Arthur C. Clarke Award Essays

  • The Sentinel Character Analysis

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    leave Earth in the first place and discover these other life forms? “The Sentinel” explores some of this and really asks questions about life in space and if humans are the most advanced species or if they are merely just pawns in a larger game. Arthur C. Clarks “The Sentinel” uses symbols, characters, and science fiction theories to show humans leaving the cradle of Earth in order to reach a higher level of ascension and explore the great vastness of space and those that inhabit it. “The Sentinel”

  • Fahrenheit 451 Man Vs Society Analysis

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    In the futuristic book Fahrenheit 451 reality is turned upside down when heroes become villains. The world is blind to the evils that lay inside the government. The people who aren't are educated are hunted, and seen as insane. Morals will be put to the test, and although this book focuses on one man's journey through it all, it is very clear that the issues this fictional society faces could not be to far from issues what could happen in real life. Fahrenheit 451 is a direct representation of the

  • Character Analysis: The Poisonwood Bible

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    Shawnaleh Cada Miss. Given World Literature 11 5 February 2017 Response #3 Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible is one that captivates the reader with its version of storytelling. Perhaps the novel is captivating due to the fact that the story is by five different narrators and it is set in past and present. Kingsolver’s novel reveals that storytelling is always changing based on the person telling the story. This is prominent due to the fact that the novel is by multiple personalities

  • Essay On Oppression Of Women In Margaret Atwood

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    Imagine living in a society where oppression is used in everyday culture. In the novel THE HANDMAID’S TALE, author Margaret Atwood portrays a very different world, one that keeps the reader thinking about this strange lifestyle throughout the entire book . The female gender faces massive obstacles in which all power is taken away from women and left in a male dominated power. Oppression of women is seen throughout the novel, women in this novel are forbidden to read and write, each and every woman

  • Grice's Cooperative Principle Analysis

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    This paper aims to examine the understanding of violation of Gricean maxim of Cooperative Principles by children and adults of age 15 to 60 years and show that their understanding depends on identifying and accessing relevant contextual information. They did differ in gender, education, social and economic background. Their implicit understanding of maxim of quality, quantity, relation and manner were accessed through a survey which consisted of answering to questions based on flouting conversations

  • Girl With A Pearl Earring Analysis

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    Tracey Chevalier’s novel, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, centres around Chevalier’s interpretation, and explorations of power, and how power is explored to conclude as a major theme in her novel through her use of characterisation to endeavour that power can be influenced by hierarchy and wealth. The aspects which hold significance to power in the novel are the natures in culture in gender roles which are perceived in the 17th century, and how those of the lower hierarchy who are perceived as powerless

  • Midterm Analysis: Popular Mechanics By Raymond Carver

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    Midterm Essays Luke Kaiser “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver is a story about a struggling relationships end. The story is short yet meaningful. A couple seems to be breaking up and fighting over who has possession of the child. This is what drives the plot of the story. “Popular Mechanics” uses a very real problem with stock characters to allow the reader to fill in the blank of what is happening based off of their own views/experiences. This means that when the reader tries to understand what

  • Anne Frank Positive Attitude

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    Throughout a time of conflict, a positive outlook on the current situation can help someone survive even the most difficult of situations. An opposing viewpoint to this claim is that a positive outlook might be a denial of the situation, however, having a positive attitude is just seeing the best in every situation that someone is faced with, not denying that it exists. During her time in hiding Anne Frank used a positive attitude to make the time she spent in hiding much more enjoyable for her

  • Rasheed Character Analysis

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    A girl born into an society with a set of rules and a set destiny. One decision leads her to realize not only the type of person she is, but the corruption within their government. When the government tries to stop the exposure of their secrets, she fights back against them. In the end, she leads her country into a modern era full of hope and peace. Many people have read this story before because it’s a classic plot line of many modern young teenage adult books with female protagonists. Books with

  • In The Time Of The Butterflies Themes

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    Alvarez’s novel In the Time of the Butterflies bears testament to the monopolizing effects of dictatorships on society through the story of the four Mirabal sisters, Las Mariposas. Each sister shows a different side of Dominican culture, and in turn, the government’s parasitic effect on it. Even the church is not spared from these horrors: whether the church was aided or suppressed was irrelevant to Trujillo; the government must impact every facet of Dominican life. Despite condemning Trujillo, and

  • Gender Roles In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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    “People share a common nature but are trained in gender roles”- Lillie Blake. In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry not only are social and economic issues of African Americans displayed, but also the changing gender roles of the mid-twentieth century. The characters through their ethics and values show a clear split in their way of thinking. A gap in age and values from Mama to Beneatha shows that the play showcases the change in gender relations and establishes the character’s identities

  • The Handmaid's Tale Color Red Analysis

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    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood is very descriptive when the main character, Offred, is describing color in the environment, and in particular the color red. The color red is the color that will decide the future of the handmaid’s. It is a color correlated with shame and with pregnancy, showing both signs of failure and success by the handmaid’s. The use of the color red and shame are often linked together through Offred describing blood in violence and death. The red in the blood relates

  • Propaganda In The Handmaid's Tale And Bitch Planet

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    Imagine being prescribed a way of life. It seems inconceivable, but it is the life of the characters Moira from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Penelope from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet. The characters live in a totalitarian government that does not allow them to question the leaders and they take harsh measures to punish those who seem to go against the government. In Moira’s society, she is constantly monitored; she is assigned one job and that is to reproduce

  • Birds Symbolism In The Awakening

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    Close Reading: The Awakening Chapter I-XIII In the story, the birds symbolize women and flight represents freedom. The birds are in a cage which inhibits their flight; this can be compared to women in captivity lacking freedom. What’s important to point out is that the bird, specifically the one mentioned in the passage, speaks a language that only other birds can understand. “He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understand, unless it was the mockingbird hung on the other

  • Modern Society In The Giver

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    How is the society of the giver really that different from being a modern day society? When people try to create perfect societies, it creates mayhem! Our modern day society is far from a perfect society in the novel The Giver. While appearing perfect, Jonas’ society has many rules and laws under the surface that make it much more dangerous than modern day society. Rules are different in Jonas’ society from ours. In jonas’ society the rules are very strict. . As shown in The Giver is precision

  • Symbolism In Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

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    Ibsen is believed to be the “master” of symbolism. (Styan, 1981). In Hedda Gabler, Ibsen uses symbolism to portray the internal chaos and disorder of his protagonist. Ibsen often deals with the conflict with the internal self. (Watson, 1983) Ibsen gives a new, symbolic and deeper meaning to ordinary objects such as a room, fire, the manuscript, Thea’s hair and the pistol. Each of these objects signifies a different element of Hedda’s character. Styan discusses how these symbols are integrated with

  • Mrs. Faust Analysis

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    The two poems are written in different ways, however. They oppose each other and show that the problematic is different. Mrs. Faust is written in the first person («I» line 2) and the speaker is clearly Mrs. FAUST («I married Faust» line 2, and she is talking about Mr. FAUST, so she is necessairly the Mrs. FAUST that the title talks about). The way the poem is written by her is such that the reader feels like this is a list, since the sentences used by the speaker are very short and direct. Also

  • Gender Equality In The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood

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    In The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood allows and almost disturbs the readers to question if they are truly satisfied with their lives and the society they are living in, and conveys to the readers that our society needs change and improvement. People nowadays believe that gender equality is necessary since the topic is so often discussed. The fact that people believe in this shows how much progress our world has made. However, it is so easy for us to forget the real reason behind this general statement;

  • Essay Comparing The Handmaid's Tale And Tehran

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    Nowadays, most people live in democratic countries where they have fundamental freedom and rights. However, The Handmaid's Tale and Prisoner of Tehran describe the opposite side where both characters are imprisoned in their societies. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel which describes a society is ruled by a extreme religion. The setting changes from a democratic country to a dictatorship where people live in fear. The novel is told by the protagonist, Offred, who is a Handmaid

  • Analysis Of A Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood

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    In A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Offred is unable to effectively deal with her oppressed condition. Rather than fight the notions that people have of Handmaids, Offred starts to believe the things that everyone says about her. Offred emphasizes that she was given the choice of becoming a Handmaid; however, her only other options were death or getting shipped off to the Colonies, where she would eventually meet her death due to large amounts of radiation. The society of Gilead believes that