1984 by George Orwell

By George Orwell

Descripción aterradora de los angeles vida bajo los angeles vigilancia constante del "Gran Hermano". 1984 sitúa su acción en un Estado totalitario. Como explica O’Brien, el astuto y misterioso miembro de l. a. dirección del partido dominante, el poder es el valor absoluto y único: para conquistarlo no hay nada en el mundo que no deba ser sacrificado y, una vez alcanzado, nada queda de importante en los angeles vida a no ser l. a. voluntad de conservarlo a cualquier precio. los angeles vigilancia despiadada de este Superestado ha llegado a apoderarse de l. a. vida y l. a. conciencia de sus súbditos, interviniendo incluso y sobre todo en las esferas más íntimas de los sentimientos humanos. Todo está controlado por l. a. sombría y omnipresente figura del Gran Hermano, el jefe que todo lo ve, todo lo escucha y todo lo dispone. Winston Smith, el protagonista, aparece inicialmente como símbolo de l. a. rebelión contra este poder monstruoso, pero conforme el relato avanza está cada vez más cazado por este engranaje, omnipotente y merciless. Por su magnífico análisis del poder y de las relaciones y dependencias que crea en los individuos, 1984 es una de las novelas más inquietantes y atractivas de este siglo.

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Well, let us go on,’ said Gimli. ‘My legs must forget the miles. ’ The sun was sinking when at last they drew near to the end of the line of downs. For many hours they had marched without rest. They were going slowly now, and Gimli’s back was bent. Stone-hard are the Dwarves in labour or journey, but this endless chase began to tell on him, as all hope failed in his heart. Aragorn walked behind him, grim and silent, stooping now and again to scan some print or mark upon the ground. Only Legolas still stepped as lightly as ever, his feet hardly seeming to press the grass, leaving no footprints as he passed; but in the waybread of the Elves he found all the sustenance that he needed, and he could sleep, if sleep it could be called by Men, resting his mind in the strange paths of Elvish dreams, even as he walked open-eyed in the light of this world.

Not idly do the leaves of Lórien fall,’ said Aragorn. ‘This did not drop by chance: it was cast away as a token to any that might follow. ’ ‘Then he at least was alive,’ said Gimli. ‘And he had the use of his wits, and of his legs too. That is heartening. ’ ‘Let us hope that he did not pay too dearly for his boldness,’ said Legolas. ‘Come! Let us go on! ’ The sun climbed to the noon and then rode slowly down the sky. Light clouds came up out of the sea in the distant South and were blown away upon the breeze.

They were borne by the hobbits. Doubtless the Orcs despoiled them, but feared to keep the knives, knowing them for what they are: work of Westernesse, wound about with spells for the bane of Mordor. Well, now, if they still live, our friends are weaponless. ’ He searched in the pile and on the ground about and found not a few that were undamaged and longer in the shaft than such arrows as the Orcs were accustomed to use. He looked at them closely. And Aragorn looked on the slain, and he said: ‘Here lie many that are not folk of Mordor.

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