Category: Dystopian Fiction

Nineteen Eighty-Four: An Historical Context

Fragments of historical information to put into context the social/historical norms at the time George Orwell wrote “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

Further Reading

Further reading to enhance your appreciation of the dystopian Genre. Use the links to download a copy onto your phone and computer so you can read these (or at least one of them) at your leisure.

Homework: Select a sample of rich language

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. Find for yourself some examples of his deft

Nineteen Eighty-Four: How to handle a quotation

An exemplar demonstrating one way of producing the analysis required in relation to any self-selected quotation from the text.

Novel Study: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

NCEA 3.1: Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence

Grammar of Satire – Trident, by Frankie Boyle

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.”

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