Is There a Place Without Darkness Under Surveillance? A comparative Study of George Orwell’s 1984 and Liu Cixin’s the Mirror
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- George Orwell, 1984, Liu Cixin, The Mirror, Science-Fiction, Surveillance
George Orwell’s 1984 is one of the most influential English novels of the 20th century. It is not only a political fable but also a science fiction novel with prophetic nature. Liu Cixin’s The Mirror is included in the collection of short stories Time Immigration, which successfully links reality and shows the connotation and beauty of science. Although the two works are both imaginative sci-fi works and they seem to be nonsense and absurd, they profoundly reflect the social reality and have a certain vigilant effect on the entire human society. This article explores the relevance of the two works and the warning to human society from the perspective of the reality of the two works, the political theme, and the elements of surveillance. Under the high-intensity seamless monitoring and restraint, even if the people in this society are highly self-conscious, and the darkness cannot be hidden anymore, will the future be definitely bright?
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TY - CONF AU - Rao Cheng PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - Is There a Place Without Darkness Under Surveillance? A comparative Study of George Orwell’s 1984 and Liu Cixin’s the Mirror BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 234 EP - 237 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.429 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.429 ID - Cheng2020 ER -