1984

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1.What is Orwell's version of history prior to his own time? My answer: I don't understand this question.
2. How many of Orwell's predictions have come true? My answer: I don't think many of Orwell's predictions have come true. The thought police and the different ministries,and newspeak do not exsist.
3. What Orwellean elements are observed in today's world? I am having trouble figuring out exactly what an Orwellean element is.

  • 1984 -

    1. What has happened in Orwell's fictional world before 1984? What was going on in the real world in the 1930s and 40s?

    2. Essentially, I agree with you, yet we don't always trust the media to tell us the complete truth. And now our cell phone calls and e-mails can be read by almost anyone. Also -- there are some places in the world that don't have freedom of speech or freedom of the press.

    3. An Orwellian element is something that Orwell wrote about -- such as thought police and newspeak.

    This site may help you.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/1984/

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