The Great Gatsby Dialectical Journal

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Outline Prompt 1. Body Paragraph 1: Topic: Pleasure Quote: "Orgy-porgy," the dancers caught up the liturgical refrain, "Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun, kiss the girls…" And as they sang, the lights began slowly to fade—to fade and at the same time to grow warmer, richer, redder, until at last they were dancing in the crimson twilight of an Embryo Store. Red is an important color here, remember when Foster declared that embryos are like photographic film and they can only stand red light. It 's no coincidence that these two scenes go together; the adults are compared to little embryos inside their bottles. Quote: "We had Elementary Sex for the first forty minutes," she answered. "But now it 's switched over to Elementary Class Consciousness." We get even more uncomfortable, this time with sexed-up…show more content…
Body Paragraph 2: Topic: Ignorance Quote: "Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology." Huxley mixes Monds description of soma with Bernard 's refusal to take it. Quote: “Again twelve stanzas. By this time the soma had begun to work. Eyes shone, cheeks were flushed, the inner light of universal benevolence broke out on every face in happy, friendly smiles. Even Bernard felt himself a little melted.” Bernard feels himself "a little melted" from the soma, but he still remains remarkably normal during his Solidarity Service. Body Paragraph 3: Topic: Conditioning "But why do they laugh?" asked the Savage in a pained bewilderment. Because they have been desensitized to human suffering, the citizens of the World State find it funny—even entertaining. "Charming! But in civilized countries," said the Controller, "you can have girls without hoeing for them, and there aren 't any flies or mosquitoes to sting you. We got rid of them all centuries ago." John makes another point when we suffer not only for the sake of suffering, but also for the rewards that come after. Mond says you can have the reward without
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