A Brave New World Rhetorical Analysis

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On June 2th, 2007, the world was changed forever. Steve Jobs had just released the very first iPhone, while the average business man was clicking away on their Blackberry’s; unaware of how our daily lives would change. In the Aldous Huxley novel Brave New World, the society is the embodiment of the word unaware. Unable to process their own thought or feeling, they live a blissful life of vacations and sexual desire. They pop a drug called Soma, which pulls each civilian away from their surroundings and puts them in a stream of happiness. Sound familiar? Although many people including the author, believe that we are dependent on our phones to take us to an oasis only inches from our faces which has only made negative impacts on society, but researchers and others alike …show more content…

“Teens Start ‘Offline October’ To Urge Peers Off Social Media And Live Real Lives,” a Colorado Public Radio article by Jo Ann Allen, describes the campaign put into motion to put teen’s addiction to technology to a halt in modern society, while pressing the importance of human engagement. The author explains the stem motive of this campaign, by explaining it through a story in which the campaign “was started by students in suburban Denver after two of their peers took their own lives in the same week earlier this year”. The author also states the organization is trying to “ask teenagers on social media to stop posting stories and start living them; to stop worrying about followers and be with real-life friends”. This is the main focus of the whole campaign, to live life. On the other side of the pond, they have some other thoughts about teens and their usage of phones.

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