by George Orwell
Current Events & Pop Culture
Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching 1984 Teacher Pass
Teaching 1984 Teacher Pass includes:
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- Discussion & Essay Questions
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- Related Readings in Literature & History
Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture
In 2005 Time magazine critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo picked 1984 for the magazine's "100 Best English-Language Novels" list from 1923 to the present.
"Orwell's novel is a study of every possible way a nation can be beaten down by its government: spiritually, physically, intellectually, by the media, torture, surveillance, and censorship, to the point where the state can manipulate reality at will."