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Technology and Warfare. Dystopia. Society unworthy of humans Totalitarian state ( 1984, Kallocain ) Developmental derailment ( Fahrenheit 451 ) No choice No freedom No alternatives. George Orwell, 1903-1950. World War II Insecurity Atomic bomb Annihilation

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Dystopia
Dystopia

  • Society unworthy of humans

  • Totalitarian state (1984, Kallocain)

  • Developmental derailment (Fahrenheit 451)

  • No choice

  • No freedom

  • No alternatives


George orwell 1903 1950
George Orwell, 1903-1950

  • World War II

  • Insecurity

  • Atomic bomb

  • Annihilation

  • Stability = continued warfare

1984, 1949

Animal Farm 1945


Summary
Summary

  • 3 super-states:

  • Oceania = America + Britain

  • Eurasia = Russia + Europe

  • Eastasia = China + the Asiatic countries

  • London - Airstrip One

  • 4 ministries: Truth, Love, Peace, Plenty


Summary ii
Summary II

  • Thought Police

  • Contradictions

  • Big Brother

  • The Proles = 85 %

  • Conditions were bad

  • No laws

  • Social activities

  • No privacy

  • Sex for procreation – soldiers for the State


Summary iii
Summary III

  • Language – vocabulary

  • Good – plusgood – doubleplusgood / ungood etc.

  • The Past – infallibility

  • Power for Power’s sake

  • Fear is the ruler

  • Violence and Torture

  • The Brotherhood?

  • Winston and Julia


George orwell 1984
George Orwell, 1984

  • http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5464625623984168940#

  • Equilibrium

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dH5UAv-JiM


Questions
Questions

  • Correlations between our society today and that depicted in 1984and Equilibrium?

  • The role of the media (propaganda?)

  • War – (9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan)?

  • Power

  • Corruption (politicians?)

  • Individual identity

  • Classes and privileges

  • Love and Sexuality