Literary Analysis of Gender Roles in the Novel 1984

In the fictitious novel 1984, George Orwell uses stereotypical female characters to illustrate that men are more powerful physically and intellectually and more important in their place in society. Although Orwell portrays many different characteristics, he tends to illustrate three main roles for the women throughout the novel. The first role we see is the … Read more

George Orwell’s 1984 / Fritz lang’s Metropolis

The themes of dystopia and the revolution and rebellion that it provokes, are highly prevalent throughout George Orwell’s literary masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four (often stylised as 1984), as well as Fritz lang’s revolutionary silent film, Metropolis. To a reader who has a general historical knowledge of the eras with which each text was produced, it would … Read more

Trump’s America compared with George Orwell’s 1984 – key similarities

On several occasions, we speak of literature on a light note. Sometimes we see the fictitious work of writers as part of history or a future that may never come to pass in our generation. Whether the authors highlight concerns over the economy, environmental degradation, political anarchy and censorship, morality, or general societal guidelines, it … Read more

Compare Orwell’s totalitarian Oceania with power dominance of Harvey Weinstein

Introduction George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 directs us to review our understanding of a dystopian world, to challenge our beliefs, and warns against the power of totalitarianism.  He writes about the government controlling everything in the fictional country of Oceania, where the leadership abuses its power by controlling people’s thoughts and actions through fear and … Read more

Indoctrination of Children: Please Do Not Mark Us!

Cyril Connoly once said, ‘While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.’ Truly, thoughts are our keys to open the gates of freedom and get away from man’s world of madness and hopelessness. However, if these thoughts are suppressed, then men will lose all sense of individuality … Read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London (in the nation of Oceania). The Party is controlling everything in Oceania likewise it is controlling Winston Smith. Everywhere Winston goes he is being watched by the leader of the Party, known only as Big Brother. Winston is frustrated by the oppression of … Read more