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An Orwellian America

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As a young man, I voraciously read George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Alvin Toffler’s trilogy which included “Future Shock”‘, “The Third Wave” and “Power Shift”.
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Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet summary

Check out Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Video SparkNote: Quick and easy synopsis of the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. For more Romeo and Juliet resour...
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Contributor Content | Is Big Data the Next Big Brother?

Contributor Content | Is Big Data the Next Big Brother? | English Literature | Scoop.it

In 1949 when George Orwell wrote the novel “1984,” he envisioned a fictional future society focused on mind-control and suppressing individuality.


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Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Macbeth summary

Check out Shakespeare's Macbeth Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Macbeth synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play. For mo...
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Video SparkNotes: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World summary

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How should Shakespeare really sound?

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Audio: The British Library have released the first audio guide to how Shakespeare's plays would have sounded in the original pronunciation.

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Heather Perkins's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:17 AM

English has evolved over the centuries and gained influences from other languages and cultures over time (notably from the Normans). Shakespeare's English isn't actually "Old English," though the diction and pronunciation differ from what we use today.