Sunday, June 25, 2017

George Orwell

“The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
- George Orwell, "1984" - Quote

This one is another quote from the book that I liked because it has a very deep meaning inside the book and its context and story, but when you think about it and its meaning in real life, it makes you think and you can say and discuss a lot about it.

Without seizing from the original context and society of the book, where culture was severely oppressed and where History was constantly changed in order to satisfy the Party's needs and desires in order to oppress the people and for them not to make them start a Revolution, we could say that this quote is an aim from the character in order to make us understand that what really could help the people was to know their own history. To be told what they already know and to give it another thought or to really know what happened with details and anecdotes.

When we think about this sentence in the real world and when we try to apply it to our actual circumstances and society, we could say that books that tell us what we know already are a very important reality because they make us think about something twice, or make us wiser. Also, to be told something you already know from another perspective makes you think or talk about it from another point of view, and makes you a more open-minded person.

-Sergio Perez Gil