Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four “Government, is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”, this famous quote was stated by George Washington. The thesis of Nineteen Eighty-Four is how giving government too much control destroys freedom. The quote from George Washington explains exactly what the Party is, in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Nineteen Eighty-Four is written by George Orwell which was one of Eric Arthur Blair’s two pen names, the

  • Utopia and Nineteen Eighty-Four

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    Oceania is the country where the book 1984 takes place. Its society is far from that of Utopia’s. In Oceania there is no freedom not even to think. They are even creating a new form of English called Newspeak in which all the words that have anything to do with rebellion are deleted. The country is always at war and constantly uses propaganda and mind control tactics to control its populace. In the book 1984 the ruling party tries to control everything even down to the way people think by telling

  • Panopticism In Nineteen Eighty-Four And Frankenstein

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    Foucault considered panopticon as a symbol of the “disciplinary society of surveillance” (Panopticism). In the two novels, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Frankenstein, panopticism is an element shown greatly. Though these two novels have many differences, this similarity shared between the two is equally important. Panopticism is the main element of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel, it shows the dystopian life where the government, or the Party has all the power, and they carefully monitor

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four opens in Airstrip One, a region in Oceania, one of the world’s major super-powers. The novel follows Winston Smith, a member of the middle class Outer Party, and his battle against Oceania’s totalitarian government. Orwell manipulates the standard story arch of an archetypal hero to maintian that the loss of individual thought leads to a loss of one’s humanity. Orwell begins by using “all of” the standard phases of the Joseph Campbell’s hero cycle. Winston Smith is presented

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell is a dystopian novel set in a fictional totalitarian state of Oceania, where the brainwashed citizens are under constant surveillance, and public mind control dictated by Big Brother, the Party leader. Thus, any independent thought by any individual or group would severely be punished by the state as a “Thought Crime”. Punishments could be severe ranging from reeducation and torture to vaporization meaning death. Around the same year of the publication

  • Nineteen Eighty Four And The Inheritors Are Related

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    Firstly, Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Inheritors are related because the societies in these novels control people through despair. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Party constantly manipulates the minds of its citizens and rewrites historical records in order to keep them inferior and to obey the government’s commands. However, even if an individual revolts against the Party, they will be tortured to the extent where they will relinquish all of their rebelliousness and become loyal once again. For instance

  • A Rhetorical Analysis on Nineteen Eighty-Four

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    Running Head: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR Nineteen Eighty Four: A Critical Essay on Rhetoric Bereket Kifle Composition 12 Honors Abstract George Orwell employs the usage of different rhetoric throughout 1984.  The rhetoric differs from describing the human body and its struggle to survive to the different crimes and how the citizens felt about them.  Also, within 1984 lies a warning from Orwell: to eliminate the caustic consequences of a communist government.  While Orwell

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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    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. When Winston pursues

  • 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

  • Nineteen Eighty Four : A Warning For The Future

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    Rob Trapp Mr. Garland Novel Seminar 14 October 2015 Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Warning For The Future Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell in the late 40’s. At the time when Orwell started writing Nineteen Eighty-Four, WWII was just coming to an end. The late 40’s was also the start of the Cold War. The Cold war brought along much fear of communist governments, such as the Soviet Union, becoming a world power. Orwell was one of the people who feared a dictatorship coming