ID #16232 | ημερομηνία: 2020-07-11
Νεκταρία Μπούργου | 107 κριτικές
You know those "if you could resurrect a deceased author and talk with them over lunch, who would you choose" questions? Yeah, considering that this masterpiece just took its place - only second to 1984 - as my favorite 'classic', it's official. George Orwell. George Orwell is my answer.
This allegory is so smart. Like, so insanely genius! Orwell criticizes such real and crazy situations. Even though USSR belongs to the past, this book will always be relevant. Always. It uses irony in the most successful way to condemn the oppression of people, the dictators that present themselves as heroes, to point out how deliberate illiteracy and lack of freedom of expression are used to take one's critical thinking away and turn them into an obeisant civilian, how pretentious equality can actually be masked tyranny. The events of this story are seriously disturbing and scary but what's even scarier is that, well, it's the real history of mankind, what really happens when political ideologies get, inevitably, corrupted by power.
I'm not trying to be political - mostly because I don't even know that much about politics or history, although I understand the parts I know of and find that knowledge good enough so I can speak - but George Orwell has the most 'sober' perception and opinion about politics that I've ever read. I feel like he's what true socialism is about. Now that I brought him back to life for dinner, can we make him President, please?