Chapter One – The hit Every time he hits me it’s not the impact of cold hands against my skin, not the pattern of carefully placed purple and red, not even the ripple of pain that makes waves in my head. No, the most spectacular thing about it is the knowledge that I could […]

The movie ‘V for Vendetta’ directed by James McTeigue, displays many examples of film techniques used to convey messages of anarchy and freedom as well as the fight between freedom and totalitarianism in the film including the use of juxtaposition, colour, and slow motion. These techniques are shown in both the dominos scene and the […]

The scene in Minority Report where the Spiders are introduced displays an invasion of privacy by the state, and the normality of this within the occupants lives of this society. Many non-diegetic sounds are used by the director to convey this message onto the audience, such as the use of violin music in times of […]

There are many examples in today’s society of what happens to the societal placings of women in either collapsing or totalitarian governments. The novel, Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood displays this perfectly seeing men being placed in higher positions, leaving women at the forefront of the lower class. Atwood details a dystopian setting where a […]

Allusions Biblical Allusions Jezebels is a reference to a Phoenician queen who ruled beside king Ahab. Jezebel was said to have persecuted prophets of God such as the Biblical character of Elijah. She is associated with false prophets, misleading femme fatale archetypes and women with less-than-pure intentions. Jezebels within the novel are associated with the […]

About the fact that we always assume that things such as totalitarian governments, stripping us of our rights, and fundamentalist control could never happen to us, but this shows us that there is always a possibility and we should not be so naive. Total trust in governmental rulers is never a good idea, and this […]

The moment it happened, something just didn’t feel right. A nervousness, an intuitive caution sign, you couldn’t quite put your finger on it, but knew something was wrong; it just took a while to figure out what that was. You never thought you’d be the girl it happened to; you love each other and who would […]

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