Tag: Future Dystopia

Radiohead: Idioteque, 2+2=5, Electioneering, Fake Plastic Trees and Planet Telex

Fake Plastic Trees: A green plastic watering canFor a fake Chinese rubber plantIn the fake plastic earth That she bought from a rubber manIn a town full of rubber plansTo get rid of itself  

The Grammar of Dystopia

The Dystopia genre has its own grammar – This close reading of the opening page of Nineteen Eighty-Four offers a clear insight into the grammatical means by which George Orwell infused his futuristic vision with an eerie authenticity.

Literary Theories: Feminism

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

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Exploring the Text

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

Task: Select a Quotation and expand on its effect.

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.¬† After I provided and explained an exemplar of

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