Literature is essential to human society for many reasons; it helps us think deeper about ourselves, our lives, the world we live in, and makes us more aware about the world we live in. Through literature we are able to consider alternative perspectives and ideas in which we may hold. This idea is key, and […]

“Literature is most successful when it is dealing with the big issues of the world.” Write your intro paragraph: Address the statement – take a position – explore the broader idea Literature is essential to human society for many reasons; it is a means of helping us to think about ourselves, our lives and each […]

Nineteen Eighty-Four Minority Report Clockwork Orange Handmaid’s Tail Unifying Ideas Corruption Government control Lack of Privacy Brainwashing Manipulating Language Surveillance Anti-hero Character – A common element in many dystopias is the manipulation of language. The inner party has manipulated the language in attempt to reduce all emotion and differences within Winston and the proles. The […]

Question: “Tests which deserve our attention are those that challenge our thinking” Steven Spielberg‘s film, the ‘Minority Report’ features a dystopia in which the public are convicted of crimes they have not yet conceded, which are seen through instruments of pre-crime who see visions of future murders. The film features a totalitarian state, who control the population through […]

The only constant is change. That is true about life, and it’s true about the climate. The climate has been constantly changing, since the earth was formed roughly 4.6 billion years ago. For example, in just the past 2000 years, we have seen the Roman Warm Period, when it was warmer than it is today. […]

The Orb above me was crafted from old Persian glass, in the cool morning light it scattered bright shards of light on the cobwebs across my bed sheets. Ever since I was  young we were told the glass was red, the colour of fire and blood, to signify the power of Our Saviour. The Elders […]

Woke up – Alarm on phone reads ‘8:00 wake up’, the bright light from phone blinds my eyes – The loud and piercing electronic beeping, slowly awakens me to the faint sound of Logan’s music in the shower – Smell of freshness in the air, I accidentally left my window open last night – Feel […]

“But always – do not forget this, Winston – always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot […]

In this essay I will be covering how the media is able to manipulate the populations thoughts about certain events by providing fake news, similar to how Winston works in the ‘Records Department’ in the ‘Ministry of Truth’ which rewrites history according to the party’s needs. Events in 1984: War propaganda, re-publishing of old events that […]