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By Bram Stoker

Purity is worthwhile ...

Count Dracula's fort is a hellish global the place evening is day, excitement is ache and the blood of the blameless prized primarily. younger Jonathan Harker methods the gloomy gates with out suggestion what he's approximately to stand ...

And again in England eerie incidents are unfolding as unusual puncture marks seem on a tender woman's neck ... yet can Harker's fiancée be stored? And the place is the evil Dracula?

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Purity is necessary . ..

Count Dracula's fort is a hellish international the place evening is day, excitement is ache and the blood of the blameless prized chiefly. younger Jonathan Harker ways the gloomy gates with out thought what he's approximately to stand . ..

And again in England eerie incidents are unfolding as unusual puncture marks seem on a tender woman's neck . .. yet can Harker's fiancée be kept? And the place is the evil Dracula?

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In contrast, O’Brien is both more and less than human. 18 In any guise he is a character immune to doubt, exempt from fear. Not even morality dismays him. O’Brien unmans Winston—in the text’s words, gets inside him—by making him cast off his love and faith. Winston’s ultimate torturers are literally man-eaters, “enormous rats” whose teeth and muzzles loom before the victim sitting strapped and masked and impotent before them. Orwell later conceded to Julian Symons that “the ‘Room 101’ business” was vulgar (CEJL, 4:502–3).

But the real controls are different. A straight contract between disciplined wage-labour and credit-financed consumption was offered and widely accepted. Even as it became unavailable to the many millions who in depression became, in that cruel oligarchic term, ‘redundant’, its social and political hold, as the essence of any social order, was at first barely disturbed. Indeed the ideological response of the oligarchy was to act to make the contract more secure: by disciplining the trade unions which represent an independent element in its bargaining, beyond oligarchic control; and by identifying as public enemies, in its newspapers, dissenting political figures: not the ‘proper official Opposition’ but the ‘unofficial’ Reds, Wreckers, Extremists, who in good Nineteen Eighty-Four style are seen as either mad or guilty of thoughtcrime.

Predictably, he worked to cut away the fat, eliminating details not germane to the story and adjectives that cluttered his sentences. You can see these trends in the opening line: the clocks bright innumerable clocks //It was a / cold blowy day in early April, and a million radios ... But economy—or even that broader goal, “good writing”—did not motivate all of the changes. Orwell seems to have corrected with several aims: to bring out ideas, tighten up the story, add items that would reinforce pattern and motif, and produce lean, vivid sentences.

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