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1984 and the Handmaid’s tale

Does anyone know the likely themes that will come up on question 2?? I’m doing 1984 & The Handmaid’s tale and struggling lol
Reply 1
These novels are speculative fiction. The biggest themes in Orwells 1984 are: truth, loss of individuality, 'reality', language control, thought police, manipulation, totalitarianism (big brother), invasion/ loss of privacy, and surveillance.

The Handmaid's Tale: Gender, sexual, and power politics, the self and individuality, manipulation of language (control of info), identity, motherhood, resistance, rebellion and freedom.
Reply 2
thank you!! this is very kind of you

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