In the books 1984 by George Orwell, and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey, there were similarity's such as theme and authors style. As well as differences like the setting and purpose. I thought that the passage on page 5 of 1984, and the passage on pages 4 and 5 of One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, brought out some of both the similarities and differences of the books.
These passages used very good diction to describe the setting in which each took place. In the first passage Orwell described victory mansions, which, in great contrast to its name is described as smelling like "boiled cabbage", and "old rag mats.". Orwell also describes a poster of big brother on the wall. This is the first time Big Brother is introduced in the book. To give the reader a sense of how powerful Big Brother is, Orwell uses diction like "enormous", "heavy", and "ruggedly handsome.". The passage from One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is filled with diction as well. Kesey is describing the head of the ward, Miss Ratched. To describe how she looks when she is mad he says" she's swelling up, swells till her backs splitting up, swells till her backs popping out the white uniform" Kesey also uses diction like "swivel of her huge head" to describe her looking around the room, and he uses "painted smile twists, stretches to an open snarl", to describe her face. Both of these authors use diction throughout the book, this is just two examples of how they do it.
Big Brother and Miss Ratched are both described as very controlling in these passages.
Each author uses craft in these passages do describe the different characters.
The effect of each authors style was very similar as well, each painting a picture for the reader.
There was a purpose behind all of the similarities I have described. I think the major difference between these passages was each ones purpose. .