George Orwell

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  • The Destruction Of Language In 1984, By George Orwell

    Mind Control What if the destruction of language and the past can be used as tools to manipulate the minds of people? In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, this is exactly what is happening. Winston, who works in the ministry of truth in Oceania erases the past by rewriting it. It is a vile world in Oceania when even a movement on your face is enough to be vaporized. Winston must control his thoughts in order to stay alive. When one is not paying close enough attention, they can become…

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  • Civil Disobedience By George Orwell Analysis

    great works of literature: “Shooting an Elephant” and “Civil Disobedience”. Take the pieces’ two bold writers, George Orwell and Thoreau himself, respectively. Forces compel both men to perform what each considers an objectionable act: for Thoreau, to pay a tax supporting the aggressive Mexican- American war; for Orwell, shooting an elephant wandering through the Burmese town that Orwell polices. However, the influential forces, and the power they each possess, differ greatly. The American…

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  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell Analysis

    The values in a person’s life often result in a difficulty to make a decision in a time of conflict. In the two texts, “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell and “The Guest” by Albert Camus, it can be seen that the two protagonists struggle in making a decision due to their values. A personal reflective of myself can also display that I have also dealt with, where my values interfere with a conflict that I was facing. The values in conflict we face as an individual influences us to make a…

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  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell Summary

    You are in a foreign land still learning the language, and constantly mocked by the locals, but then an opportunity comes so that you can become a hero. George Orwell had the same exact experience and shares it in shooting an Elephant where he is forced into a situation that can cause him to be praised or hated. In this story we see how Orwell is placed into a situation where he torn between pleasing the people of Burma, his personal morals, and the safety of others. It would be hard for most…

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  • Examples Of Propaganda In 1984 By George Orwell

    In the book 1984 by George Orwell various methods of propaganda are used to control the Party members and Proles of Oceania. The main type of propaganda used in 1984 is a glittering generality, “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH” (Orwell) glittering generalities have positive implications and are valued in society. Another type of propaganda used in the book is bandwagon hate. All Party members and Proles are taught to hate Emmanuel Goldstein, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each…

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  • The Destruction Of Language In 1984 By George Orwell

    In what way can two plus two equal five? In George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984”, Orwell writes how the government has everyone believing only what they want them too. A way one can see this is through the destruction of language and how it is used to manipulate people. In the novel, we see a man who lives in dystopian future in place called Oceana, which is present day London. Everyone in this society is being run by the party which rewrites history to control the people. So one can ask…

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  • War Is Peace By George Orwell Analysis

    meaning of “War is peace Freedom is slavery Ignorance is strength” It is by analyzing the slogans that we realize the irony that they bring. This interesting quote, written by George Orwell in his famous novel called 1984, made many of his lectors quite perplexed at the beginning of the lecture. What was Orwell trying to communicate by initiating this little paragraph in his novel? What is its meaning? Of course, through the reading of this satirical fiction, the lecturers get to the…

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  • The Uses Of Technology In 1984, By George Orwell

    Many countries today use various forms of technology in everyday lives, usually to monitor people but in some cases they are used in a negative way. In the book “1984”, by George Orwell, the government of the fictional country Oceania uses technology, particularly telescreens to control and spy on it’s citizens. Fear is put into their heads and prevents them from speaking out nor even thinking negatively about the government. The telescreens are constantly watching which also means Big Brother…

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  • 1984 George Orwell Language Analysis

    1984, George Orwell, an novelist and journalist, who’s dystopian novel portrays a government that controls all aspects of people’s lives. They use a variety methods to keep their citizens in control and Winston Smith is one of the people who challenges them. Orwell’s use of repetition, imagery and symbolism to create suspense in order to capture his audience’s attention throughout the novel. First, Orwell uses repetition in order to emphasize that the telescreen still holds power over everyone.…

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  • 1984 George Orwell A Totalitarian Society

    written by George Orwell 1949, depicts the perfect totalitarian society. The society is the most extreme imaginable realisation of a modern world where the government have absolute power. The inhabitants live under constant surveillance and even the smallest mistake can lead to a certain death. The United States have since their controversial ‘war against terrorism’ and the leak of information from the National Security Agency been highly questioned all around the world. How is George Orwell's…

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