Literary Analysis On 1984 By George Orwell

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Felics Sparks
Madden
LA
Period 2
1 / 21 / 2016

Written Task 2 (SL)

1984 by George Orwell, published in 1948. Orwell uses the dystopian genre to conceive an exemplification of life in the future based on conformity, dependence of technology, and the absolute control of the state over the people, their rights, and their history. The dystopian genre has been classified to have constraints upon the structure of the storyline; variations of such plots come through in different ideas, but all adhere to: conformity, surveillance / invasion of privacy, a terrible / unnamable past which lead to the dystopia’s creation, a futuristic setting, lack of rights / freedom / expression for the people, and a distinct segregation of the higher and lower classes.How
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Dystopias typically follow Anti-Heros, used as a plot device to create a depth of sympathy for the flawed character before having the character bend to the wills of their higher class in order to survive, depicting the inevitability of the obedience of the lower class to the higher class. In 1984, these notions are shown through O’Brien’s absolute control over the main protagonist, Winston Smith, and how his beliefs are of the highest class, created from the desire of power and nothing else. In 1984, the people of Oceania must dress similarly, talk / behave similarly, and must Participate in the same activities mostly at the same time that all others must as well. People in the Ministry of Truth wear the same type of ugly, shapeless overalls in different / bland colors. Party Members are expected to have the same rations, take the same Victory products such as cigarettes, gin, and razors. They must also participate in youth groups such as Spies / Anti-Sex League, daily morning exercise routines, community hikes / marches, and Hate…show more content…
Orwell uses the dystopian genre to conceive an exemplification of life in the future based on conformity, dependence of technology, and the absolute control of the state over the people, their rights, and their history. The dystopian genre has been classified to have constraints upon the structure of the storyline; variations of such plots come through in different ideas, but all adhere to: conformity, surveillance / invasion of privacy, a terrible / unnamable past which lead to the dystopia’s creation, a futuristic setting, lack of rights / freedom / expression for the people, and a distinct segregation of the higher and lower classes.How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose? Also use examples from the text to support my ideas and what they’re supposed to be
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