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Blind Conformity Malcolm X
Blind Conformity Malcolm X
Blind Conformity: Malcolm X Tony Franklin ENC 1101 D.J. Henry 2/3/97 In today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case,
What is an Education?
What is an Education?
What is an Education? According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the word education is: The systematic instruction, schooling or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life; by extension, similar instruction or training obtained in adult age. Also, the whole course of scholastic instruction which a person has received. Often with limiting words denoting the nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life it prepares, as class
Power is many things It is the ability to control people in their sayi
Power is many things It is the ability to control people in their sayi
Power is many things. It is the ability to control people in their sayings and/or actions. It is the ability to get whatever you want. Power is a necessary component in any society, otherwise all pandemonium would break loose; leaders must be established. But, when taken to an extreme, power is not good, and pandemonium will break loose. As Lord Acton said, Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. A good example of this is Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany. He believed he co
Outline
Outline
Outline Thesis: In Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut portrays a prepackaged, robotic society, and an American culture plagued with despair, greed, and apathy. I. Introduction II. Social problems A. Racism B. Commercialism and materialism C. Violence D. Lack of culture E. Greed III. Destruction of America A. Pollution B. Destruction for wealth IV. Conclusion Vonnegut's portrayal of society in Breakfast of Champions The country Vonnegut takes us through has been plasticized, prepackaged, and
Animalism Vs Marxism
Animalism Vs Marxism
Animalism Vs. Marxism Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer Jones. The fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to signify that radical change and revolution are, themselves, borin
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan, The Anarchy Organization, Supreme White Power, which are Skinheads and Neo-Nazis, and Phreaks are a few of these groups. These groups all have one thing in common......they somehow break the law. The Ku Klux Klan terrorized public officials in efforts to drive them from office and blacks in general to prevent them from voting and holding office. ( Microsoft Encarta 1995 Ku Klux Klan) The Klansmen flogged, m
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey is about patients and doc
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey is about patients and doc
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest, by Ken Kesey, is about patients and doctors in a mental institution. The author talks a lot about what goes on in this institute. The main points in this book deal with control, be it the character of McMurphy who is unable to handle control, or Nurse Ratched the head nurse on the ward whose job requires her to be in control. The world of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is dark; it is a place where control leads to destruction, but the novel shows through the ch
What is an Education
What is an Education
What is an Education? According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the word education is: The systematic instruction, schooling or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life; by extension, similar instruction or training obtained in adult age. Also, the whole course of scholastic instruction which a person has received. Often with limiting words denoting the nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life it prepares, as class
The Hope of the Phoenix
The Hope of the Phoenix
The Hope of the Phoenix The word phoenix had symbolize immortality, but for the people in Fahrenheit 451, their only hope was that the phoenix would be burn out, and be reborn again. The myth of the phoenix gave optimism to the life of Montag, to the books, and to the world of Fahrenheit 451. The world was now dying, and nobody seemed to care, because the government had brainwashed the people. It was a situation, where not only the brave, but the ones who can think for themselves, who can help
Pundits and editorial writers pounced on Newt Gingrich
Pundits and editorial writers pounced on Newt Gingrich
Pundits and editorial writers pounced on Newt Gingrich when he suggested, soon after the election, that Republicans in the House would take up a school prayer amendment after acting on the agenda outlined in the Contract With America. Most insisted the proposal was a major political blunder. But then most of them had previously decried the contract itself as a major political blunder, sure to lose votes for Republican candidates. The school prayer amendment is an excellent idea, but an ambitiou
Brave New world
Brave New world
Brave New world Imagine what the world would be like if we were all “under the iron curtain“. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: “To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda.…”. Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly satirized totalitarian propagand
Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified
Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified
Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified? The answer to this question is not easy to answer, because it depends on your own point of view, and the case. To try and justify terrorism we must first know exactly what the word “terrorism” means. “Terrorism is the premeditated, deliberate, systematic murder, mayhem, and threatening of the innocent to create fear and intimidation in order to gain a political or tactical advantage, usually to influence an audience” James M. Poland “Terrorism is the unlawful use
Animal Satire
Animal Satire
Animal Satire Final Essay 12-2-01 Animal Farm by George Orwell is a symbolical political satire in which animals take the place of humans. Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution have many similarities and ideas. The characters, settings, and the plots are the same. Animal Farm is a political satire, which was written to criticize totalitarian regimes and particularly, Stalin's practices in Russia. The events and characters in the book are comparative to important figures and affairs in the Russi
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the great thinkers of the past have been blurred from existence. Imagine living in a world where life no longer involves beauty, but instead a controlled system that the government is capable of manipulating. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, such a world is brought to the awareness of the reader through a description of the impacts of censorshi
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar In Sylvia Plath’s, The Bell Jar, the main character, Esther Greenwood, faces many issues while trying to deal with society. She is introduced to a new world in Manhattan, New York and theses issues surround her. These Issues range from dieting to even suicide. All the girls seemed to be reducing. Esther feels the pressures of slimming down because everyone else is doing it. She sees dieting people all around her and begins to think she should diet. “Almost everybody I met in New Yor
Pornography
Pornography
Pornography Feminist positions on pornography currently break down into three rough categories. The most common one is that pornography is an expression of male culture through which women are commodified and exploited. A second view, the liberal position, combines a respect for free speech with the principle a woman's body, a woman's right and thus produces a defense of pornography along the lines of, I don't approve of it, but everyone has the right to consume or produce words and images. A th
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron �Everybody was finally equal. They were not only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.� This is a short, but powerful excerpt from the short story Harrison Bergeron. Not only does it make you wonder why everyone is equal, but as well makes you wonder how did everyone become equal? In the short story and the movie, Kurt
Animal Farm - Movie
Animal Farm - Movie
Animal Farm - Movie Animal Farm is a movie that uses animals to make fun of humans. The movie starts out with a the highest animal, Old Major, the pig, telling all the animals they must unite and leave the humans, and that the humans should not boss them around anymore. However, before that can happen, Old Major is killed. The animals do succeed, though, in scaring off the humans. Because O ld Major has died, it is time for a new leader. Snowball, a pig , and Napoleon, another pig, both try to l
1950s
1950s
1950’s Youth culture in the nineteen fifties was a time that opened up the world to be integrated for whites and blacks. In this paper the fifties are analyzed through the clothing, styles, cars, family life, and most importantly entertainment. Talking to various members of my family I asked them if they could remember the way that the youth dressed in the nineteen- fifties. The responses were all similar. The popular man role wore tight white T- shirts which were described to me (I hate this ex
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Called the most dangerous and violence prone of all extremist groups by the F.B.I, called nothing but a bunch of anti-government, communist, copkilling racist thugs by mainstream America, the Black Panthers were undoubtedly one of the most controversial and uncompromising radical groups of the 60's-70's era civil rights groups. Though it is true that the Black Panthers were a Marxist-communist group that favored violent and swift action to achieve social and political goals much
Media And Its Influence In Society
Media And Its Influence In Society
Media And Its Influence In Society Gangsters Now Vs. Gangsters in the past This paper will discuss how the media's portrayal of gangsterism influences society. THe media - television, radio, and newspapers, is the worlds' most powerful means of communication. THe media has a strong impact on our lives. In many cases , what we see in the media is not the truth. What they show is one sided- they tell what they feel is the most important. Society is being brainwashed by what they see on television
Brave New World 1932 is one of the most insidious works of literature
Brave New World 1932 is one of the most insidious works of literature
Brave New World (1932) is one of the most insidious works of literature ever written. An exaggeration? Tragically, no. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness. So how does Huxley turn a future where we're all notionally happy into the archetypal dystopia? If it's technically feasible, what's wrong with using biotechnology to get rid of mental pain altogether? Brave New World is an unsettling, loveless and even sinister place. This is because H
Feminist Backlash The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite
In Margaret Atwoods novel The Handmaids Tale and Tennessee Williams pl
In Margaret Atwoods novel The Handmaids Tale and Tennessee Williams pl
In Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale and Tennessee William’s play The Glass Menagerie the effects of the attempt for absolute control are very apparent. Throughout the works, Offred and Tom Wingfield struggle with their awareness, rejection and escape from this control. The result occurring from this control is their pursuit for emotional and physical freedom. Throughout The Handmaid’s Tale the audience sees a future dystopia with total governmental control. The society of Gilead has
Our world has a lot going for it for instance we are free to make our
Our world has a lot going for it for instance we are free to make our
Our world has a lot going for it, for instance we are free to make our own choices. We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and the freedom to gather.We also have choices about our love life. Last, but not least, we have privacy and in 1984 they did not. 1984 is by George Orwell. In 1984, most of the people were brainwashed or were to afraid to do anything. For example, the proles, all they needed was beer and sex and they would be fine, they didn't, they wouldn'
THE DAIN CURSE
THE DAIN CURSE
THE DAIN CURSE By: Dashiell Hammett Qualities are very important in relating to a character in a novel. When the character’s qualities are revealed it lets the reader see the many facets, or different sides of the character’s personality. During the course of a novel the main character displays many important qualities. These qualities may be good or bad, and may change throughout the novel. These changes may be attributed to or be a cause of events in the story that make the character differen
Too Much Power Corrupts Our Minds Souls and Society
Too Much Power Corrupts Our Minds Souls and Society
Too Much Power Corrupts Our Minds, Souls, and Society Animal Farm illustrates how communist leaders of todays world with too much power often corrupt themselves and our society. In Animal Farm it is called animalism. Leaders in Animal Farm who have exceeded their need for power. The pigs tyrannized over the animals in the end. At first communism always seems fair and equal. In the end the results will always be the same, the leaders will hunger and thirst for more power. Unjust leaders in commu
In a world controlled by a higher power constantly living in fear of d
In a world controlled by a higher power constantly living in fear of d
In a world controlled by a higher power, constantly living in fear of doing or saying something wrong. Any unpure thoughts may make you disappear. Constantly being watched, and observed without knowing.A tele screen watching every facial expression and recording any abnormal body language and movement every where you go. Even in your home there is no escape. Not able to get away or turn off the power of the Telescreen and Big Brother. This seems frightening but unknowingly it is possible th
As the story starts we see a dark intimidating view of the future that
As the story starts we see a dark intimidating view of the future that
As the story starts, we see a dark, intimidating view of the future that Orwell though would take place in 1984. The first part of the story shows Winston, the main character in the book, has bought a diary, which is very dangerous: he commits thoughtcrime with doing such a thing. Winston has thoughts that are not allowed in the society of 1984. Having such thoughts means committing thoughtcrime. Although Winston knows he will be punished for that, he wants to write down his thoughts. After thi
As soon as I entered the house my wife took me in her arms
As soon as I entered the house my wife took me in her arms
As soon as I entered the house, my wife took me in her arms, and kissed me; at which, having not been used to the touch of that odious animal for so many years, I fell in a swoon for almost an hour (Gulliver's Travels, p. 292). This is Lemuel Gulliver's account of his homecoming. After having been away from his wife and family for many years, it is difficult to understand how a man could respond in such a fashion to his spouse, who had received him with great joy and compassion. Gulliver beha
Fahrenheit 451 Book Report
Fahrenheit 451 Book Report
Fahrenheit 451 Book Report I. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a novel about the descent into super-individualism through mass governmental brainwashing. The book begins while the main character, Guy Montag, is burning a house for concealing contraband literature. It portraits the pleasure he derives from this act of mindless destruction. After this work though an eccentric neighbor girl who does not fit the status quo confronts him. She begins to ask him questions that force him to think abou
Privileges of the Nazi Party
Privileges of the Nazi Party
Privileges of the Nazi Party During W.W.II. many people joined the Nazi Party. Youths were a major force in the Nazi Party. They had the H. J., a youth cadet program. Some youths joined the party because they were forced to. Many youths joined the Nazi Party to get privileges that many others could not receive. The H. J., “Hitler’s Youth” in German, was a cadet program for the youths of Germany. Delinquents and strong young German boys joined. The H. J. could be recognized by their distinctive u
Another Reservoir Dogs
Another Reservoir Dogs
Another Reservoir Dogs Gangsters, violence, murder and corruption !!!!! If these are some of the things that you're into, then this is your kind of movie. Be ready to watch it more than once to be sure to get all the movie has to offer because it jumps from subject to subject and can be a little confusing. The movie on the whole was really great. It was filled with some pretty gory scenes and extreme violent content, Tarantinos' trademark. The way he portrays the real life aspects of crime and v
Power Of The Few Over The Many
Power Of The Few Over The Many
Power Of The Few Over The Many The Eleventh Commandment portrayed the state church as being the supreme dictator. It is through the eleventh commandment that the church held it's power and control over the masses. Without the church and it's leaders to guide the masses, their society would have collapsed. However, compared to Brave New World, the whole society is conditioned to work for everyone else (Huxley 67) by the abuse and daily consumption of soma. Without the drug called soma, their soci
Under the Iron Curtain
Under the Iron Curtain
Under the Iron Curtain Under the Iron Curtain Imagine what the world would be like if we were all under the iron curtain. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: To make them love it is the task assigned, in present- day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda…. Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly sati
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell The Political allegory of George Orwell's 1984 In 1984, by George Orwell, the reader sees a primary theme of political allegory and satire. Orwell is presenting the world of 1984 as a satiric statement of what might come to pass, though of course its exact form could never be predicted, if the world did not become aware of the terrible problems facing it, not in 1984, but here and now. Orwell wrote the novel not as a prediction, but as a warning. H
Black Boy
Black Boy
Black Boy In Black Boy, by Richard Wright, Wright is able to recollect the struggles of his life. Beginning at an early age, he was faced with the problems of hunger. His hunger starts off as a hunger for food, but later becomes a hunger for knowledge. This constant hunger puts him in a spot where he is dehumanized and alienated. Wright reflects on his hunger, at an older age, which allows himself to form his identity. He realizes that the hunger, dehumanization, and alienation of his life are t
Knowledge of Information
Knowledge of Information
Knowledge of Information DESCRIPTION OF THE CASE: Ralph is a recent widower in his midi-60's, who was diagnosed with metatastasized colon cancer. He is a home health agency patient, and his primary caregivers are his two daughters. Ralph is unaware of the severity of his condition and wanted to know what his state of health and prognosis were. The nurse evaded his questions initially, and his daughters did not want to tell him that his cancer was terminal. The nurse's position was not to continu
Why Do Parents Abduct
Why Do Parents Abduct
Why Do Parents Abduct? According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over 354,000 children are kidnapped by a parent each year in divorce custody disputes. Some of the children are recovered or returned quickly while others may be on the run for years. Unfortunately many of these children are never found. Generally, people are concerned with the traumatic effects of these events on the child involved. However, both the searching parent and the abductor have many pending issues with which to deal.
Evolution Just A Stupid Religion
Evolution Just A Stupid Religion
Evolution, Just A Stupid Religion The following is an essay I found on www.oppapers.com. It is entirely the authors own work and I have not changed anything in it. This is a clear depiction on how textbooks brainwash children into believing that hocus pocus is fact. After this essay I will explain, scientifically, in what ways the big bang is nothing more than a well thought up story, and how evolution is nothing more than a religion. And how the Big Bang model is not the most logical and reason
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FGM: Female Genital Mutilation Female genital mutilation has been practiced in country's around the world for thousands of years, and will continue to be practiced, until those that practice it decide to stop. Many people who live in country's that are more industrialized, like the U.S.A., tend to think that no ones believes on right and wrong is correct, except their own. That is what comes up in conversation about FGM. Personally, I am not pro-FGM when it comes to its practice. However, I beli
Orphan Trains
Orphan Trains
Orphan Trains Orphan trains and Carlisle and the ways people from the past undermined the minorities and children of America. The film The orphan Trains tells us the story of children who were taken from the streets of New York City and put on trains to rural America. A traffic in immigrant children were developed and droves of them teamed the streets of New York (A People's History of the United States 1492-present, 260). The streets of NYC were dirty, overcrowded, and dangerous. Just as street
Female Genital Mutilation Long Term Psychological Effects
Female Genital Mutilation Long Term Psychological Effects
Female Genital Mutilation: Long Term Psychological Effects The Psychology Department The Final Paper Dr. F. Cramer Presented By: Tim Abbas ID # 92-1356 Female Genital Mutilation, or Female Circumcision as sometimes called, is the partial or complete removal of the female clitoris immediately after birth, few years after birth (early childhood), or several years after birth (adolescence). Originally, female genital mutilation was practiced to ensure female virginity until marriage; as it was disc
Brave New World The Advancement of Science
Brave New World The Advancement of Science
Brave New World: The Advancement of Science Christy Campbell Mrs. Doig Eng OAC 2 16 May, 1996 When thinking of progress, most people think of advances in the scientific fields, believing that most discoveries and technologies are beneficial to society. Are these advances as beneficial as most people think? In the novel Brave New World, the author Aldous Huxley, warns readers that scientific advances can be a threat to society. This is particularly evident in the fields of biology, technology and
Fahrenheit 451 The Hope of the Phoenix
Fahrenheit 451 The Hope of the Phoenix
Fahrenheit 451: The Hope of the Phoenix The word phoenix had symbolize immortality, but for the people in Fahrenheit 451, their only hope was that the phoenix would be burn out, and be reborn again. The myth of the phoenix gave optimism to the life of Montag, to the books, and to the world of Fahrenheit 451. The world was now dying, and nobody seemed to care, because the government had brainwashed the people. It was a situation, where not only the brave, but the ones who can think for themselves
Animal Farm Animalism Vs Marxism
Animal Farm Animalism Vs Marxism
Animal Farm: Animalism Vs. Marxism Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer Jones. The fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to signify that radical change and revolution are, thems
Family Values Importance
Family Values Importance
Family Values: Importance America's family values are very important to our citizens. For many years the American family and its values have been one of the top priorities of our nation. The family is even an essential part of the “American Dream” that we Americans are so fond of. The basic idea of success in America is measured by how well one can provide for their family. But what does citezenship have to do with family values? It determines these values and set a standard for the whole of Ame
People and Events of World War II
People and Events of World War II
People and Events of World War II by Kevan Salisbury The Axis Powers World War II was started by the Axis Forces, which were comprised of Germany, Italy, and Japan. They fought against the combined might of almost the entire world, and, but for a supreme combined effort on the part of America, the USSR, and Britain, almost won. During the war, the Axis Powers were totalitarian states, controlled by their respective leader or leaders. These are their stories. During World War II, there were three
Summary of 1984
Summary of 1984
Summary of 1984 The story begins with Winston, the main character, coming back to his apartment from his job at the Ministry of Truth. Winston¹s job was to change recorded events, predictions made by the Party, and documents to make then ³ correct². In actuality his job was to falsify history to whatever was in the Party¹s current best interest. Whatever the Party said must always be correct and undisputable, there fore history was constantly being rewritten by people like Winston. One of the Pa
1984 Some Prophecies Have Come True
1984 Some Prophecies Have Come True
1984: Some Prophecies Have Come True In many ways 1984 by George Orwell, was ahead of its time--- ironically, it parallels present day society in the U.S. in many ways. Yet at the same time, the novel falls short---certain prophecies have yet to come true. The story 1984 predicted many truths about present day society, truths such as illegal prostitution, brainwashing, and personal identification were predictions expressed in the book that have come true today. In the story, prostitution was ill