Essay 4 - Thieny Nguyen Professor Jacoby ENG 205 03...

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Thieny Nguyen Professor Jacoby ENG 205 03 December 2009 Analytical Paper #4 A Horrific Society in Future (?!) Sam Lowry is a hard technocrat in a futuristic society which is supposed to represent late 20 th or early 21 st century. Brazil centralizes Sam Lowry who always dreams of flying away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend his whole life with the woman of his dreams. Though the whole society in Brazil reflects a dark vision, it still has some light atmosphere. Although the differences in tone distance the film and the book from each other, there is still a strong link between this movie and The Trial because both share a dark humor. Brazil and The Trial is a satire of the very society in which the story takes place, though also a satire which lacks any humor whatsoever and is more of a horror story of a society that might await us. In an Orwellian vision of the future, the populace is completely controlled by the state, but technology remains almost as it was in the 1970's. The producer created a visual of a 20th century world where the government has installed extreme and highly counterproductive measures for which to track down terrorists in this highly structured and bureaucratic state. A "bug" in the system mixes up the last name of a terrorist, thus the wrong man is arrested and killed while the real terrorist continues to roam free. Sam Lowry, the main character, who is an average man is assigned to investigate the error. At the same time, Jill Layton, Buttle's neighbor, is trying to report the mistake to authorities.
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Due to the extremely inefficient bureaucracy, she finds the process very complex to fix the issue. Meanwhile, Sam Lowry, who has been dreaming about Jill, gets sidetracked by
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