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Comparative Essay of 1985 Versus Metropolis

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George Orwell’s 1984 and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis reflect at the time current social and political contexts which have still remained relevant in modern times. George Orwell and Fritz Lang presented the ideas of an unequal distribution of power, de-individualization of a population, the complete dehumanization on a population wide-level, and the effectiveness of a totalitarian regime. These contextual ideas are expressed through these films through various cinematic and literary techniques, as well as established characters, which the audience can connect with. These techniques depict how social and political context at the time influenced the values, attitudes, and themes at the time of their release.

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Fiction Literature Politics Nineteen Eighty-Four Mass surveillance Authoritarianism Social classes Social inequality Ingsoc Proles Big Brother Telescreen George Orwell Fritz Lang
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Fiction Literature Politics Nineteen Eighty-Four Mass surveillance Authoritarianism Social classes Social inequality Ingsoc Proles Big Brother Telescreen George Orwell Fritz Lang
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Many works of literature are heavily influenced by times which they were created in. In a time of the iron curtain of Europe and the recent fall of the Nazi regime. George Orwell’s 1984 and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis reflect at the time current social and political contexts which have still remained relevant in modern times. George Orwell and Fritz Lang presented the ideas of an unequal distribution of power, de-individualization of a population, the complete dehumanization on a population wide-level, and the effectiveness of a totalitarian regime. These contextual ideas are expressed through these films through various cinematic and literary techniques, as well as established characters, which the audience can connect with. These techniques depict how social and politi...
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