Elana Sargent Instructor Toni J. Weeden Honors Senior English 7 November 2017 Prometheus Versus Frankenstein In the novel “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” by Mary Shelley, many underlying references connect straight back to a story from Greek Mythology about the original Prometheus. The main character, Victor Frankenstein, possesses many qualities that can also be found in this Greek Titan. Shelley added this subtitle in order for readers to understand that her main character was most likely created with Prometheus in mind, as she gave Frankenstein the same intellectual and rebellious mannerisms as the Titan. She used this titling to show that her character is the modern version of Prometheus and shares many similarities to him. By adding the subtitle, “The Modern Prometheus”, Shelley is able to give more depth and and background to Frankenstein and provide insight to why he is so similar to the titan by his creation of life, ambition to be viewed as Godlike, and severe punishment that came from his own actions.
Under the elites could entail a certain, specific "excellence" that allows individual recognition and prominence. In our social environment under the "excellence" often mean features such as resourcefulness, shuffle or conformity. According to the theories of the elite, the society manages closed minority, which has a dominant role over the masses. Elite exercised its dominance over the ideas expressed and symbolized "the use of the masses" and thus becomes one of the important subjects in the social sphere. The influence of the elite in a society is, undoubtedly, very important because it is an elite group that controls the media and shaping human
A few of the ways the government will manipulate and distract its people are by the development of a clever social hierarchy system and the believable techniques of propaganda. The totalitarian governments created in George Orwell's 1984 and Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games are very comparable when it comes to the rigid social structure to maintain control and power over its citizens. The social hierarchy developed in the novel The Hunger Games, begins with a leader figure of the nation Panem: President Snow. He runs the futuristic Capitol which lords over all the other twelve districts and portrays economic dominance over Panem. Along with a cabinet of Capitol members with President Snow who assist him with his intelligent governing.
Wealth and the desire to be accepted by the society distracted the characters from making moral decisions. Money controlled the characters' decisions in the novel. The main characters committed countless careless acts because of the privileges and protection wealth provided. Gatsby's and Myrtle's death reveals how money leads someone to their downfall rather than
Panem: Panem is the region where the story takes place and it’s situated in the former North America. Panem is run by an authoritarian-totalitarian dictatorship in the in the Capitol led by President Snow. The capitol is a technologically advanced, utopian city where the nation 's most wealthy and powerful live. The nation of Panem is separated into a total of twelve nation-states known as districts. Each of the twelve districts is responsible for a certain production of a special good for an example in district 12 they specialize in coalmining.
(TS) The author, Ray Bradbury, conveys a very important message about knowledge and memory and shows the damage that is done when it is controlled. (MIP 1) The government is controlling the knowledge and memory in the society. (SIP A) The society is designed so that the government is believed to be like a hero by the citizens. (STEWE 1) During Montag’s chase, the government has so much control that they are able to have them physically move at their command. The people in the society are all glued to their parlor screens, watching Montag being chased.
Political Science escalates the political awareness of an individual and makes him politically aware of his duties, rights and freedom. For the part of the government it reminds the government of its duty and responsibility towards its constituents. Political and socially aware citizens can make the government accountable and can significantly contribute towards the establishment equality and social justice. Political Science creates conducive condition for the success of democracy by laying emphasis on economic and social democracy. The two main pillars of democracy are conscious citizens and a responsible government.
Introduction Two main types of states are distinguished namely Totalitarian states as well as Liberal Democratic States. Both these regime types differ greatly however both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Totalitarian states are usually closely associated with tyrannical form of rule. Totalitarianism is an all-encompassing system of political rule (Heywood,2013:269), this means that this regime type rules over all aspects of the lives of the people it governs. Liberal Democracy on the other hand is a regime type that is a representative Democracy in that it is run by the people for the people.
Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1). Hitler became impatient while waiting for the Jews to die in the ghettos so he held a conference in Wannsee on January 20, 1942 to decide the next step for purifying Germany. Hitler, along with 15 other scholars, decided to deport all Jews to extermination camps and kill the majority of them in gas chambers. Hitler prohibited the Jews from fleeing the country so he was able to purge the entire population. One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference.
“All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalise it…”- The media has a huge impact on society in shaping the public opinion of the masses. They can form or modify the public opinion in different ways depending on what is the objective of the person/people in-charge of the specific form of mass media (magazines, videos, television etc.). For example, between the 1900’s and early 2000’s, Pakistani media influenced the public opinion against the Taliban in the American S.W.A.T, by a repeated telecast of a video clip showing the whipping of a woman by a Taliban militant.