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British Literature

Dystopia and the Mechanisms of Totalitarian Rule

May 26, 2021

In a dystopia, the citizens can grasp the mechanics of the society they live in, but not its underlying motives. They can understand the ‘how’ but not the ‘why’. Orwell, Arendt, and Zamyatin all try to find the answer to this ‘why’ by looking at the society through the lens of totalitarianism. […]

Giant surveillance camera spies a man. No secrets, no privacy concept

Dystopic Utopia in Yevgeny Zamyatin’s ‘We’

April 26, 2021

Art, creativity, freedom—all have been carefully thought through in the terrifying dystopia of the One State, yet the citizen D-503 is confident that his society is on the right side of all these issues. […]

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