• His whole mind and body seemed to be afflicted with an unbearable sensitivity, a sort of transparency, which made every movement, every sound, every contact, every word that he had to speak or listen to, an agony. Even in sleep he could not altogether escape form her image.

    George Orwell, A.M. Heath (2003). “Animal Farm and 1984”, p.208, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt