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.
The nature versus nurture debate may be the debate of the century in the psychology world. Both sides hold very plausible theories and reasoning as to why they are right and because of that they are starting to accept the fact that both nature and nurture may play a key role in the development of personality. As the times change and technology becomes more advanced it becomes significantly easier to do long term studies with biological and emotional data being cross referenced. When applying the nature versus nurture debate to the story Frankenstein one can argue that the monsters lack of proper nurturing and upbringing caused him to act out negatively towards the humans he encountered throughout the story. The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Another one is Nature versus Nurture. The final theme is Appearance versus Reality. In, conclusion the themes in Frankenstein cause us to reflect upon society and ourselves. Nature versus Nurture is a very large theme in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I believe that the way people are nurtured heavily affects how they will be in later years, but some people are just born the way they are.
This can be seen in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and “The Veldt”. In these stories, technology is seen as a way to escape interactions that people find normal today. Science fiction’s distinctive examination of how technology replaces human interaction advocates readers to explore instances of change through the characters. Fahrenheit 451 has many examples of human interaction being replaced by technology. One of these examples is “the wall” in Montag’s house.
Ray Bradbury shows this through the theme of technology and modernization in the book Fahrenheit 451 through the abuse of government control and the distraction of citizens and the punishment. Technology is very fierce in the novel it is even given human emotion. TV is the enemy in Fahrenheit 451. It is responsible for replacing literature, intellectualism, and curiosity. People are
To bring awareness to the instabilities in the world authors like George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and many more generate a certain genre of writing classified as dystopian fiction, which manifests the flaws our society possess. These texts captivatingly link to the world today, and often identify crucial problems in society such as totalitarianism, conformity, and technology. Total government control limits freedoms and forces society to unwilling submit to serving the country and interest of the government, not themselves. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World “power has been centralized and government control increased” (Huxley XIV) thusly the people in the Brave New World Society are confined to a bubble of freedoms; this has several implications. First, society's watch on the government has been eclipsed, giving government the ability to act freely without any punishment or resistance from its people.
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
Nature versus nurture is one of our society’s oldest philosophical debates. Famous intellectuals from John Locke to Renee Descartes have contested both sides of this debate for centuries. Some believe that personal development is determined by one’s DNA, while others deem that behavioral characteristics are the results of one’s overall environment and upbringing. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley contributes to this debate by extensively exploring the notion that an individual’s character and actions are greatly influenced by their experiences within society. Shelley reasons that the monster’s character deficiencies are due to society’s inclination to judge individuals based on appearance and Victor’s shortcomings as a parent, rather than the monster itself being intrinsically evil.
Science fictional writings have been utilized to critique the past through the introduction of experimental ideals. According to Gwyneth Jones, this is done through the portrayal of extraterrestrial societies in a “frozen past of their real world counterparts” (1997). Gender and its associated inequalities between males and females is an idea critiqued through the genre. Historically, women have filled roles of reproduction and beauty while men have been associated with physical and intellectual dominance. The twentieth century, however, was marked by a transition from traditional roles to those of a more equitable nature among the genders.
This famous phrase by Marx, suggests that modernity involves change, uncertainty and risk (Berman 1982, 15). Both men and women are the subjects as well as the objects of modernization and have the power to change the world, and to define this world but also their own identities. Although the identity of the Middle East is often associated with tradition and stagnation, views on topics such as gender roles and the patriarchal society are evolving, creating space for social groups to criticize traditional views on those topics. Debates about gender, sexuality, and feminism are controversial in an area that is known for its patriarchal and male-dominant society. However, over the past few decades critical voices have designated these topics and opinions have changed over time, implying that the Middle East is in a shift towards the will of the people.
A University of Tulane scholar states “Theories of agenda setting, despite being built by relatively modest case studies, contain within them general theories of politics whether they are implicit or declared. They begin by offering a theory of policy change, perhaps most importantly, undermining theories of incrementalism and iron triangles that maintain dominant interests as they seek to explain sudden and dramatic shifts in policy, what Baumgartner and Jones (1993) refer to as the lurching quality of public policy,” (Kenney, 2003). She believes that agenda setting and women’s rights can be equally helpful and hurtful. She describes that the American political system is neither a pluralist, meaning a neutral realm open to all who enter, nor an iron triangle, meaning it favors a single subject in an unopened system, and not patriarchal. She views it as a “non-neutral arena structured against the interests of women but relatively autonomous, capable of occasionally being harnessed for feminists ends, and, perhaps even more importantly, as an arena where so much damage can be done to women that feminists cannot therefore afford to abandon it.