John Zerzan

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  • Thoreau And Konnikova Essay

    Authors, Henry David Thoreau and Maria Konnikova, both take on a similar view towards technology in that technology has negative impacts. Thoreau in his essay, “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” focuses on his love for nature, arguing that humans in society should take life at a slower pace and enjoy life surrounded by nature. Thoreau claims that technology renders peoples’ lives instead of making them simpler. However, Konnikova in her essay, “Do You Think like Sherlock Holmes?” states that technology diverts a lot of attention as well as it affects the behavior of people. Thus, both authors’ solutions differ. Thoreau turns down technology, eliminating it from his life, while Konnikova accepts technology to a limit, focusing more attention on the world around her. Even though Thoreau’s essay is more eloquent, it is not practical, but rather idealistic. On the other hand, Konnikova’s essay is much more practical in achieving a set goal. Although both authors Thoreau and Konnikova agree that technology negatively impacts people in society, Konnikova negotiates technology, while still accepting it. Konnikova strives to think like Sherlock Holmes, attempting to improve her mindfulness by limiting herself to technology. She states, mindfulness “can be a weapon against one of the most disturbing limitations that our attention is up against: inattentional blindness” (Konnikova 321). By saying this, Konnikova is attempting to conquer her goal of improving her mindfulness to…

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  • Piggy Specs Analysis

    At first, the specs were a tool used for reuniting the boys to civilization, but in the end it was a symbol for how much their makeshift society turned against civilization completely. In William Golding’s Lord of The Flies, the schoolboys’ ability to maintain order is tested, with the option of resorting to savagery and turning against civil life and rescue. Piggy’s specs, a tool from civilization, became a tool for power, with the savages abusing its use. This shows that human nature corrupts…

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  • Why Is Civilization Was Purchased By The Betrayal Of Nature

    Although life seems as if our advances are making tasks easier, if you give an individual the proper facts and knowledge of where the ecosystem stands today life is in fact becoming more complicated. The gadgets we use on an everyday basis have the potential to sway ones opinion, but in the grand scheme of things they are aiding in the destruction of nature and our planet as we know it. The word complicated was used because with every new device being rapidly mass created, a new set back occurs…

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  • The Importance Of Nature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Autumn is a time traditionally associated with the beauty of nature, the changing of the leaves, the crisp air. However, Mary Shelley’s autumn, as depicted in the last paragraph on page 131, is a time of transition, a time between the joys of summer and the utter desolation of winter. In her best-known novel, Frankenstein, Shelley utilizes the change of the seasons to illustrate the monster’s position in between nature and civilization. Civilization is defined as human cultural, social, and…

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  • What Is The Shift To Savagery In Lord Of The Flies

    In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, young British boys are left stranded on an island, after their plane crashed. With no way of escape other than hoping that a passing ship will spy their smoke signal. At first, all is well but as the story progress, so does the boys descent into savagery. Ralph and Piggy try to rein back the boys let loose under Jack’s control. Although it may appear the boys are abandoned on an island, they also make a conscious decision to abandon civilization…

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  • The Importance Of The Boys And Girls Club

    or large. At the Boys and Girls club I was thought varies ways to overcome my anxiety, things like: hosting events (MC) and even talking in front of small audience. As of right now I am very proud to say I no longer have stage fright. I am proud to say that I host (MC) all the events that is going on at the Florence Degeorge Boys and Girl Club. There was a boy name John, who was very timid to the point he was afraid of interacting with the other kids around him. I took the…

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  • Examples Of Foreshadowing In Of Mice And Men

    Foreshadowing plays a large part in the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. He sets the scene at the beginning of the chapter with a specific amount of light and dark, and coming from either the natural light of the sun or some type of electric light source. This setting foreshadows the entire chapter in saying whether what happens will turn out positively or negatively. Not only that, but at many different points in the book, the characters foreshadow the end of the book through their…

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  • The Crucible-Act 2. Why Does John Gives Elizabeth A Kiss?

    your answers in the blank lines between the questions--the document will modify itself to allow for your answers. Also, please bold your answers. Act II, Scene i 1. The stage directions in lines 33-34 describe how John gives Elizabeth a kiss. Consider Miller’s word choice. What words in the description show a strained relationship between the two? She receives it. 2. On page 166, John suggests that Elizabeth bring some flowers into the house…

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  • Epiphanies In Greasy Lake

    Short Story Epiphanies There is a theme of epiphanies in “Greasy Lake” written by T. Coraghessan Boyle and “Cons” written by Jess Walter. The theme is very strong and prevalent in each story in their own way. In the story “Greasy Lake” there are epiphanies when the characters that they are not as bad as they would like to believe themselves be. The last short story “Cons” the main character has a very strong epiphany at the end. All the stories have strong epiphanies in all of them will be…

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  • Symbols Of Suffering In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    Symbols of Suffering: Abundantly Discovered Viktor E. Frankl had once stated “If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.” While John Steinbeck was writing the book Of Mice and Men, he included a large quantity of symbols; However, a plethora of these symbols tie back to the enormity of feelings and scenarios suffering causes or prevents. Throughout the book, Lennie is a strong man with a kind heart. He means no harm, but harm is what he brings. This…

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