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Intertextual Perspectives: 1984 and Metropolis

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Fiction Culture Literature Nineteen Eighty-Four Social inequality Historical revisionism Discrimination Corruption Oppression Thought Police Ingsoc Metropolis Fritz Lang
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Fiction Culture Literature Nineteen Eighty-Four Social inequality Historical revisionism Discrimination Corruption Oppression Thought Police Ingsoc Metropolis Fritz Lang
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In a dystopian society of totalitarianism, the imbalanced distribution of power brings about despotism, marginalisation of women, social inequality and the exploitation of the masses. It gives rise to the rebellion within the oppressed against their oppressor, creating anarchy in a society run by the powerful and rich. This representation of oppression is mirrored in Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, where attitudes of autocracy are prevalent reflecting the period of conflict and upheaval experienced in both the text’s context with the presence of the world wars. Created during the peak of the Weimar Republic, a democracy associated with hyperinflation, sense of a...
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