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Pejorative Pie: Orwell’s “1984”

I was moved by 1984. I just read it for the first time (it appears my upscale public schooling failed me–A Separate Peace? Come now). There were many stinging pejoratives throughout this wonderful novel which Erich Fromm, in his afterword, called a “warning.”

I find it suitable to share but one:

PROLE

The working class of Oceania.

Not heroes, no. But Winston saw in this group the only hope for a revolution in Oceania.

Full of kinetic energy, these windows to a forgotten, dismantled, hijacked past.

–AM


SOURCE: 1984 by George Orwell (tattered paperback)

REFERENCE: Wikipedia; my own reading of the book

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