Fake Plastic Trees: A green plastic watering canFor a fake Chinese rubber plantIn the fake plastic earth That she bought from a rubber manIn a town full of rubber plansTo get rid of itself It wears her outIt wears her outIt wears her outIt wears her out ...
Dystopia: A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.
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This task is an extension of our Dystopian genre study. This is an opportunity to explore how the unifying elements of the genre are employed across different texts by different authors to form warnings about the future.
This task is an extension of our genre study of the dystopia Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This is an opportunity to create your own dystopia, grounded in the socio-political anxieties of our time.
The Dystopia genre has its own grammar – This close reading of the opening page of Nineteen Eighty-Four offers a clear insight into the grammatical means by which George Orwell infused his futuristic vision with an eerie authenticity.
It was conceivable that they watched everybody all the time “Any sound that 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...
This is week one of your Feature Article writing assessment. You will work independently on these articles during your English periods this week.
This week we develop your individual plans for your Feature Article. We define Dystopia and look at resonance between Nineteen Eighty-Four and our world today.
Guidance supporting preparation of a critical review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four that is supported by assessment by New Zealand’s NCEA framework. NCEA English 3.4 AS91475
An introduction to feminist criticism including a starting sample of ‘what feminist literary critics do’
This week we continue our analysis of Nineteen Eighty-Four. We will discover Feminist Literary Theory and I’ll introduce you to the outline for your Feature Article.