1984 and Metropolis Quotes

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Will assist in the study of Intertextual perspectives in relation to 1984 and Metropolis
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Description of Big Brother “It depicted simply an enormous face, more than a meter wide: the face of a man”. Winston’s feeling of constant surveillance from this figure “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”
Description of Winston "A smallish, frail figure, the meagreness of his body merely emphasised by the blue overalls which were the uniform of the party"
Working class of metropolis move mechanically with sunken shoulders, while operating heavy machinery and fighting exhaustion, identityless - as the explosion occurs faceless bodies are thrown across a wide frame and men tear off burning clothes as they run from a plume of smoke
depiction of Frederson Walking up and down an excessively large office, dictating business jargon to a clan of eager henchmen - stern brow in closeup shots
Concerns expressed in Metropolis impact of technology/ industrialisation Loss of what it means to be human nature and effects of capitalism
Problems of 1920's Germany Hyperinflation, rioting in the streets and a prevailing sense of anxiety
Problems of Post WWII Britian Continuation of stringent rationing and cold war politics
Concerns addressed in 1984 Threat of totalitarianism and propoganda
Both texts emphasise... The way that the social and cultural aftermath of war shaped the compositional eras
Common concerns of texts Tragic loss of life Totalitarianism Poverty and opression Loss of values of love, compassion, faith, trust and integrity
Both texts present The imminent dangers of the contemporary social and political world. Evaluate the mechanisms of power in institutions that practice socio-political supremacy and tyranny
Hope in 1984 Hope for a better future is ruled out - "The past was dead, the future was unimaginable." Part 1, Chapter 2, pg. 28 - "Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious." Part 1, Chapter 7, pg. 74
Hope in Metropolis There is still hope Shown by Maria's message to them to be patient and wait for a mediator - this is why the scale of the rebellion is much higher than that shown in metropolis
Metropolis fragmented light in workers city The lighting and shadows along with the non-parallel and broken lines of the architecture are suggestive of the broken human spirit
Torchlight on Maria Symbolic of the capturing and trapping of maria as she is tormented underground
Mediator quote Mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart heart = empathy
Low angle shot Symbolises the robot marias rising power
Slogan 1984 "WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH." Part 1, Chapter 1, p
O'brien quote - misleading "We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness." Part 1, Chapter 2, pg. 27
1984 slogan control "'Who controls the past', ... 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'" Part 1, Chapter 3, pg. 37
1984 quote manipulation "a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans" Part 1, Chapter 7, pg. 77
1984 quote love At the sight of the words I love you the desire to stay alive had welled up in him" Part 2, Chapter 1, pg. 110-11
M. Kieth Booker quote on 1984 ‘1984 takes its energy from the ability to look back on the worst horrors of the Stalin years-with a side glance at Hitler as well’ – M. Keith Booker
Fredersen on wealth - “Nobody is important except the brain and what it creates; efficiency, which in turn, has created all the wealth of the world” – he believes that efficiency and the pursuit of power justifies the means. Ie. Wealth
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