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    Our humanity predicates on the principle that individuals’ freedom and originality coexist adamantly with different human beings’ relations and uniqueness, yet we often ostracize human beings’ individuality. Similarly, we can adversely pinpoint how our society’s persistent conformity to one ideal of a human being relates to the Utopian society’s conformity of individuality presented in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. We divulge the inhumane isolation of humane emotions in the novel, yet we are conducting the very same principles to human beings who express their true individuality. Consequently, the aspects that define a humane individual appear in the novel’s character, John the Savage who represents the forgotten world of true humanity. John the Savage is the ideal character to vividly exhibit the cruelty in the Utopian society that somewhat resembles our own humanity expect to an extreme extent. Notably, he is an outsider who does not belong to either worlds in the Utopia and he provokes significance into the world that took action into aspects where humanity is too afraid to risk doing. Throughout Brave New World, John the Savage indicts psychological traits that do not fit into the social norms of the Utopia or the Reservation and his traits induce great prominence in himself and the novel as a whole. John the Savage indicates a series of psychological traits from his defense mechanisms to his habits to his personality traits that shun him from the fictionalized…

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    When Ralph proposed for more rules, Jack agreed because “we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are the best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things” (chapter 2, page 35). Jack’s statement reveals not only the patriotism in England, but also his character and mindset. Jack’s comment is hypocritical, making Jack is a phony. He does not truly care for the rules. He initially said the conch does not apply to the mountain and laughed at Piggy for enforcing the rules, but when…

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    Escapism In The Awakening

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    In The Awakening, Chopin highlights the ways in which a women may find freedom despite their strict societal rules and regulations. Critics argue that “the society a woman like Edna faced, for each inherently suggests that the patriarchal-social pressures forced upon such a woman were either inescapably deterministic or, somehow, entirely avoidable through a kind of mythical rebirth achieved through the act of suicide.”(Ramos, 2010, p. 146) The patriarchal pressures that are put upon women leave…

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    Escapism In Frankenstein

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    Mild escapism is an integral part of a person’s psychological health as a way to distract them from their own inadequacies in their lives. Universally practiced forms of escapism is through the novels and television shows. This is the case with Mary Shelley’s 1818 science fiction/Gothic novel, Frankenstein, Mark Gatiss’s 2010 crime drama, Sherlock, and Matthew Weiner's 2007 period drama, Mad Men. Through these texts, the audience is able to enter a new world and lead us into a new reality. The…

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    Ifemelu Escapism Essay

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    In chapters 24-40 of Americanah the theme of escapism is depicted in the life of Ifemelu, who resorts to distractions and excuses, when she is confronted with the unpleasant aspects of her life. Everything ranging from a blog, an affair, lies, and Obama are used by Ifemelu to put distance between herself and a reality that disagrees with her. The pattern starts with her shutting-out Obinze, a decision she made while feeling guilty for taking the job with the tennis coach. She then, however,…

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    I would not be here without the romanticism of the war, and I wanted Kien and Phuong to share a similar story of romantic escapism. In 1995, my veteran grandfather wrote his history and reflected on his 4 years in the Air Corps. During WWII, a Mormon boy from Idaho enlists and finds himself a soldier stationed in Barksdale Field, Louisiana. One evening he learns of a dance at the Elks Club, sponsored by a sorority group. Although it is against her beliefs, a southern Baptist decides it is her…

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    invested with the expectation of reasonably high returns. As such, similarly extensive deliberation is extended to ensure the highest response to the ad. Prospective advertising departments undoubtedly consider what their audience will best reciprocate to. Therefore, to associate a given nation 's ideals with its advertisements is to assume that it has a sufficiently established advertising sector. The United States certainly fits this qualification and exemplifies the rule. One example of this…

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    Escapism in Fiction Escapism occurs when someone tries to distract or relieve their mind from reality, especially by entertainment or engaging in fantasy. Fictional works appeal to many audiences because they give people the ability to escape reality. Although escapism is not the only reason that people like fictional stories, it is often considered as one of the leading reasons. Wanting to escape from a repetitive life and being entertained, wanting to control mood, and wanting to do something…

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    The Development of Escapism: PYRZQXGL During the 1930’s, an era of economic instability called the Depression occurred. Many people lost their jobs, the rich became poor, and the poor became poorer. People finally came to realize that reality is imperfect. A source of happiness as conveyed in Frederick Buechner’s novel was escapism. Teddy’s urge to escape emerges within Frederick Buechner’s novella, The Wizard’s Tide: a story, to show that escapism provides only a temporary diversion from the…

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    In many of the stories we have read in class there seems to be a common theme amongst a few of them. The theme that is noticed is that of escapism. Escapism is the tendency to look for a distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. In a few of the stories there is at least one moment of self-imposed escape for the characters. The characters seem to try and escape either mentally or physically or both. From Sammy in A&P, to the…

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