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Analysis Of The Book ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- Nineteen Eighty-Four showed us a world of cruelty and darkness, ruled by a totalitarian government only known as the Party, and it is no surprise to say that one of the relevant themes in this book is hopelessness. From room 101 to the party’s grip over the people, there are always symbols of oppression and signs of hopelessness throughout the book, but rather than just discussing the theme of hopelessness in this book, I want to expand on how hope is deprived from the people and how there can never be any hope of true freedom in Oceania....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Big Brother]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- As society progresses, and technology advances, we are constantly presented with new innovations in the field of security. Whether it be motion activated cameras, or face-tracking software, governments and corporations are beginning to monitor our every move on the Earth. Although this creates a more secure society, we are also giving up some of our social freedoms to these institutions. If people continue on this path, we will end up like the society of Oceania depicted in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Ministry of Truth]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- George Orwell was not just a great writer; he was a true visionary. Orwell was able to envision the gruesome future that was approaching. He saw how basic human rights and the idea of freedom could have been taken away by a controlling machine like government. Every action could be monitored and every sound heard. Being caught for nearly anything was punishable by either death or a multi decade prison sentence where you would be stripped of your personal identity even further. Nineteen Eighty-Four was his vision of this post-apocalyptic future we would arrive at on our current path....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has been extolled by Western critics for its incisive political commentary on the social and cultural ramifications of a totalitarian government. After witnessing the alarming extent to which totalitarian governments in Russia and Spain would exercise their power over the proletariat, Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949 to alert Western nations on how to approach the imminent rise of communism. The text is generally received as a “negative dystopian” novel that focuses on depicting the degeneration of humanity through the ubiquitous influence of technology, propaganda and political discourse....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Totalitarianism, Semiotics]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- Ignorance is Slavery: The depiction of communism in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” The famed political author George Orwell once said “I write […] because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention . . .” (Orwell 3). This philosophy is at the heart of his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in which he strives to reveal the dangers of communism through the extreme totalitarian world of Nineteen Eighty-Four. The principal danger which Orwell presents is that “communism [is] not a revolutionary force, but instead [is] a new, dangerous form of totalitarianism” (Rossi 207) in which the government is stifling society to gain control and power at the cost...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Communism, Soviet Union]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- As Walter Anderson philosophized, “[w]e’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone—bust paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy”. According to this quotation, trust is vital in allowing others into one’s life and creates an individuality that is brought with private relationships. At the same time though, it is at the peak of trusting others when one is the most vulnerable to betrayal and deceit. In Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, the ruling government, known as the Party, viciously suppresses any trust in others; however, it pushes the trust in Big Brother, the figurehead of the government....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Big Brother]

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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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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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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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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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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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Life Satisfaction Of Those Over The Age Of Eighty Five

- My topic of choice is life satisfaction of those over the age of eighty-five. What I want to study is the life satisfaction of those who have lived far beyond most their own family members. The reason why I choose this topic is from a personal experience, from knowing a sweet elderly woman who is ninety-six yrs. old. The conversations I have had with her about her life, inspired me to dig deeper into what causes people to age well or to not age well. There is something to admire in elderly that have not only lived a very long time, but also lived out their years in happiness and satisfaction....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Ageing, Death]

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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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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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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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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

- Dystopia: a society characterized by a focus on mass poverty, squalor, suffering, or oppression, that society has most often brought upon itself. Dystopia itself has been a subject of extreme fascination for centuries, and has brought us some of the most revered written works of our time. Dystopian fiction, born from the idea of dystopia, is commentaries, satires and most often warnings. Settings in the far off future, with laws and regimes unimaginable, dystopian fiction bring new perspectives on social and political problems of society....   [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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The Death Of The Age Of Eighty

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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