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114 GCSE 1984 essays

  • Marked by Teachers essays 1
  • Peer Reviewed essays 20
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  1. Marked by a teacher

    A Contrast between Winston's Relationships with Katharine and Julia and why they ultimately failed

    4 star(s)

    This is a very strong analytical essay and the only thing that needs improving is the way the essay is structured; this includes the way that quotes are used and…

    • Essay length: 1738 words
    • Submitted: 13/01/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 19/06/2013
  2. Peer reviewed

    1984 - What does Orwell do in the opening two pages of the novel to unsettle the reader?

    5 star(s)

    This essay engages superbly with the task. There is a clear focus on Orwell's techniques, and the aspects of narrative are analysed with great clarity. I liked how there was…

    • Essay length: 676 words
    • Submitted: 08/10/2004
    • Reviewed by: (?) groat 17/04/2012
  3. Peer reviewed

    What do you find disturbing about George Orwell's vision?

    5 star(s)

    This is one of the rare Literature questions that does not simply ask for a comparison - it asks for a personal viewpoint from the candidate, and in this question…

    • Essay length: 1378 words
    • Submitted: 22/10/2003
    • Reviewed by: (?) sydneyhopcroft 16/02/2012
  4. Peer reviewed

    How does Orwell make the introduction to 1984 alarming?

    4 star(s)

    This essay engages well with the task, looking beyond the plot to the techniques Orwell uses to make the opening alarming. There is a clear awareness of how structure becomes…

    • Essay length: 657 words
    • Submitted: 19/05/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) groat 07/04/2012
  5. Peer reviewed

    Look at the first four chapters of 1984. How has Orwell introduced the key concepts of memory, power, and control?

    4 star(s)

    This response is in receipt of a question that asks candidates how Orwell shows The Party's totalitarian political and social regime in 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' to control memories and sustain their…

    • Essay length: 734 words
    • Submitted: 27/02/2007
    • Reviewed by: (?) sydneyhopcroft 08/03/2012
  6. Peer reviewed

    Dreams and Fantasies in 1984 There is a reoccurring theme in the novel 1984, by George Orwell. The main character, Winston Smith is often fantasizing about his utopia, and dreaming about past events

    4 star(s)

    This essay is a response to a question that asks candidates to consider the dreams and fantasies of the protagonist of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', Winston Smith. This answer shows…

    • Essay length: 926 words
    • Submitted: 18/08/2006
    • Reviewed by: (?) sydneyhopcroft 02/03/2012
  7. Peer reviewed

    Some readers have felt that, even allowing for the bleakness of the times in which he lived, Orwell's vision in Nineteen Eighty Four is excessively grim and pessimistic. Explore various aspects of the novel from this perspective.

    4 star(s)

    A detailed answer to the question, all be it in quite a lengthy format. Candidates would not be expected to write this length of essay for an examination or coursework.…

    • Essay length: 2771 words
    • Submitted: 31/03/2006
    • Reviewed by: (?) garethevans 31/08/2012
  8. Peer reviewed

    'Winston Smith Needs O'Brien' in the novel 1984 by George Orwell.

    4 star(s)

    An interesting take on the role of O'Brien and his interaction with Winston within 1984. This candidate discusses their relationship and its wider significance within the novel's plot. Overall, an…

    • Essay length: 1226 words
    • Submitted: 03/11/2004
    • Reviewed by: (?) garethevans 31/08/2012
  9. Peer reviewed

    Explain the principles of Ingsoc and their maxims.

    4 star(s)

    This answer is a sound response to the proposed question and the candidate shows a well-supported understanding of both the novel and the Principles of Ingsoc. They shows an ability…

    • Essay length: 741 words
    • Submitted: 03/03/2004
    • Reviewed by: (?) sydneyhopcroft 15/04/2012
  10. Peer reviewed

    How is Orwell's attitude towards totalitarianism personified through the characters of Winston and O'Brian in this extract?

    4 star(s)

    Excellent. This candidate explores a variety of perspectives and interpretations, whilst avoiding a linear answer to the given question. For example, the structure of this essay was both organised and…

    • Essay length: 5832 words
    • Submitted: 05/09/2003
    • Reviewed by: (?) garethevans 09/07/2012

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