Your focus over the holiday break should be on completing your reading of our core text, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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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After yesterday’s excellent conference, we’re all in a good place to move forward. Here’s today’s plan.
In spite of being the author of the quotation "Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane." Orwell's writing is rich with grammatical complexity and textured imagery. After I provided and explained an exemplar of how to approach the use of a quotation -...
An exemplar demonstrating one way of producing the analysis required in relation to any self-selected quotation from the text.
NCEA 3.1: Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
School. It’s an amazing thing. There’s nothing a 15-year-old boy loves more than getting up at 6:30, eager to educate himself.
After our short study of the Grammar of Satire, it's time to have a go at writing a satirical piece in your own right. Here are some suggestions as to how you might get going: Read more satire - be inspired by the work of others, and explore the technical frameworks...
I wrote a joke the other day, along the lines of: “Our greatest fear is that we die alone – which is why I intend to take quite a few people with me.”
The most exciting way of getting into Russia is to cross Germany in a sealed train and arrive at the Finland Station in St Petersburg to be greeted by a cheering revolutionary mob who promptly rename the city after you.
Key posts on this Thoughtcrime site referred to in this podcast are: What is Satire? The Grammar of Satire - Advice to Youth