The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
Erich Hatala Matthes, professor of moral philosophy, says, “Cultural appropriation can often seem morally problematic. When the abstract schemas above are filled in with details from actual events, we often find misrepresentation, misuse, and theft of the stories, styles, and material heritage of people who have been historically dominated and remain socially marginalized” (Matthes 343). When dominating groups of people (i.e. white people) misuse and twist the history of other groups, it is harmful and offensive. The people who are being misrepresented are often those who have been discriminated against in history.
Vast numbers of stylistic choices present themselves to an author during the writing process. The impact stylistic choices make on a piece can determine the overall effectiveness of the message being conveyed. While choosing an effective device can prove difficult, Nancy Mairs expertly implemented the use of several devices in her piece “The Unmaking of a Scientist,” to amplify the influence a person 's style has on their work. Mairs’ use of juxtaposition emphasizes the stark contrast between straightforward scientists and cultivated essayist. Though juxtaposition may seem unnecessary to some readers, the use of juxtaposition in Mairs’ piece allows for the reader to understand the stark contrast between a scientist and a writer.
Comparing and contrasting what we as humans know has led our societies to decide what is right and wrong, what is forward thinking, and what is holding us back. Many books are based upon the ideas established; they all just take different forms with the same central idea. In the dystopian novels, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the reader can see the parallels in character between Mustapha Mond and Jack, and they are also set in vastly different places. While both of these novels are considered dystopian, they are their own twisted story which makes the reader feel for each set of characters. Mustapha Mond and Jack are both keeping their societies together through oppressive and manipulative ways.
How a Utopia compares to present day In the novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, we are presented with a society that is abnormal from our own modern day society because of their technological advancements and different life perspectives. Although our society and the “World State” are very different, Huxley relates the two worlds throughout the novel with several meaningful quotes. Social critic Neil Postman, in his “Six Assertions”, talks about many of the topics in Brave New World and whether or not they are relevant in today’s society. Postman shows this by providing quotes from the novel and those quotes are compared to our society in the following essay. Some of the assertions that Postman discusses are technology advancement and
Mary Shelly provides examples throughout the text of the many ways to acquire knowledge and surveys how the characters succeed and fail in their journey for knowledge. The story of Frankenstein shows how someone’s life can be destroyed by their desire for knowledge. This provides a great example of what can happen when people take desires too far, without considering or thinking ahead to the possible consequences of their actions. One may learn a lot from reading this crazy story. One may have to take a moment and ask, if or whenever working in the area of technology, whose interests might one have in mind?
Science is a controversial, innovative and immense part of our world. It is uncontrollable and at other times, its affect on our world is unexplainable. There is something new that science discovers everyday but it is to some extent in which its impact is perceived precariously. One must be careful of what they create and it’s potential ability to self-destruct. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein demonstrates the power and dangers of science and nature and the potential uncertain impact of crossing the bounds of mankind.
Throughout the book Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke, many aspects of human society are exposed and put on center stage to be criticized. In his book, about a futuristic utopia he shows how different events and innovations may threaten to alter our society in ways that may not always benefit humankind. In the book Clarke states his belief that humanity will become “passive sponges-- absorbing but never creating”, (135). There are many qualities of humans that are brought to light in Clarke’s book. Human nature is complex and complicated.
This is in conjunction with the notion of faultline stories, a conception by Alan Sinfield. Faultine stories, according to Sinfield, “address the awkward, unresolved issues; they acquire the most assiduous and continuous reworking; they hinge upon a fundamental, unresolved ideological complication that finds its way, nilly-willy into texts. […] Authors and readers want writing to be interesting, and these unresolved issues are the most promising for that” (Cultural Politics 4). For Sinfield, these issues are found in real life, but for fan fiction authors these issues are found in the textual world. This may not necessarily be true for all fan fiction, but certainly for some.
Leadership: A number of researchers have concerned leadership as significant in the process of innovation, but such thoughts have mainly pointed out on the desire for collaborative or participative leadership styles Kanter (1983), Pelz & Andrews (1966) or have given lists of particular tasks which leaders should slot in to permit innovation to appear Amabile (1988). The hypothetical progress with in this area is weak as conventional headship approaches are relatively less relevant to innovation outcomes than to the explanation and prediction of productivity outcomes Waldman SE Bass (1991). Two existing headship approaches have been investigated i.e. Leader-member exchange (LMX) theory Dansereau, Graen & Haga (1975), Graen & Scandura (1987)
Although Victor is at the University with plenty of outside resources, he pushes back on new knowledge and sticks to outdated versions of alchemy. While Victor is trying to piece together uninspired bits of information, he is allowing this same information to take power over him and push him further into isolation. One of Shelley’s biggest concerns about knowledge and the scientist lies here: Communication needs to penetrate scientific pursuit if it is to transfer into