Ah, ok. I keep forgetting about LitNet blogs and I've never looked at one, so you'll be first.
I will send feedback later,
My blog should be located on the last of my tabs on my user profile. Please feel free to comment on them extensively - I love (and need) feedback! Thank you!
I agree on Argentina, they look very good.
Where is the blog? I'll check 'em out for ya!
How have you been? I see you're following the World Cup - it's been a crazy one, hasn't it? Originally I was rooting for the United States and Italy...but we both saw what happened with that. However, I'm now hoping that Ghana will make it at least to the semis; who knows? And since the beginning, I've felt that, no matter who they're facing, Argentina will be in the finals...they have too much offensive power!
Anyway, I didn't mean to bore you with my take on the football! I have 2 poems that I just posted to my blog - would you care to take a look? I have plenty more new ones that I've been writing, but I figured I would let people digest those first!
Orwell made the comment in essays that all of his writing since Animal Farm was designed to warn against the dangers of totalitarianism. It looks like quite prophetic, but I don't believe Orwell really thought it would come to pass. The main reason seemed to be that his own politics - democratic socialism - is the antithesis of totalitarianism and he wrote in one form to promote the alternative. You could say it worked to some degree as most western governments are tending more towards socialism than totalitarianism. Obama's a great example of a man Orwell would have admired greatly - in my opinion.
Ah yeah, I see it now...just wanted to make sure I was on the right track.
But still curious: did Orwell ever explicitly say 1984 was his prophecy, or is that just a general consensus among readers?
You seem to be quite the Orwell scholar, as such, I have a question for you. You mentioned that 1984 was not meant to be a prophecy, correct? What then do you think was the purpose of 1984 (in Orwell's mind, at least)?