1. Intimidation - the posters all over the place that say "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU"
2. Hate - "hate week" for Emmanuel Goldstein
3. Love/sex - Winston's constant battle with his feelings for Julia
4. Betrayal - "traitors to Big Brother"
5. Corruptness - the government constantly covers things up and changes history to match what they want
1. Short sentences - "I adore it."
2. Long sentences - "Tragedy, he perceived, belong to the ancient time, to a time when there was still privacy..."
3. Repitition - "DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER..."
4. Political slogans - "War is peace..."
5. Italics - some dates mentioned in the novel, "April 4th, 1984", etc.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is about the life of a black man. I really didn't enjoy this novel at all. I found it boring, hard-to-follow, and dull. Even though much action and many events took place, it was very introspective and difficult to keep my attention. I don't think the author was effective. He was too introspective. I think this novel says that the black man in this setting was overlooked. People didn't want to acknowledge them, and instead pretend that they simply weren't there. This led the narrator to become an invisible man.