Monday, April 6, 2009

The Times

"Winston dialed "back numbers" on the telescreen and called for the appropriate issues of the Times..." (pg. 38)

The Times referenced here refers to the UK Times newspaper. Orwell's inclusion of this piece of pop culture points directly to the fact that even as times change, there are something, very few things mind you, that never change. In a world that is almost unrecognizable to the modern eye, Orwell reminds us that there are things that never change, which may or may not be a good thing. While the Times is still the British (or Airstrip One) newspaper, it is no longer a real newspaper, only a tool of the Party now.


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