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Marx's Idea of Workers' Alienation From the Production Process - Alienation is a process in which humanity is progressively turned into stranger in world created by labour. (A. Swingewood 2000 p32). It succeeds in creating vast accumulations of wealth at one pole of society, an increase in value of thing achieved only at the cost of progressive defaulting human life itself. Alienation however, occur only when humanity having externalised itself, encounter it’s own activity, it essence, operating as an external, alien and oppressive power....   [tags: Workers' Alienation] 1627 words
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Exploration of Alienation - Exploration of Alienation “It has to go”, cried his sister. “That’s the only answer, Father. You just have to try to get rid of the idea that it’s Gregor. Believing it for so long, that is our real misfortune. But how can it be Gregor. If it were Gregor, he would have realized long ago that it isn’t possible for human beings to live with such a creature, and would have gone away of his own free will” (Kafka 52). The relationship between family member’s in Kafka’s Metamorphosis is an interesting theme addressed, and somewhat distressing subject....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Progress or Alienation - Progress or Alienation Our society has alienated itself far from the reality of the way things are and the way they should be, through the use and misuse of scientific knowledge and technology. Science is defined as, “a logical organized method of obtaining information through direct, systematic observation.” Sometimes science does not seem organized, in fact it seems like it opens us up to a different realm of possibilities that have consequences far beyond our wildest dreams. Scientific knowledge is something that sometimes cannot be controlled or monitored, but needs to be for the sake of the greater population....   [tags: Technology Scientific Technological Essays]
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Alienation in the lives of Arab Women - Alienation in the lives of Arab Women Alienation: al·ien·a·tion ( l y -n sh n, l - -) n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement; isolation or dissociation. Alienation is a concept that is universal to all people of all cultures in the world and throughout all time periods. These feelings of alienation, in some form or another, have affected every human begin that has ever taken a breath and will until the race is extinct. It is these feelings of alienation that influence so many of our activities, our thoughts, and the way we shape our lives and the manner in which we form our societies....   [tags: Research Culture Arabic Essays]
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Alienation In The Grapes Of Wrath - An effective way writers demonstrate the moral values of a society is by not telling the story from one in the society, but from the point of view of a person alienated from it. This method reveals small things that one in the society would not notice and provides different insights only one from outside the society can notice. Such is the case in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Tom Joad's alienation from the rich Californian landowners shows that money is the top priority of those who own land, while the poor, assumed-worthless families are on the opposite end of the spectrum....   [tags: John Steinbeck] 1066 words
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Alienation And Discrimination: Of Mice And Men - The 1930s was a time period in which racial discrimination played a vital role in the lives of minorities. Around this time period many men were rovers, or men who wandered in search of work. These men were often very lonely. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Crooks, a black stable buck, endures alienation due to racial discrimination. Racial discrimination also hinders him from any type of success. Despite the hardships, he overcomes these obstacles and faces this struggle head on. Forced into isolationism, due to segregation, alienation becomes Crooks’ companion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Moving from Alienation to Cooperation - Moving from Alienation to Cooperation As Jewish and Palestinian students, we've learned a lot about reconciliation in our Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue group. We know the process isn't easy. But after many meetings, we've moved from fear to trust, from alienation to cooperation. And if we can do it, others can too. We began with a handful of people who rejected the popular gloom and hopelessness of the seemingly endless violence in the Mideast. We had had success in working with a grassroots movement called Beyond War, which focused on team-building between "enemies" - Israelis and Palestinians....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 554 words
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Alienation in The Catcher in the Rye and The Grapes of Wrath - The theme of alienation is relevant in both “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Grapes of Wrath. It is an idea presented very prominently in both books, expressed through characters, actions, and events. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears to be the only one who has remained genuine and authentic in today’s society....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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Hester's Isolation and Alienation in The Scarlet Letter - Hester's Isolation and Alienation in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmsdale have committed adultery, an unacceptable sin during the Puritan times. As a result of their sin, a child is born, whom the mother names Pearl. Out of her own free will Hester has to face major punishments. She has to serve many months in prison, stand on the scaffold for three hours under public scrutiny, and attach a scarlet letter, "A" on her chest every day as long as she remained in the town of Boston....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 732 words
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Alienation and Isolation in William Falukners "A Rose For Emily" - Alienation and Isolation in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” displays themes of alienation and isolation. Emily Grierson’s own father is found to be the root of many of her problems. Faulkner writes Emily’s character as one who is isolated from the people of her town. Her isolation from society and alienation from love is what ultimately drives her to madness. Emily’s isolation is evident because after the men that cared about her deserted her, either by death or simply leaving her, she hid from society and didn’t allow anyone to get close to her....   [tags: essays research papers] 433 words
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Death Of A Salesman: Societys Alienation Of Willy Loman - Death of a Salesman: Society's Alienation of Willy Loman It is often stated that society is very judgmental. It can be seen in movies, literary works, or just an everyday walk of life. Arthur Miller chooses to portray society's prejudice against the protagonist, Willy Loman, in his play, Death of a Salesman. Society, in this case, rejects Willy Loman because he isn't upper class, and because he is getting up in age. Many occurrances highlight society's judging of Willy, including him being fired, the "spite" that he recieves from his sons, and the way he alienates himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 866 words
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Free Essays - Alienation in Landscape for a Good Woman - Alienation in Landscape for a Good Woman In her introduction to Landscape for a Good Woman, Carolyn Steedman claims that "this is a drama of class" (22); she blames her mother's working-class background -- where "fierce resentment against the unfairness of things, was carried through seventy years and three generations ... [and] dissolved into the figure of [her] mother" (30) -- for her own joyless childhood. The shocking portrait of Steedman's mother, who tells her children repeatedly both in her actions and words how unwanted they are, redefines the culturally normative nurturing role of motherhood....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays] 448 words
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Orwells "such, Such Were The Joys....": Alienation And Other Such Joy - Orwell's "Such, Such Were the Joys....": Alienation and Other Such Joys George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout "Such, Such Were the Joys...." He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good,” he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he fits in society, his attitude is irreconcilable with what he knows society expects of him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1676 words
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Alienation Exposed in Richard Wright's Black Boy - Alienation Exposed in Black Boy          From the early days of Richard’s childhood, Richard was always alienated from his environment.  Even though he tried to distance himself from the prejudice all around him, the white people still tried to turn him into the stereotypical southern black person.  However, throughout the story Richard is also alienated by his own people and perhaps even more then from the white people.             Richard was always a rebel, from his boyhood to his older teenage years.  Richard’s grandmother was always excessively beating him.  From the beginning, Richard would not subdue himself to the white man like the other black people around.  The white peo...   [tags: Wright Black Boy Essays] 525 words
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Workplace Alienations - "The Four Aspects" Do you feel alienated at work. Well don't fe el lonely, several Americans endure the same un-confident, self frustrations as you may. According to the (Gallup poll 2002) thirty-three percent of blacks and whites who were surveyed, stated that they are unhappy with their jobs. I feel this is because most work roles are repetitive, dissatisfying, un-compensated jobs, where workers feel there's a limitation on life style options. However, four aspects of alienation are what I will focus in on....   [tags: Sociology] 440 words
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Alienation in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises - Alienation Paper The novels The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises are both written by Ernest Hemingway. Some of the aspects of the stories are similar, and some are different. Each book presents a character that has been alienated, but the method used to present the character varies. The most obvious similarity between the two books is the author. This similarity leads to several others since Hemingway seems to have a certain writing style that can be found in all of his works. For instance, both stories are written in a very concise manner....   [tags: essays research papers] 660 words
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The Alientation of the Individual from Society in T.S. Eliot's Preludes - The Alientation of the Individual from Society in T.S. Eliot's Preludes In T. S. Eliot’s poem Preludes he portrays the alienation of the individual from society. His imagery is sharp and clear and he uses many techniques to achieve this. A clear description of what something is, can be pictured in the mind by his precise use of imagery. For example, the words, “…withered leaves”(7) gives a clear image, as does, ”…dingy shades”(22). The effect is achieved through descriptions of the human influence, word choice, syntax, and rhythm....   [tags: Papers] 410 words
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Karl Marx - KARL MARX: HIS WORKS This paper will be about the main elements of Karl Marx’s work, which includes the Paris Manuscripts, which will focus on alienation. The Communist Manifesto, which will focus on Marx’s political and economic theories and Capital Vol. 1., Marx’s final work about how profits are made by the capitalist. Karl Marx was a liberal reformist who believed that capitalism could be reformed and inequality and exploitation of the working classes could be addressed and abolished. (Stones, p.22) ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Fall of Man - Alienation: The Fall of Man through the Breaking of Moral Law Is it possible to attain or remain in a state of true happiness when you break a moral law. To many of us, road signs have been handed down through the generations and are posted clearly as the 10 Commandments delivered to us through Moses. These commandments are generally viewed as religious moral laws, but can they be viewed also as natural laws of morality for all to heed regardless of religious belief. Consider the chaos if we inverted their intended meaning, remove the word ‘not’, and apply ‘Thou Shall Kill’ or ‘Thou Shall Commit Adultery’, as new commandments....   [tags: essays research papers] 1869 words
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Malevolent Phantom (To Kill a Mockingbird) - Malevolent Phantom (To Kill a Mockingbird) “Vision is the act of seeing things invisible” (Jonathan Swift). In every society there is an underlying darkness that is alienation. Those who fall victim to alienation become the invisible and voiceless members of society. In Society there are few that see alienation. There are even fewer that know it is morally wrong and try to illuminate it. Alienation often goes unseen, but it is always there. The struggle to eliminate it will forever continue. In To Kill A Mockingbird it is children who have not yet learned to be blind, and an enlightened minority that have vision to see the invisible....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1504 words
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The Gender Politics of Work Exposed in The Yellow Wallpaper - The Gender Politics of Work Exposed in The Yellow Wallpaper      The literature of the nineteenth century cataloged the social, economical and political changes during its period. Through it many new concerns and ideologies were proposed and made their journeys through intellectual spheres that have endured and kept their relevance in our own period today. The literature, sometimes quite overtly, introduced the issues arising with the changes in society specifically due to the industrial revolution....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]
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Melville - HERMAN MELVILLE “Bartleby, the scrivener”, is a very interesting reading that shows us in a very clear way the different forms of alienation: alienation from work, alienation from other people, and alienation from the natural world. Bartleby was a scrivener; in fact, he was “the strangest scrivener ever seen”. He found a job in the bottom of one of the several huge buildings in Wall Street; moreover, his desk was placed in a corner, with a window that presented no view at all, and consequently, a few light....   [tags: essays research papers] 412 words
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Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix - Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix An issue that is gaining in political and social importance is the issue of homosexuality. Reports of homosexuality and societal responses to homosexuality are brought up again and again in media coverage. These past few decades have seen a large increase in awareness of issues concerning homosexuality. Gender is intricately linked to homosexuality and numerous theorists have explored gender and sexuality under the umbrella term of Gay and Lesbian studies or Queer theory....   [tags: Research Papers Essays]
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Moral Theory and Personal Relationships - Moral Theory and Personal Relationships In his article "The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories," Michael Stocker argues that mainstream ethical theories, namely consequentialism and deontology, are incompatible with maintaining personal relations of love, friendship, and fellow feeling because they both overemphasise the role of duty, obligation, and rightness, and ignore the role of motivation in morality. Stocker states that the great goods of life, i.e. love, friendship, etc., essentially contain certain motives and preclude others, such as those demanded by mainstream ethics.11 In his paper "Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality," Peter Railton argues that...   [tags: Michael Stocker Ethical Theories Essays]
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growing up and loathing it - Growing Up and Loathing It Alienation can be interpreted as loneliness caused by the lack of understanding of others, and may be caused by oneself or inflicted upon by another. During teenage years, boys are especially susceptible to the anguish felt as a result of alienation. Jerry Renault, the protagonist of the Chocolate War, is encumbered by both the alienation imposed upon himself, and that which is burdened upon him by a secret society known as the Vigils. The Catcher in the Rye introduces Holden Caufield who has segregated himself from all but a few of those surrounding him, and is deeply troubled by this....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Autobiography of Paul Verleine - Autobiography of Paul Verleine Paul Verleine, was born in 1844, in Metz, at 2, Rue Haute/ Pierre, opposite the training school for officers in the engineers and artillery. Until later, he knew how to spell. He went to a small school in Rueauz. Verleine had a very hard and strict childhood. It was a day-to-day existence of a growing boy. His father was a captain in the engineers. When he finishing his studies, he obtained his degree. Paul Verlein went into the country to spend his vacations with his mothers’ relatives at Artois....   [tags: Mein Kampf] 285 words
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Critique and Revolution: The Faces of Karl Marx - Critique and Revolution: The Faces of Karl Marx “The nobility of man shines upon us from their work hardened bodies.” (Manuscripts, 100)[1]. And according to Karl Marx, that is the bottom line. In Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and Manifesto of the Communist Party[2], two of his most profound works, Marx outlines both his harsh critique of capitalism and his prophetic theory of impending communist revolution. Although these texts are extremely complex—Manuscripts is described often as the hardest sixty pages of modern philosophy—their main points can be summed up concisely....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2048 words
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Alienated People - The Oxford dictionary defines alienation as; to estrange, isolate, detach, distance, to put a distance, to turn away from another person. Alienation, like a lot of other social attitudes and concepts, can give a wide variety of interests. I have found six main points in The Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis that have gotten the most attention and things written about alienation; A) Powerlessness: The feeling, belief, or expectancy that a persons behavior can't control some events whether positive or negative, B) Meaninglessness: The person feels incomprehensive in his/her social life and feels the "absurdity of life", C) Normlessness: High...   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Parental Alienation Syndrome - Parental Alienation Syndrome is defined as a syndrome where one parent (usually the custodial parent) alienates the child or children from the other parent. A child psychiatrist organized this syndrome by the name of Richard Gardner. The fact that Parental Alienation Syndrome is used in custody litigations makes it a very controversial issue. The syndrome tends to target one parent and favor the other, sometimes leaving the child in compromising situations. Also, Gardner's 'syndrome' lacks scientific background and is seen as nothing more than a theory by many other professionals....   [tags: World Cultures] 857 words
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Marx and His Theory of Alienation - Marx and His Theory of Alienation Marx wrote "On The Jewish Question" in 1844. It was a written response to Bauer's works. In his works, Bauer said that Jews should give up their religion and fight for their civil rights. Bauer believed the Jews should become emancipated from the Germans and Christians. Marx contradicted this entire belief through the idea that civil emancipation does truly emancipate. In "On the Jewish Question," Marx went on to criticize the liberal notion of universal human rights....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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Theme of Alienation in Literature - Theme of Alienation in Literature A common theme among the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne is alienation. Alienation is defined as emotional isolation or dissociation from others. In Hawthorne's novels and short stories, characters are consistently alienated and experience isolation from society. These characters are separated from their loved ones both physically and psychologically. The harsh judgmental conditions of Puritan society are the cause of isolation for these characters and eventually lead to their damnation....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Alienation in The Minister's Black Veil - Alienation in The Minister's Black Veil "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story about one clergyman's alienation due to his outward dressing. Reverend Hooper was a well-respected preacher who got along well with the townspeople until one day when he appeared wearing a black veil over his face that consisted "of two folds of crape, which entirely concealed his features, except the mouth and chin" (Hawthorne 253). From that day onward, he was alienated both socially and physically from his community and from himself due to his inability to remove the veil....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Symbols of Alienation and Loneliness - Symbols of Loneliness and Alienation According to DiYanni, Symbols in fiction are simply objects, actions, or even events that convey meaning. The meaning they convey extends beyond their literal significance, beyond their more obvious actual reason for being included in the story (Literature 95). In “The Chrysanthemums,” John Steinbeck reveals the theme of loneliness and alienation of a woman from her husband through his symbolic use of a realistic setting, character, tinker, chrysanthemums, and conversations....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck] 1083 words
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Human Alienation and Computational Ecopoetics - ... Poetic expression is way of stepping outside the frame of the technological, of reawakening the momentary wonder of unconcealment. The creative nature of poetic act has the ability to be affected by absent things as if they were present and to affect thoughts and feelings that arise. (Wordsworth and Coleridge 1798) Wordsworth suggests that poetry is “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings,” but also “emotion recollected in tranquillity” leading to the creation of a new emotion in the mind....   [tags: sustainable behavior, natural phenomena] 528 words
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Historical Roles of Alienation, Class, and Hegemony - 2 Alienation, class, and hegemony are three important terms defined in Raymond Williams' "Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture of Society." These terms apply in both Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto. Alienation, as defined by Williams, has two meanings. He first describes the term as "an act of estrangement, normally in relation to a `cutting-off' or being cut off from God, or to a breakdown of relations between a man or a group and some received political authority." The second definition Williams gives for alienation is "the act of transferring the ownership of anything to another, and especially the...   [tags: American Literature] 915 words
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Hester's Alienation from Society Depicted in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Throughout The Scarlet Letter, the moral and social values pertaining to the discrimination of females by society is revealed through the alienation of Hester Prynne, the main character in The Scarlet Letter. During The Scarlet Letter, Hester is punished for her adulterous relationship with Reverend Dimmesdale which results in a child named Pearl. As a result of the adulterous relationship, the authorities of The Puritan society that she is residing in sentences her to wear a Scarlet Letter on her breast that is supposed to stand for adulterer, stand on a scaffold in front of the entire community for public viewing of her Scarlet Letter and Pearl, and serve a prison sentence....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 996 words
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Existentialism in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - ... The novel's elements of authenticity, absurdity, and alienation of the narrator prove its stance as an existential novel. Throughout the novel, the narrator explores the existential theme of authenticity, as seen in the “I yam what I am” scene in Chapter 13 where he reaffirms his black roots and does not care of the stereotypical image that is perceived about black people. He ends up buying more yams because it reminds him of where he came from and who he really identifies as. But then again, there is also the racial authenticity of it all....   [tags: authenticity, absurity, alienation, humanity] 567 words
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Human Nature in the Technological Age - What does it mean to be human in a technological age. After I read the article by BILL MCKIBBEN, "THE POSIHUMAN CONDITION", I have a deep thoughts and feelings about our technological. Over time, human technology in the rapid development of this, just as the author mentioned stable " Most of this work leads in exciting directions-toward new and better cancer drugs, a vaccine for AIDS - but such research may also lead to something much darker: to attempts at genetic engineering human beings in the womb, designing our children to make them smarter, prettier, better." No doubt, technology has brought to our human life was very much affected....   [tags: Development, Alienation, Disadvantages] 1250 words
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Karl Marx and Estranged Labor - Karl Marx and Estranged Labor Marx on page 327 of his essay estranged labor is describing what to him were the fundamental conditions of labor under capitalism and why he found them detrimental to man. It is an essay about how people experience work. Marx criticizes capitalism by analyzing his theory of alienation.The theme for this essay was how workers in capitalism are alienated from their work .It covers 4 forms of alienation in capitalist society. Alienation is the transfer of property from one to another; foreign strange, unknown or to separate....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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To Set Our House in Order and The Lamp at Noon - A common theme among many literary works set during the depression era is alienation. In these works of fiction characters often become isolated which cause them to be alienated by society as well as their family. In the short stories such as “To Set Our House in Order” by Margret Laurence and “The Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross, we see characters that face these conditions. As a result the authors address the theme of alienation in similar ways, yet develop it in their own unique methods. In “To Set Our House in Order” Margaret Laurence, it conveys the message that alienation is self-inflicted on the character “Grandmother MacLeod” as a result of a tragic event....   [tags: Comparative, Laurence, Ross] 1106 words
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Black Boy by Richard Wright - Alienation in Black Boy This essay will talk about how Richard in Black Boy was living a life of alienation, created by his oppressors the white man and how the white man's power was able to make the black community oppress itself. What does alienation mean. "Alienation (or "estrangement" means, for Marx, that man does not experience himself as the acting agent in his grasp of the world, but that the world (nature, others and he himself) remain alien to him. They stand above and against him as objects, even though they may be objects of his own creation....   [tags: Black Boy Richard Wright] 1159 words
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All by His Lonesome - Throughout literature, the consequences of isolation and alienation are exploited to display the requirement of personal interaction and social inclusion for society. Similarly, Franz Kafka seeks to uncover the potential damage of social rejection through Gregor's transformation within The Metamorphosis, which leads to his separation from both his family and his past life. Within a healthy life lies the power of communication; however, Kafka in The Metamorphosis captures the effects of isolation and its deadly consequences through the alienation caused by Gregor’s lack of communication....   [tags: Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis] 517 words
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Society: the Bane of Human Existence? - Herbert Spencer made many astute assessments of the way societies work. He created theories to explain the way they grow and change and interact with one another. Spencer viewed society as an organism, and he referred to society as a super-organic system. He believed that, in both organic and super-organic systems, evolution was the result of the system becoming more differentiated. He emphasized three developmental tendencies shared by societies and organisms: 1) growth in size, 2) an increase in structure, and 3) an increase in functions....   [tags: Sociology] 1045 words
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The Destructive Social Impact of the Internet - The Destructive Social Impact of the Internet The Advent of Internet communication technology is in and of itself, a positive move toward overall global advancement, but the costly social impact is what concerns Lebanese families and sociologists alike. This fear is further amplified by the anticipated social disintegration that may result....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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Marx's Account of the Relationship Between Technological and Political Change - Marx's Account of the Relationship Between Technological and Political Change "The windmill will give you a society with the feudal lord, the steam mill a society with the industrial capitalist.[1]" This quote, from Marx’s Poverty of Philosophy, shows us that there is a link in Marx’s writing between technological change, or the methods of production, and political change, or the structure of society. One of the most important concepts used by Marx to show this relationship is his idea of ‘historical materialism’ and all forms of change must be set in the context of this version of history....   [tags: Papers] 1180 words
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Bertolt Brecht - His Alienated World - German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, through his clash of ideology with the opposing theories of Realism and Naturalism, developed the concepts of "alienation" and "historification" and through these, successfully made an enormous impact on the world of theatre which continues to this very day. Brecht sought a type of theatre in which the audience could concentrate on a play's themes or didactic statements rather than becoming emotionally engaged with its characters. Thus, he developed the revolutionary Epic Theatre using a series of techniques to draw the audience's attention away from the emotion and feeling of the play and direct it towards the philosophy or moral lesson in the performance....   [tags: Artists] 613 words
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Karl Marx - Capitalist Alienation - Karl Marx - Capitalist Alienation THE TERM "alienation" in normal usage refers to a feeling of separateness, of being alone and apart from others. For Marx, alienation was not a feeling or a mental condition, but an economic and social condition of class society--in particular, capitalist society. Alienation, in Marxist terms, refers to the separation of the mass of wage workers from the products of their own labor. Marx first expressed the idea, somewhat poetically, in his 1844 Manuscripts: "The object that labor produces, its product, stands opposed to it as something alien, as a power independent of the producer." Most of us own neither the tools and machinery we work with nor the prod...   [tags: Alienation Capitalist Society Marxism] 649 words
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Marx's Theory of Alienation - Marx's theory of alienation has to do with the separation of things that logically belong together. According to Marx, alienation is a universal result of capitalism. Marx's theory of alienation is based upon his observation that, within the capitalist mode of production, workers consistently lose determination of their lives and fates by being deprived of the right to envision themselves as the administrator of their actions. Workers become autonomous, self-realized people, but are lead and diverted into goals and activities set down by those who have power....   [tags: Marx's Theory of Alienation] 1075 words
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Parental Alienation - Parental Alienation has had an enormous impact on my life. Being, separated from my daughters was the most dramatic event I have ever experienced. Preferably, I would be writing about the joyfulness of marriage and fatherhood. However, in this case it is not to be a happy conclusion, yet. For a time, there was nothing more pleasurable in my life. There is nothing, I can truly say that can compare to the emotions of becoming a father for the first time. Perhaps that is, why there is nothing that can compare to the pain of parental alienation....   [tags: Divorce, Syndrome, Rejection] 731 words
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Coparceber´s Right of Alienation - ... Ramamurthi v Govindaswami Mudaliar. The alienee also has the right to sue for specific performance, though the performance will only be in a limited sense. In Kartar Singh v. Harjinder Singh, the Hon’ble Supreme Court held that where the shares are separable and a party enters into an agreement even for sale of share belonging to other co-sharer, a suit for specific performance was maintainable at least for the share of the executor of the agreement, if not for the share of other co-sharers....   [tags: alienee, supreme court, ]
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