Essay about The Lego Movie 1984 Analysis

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George Orwell's 1984 and The Lego Movie, are two texts which develop the theme that if one desires to obtain control one feels the need to alter feelings, capabilities and even the world seen in reality, which can result in a artificial society lacking the presence of human nature. In 1984 the Party of Oceania and the antagonist, President Business in The Lego Movie portray similar characteristics and goals which connect to the theme. In 1984 the ideology of thoughtcrime and the cotton swab in The Lego Movie portrays similar meanings which connect to the theme. In both the pieces of literature, there are totalitarian controlled communities. They are both controlled by hierarchies who's only determination is perfection and complete …show more content…
The Party believes that creativity is the source which causes one's mind to think differently and negatively. This leads to the loss of human nature and human creativity. One can see that Winston, the protagonist of this novel, is severely affected by the party's desires. He says "[P]roles are human beings. We are not human"(Orwell, 173), "We are the dead"(Orwell,143) and "It's not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carry on the human heritage" (Orwell,30). By losing the ability to express emotions and freedom, humans are made imperfect. The Proles are the humans which make most of Oceania's population. Surprisingly these people are the only ones who have freedom and emotions; they are seen as not intellectual enough to be a threat to the Party. The reader later learns that "technological progress only happens when its products can in some way be used to diminution of human liberty"(Orwelll,201) though there is "no advance in wealth, no softening of manner, no reform or revolution has brought human equality a millimetre nearer"(Orwell, 210). This informs the reader that the Party's vision of a perfect society is an illusion. In reality, people are still unhappy, since they lack food, discipline and the ability to feel emotions and freedom. Moreover, the President Business in The Lego Movie also known as Lord Business or The Man Upstairs also creates the

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