Hwan Seong Pak Kelli Karg Grade 9 English 17/12/14 Title: Subtitle Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury was published in 1953. The novel depicts a future society where books are devalued and firemen burn books. It is one of the representative dystopian fictions.
Jared Clayton Downing Mrs. J. Byrd CP English 12 12/12/17 Satire is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Satire can be used to prove or show how people’s decisions are horrible and causing society to spiral down out of control. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley is a novel set in in small town of Crome soon after World War I. Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, novelist, and philosopher. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with first-class honors in English literature in 1916. That same year he published his first book “The Burning Wheel.”
There are a couple of accounts of the story of Pandora and the Jar. There are many similarities between the different accounts and also between the story itself and others. Pandora and the Jar is a story written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod. It tells the story of how Zeus punished the god Prometheus for deceiving him by sending a girl named Pandora who would release suffering into the world to plague the nations. Many centuries later the author Nathaniel Hawthorn wrote the novel A Wonder book for Boys and Girls which include the story The Paradise of Children.
Charlie works at Donner’s Bakery in New York City as a janitor and delivery boy. The other employees often taunt him and pick on him, but Charlie is unable to understand that he is the subject of mockery. He believes that his coworkers are good friends. After a battery of tests—including a maze-solving competition with a mouse named Algernon, who has already had the experimental surgery performed on him—Charlie undergoes the operation. He is initially disappointed that there is no immediate change in his intellect, but with work and help from Alice, he gradually improves his spelling and grammar.
‘Dracula’ is a modern play which is adapted, by Liz Lochhead, from the classic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. The play is set during the Victorian era and develops the key themes that were prevalent during this era such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach paces much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters Dracula and Van Helsing. This repression of sexual desires is expressed as Lucy struggles to cope with the social convention of how Victorian women had to behave.
George Orwell has left a lasting impression on the lives of his audience despite only living for forty-six years. Known for his politically critical novels, Orwell’s material is proven relevant, even today, to explain situations pertaining to society or to government. However, the question of how Orwell understood totalitarianism to the extent that he did remains. On June 25, 1903, this Anglo-French writer, originally named Eric Arthur Blair, was born in Motihari, India, to Richard Blair and Ida Limouzin. At a young age, Orwell was sent to a convent run by French nuns, where his hatred of Catholicism was established.
Frankenstein starts with the ending of the book. Robert Walton, the first narrator, is writing a letter to his sister about the events that Victor is telling him about. While explaining the horrific events that lead him to such squalid conditions, Victor warns Robert about the dangers concerning the acquirement of knowledge. This simple text from the book is very important for the main topic of this
Satire is the use of humor or ridicule to express the stupidity of an individual, government, or company. Through the use of this literary technique Enlightenment thinkers, or philosophers, composed arts to mock several ideals of the time period. Several philosophers at the time were using satire to write novels, the most famous of which was a thinker named François-Marie Arouet or more commonly known by his nom de plume Voltaire. Voltaire wrote a fictional novel called Candide which follows the main character, Candide, through a difficult journey from nobility to farmer. In this writing, François-Marie Arouet used satire to ridicule several beliefs of his time period including the military and social inequality of women.
Plot The novel begins in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Center with the Director, along with his assistant, Henry Ford, accompanying a group of boys on a tour during which they are explaining to them how the conditioning works. They show them the Hatchery, where the embryos travel, inside bottles, through a conveyor belt around the building. They then direct the children to the Nursery, where they can see how hypnopaedic messaging works. Mustapha Mond later explains the history of the World State to the boys, focusing mainly on their successful attempt to eliminate all emotion and feeling from society.
In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen uses her wit to attract readers deeply. Different from other authors, Austen portrays characters vividly and every character’s personality is distinct from each other. We also can find humor everywhere in Pride and Prejudice that Austen expresses through conversations between characters. The dialogue always makes readers smile knowingly because it reminds us the social issues behind the words. In addition, Austen uses a variety of ironies to express her own view on characters, both in her book and in her society.
Thich Nhat Hahn said in his interview with Oprah that with compassion is smiling, laughing and deep listening. “Listen for one purpose to help him/her to open heart and feel better, suffer less” (Oprah Interview). Thich Nhat Hahn says that it is best to openly listen and to hold your comments and input for another time (Oprah Interview). Thich Nhat Hahn believes that we can end war by communication and by trying to understand others point of views and concerns (Oprah Interview). Another point that stood out to me in Thich
Jackson made the reader want to continue to find out why June 27 was so important. He gave a similar effect in “Charles”. Jackson sums up the entire meaning of the story in the first sentence. The narrator says, “The day my son Laurie started kindergarten, he renounced corduroy overalls with bibs and began wearing blue jeans with a belt; I watched him go off the first morning with the older girl next door, seeing clearly that an era of my life was ended, my sweet-voiced nursery-school tot replaced by a long-trousered, swaggering character who forgot to stop at the corner and wave good-bye to me.” Jackson stated that Laurie wants to become an individual.
After watching the video Art 21. I deeply agree with Wodiczko’s comment on how people feel more comfortable talking to strangers through the beauty of art, than to talk to love one’s about personal and painful experiences in person. The idea of sharing your story through a monument is an amazing idea because it allows people to speak out and express themselves about the several issues that we as a society are afraid to talk about for the fear of being judged, treated differently or even harassed by the media. One projection that stood out to me was the Tijuana projection that gave a deep insight on what young girls go through in their culture and the emotional pain each and one of them go through. These girls were brave enough to shared their stories with an audience that was interesting in listening to their pain and suffering behind a monument that gave them the courage to speak out.
Throughout the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ray Bradbury uses satire to make the book more interesting and less of a series novel. One of the main examples he uses of satire is the use of religion. It could be considered one of the themes is the book illustrating the use of religion and how some people take religion in a light was, while others take it in a very serious way. Throughout the essay this idea will be shown by textual evidence and an outside source.