Eighty Essays

  • Around The World In Eighty Day

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    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

  • Around The World In Eighty Day

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    “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.

  • Around The World In Eighty Days: Summary

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    Around the World In Eighty Days: Summary The title of the novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, is pretty much self explanatory. An Englishman, Phileas Fogg, places a wager that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days. The events that occur throughout the novel describe his journey around the world. Phileas Fogg, the protagonist, was a lonesome person who lived with his paid servant. Mr.Fogg was thought to be rich although no one knew where his riches came from. Jean Passepartout, Fogg's paid

  • Nineteen Eighty Four - Fiction

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    “Nineteen Eighty Four” – Fictional World In English this semester we have studied three different texts. All three texts were based on original, fictional worlds. The fictional world which stood out above the rest and really amazed me would have to be ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ was the most realistic out of the three. While reading the novel you really get into the fictional world and think like the main character Winston Smith. Three aspects of the text which made this world

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

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    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

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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    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

  • Comparing Nineteen Eighty-Four and Utopia

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    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

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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    The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is an American classic which explores the human mind when it comes to power, corruption, control, and the ultimate utopian society. Orwell indirectly proposes that power given to the government will ultimately become corrupt and they will attempt to force all to conform to their one set standard. He also sets forth the idea that the corrupted government will attempt to destroy any and all mental and physical opposition to their beliefs, thus eliminating

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four Essay

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    George Orwell’s visionary and at times disturbing novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, envisages a total surveillance state. Many of the technologies described in the novel, which underpins its main themes and plot points, replicate those used today. Published in 1949, Orwell’s predictions in relation to the “telescreen”, “Big Brother” surveillance and the alteration of history are all extremely relevant to the world we live in today. The “telescreen” can be compared to webcams, eye-tracking televisions

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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    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. People are

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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    The proles (proletariats) in the novel are allowed and appreciate primitive emotions. Sex, scent, expression, and the true sense of freedom embody this in the novel. It is ironic that they reserve a sense of humanity, yet are considered inhumane. Eighty five per cent of Oceania’s population is proles, and they are unaware of their potential power. “If there is hope, it lies in the proles. Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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    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

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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    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

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale

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    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

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

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    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

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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    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

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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    In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell’s use of language helps convey the qualities of a bildungsroman, showcased by a narrator’s rise in self-confidence in the face of a repressive and egregious state propagandized as a utopia. The narrator’s resistance to the erosion of his individuality by said state is developed by Orwell as a main motif. The narrator, Winston Smith, is initially shown to be loosening from the grasp of leader Big Brother and the Party, which he gradually rebels against by pondering

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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    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. When Winston pursues his own freedom and his own private reality with his love, Julia, he ends up sacrificing his own ideals and liberty for the safety of his own life. The nature of reality Orwell developed within “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, demonstrates

  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four Essay

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel written by George Orwell in 1949, based on a man named Winston who lives in a dilapidated world, filled with surveillance and totalitarian government control. Winston challenges the Party, but eventually succumbs to being the “ideal” citizen due to the re-indoctrination (torture) he had to go through. The life Winston lived was monitored, structured, and limiting. The dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four and modern life share an alarming amount of resemblances. It is feared

  • Nineteen Eighty Four by George Ornell

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    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