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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

- 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, but it was certainly considered a possibility by many people....   [tags: George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Casablanca and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Casablanca and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)          How can a hero survive in a world gone mad?  Both Casablanca, the classic 1940s film, and 1984, a piece of classic literature by George Orwell, revolve around a world in chaos, where it is impossible to trust anyone, and a war wages on within and without.  In 1984, the protagonist, Winston, hides from a totalitarian, thought controlling government, that is out to stomp out all aggression against the Party.  In Casablanca, the lead character, Rick, dealt with a world rocked by the impacts of World War II, where everyone was a spy, and even the spies were spied on.  Both wish for hope and courage in their mutually exclusive worl...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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The Power of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- The Power of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four While schoolteachers assign George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four presumably to give us an impression of what life would be like under a totalitarian form of government, one which exercises absolute control over all aspects of life, the effort backfires: the disturbing premise for which Nineteen Eighty-Four stands is that human beings are capable of brainwashing. The government body in the society of Nineteen Eighty-Four, known simply as The Party, controls the people of Oceania prominently through control of the history and language of the people....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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George Orwell and Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four

- George Orwell and Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four   "On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran." (Orwell 4 "Nineteen"). George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four presents a negative utopian picture, a society ruled by rigid totalitarianism. The government which Orwell creates in his novel is ruled by an entity known as Big Brother and consists of three branches....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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The Struggle in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- The Struggle in Nineteen Eighty-four (1984) In a world controlled by a higher power, constantly living in fear of doing or saying something wrong, thoughts can be incriminating. Even worse, any unpure thoughts may make you disappear. Constantly being watched, and observed without knowing. A telescreen watching every facial expression and recording any abnormal body language and movement everywhere you go. Even in your home there is no escape. You are unable to get away or turn off the power of the Telescreen and "Big Brother"....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Around the World in Eighty Days

- In the nineteenth, it seemed impossible to circumnavigate the world in only 80 days. That is, however, exactly what Phileas Fogg did in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. This novel follows the journey of the eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg as he races around the world on a bet. Accompanied by his faithful servant, Passepartout, and a scheming detective, Fix, he encounters many challenges he must overcome in order to return in time. In Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne demonstrates the increased industrialization of the nineteenth century, while also exploring the growing movements of nationalism and imperialism....   [tags: literary Analysis, Jules Verne]

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Internal and External Conflict in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Internal and External Conflict in 1984 The book, 1984 by George Orwell, is about the external conflict between Winston Smith and Big Brother; and the internal conflict between the two ideas, democracy and totalitarianism. Orwell wrote the novel to show society what it could become if things kept getting worse: he sensed of the expansion of communism when he wrote the novel. The conflict between democracy and totalitarianism at the year of 1945 created two characters, Winston Smith and Big Brother, in orwell's mind....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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The Traits of Society in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- The Traits of Society in 1984 In the novel "1984", by George Orwell, an interesting, thought-provoking scenario is created for the reader to ponder. The totalitarian government which ruled this oppressive world controlled every aspect of the citizens who resided there. Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. Communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government are all controlled by the inner Party in several ways....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Importance of History in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- The Importance of History in 1984 Time is an amazing element of the universe we are in. It is a driving force - we cannot speed it up or slow it down, it perpetually marches forward at a constant speed. After a moment in time has past, it becomes the past, and we have absolutely no way of going back to it to experience it again in a new way. Once time has past, all that remains is our perception of it. History is nothing more than our collective perceptions of the past. And perception is not like time - it is not constant, it can be altered....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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George Orwell's Symbolism and Derivation for Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- George Orwell's Symbolism and Derivation for 1984 George Orwell's 1984 had a profound effect upon the way people thought during the mid 20th century. The book signified Orwell's most complex novel which told the story of Arthur Koestler and the countless others who suffered because of the totalitarian governments in Eastern Europe (Meyers 114). When 1984 was published in 1949, the Cold War had just begun. The novel's ending was pessimistic and thus seemed as an attack on communism. The novel was also considered to be the prophecy of what would happen to the West if the communist ideology spread....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Soulless Humanity in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Soulless Humanity in 1984   The year 1984 has since passed but George Orwell's prophetic vision of the future could still happen.  1984  portrays a society that has lost all trace of individuality, love, and critical thought.  George Orwell's "Negative Utopia" depicts the despair of the future of humans and also serves as a warning about fascism.     Orwell's sets the mood of the book as one of hopelessness for the future of humans.  He contrasts this mood with a popular philosophy: belief in the progress of humanity and the ability of people to institute peace and justice in the world.  These contrasting views set up the premise for the life of Winston Smith, who is one man caught in a...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Metaphysics, Epistemology and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Metaphysics, Epistemology and Orwell's 1984 Since the beginning of recorded time, philosophers have pondered questions of metaphysics (what exists, what is real) and epistemology (how we know what exists and is real, our proof). However in George Orwell's 1984, the need to answer these questions no longer exists for the majority, as the ruling party has created a new reality for its citizens, one in which what is real and what truly exists cannot be questioned. But on the flip side, the protagonist of 1984, Winston Smith, finds himself constantly searching for what is real in his life, and in a larger sense, in the society and world that surrounds him....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

- The nature of reality within the realm of idealism is considered to be a notion where human existence is present and demonstrates the extent of autonomy individuals possess. However, the freedom exerted by the people of the nation can impact the government’s control and strength over its citizens and states. George Orwell explores in his political novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. Winston, the male protagonist, challenges the totalitarian state’s ideals and goals, to purse his own liberty. The Party’s control over the state manipulates the minds of all citizens to achieve their goals and ideals....   [tags: Reality, Liberty, Government Control]

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State Defined Reality in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- State Defined Reality in George Orwell's 1984   Reality can have a more fluid and complicated definition than we might realize. Instead of being a concrete ability to see 'black-and-white' differences between ideas and basing beliefs on outside evidence , a person's conception of reality might accommodate contradicting beliefs, reject and ignore truth when convenient, or embrace concepts seemingly preposterous in a 'sane' world. A postmodern work of fiction allows for the shifting and changing of reality, thus giving the audience an alternate reality to compare to the perceived reality outside the work....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays Orwell]

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Around The World In Eighty Day

- Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne is a novel that takes place in the late nineteenth century. The title summarizes the plot because one day Phileas Fogg is with some friends and he reads in a newspaper that it is possible to travel around the world in eighty days. But no one believes this to be true except Phileas. Then Phileas bets them that he could make the journey in eighty or under days, and then leaves along with his servant immediately. Throughout the journey Phileas and his servant Passepartout use every means of transportation possible such as steamers, railways, carriages, yachts, trading-vessels, sledges, and even an elephant....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Around The World In Eighty Day

- “Around the World in Eighty Days” By: Jules Verne Adventure Novel Theme: The themes of this novel are calmness and persistence. These two themes are exemplified by one character, Mr. Fogg. Mr. Fogg is always calm in the novel not once in this novel does he show any anxiety or nervousness. Mr. Fogg, under a prolific amount pressure of losing a wager of twenty thousand pounds, remained very tranquil never once to lose his state of mind. The second theme of this story is persistence, shown by Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Totalitarian regimes have risen and fallen over the course of history, Nineteen Eighty-Four tells the story of a totalitarian regime that refuses to fall. Totalitarian is defined as “of or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state” (www.oxfordonlinedictionnary.com). In other words, totalitarian is a form of government comprised of very select members who hold power over the population in a suppressive manner. Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell’s way to inform the people of what the world will become if Josef Stalin is not removed from power....   [tags: totalitarian regimes, violence, control]

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"Nineteen Eighty-Four" - A World Without Hope

- In George Orwell’s dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, the reader is bombarded with an innumerable amount of literary devices to produce an austere depiction of the future and a world lacking any prospect of relief. A gray landscape is formed through the use of harsh imagery, which subsequently disheartens the reader. The motif of surveillance, assisted by the use of telescreens, emphasises the fact that this world is doomed as no one can overcome the watchful eyes of Big Brother. Orwell continually utilizes foreshadowing to cleverly let the reader infer that future events in the novel will always end in the Party’s triumph....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four - Quickly Becoming Reality

- Eric Blair wrote the novel 1984 under the pseudonym George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty Four’s original title was The Last Man in Europe, however, the title was changed for unknown purposes. It has been speculated that the change in title was done because it was a mere reversal of the last two digits of the year it was written. The novel was first received with conflicting acclamations and criticisms. Some reviewers disliked its dystopian satire of the class system, the power struggles of world leaders, nationalism, totalitarian regimes, and bureaucracy, while others panned it as nihilistic prophesy on the downfall of humankind....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984]

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Winston in Nineteen Eighty Four - 1984

- As Winston Smith comes to the last of his punishment he is put into room 101. This is a room of extreme punishment the punishment through your biggest fear. Know as “the worst thing in the world.” Winston gets his worst fear, rats, right in front of him and cracks, he loses the one thing he still loves that now is taken away from him, Julia. This ending is not happy and nothing you would wish on the life of Winston. Yet is there optimism. To some extent there is. As Winston does lose his identity and beliefs it does give some hope and optimism....   [tags: George Orwell]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale

- Utopias and Dystopias Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood These two novels are dystopian tales about the possible future for the human race. Both have people totally controlled by the society in which they live. Nineteen Eighty-Four was written in 1948 when the two world wars were still fresh in everybody's minds, also people were well aware of totalitarian states due to publicity about places under dictatorship rule such as Nazi Germany. The Handmaid's Tale was written in 1987 and features a dystopia in which women have had all of their rights removed....   [tags: English Literature]

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Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

- Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell "Nineteen EightyFour" as one of Mr.Orwell best books, it has its own style -- freedom. It was a "fiction" novel since Mr. Orwell wrote it before 1984. Many strange things make people confuse, such as: "Hate Week, Hate two minutes, Telescreens, BIGBROTHER IS WATCHING YOU..." One of the most important word in the novel so far is "telescreen", not only because it is a strange word, but this is the machine could compare to our "super machine"--computer, it is also the symbol of the bad luck to Winston and it could compare to the news in our society in 1999....   [tags: Free Essays]

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How Technology is Used for Evil in George Orwell’s 1984

- From telephones and computers to digital cameras and GPS systems, it is clear that the expansion of technology has developed rapidly throughout the years. Every year there seems to be new and appealing innovations taking over the market. Whether it is a new camera model or a cell phone that fits in the palm of your hand, we notice how much technology can advance in only a couple of years - sometimes even months. It has always been a question if perhaps these new forms of technology are rotting our brains and making us become more dependent on them; it is hard to think where technology will take us years from now....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four,]

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Comparing Nineteen Eighty-Four and Utopia

- Parallels in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Utopia      Literature is a mirror of life. In order to reflect their views on the problems in society, many authors of fiction, including Sir Thomas More of Utopia and George Orwell of Nineteen Eighty-Four, use parallels in character, setting, government, and society to link their works to the real world. Characters are the appendages of a literary work, without well rounded characters, a novel is not complete. In many situations, authors use certain distinguishing features of a well known figure in society to shape the character in their works....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

- Topic 1: What warning does the novel carry for readers at this point in time about where their society is heading. Introduction NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR’s society carries a warning to our society about where we might be heading. However I believe that we are already at a parallel with the society in NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR . Taking the focus of the media it becomes very clear that our society is very similar to the one in NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR if to a lesser extent. Looking at the media shows that the media have control over what we know and therefore what we think....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- Having studied George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', I intend to discuss the type of Government envisaged by Orwell and to what extent his totalitarian Party, 'Ingsoc', satirises past regimes. I will also discuss Orwell's motive in writing such a piece and how his writing style helps it become clear.The main theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four concerns the restrictions imposed on individual freedom by a totalitarian regime. Orwell shows how such a system can impose its will on the people through manipulation of the press, the elimination of democracy, constant supervision (courtesy of the Telescreens) and more....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Misuse of Power and the Extent of Free Will Within A Clockwork Orange and Nineteen Eighty-Four

- In both Nineteen Eighty-four and A Clockwork Orange, free will and the misuse of power are two intrinsically linked themes which are woven throughout and that govern everything that happens within both novels. The different reactions of different characters are an area that both George Orwell and Anthony Burgess focus on with interesting parallels between the two main protagonists, Alex and Winston. Winston and Alex, although very different, react in quite a similar fashion to events surrounding their circumstances....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Contrasting George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to Our Modern Day Events

- ​Can society survive under total control of something that doesn’t even exist. In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, readers find a dystopian society under totalitarian control. Big Brother controls all aspects of people’s lives. Jobs, housing, even sex and marriage are controlled by the party. By the end of the novel, it is revealed that Big Brother is merely an idea used to keep citizens under control. Orwell paints a picture of a society that is destroyed by political lies, spy technologies, and social segregation....   [tags: dystopia, sociopolitical analysis]

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The Anti-Feminist Message in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- George Orwell displays a tendency to disregard women in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, showing none of his female characters to ever be equal to a male character, whether physically or intellectually. Orwell's portrayal of women shows them in a very unflattering light. Firstly, the female characters base the relationships they form solely on sex and are unwilling to form any other type of relationship. Furthermore, the women are all two dimensional characters, lacking the brains and personalities the male characters all posses....   [tags: disregard for women, novel analysis]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwells and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

- ... Winston heard a succession of shrill cries, which appeared to be occurring in the air above his head. But he fought furiously against the panic…There was a violent convulsion of nausea inside him, and he almost lost consciousness. Everything had gone black. For an instant he was insane, a screaming animal. “ (216) This excerpt, while it may seem ordinary in form, makes the reader experience the torture alongside Winston. Through his pain and fear, the reader can fully understand the sheer power of the Party and the lengths they would take to control an individuals mind....   [tags: dystopian societies, poverty]

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Genesis, We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell

- The story of Adam and Eve has been told for many generations. One of its main focuses is the power of temptation in a Utopian society. In this Genesis, man’s disobedience to G-d has shown the world that people will always challenge authority and laws were meant to be broken. In We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, the societies in both texts resemble the characters in Genesis by either characteristics or by the actual role that they play in (their) society. The one recurring theme within all three texts told by either G-d in Adam and Eve, Big Brother in Nineteen eighty-four, or the Benefactor in We, was that they cannot have both freedom and happiness....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Orwell's Deployment of Irony in Nineteen Eighty-Four

- Orwell's Deployment of Irony in Nineteen Eighty-Four The society presented in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is one that appears perfect at first sight, but when examined closely is far from being that. People are manipulated by their leaders; they are being watched all the time and controlled by all possible means. George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is based on irony and there are many examples that help depict the people's life and the conditions they live in the way the author wants them to be....   [tags: Papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Nineteen Eighty Four Short Essay In Canada, we have the freedom to do almost anything. In the novel Nineteen Eighty Four, there is no freedom. Although there are no laws in Oceania, there are consequences to doing thoughtcrime. The consequences are used not for punishment but for the limitation of people who may perform a crime in the future. There are many differences in our society today and the society that of Nineteen Eighty Four. In our society today, we encourage thinking. Even in schools, children are taught to express themselves in any way possible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Nineteen Eighty-Four is a compelling novel, written in the period just after W.W.II. It details the life of one man, Winston Smith, and his struggles with an undoubtedly fascist government. The book is set approximately in the year 1984, in which Winston's society is ruled by a governing force known as "The Party". At the head of this government is a fictional figure known as Big Brother, to whom all citizens must love and respect. In this society, privacy and freedom do not exist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Totalitarianism is a word that has many definitions that are true to their own time and their own society. One of the most common definitions used world wide is very complex, but very understandable when you are done reading the book 1984 by George Orwell. Totalitarianism is a system of government and ideology in which all social, political, economic, intellectual, cultural and spiritual activities are subordinated to the purpose of the rules of the rulers of a state....   [tags: Free Essays on 1984]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Throughout the evolution of man, power and control have been idealized. When power is attained by manipulative dictators, citizens may initially view them as a means to satisfy their need for structure and direction. An author’s grim prophecy of mankind in a totalitarian society is depicted in George Orwell’s, 1984. Citizens in Oceania are governed by the Party Big Brother, which succeeds in controlling their actions and minds. The concept of oppression is taken to a new level, until there is no sense of humanity within the society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Who is watching us. Who judges us. And most importantly who controls us. In George Orwell’s novel 1984, Big Brother was in charge of all these crucial aspects of everyone’s lives. This book which was written long before 1984 can really take place at anytime and anywhere. The concepts and themes of this book are very real and very frightening. May be telescreens do not exist but V-chips and Pentium III computers are very much alive....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Totalitarianism in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

- Both Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four directly exemplify the destructive effects of a totalitarian government hidden behind the mask of a seemingly utopian society. Although each dystopia is depicted in very different ways, many similarities are evident: for example, the oppression the citizens are forced to suffer. Unjust control, cruel treatment, and dramatic punishments are typical of each society. The threefold government of Nineteen Eighty-Four ensures constant, total control over all civilians through fear and ignorance....   [tags: utopian society]

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Comparing Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley has a similar theme as to Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell. The theme is that the government has control over their society by brainwashing them. The difference is that Nineteen Eighty-four does their brainwashing by torture and fear and Brave New World does it by making happy by letting them have whatever they want. Brainwashing is persuasion by propaganda or salesmanship (Webster). The controller does exactly that in the book. Most people would probably pick Brave New World to live in over the other novel, but digging deep into the novel we realize this world is not a good one....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Exploring The Theme of Facism in Animal Farm, Nineteen-Eighty-Four, Yertle the Turtle, and Dictator

- Fascism is a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. Fascism also occurs in our literature such as the great pieces Animal Farm and Nineteen-Eighty-Four by Orwell, Yertle the Turtle by Seuss and Dictator by Kessler. These pieces will now be deeply explored so we can find out what English literature tells us about fascism....   [tags: Fascist, Government]

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Eighty-Six Years of Change in St.Michael's Ward, Sunderland

- Eighty-Six Years of Change in St.Michael's Ward, Sunderland For this assignment I am going to cover 86 years of change in this locality (St. Michaels Ward, Sunderland), 1855, 1897 and 1941. Maps show a number of industries, businesses and homes have remained the same. Maps A and B show the most change, from a rural area to an urbanised area, from maps B to C there's even more urbanisation. In 1855, farming was the main industry, using most of the land. Farming was the main industry because st Michael's ward was a rural area and it had enclosed fields....   [tags: Papers]

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Three Hundred Eighty Seven

- So much can happen over a period of 387 years. To name a few, the United States became a country, trains were invented, cars were invented, airplanes were invented, and the world experienced two world wars. Also during this period two people were born; Miguel de Cervantes and Luisa Valenzuela. Born in 1547, Cervantes would grow up to write one of the most renowned books of his time, Don Quixote. Don Quixote was first published in 1605 during the Renaissance. It is the story of Don Quixote de La Mancha, who is an average middle class, middle age man....   [tags: History, Cervantes, Don Quixote]

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The Ministry of Truth in Nineteen Eighty-Four

- The goal of the Ministry of Truth is to restructure history to support their ideals. Workers in the Ministry of Truth change history as ordered by the Party. These constant revisions to previously recorded history have led to a lack of accurate written documentation of the history of Oceania. The Party is in complete control of the recording of the history of Oceania. ““Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”” (Orwell, 34)....   [tags: George Orwell novel analysis]

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Nineteen Eighty Four by George Ornell

- In George Orwell’s time-honored novel,“1984”, one can say there are many compelling affinities between the fictional nation of Oceania and the America today. Orwell’s novel was a glimpse into the future in which is idea of doublethink does, in fact, exist today. Through, specific precedents Orwell describes to his readers the idea of doublethink and how it is used daily in the Party and with Big Brother. as well as the society of Oceania. There are also precise examples in the modern days of America and its’ society and government....   [tags: doublethink,dystopian nove,war is peace]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

- George Orwell has created two main characters that have conflicting traits believe in the idea of love in a world where it is forbidden. Although both are secret rebels of the Party and share the same hatred for the Party’s totalitarian power, Julia and Winston display a remarkable number of differences between each other. The differences between them include their morality, their motivation towards the rebellion, and their personalities. Julia represents elements of humanity that Winston does not: survival, instincts, pure sexuality and cunning (1984 By George Orwell Character Analysis Julia)....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- Curiosity and Anticipation After reading the summary of the novel, the first thing that I was interested in was the dystopian society that the story was taking place. I wanted to know what conditions people living there were enduring and how much power the government had on those people. I wanted to know from what kind of society, the author George Orwell was trying to warn the readers and why. I was also excited to find out how the protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, will rebel against them to achieve freedom and who will join forces with him....   [tags: personal analysis and review]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- Imagine a world without love. It is bleak and hopeless, right. A world where the family is torn apart; and the kids will rat their parents out should they make the slightest mistake. The kind of place most would never want to live within. But lucky humans, we cannot simply “get rid of love” the way Big Brother had in Orwell’s 1984. Love is not just everywhere, including the most dystopian places, but it is also a necessity to have. Julia and Winston’s relationship is an excellent example. The relationship they shared was not a safe one in Big Brother’s society, “...A real love affair was an almost unthinkable event.” But although the country had done a good job keeping citizens and their emo...   [tags: Winston and Julia, love is forever]

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V for Vendetta vs Nineteen Eighty-Four

- Many modern stories appear to parallel classic novels. While the setting may be the same, or even the initial conflict, the modern story can still present new content that differs from the novel it was inspired by. Alan Moore’s graphic novel, V for Vendetta, appears to be heavily influenced by George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eight-Four. Both stories, set in dystopian future Englands, have a government that controls the populace through fear and manipulation, but similarities between these two stories are superficial....   [tags: Alan Moore vs. George Orwell, modern v. classsics]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, a British writer with political conscience. He was born in India but educated in England at Eton College. He served the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927. In sick health, he returned to Europe to live in poverty as a struggling writer. Orwell joined the Republican forces in the Spanish civil war, and wrote a chilling account of this experience. He went on to write many books, mostly autobiographical, and achieved successes as a brilliant writer....   [tags: 1984 Essays]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, the Party watches him through telescreens; everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's seemingly omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people's history and language. Currently, the Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- It has always been man’s dream to see and understand the future in an attempt to prepare himself for events which will eventually unfold. This hope is the premise for futuristic novels like George Orwell’s 1984, which, step by step, moves through the life of a rebellious citizen trapped in a world of deceit and propaganda. Very few people have been exposed to such a treacherous environment as Oceania, where Winston, the main character, resides. Therefore, it was necessary for the author to interject certain literary devices to allow for the ability to better relate to a character in Winston’s situation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- The Orwell’s perception of an ideal government is pretty much the same as Montesqueue describes in “Persian letters”. They both seem to think that the best government would be one in which power was balanced among three groups of officials. As opposed to totalitarian regime of the Party, Montesque’s ideal government would be the government elected by people and not a product of a despotic ruler’s ideas. He, as well as the Orwell believed that the success of democracy- a government in which the people have the power - depended upon maintaining the right balance of power....   [tags: Free Essays on 1984]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- ¡°BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU¡± flashes out to the reader in capital letters. This slogan generally embodies the theme that the author is trying to convey. The darkness of the human nature, free will, and control are all the themes that are embedded within this piece of dark literature. The more we read on in the novel, the more we question the existence of Big Brother. Although physically absent, he still manages to instill constant fear with his presence in the people¡¯s mind. 1984 creates a world of totalitarianism in which communism is portrayed to its extreme....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- The terrors of a totalitarian government presented in George Orwell’s 1984 apply not only to the Party, but also to the Stalinist Russia of the 1930’s. Frightening similarities exist between these two bodies which both started out as forms of government, and then mutated into life-controlling political organizations which “subordinated all institutions and classes under one supreme power” (Buckler 924). Orwell shows how such a system can impose its will on the people through manipulation of media, constant supervision as aided by technology, and the threat of pain, both physical and mental....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- As Winston Smith entered his apartment building, he passed a familiar poster. "It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran." Then Winston opened the door to his flat to be greeted by a voice on his "telescreen" - a device he could dim, but never shut off completely. Telescreens broadcasted government propaganda and served as the eyes and ears of the Thought Police, who scrutinized everyone for any possible deviation from acceptable thought or action....   [tags: Free Essays on 1984]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Have you ever thought about what life would be like if Hitler had won WWII. Just think about not being able to choose the job of your choice or not being able to express your feelings about the government. Those are just two of the many freedoms that would have been lost if the U.S. would have lost the war. The book 1984 gives a view of what life would be like if we lived under a totalitarianism government. The story 1984 is about Winston Smith an average person who lives on airstrip one in Oceania, which used to be London, England....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Not so free after all Big Brothers eyes are over watching us everyday. The privacy we once had has dissipated. His focal point is in the sky like an eagle stocking its prey. The camera lenses of Big Brother dwell everywhere. Big Brother is always awake and has an eye on us. As of today, Big Brother has risen taller and mightier. He has gained the power to control what we can have knowledge about and has infiltrated into our private lives. George Orwell’s novel 1984, prophesied coming of our democracy of a negative utopia has been proven by current events....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. A totalitarian system is a good example of such a society, because although it provides control for the people, it can deny them a great deal of freedom to express themselves. The fictional society in George Orwell’s 1984 also stands as a metaphor for a Totalitarian society. Communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government are all controlled by the inner party which governs the people of Oceania in order to keep them from rebelling....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- Winston Smith's Downfall In the repressive society of Oceania in 1984, Winston Smith lived a restricted life in which all activities were aimed towards the good of the Party. Political and intellectual freedom were completely non-existent. With no laws separating right from wrong, the whole population lived in fear, which resulted in easy control by the government. People who broke the law by committing "thoughtcrime" were dealt with by the Thought Police and were either "vaporized" or sent for rehabilitation at the dreaded Ministry of Love....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- 1984 I think that today's society is a "half version" of George Owell's novel, 1984, in some ways it is similar and in others, uniquely different. The closest we come today to a "Big Brother" is the mob. The people are also controlled by watchful security cameras and subliminal messages. However, something in life today is very different from that of 1984, it is the people. In the words of the famous lyricist, "Power to the People." In analyzing "Big Brother," there are similarities between it and the mob....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- 1984 was written by George Orwell about a grim future in which people are controlled by a party known as the brotherhood which is led by Big Brother. The background of the story is that nuclear war has ravaged the earth and three superpowers have arisen out of the rubble, Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, all of which are at war with each other. The leading party in Oceania, where the story take place, exerts and maintains its power through such techniques as the Spies, a youth group that encourages children to report adults, including their parents, to the party officials....   [tags: Free Essays on 1984]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- In the world of 1984, Winston rebels against the party, but not only does he do it in a different ways but his displeasure with the society leads him on to rebel numerous times. First of all, Winston has committed a “thought crime”, a crime which is used to prevent the individual from thinking and the penalty for committing a thought crime was death (so he thought). Winston knew he was guilty for the crime but at the same time he assumes that he is not going to be detected or caught, at least in he beginning....   [tags: Free Essays on 1984]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- 1984 is a political parable. While Brave New World describes a future of everyone getting exactly what they want, George Orwell takes this in the opposite direction with a description of how the world most likely will be: mindless, loveless, unfeeling followers of nothing. The first paragraph of the story already foreshadows of what is to come with a description of Victory Mansions, the home of Winston Smith, the protagonist of this story. It tells of the “swirl of gritty dust… The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats.” Even the names of places are depressing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- In his novel, “1984,” George Orwell warns us against three things. He stated that people are only out for personal gain, and will use any means to reach their goals. He also warned against these types of people who are already in power. And lastly, he warns us against the lost of privacy through constant surveillance, and how we actually allow this to happen. If we all have the traits to become evil, why does it become a reality only in some. Before this question can be answered, we must first ask what evil actually is....   [tags: Free Essays on 1984]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- The book 1984 by George Orwell is merely a warning of what could happen to a society in the future after many years of decline. In the nineteen fifties it was thought of as a prophecy. Many people actually thought that George Orwell was a madman for predicting all of these events in this book to happen in the year 1984.       The story takes place in Oceania that is as a big country where there are smaller parts to it, like London where the main character Winston Smith lives. London is the former capital of the former country England....   [tags: 1984 by George Orwell]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- 1984 is about a parallel world 35 years into the future, in which all nations have been combined into three major countries: Oceania, Eastasia, and Eurasia. London still exists, but it is now a part of Oceania, governed by an entity called the Party, headed by a dominant figure called “Big Brother”. The Party's one goal is power; power over everybody and everything in Oceania. There is constant surveillance; devices called telescreens are put in people's homes to monitor thoughts, actions and broadcast Party propaganda continuously, with no way for the person to turn it off or change the channel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

- 1984 Truth In George Orwell’s “1984” society is manipulated and guided by an organization called the Party and an anonymous figure named Big Brother, who is used as God. One of the main aspects the Party controls is truth or tries to control is truths in the society and the truth in the minds of the individual themselves. The Party creates what they want to be true to make the individuals ignorant so they can manipulate them easier. This twist of the truth by the Party makes it seem like truth doesn’t actually exist, but for Winston it does exist or it once did....   [tags: essays research papers]

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1984 - Struggle Against Totalitarian Government

- 1984 by George Orwell is a story of a man's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens. They use advanced mind reading techniques to discover the thoughts of the people and punish those who show signs of rebellion against the government. The novel is supposed to be a prophetic story, however, it was somewhat wrong in predicting the date when this government will rein. Although some of the themes described in the book are already a reality, some are not going to happen for some time to come....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four Essays]

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Comparing Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

- Different societies have risen and fallen in the common search for the “perfect” civilization. In the books 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, both authors portray a dystopian society with some troubling similarities. Orwell and Huxley each stress the use of power to control the masses. This influence is always situated with a small group of individuals that uses it to control every aspect of the people’s lives. Using such a method brings to mind a severe totalitarianism of rigid control that terminates individuality....   [tags: dystopian society]

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Comparing the Nazis and the Party of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Similarities between Nazis and the Party of 1984   The government of Nazi Germany greatly resembled the Party, the government in 1984. Both operated similarly and had similar aims. Anything either government did was an action for maintaining power. Both the Nazis and the Party maintained similar ideologies, controlled mass media, educated children in their beliefs, had a secret police force, and had forced labor camps. Both governments used each of these methods maintain power and control over the people....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Totalitarian Regime in Nineteen Eighty Four and the Party's Methods of Control

- 1984, written by George Orwell and published in 1949, follows the life of Winston Smith and his attempts to rebel against the totalitarian state in which he lives. Winston lives in London in the country of Oceania, led by Big Brother, a strict party which maintains power and control by censoring everyone's behaviour and thoughts and trying to recreate people in the party's image. Throughout the book, the party attempts to gain complete control over Oceania in many different ways, some, similarly used, currently....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is more relevant today than George Orwell's 1984. Although both of the two totalitarian societies are based on plausible premises, the Utopia depicted in Brave New World still has a chance of appearing today, while the Big Brother-dominated society created by Orwell, being based to some extent on the totalitarian societies that existed at the time of the book's inception, is simply obsolete. Brave New World remains more believable in modern times because the events that led up to the creation of Huxley's Utopia have the greater chance of occurring tomorrow....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 and Western Religion

- Similarities Between Orwell's 1984 and Western Religion       In most societies of the past, simple economy was the main motivation for class division and political systems. Those in power controlled the money, those with a means of providing for the economy or gaining money soon were in a position of greater power than those who did not. This general form can be traced from ancient Greece to our present society. The methods by which the status quo or parameters of the system were maintained differs from case to case, however....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Society’s Influence on 1984 and George Orwell

- Society’s Influence on 1984 and George Orwell "To say 'I accept' in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration-camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas-masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press-censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder" (Bookshelf I). Politics, society, economy, and war during the forties had a direct impact on life at the time. A good example of this influence was the writing of Eric Arthur Blair, whose pen-name was George Orwell (Bookshelf II)....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Democracy Versus Totalitarianism in George Orwell's 1984

- Democracy Versus Totalitarianism in George Orwell's 1984 Winston Smith lived in a world of lies, chaos, and disorder. His uniform was shabby and living space cold and dirty. Changing the past to suit the present was his job where he worked, the Ministry of Truth. One day, he encountered a beautiful young woman of about 26 years of age and instantly fell in love. Little did he know that she would be the one who would end his life. He dreams of sleeping with her but fears that he would be captured by the Thought Police because sex is illegal....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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George Orwell's 1984

- George Orwell's 1984      War is Peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. These are the beliefs that the citizens of Oceania, in the novel titled 1984, written by George Orwell, live by. In this novel, Oceania, one of the three remaining world super powers, is a totalitarian, a society headed by 'Big Brother' and his regime, known as the ministries of Truth, Love, and Peace. A totalitarian government is defined as a government characterized by a political authority which exercises absolute and centralized control, and in which the state regulates every realm of life....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four Essays]

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The Eighth Amendment

- The 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, as well as the setting of excessive bail or the imposition of excessive fines. However, it has also been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States (according to the Eighth Amendment)to inflict physical damage on students in a school environment for the purpose of discipline in most circumstances. The 8th Amendment stipulates that bail shall not be excessive. This is unclear as to whether or not there is a constitutional right to bail, or only prohibits excessive bail, if it is to be granted....   [tags: Eighth Amendment Essays]

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Eighth Ammendment and the Twenty-Eighth Ammendment

- U.S Constitution’s Eighth Amendment Since the ratification of the Eighth Amendment nearly two hundred and twenty two years ago, the citizens of the United States have been under constitutional protection from excessive bail, fines, and unusual or cruel punishment. The following examines and gives a brief analysis of the origination and history of the eighth amendment, along with the provisions/clauses contained within the amendment. In addition, I think an amendment requiring a limitation on immigration and immigration services should be added as the twenty-eighth amendment to the United States Constitution....   [tags: US Constitution, immigration, fines, bail]

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