Catcher In The Rye And 1984 Comparison Essay

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In both 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye, the authors use tone, diction, and simile to create a setting in which the government has complete control in 1984 and shabby in The Catcher in the Rye. To begin, 1984 is a novel about a dystopian society centered around a middle aged man named Winston. The story follows him as he goes through his dreary life until he meets Julia, who sparks the rebellion in him, leading to a series of events that eventually get him caught by the government. First, Orwell uses tone, diction, and simile to establish a controlling setting. Tone is clearly seen when Winston is reading off a list of tasks the government has given to him. The words are written short and to the point. Because of this, the tone is cold and …show more content…

Finally, by using similes, Orwell creates the setting of control. He writes about the government helicopters saying, "In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a curving fight. It was the police patrol, snooping into people’s windows" (4). By comparing the helicopters to a bluebottle fly, it implies that the government is so consistently around and watching that they are almost a nuisance like flies. Second, J.D. Salinger uses the same three parts of voice: simile, tone, and diction in order to create a setting that Holden views as shabby and run down. The Catcher in the Rye is a story about loner Holden Caulfield who recounts his past few days where he was kicked out of school, left to visit New York, and shares his thoughts on almost everything in his everyday life, such as women and his dreams to be a catcher in the rye. First, to establish the shabby setting, Salinger uses similes. When Holden travels to his former teacher's home, he sidetracks from his original thought to complain about the bed he is sitting on. Salinger writes Holden thinking, "'It is. I was. Only, I just got back from New York with the fencing team,' I

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