Describe "Hate Week" with 3 quotations of what they are working on, and explain the purpose of Hate Week.
1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian novel set in the fictional nation of Oceania. As the name suggests, Hate Week is a week long event with festivities, speeches, propaganda, and exhibitions all aimed at instilling fear and fomenting hate in the citizens of Oceania towards the nation’s enemies. Orwell makes it clear through his use of satire that he deplores Hate Week and what it represents. In some ways, he almost likens it to Nazi activities and festivities around their military during World War II. For instance, the preparations for Hate Week include organizing military parades, building effigies, circulating rumors, and faking photographs.
These are descriptions that conjure up images of Nazis goose-stepping through the streets of Berlin en route to their Propaganda Ministry, which would circulate the propaganda and hate posters of the various enemies of the state and even produce films in support of Nazi plans. In fact, Orwell explains,
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