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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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1984 And Metropolis Comparison

twentieth century brought about rapid technological advancement in such a short time period. With these emerging technologies brought the increasing reliance of the machine. The dystopic futures of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four foreshadows the impeding totalitarianism of a sentient machine. The dehumanising effect created by the machine widens the gap of the social hierarchies, increasing disparities between the working class and the upper class. Both Orwell and Lang...

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Apple’s “1984”: Greatest Commercial Ever Made

bathing the stunned audience in the light of freedom, a voice-over announces, "On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce the Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984." The ad was an allusion to George Orwell's noted novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, which described a dystopian future ruled by a televised "Big Brother". After the ad was released in 1984, Apple became a household name in the United States. Apple’s 1984 commercial’s aim was to brand their product, Macintosh with an...

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1984 Comparative Essay to North Korea

think and behave: propaganda, censorship, and surveillance. Totalitarian states have employed these methods effectively in the past. Today, North Korea stands as a model of the dystopian society that George Orwell wrote about in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. With a third generation leader now in ascendancy, North Korea is a testament as to how effective mind-control methods can be as Orwell warned us they would. Propaganda can be used to instill constant fear on people to control their behavior...

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Influence of negativity on human nature

Charmi Vyas Ms Marciano ENG4U0-C October 25, 2012 Influence of negativity on human nature Dystopian society is where government rules everything. Human nature can be easily manipulated. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell and in the film Brazil by Terry Gilliam portrays that government power is the major source to control human nature of citizens. Similarly, in the article “To negotiate or not? Afghan women on the Taliban” by BelquisAhmadi indicates that government acts...

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Animal Farm And 1984

these books were Nineteen - Eighty -Four and Animal Farm, which were his works that most obviously portrayed his disfavor for totalitarian governments. Totalitarian governments are controlled by political authorities who have control of all aspects of society. Nineteen-Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are two different books that have different ways of expressing the same theme. For example, Animal Farm is constructed on a farm and the characters are animals and Nineteen - Eighty - Four is set in a society...

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George Orwell's Contributions to Society

Penguin Books Ltd, 1946. v-xii. Print. Glover, Beaird. "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 5 Apr. 2012. Knapp, John V. "George Orwell." Critical Survey Of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-6. Literary Reference Center. Web. 2 Apr. 2012. "ORWELL, George." (n.d.): Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Web. 2 Apr. 2012. Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. London: Martin Secker and Warburg Limited, 1949. Print. ...

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1984: Communism, Totalitarianism, and Socialism

Nineteen Eighty-Four was written by a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period, and is one of the greatest stories of an anti-utopian society ever. Nineteen Eighty-Four was not written solely as an entertaining piece of literature or as a dream of what the future could be like, it was written as a warning of what could happen as a result of communism and totalitarianism. This was not necessarily a widely popular vision of the future at the time of publication,...

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The Themes of Hope and Betray in the Novel Nineteen Eighty-four Betrayal is a concept of one losing hope and trust in another. Unknowingly, one can be misled by individuals closest to them, allowing them to lose hope. For example, one can be a victim of deception by the disloyalty of a close friend they trust. Similarly, George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-four demonstrates one losing hope in the individuals they meet. The interwoven themes of hope and betrayal are evident through O’Brien, Julia...

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Animal Farm

Orwell resigned his post and returned to England. He wants to be a writer. His first major work “Down and Out in Paris and London”, The book was about the lives of the poor and the rich. Orwell is best known for the novels, “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. It was published toward the end of his life. 1 Background of Animal Farm Ref: http://www.biography.com/people/george-orwell-9429833?page=1...

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