Brave New World
What are Mustapha Mond's arguments against freedom? Is there any validity to them? Do you think there is a 'winner' of his debate with John? Mustapha Mond's arguments are mainly put across during chapter sixteen, through his debate with John. He feels that stability and conditioning are key to society. Without conditioning, there would no be stability and to him stability is paramount to create an ideal utopia. He says, 'Our world is not the same as Othello's world. You can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want'. This is true to a certain extent- they're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're ignorant of passion, etc. 'And if anything should go wrong, there's always soma'. However, it is important to consider that do they really know what happiness really is? If they are ignorant of passion they cannot feel deeply as we do. Another value at the heart of Brave New World is consumerism- the gratification of desires or appetites. This is a world that suppresses initiative and everything we hold sacred in place for consumer values. If consumption is 'happiness', Mond refers to the other value, therefore stability. From Mond's point of view, 'Happiness and stability depend on each other'. This is economic stability but emotional, social, psychological stability are created through
The Crucible Arthur Miller
The Crucible Arthur Miller uses many dramatic devices in "The Crucible" in order to grasp the attention of the audience. His characters appear to be multifaceted and he reveals numerous sides of their personalities during the play. Miller creates complex relationships within the play and this secures the attention of the audience. We are not introduced to John Proctor until half way through act one; he is presented to the audience as a "farmer in his middle thirties". We are given the impression that he is a very dominant man "he was a man-powerful of body", in addition to his power he had earned considerable respect in Salem "Proctor, respected and even feared". At this stage in the play it becomes apparent that John Proctor is an honourable, righteous man with great respect for his power within the community. But is he? In Proctor's introduction Miller describes him ambiguously leaving a lot to be uncovered. Proctor does not see himself as a respectable man, he sees himself as a "kind of fraud", at this point the tension begins to mount and we are left wondering why. 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".
The Bank Robbery.
06/01/04. English Coursework. James Ashfield. The Bank Robbery. It was a hot day at the small seaside town in Cornwall, the suns rays were shining down blasting heat out like an electric fire, the sky was a clear bright blue with only the faintest of clouds showing like puffs of steam from the kettle spout. Most of the towns inhabitants were outside soaking up the glorious sunshine, taking in the clean salty fresh air and enjoying the fantastic weather while it lasted, most that is except for John, Ted and Mac who were hidden away inside their cool, comfortable semi detached house in the 'better area' of town with the curtains drawn tight to stop the spying eyes of their nosey neighbours looking in. The room was in darkness except for the lamp which was being used to illuminate the desk at which the three were huddled tight in there conspiracy, tight together sharing secrets that the rest of the small community must not know about and must not find out about, keep the curtains tightly drawn, the doors locked and only speak about 'it' in the safety of the house, these were the rules that were in force. Ted was a tall slender man, his hair was as black as a ravens wing which made his naturally pale face appear even paler, he was the clever one of the group had always been better than the others at understanding things and formulating actions. John was a little
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Name: Jennifer (Puerto Rican) Age: 28 Hair Colour: Dark brown to middle back, when dancing it is in a bun Eye colour: Dark brown Skin colour: Olive Skin Personality: Witty, intelligent, powerful, independent, considerate Physique: Tall, slim, elegant dancer, stunning Occupation: Dance instructor Jennifer is an attractive woman who has been dancing since the age of five, and went to the school of performing arts at the age of 13 to learn dance. She is a powerful yet elegant dancer. She is like a swan; gliding beautiful and peaceful. She teaches young students ballet. Being a dance teacher was always her ambition. She is a catholic and so does not believe in euthanasia. Jennifer and Ken were married at the age of 23. She helps ken with his sculpturing by posing for him. Her wit and intelligence comes in useful with ken as she is equally as witty as him, but never tries to better him. Jennifer met ken at one of her dance performances, at which ken went to watch alone for inspiration. He became mesmerised by the elegance of Jennifer. Ken asked to meet her back stage and explained how he was inspired by her dance and requested that she would help him. They arranged to meet up at his studio; they got talking and realised they had a lot in common so arranged to meet up again. Jennifer knew instantly that she wanted to spend the rest of her
Unman Wittering And Zigo
Unman Wittering And Zigo The first character that speaks in this play is the headmaster; the stage directions tell us that the head is taking John round the school. This suggests the head is proud of his school and he takes a part in the running of it. It could also suggest he does not want anyone to tell john something he shouldn't hear about the school, especially on his first day. The stage directions also tell us that the head is dominating the conversation with john, this is probably a good time for him to do this as he is showing john his authority in the school. However John would probably like to ask some questions about the school and the head is not letting him do this. Also in scene 1 the headmaster describes his school as "an old foundation". This suggests the school has been around for a long time. This shows the school has a good reputation; otherwise no one would pay to go there, since it is a private school. The quote is ambiguous as "foundation" could suggest the beginnings of the school and its reputation or it could suggest the school building is old and strong. Later on in scene 1, the head mentions about how some of his staff fought and died in the 2nd world war; they were even awarded "V.C's" (Victoria Crosses). This suggests he is proud of his staff, their history and bravery. When the head enters the John's classroom in scene 3 he only says