1984 DYSTOPIAN FICTION - 6th Period
Jay An, Robby Reyes, Rohitha Maganti, Vishnu Kunadharaju
Trait 1 (A Hierarchy)
"The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where there are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have aim... is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal"(Orwell 166).
"Between the two branches of the Party there is a certain amount of exchange, but only so much as will ensure that weaklings are excluded from the Inner Party and that ambitious members of the Outer Party are made harmless by allowing them to rise"(Orwell 72).
Elysium. Columbia, 2013. Film.
Trait 2 (State Propaganda)
"They were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the center of the hall, opposite the big telescreen, in preparation of the Two Minutes Hate"(Orwell 12).
"The Hate had started...As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein, the Enemy of the People, had flashed onto the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience...Goldstein was the renegade and backslider who... had been one of the leading figures of the Party, almost on the level of Big Brother himself."(Orwell 12).
Valle, Orvelin. We Are the Mighty. Digital image. North Korean Propaganda. N.p., 23 June 2015. Web. 3 Sept. 2015.
Words: For the 50th anniversary of republic of people of Josun, we will have plenty of fruits, meats, and rices.
Trait 3 (Strict Conformity)
"...a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting - three hundred million people all with the same face" (Orwell 124).
"He could not help feeling a twinge of panic. It was absurd, since the writing of those particular words was not more dangerous than the initial act of opening the diary; but for a moment he was tempted to tear out the spoiled pages and abandon the enterprise altogether. But he did not do so, however, because he knew that it was useless... The Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed... the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, the called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever" (Orwell 19).
The Giver. The Weinstein Company, 2013. Film.
Trait 4( A fictional state figurehead that people worship fanatically through a vast personality cult.)
Muir, John Kenneth. "John Kenneth Muir's Reflections on Cult Movies and Classic TV." : The Five Most De-Humanizing Rituals in 1970s Dystopian Cinema. Google Blog, 4 Sept. 2015. Web. 04 Sept. 2015.
Trait 5 ( A fear or disgust of the world outside the state)
"World War I Propaganda Posters." Destroy This Mad Brute -. Learn NC, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2015.
Trait 6 ( traditional view of life)
Image: Witch Burning
Fehi, Steve. "Condemned Witches Burning in St. Peter's Port." Digital image. Unconditional Acceptance. The New Existentialists, 28 July 2015. Web. 04 Sept. 2015.
Trait 7 (Penal System)
Equilibrium. Dir. Kurt Simmer. Perf. Christian Bale and Sean Bean. 2002. YouTube. 10 Oct. 2011. Web. 2 Sept. 2015. <http://youtu.be/59ZcTCijizI>.
Trait 8 (Constant Surveillance)
Why Did Nazis Burn Thousands Of Books? YouTube. Seeker Daily, 13 Aug. 2015. Web. 2 Sept. 2015. <http://youtu.be/4BQUiJxLINo>.
Trait 9 (Banishment of the natural world from daily life)
Forget NSA Surveillance - Police Are Keeping Tabs On You Too. N.d. YouTube. AJ+, 9 June 2015. Web. 3 Sept. 2015.
Trait 10 (a back story of a natural disaster, war, revolution, uprising, spike in overpopulation or some)
Service, Tom. "Music in the post war world." The Guardian. The Guardian, 4 Oct.2013. Web 3 Sept.2015
Trait 11(a standard of living among the lower and middle class that is general poorer than in contemporary society)
"The Proles are not human beings" (Orwell 88).
Townsend, John Converse. "A Son of Slaves Still Fights For Human Rights." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 5 Dec. 2012. Web. 03 Sept. 2015.
Trait 12(a protagonist who questions the society)
Oblivion. Dir. Joseph Kosinski. Perf. Tom Cruise. Universal Pictures, 2013.