Nineteen Eighty-Four Minority Report A Clockwork Orange The Handmaids Tale Unifying Ideas: controlled thoughts and actions. Controlling state. Anti-hero character. Manipulation of language. Corruption. Privacy, thought police, thought crime. Big brother. Winston. New language.     Privacy, pre-crime police. Pre-crime government. John.           New language.

There are many common elements in dystopian texts. One unifying idea between the texts Nineteen Eighty-Four, Minority Report, A Clockwork Orange and Handmaids Tale is the invasion of privacy. (show and explain how they are doing this in each text, use quotes) Quotes: 1984- “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you […]

A successful text helps us to think but it doesn’t tell us what to do. The movie helps me think about the idea of a totalitarian state, the importance of individual rebellion, convenience vs privacy, and technology. It also makes me think about how this relates to the world today.   Literature is essential to […]

Texts which deserve our attention are those that challenge our thinking. The movie challenges my thinking about surveillance and how it can affect peoples lives and how surveillance is used today. Spider scene, train boarding scene, eye surgery scene.   Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Minority Report’ shows that a text which deserves our attention is one that […]

Logical Fallacies: Composition/devision – Implying something that something is true of the whole when it is only true of some part of the whole. Bandwagon – The idea that you should do a certain thing because everyone else is doing/thinking that way. Slippery slopes – Where someone implies that some event must inevitably occur as […]

It’s Adam and Eve, not Steve    

Dystopia: An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. Make a decision of what aspect of todays society I will project into my fictional dystopian future The concept of global warming. We didn’t care about the environment enough now, that all the ice caps […]