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Midnight Thoughts #16: George Orwell's 1984 Taught Me the Importance of the Three-Eyed Raven (and History)

Just read George Orwell's 1984. I believe many have read it and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Make this the next book to read. 
There's a lot to talk about in 1984, a book that illustrates a dystopian world where totalitarian socialism becomes a norm. One can study about class, economy, technology and ideology presented in the book. Besides, the importance of language in a nation-building process, or how simplifying a language could kill the creativity of a society. One can also look at how Orwell understands the idea of taking charge your own sexual desires or rather, the ways the government (Big Brother) control the minds of the people by control their sexuality. 
For me, 1984 actually answers one of the biggest question mark I have since watching Game of Thrones. I acknowledge that the Three-Eyed Raven is somewhat important in the story, and rationalized myself that he is so vital that the Night King is willing to go all out and kills him. Rest assured I am n…