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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • What most oppressed him was the consciousness of his own intellectual inferiority.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was the most terrible oppression, injustice, poverty worse than anything we can imagine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Before the Revolution they had been hideously oppressed by the capitalists, they had been starved and flogged, women had been forced to work in the coal mines (women still did work in the coal mines, as a matter of fact), children had been sold into the factories at the age of six.  (not reviewed by editor)

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