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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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  • Comparing Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves To Death

    Today, television and cell phones are becoming more of a distraction and a waste of energy and time, rather than the use of entertainment. According to Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited he analyzes the modern society compared to the past proving that technology is becoming a distraction. In Neil Postman’s article “Amusing Ourselves to Death” he expresses the similarities and differences between life in America in the 1980s and Huxley’s novel. Author Neil…

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  • Utilitarianism In Brave New World

    Leaders welcome to the United Nations Annual Conference. What happens when values of society and the values of individuals compete? People have always been victims to hegemonic struggle due to political actions and motivations. How do the people fall victim to political actions, you may ask? Imagine yourself for a moment, you feel something but can’t express it. WHY? Because the government and politicians condemn you from experiencing this. Still not convinced? Imagine yourself as an average…

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  • Lenina Rebellion In Brave New World

    When we consider the conformity and individuality of the female characters, it could be argued that Julia actively and willingly rebels, whereas Lenina is an unintentional non-conformist, though neither character’s rebellion deliberately and selflessly challenges conventions . In ‘Brave New World’, to conform to convention is to be promiscuous, whereas in ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ to conform is to be chaste, so for Lenina and Julia rebellion takes a somewhat different form . Female sexual…

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  • Dystopian Society In Fahrenheit 451 And Brave New World

    The dystopian worlds created in Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World develop different and similar features that focus on future issues. The different perception of peoples happiness is one of these features. Some of the others that are involved with the societies include the control that the government has on the society, and the censorship used. The last feature that is shared between these two societies is the decision making that the characters experience throughout the novels. The two…

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