Masculinity: Atwood and Orwell

Atwood and Orwell’s differing assessments of masculinity are largely due to their differing narrative voices. Through the eyes of Offred, Atwood constructs a pointed feminist critique of masculinity as a nymphomaniacal and tyrannical animal that can’t be tamed. Conversely Orwell, with his male protagonist, depicts a highly thoughtful and vulnerable man, whose maleness is defined … Read moreMasculinity: Atwood and Orwell

Conflict between sacrifice and love against selfishness and contempt

In George Orwell’s novel 1984 and Fritz Langs’ Metropolis, it is seen that both texts explore the conflict between the value of sacrifice and love against selfishness and contempt. Both Orwell and Lang explore this conflict in light of their differing contexts. Behind Metropolis, Lang foregrounds his own Christian values as the counter to economic … Read moreConflict between sacrifice and love against selfishness and contempt

Struggle to maintain humanity when confronted with social change

Utilizing multidisciplinary knowledge gained from analysis of both George Orwell’s novel 1984 and Fritz Langs’ Metropolis grants the individual the ability to better understand the ways in which both texts portray that a major concern is the struggle to maintain what makes us human when confronted by overwhelming social change. Both Orwell and Lang explore … Read moreStruggle to maintain humanity when confronted with social change