1984 Evaluation

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Out of the two books “1984” and “Brave New World” my option that I chose that we should read for class, is 1984. 1984 takes place in Oceania, the total superpower in post-World War II. Winston lives in airstrip one, which rules Oceania under the principles of Ingsoc. The party consists of Inner Party members, who are the ruling elite, and regular Party members, who are citizens of Oceania. Outside of the Party are the proles, non-Party members and simple people who live in poverty and are free from Party regulations. The Party's leader is Big Brother, and there are massive images of his kind visage, complete with dark hair and a substantial mustache, displayed throughout London. He was always watching you no matter what you did. The Party's three slogans are: "War is Peace," "Freedom is Slavery," and "Ignorance is Strength." “Brave New World” is a book written by Aldous Huxley. The novel in set in A.F. 632, approximately seven centuries after the twentieth century. A.F. stands for the year of Ford, named for the great industrialist Henry Ford who refined mass production techniques for automobiles. Alphas and Betas are at the top of the system and act as the scientists, politicians, and other top minds, while Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons are at the bottom and represent the world's industrial working class. In my opinion, the book I would rather read is 1984. I think this because I feel like it has a better story plot. They have made many shows about big brother on television, so I feel like it would be nice to read about how this all started.
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