“Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.” In the dystopian genre, we see the power of language from complete control of a civilisation to destroying the individuality of people. These texts use the power of language to open our perspective to those in our society who abuse […]

It was a bleak night as Kyle staggered home through Seto. His back in agony after another harrowing day living with his Pearls. His feet scuffed along as he approached his door, he sat in his Genkan bending down to remove his shoes and put on his slippers Almost letting out a grunt of pain […]

Minority Report is a Dystopian film which uses unrealistic idea to portray a realistic problem we as a society may let pass over our heads. In Minority Report there is the Precrime devision who use Precogs to see into the future and take action against murderers before they even commit a crime. This idea of […]

Nineteen Eighty-Four was written as a warning to the people as a way to question and stay aware of the actions and aim of the current governments. We see Nineteen Eighty-Four as a exaggerated version of what our future could become and shows how the effects of language can be used to maintain power over […]

As most of you know I came down here a year ago form Auckland one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and now I am here in Wanaka where we all live in a protective bubble unaware of the privilege and perspectives lots of kiwis have in the country. I was at a school where […]

“The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it to rectify.” Winston is our main protagonist, he is the character whose perspective we follow in this novel. Here we see his job to help […]

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