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    1) I have never chosen to read a nonfiction book on my own time because when I think nonfiction I oftentimes think of something boring and dry. The ones I have read have been strictly informational and in general very uninteresting. However, I am excited to read a biography as as of late there have been quite a few I have wanted to read and I think I will find them more interesting than what I traditionally associate with nonfiction books. 2) I am reading the memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I think a memoir can be desireable as it is a direct reflection of someone's experience which can be more relatable and raw rather than someone simply listening off facts and details. I think from reading a memoir one can learn…

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    Many world leaders throughout history have attempted to compose the great society, or as they believed, utopia. On these occurrences, they in some way try to subdue the creative and free thinking side of human nature. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Mustapha Mond achieves universal stability. As we see in the New World society, stability is made the first priority at the expense of most of the people 's intrinsic human faculties. Mond explains eloquently and quite persuasively to John and…

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    How close is modern America’s government to controlling all, if not most, of our society today? Our current government gradually begins to take over the lives of people like that in Brave New World. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World depicts a futuristic society that utilizes science to control the lives of mostly everybody by categorizing them into specific castes. The author’s vision of a utopian society in his novel is relatively, but not entirely, close to modern American society.…

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    Imagine living in a society where individualism wasn't an acceptable concept. Picture a world where “I” wasn't a state of mind. This is the theme of Ayn Rand's Anthem, a dystopian novel set in the distant future. “We learned that the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it, which causes the day and the night. We learned the names of all the winds which blow over the seas and push the sails of our great ships. We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments.” (Rand 23). This quote…

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    “Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason while laying claim to them all” Mark R. Levin. Utopianism refers to the improvement of social issues and to the questions of the imagination. Utopian writers or artists use their imagination and beliefs utilized by society, to create a world that emphasizes on perfection. The tendencies of people to conceptualize utopian societies is for the use of comparing current society to how humans…

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    Is social stability worth the price of giving up your individualism in exchange for a life filled with nothing, but joy? Is this not what everyone thrives for? In the book Brave New World the society that everyone is accustomed makes sure everyone is happy, has a role and title, and there is no crime nor religion. For a society to become a utopia in my opinion, must have these essentials: a society that everyone can be themselves without any worry, crime is a thing of the past, everyone…

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    I am Emnjundi Jacqueline Longton (call me Jackie), and this is my story. I live in the utopia of Colorum, or perhaps it is the dystopia of Colorum. Utopia is certainly what our world appears to be. We all have our jobs, our lifestyles. When we change, we can change our surroundings if we wish. Everyone is happy, except for those who are misfits. Those who don’t get along with our law. No one knows what happens to them, just that they get removed. To where? No one knows. To people in Hyacinthum,…

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    The Giver Comparison Essay

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    9)adj. Utopian- A perfect world. “The Giver” is about a utopian society where everyone and everything looks the same and there’s nothing more outstanding than other things. Our society isn't close at all at being a utopian world because we revolve too much around crime and starvation. The Island was close enough to a utopia, but wasn't completely perfect. 10) v. Vacillate- To waiver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive. Each time we went to watch a movie she would vacillate…

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    argument using a theory of convergent evolution. This hybrid five-part inductive argument allows Coyne to explain some attributes of island species that remained puzzles for Darwin. Secondly, this hybrid…

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    Tristan Da Cunha Culture

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    southern Atlantic ocean. It is a very unique place that few people know about, and that is why I chose to learn more about this culture. It is truly interesting to see how the people on Tristan da Cunha live their lives, and how different their way of life is from our own. There are no airports on the island of Tristan da Cunha, so the only way to get there is by boat, across some of the roughest waters on the planet. Boats from South Africa only travel to the island eight or nine times per…

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