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  1. While Huxley presents his Brave New World as a hopeless environment lacking love and real happiness, the movie offers a glimpse of hope in its ending: it shows that a young boy voluntarily disconnects his conditioning process

    While Huxley's Brave New World depicts nurture as the ultimate victor, able to suppress all instinctive desires, the movie version proffers a force driving the inhabitants of Brave New World to go against their conditioning. This contrast is especially evident in the different presentation of sex instincts, in the altered portrayal of Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne, and in the conflicting endings of the story. The movie acknowledges that this force which counters the conditioning is the instinctive desires encoded in the genes.

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  2. How effective is Brave New World as a Satire?

    He played a leading part in the centralization of the English chemical industry in his lifetime and so for Huxley to use his name would have been noticed and acknowledged more than our acceptance of it as just a name. Also, our understanding of the significance of the people of Brave New World's obsession with Henry Ford is not as thorough as those of the 1930's due to the topicality of the novel. Henry Ford is glorified in the World State for his induction of the mass production method and "the introduction of Our Ford's first T-model ...

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  3. Analysis of John

    The objective for 2002 communications was to create a sense of brand ubiquity (maintaining high advertising awareness, increasing spontaneous brand awareness and consideration), make the brand more attractive to younger male drinkers without scaring away older drinkers, and also to strengthen the consumer franchise overall. A requirement was also to make the brand more attractive to the trade to help secure broader distribution. In order to make the 'share of impact' much greater than share of spending, Scottish Courage needed a communications property with high advertising impact that could also be carried below the line.

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  4. How do the authors of two texts you have studied express the reasons for and forms of oppression within society?

    In both We and Brave New World, the people are physically modified to suit society. Zamyatin explores a world in which "no one is one but only one of, we're so identical." Each person is given a letter and a corresponding number, relating to whether that person is male or female, with all males ending with an odd number, such as D-503 and all females ending with an even number, such as I-330. Furthermore, the peoples' physical appearances also help relate them to their nature.

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  5. Jane Eyre- missing chapter

    I would help her clean the nursery of my own accord, just to try to fend off the boredom that threatened to ensnare me. I was glad for parts of my imprisonment were benefits; the distance from my cousins was a blessing I felt strongly. The relief at being away from them, John especially, was resonant; and if ever I was temped to journey into other parts of the house, the simple thought that I might contact one of them was enough to make me stay put.

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  6. Assess the theological influences on the development of John Wesley's thought.

    5 Tradition Wesley was very influenced by the theology of the early church Fathers for example Augustine and their liturgy, particularly in his understanding of the importance of Holy Communion as a means of grace. 6 His other theological emphasis gained from the early church Fathers is the idea of sanctification as growth in holiness. In many ways this was also an influence of the Catholic Church that still affected much of English Christianity, although this may not have been recognised by Wesley.

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  7. Criminal Law: John's liability

    The first is whether there is a deception. Section 15 (4) of the 1968 Theft Act states the definition of deception: 'any deception (whether deliberate or reckless) by words or conduct as to fact or law, including a deception as to the present intentions of the person using the deception or any other person'. This definition is applicable to section 16 of the 1968 Theft Act and all offences under the 1978 Theft Act. In this case, John does not actually make a statement to indicate that he had qualified.

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  8. What is the John Lewis Partnership?

    in the John Lewis has the same aim and corporate objective towards the company. According to Cole (1996), it is necessary to state the overall objective or purpose of the organization - its mission to the employees, and those that set out the organization's long term, strategic, and aims. Communication with its staff They strongly believe that the people who make the profit should also share the profit; they believe everyone is accountable in a successful and democratic business. Based on the statistic report on 2001- 2002, there are altogether 577000 partners in the John Lewis Company; last year, they received a profit included bonus which worth around 16% of their annual salary.

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  9. "For which two characters in 'Brave New World' do you feel most sympathy? Consider in your answer the part played by the society in which each character has been raised and the effect of that society's expectations and values upon the individual."

    That's why he's so stunted." So Bernard was made to feel different and the humiliation he felt was almost painful, which is known by these lines, P54 "Contact with members of the lower castes always reminded him painfully of this physical inadequacy." These next lines show more embarrassment that he feels, P54 "Each time he found himself looking on the level, instead of downward into a Delta's face, he felt humiliated." Bernard can be greatly pitied for his sense of insecurity and his blatant differences from everyone else.

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  10. How does the film 'Witness' show the clash between Amish culture and modern American culture?

    They don't use cars but use horse and carriages; they also don't use electric lamps but oil lamps to see in the dark. They stress the importance of the community and helping each other. There is an emphasis on traditional skills and old trades being used. Children's toys are made by hand from wood. In the barn raising scene we can see how men and boys of all ages take part in the work and the numbers compensate for the lack of modern equipment.

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  11. "How do the directors of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and the Elephant Man convey to an audience that the central characters are outsiders in society?"

    As The Elephant Man film opens the music changes, creating an atmosphere of joy with traditional circus music. The camera pans across a sign 'FREAKS' before moving to show the extensive queue as the mass try to get to this 'alien.' The respective openings of these films, both immediately emphasize that the central characters are outsiders. If we now consider the secondary characters we see that they are also outsiders. Eliot is friendless, no father figure about, Mum to busy to notice and rejected by his siblings. Dr. Treaves is a more subtle in his outsider status. He is extraordinary in that he has befriended a thing, layers and layers below him in the cultural pyramid.

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  12. Essay on Conflicts in two short stories: "The Quartet" and "The Snob"

    In his mind his family is not worthy to meet Grace's wealthy family. Alice in "The Quartet" plays a childish attempt to display deniable sexual feelings with her old friend. She insinuates her husband's sexual ability, but she declines and radicalizes his intelligence. She insults him, although they are living together under the same roof. Protagonists in these stories chose suffering and pleasures over the truth, and forgot about the reality, because they couldn't face who they truly are. John in "The Snob" is a typical teen believing that the grass is greener on the other side, forgetting that people are only interested on who you are.

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  13. Meeting New People.

    They all asked "A.s.l please?" What's a.s.l? I thought to myself, but after asking it became clear that it stood for age, sex, and location. Then they started asking me question after question until we both found something we had in common to talk about. I was talking to a mixture of people until I had to log off because my dad wanted to make a phone call. Not having the best memory in the world, I added my new friend's names to a buddy list.

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  14. The Dare.

    They all looked very much the same. They all had short brown hair and were quite tall but well built. They all had the same interests and hobbies and were alike in every way. This helped them of course to share the ambition of doing and achieving the dares. Every dare they did made them feel more confident about doing more and because nothing bad had ever happened to them before it didn't occur to them that it could happen one day.

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  15. Last night we ran around the city, armed with lipstick, compacts, tiny bags and a map, just like fifteen year olds.

    I couldn't tell the doctor of my troubled passed and current problems, he wouldn't understand. My childhood had been lonely, I didn't have a father, he had left my mother when I was 2 years old. My mother never spoke about him; I had once asked her 'Mummy what was daddy like?' I soon realised it was a subject off limits in the household. My mother became an alcoholic and lost custody of me when I was 11 years old.

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  16. Describe the defensive features of Rochester Castle before 1215.

    After crossing the river there was a massive wall, to climb to actually get only into the Bailey. Attackers would need ladders to climb over the wall, however they couldn't carry them over the river, as they would sink their boats. On the other side of the Bailey was the famous ditch. This ditch would have been a 'U' shape in medieval times, which would mean it would have been a lot steeper than what it is today. This has happened because over time the ditch eroded and has become just a gradual gentle slope. Because the Ditch was so deep, attackers couldn't bring heavy items, as when you had to climb up the other side and with heavy objects you could say attackers had no chance.

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  17. The Wait.

    a few weeks earlier, which now seemed a distant memory to him, as he lay there, captured, alone, in an Iraqi cell. Unexpectedly, an Iraqi guard switched on the light but the crackling, old light bulb hardly made a difference to the light level in the seven by three foot cell. The cell was cramped and dirty, like it hadn't been cleaned for years. There were still stains of dried blood, probably of another victim of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.

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  18. Explain how Huxley draws the reader into 'Brave New World' during chapter one.

    These three abstract nouns are the only aspect that we can relate to and recognise in the first paragraph and so we naturally cling on to the image that they have created. The next thing that we notice about Huxley's style in `Brave New World' is his frequent use of concrete nouns to describe the `Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre', throughout the whole chapter. The effect of this is that we feel alienated and disorientated from the workplace as it is being described and it also conveys that lack of emotion that there is.

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  19. Writing to entertain.

    As I was about to give up hope, I strolled passed a small shop named B.U. I had never heard of it and couldn't say I'd ever noticed it but there was something about it which called out to me. I walked in cautiously as I never knew what to expect, although as soon as I entered I knew what I wanted. It was a baby pink, off the shoulder, tube dress. It was perfect! I tried it on and it felt magical, it was definitely the one.

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  20. Rock My World

    Now, you've been filled in with all the details, lets get the ball rolling. I wake up the following morning in my dark and dull apartment to hear a car pull up in the area; I go to the window to discover that its John. He had in his right hand some documents and in his left, two pairs of car keys, then I looked at his car, and at that moment someone else got out of Johns Jaguar. John knocked on the door and I answered.

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  21. The Crucible Arthur Miller

    The character that was introduced as a good, moral man has a hidden flaw. But what could it be? The once pure face of John Proctor now appears to have been blackened; he is a sinner "against his own version of misconduct". This is ironic as Proctor is said to have "a sharp and biting way with hypocrites". When Abigail Williams enters the tension rises and the audience witness her flirting with Proctor, "Give me a word, John. A soft word". Abigail is desperately craving his attention. He is very abrupt in his reply "no, no Abby. That's done with", the tension starts to rise again as we begin to uncover Proctors haunting secret.

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  22. Personal writing - I looked across the hall and saw him sitting there shaking in the corner. He was scared of what they were gonna do to him.

    He says, 'The defendant needs sufficient evidence and an alibi to prove his innocence.' JP has both of them, but not on him. My plan is to get them by the time of my execution. Didn't I mention we are on death row. Well I got just over two months and this is gonna be a tough task. The wardens have been tipped off and have increased their inspections to 6 times a day and that aint helpin' my cause.

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  23. How women are presented in the short story “The yellow Wallpaper”?

    He says she is not to stir without his command. He thinks he is being caring but he is holding her down. When she says things that may question his beliefs or he thinks she shouldn't be saying because she is a woman then he laughs at her. He does it so often that when he does it she is expecting it. She gets used to it. When she tells him things about how she feels about her illness he tries to explain everything with a scientific explanation. He has no use of emotion in his replies to her.

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  24. Review Of The Film “Witness”

    The Amish lead strictly non-violent lives and will not result to violence under any circumstances. We the viewer can see this when the Amish are stopped in their carriages by teenage tourists, who spread ice-cream over some of the Amish faces, none of the Amish would retaliate but John fought back with violence, this demonstrates that the Amish will never resort to violence but John will always resort to violence to solve a problem. The Amish are also devoted to their religion, which involves not using any modern technology and wearing simple hand made clothes which do not include buttons only hooks and eyes, John makes fun of this by asking Rachel whether they are allowed "zippers".

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  25. Comparing and Contrasting Aldous Huxley’s and H.G Wells’ Views of the Future With reference to “Brave New World” and “The Time Machine”.

    Contentedly, the people fulfil their social roles in life without experiencing pain or unhappiness. During childhood, methods such as hypnopedia are used to instil the advantages of obedience and immoral sexual relations into them. Then, at the end of childhood, they are given soma, which allows them to be free of experiencing the negative feelings of life. The World State's rule of conduct includes the saying; "Community, Identity and Stability". With the help of soma, this rule of conduct is instilled more deeply into the minds of the citizens.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • The Crucible: To what extent is John and Elizabeth's relationship the main focus of the play?

    "My conclusion is that I definitely think John and Elizabeth's relation ship was the main focus of the play, we can see how their relation ship changes from Act 2 when they are arguing with each other, to Act 3 when Elizabeth tells the only lie she has ever told in her life to defend John in court, to Act 4 when eventually they forgive each other. We see how first of all Elizabeth holds the fact that John committed adultery against him, and then, throughout the play, she manages to see the good in him and defends him, and eventually forgives him. We see how John is ashamed to admit his sin but then he admits it, and is man enough to take the punishment and die an honest man. I think Abigail's role is equally as important as John's and Elizabeth's as she is the villain of the play and I think that Arthur Miller has linked his play to McCarthyism to show that even though two hundred years have passed, not very much in the political side of things, has changed."

  • I am going to discuss the portrayal of men and masculinity in two Scottish plays I have studied. The plays are 'Men Should Weep' by Ena Lamont Stewart' and 'Perfect Days' by Liz Lochead.

    "In conclusion the portrayal of men and masculinity in two Scottish plays that I have studied are that they completely dominate the society. They are selfish self-absorbed characters. In "Men Should Weep" this is portrayed through John a very self-absorbed character. I think the writer's purpose was to show how bad the conditions were that people use to live in and some people still do. In "Perfect Days" the men are portrayed to be very stupid and weak characters. I feel that the writer's purpose was to show that women can cope without men."

  • Compare Aldous Huxley's and John Wyndham's visions of society in 'Brave New World' and 'The Day of the Triffids'.

    "Therefore the conclusion that I come to is, that both John Wyndham's and Aldous Huxley's views of the future are very different. Huxley says that there is no hope for the future, that the human race shall be totally controlled by what one man desires. The human race shall become monotonous machines which will not ever have the power of free will. This however is what distinguishes man from machines, therefore making the plight for man pathetic and ironic. John Wyndham's however says that yes Man will help to cause its self a catastrophe but there is hope for Man in the end because he on the whole is good. Theodora Birch English Coursework"

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