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Fact #4:

Novel: Nineteen Eighty-Four (Published: 1949)

Facts about the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four:

(Minor spoilers)


  • Published 8th June, 1949, by George Orwell (real name: Eric Arthur Blair).
  • It was originally to be titled The Last Man in Europe.
  • Before he wrote the novel, he worked as part of BBC doing propaganda.
  • It is within the world’s 10 banned books (as some countries believe it is pro-communist, whilst others believe it is anti-communist).
  • After publishing The Road to Wigan Pier, the government started watching Orwell using surveillance; meaning whilst Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, a story about the government spying on people, he was being watched by the government.
  • Room 101 (where Winston is taken to and shown his greatest fear: rats) is influenced by Orwell’s time in the BBC, where he would have to sit through meetings in a room 101.
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four has inspired series unrelated to the true events of the novel. Examples of this is Room 101 (a comedy TV series where people talk about things they would place in the torture room), and Big Brother (a TV series where contestants enter a house whilst being watched constantly).
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four was Orwell’s 9th and final novel, as he died less than a year after it’s publication, due to tuberculosis, which he battled whilst writing his final novel.

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‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.’

Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges…

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Here in Bangladesh (SONAR BANGLA), in Russia and China (Communist Utopia), in Jim Jones’s The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, better known as “Jonestown"…and on Animal Farm!

On George Orwell’s “Manor Farm - Animal Farm - Manor Farm”, Utopia is sung by the prize boar, Old Major:


Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the golden future time.

Soon or late the day is coming,
Tyrant Man shall be o'erthrown,
And the fruitful fields of England
Shall be trod by beasts alone.

Rings shall vanish from our noses,
And the harness from our back,
Bit and spur shall rust forever,
Cruel whips no more shall crack.

Riches more than mind can picture,
Wheat and barley, oats and hay,
Clover, beans, and mangel-wurzels
Shall be ours upon that day.

Bright will shine the fields of England,
Purer shall its waters be,
Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
On the day that sets us free.

For that day we all must labour,
Though we die before it break;
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys,
All must toil for freedom’s sake.

Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken well and spread my tidings
Of the golden future time.

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Okay so, asides from the entire world being shut down from the Corona virus, March has actually been a pretty good month for me. The contents insurance finally came in, which meant i could replace many of my beloved books. I also received heaps of new books for my birthday, which meant that i did a lot more reading in March than I’ve been able to do in the past few months. So, without further ado, here are the books/short stories I’ve read in March, and what i rate them:

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell
That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion! I do not know when that Rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, that sooner or later justice will be done. Fix your eyes on that, comrades, throughout the short remainder of your lives!
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DOUBLE JOKES

Pharmacy -> Farmacy (with the pig)

Animal Farm (the book)

Although I guess all pharmacies are animal pharmacies because humans are animals. 

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The sign at the blood pressure machine:

“If arm gets stuck, ring bell at counter” Joke because you’re stuck and cant reach bell. 

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“Get your kids vaccinated, Chicago style!”

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Symptoms of chickenpox:

-Headache

-Fever

-Swollen glands

-Itchy rash

-Clucking and pecking

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I Will Work Harder (Glue) - acrylic painting - 6″x6″ mdf - robert matejcek - 2019


“Boxer was an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together. A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance, and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work.”

- George Orwell - Animal Farm


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