Jean-François Lyotard Essays

  • Post Structuralism In International Relations

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    Abstract: The paper examined Post Structuralism within the context of International Relations, despite the fact that, post structuralism actually give a number of general and constructive puzzle which can be administer in other to approach the study of international politics in a different directions. The paper structured as follows; Introduction, which covered pre-amble and general insight of post structuralism, the emergence of post structuralism which highlighted the development and assertion

  • Glee Postmodernist Analysis

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    Glee as a Postmodernist Worldview One of my favorite shows of all time is Glee. Maybe that’s because I love musicals or maybe because the whole premise of the show written down to one idea is that it tolerates diversity and that everyone writes their own path. The show Glee is about a bunch of misfit teenagers who are bullied for their differences and in return come together and create music together. All the kids in the show have a different race, sexual preference, religion and culture. The unique

  • The Bride Comes To The Yellow Sky Analysis

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    Kamel Alghiryafi ENGL 2328 Rachel Hebert 18 November 2017 Themes, Metaphors and Symbolism in “The Bride Comes to the Yellow Sky” The short story "The Bride Comes to the Yellow Sky" by Stephen Crane is an ironic proof of the unavoidability of the American progress around the finish of the twentieth century. Set in the Texas' tough plains, the story gives a record of the ironic idea of progress. From one perspective, it guarantees the future achievement and satisfaction, at the same time; it pushes

  • Difference Between Postmodernism And Modernism

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    Postmodernism, an extension of modernism, broke away from modernisms rules in favour for the opposite ideologies. In this essay I will discuss some of the key differences between the two movements. Firstly, a breakdown of the modern movement will be discussed through its key features. Then postmodernist features will be discussed in comparison to modernism. Modernism began arguably in the early 20th century when the industrial revolution was reaching an ever increasing height. It was a time when

  • Benefits Of Methodological Agnosticism

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    In anthropology, there are four main approaches that one can take when observing a religion or cultural practice: methodological atheism, methodological theism, methodological ludism, and methodological agnosticism. Each of these approaches has its own benefits as well as down sides. Methodological agnosticism is the best method of approach when an anthropologist is attempting to study and understand a particular culture and religion. Methodological agnosticism works best because it allows for

  • Lake Superior Landscape Analysis

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    In his painting, Lake Superior Landscape, George Morrison uses a combination of the visual elements line, texture, and color with the principles of design of repetition and visual unity to create an intriguing, abstract take on the traditional landscape painting. Morrison depicts the horizon at the top of the painting in purple, with the lake directly underneath it in blue. The bottom half of the painting is a representation of the cliffs that border much of Lake Superior. Morrison uses a combination

  • The Importance Of Existentialism In The Stranger By Albert Camus

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    In The Stranger by Albert Camus’ which sets in 1940s French Algeria, shows the significance of the absent character Maman. Monsieur Meursault is an existentialist which he shows his lack of emotion and translation towards Maman and her death. Madame Meursault and her son have a meaningless sense of love in there relationship and no sense of family and life. Monsieur Meursault not only shows the lack of love and emotion though his Maman but though Marie, shooting the Arab, and being judged as a criminal

  • Fahrenheit 451 Character Analysis

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    What begins the changes in Montag and what are the changes in him? In Ray Braudbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag undergoes major changes because of the influence of other intellects and events; in effect this caused him to ruminate about events that were considered “normal”. Montag’s occupation is firefighting, however he is not the traditional version of a fire fighter. Montag does not put out fire, but rather helps ignite them. This is considered ordinary within his society because they

  • Summary Of Khaled Hosseini's 'The Kite Runner'

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    Balakrishnan 1 Arunima Balakrishnan Ms. Kanika Dang English Thesis Paper 31st October, 2015 WRITING STYLE OF KHALED HOSSEINI’S “THE KITE RUNNER” Some stories can affect people emotionally, but once in a while a story written by Khaled Hosseini can call a person to escape to it. The Kite Runner is an enchanting story with masterful use of settings and sensational characters that engages readers and can move them to experience life in a deeper way. The novel describes the transformation of a peaceful

  • Examples Of Beatty In Fahrenheit 451

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    Beatty, a manipulative fire captain, seized an opportunity for power and did whatever he could to retain possession. In the book, Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, there was evidence that Beatty was persuading and terrorizing his fellow firemen and society because of the power in his hands. Although, he was educated by reading books, Beatty was not justified for hiding the truth about censorship because he kept society from thinking. He used his power for evil rather than good and sent fear

  • Theme Of Ignorance In Fahrenheit 451

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    Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about.” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme portrayed throughout the novel. It sets the impression of how all of the characters feel due to a society that has outlawed books. Guy Montag is a firefighter, whose job is to burn the books. Yet, he often steals them without the chief firefighter, or anyone else knowing. This is until the day he meets Clarisse

  • Institutionalization In Shawshank Redemption

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    In the visual text Shawshank Redemption director, Frank Darabont, uncovers the impact of institutionalization on prisoners showing that in prisons inmates lose all self-reliance and fall into a monotonous routine forgetting the independence needed to survive in the outside world. There is an emphasis on this idea in the scene of Brooks’ demise. Darabont focuses on the techniques; lighting of Brooks’ face in the library, the slow dolly to his face in the bus, as well as acting, dialogue and a low

  • How Guy Montag Changes In Fahrenheit 451

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    Can books and people change a person’s way of thinking? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about Guy Montag who is a fireman who burns books and houses. Throughout the book he realizes he’s not happy so he has to transform his mindset by using books and people. Guy Montag changes in the story through his increasing problems in his relationship and his perceptions in books. Throughout the first third of the novel Guy’s relationship with Clarisse was that she was be annoying and disrespectful to Guy

  • Fahrenheit 451: Summary

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    Fahrenheit 451, originally a novel, depicts the time of censorship and large industrial development. In this futuristic American society, firefighters burnt books rather than extinguishing fires. The government banned books and depicted them to be useless, offensive and more severely, mind ruining. Moreover, the libraries disappeared and teachers did not teach students to think but rather to memorize and follow instructions. The protagonist, Guy Montag, who undoubtedly worked as a fire fighter later

  • Fahrenheit 451: How Powerful Is Knowledge?

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    How Powerful is Knowledge? As once said by Francis Bacon, “knowledge is power”. In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag finds out the power that comes with knowledge. Montag receives knowledge, which causes him to question everything he knows, from his happiness to everyone around him. He realizes that virtually the entire population is ignorant and just think that books are a kind of poison. The book follows Montag’s physical and emotional journey towards understanding himself. In Fahrenheit

  • Who Is Montag In Fahrenheit 451

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    In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the protagonist and book burner, battles between the light and dark sides of society, first with Beatty, his boss, and the government and then with Clarisse, a neighbor girl and Faber, an English professor. Montag is stuck in the dark burning books and is ignorant to the world around him. He moves towards greater awareness when he meets Clarisse and is awakened to the wonders of deep thought and books. Finally, he risks his life by trying to save the books

  • Character Analysis: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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    Carnivals come around when the weather begins to warm up, but in Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury, the carnival comes earlier than usual. With the carnivals appearance in fall, characters Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway are left curious with the intentions of the carnival. A story written by Bradbury leaves readers emotionally connected with the boys who risk their lives due to curiosity and temptation. Bradbury focuses on ordinary characters like Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway

  • Dystopia Exposed In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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    The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is a great example of dystopian literature. The natural world is banished, independent thought is restricted and citizens live in a dehumanized state showing that Anthem is a true example of dystopia. The uncharted forest is very mysterious to the citizens of the city and no one ever enters into the forest because there is beasts that will kill them. “The uncharted about which men must not think.” That is how Equality describes the forest before Equality enters

  • Fahrenheit 451: Ignorance Vs. Knowledge

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    The top three issues that Ray Bradbury had addressed in Fahrenheit 451 was ignorance versus knowledge, advancement of technology, and censorship. Bradbury had focused on ignorance versus knowledge because he feared that people are becoming ignorant. He was trying to draw attention to the fact that when societies do not read books they are becoming ignorant because books contain knowledge. He presents this in F451 by showing that when the firemen burn books they are depriving everyone of knowledge

  • Analysis Of There Will Come Soft Rains By Ray Bradbury

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    People were scared at the rapid growth of this technology, that is why they wrote stories like “There Will Come Soft Rains”. During the 1950s, a lot of new Ray Bradbury was against material things and never liked how technology was becoming so popular. He believed that all these things were going to ruin us. In Kent Forrester’s critique on “There Will Come Soft Rains” he gives an example of Bradbury’s belief in the failure to technology: “the scurrying metal mice in ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’