Hook: Paul Allen once said, “Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don't always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time.” BK: By definition, invasion is an unwelcome intrusion into another's domain. Thesis: In these three stories “The Day The Saucers Came” by Neil Gaiman, "The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov, and the video “The Last Job on Earth” it shows how invasion is a theme especially the way technology invades humans’ lives. TS: A theme that "The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov had was invasion. Isaac Asimov developed theme with these three ways. MP1: The first way he developed this theme was showing how the schools had developed so much and that schools were now using machines as teachers.
The World State is ideal because of blissful ignorance and sustainability. The alternative environment, the Savage Reservation, allows for the freedom of thought and choice; however, these freedoms had previously resulted in chaos and instability, in which the World State seeks to prevent. The World State is the superior place to reside due to its blissful ignorance and sustainability. According to the Controller, “No pains have been spared to make your lives emotionally easy – to preserve you, so far as that possible, from having emotions at all” (Huxley 44). By being inherently emotionless, the citizens of the World State are free from every emotion, thus negativity and pain are unfamiliar.
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World depicts a society where efficiency is the primary concern. The world leaders use horrifying repetitive conditioning to shape individuals into acquiescent, infantilized citizens, stupefied into an artificial sense of happiness. The majority of citizens willingly follow the tide that infinitely crashed over them with wave after wave of parties, casual sexual relations, and the perfectly engineered drug, soma. However, the readers may find themselves disturbed, and possibly intrigued, at the lack of morality in this “brave new world”. An important thing for those observing Huxley’s work to keep in mind is the intentions of the World State.
In the excerpt, “Competition and Happiness”, by Theodore Isaac Rubin, he analyzes the cause of humanity’s crucible with emotional struggles, Rubin believes the sole source is competition, whereas I believe it is human design. Rubin believes competition to be the perpetrator of a life of crime, victimizing and wreaking havoc on our collective psyche. He argues that society and upbringing in a competitive environment is where emotional issues are born. According to Rubin, the world facilitates competition because of our petty and prideful choices. He believes that the way people raise their children has infected our entire society with the competitive epidemic, and to some extent, pandemic.
Every individual’s entire impression that they leave on the earth affects all other individual’s legacies, creating a ripple effect across every continent. Despite and because of mental illness, successful men have done positive and negative things, and have led themselves forward indomitably, sometimes to their own destruction. The chemicals in anyone’s brain can, and do, save the world, and this shows us that our society is not a collection of principles and rules held together by a few individuals, but a collection of individuals bound loosely together by a few unfeeling principles and rules. The person behind each rule, work of art, or discovery of knowledge is a flawed mind, and is above all doing what they think they should be doing based on mere electric impulses in the mass of tissue inside their head, and what they conceive with that strange apparatus has the potential to cause an explosion of good deeds or evil deeds, human progress or war, or even a confluence between all humans towards a common purpose. Our lives would not, could not be the same if our leaders had been completely sane, optimistic people, and that is the nature of the wildness of humans and our
In the world regulated by the government, its citizens have lost their freedom; instead, they are presented with pleasure and happiness in exchange. People can’t know the truth; they are conditioned from birth never to know the truth. The majority of the citizens do not seek to know the truth, as ignorance is bliss. By taking Soma,
Sacrificing Everything for the Sake of Others As Paulo Coelho once said, “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too” (Coelho, goodreads.com). Activists constantly have this in their mind, making themselves better for others and the world. Every activist was born as an ordinary human. However their willpower to break through and change what they thought was unfair is what sets them apart from the pack. Unafraid of the consequences, they never seek fame, power, or wealth.
Even during the creation, their job, career, and social status have been defined for them. They don’t get the chance to decide what they want to do in life. Even worse, at a young age, they get exposed to various factors that will surround them in their work field and learn to despise factors that might influence their way of thinking such as the delta class babies who were electro-shocked when touching books and flower and eventually becoming afraid of them. Similar to their jobs, their emotions are influenced and controlled by other substances. As a new world society, they don't understand the concept of emotions, they only understand being pleasant and everything going accurately.
The reason sameness exist for “The Giver’s” world is because the head of their community wanted to make peace for their lives. While at the risk of making of not making any ideas. For example, they can never picture anything that would make them joy and not see any horror, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Therefore, since they have no ideas on how to think of the world, that means there can be strong chance of making