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Year 12 Advanced English: Module A- Metropolis and Nineteen Eighty-Four

Year 12 Advanced English

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


Trove- T.S Eliot



LitChart- Detailed Analysis

LitCharts- 1984



Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the son of a wealthy intellectual, and Maria, a worker's daughter, to overcome the vast gulf separating their two classes.


A documentary on George Orwells novel Nineteen Eighty-Four that explores how the dystopian book relates to society today. The documentary investigates the concept of a modern surveillance society informed by information technology, and features interviews with Japanese artists Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mamoru Oshii, as well as Michael Radford, director of the narrative film Nineteen Eighty-Four, which also came out in 1984. George Orwell's acclaimed novel continues to astonish readers around the world. He coined terms such as "telescreen," a device that operates as both television and a security camera, "Big Brother" an absolute dictator, and "War is Peace". The meanings of "freedom" and "expression" are questioned by the fate of a hero and a heroine being oppressed with brainwashing and torture under the extreme surveillance society controlled by a totalitarian government in Nineteen Eighty-Four.



State Library NSW

State Library NSW Resources for Advanced English Modules A, B and C



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