Dystopian literature has been a vessel for political commentary dating back to the 19th century. Dystopian texts can be recognised by the unsettled feeling that the leave you with. You often have to read between the lines to realise that dystopias carry dire messages aimed at societies development and innovation. As a young woman, my […]

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. The radio in […]

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 […]