Throughout the novel, Winston constantly references the fact that ‘Today there were fear, hatred and pain’ and that in this society of Ingsoc ‘No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred’ and this is displayed in many, various ways. An example of this is when Winston writes about when he went to see a film stating that the ‘Audience were much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him’ and that ‘there was a wonderful shot of a child’s arm going up up up right up into the air…and there was a lot of applause from the party seats’. This displays the extent to which
It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words. Prominent examples of a programmatic works include Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony - where it is a musical description of ascending and descending a mountain, Modest Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – inspired by the paintings and watercolours of artist, Hartmann who was a close friend of Mussorgsky. The piece in focus would be Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. We will be focusing on his artistic influences from literature that influenced the story of his Symphonie Fantastique. When Hector Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique, or Fantasy Symphony, in 1830, he was greatly inspired by Shakespeare 's work, Hamlet but more specifically, he was swept away by the likes of Irish Actress, Harriet Smithson.
George Orwell’s 1984 tells the story of a man named Winston Smith attempting to escape the constant oppression he must face in a post-World War II totalitarian society. Winston struggles to be himself in a place that holds him back. With non-stop monitoring, Winston has to figure out how to rebel against Big Brother without dying. He does so by acquiring a book and a lover. His response to the poor standard enable him to experience happiness and some sort of freedom for a brief amount of time.
The novels portray the idea that the overpowerment of something can create a blatant world that everybody conforms to, but Bradbury uses the controlling ability of technology and Orwell uses the government. Society changes by just the slightest of differences. The increased use of technology in
His use of connotative diction creates an ominous mood, therefore creating a frightening effect on the reader. The thought of having no privacy is considered to be one of the most terrifying concepts for the average person, of which Orwell takes advantage in the first four paragraphs of 1984. In illustrating the inside of the Victory Mansions, Orwell describes the poster hanging on the wall as “one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes [of the man on the poster] follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.” This description is designed to immediately scare the audience, especially through the use of second person, which implies that everyone, even the reader, is being watched by the poster, and therefore by the government. Orwell chose his diction carefully in this passage to elicit a feeling of unease from the reader at the prospect of such an invasion of privacy.
Along with their ideals and values, modernist poets believed that the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century has the ability to reinvent and revivify a language based on a variety of personal experiences. Uniquely, this essay will discuss the political and historical situations that inspired Pablo Neruda’s poem “I’m Explaining A Few Things” and Pablo Picasso’s striking painting Guernica. Correspondingly, the essay will analyze and explore the tone, stanzas, and half lines that harmonize between the poem and painting. Pablo Neruda, a nobel prize winner, was one of the most beloved poets during the twentieth century. He was an advocate for social justice and a leading cultural figure on the Communist left.
In the book 1984, Winston’s “safe haven” is the idea of rebellion. Whether it is him dreaming of it, seeing Julia, or writing in his diary, he takes comfort in whatever act he can take against the Party. Much of the narrative has to do with Winston’s thought process. It is not an objective approach to the situation, and is therefore full of personality and opinion. Winston’s hopes and dreams of rebellion become a crucial part of the text, adding insight as well as limiting perspective to that of only one character.
Dreams: The Exploration of Winston’s Inner Feelings In works of literature, dreams are often used to foreshadow future events or to reveal the major theme of the literature. In the case of George Orwell’s 1984, Orwell uses dreams to reveal Winston Smith’s psychological trauma and inner feelings. Orwell uses Winston’s dreams to uncover his disturbing past and to connect his inner feelings to a theme of connection. Winston has multiple dreams throughout the novel, and they reveal his inner feelings. Orwell reveals this feeling of connection through the dream of his encounter of O’Brien symbolises his hope for freedom, he recalls the death of his mother and sister in a dream which symbolises his guilt, and his desire for freedom through his dream
Likewise, Lennie's lack of consciousness from determining right from wrong, denounces his self character, leading to his own death. Furthermore, in 1984, Winston Smith entrapped in the dystopian society Oceania with the ideas of totalitarianism, confinement, and control. capable of ordinary human feeling. The people of Oceania, "[Are not] capable of ordinary feeling [and] everything will be dead inside [them]" (Orwell 323). In response, Winston is trying to escape and fight the system.
However, the reader can 't help but sense the fear and concern these romantic writers experienced during the Romanticism Era since it followed the Industrial Revolution and threatened a critical source of peace these individuals had which is nature. They thrived on literature, nature and imagination to glorify the present and paint it in the finest artistic way possible. We still enjoy these works of arts by simply holding a book and unleashing the power of imagination. Regarding to my personal reflection about the poem, it is a simple poem with lots of imagery. It is a very beautiful poem gives a close image of the purity and beauty of nature, and the deep human emotion inspired by the natural landscape.