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  • 1984 Vs Brave New World

    maintained if everyone fit into a certain class. The classes could not create their own beliefs or morals and followed the path that the world controllers created for them. All sense of uniqueness was stripped. All emotions in society were prevented by Soma, a drug that constantly convinced people that they were happy. "They'll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an 'instinctive' hatred of books and flowers. Reflexes unalterably conditioned. They'll be safe from books and botany all…

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  • Sexual Freedom In Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World

    John’s unconditioned view of romance is put into conflict with Lenina’s open sexuality, causing John to berate her conditioned behavior and violently push her away. This event alongside his mother’s death largely contributes to John’s revolt against Soma and society. Brave New World’s totality of sex is a step away from ours, but with growing promiscuity in relationships, media and advertising we move closer and closer in that direction, risking the loneliness and dissatisfaction that the lack…

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  • Bernard In Tim O Brien's Of Mice And Men

    This is Bernard’s first appearance in the novel. He is in conversation with Henry Foster and the Assistant Predestinator. Most men do not value women as people or for their character but rather consider them as objects. Bernard believes that women should be valued for their character and he believes that men should not constantly move on from women to women. This first appearance is telling of Bernard’s differences with the rest of the society and how he is constantly finding problems in several…

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  • The Theory Of Meaning By Viktor Starck

    The Theory of Meaning Patricia L. Starck “Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life” (Frankl, 1992). This powerful statement by Viktor Frankl is among the fundamental concepts upon which the theory of meaning was developed by Patricia L. Starck. Starck, (2014) describes her 20 year professional relationship with Viktor Frankl and her extensive involvement with Frankl’s logotherapy as being great influences on the development of the…

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  • Uma Statue Analysis

    Uma, a Hindu goddess, is seen depicted in a jade-like green. She is a fairly well known Hindu goddess, one of the stories she is best known for is that of her attempting to seduce Shiva. Uma did much to earn Shiva’s gaze (The Art Institute of Chicago), “…who waited for Shiva to court her, singing and dancing and making herself beautiful”. Uma did not get Shiva’s attention at first, and instead of continuing down the fruitless path she was on, she then decided to live just as ascetic life as he.…

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  • Buddhism: 'Feminist Interpretation Of Nibbana'

    While Lamotte states, “Buddhists are assailed by a terror of desire” (Lamotte, 1961, p. 18), the Third Noble Truth reveals that there is an escape from dukkha: Nibbana. However, despite the number of books written about Nibbana (see for example, ‘Nibbana- The Ultimate Truth of Buddhism’ by Chandrkaew (1982); ‘In the Hope of Nibbana’ by King (2003) or Hsiao-Lun’s (2011) feminist interpretation of Nibbana in ‘This-Worldly Nibbana’), the state of ‘extinction’ remains shrouded in mystery. Pandit…

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  • Materialism In Brave New World

    When New World citizens are faced with a situation that displeases them, they take soma, a drug that numbs emotions, and often say, “A gramme is better than a damn” (Huxley 55). The citizens are taught to avoid the hard truth by showing no real emotions and preventing exclusive relationships that could cause instability by sparking intense…

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  • Self-Identity In Brave New World

    There is no self-identity in Brave New World. There is no chance for an individual identity to be created due to the lack of self worth. This dystopian society is hyper focused on what a person can contribute to the community. This contribution translates into a Caste system with Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons. Each caste is assigned to a particular part of society, being conditioned to be the best they can be at their role in test tubes before they are even born. Self-identity is…

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  • Brave New World Compared To Today

    The novel, Brave New World, contains a story of a futuristic society in which there are no problems, in which everybody is happy, and in which there are several shocking similarities and differences pertaining to today’s society. There are several topics that were covered in the novel, such as human life and death, consumption of goods and services, and the use of drugs and medicine. All of the topics contained several points in which society in Brave New World could be compared to the society…

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  • Agile Manifesto

    Businesses environment now has completely change base in a global, rapidly changing environment. They have to respond to new opportunities and markets, transformational of global economies and competing products and services world marketplaces. Software is become the engine of business operations so need of high quality which are developed quickly to take advantage of new opportunities and competition. Faster development and delivery become part and parcel in software. Agile methodologies have…

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