Essays about: "orwell"

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  1. 1. Nineteen Eighty-Four as a Critique of British Colonialism

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Niclas Olsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Postcolonialism; Colonialism; Language; Kenya; British Empire;

    Abstract : This essay explored the possibilities of Nineteen Eighty-Four being read as a critique of British colonialism in Kenya. The questions I have tried to answer are: What are the significant aspects found in Nineteen Eighty-Four that correlate to postcolonial literature? What are the significant parallels drawn between Orwell’s Airstrip One and the British colonial state in Kenya? In regards to similarities between Oceania and colonial Kenya, do they shed a new light on Nineteen Eighty-Four in terms of themes? I have tried to answer these questions by using the theory of postcolonialism, and reference literature from colonial Kenya. READ MORE

  2. 2. Internet Surveillance Law in the UK and Article 8 'Right to Privacy'

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Spencer Whiskard; [2018]
    Keywords : Internet; Surveillance; Article 8; Right to Privacy; Technology; ECHR; ECtHR; IPA 2016; Investigatory Powers Act 2016; Hacking; Data; Digital; 1984; Freedom; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The danger that mass surveillance poses to concepts of ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ have long been a topic of fiction as well as of hard academic study. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is a work that some might disregard as mere post-apocalyptic whimsy but its arguably accurate recreation and prediction of the methods utilized by the totalitarian government to maintain absolute control over a population serves to give the novella a grim level of scholastic technicality and precision. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Ministry of Post-Truth: Using George Orwell’s 1984 to Develop English as a Foreign Language Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Alexander Hudberg; [2018]
    Keywords : EFL; Critical thinking; George Orwell; 1984; Dystopian Fiction; Post-truth; Alternative Facts; Fake News; Critical literacy pedagogy;

    Abstract : In 2016, “post-truth” was chosen as the word of the year by the Oxford Dictionaries. This is a concept that has come to be associated with a type of political discourse in which objective facts are less important than factual inaccuracies which appeal to emotion to influence people’s attitudes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Reading Orwell’s Animals : An animal-oriented study of George Orwell’s political satire Animal Farm

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Engelska

    Author : Hanna Boremyr; [2017]
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  5. 5. 'I will work harder' : A Psychoanalytical Study of Boxer - the Horse, in Orwell's Animal Farm

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Johanna Wermelin; [2017]
    Keywords : Animal Farm; Psychoanalysis; Orwell; Freud; Propaganda; Manipulation; Defense mechanisms; Denial; Sublimation;

    Abstract : The novel Animal Farm was primarily written as a satire on the Russian revolution, with the underlying intention to actively warn readers what happens when a totalitarian regime takes power. Manipulation and propaganda play a central role in the novella, but the ways in which the regime abuses its people psychologically appears to be of even greater importance. READ MORE