Response To George Orwell's 1984

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Although most of the readings my 11th grade English teacher assigned my class were pleasurable, I most enjoyed George Orwell’s 1984. The dystopian novel consists of an interesting plot, but what appeals to me is the author’s mentality throughout the book. Prior to 1984, I had read books, focusing on plot. However, in this book, Orwell’s intellectual arguments fascinate me and are what kept me immersed in the novel. As a senior, I was assigned William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I enjoyed this book for its plot, but also for its rhetoric, like most other Shakespearean works. Specifically, the lines “That he might not beteem the winds of heaven / Visit her face too roughly” stood out to me along with Hamlet’s “To Be Or Not To Be” soliloquy. In both

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