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General Views on Dystopian Genre
Brooker: "dystopian literature works by a process of 'defamiliarisation'"
Gerber: "there is no way out of the Dystopian state, even in thought"
Grossman: "Technology ... tool for stagnation, rather than for progress"
Fitting: Dystopia is a "defence of the status quo"
Critical Quotes on The Handmaid's Tale
Briscoe: "Moira is Offred's rebel alter ego"
Atwood: "All prohibitions are founded upon a denial of our desires"
Atwood: "America seems to be losing faith in the basic premises of liberal democracy"
McCarthy: "no satiric bite"
Loflen: "Gilead forces the audience to play the part of the executioner, and in doing so, to represent the regime"
Critical Quotes on 1984
Orwell: "two and two could become five if the Fuhrer wished it"
Podhoretz: "Orwell's ruling passion was the fear and hatred of totalitarianism"
Berkes: "Language becomes a method of mind control ... destruction of will and imagination"
Yeo: "Propaganda and surveillance ... are esentially linked"