Naomi Jacobs

The mindless body
The mindless body
Dissent, Assent, and the Body in Nineteen Eighty-Four by Naomi Jacobs describes several versions of an oppositional body that can resist dystopia. With the refusal to submit to the discomforts of everyday life by Winston, then the naked body of Julia in lovemaking. Jacobs ?must argue that the devastating pessimism of Orwell?s great novel is based upon an inconsistent and ultimately impoverished model of the body? (1). I agree with Jacobs?s thesis because it would be hard to accept the contradic