Knowledge is force (A theme of 1984)

The meaning of the theme “Knowledge is force” in George Orwell´s “1984” is, that the System in “1984” is in the position to falsify the past and therefore to change the presence and the future.

For exactly that way of controlling the eurasian populatian, a eurasian citizen would not easeally be in the positition to withstand the lies of the System. Apart from that if someone would show resistence they would immediately get rid of him.

The political System of “1984” is only possible because just the system itself knows the truth. What in conclusion means that not only a few persons should have access to informations we have about the human history and nobody should be able to falsify the past. Otherwhise the knowledge will be used to control people and a dystopian vision just like “1984” might happen.


Easy “life changing” tips to quotate

First of all you want the reader to be interested in your text, don’t you? A big part of using quotation marks is to implement the quotations into your own sentences!
So now you´re asking yourself: “How do I use those weird quotation marks?”
In order to use them, you have to learn some rules…

Your opinion with a quotation backing it up:

And because Danny says “I´m not gonna fall!”, it turns out that he is too self-confident (p.3, l. 5-6).
In this example the own material is clearly in the foreground… Which is actually unavoidable if you want to quotate in the most interesting way. If you want to be more transparent with your quotations, you should always refer to the text by adding page and the line number.
You can practice this as in the example above. But it can end in a mess, when you refer to more than one line.
The worst case could look like this: 
And because Danny says “I´m not gonna fall!”, it turns out that he is “too self-confident” (p.3, l. 5-6), (p. 5, l. 21).

The best possiblity to “dodge that bullet”, is to do as the following example:

And because Danny says “I´m not gonna fall!” (p.3, l. 5-6), it turns out that he is “too self-confident” (p. 5, l. 21).

Fun fact:

If you want to use unappropriate words in a factual text, you can use “the power of quotations”.
In Sara´s opinion Danny has a “humiliating” car (p. 15, l. 24).

It´s a fact – A comment on Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts

Kellyanne Conway’s public opinion on 22nd January 2017 about alternative facts being no falsehoods but facts, seems like a comedy sketch. But actually it is no joke. Conway is the current Counselor to the President for Donald Trump and it looks like she wants to support him – Politely expressed – even with speculations and how it could have happend. In other words one could say, she would lie in order to sustain Trumps statements.

But what for did Conway make up an alternative fact?

On Trumps first full day in office (21st January 2017), he visited the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters where he essentially accused the media of showing “an empty field” instead of the real crowd at his inaugural address, while he was convinced that “It looked like a million, a million and a half people,” and that his crowd “went all the way back to the Washington Monument.” Sean Spicer is the White House press secretary and communications director for President Donald Trump. On 21st January 2017 he made disproved claims about the amount of people at Trumps inaugural address: “We know that 420,000 people used the D.C. Metro public transit yesterday, which actually compares to 317,000 that used it for President Obama’s last inaugural.” In reality 783,000 trips were counted on Obama´s inaugural address in 2013 and 571,000 on Trump´s inaugural address in 2017.

Kellyanne Conway tried to simply make up a fact, that would proof her party says the truth, by calling yesterdays statements alternative facts.

Later on Conway argued that there is no method to quantify the amount of human beings and she criticized Todd´s allegedly intention to let the new government look laughable.
On January 29, 2017 she invented an incident called “Bowling Green massacre” to justify the ban for travel and emigration by seven Muslim-majority countries. It turned out she just “misspoke” and had only been referring to the arrest of two Iraqi nationals.

In my mind it is a waste of time to listen to people who are making up facts all the time because you will never know if whatever they say is made up or not, what might lead to the ignorence of the reality. Nevertheless it is important to know what the government does, that is why I do not think one should not listen to them. Not to listen to what they say would be equal to accept what they say.

Characterization of Winston Smith & Winstons memories of Oceania in contrast to the official past of the countrys history

Winston Smith Characterization

Winston Smith portrayed by John Hurt

This is a short essay about Winston Smith, the protagonist of George Orwell´s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, released in 1949. Winston Smith is frail, thin and has ulcers on his legs. His appearance tells the reader, that he lives in bad circumstances. He has a wife, but they are probably estranged. His relationship is not further explained in the story. He is a smoker and a drinker. He is 39 years old and works as a records editor at the Ministry of Truth. Basically what Winston does is the falsification of history. That makes him doubt of the totalitarian system of Oceania. Even though he is working against himself by falsifying the truth, he likes doing his job. Overall, Winston Smith is a person most readers can identify with. He is not sticking out, he is just an ordinary, innocent kind of person. Although the world seems to be rough and not in his political favour, he begins to write a diary to be able to hold onto the truth. Winston also assumes like-minded people in O´Brien and later on in Julia. Because of the fact, that he is interested in items from the past, he buys a coral ornament and wants to know how the rhyme “Oranges and Lemons”, that was lost in the past, goes on.

Winstons memories of Oceania in contrast to the official past of the countrys history
Winston knows, the system of Oceania is changing documents of the past (as an example: News) to make people obey Oceania. In fact, he has proof of the falsification of history. He once had a document in his hands which was evidence of an obvious falsification of history. He doesn´t know for sure when this incident happened. As a result he buys an empty book to write his own point of view and he begins to search for hints, leading to the truth and away from the made-up world.