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    He uses "comrade" because he is discussing...

    He uses "comrade" because he is discussing communism in both Animal Farm and 1984; "Comrade" is a term used by communists. It's a unity thing. So Orwell is just staying true to the government he's...
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    Yeah, the wars aren't meant to be won. They're a...

    Yeah, the wars aren't meant to be won. They're a delicate balancing act meant to keep the continents in a perpetual state of war - which would be impossible, of course, if anyone were to win. Also,...
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    Yup Wolverine, got it in one! 1984 and F451...

    Yup Wolverine, got it in one! 1984 and F451 absolutely share a common theme. In fact, I suggest that people who read one of the books, read the other as well simply because they are complimentary...
  4. Thread: lousy kids

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    Aw, Neverland1247...you're very sweet. And very...

    Aw, Neverland1247...you're very sweet. And very right. And your smiley makes me happy! (Good on you for providing apparently much-needed definitions of "illiterate" and "dumb.")
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    pcockey, I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding...

    pcockey, I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding your post - do you mean that it's a good thing that Joyce is showing the reader and leaving it up to them, or a bad thing? Personally, I think it is...
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    Well, Annabel Lee seems very popular, and I must...

    Well, Annabel Lee seems very popular, and I must admit - I quite like it. Always have, actually, though it's got a much different feel than many of his other works. It's haunting, which is (of...
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    I had a bit of a problem with the fact that no...

    I had a bit of a problem with the fact that no one ever dies. I am completely disregarding all philosophical notions and the actual meaning of Candide when I say this, but every time someone came...
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    I'm not sure editing services were as readily...

    I'm not sure editing services were as readily available in 1759..."mais il faut cultiver notre jardin." ;)
    Seriously, though, why do you think it could have used editing? Would you have cut...
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