George Lakoff

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  • What Is The Theme Of Punishment And Punishment In The Handmaid's Tale

    Empowerment and disempowerment using the gaze is manifested as one of the fundamental themes in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) as well as Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). Written soon after the Second World War, Nineteen Eighty-Four was a novel which portrayed the experiences of Winston Smith, the protagonist and other significant characters who are bound to live within a totalitarian regime in which the powerful forces are punishment and fear. The Handmaid’s…

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  • Symbolism In Cannery Row

    Cannery Row criticizes the ideal American society and its elements of Christianity through the caricature of a typical American industrial town and its most distinctive citizens. In the process of describing Mack and the Boys’ attempt to throw a party for Doc, the novel introduces us to characters that seem like outcasts in Monterey but play a significant role in expressing the overall anti-establishment commentary of the novel. Doc plays a fatherly role in the Monterey community. He seems like…

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  • The Maze Runner Analysis

    In this paper, the texts “1984” by George Orwell and “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner will be compared and analysed, in specific the language and stylistic features used to portray the different perspectives on the ideas of oppression and helplessness. The point of view of “Big Brother” and the theme of higher power are vastly used in both of these texts, along with both the conforming and rebelling point of views, all of which will be examined in this paper. In both novels, “1984” and “The…

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  • Totalitarianism In Anthem, By Ayn Rand And 1984

    Rand, and 1984, by George Orwell. Both books tell the struggle between the ideas of maintaining free will and hope in a harsh and oppressive government setting. While both authors would agree about the negative consequences totalitarianism brings, and that there will always be people who challenge the ideas behind a totalitarian government. The two authors would argue as if people could actually successfully overthrow a totalitarian government. With Ayn Rand supporting it, and George Orwell…

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  • Abuse Of Power In Toni Morrison's Beloved

    Whether it be as individuals, as a society, or as a species, we strive to gain power. We gain personal power when we have confidence in ourselves and our ideas, we gain power over others when a political party wins a majority in an election, and we gain power over the rest of the biosphere in our endeavors to conquer and tame the wildlife around us. That being said, when one abuses the power they are given, others suffer. In Toni Morrison’s Beloved, we see the power of white people and slave…

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  • Historical Accuracy In The Patriot

    Since the beginning, movies have always been extremely influential on society. They can be captivating, emotional, or even historical. The Patriot is just one of the many examples of a historical film. Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, a simple man of South Carolina, who joins the American Revolution when the British attempt to take his farm away from him. Benjamin and his son Gabriel rally together in a militia to protect their land from the British. This film’s historical accuracy has its ups…

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  • Blind Obedience Vs. Rebellion In 1984 By George Orwell

    In 1984, a dystopian novel written by George Orwell, the oppressive government known as “Big Brother” used an assortment of techniques like surveillance and manipulation to keep the lower classes adhering. The highest class, formally known as the Party, implements and enforces the rules to the lowest class – the Proles. Life was monotonous for the lower classes, while the upper class was privileged and enjoyed much happier lives. Throughout the story, Orwell employs a variety of literary devices…

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  • Literary Analysis Of George Orwell's A Hanging By George Orwell

    In his essay “A Hanging,” published in 1931 in the British literary magazine, author George Orwell wanted to show how inhumane and cruel we tended to be so in a certain situation, and this inferred our relatively short life. Orwell uses descriptive words to try to help the readers create a nice vivid image in their minds of what is going on throughout the story. The author creates an atmosphere full of tension by a variation of participants. Although the guards belong to a group of civilized men…

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  • Reading Response: Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

    Adrianna Geisler ENGL1010 Essay #1 8 Sept. 2015 Reading Response Essay for “Shooting an Elephant” In the essay “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author is trying to show how imperialism can have strong effects on someone. In addition, Orwell describes his personal decision to shoot an elephant after the animal kills a man. He does not initially intend on killing the animal, but anti-imperialism and the pressure of the crowd really get to him. Orwell states that the only reason he…

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  • Summary Of Martin And Malcolm & America

    James H. Cone’s book, Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare, is a book that takes about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. It breaks down their similarities and differences that they both had that mad a hug impact in the American society. James Hal Cone was born on August 5, 1936. He is an American theologian, best known for his advocacy of Black theology and Black Liberation Theology. In this book he will try to relate to the journeys that these men took to get the black society…

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