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Comparison of Dystopian Worlds in 1984 and the Matrix

Summary: From the beginning of the text, George Orwell's "Nineteen eighty-four" is portrayed as a dystopia in which the protagonist, Winston resides in. The ugliness of the dystopia in which they live in is suggested from the first paragraph. The world in the text, "The Matrix" is portrayed as far from perfect with the bleak, dark atmosphere presented within the first few minutes of the film. In contrast, the `real' world is not all that better, with humans forced to hide underground like hunted animals, adding to the dark, dingy feel that is presented through the text.
Dystopian Worlds

From the beginning of the text, George Orwell's "Nineteen eighty-four" is portrayed as a dystopia in which the protagonist, Winston resides in. The ugliness of the dystopia in which they live in is suggested from the first paragraph. The description of the `vile' wind, the smell of `boiled cabbages and old rag mats' in the hallway all add to the bleak, dark, sinister feel that Orwell adds throughout the text. The bleak mood of the text is presented with the government, represented by a being called, `Big Brother', suppressing society with all individuals treated similarly with society becoming more homogenous with the introduction of 24 hour clocks, metric measurements instead of imperial measurements along with the English currency becoming metric as well. The four government departments symbolise the darker, more sinister side of the dystopian society. All these departments are contradictory...

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