Famous last words

He loved Big Brother.

(George Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four)


The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

It’s main character Winston greatest fear to have his uniqueness and being erased. The whole book Winston has been quietly asking himself who Big Brother is and what’s going on. At one point he’s told that ‘everybody is cured sooner or later. And then we shoot you’, letting Winston (and the reader) believe that they actually kill them, while it turns out to be more metaphorical.

Inspired by ‘the unemployed philosophers guild‘, I’m starting a new series focussed on the last line of a book. So I’ll be sharing my favorite last line and explain a bit why I like them.