Quote - Arsh Chopra CP English 12 What Really Counts what almost frightening power had sounded in the cry from only a few hundred throats Why was

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Arsh Chopra 2/12/08 CP English 12 What Really Counts “…what almost frightening power had sounded in the cry from only a few hundred throats! Why was it that they could never shout like that about anything that mattered?” (Orwell, 70) In the above quote from George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith is commenting on how the proles (or common people) can shout so loudly about getting their hands on a saucepan. However, he notes, the proles never rebel or speak against the things that really matter, such as the complete control the Party has over everybody in society. Later in the book, Winston notes that it is because they are unconscious that they do not rebel.
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Unfortunately, they cannot become conscious of what is real until they rebel. The image of Wal-Mart was taken on a Black Friday when customers were all fighting to get into the store in order to get the best prices on products before they are all sold out. From the lighting, it can be seen that it is probably only 5 or 6 AM and the sun
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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