Tertiary Catalogue

1984 in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The period leading up to and following World War II saw both communist and fascist leaders rise to power in Europe. Economic depression and the propaganda prevalent during WWII shaped perspectives on life in Britain during the Cold War period. This video investigates the inspiration behind and dystopian influences on George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to students studying this text.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 12 min
Series: Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts
Printable Resources: Yes

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