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    Overall 1984

    I think overall George Orwell made many good predictions about the future. I think he nailed the prediction on how the government is always watching you.I also think he made the right prediction that the government always wins no matter what. He also made many other good predictions. Some predictions I think are yet to happen but I think will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFFALO BILLS View Post
    I think overall George Orwell made many good predictions about the future. I think he nailed the prediction on how the government is always watching you.I also think he made the right prediction that the government always wins no matter what. He also made many other good predictions. Some predictions I think are yet to happen but I think will happen.
    You'll need to change your mind.

    Start here and have a look at other threads in the 1984 sub-forum. The short answer is, if you think Orwell was predicting a future, you've read it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFFALO BILLS View Post
    I think overall George Orwell made many good predictions about the future. I think he nailed the prediction on how the government is always watching you.I also think he made the right prediction that the government always wins no matter what. He also made many other good predictions. Some predictions I think are yet to happen but I think will happen.
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    yea

    yes they do strike again and Orwell did make many good predictions but lets be frank he exadrated a bit and the government really wont take as much control as he said. But all in all he did a good job..

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    predicting future events?

    Quote Originally Posted by slimjohnny14 View Post
    yes they do strike again and Orwell did make many good predictions but lets be frank he exadrated a bit and the government really wont take as much control as he said. But all in all he did a good job..



    I think that george orwell was a very intelligent author and I think he was warning more than anything of a worst case senario if we let things get that bad almost a nightmare vision of a horrible society that hopefully never will, be could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjohnny14 View Post
    yes they do strike again and Orwell did make many good predictions but lets be frank he exadrated a bit and the government really wont take as much control as he said. But all in all he did a good job..
    He isn't predicting anything!!! He is warning us against the dangers of totalitarianism. If you thing he was exaggerating you have seen Orwell's main point incorrectly. He wanted it to be like this because he needed to show us that there is no fighting totalitarianism once it takes hold. He needed to make it as horrific as possible in order for the book to take full effect

    Quote Originally Posted by emeli351 View Post
    I think that george orwell was a very intelligent author and I think he was warning more than anything of a worst case senario if we let things get that bad almost a nightmare vision of a horrible society that hopefully never will, be could be.
    Yep.
    The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.

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