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George Orwell's "1984" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaids Tale" .

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale are both novels in which the state, namely Oceania and Gilead, attempts to exert totalitarian control over the lives of its peoples. Through Orwell and Atwood's subsequent portrayal on the ensuing dystopias we are clearly able to see the respective states desire to control love and emotion, which are considered undesirable distractions, as a means of achieving the totalitarian control that they so desire. It is thus in...

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Freedom vs Security - George Orwell, 1984

David. “The self-preventing prophecy; or how a dose of nightmare can help tame tomorrow’s peril.” On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and Our Future. Eds. by Gleason Abbott, Jack Goldsmith, and Martha C. Nussbaum. Princeton UP: Princeton, 2005. 212-230 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. Penguin Books: London, 1987. Rejali, Darius. “What do you trust? What do you count on?” On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and Our Future. Eds. by Gleason Abbott, Jack Goldsmith, and Martha C. Nussbaum. Princeton UP:...

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Censorship in Gilead and Oceania

A country under totalitarian regime shows no respect for peoples individuality and freedom. The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell, are satirical novels that illustrate the danger of a totalitarian government and the dystopia that is being constructed. Censorship, defined as The act of hiding, removing, altering or destroying copies of art or writing so that general public access to it is partially or completely limited , plays a significant role in helping...

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Pleasantville

Analyse how Nineteen Eighty Four and Pleasantville imaginatively portray individuals who challenge the established values of their time. It is impossible for the individual who values freedom to be exultant in a society that is underpinned by rigid conformity. In the Novel “Nineteen Eighty Four” by George Orwell, a totalitarian future society is portrayed, through a man whose daily work is rewriting history and tries to rebel by falling in love. Whereas The film “Pleasantville” directed by Gary...

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1984: Government's Attempt to Control the Mind and Bodies of Its Citiz

1984: Government's Attempt to Control The Mind and Bodies of Its Citizens The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is an American classic which explores the human mind when it comes to power, corruption, control, and the ultimate utopian society. Orwell indirectly proposes that power given to the government will ultimately become corrupt and they will attempt to force all to conform to their one set standard. He also sets forth the idea that the corrupted government will attempt to...

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Essay on 1984

Paige Smith The Unsupported Party In this novel Nineteen Eighty-Four many people go against the higher powers that control them. The following paragraphs will show how the main characters, Winston and Julia show rebellion towards The Party and Big Brother, from committing crimes of showing faith in themselfs, to even believing in a organization called The Brother Hood that holds no real proof of existing, to even making bold decisions that could carry the two to death. Winston is captured...

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Orwell Warns Us of an Impending Dystopia in 1984, Is North Korea This Foretold World? Discuss Similarities

Following the fall of the U.S.S.R., North Korea has almost directly become the empire of repression that George Orwell illustrated in Nineteen Eighty Four. Although North Korea is lacking in a technological sense compared to “The Party”, they have some very similar tactics such as the invasion of privacy, the creation of class systems and the use of propaganda to hold their oppressive power in place. North Korea’s use of flooding their civilians heads with images of the “Eternal President” and...

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The Power of Thought

Power of Thought There are valuable insights to be gained from George Orwell’s famous book, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, and from director Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Minority Report’. Though both these works point to the dangers of unbridled power in the hands of the State, there are also substantial differences in plot and vision of these works. George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ is a work of fiction based on reality. The famous British thinker, Lord Acton stated that ‘Power...

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The Once And Future King Literary Analysis

acting as a warning to mankind and - in a world rife with political change - we would do well to heed their advice. Possibly the most powerful warnings ever issued about the danger of totalitarian governments can be found in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four where the protagonist – Winston – despises the forced oppression of the Party on the otherwise oblivious citizens of Oceania, yet, by the climax of the novel Winston is punished for his disloyalty to Big Brother and is obliged to become the...

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Comments on 1984 and Brave New World

slow. Here is it. There must be a lot of grammar and vacabulary problems and a lot of misueses. I am poor at that. Welcome for any comments~ To write comments on Nineteen Eighty-four and Brave New World is difficult but intriguing, as there are so many differences as well as similarities between the two books. Nineteen Eighty-four describes a world full of hatred, horror and oppression, while Brave New World is about a world filled with love, enjoyment and desire. The two books are like two different...

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