Comparing Casablanca to 1984

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How can a hero survive in a world gone mad? Both Casablanca, the classic 1940s film, and hailed as the greatest movie ever by some, and 1984, a piece of classic literature by George Orwell, also seen as being one of the most important novels of the 20th century, revolve around a world in chaos, where no one trusts anybody else, and a war wages on within and without. In 1984, Winston hides from a totalitarian, thought …

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…ions and committed the gravest crime: he was alive. Both acted in the face of defeat, and won their own victories. There are many similarities between the characters and events of 1984 and Casablanca. The line that sums it all up, was spoken by Rick. "That day in Paris, the Germans wore gray, and we wore blue." They dared to be different, and to be human, in a world gone utterly mad with its own evils.