Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard
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Nightmare Eighty Four - Part 1

When I read 1984 in 1984, I was sixteen years old as part of my 'O' level English (now renamed GCSEs). For reasons known to myself, I was not able to finish the course and the book has been on my conscience ever since.  I have an interested in dystopian societies and even as a young adult, I was drawn back to this book.  When I was asked to find a book that would convey 'Sense of Place,' I went back to 1984 as it is the perfect book that conjures up a bleak impoverished police state. I am stuck and have spent hours trying to get unstuck on this.  Mostly it is about too much to say in too little time.

I have a framework to follow and I am only about halfway down the discourse - I have blown 1,100 words already on a 1,650 limit and I am not even half way through.  I have until Friday, but in reality I have only got til tonight to get most of it done.  Tomorrow is taken up by another assignment, that in theory shouldn't take long - but in practice may just swallow up two days.  I am at college the day after that and have an engagement in the evening that I can't get out of.  This leaves me Thursday to get it done.  Another assignment is on hold, simply because I haven't had the time, but the deadline was a little more flexible. Yet another is pending soon after.

One may argue as to why I am on here - good question.  I am on a break because I have drawn a blank. I have a very personal reason to see the back of this - it is 30 years ago exactly that I had to walk away from my education.  I need to slay this Hydra.  I remember having a similar problem this time last year re Wuthering Heights - somehow I managed to get through it, but the marks weren't as good as I had hoped.

*bangs head on desk* - OK - back to work.



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Tags: 1984, dystopia 101, eurythmics, george orwell, grindstone files - year 1, sense of place, vids 2014
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