RE: Help me with 1984 assigment

  1. Is reality objective, existing independently of our perception of it as Winston believes? Or is reality subjective, existing only in our perception of it as the Party believes? Can two people see the same reality differently?  If so, which is the real reality?
  2. Peter Jennings once said, “Whoever controls the media, controls reality.” Do you agree? Do we believe the news we read and see on television? Can the news media be used to manipulate us?
  3. Henry Kissenger wrote, “History is the memory of states.” Is history unchangeable, existing independently of human memory or human records, or can history be rewritten using different records and different points of view? What is the importance of history in our lives?
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3.History is unchangeable. People may view events that happened in different ways, but the fact of the matter is that the event still occurred. Events that already occurred in the past can’t be rewritten, however, things that happen in the future that contradict what happened in the past can be considered as “rewriting the past.” History plays a very important role in our lives. It sets a precedent for future events. Without history, we wouldn’t have anything to base our future actions off of or learn from mistakes.

Answered on 22.06.2017.
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