Thomas Pynchon wrote that this novelist “in 1948 understood that despite the axis defeat… fascism had not gone away”

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CATEGORY: 20th-Century Literature

CLUE: Thomas Pynchon wrote that this novelist “in 1948 understood that despite the axis defeat… fascism had not gone away”

ANSWER: George Orwell

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, 11 December 2023

Thomas Pynchon pointed out that George Orwell, writing in 1948, understood that the defeat of the Axis powers did not signify the end of fascism. Orwell, renowned for his novels “1984” and “Animal Farm,” was intensely focused on the ongoing threat of totalitarian and authoritarian ideologies, even after the fall of notorious regimes in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy during World War II.

Orwell’s literary works from this era are often interpreted as warnings about the continuous risk and influence of oppressive governments. His deep insights into how such regimes operate and the danger they pose to democratic values and individual freedoms were remarkably visionary. Pynchon’s comments highlight Orwell’s prescient understanding of the resilience of fascist beliefs in the post-war era.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Monday, 11 December 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Amal Dorai
Los Angeles, California
Venture Capital Investor

Final Score: $22,400
Round 2 Score: $11,200
Round 1 Score: $8,600
Donesh Olyaie
Los Angeles, California
Marketing Director

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $12,600
Round 1 Score: $4,600
Emma Saltzberg
Brooklyn, New York
Campaigns Director

Winning Score: $25,201
Round 2 Score: $15,000
Round 1 Score: $2,200

Final Jeopardy Video – Monday, 11 December 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Jeopardy Tonight