master's thesis
The Mechanisms of Totalitarian Power in Dystopian Novels 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale

Eni Trajkov (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitleThe Mechanisms of Totalitarian Power in Dystopian Novels 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale
AuthorEni Trajkov
Mentor(s)Mario Vrbančić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale are two dystopian works which essentially deal with apparently two different kinds of totalitarian power, however, both with the scope of the absolute mastery over individual’s mind and body. Therefore, the main focus of this thesis is to demonstrate and elaborate the mechanisms by which those who rule Orwell’s and Atwood’s imaginary societies exercise their power, that is, to demonstrate and elaborate the ways in which the stated scope is accomplished inside the novels. So, by applying the appropriate theoretical framework on the examples of the two novels it will be shown how in both cases the aim of the complete mastery over individuals is accomplished by the exercise of the mechanisms of surveillance, the mechanisms of prohibition or sexual repression, the mechanisms of language control and the mechanisms of violent punishment.
Parallel title (Croatian)Mehanizmi totalitarne moći u distopijskim romanima 1984 i The Handmaid’s Tale
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teaching, Research
Study specializationTeaching
Academic title abbreviationmag. educ. philol. angl.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-07-08
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Roman Georgea Orwella, 1984, te roman Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, su dva distopijska djela koja se u suštini bave s naizgled dvjema različitim vrstama totalitarne moći, međutim, oba imaju za cilj potpuno ovladavanje umom i tijelom pojedinca. Stoga je glavni fokus ovog diplomskog rada ukazati na i razraditi mehanizme pomoću kojih oni koji vladaju Orwellovim i Atwoodinim izmišljenim svjetovima provode svoju moć, to jest, ukazati na i razraditi načine kojima je postignut već navedeni cilj unutar dvaju romana. Dakle, primjenjujući prikladan teorijski okvir na primjerima tih dvaju romana, pokazati će se kako je u oba slučaja cilj potpunog ovladavanja pojedincima postignut provedbom mehanizma nadzora, mehanizma zabrane ili seksualne represije, mehanizma kontrole jezika i mehanizma nasilne kazne.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)power mechanism of surveillance mechanism of sexual repression mechanism of language control mechanism of violent punishment moć mehanizam nadzora mehanizam seksualne represije mehanizam kontrole jezika mehanizam nasilne kazne
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:320750
CommitterGorica Lovrić