Analysis Of Nineteen Eighty Four And V For Vendetta By George Orwell

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Respective authors of Nineteen Eighty-Four and V for Vendetta, George Orwell and James McTeigue mutually convey the consequences of life within a totalitarian society. Both authors establish these consequences by setting their texts within a profound society that is governing a totalitarian regime of which the populace possesses negligible societal influence and privacy. Orwell creates a dystopian society instilled with a perpetual state of hostility and paranoia whilst McTeigue’s governing party enforces a fascist jurisdiction which utilises significantly clearer regulations than the Party’s as lawbreakers are able to acknowledge their misconducts when they infringe the law. To enhance the reader’s perception of the societies, both authors explore the life and experiences of a main protagonist that eventually rebels against their society, consequently conveying a struggle of revolution. Symbolism is also subtly implemented into both texts to signify points of control and retribution within the dystopian societies. Both authors also effectively utilise the conclusion of their texts to reinforce their individual premise to the reader. Orwell creates a feeling of desolation in the reader as Winston fails to instigate any change to their society whereas McTeigue conveys triumph as the population successfully revolts against the Norsefire party. In addition to concluding with contrasting tones, as a consequence of one text being a novel and the other being a film, the authors…
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