"It was Mrs. Parsons, the wife of a neighbor on the same floor." (20)
Isn't she still a neighbor?
"It was almost normal for people over 30 to be frightened of their own children." (24)
Well, that's not healthy.
"-you were suppossed to call everyone "comrade"-but with some women one used it instinctively." (21)
In Animal Farm, Napoleon had everyone call eachother comrade.
"He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable." (25)
"It was somehom slightly frightening, like the gamboling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters." (23)
Scary, don't you think?!
"Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull." (26) Which isn't even true because the Thought Police can arrest you for your thoughts!
"We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness."(24,25)
"Thought crime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death."
"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out..."
"If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened-that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death." (32)
"Only the Thought Police would read what he had written, before they wiped it out of existence and out of memory." (26)
"He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear."
"... and was menacing at him with a toy automatic pistol, while his sister, about two years younger, made the same gesture with a fragment of wood." both dressed in "the uniform of the Spies." "Suddenly they were both leaping around him, shouting 'Traitor!' and 'Thought-criminal!' " "Want to see the hanging! Want to see the hanging!"
Pages 22 and 23
(33) The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had been actually destroyed. For how could you establish even the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside your own memory?
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic............................ To become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed."
Beat ya to it Dave
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.