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    Millon states that narcissists believe they should live a perfect and superior existence (Personality Disorders 344). Perfection is viewed as either all or nothing and no flaws can be tolerated (Millon, Personality Disorders 345). Gatsby therefore attempts to repress the imperfect poverty-stricken James Gatz by changing his name and creating a new life at age seventeen (Fitzgerald 74). Similar thoughts are expressed by Tyson who writes that Gatsby’s fabricated life is more than just a scheme to…

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    Colossus Movie Analysis

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    The movie, Colossus: The Forbin Project, discussed the use of an artificial intelligence (A.I.) by the government and how it was contrary to humans’ expectations and decided to enslave humanity. Science and technology were found and invented by humans. In 1894, Guglielmo Marconi made the first radio; Now we have iPhone X. Our lives are full of science and technology. It is hard to not using them even if it is just a simple action like calling one’s friend. Some people may start to question…

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    Contentment among the general population, along with a just government and the wellbeing of citizens all work together to create a successful society. In a ideal world, a utopia, all aspects of daily life work perfectly. Dystopian societies carry an allusion of a utopia, but hold totalitarian government systems, laws, and oppressive conditions for citizens. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, aspects of a dystopian society are present. The cruel, inhumane treatment and absolute control of the…

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    {Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World emphasizes the destructive outcomes of being unable to find a medium between wanton immorality and rigid moral standards, as well as the dangers of a perfect society.} Brave New World is set mostly in a futuristic, utopian society called “The World State” (Huxley, Brave New World 3), in the year “A.F. 632” (4). In this society, babies are mass-produced in identical batches and “decanted” (9) from bottles instead of born, and sex is used for pleasure and…

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    Andrew Mendez Professor Sandoval English 52 13 December 2016 Never Happy Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World creates a picture of a perfect society that wins happiness by altering the minds of its people to believe they are happy. The population is so conditioned to think things done today that are seen as wrongful doings or taboo, will be considered the norm. In a world where painting an unorthodox vision of the future to create stability, the people are no longer as happy as they would make their…

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    chai tea on the stove makes it a very inviting and cozy atmosphere. Mrs. Weeks invited me to sit at the island while she takes homemade coconut tarts from the oven. As we sip tea, Mrs. Weekes motioned to me that it was ok to start the interview, she has a busy day ahead planning for Thanksgiving and the 18th birthday of one of her grandchildren. We talked about her life growing up on a small island in the Caribbean in the 40’s before ultimately moving to the United…

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    George Orwell Dystopias

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    Oceania and The Amish; Actually Dystopias Utopias and dystopias are supposed to be opposite worlds, but most utopias may actually be a dystopia because of how they are controlled by the government or its leaders. A utopia is a world that the people living in it believe it to be a perfect place. In the article “Dystopias: Definitions and Characteristics,” a utopia is defined as, “A place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and…

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    Easter Island was quite an experience of a new location for settlers and showed the inadequate use of resources that were accessible to the new inhabitants. It showed how desperate and inhumane people became at the extinction of valuable resources on this island. These new owners of land were quickly befallen at the expense of most of their lives and all of the natural resources. The main idea of internal collapse focuses on the issues that man has faced since the beginning of sharpening a…

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    In Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, he depicts a futuristic “ideal” society where all natural and mental pain is diminished, by biotechnology to create the most idealistic society where there was no pain or worries, everyone is equal as well as happy , but at what price?..as the novel continues huxley slowly unveils the many flaws in this “ideal” society, from citizens futures determined for them, to being unable to think for themselves...all for social stability . Is social stability…

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    A Parasite Named Technology Advancements in technology were expected to make life easier and more enjoyable, but it has brought mayhem and destruction to our basic fundamental human rights. “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury explores the futuristic world where a house goes about its daily routine on its own. “The Future of Luxury” by Hans Magnus Enzensberger introduces us to the conjecture of the future where concepts that were was a given are considered luxurious. Technological…

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