Newspeak Dictionary

Linda- Artsem – artificial insemination. The only accepted method of producing children. Big Brother –  The omnipresence of the government. A fictional leader who is personified and idolised by the Oceanic population. Bellyfeel – Full emotional understanding and acceptance of a concept. Blackwhite– Loyal willingness to say black is white when party discipline demands this. … Continue reading “Newspeak Dictionary”

Reading Guide

Joe, Linda, Sarah, Rachel- Introduction Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian novel written in 1949 by Eric Arthur Blair, Aka George Orwell, this book was a follow on from his earlier great, Animal Farm and received instant critical acclaim for its scary insight into the future and its political theme. However, its reputation as one of … Continue reading “Reading Guide”

The Beginning

Sarah- Hello, welcome to the Lockdown Lowdown! This blog is brought to you by four second year English Studies students from Teesside University.  As part of a group collaboration project we have been tasked with forming a book club, selecting a text and producing a podcast discussion of the text. Everything was going to plan: we had formed a book club, selected the … Continue reading “The Beginning”