A Comparison Contrast of A Brave New World and 1984 Although many similarities exist between Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984, the works books though they deal with similar topics, are more dissimilar than alike. A Brave New World is a novel about the struggle of Bernard Marx, who rejects the tenants of his society when he discovers that he is not truly happy. 1984 is the story of Winston who finds forbidden love within the hypocrisy of his society. In both cases, the main character is in quiet rebellion against his government which is eventually found to be in vain. Huxley wrote A Brave New World in the third person so that the reader could be allotted a more comprehensive view of the activities he presents. His characters are shallow and cartoon-like (Astrachan) in order to better reflect the society in which they are entrapped. In this society traditional notions of love and what ideally should come out of it have long been disregarded and are now despised, "Mother, monogamy, romance. High spurts the fountain; fierce and foamy the wild jet. The urge has but a single outlet." (Huxley 41) The comparison to a wild jet is intended to demonstrate the inherent dangers in these activities. Many of the Brave New World's social norms are intended to 'save' its citizens from anything unpleasant through depriving them of the opportunity to miss anything
Brave New World (Chapter Thirteen) - Consider how the interaction between the characters in this chapter shows the range of values that exist:a) In the 'Brave New World' society itself (Henry, Lenina, Fanny), and b) Between Lenina and John.
Sarah Harris Brave New World (Chapter Thirteen) Consider how the interaction between the characters in this chapter shows the range of values that exist: a) In the 'Brave New World' society itself (Henry, Lenina, Fanny) b) Between Lenina and John Huxley utilises the interaction between characters to convey the values and ideals featured in Brave New World. During this essay I will be discussing how Huxley has successfully used conversion between characters to achieve portrayal of values within chapter thirteen. The opening paragraph sees Henry Foster inviting Lenina to the 'feelies', when Lenina declines his offer he simply asks "'Going out with someone else?' It interested him to know which of his friends was being had by which other." This reflects not only the way Henry views situations and values but is also acting as a voice for the entire society in Brave New World. It is clearly observed that a lack of morality exists and that possessive values are absent. "Henry detected weariness in those purple eyes, the pallor beneath that gaze of lupus, the sadness at the corners of the unsmiling crimson mouth". It would seem Henry cares about Lenina but cannot determine the reason she is upset and so merely inquires whether or not she is ill. He then states some of his pre-learned hypnopaedia "'A doctor a day keeps the jim-jams away'", which is usual in Brave New World
English coursework on "Fear" I am afraid. I cling close to my sister Sarah in the dark. Even though there is little light, I can see her bright eyes. My older sister holds me tight, occasionally telling me, "Hush, Zoe," when I try to cry out for Mama and Papa and even for John, my mean older brother. John, who had been so helpful the last few minutes we were together, pulling the loose planks off the floor and helping us down into a secret hole beneath the house. John, who was so kind to us, telling us that he would always love us and would see us again soon. He didn't even laugh when I started to cry as he lowered us under the floor. My calm big brother, who used to be so critical, became so nice to me so suddenly. He did his best to calm Sarah and I, hugging us and kissing our foreheads. He even handed me my favorite doll, which I named Molly after my grandmother. Mama said that grandmother and she shared that name. I think she said that because they both were called Molly. Where was Mama anyway? Oh, I am so scared! I remember when Papa was talking about the secret hole; he said that if the Nazis came we would have to hide in it. I didn't know who the Nazis were, so I asked him, and I remember John laughed and called me "Stupid Zoe" like he always did. Dad scowled at John, telling him that I was not stupid just because I asked questions; he had said that I
What do you learn about the characters involved in this interchange? How does Miller make the scene dramatic?
Francesca Sear-Mayes 08/18/2001 The Crucible What do you learn about the characters involved in this interchange? How does Miller make the scene dramatic? At the beginning of this extract John, Mary, Abigail and Mercy are in the room. Betty is lying on the bed supposedly unconscious. John enters and interrupts a conversation between the girls about what happened in the woods, at the beginning of this extract the atmosphere changes. This extract reveals a lot about two of the main characters in the play, Abigail and John Proctor; this is revealed through their language and the stage directions given by Miller. When John enters the room Abigail's first reaction is to stand on tiptoes, this shows that she is trying to bring herself up to John's level and be noticed by him. Abigail absorbs John's presence we are told this through Miller's stage directions, "[absorbing his presence, wide-eyed]" this suggests that Abigail loves John as she savours every moment in his presence. The first thing that Abigail says to John shows her admiration for him, "I'd almost forgotten how strong you are." When John asks what has happened to Betty Abigail does not tell him the truth, "she's only gone silly" this shows that Abigail does not even trust the person she loves; suggests that she may not truly love
Analysis of the Crucible, page 41-42. Luke Drake The influential feeling throughout this extract, is the one sided effort to enjoy the time that they are spending over the meal. These efforts coming from John Proctor. One can gather the reasons for this cold shoulder shown to John by Elizabeth, is down to the broken trust, by John when having a love affair with Abigail earlier in the play. There are many emotions in the extract that show this feeling quite visibly, that can be explored. John shows great effort to show a keen interest in the meal provided by Elizabeth and other aspects of their day-to-day lives. Firstly when John hears the food is rabbit he quickly jumps in saying, 'Oh is it! In Jonathans trap.' This is his way to share a common ground, and to interact in their married life. There is also more evidence of John trying to make civilized conversation, with a slight humorous slant, 'This farm's a continent when you go foot by foot droppin' seeds in it.' It's also noticeable that he is looking to impress Elizabeth, trying to achieve this by showing off the work he had covered that day. However it is clear that he has failed in his plan to either put a smile to her face or to impress her in any way as she answers very blandly to these comments, with short unenthusiastic responses like, 'It must be.' This
Tamar Gefen A.P English Due: December 23rd, 2001 Mr. Kalter "Existence vs. Essence in A Brave New World" The human being is an entity of pure essence. It is generated by a blend of intangible human characteristics, which branch from the individual's soul and mental power. This fundamental entity is nearly inevitable. A utopia is an imaginary society organized to create ideal conditions for human beings, eliminating hatred, pain, neglect, and all of the other evils of the world. It is in this nature of society that a person's mental freedom can deteriorate, and its "inevitability" can easily be defeated. Without mental freedom, many distinctive qualities of humanity are lost, and man is reduced to the eminence of animals, whose lives are based upon instinct and existence, rather then free thought and essence. In a Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the society portrayed is one where state control and social stability preside over all free thought and expression, which consequences in a loss of morals, imagination, and truth -in short, a loss of emotion, and therefore individuality. The society does its best to eliminate any sensation of pain, which means that every concentrated emotion, every passion, has disappeared. These artificial beings lead superficial lives, where there
Treatment This film is revolved around Mr Abbas who is trying to get revenge from his Boss, who previously has fired him due to his aggressive behaviour. In a previous meeting the boss was told to fire him because he caused physical damage to the night watch man but he doesn't do that instead gives him a last chance to sort out his behaviour, which he doesn't. Mr Abbas gets fired for doing the right thing. Mr Abbas catches a co-worker stealing from a very good customer; instead of taking him to the Boss he takes matters into his own hands and beats him black and blue. When he gets fired he is over come with anger and wants to take revenge. He does this by designing a robbery. As he has previously worked in the Bank Mr Abbas knows all the banks security measures. He plans the robbery in a very systematic way. Instead of picking few people to help him he chooses to handpick 3 blind men to help him. He achieves this goal by advertising in the newspaper for blind school training. Mr Abbas gets the entire idea of using blind men to help him do the robbery when he spots few men climbing on top of each other forming a triangle. When he goes closer to see what is going on he sees this beautiful female named Star who is instructing them. When the men get safely down he asks her why was she telling them what to do she replies "They are blind". When he hears this he gets shocked and
Huxley had one foot in the nineteenth century (Margaret Atwood) Examine the ways in which Huxley, in Brave New World, expresses contemporary fears and uncertainties in Britain in the 1920s and 30s.
'Huxley had one foot in the nineteenth century' (Margaret Atwood) Examine the ways in which Huxley, in Brave New World, expresses contemporary fears and uncertainties in Britain in the 1920s and 30s. Britain in the 1920s and 30s was a very politically and economically unstable place, and many people had concerns about the international tension and aftermath of the war, especially in Germany, and how it might affect Britain in the future. We see Huxley's concerns about the rise of fascism and the Nazis in Germany mirrored in the system of the World State. The separation of the classes, a well known policy of right wing extremists, we see in the caste system, and also labeling according to 'type' - 'Alpha children wear grey...epsilons wear black', etc., reflects the way that anti-Semitism led the Nazis to label the Jews with the star that symbolizes their religion, in order that society would treat them differently and so that they knew their 'place'. The fear of a communist uprising in Germany, which would abolish the separation of the classes, is similar to the citizens of the world state's fear of the lower castes craving more power and wanting equality. Another aspect of the World State which imitates aspects of right wing Germany is the way the children are conditioned to believe what society wants them to believe - 'everybody's happy now', etc, represents, albeit an
How has the addition of the picture panels affected the usefulness of the site as a source of information on the Pinney family?
Part B: How has the addition of the picture panels affected the usefulness of the site as a source of information on the Pinney family? The Georgian house was made in 1796 It was built by John Pinney, a sugar merchant who owned both land and slaves. The house has many rooms some are listed below: * The Kitchen and laundry * Breakfast and dining rooms * Sitting Room The house itself is now a museum, the Georgian house was refurbished to what an 18 century family would live like (John Pinney and Family) by the council and historians, all the furniture in the house is not John Pinney's but is virtually identical to the furniture he had in his house, the only piece of the furniture which belonged to Pinney which is still in the building is a Bookshelf and a desk which is in the Sitting room of the house where you would enter. The Reason why the virtually identical furniture was used in this house was to show how John Pinney lived and also why he may have chosen Bristol to live in. I am going to use two of the rooms in the house as sources and explain the Provenance (What is it? When was it made? Why was made? Primary/Secondary?), Reliability (Trustworthy), Usefulness (What does it tell us) and Limitations (What it doesn't tell us). The two rooms I am going to analyse as a source are the sitting room and dining room as these seem to be the most rooms which give the vibe of
"The Green Mile" Paul Edgecomb is in charge of the Coal Mountain Louisiana State Penitentiary's death row. The cell black is nicknamed "The Green Mile" due to its green linoleum floor, the path that a prisoner must walk from his cell to the room with the electric chair. Paul, a man of such dignity and good will, treats each prisoner with respect. Along with three other workers with him especially his best friend, Brutus Howell, their goal is to make the condemned men pass the last days in a respectable, dignified manner. Their routine is overturned by the arrival of three men, one is an absurd guard, the second is a sociopath prisoner, and finally a giant African-American prisoner. The guard, Percy Wetmore is a coward and a sadist. He owes his position to political connections, and his fondest wish is to see a man get executed up close. Paul and his fellow guards would want to get ride of him, but Percy has highly placed connections and cannot be transferred until he submits a request. He is there to conflict throughout the scene of the novel. Secondly, the sociopath killer is William "Wild Bill" Wharton, described as a cruel, violent, and a crazy person. He torments the other prisoners and the guards, and threatens to undermine Paul's efforts at maintaining a calm environment. More interesting is the arrival of the new prisoner, John Coffey, a seemingly simple-minded,