George Lakoff

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  • The Obsolete Man Analysis

    1. How does this episode explain the dangers of totalitarianism? “The Obsolete Man” explains the dangers of totalitarianism by creating such a scenario in which we are forced to realize how a totalitarian state could turn out to be. In this case, Mr. Wordsworth, a librarian, is called in by the state to a hearing that would determine if he was obsolete. The government has already deemed the elderly, the sick, the disabled, and those who do not hold a ‘valid’ role in society as such, and chose…

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  • Animal Farm Satire Analysis

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others,”(118). In this case, George Orwell is using the phrase “more equal” to show how leaders twist words to manipulate the population. Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is a farm that overthrows their dictator leader, Mr. Jones, but reverts back into a dictatorship over the course of the book. Satire is a way to use humor, irony, or over exaggeration to expose or criticize people’s ideas, especially in politics. Animal Farm…

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  • Samuel Hughes Biography

    Among the British commanders he received a reputation of being a first class leader of irregular forces. Hughes was appointed to a political post as Minister of Militia and Defence in October 1911, even thought he had set a reputation for he is utterly intolerant of those who are religious. He was very much disliked by the French Canadians because of his reputation. Hughes supported the importance of clothing, arms, and munitions. Hughes sponsored the progression of the long and heavy Ross rifle…

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  • The Russian Revolution In George Orwell's Animal Farm And The Russian Revolution

    In Animal Farm, one of George Orwell’s main goals was to portray the Russian Revolution of 1917 in his writing through character’s, events, and concepts. His goal was clearly shown in his text because many important people of the Russian Revolution were seen through animals, events that took place in the Russian Revolution were reflected in his writing, and many concepts of the time were shown in a different form. He accomplished his goal by using simpler characters and an easier concept to…

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  • Importance Of Racial And Sexual Intolerance In The Handmaid's Tale

    In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the reader is introduced into a futuristic, dystopian society that is built on the remnants of the United States, called Gilead. Throughout the novel, Atwood uses satire to mock and warn the United States of the danger in the strongly held political opinions in the 1980’s, when the book was written. Atwood extrapolates the ideas to their extremes, showing the danger of their acceptance. The absurdity and outrageousness of her exaggerations give the novel…

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  • Stereotypes In American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang

    American Born Chinese is a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang about various characters dealing with stereotypes, and prejudices. Two main characters that seem to struggle with this are the monkey king and Jinn. The monkey king is the king of all monkey's on his island. He is looked at as a god and respected by every monkey on the island. But when he is invited to a dinner party for all the gods, he realizes that nobody else has respect for him. By everyone else he is looked at as a dirty monkey.…

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  • A Passage To India Analysis

    The author of A Passage to India is Edward Morgan Forster who was a British writer in 20th century. Forster’s works include six novels, two collections of short stories, several biographies and some commentaries. He had twice traveled to India, and accorded to his own experiences and feelings, wrote A Passage to India this novel. The novel tells of the early twentieth century, the British Mrs. Moore and Miss Adela traveled to India. The former visited the son of a colonial official there, while…

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  • Privacy In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four By George Orwell

    In the book Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell he talks about how the government watches them. How they don’t have privacy to do anything they want. Winston is the main character of the book, then there is big brother he is like the government. Big brother is always watching everyone, they have something that's like a television, which is called a telescreen where they can see you, but you can't see them and you also can't turn it off only turn down the volume. The privacy of American…

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  • An Analysis Of Ordinary Courage By Joseph Plumb Martin

    Ordinary Courage by Joseph Plumb Martin tells of one of the little-known perspectives of the American revolution: the soldiers who fought during the war. Within his recount, Martin describes his encounters with the British, and how it lead to a moment of bonding between the opposite sides. However, these moment of bonding were illusive in the greater scheme of the war. Martin continues his narrative by the bonding relationship that the war caused between him and his fellow troops and the…

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  • Similarities Between The Haitian Revolution And The French Revolution

    Three main revolutions in history were the American Revolution, the Haitian Revolution, and the French Revolution. The American Revolution took place in 1770 and took place within the British colonies. The Haitian Revolution took place 1789 in the French’s land, and the French Revolution also took place in 1789 in France. All three revolutions have similar goals and inspiration, but also have different causes and results of each revolution. The American Revolution was a very important event in…

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