1984 - 713 words
Winston Smith works in London at the Ministry of Truth. London is a city in Airstrip One, a Province of Oceania. The Party with Big Brother as its leader rules Oceania, a totalitarian state and one of the great powers of the world. Winston is secretly dissatisfied with his life under the inflexible and paternalistic government and decides to keep a diary of his thoughts. This is considered a crime in Oceania and Winston knows that he will be eventually discovered by the Thought Police. To bind the party members, frequent two minute Hate Sessions are held to accuse the enemies of the party such as Emmanuel Goldstein who questioned party doctrines. Winston dreams of an idyllic Golden Country w ...
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1984 Sexuality And The Search For Truth - 1,524 words
Sexuality and the Search For Truth in Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four The question of the existence of human nature has been a popular topic in modern literary works. Authors such as Shelly and Freud seem to agree that there is such a thing, however, they disagree on its attributes. Orwell also believes that human nature does exist but he takes it a step further than simply acknowledging its existence. Rather, in 1984 he uses such themes as truth and sexuality to enhance the attributes of human nature. There characteristics, Orwell believes, are insuppressible. Orwell believes that it is innate for humankind to be sexual beings, and to be in pursuit of truth. In the course of 1984, these themes ...
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... it for his next victim to enter his store. The Ministry of Truth is a place where history and facts--significant and insignificant are rewritten to reflect the party's utopian beliefs. They thoroughly destroy the records of the past; they print up new, up to-date editions of old newspapers and books; and they know corrected versions will be replaced by another, re-corrected one. Their goal is to make people forget everything- facts, words, dead people, and the names of places. How far they succeed in obliterating the past is not fully established in Orwell's description; clearly they try hard and they score impressive results. The ideal of complete oblivion may not have been reached, yet ...
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1984 7 - 1,095 words
To control human thoughts, intuition, emotions and actions are to control humanity, and that is exactly what the Inner Party had done in George Orwell's novel, Nineteen Eighty- Four. The Inner Party, most often refereed as the Party, had the power to control humanity or at least the civilians of Oceania. Most people that were born during the rein of the Party know no other way of life. They all grew up without emotions, freedom or an identity. Winston who vaguely remembers when times were different fantasizes about overthrowing the government. He realizes that the Party is not unbeatable but that it would take all the people of Oceania to recognize this before anything would change. The prob ...
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1984 8 - 557 words
Ever looked outside the window and seen a dove? A white dove in particular? The white dove in the dictionary is defined as a small wild pegion, however, the symbolic view of a white dove, is the opposite of the dictionary. A white dove symbolizes innocence purity, hope, and peace. Authors use symbolism in books in order to draw the reader deeper in to the meaning. In 1984,George Orwell uses symbols to create a larger more universal experience of life. In the novel, the coral paperweight places emphasis that Winston and Julia are as one, the "Golden Country" symbolizes the perfect place, a type of fairy land, and the nursery rhymes symbolically represent freedom. The first symbol that is pres ...
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1984: The Quintessential Negative Utopia (Or How to become really depressed about the future of the human condition in 267 pages or less.) 1984 is George Orwell's arguably his most famous novel, and it remains one of the most powerful warnings ever made against the dangers of a totalitarian society. George Orwell was primarily a political novelist as a result of his life experiences. In Spain, Germany, and Russia, Orwell had seen for himself the peril of absolute political authority in an age of advanced technology; he illustrated that peril harshly in 1984. Orwell's book could be considered the most acknowledged in the genre of the negative utopian novel. The mood of the novel aims to portr ...
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1984 - 1,869 words
... r, imagining himself floating inside the glass walls of the paperweight with his mother. The phrase "the place where there is no darkness" works as a symbol of hope throughout the novel, as Winston recalls the dream in which O'Brien tells him about the place and says they will meet there one day. The phrase therefore orients Winston toward the end of the novel, when the phrase becomes bitterly ironic: the place where there is no darkness is the Ministry of Love, where the lights remain on in the prisons all day and all night. Winston's affair with Julia becomes an established part of each of their lives, leading up to Winston's meeting with O'Brien. Despite the risk given the thoroughnes ...
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The film segment chosen was the final scene from Stanley Kubrik^s 2001 A Space Odyssey made in 1968. As the name would suggest, the film is set almost entirely in the future. Already having projected itself over 30 years into the future, it would be safe to assume that this motion picture offers a wealth of imagery and futuristic vision. It does. It is towards the end of the film, however, that Kubrik offers this to us on a much greater scale. In these few minutes, we are presented with the dawn of a new era: a near incomprehensible evolution of humanity. Through many complex design devices, the set design successfully achieves a vision for the future that is neither dystopian, nor entirely ...
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1984 Fact Or Fiction - 1,339 words
... mmonplace today. But we have not sacrificed old words to replace them. Today the names of agencies such as the Federal Burea of Investigation, North Atlantic Trade Organization, and the Central intelligence Agency have become mere initials (FBI, NATO, CIA). The chief concern of todays readers is directed to the feasibility of the society of Oceanian itself. Can that happen here? The technology of Ingsoc is already here with us today. Indeed, we have surpassed it. The internal mental mechanisms of doublethink, blackwhite, and crimestop are the real glue that hold it all together. We use variations of these concepts for everyday occurences: Ill pretend I didnt see what I thought I saw and ...
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Comparison Of 1984 And Brave New World - 850 words
A Brave New World is a story about Bernard Marx, who rejects his society because he finds that he is not satisfied with living a controlled life. 1984 is a story about Winston who finds forbidden love within the restrictions of his society. These books are both in the same genre, so they can be easily compared and contrasted. The main similarities in the two pieces are the topics of the novels, the endings of the books, the nature of the characters, the way history is handled, and the role of science. There are many important differences between the two novels. They are the way the societies perceive sex, the way the books are written, the role of hypocrisy in the societies, the role of drug ...
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1984 Summary - 565 words
The book 1984 was very interesting to me because it was the firdt book i have ever read like it. The book takes palce in London England the state which the main characte rWinston Smith lives is callled Oceania. The Catse System for this country is the inter party is the highest, next comes the outer party, then the paroles are the lowest class. The setting of the book takes place in april. The main charater of the book is Winston Smith who worked in ther minisrter of ttruth which is a place where made lies and falsified the past. Throughout the book the great majority of the people had telescreeens which traansmitted what of you did or were doing or saying as well as transmitting songs and o ...
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1984 6 - 673 words
Many great novels have been written on many different topics, George Orwells 1984 is no exception to this. This novel takes place in a country called Oceania; it is what is left of a destroyed London city, in 1984. There are only three continents according to the book, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. These three countries are always at war that is why most of them are described to be in ruins. Oceania is controlled by a government called Big Brother. Big Brother has taken total control of everybody's mind, regulating the minds of all the smart people to perform just like the not-so-smart people. Everything that a person does is watched and controlled by this government. It has gone to the poi ...
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1984 9 - 364 words
Shortly before the birth of Christ, a group of people emerged to form a power that would be the authority of their empire. These people were the Romans. The Romans were probably the first group of people who had an organized government. Nearly two thousand years later every country in this world has some form of modern government. Some forms of government today are the American Democracy, the Monarchy of England and Communism of Cuba. In the novel 1984 there is one ruler who controls In most countries today the government is for the people. These governments are known as democracys. There are several branches of government within a democracy that hold seperate powers. Branches in a democracy ...
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1984 10 - 1,145 words
Someone has always been there to tell you what to do in life. As a young child, you were told to behave properly and not to eat too many sweets. As you grew older and older, it seemed as if the responsibilities became greater and greater in number. Even as an adult, there was always an officious boss telling you what to do. There was always some higher force that bound your actions. Authority was the major theme in the novel 1984, by George Orwell. Authority was also a profound factor in Stanley Milgrams experiment conducted in 1974. It seems that authority has been around longer than any of us can remember, and it is authority that dictates the way we act. Authority is based on instinct. Wh ...
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1984 11 - 402 words
Winston Smith has lived a long miserable life. He believes he is responsible for his mothers and sisters death and he has to live with that pain his whole life. Also his wife left him and he has no one to talk to and no one to be with. But then he meets his soon to be love Julia, who he has a relationship with who changes his whole life. The first effect Julia had on Winston was that she made him more rebellious towards the government. This happened because Winston went through a lot of trouble just so he can hide his relationship from the thought police so he or Julia wont get caught for their relationship. If they were caught for there secretive relationship they would be in very big troub ...
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1984 Vs Brave New World - 1,297 words
Undoubtedly, the thought of living in, or forming a utopian society has flashed through nearly every persons mind. A few people have even tried to make this ideal dream society a reality. Unfortunately, within the pursuit of these societies the leaders become corrupt and begin to become paranoid with the fear of rebellion. Hundreds of people were murdered during the reigns of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin in what they considered measures to maintain peace and stability within their respective perfect society. One must also consider the hardships that the citizens were forced to endure while living under these oppressive governments. This dream of forming and maintaining a utopian society w ...
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1984 Not So Far Off - 1,257 words
The year 2002 has finally arrived. This is a time to take a retrospective look at what has happened in the previous year. The same thing happened in 1984. Back then; the people decided if what George Orwell had predicted in his novel had come true. Taking a quick glance, the appearance of the society then, compared with the fictional society of 1984 was like night and day. But, on further inspection, George Orwells predictions were really not that far off. Now in 2002, the evidence of a 1984 like society is ever the more visible. The focus of hatred in the two-minute hate can be seen today as well. Hate is an emotion that everyone experiences. In 1984, two minutes is taken every day to focus ...
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... camps or executed. That is the same today in our society.There are more and more security cameras being installed everywhere in the country. Global Positioning Systems track many electronics now and are even in most Big Rigs. Thermal Vision systems give the capability of staring through walls. Night vision systems allow people to see in darkness. Six and a half years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked that every cell phone double as a tracking device. The FBI is demanding real-time tracking of anyone suspected of committing a crime. This is a clear violation of the statute and the Fourth Amendment, said CDT executive Jerry Berman. In 2002 the FBI gained the right to tap any p ...
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1984 Julia's Story Creative Piece - 797 words
"Wake up!" a stern voice called from above. Her weary eyes slowly began to open. It was absolutely bright, however no windows were visible. Only electric lights running endlessly in parallel lines covered the ceiling of the hall. She was sitting in the very centre; her head crouched between her knees. She was afraid to speak or question where she might be. She could hear footsteps in the distant but could not make out where they were coming from. The burning lights had gradually blinded her eyes. This must be the Ministry of Love she thought. It seemed hours ago that she was thrown violently into this premises and she was starving. She understood why she was here but did not understand how. ...
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Orwell's 1984: Similarities And Difference Between Oceania And The Usa - 1,626 words
Similarities and Difference between Oceania and the United States This paper will discuss the similarities and differences between the Oceanic society of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and the society of the United States. First I will talk about the similarities and then I will finish off with the differences, all of which will be based on factual information that I have gathered both, from the book and the mainstream media. Then I will finish by coming to a conclusion to an opinion I have and whether the government systems are more similar or different. In order to do so, I had to ask myself some important questions like: Is the telescreen in the book the same as the cameras at work watchin ...
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