Analysis Of Fritz Lang And Nineteen Eighty Four Essay

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Creations of composers are products of their time, reflecting the perception the artist had on their current society, what their predictions were of the future and, by contrasting two texts, what themes stayed consistent across two periods of time. When looking at a text, the perceptions and predictions of an artist are reflected the characters perspectives and choices, whereas consistent themes are seen in key plot points and recurring motifs. Composers, such as Fritz Lang and George Orwell are influenced by the world around them and their society, with prominent issues and themes of the time period influencing several aspects of their works. Comparing Metropolis, Fritz Lang (1927) and Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell (1949) an individual 's understanding of the contexts of the text is enhanced through the analysis of character dialogue, motifs, themes and key plot points, with related techniques.

Dominant characters within a text are often reflections of influential people in the composer’s society. A strong character which is highly developed by the composer often serves as a way of satirising the present members of society. Both Metropolis and Nineteen Eighty-Four feature a prominent dictator who abuses their power to oppress others. Metropolis, created in the 1920’s, can be seen to be influenced by rising dictators such as Benito Mussolini. This influence is evident in the character of Frederson and the perception the workers have of him. The workers, representing…

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