suspicious of our government's power and intentions. I became aware of the potential manipulation which the government could impose upon us. I came to see that the people I believe to be wholly dedicated to the well-being of society, the people I rely so heavily on to provide protection and security have the power to betray us at any given time. I realised that in my naivety I had gravely overlooked the powerful grip government has over society, and what it can do with that power....   [tags: government, power, manipulation]

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1984 a Novel by George Orwell

- In the novel 1984, George Orwell demonstrates a loss of privacy in Oceania caused by Big Brother. The relevance of this novel to today’s society is how the people of America are losing their personal privacy every moment of the day without even noticing their rights to freedom being lost. The US citizens have lost their freedom to their financials, choices of personal body use, and the ability to express themselves freely in everyday activities. These rights have been taken away by the American Government and surrounding peers....   [tags: personal privacy, finger printing, surveillance]

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Controlling The Masses By George Orwell

- Controlling the Masses Your life is not your own, people are just tools used by the government. People think their actions are their own, but in fact they are just processing the information that we are given the way we have been taught. 1984 illustrates how the government can misuse their power to control the thoughts and actions of the people. The government, through education, mass media, and news controls what the citizens are allowed to know and experience what is going on around them. So are humans truly free or is it only a figment of our imagination....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Nazi Germany, Nazism]

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The Dangers of Totalitarianism: George Orwell

- Hiding in the shadows yet standing in full view, the signs of totalitarianism and the dangers that accompany it in 1984 are everywhere. Orwell is able to paint a frighteningly realistic picture of the all-consuming monster that is a totalitarian state. It tries to hide its negative traits by covering them up with promising lies that bring a good public image to the state. When a totalitarian style of government is employed, it gains control over every aspect of life for any unlucky citizen or bystander who happens to come under its reigns....   [tags: the state, thoughtcrime]

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Analysis Of 1984 By George Orwell

- Privacy is a human right that must always be maintained. However, with continuously advancing technology, surveillance is only becoming easier. In current society, many are unaware of the power the government has over accessing information. Many also do not think that this is an important issue in today’s world. The well-known novel, 1984, by George Orwell reflects heavily on this issue. It illustrates a world where there is a complete totalitarian government. Similarly, The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey, is about the character Truman Burbank who unknowingly has a television show revolve around his entire life....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Totalitarianism]

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The Novel 1984 by George Orwell

- The book that my group decided to read is 1984 by George Orwell. I looked up the amount of chapters in the book to determine how I would split the amount of the story I talked about in these recap entries, and found out that the book was originally split into 3, and that my copy had the parts labelled. Because of this I have decided that I am going to be doing 3 recap entries, one for each of the parts. The story begins in dystopian London, which is now a part of a province known as Airstrip 1, which is itself part of a country called Oceania....   [tags: oceania, politics, governmental programs]

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1984 a Novel by George Orwell

- ... The party seeks a narrow range of thought altogether so thoughtcrime would eventually become impossible. Newspeak was made mainly for one purpose, “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought.” (55) The party was able to force their thoughts even if it was completely irrational. In the introduction to doublethink, “War is Peace. Ignorance is Strength. Freedom is Slavery.” (6), the party was able to weaken the strength and independence of people’s minds. They had no choice but to live in a state of fear, which was developed by the propaganda....   [tags: control, totalitarian government]

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The Book 1984 by George Orwell

- Latest and greatest Home Monitoring systems and how they work to help keep one safe in their household. How times have changed from previous times leading on to the future. There has been a point in life when one would not have been secured, but with of time and technology in our time, an individual living without any security faces a lot more threats. We are in the 21st century and have a lot more security not just in the government but in our personal space such as our homes. If one looks back to the creation on locks; locks were created over 4,000 years ago....   [tags: technology, security, houselholds]

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Victims Of Pain By George Orwell

- George Orwell said, “Of pain you could only wish one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain, there are no heroes.” Domestic abuse is a major issue in this country and world. However, the bigger issue is the long term effects any victim suffers from. Many persons suffer from an affliction known as Battered Person Syndrome. What is BPS. This condition is known today as, “a mental disorder that develops in victims of serious, longterm abuse” (citation #1)....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse, Physical abuse]

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The Writings of George Orwell

- One of George Orwell’s most significant goals as a writer was to receive recognition for his works. Orwell achieved his aim by projecting his political perspectives into fictional works such as 1984 and Animal Farm. His position against totalitarianism is strongly evident throughout his novels and even today Orwell’s works still seem relevant because of the fear of totalitarian governments perpetuated by the media and the recent democratic uprisings in the Middle East against dictatorial regimes....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Published in 1945, the book,” Animal Farm”, by George Orwell, an allegory of stalinism, had an enormous impact on the world of literature, even decades after it was written. However, like all controversial books, “Animal Farm” drew both praise and heavy criticism, causing one man, John Reed to write a book called,” Snowball’s Chance” in response to Orwell’s criticism of communism, However, like all controversial books, “Animal Farm” drew both praise and heavy criticism, causing one man, John Reed to write a book called,” Snowball’s Chance” in response to Orwell’s criticism of communism....   [tags: allegory of stalinism]

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A Hanging By George Orwell

- The story “A Hanging” by George Orwell is about a hanging that was being placed in Burma in the 1920s, the man being hung was a Hindu man, also present was the Assistant Superintendent, head jailer, and other convicts. After the hanging took place George Orwell had an epiphany and became an Abolitionist and quit his job at the jail. Orwell’s Abolitionist message in “A Hanging” is conveyed through the prisoner, the dog, the functionaries, their actions, words, and body language. The Hindu man, which was the prisoner that was going to be hung, was a small man with a sprouting moustache who looked as if he was from a comic (Orwell 99)....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Human, Logic]

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Animal Farm, By George Orwell

- In George Orwell historical novel, Animal Farm, satires the Russian Revolution that power corrupts individuals. Orwell recollected major events during his past experience of the Russian Revolution in a novel, Animal Farm. Notably, when Orwell created,” a farm society of animals at the end of World War II during a period of authoritarian power and government propaganda”(Turley). This novel reflects events during the Russian Revolution. He uses the novel as a reference for people to be wary of the corruption in governments in order to persuade people that power is too baneful to be controlled....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Animal Farm, Russia]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- The thought provoking ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell is an interesting book that allegories the Russian Revolution. It reincarnates the main politicians of the Russian during that time and shows them as pigs on a farm called ‘Manor Farm’ although the pigs soon change the name to ‘Animal Farm’ when taking it over from the opprobrious Mr Jones. The pigs quickly become corrupted by their power and begin to bend their own rules and great ideas of equality. They used the animals’ basic intelligence against them and the pigs became greedy and selfish much like many other dictators....   [tags: Russia, equality, greed]

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Animal Farm By George Orwell

- George Orwell’s novella, Animal Farm is a satirical allegorical read which presents the events that occurred during the Russian Revolution 1905. Politically controversial in its time the fable uses many aesthetic features and genre to position readers to view Orwell’s perspectives on Joseph Stalin and the Russian Revolution and the treacherous corruptions that followed as seen in Orwell’s eyes. Animal farm is thought to be one of the most accurate representations of the Russian revolution and corruption within....   [tags: Soviet Union, Animal Farm, Irony]

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Justice in George Orwell's 1984

- Justice in 1984 The concept of justice is an important subject in George Orwell’s 1984. Justice is defined according to Plato as “the interest of the stronger”. Justice plays a big role in 1984’s society. Justice is understood differently by the protagonists of the text than how it is represented by the societies in which they live. In the novel 1984 by Orwell, an extremely controlling totalitarian government called The Party, rules the society. They have introduced Telescreens which monitor your every movement, conversations and any other action....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Privacy]

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Betrayal In George Orwell's 1984

- Authors often use their works as a way to express their own opinions and ideologies. However, it is the skill of the author that determines whether these ideas are combined with the plot seamlessly, making a creative transition of ideas from the author’s mind, to the reader’s. There is no doubt that George Orwell is a masterful writer, and one of his most popular works, 1984, clearly expresses his negative views of the Totalitarian government. A common theme in the dystopian society in 1984 is betrayal: The Party is very intolerant towards any form of disloyalty, and anyone who plots against them or Big Brother will eventually either betray their own mind and accept Big Brother as their lead...   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, Old Major is a better persuasive speaker than Squealer because he is truthful, has all of the animals’ welfare in mind, and wants to be an inspiration for the animals. Old Major gave a speech because he knew he was going to die soon and wanted to share his wisdom with the animals before he passed away. He did this because he was not selfish and wanted to give the animals something to aspire to that he had learned from his childhood. He wanted the animals to know the truth without manipulating the facts and only telling the truth “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.”(Orwell, 4) In contrast, Squealer manipulates facts to persuade the...   [tags: story and character analysis]

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George Orwell's Style of Writing

- Just by a simple glance at George Orwell's style of writing one can grasp a lot. He first starts the essay by discussing how the narrator was poorly treated in Lower Burma when serving as a police officer. More specifically the narrator states, "I was hated by large numbers of people,", and "anti-European feeling was very bitter." From there one could interpret that although he was a British soldier with much power he was "baited whenever it seemed safe to do so." He then goes into much detail and paints scenes into the reader's mind such as how a European woman could not cross the market without having someone "spit betel juice over her dress," to create a sense of remorse for the roughly...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Animal Farm By George Orwell

- About Animal Farm George Orwell is a well-known author of many famous books, many of which are critiques of various governments, such as his popular book Animal Farm. Described by Orwell as his favorite book, Animal Farm describes the experience of animals on a farm as they try to set up a government for themselves after they revolted against their cruel human taskmasters. The book is an allegory of the Soviet Union and the communist system of government that it employed. Because of the political nature of the book, its reception was greatly varied, depending on the political climate of the time (Rodden, “Appreciating” 67)....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Communism, Cold War]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm satirizes the Russian revolution and magnifies the flaws of communism and totalitarianism in the composition of a fairy tale. The book “Animal Farm,” was published in 1945, by George Orwell. Orwell writes to show the result of all people being equal…”but some are more equal than others.” Through a third person perspective Orwell clearly depicts the naïve loyalty of the individuals to the leaders, and the deceptive manipulation by the leading positions. Orwell puts communism and totalitarianism under a microscope and exposes the realistic outcomes these society’s produce, while satirizing with a fairy-tale story of talking animals and tyrannical pigs....   [tags: Russian revolution satire]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- According to the oxford Canadian dictionary the word revolution means “the forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system.” In the fiction novel Animal Farm, George Orwell retells the history of Soviet Communism but where the characters are disguised as animals. Corruption of power is the cause of most revolutions. This is evident through how humans start revolutions to reclaim justice, how their ego makes them want more power, and how excessive power cannot be controlled....   [tags: corruption of power, napoleon]

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A Hanging By George Orwell

- Imagine being taken to be hanged, the whirlwind of emotions that one would be feeling. Your entire life flashes before your eyes all while mentally preparing yourself for what is about to happen. You begin to become numb to all your surroundings. In George Orwell’s “A Hanging,” he creates a numbing of emotions through the other characters and the reader, not the person being hung. Orwell creates these emotions through the use of vivid, blunt descriptions. All of the details build up to create the numbing of emotions with the workers unsympathetic front and the speaker’s epiphany....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Emotion, Hanging]

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Totalitarianism and Power: George Orwell

- “There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”(1) This quote encompasses the intention that George Orwell had in mind when contriving 1984; he intended to caution society about the menace of a totalitarian dystopian world, in which there is no freedom, citizens are being indoctrinated...   [tags: control, proletariat, regime]

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George Orwell And Fahrenheit 451

- 1984 - 451F = 0 Two of the most iconic dystopian novels are 1984 by George Orwell and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. These novels expanded the genre significantly and while having different details about Dystopian life, share remarkable similarities. Throughout the novels, similar themes such as media control and war demonstrate that both authors share common ideas about what would be important in Dystopian life. On the other hand, the way in which the authors approach each issue highlights a difference in both time period and values....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- I. SUBJECT Animal farm is a novel about animals who develop their own society and the abuses of power that result. The story’s setting is in England, on Manor Farm. Based on the technology in the home you can infer that the story occurs in the past. The novel begins as the owner of the farm, Mr. Jones, was drifting into a drunken sleep. Meanwhile the animals gathered in the barn where a boar, Old Major, delivered a speech to his fellow animals. He spoke of a dream he had that one day all animals will be free from the tyranny of man and in perfect comradeship....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Breakdown]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm is a satirical story written in the form of an animal fable. The novel is an allegory of the period in Russian history between 1917 and 1944. In writing Animal Farm as a fable, George Orwell is able to present his subject in simple symbolic terms by treating the development of communism as a story that is taking place on a single farm with talking animals. The characters of Animal Farm represent figures in Russian history during the Russian Revolution. Places, objects, and events of the Russian Revolution are also symbolized in Animal Farm....   [tags: Fable, Allegory, Satire, Russia]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm is a novel about the pigs leading a rebellion, overthrowing their farmer, and then taking control of the farm. The setting of the story is Manor Farm in England with Mr. Jones, the farmer. The main characters include Old Major, Snowball, and Napoleon. Each of these pigs helped to lead the animals into rebellion. Major was the initial one to start the movement and the other two were the main leaders that carried it on after he passed away. When the animals became tired of Mr. Jones’s harsh and intense labor conditions, they plan to dethrone him by chasing him out of his farm....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Book Summary]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- It is worse to suffer in ignorance than to know how awful the situation is and to endure it. In the novel Animal Farm written George Orwell the animal suffer from the situation of Napoleon leading, Orwell sates "things never had been, nor ever could be much better or much worse—hunger, hardship, and disappointment being, so he said, the unalterable law of life" (pg87 Orwell). This tells the reader that animals are suffering from the corrupted leader. Boxer, Clover, Sheep, and Benjamin suffer the most because they see the problem, they know Napoleon is not doing the right thing but they do not face the problem because either they are scared of Napoleon or they just do not want to involved i...   [tags: literary analysis, comunism]

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Animal Farm By George Orwell

- Animal Farm is an English novel written and published by George Orwell in August of 1947, that accurately reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the novel, Orwell tells the story of Manor Farm and the overworked animals who live there, under the care of an alcoholic farmer, Mr. Jones. Orwell writes of animals who form a rebellion, then turn the farm into a system that very much mirrors that of a dictatorship. The book opens up with the unhappy animals having a big meeting led by Old Major....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Soviet Union]

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Propaganda in George Orwell's 1984

- Take a second to think about the word propaganda. What comes to mind. Do events such as World War II or The Cold War. According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, propaganda is a noun which means “the systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.” In other words, propaganda, in this particular definition, is viewed as the deliberate transmission of an idea or document that a group of people believe in....   [tags: Propaganda]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The fiction book that I am doing my book report is on the novel, Animal Farm. This book was written by George Orwell in 1946. The setting of my book took place in a farm called “Manor Farm” during the Russian Revolution ear. The characters are basically farm animals. Some of these animals’ names are Old Major, Snowball, and Napoleon. They are all pigs from the farm. The animals on the farm get tired of how they are getting badly treated. So they end up overthrowing their farm owner Mr. Jones. After they overthrow their owner, the pigs start taking over the farm and taking control over all the other animals in the farm....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Summary of George Orwell's 1984

- George Orwell’s “1984” is a novel about a negative utopian society ruled by an oppressive tyrannical ruler known as Big Brother. The novel creates its own world that takes place in Oceania, a province of Airstrip One. The residents of Oceania follow a strict code of laws, and live their lives in fear and hate. The novel takes place roughly in the year 1984. The residents in the city of London, which is in the province of Oceania, are constantly monitored by a “telescreen”. This is a two way screen that could be diminished in sound but never fully turned off....   [tags: book report, book summary]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- George Orwell’s work Animal Farm portrays human society and its blemishes. Although Orwell wrote the book to expose Communist Russia and its flawed ideology, the fairy story depicts the world and society as a whole. While the tale details the self-indulgence and greed that political leaders -- most commonly tyrants and dictators -- exploit, it also features inspirational figures and teachings. It describes the effects of propaganda and the danger of ignorance and naiveté. Animal Farm is a novel with a lesson about society and its dangers; it represents the cycle of revolutions, often started with noble intentions, and its consequences....   [tags: Satirical Literature, Society]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm written by George Orwell is an exceptional novel based on the experience of Communism in Russia. The characters are given false names instead of the names of the real people who started Communism. When the story starts off, Mr. Jones, the farm owner, is coming home being drunk and unconscious and immediately goes to sleep. Old Major, a boar, is holding a meeting on the Manor Farm for all animals. He informs all of them about a dream he had about the animals all living together in peace with no humans to ever control them....   [tags: communism, slavery, equality]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The cartoon Animal Farm is an animation based off the novel by George Orwell. It is about animals that live on a farm who are unhappy with how they are being treated by the farmer, Mr. Jones. They stage an uprising and run him off the property. The animals do well in organizing and running their own farm and being independent until Mr. Jones gathers fellow farmers to take back his land and animals. After the battle (which the animals won), The animals’ government system takes a turn for the worse....   [tags: Summary, Comparison, Socialism]

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F.Scott Fitzgerald and George Orwell

- A nation’s legacy is created by the people, for the people. The legacy fashioned by a nation is known as its cultural heritage which is defined by the withstanding creations of a society (“Cultural Heritage” Web). A civilization’s cultural heritage allows future generations to learn of the past and the present generation to express what is current. Written documents and literature are important aspects of a nation’s cultural heritage because of the various perspectives and opinions expressed (Kirk Web)....   [tags: comic books, marvel comics]

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Bumese Days by George Orwell

- In George Orwell’s book Burmese Days, the relationship between the British colonizers and the Burmese/Indians that were colonized caused British Imperialism in Burma to eventually decline. The relationships between John Flory and Dr. Veraswami, Ellis with the Burmese/Indians and is used to explain the decline of the British’s role in Burma. The European Club played an important role in the British’s power and the relationships in book showed how the natives had trouble gaining power. The relationship between the English John Flory and the Indian Dr....   [tags: british colonizers, indians, imperialism]

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