George Massenburg

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  • The Beatles And The Beach Boys Analysis

    Hearts Club Band and The Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds began experimenting with different types of sounds. The Beatles’ song “Within You Without You” brings the sound of a sitar. The sitar is a long string instrument that is popular in West India. George Harrison had previously played the sitar on “Norwegian Wood” from their Rubber Soul album, but “Within You Without You” took it further. The sitar was used along with traditional indian music to create a sound unlike anything The Beatles were…

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  • War Is Peace: Freedom Is Slavery In George Orwell's 1984

    the paradoxical “truths” everyone believes. Author George Orwell illustrates how the exploitation of language can lead to the full control of people—and their minds. This control seems to be a hauntingly plausible scenario, but fortunately, the world we live in today is far from the society of 1984. Language is constantly changing in our modern day society. Words are twisted from repeated use and often taken for granted. However, the change in George Orwell’s 1984 is entirely different from the…

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  • The Constant Gardener Analysis

    The Constant Gardener and the art of planting ideas. When you hear the words “political thriller” you may imagine some national treasure type shenanigans, brash loud action heroes and more explosions than perceptive dialogue. The Constant Gardener however has an altogether softer approach exploring themes of morality which are subsequently much more empowering and the journey of a grief stricken man. “If I tell you that girl over there is being murdered, will you believe me?”. The Constant…

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  • Zinn And Wood: Lesson And Comparison Of The American Revolutionary War

    Zinn and Wood Comparison and Contrast Essay In 1776 a remarkable event in American History occurred between the American colonies and the British. This event was recognized as the American Revolution. The American Revolutionary War was a war that help and put the American colonies in a great position to gained their own independence from the british. Here are several authors with differing opinions on whether or not the American Revolution had as a significant impact as history claims. Gordon…

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  • The Elephant In The Village Of The Blind Short Story

    The elephant in the village of the blind The elephant in the village of the blind is a traditional Indian story about a village where everyone was blind. A traveler came to the village with an elephant. The villagers did not know what an elephant was and the traveler asked them to see for themselves. Since none of the villagers could see, they had to touch the animal and draw their conclusion on what the elephant could be. Several villagers went and touched the animal. They all formed their…

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  • The Holocaust And Ready Player One: A Dystopian World

    A dystopian is the opposite of a utopia. A utopia is a perfect society where everyone has everything they need, everyone gets along, everyone is happy, and basically life is perfect. A dystopia is the exact opposite of that. People don’t have things they need, people are poor, not happy, not everyone is happy, people are dehumanized, and overall it’s a terrible society to live in. The dystopian world in Ready Player One is comparable to the Holocaust, because they both were dystopias, people…

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  • A Cultural Comparison: 2 + 2 = 5 By Radiohead

    Comparison: “2 + 2 = 5” by Radiohead For many centuries, art has been a medium through which writers and musicians have chosen to express their political views and opinions on the world around them. One of the world’s most celebrated political writers, George Orwell, strongly influenced culture, including music, with his dystopian novel 1984. The 80s English alternative rock band, Radiohead, was inspired by the book’s commentary on what the world will look like in the future and wrote a song…

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  • Aldous Huxley And Octavia Butler's Brave New World And Kindred

    For more than a thousand years, writing has been used to communicate ideas and inspire people to think differently. In their respective novels, Brave New World and Kindred, Aldous Huxley and Octavia Butler both argue that reading and writing can cause rebellion from a dissatisfied group through the spread of ideas and information. The authors do this by creating leaders that deprive a group of people of reading and writing in order to maintain control over them, having the protagonists use…

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  • Social Commentary In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

    Fahrenheit 451 is one of the many books that is injected with multiple instances of social commentary in which Ray Bradbury critiques the citizens and their home society. Most of which refer to the censorship the government imposes on the society and their people. The citizens have been brainwashed to destroy all of their community’s past. This is evident when we see that firemen are completely different than what we know today and what they were in the past. Firemen are now trained to light…

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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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