Category: Reading

Practise Analysis – Sample Response 2

QUESTION: Symbols are a rich source of meaning in an effective text. “In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” In a visual text the most significant ideas are often conveyed through the

Practice Analysis – Sample Response

Good literature enlightens; great literature inspires action Some may believe that literature’s role is largely archival, that it simply records moments of human endeavour and imagination, thereby making the great literary canon simply a vault,

Nineteen Eighty Four – Preparing for “Feature Article” Assessment

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

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Exploring the Text

How does Nineteen Eighty-Four help us to define the genre “Dystpian Literary Fiction”?

The Death of Truth

These are the articles I read to the class about some of the historical antecedents to Nineteen Eighty-Four

Literary Theories: Feminism

An introduction to feminist criticism including a starting sample of ‘what feminist literary critics do’

Literary Theories: Marxism

An introduction to Marxist criticism including a starting sample of ‘what Marxist literary critics do’

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.

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Apple: You’ll see why 1984 won’t be like “1984”

This advertisement, aired during the Super Bowl in 1984 shows Apple’s advertising agency tapping into the Cold War anxieties about totalitarianism to present it’s new computer products. How does this ad appear to us now Apple has become one of the world’s largest multinational companies?

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