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1984 and Metropolis Comparative Essay: Module A Essay

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An essay on 1984 and Metropolis, explaining the significance of the authors' contexts within the texts. Discusses themes of control and highlights the significant cultural movements that emphasise the representation of social class division. This document is a band 6 quality module a essay of 1984 and Metropolis comparative study.

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Fiction Literature Politics Political philosophy George Orwell Metropolis German Expressionism Totalitarianism Nineteen Eighty-Four Weimar Identity Orwell Fritz Lang
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Fiction Literature Politics Political philosophy George Orwell Metropolis German Expressionism Totalitarianism Nineteen Eighty-Four Weimar Identity Orwell Fritz Lang
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However it is in challenging the historical, cultural and social contexts of the composition that enhances the timeless concerns of the text, addressing universal themes of control and social class division. Orwell and Lang are able to incorporate influential cultural and historical ideologies, ultimately capturing the role of a composer's environment in shaping the enduring values of the textual media. George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty Four”(1984) a subversive novel, paints a nightmarish description of totalitarianism, challenging his historical and social contexts. Similarly Fritz Lang’s silent film Metropolis provides a social commentary on the Weimar republic utilising German expressionist elements to delve further into the role of values and attitudes held on composition. Bot...
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