Oh, 'Big Brother': George Orwell's Estate Authorizes Feminist Retelling of '1984'

Nick Kangadis | December 10, 2021
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Why does the “woke” crew have to ruin everything the average person either loves or respects? The simple answer is that the descendants of the famous works probably want one more pay day. It’s either that or it’s just leftists being leftists, changing things to fit their narratives in order to create some kind of revisionist history.

The estate of George Orwell has approved the rewriting of his classic novel, “1984,” but not for all audiences — for feminists.

Essentially, the main character in “1984,” Winston Smith, had a lover named Julia that went along with authoritarian lifestyle depicted in the book, despite being indifferent to “Big Brother.” Both Winston and Julia work at the Ministry of Truth, with Winston rewriting history to cement “the Party’s” version of events and Julia in the Fiction Department working on novel-writing machines.

The new book, aptly titled “Julia,” will be told from her perspective of events in the story and is being written by American author Sandra Newman.

As The Guardian reported about the reasoning for the new novel:

Publisher Granta said that Julia understands the world of Oceania “far better than Winston and is essentially happy with her life”. As Orwell puts it in Nineteen Eighty-Four, “in some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda … She also stirred a sort of envy in him by telling him that during the Two Minutes Hate her great difficulty was to avoid bursting out laughing. But she only questioned the teachings of the Party when they in some way touched upon her own life. Often she was ready to accept the official mythology, simply because the difference between truth and falsehood did not seem important to her.”

So, if we’re lucky, we’ll get the exact same events, presented in a way that continues to show “the Party” as the antagonists, just from Julia’s perspective. 

Of course, whenever the term “feminist” gets thrown around, that usually spells doom for any work, whether it’s literature, film or music.

Although, one cannot escape the irony of a book about authoritarianism and revisionist history being rewritten to suit a different agenda.

We can try to hold out a glimmer of hope for the upcoming novel, but judging by The Guardian’s reporting on Newman’s other upcoming release, don’t hold your breath.

“Julia will be published after Granta releases Newman’s new novel The Men – in which every single person with a Y chromosome vanishes from the world – next June,” The Guardian noted.

But wait, I thought women could be men, too? 

H/T: Daily Wire