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yanie8888 | Student, Grade 12

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Write an example of short story about the everyday life of a fictional citizen of Oceania in 1984 by George Orwell.

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noahvox2 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted July 4, 2013 at 1:12 AM (Answer #1)

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This morning I wake up in my dismal flat in Victory Mansions. I smoke a Victory cigarette and then do my Physical Jerks. I'm thankful that I can still touch my toes.

I walk through the gruesome streets of London to my job at the Ministry of Truth. Today, I'll be doing what I do every day: re-writing history. Oceania is at war with Eastasia, but that can change at any time and we could become their ally and become the enemy of Eurasia. If and when that happens, I will need to be ready to re-write all historical records that contradict this.

At the Ministry of Truth, I deal with a few routine re-writes using my Speakwrite. Pretty soon, we'll have the usual two minutes of hate. That Goldstein is disgusting. I can't stand him. I hope Oceania wipes him off the face of the map. I love Big Brother so much. 

I'm looking forward to doing some work for the Party after I finish up at the Ministry of Truth. Hate Week is coming up soon and I'm helping with the preparations. Whenever I'm not at work, I'm doing volunteer work for the Party. 

Well, it's time for me to finish up at work and head out for volunteer work. I'm going to take a slightly different route this time. The past few times I've gone to the community center, I've seen this one woman. I think she may be following me. She may be working with the Thought Police. If she is, I hope a rat gnaws off her face.

More later. 2 + 2 = 5. Big Brother Rules!

 

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