I wake up to a dull throb creeping up my neck and into my head, a splitting static sound overtakes me. I roll over to face my mother, her face is frailer than yesterday, the dark circles around her eyes are growing. My face twitches as I try to calm my breathing. When I was […]

“Symbols are a rich source of meaning in an effective text” Symbols in minority report are used to invoke ideas that criticize the degree to which the state invades the privacy of individuals through surveillance. Through the use of the symbol of the eye, Steven Spielberg presents us with the classical idea that justice, is […]

“Good literature enlightens; great literature inspires action” Planning Introduction- In this day and age, we are surrounded by literature. It is how we communicate with one another and grow our knowledge. 

We understand death for the first time when it lays a cold hand upon those who we love. Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful illness or disease. Euthanasia is currently illegal in New Zealand. In June last year, ACT leader David Seymour introduced the End of […]

Nobody has been able to prove that there are any significant economic benefits to having immigrants in our country, therefore they hold no value in the society.

Whether you are paranoid or in denial, you are being watched. Throughout the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an underlying message that our 2018 society should be paying close attention too. In George Orwell’s popular novel Nineteen Eighty-four, it is evident that he is expressing a warning to readers about just how invasive surveillance and technology […]

The concept of Big Brother being so predominant that a reality show was named after it, in which contestants were fully surveilled constantly. Telescreens were present in everyones homes reciting propaganda and recording movements and talking. However, in prolls homes they were not present- not caring what the poor people are doing. People being monitored […]

The closest thing to a computer in 1950 was the Electrical Numerical Integrator and Calculator or ENIAC. Constructed out of 18,000 vacuum tubes and consuming about 180,000 watts of electrical power, the ENIAC was capable of multiplying numbers rapidly. Television was not invented in the 1950’s, but it became very popular early in the decade. […]

“It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.” This is one of the first signs that the characters in this novel are told and shown how to feel and operate. It shows the robot […]