Literature is most successful when its dealing with the big issues of the world.   Talk about statement without introducing text.   The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four shows that literature is most successful when its dealing with the big issues of the world. This statement is true as the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is both successful and […]

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.

Quotes: 1984 – “The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no […]

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 […]

“and that made the old veck start moaning a lot then, then out comes the blood, my brothers, real beautiful. So all we did then was to pull his outer platties off, stripping him down to his vest and long underpants (very starry; Dim smecked his head off near), and then Pete kicks him lovely […]

The sky was filled with black smoke. The power poles were all on a lean. It was a bright cold day in April. The clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith nuzzled his chin into his breast. He did this as an effort to escape the vile wind. He slipped quickly through the glass doors of […]