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The Tyranny Of Utopia By George Orwell

- When an individual or a group of people have the capability to influence or dictate somebody 's behavior, they have control over that person. Control seems to be the one thing that most nations try not to lose, it 's showcased especially within the government. The governments illustrated in "The Tyranny of Utopia", George Orwell 's "1984", and the movie "The Hunger Games" all have the same fear of losing control. So, in the government 's best efforts to keep control, they use fear and manipulation as tactics to keep their citizens living in constant fear....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Dystopia, Totalitarianism]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

- In George Orwell’s 1984, readers are faced with a cruel, most dehumanizing form of violence: psychological torture. Mind control is the Party’s ammunition as, bit by bit, Big Brother strips man of his very essence. “Nothing was your own,” reads the novel, “except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull” – and in the end, even that has been usurped by the Party. Ultimately, 1984’s antagonist, O’Brien, refuses Winston Smith the right to die an individual by dealing him a punishment far worse than execution: life as a puppet of the Party....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451]

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1984 And The Hunger Games

- From a structural perspective, movies and novels appear as polar opposites. A film uses actors, scripts, and a set in order to create a visual that can grab and keep the attention of their viewers. However, an author strives to incorporate deeper meaning into their books. Despite these differences in media, 1984 and The Hunger Games present unique, yet similar ideas. Complete governmental control develops as an apparent theme of both 1984 and The Hunger Games. 1984 uses the concept of big brother for the sole purpose of instilling a dependence on the government for every aspect in the citizens’ lives....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Government, Proles]

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The Four Noble Truths Of Buddhism

- Sunshine Thao Mary Burmaster English 1711 100 Research Paper 08 December 2014 Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths Buddhism is one of the most renowned religions and philosophies in the world. Over 6% of the world’s population are Buddhist. Buddhism was born about 2500 years ago through a man named Siddhartha Gotama, he belonged to a royal family that live in Lumbini. When Siddhartha Gotama turned 29 he had a realization that money and royalty were what everyone in the world wanted but he felt that even though he had them he was not happy....   [tags: Four Noble Truths, Gautama Buddha]

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The Four Holy Truths Of Buddhism

- The Four Holy Truths in Buddhism are key components to the understanding of Buddhism and the teachings of Buddha. They are four very simple rules that provide a broad explanation on how to obtain a more positive, and stress free life. They represent the beginning of a long journey to inner peace, happiness, and most importantly an end to suffering. The four noble truths that Buddha taught are: Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, and the elements of the Eightfold Path. The first noble truth is that life contains unavoidable suffering or dukkha....   [tags: Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, Dukkha]

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The Party, And Control Winston Smith 's Entire Life

- These three phrases are the slogans of the Party, and control Winston Smith’s entire life. The ambiguous figure of Big Brother sees all, hears all, and controls all, even things you may not even think it possible to manipulate. Using the image of Big Brother, the government brainwashes and conditions its population. It is the year 1984, in the country of Oceania, and Winston’s secret resentment for the party has grown into the urge to rebel which he cannot deny. The day he makes this distinction in his mind is the day he signs his death warrant....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak, Two Minutes Hate]

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Propaganda And Its Effects On The Society Of 1984

- “"Propaganda is as powerful as heroin, it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think” by Gil Courtemanche connects to the sad fact of using propaganda as a deadly weapon to feed people with false information and stop them from thinking. George Orwell’s novel, 1984 describes a totalitarian dystopia society where the Party is constantly brainwashing its citizens with information that is beneficial to its own rights. On the opposite side people are working for the party just like dominated slaves for their masters without knowing of what’s going on....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Telescreen]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

- In George Orwell’s novel, “1984”, the setting is in a place called Oceania, a dystopia. A dystopia is a usually imagined place that is far worse from reality, and its opposite being a utopia, an ideal place.Orwell imagined a world with new advanced technology, such as a telescreen, a TV that observes the ones watching and a world that consists of three megastates rather than hundreds of countries.In 1984, Orwell comes up with a new form of English called Newspeak, which the totalitarian government uses to discourage free thinking, without words to express an idea, the idea itself would be impossible to achieve, the government can control people through their words....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Mind]

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The Country Of Oceania By George Orwell

- In the world of 1984, the country of Oceania is run by a figure known as Big Brother, a dictator type leadership. A man that goes my Winston sees through all of the lies and tries to fight back against this Big Brother and the party. In Orwell’s novel 1984 a so called hero, ‘Winston’ is supposed to be the one person that fights back against the party and Big Brother and even defeat them. George Orwell tried to make us believe that Winston was the saviour, but like every good story there 's always a tragedy....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Newspeak]

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The Coral Paperweight Winston Smith Purchases

- The coral paperweight Winston Smith purchases at Mr. Charrington’s junk shop serves as a dominant symbol in George Orwell’s 1984. At first, the coral paperweight simply acts as a useless object but eventually comes to represent a multitude of themes, characters, and relationships. The coral paperweight primarily symbolizes Winston’s past yet comes to foreshadow his future. Winston spends most of his time dwelling on the past, specifically trying to recall how society lived before Big Brother. Mr....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Pink]

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Symbolic Themes Between Divergent And 1984

- Symbolic Themes between Divergent and 1984 It is becoming very clear that the world is becoming overpowered with electronic devices, and it is no one but the people’s fault for the privacy loss that has and will continue to happen. The amount one spends on their phone or computer a day could be described as outrageous and to some a waste of time. People wonder why privacy is becoming an issue and it is clearly because the more technical we get with technology, the more power the government has over the people....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Ingsoc]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984

- In George Orwell’s 1984, violence takes a cruel, most dehumanizing form: psychological torture. Mind control is the weapon with which the Party strips man of his very essence. “Nothing was your own,” reads the novel, “except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull” – and, in the end, even that has been usurped by the Party. Ultimately, 1984’s antagonist, O’Brien, refuses the protagonist, Winston Smith, the right to die an individual by dealing him a punishment far worse than execution: life as a puppet of the Party....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia]

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George Orwell 's Animal Farm

- Animal Farm Essay - “Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely” Author, George Orwell published his novel, Animal Farm in the mid 1940’s. it is a dark, “Fairy story”, describing an imaginary society of animals living in a farm, under miserable conditions, being treated badly by the farm’s owners, Mr & Mrs Jones. Their rebellion under its rule and the creation of a new system of living leading to that new systems’ eventual decline. Whilst this fable is based on Orwell’s view of political systems of a totalitarian nature at the time, in particular communism, it is equally indicative of many other political systems that seek to control its population and not allowing individual freedom under its...   [tags: Animal Farm, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

- Utopian society is an ideal society that many people would like to take a part of, no doubt. However, as readers see in the endless number books about failed utopias, or dystopias, reaching a utopia usually becomes quite the opposite. Both George Orwell 's 1984 and Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 share this theme in different ways. 1984 focuses more on the structure of a general dystopian government and society, and on how the mass of people behave. Orwell explains how the people simply go about their daily business, and cannot interact with other people much, other than their spouse at home and whoever they happen to sit next to during lunch hour....   [tags: Dystopia, Fahrenheit 451, Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Competitive Swot And Audit Quality

- Competitive Tendering and Audit Quality Auditing is used to enhance the degree of confidence that users of financial statements have in those statements. This is achieved through gathering sufficient evidence to come to a conclusion on whether the financial statements are prepared “in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework”. (IFAC, 2013). This usually refers to how true and fair the statements are when looking at the financial position of the company at the end of the period....   [tags: Audit, Big Four auditors, Auditing, Quality audit]

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The Society Of Oceania

- The society of Oceania is differentiated by three separate classes which are the Inner Party, the Outer Party, and the proles. The proles make up 85% of the population and are considered equivalent to animals, in the eyes of the party they are not human. The only function of the Proles are to work and reproduce. They receive very little education, live in poverty, and are responsible for manual labor, but in exchange they have greater personal freedom. The party does not care much for them therefore they are not under constant surveillance of the telescreen....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Inner Party, Emotion, Proles]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- A totalitarian government relates to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. In George Orwell’s 1984, the government controls all aspect of the lives of the citizens in Oceania, taking away all individuality. When a totalitarian government gains power, they tend to try and hold onto it with a deathgrip. When a government is given that much power, there is not many things you can do as a citizen, other than sit back and hope for the best....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Totalitarianism]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- Nineteen Eighty-Four showed us a world of cruelty and darkness, ruled by a totalitarian government only known as the Party, and it is no surprise to say that one of the relevant themes in this book is hopelessness. From room 101 to the party’s grip over the people, there are always symbols of oppression and signs of hopelessness throughout the book, but rather than just discussing the theme of hopelessness in this book, I want to expand on how hope is deprived from the people and how there can never be any hope of true freedom in Oceania....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Big Brother]

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Buddhism : The Four Truths And The Eightfold Path

- Buddhism teaches that the solutions to all of our problems reside in the self rather than from outside sources. This ideology has become one of the main fundamental principles in Buddhism in that there is no one “right” way to attain spiritual enlightenment. Proceeding and taking the necessary responsibility for their own understanding as well as their actions, is the decision of each person. Religion of Buddhism is less of orthodoxy or strict grouping of beliefs which is to be accepted in its totality, and more of a philosophy in which each person learns and uses in the manner in which they are comfortable....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Four Noble Truths]

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Inner Peace, By The Four Noble Truths

- According to Cosgrove Individuals are “governed by themselves, safe, secure and with the prospects of a better future” as such inner peace is achieved in Buddhism through undertaking in meditation, abiding by the four noble truths, the 8 fold path and the 5 precepts as well as adhering to the concept of Ahimsa. Throughout Buddhism it is believed that inner peace is the basis for happiness and world peace, if our mind is at peace happiness will be attained regardless of external conditions, however if our mind is disturbed or distressed happiness will not be attained regardless of how good the external conditions are....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Four Noble Truths]

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Nineteen Eighty Four By George Orwell

- • In the novel second half of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, portrayed the consequences faced to those who don’t follow the laws laid out by The Party. • As O’Brien pretended to be against the party in order to gain Winston and Julia’s trust in him. • He asks " are you prepared to...give your lives... commit murder...commit acts of sabotage...cause deaths of innocent people...betray your country...and weaken the power of the Party?" (Orwell 179). • The significance of this is that O’Brien is trying to prove to Winston and Julia that he is against the party and these are some of the things they will try to do as a part of the Brotherhood to take power over the party....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Big Brother]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- As society progresses, and technology advances, we are constantly presented with new innovations in the field of security. Whether it be motion activated cameras, or face-tracking software, governments and corporations are beginning to monitor our every move on the Earth. Although this creates a more secure society, we are also giving up some of our social freedoms to these institutions. If people continue on this path, we will end up like the society of Oceania depicted in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Ministry of Truth]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- George Orwell was not just a great writer; he was a true visionary. Orwell was able to envision the gruesome future that was approaching. He saw how basic human rights and the idea of freedom could have been taken away by a controlling machine like government. Every action could be monitored and every sound heard. Being caught for nearly anything was punishable by either death or a multi decade prison sentence where you would be stripped of your personal identity even further. Nineteen Eighty-Four was his vision of this post-apocalyptic future we would arrive at on our current path....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell]

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Is Metropolis And Nineteen Eighty Four Reflect This Statement?

- “Technology facilitates dictatorship” To what extent does your comparative study of the intertextual perspectives of Metropolis and Nineteen Eighty-Four reflect this statement. An intertextual exploration of Fritz Lang’s silent film Metropolis (1927) and George Orwell’s satirical novel Nineteen Eight Four [1984] (1948) have elucidated the ubiquitous concerns regarding the dangers associated with technology and its role in the facilitation of a dictatorship. However, influenced by the composer’s milieu, the degree to which this concept is explored differs in both texts....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Totalitarianism, Communism]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has been extolled by Western critics for its incisive political commentary on the social and cultural ramifications of a totalitarian government. After witnessing the alarming extent to which totalitarian governments in Russia and Spain would exercise their power over the proletariat, Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949 to alert Western nations on how to approach the imminent rise of communism. The text is generally received as a “negative dystopian” novel that focuses on depicting the degeneration of humanity through the ubiquitous influence of technology, propaganda and political discourse....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Totalitarianism, Semiotics]

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Nineteen Eighty Four, By George Orwell

- The presence of an overwhelming and influential body of government, dictating the individuals of contextual society, may potentially lead to the thoughts and actions that oppose the ruling party. Through the exploration of Fritz Lang’s expressionist film, Metropolis (1927), and George Orwell’s politically satirical novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948), the implications of an autocratic government upon the individuals of society are revealed. Lang’s expressionist film delves into the many issues faced by the Weimar Republic of Germany following the “War to end all wars” (Wells, 1914), in which the disparity between the upper and lower classes became distinctively apparent as a result of the ru...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, World War II, Social class]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four ( 1948 )

- A society run through the means of a dominant government is bound to have rebels. These rebels go to extreme measures in order to prove their self worth and individuality. In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948), the Party acts as a supreme power and portrays Winston Smith, the protagonist as a rebel. Terry Gilliam’s film, Brazil (1985), has a government that works behind the scenes, authenticating authority through various propaganda posters and technological techniques, all of which Sam Lowry rebels against....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Dystopia, George Orwell]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- In this era of globalization, it is undoubtedly impossible for the human race to survive by itself; it needs a jurisdiction or any sort of political regime that would provide them satisfaction and security. Government’s duty is to protect their society, but nowadays in most of the countries it is seen that government runs their own citizen’s lives instead of fulfilling the reason they are here for in the first place. The only aspect government desires about is power; - power to rule the world. In most cases such as in dystopian countries, they are exclusively successful in executing full control over their citizens and acquiring the true power....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Dystopia, George Orwell]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

- George Orwell Envisioned Today’s Society; How the NSA Tracks and Monitors Ever wondered if the government could be watching or seeing you at any moment. Today Americans cellphones and digital devices are being monitored by the National Security Agency on a daily basis. They record all the data and analyze what the individual has been thinking overall and come to a consensus of what you are contemplating about. The novel nineteen eighty-four is accurate, effective, and predicts things in the future because the NSA monitors today’s society, by seeing your thoughts and watching you through technology....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Thought]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- As Walter Anderson philosophized, “[w]e’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone—bust paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy”. According to this quotation, trust is vital in allowing others into one’s life and creates an individuality that is brought with private relationships. At the same time though, it is at the peak of trusting others when one is the most vulnerable to betrayal and deceit. In Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, the ruling government, known as the Party, viciously suppresses any trust in others; however, it pushes the trust in Big Brother, the figurehead of the government....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Big Brother]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four

- Ignorance is Slavery: The depiction of communism in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” The famed political author George Orwell once said “I write […] because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention . . .” (Orwell 3). This philosophy is at the heart of his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in which he strives to reveal the dangers of communism through the extreme totalitarian world of Nineteen Eighty-Four. The principal danger which Orwell presents is that “communism [is] not a revolutionary force, but instead [is] a new, dangerous form of totalitarianism” (Rossi 207) in which the government is stifling society to gain control and power at the cost...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Communism, Soviet Union]

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George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty Four, The Prodigious Sovereignty Of Big Brother

- In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four, the prodigious sovereignty of Big Brother eradicates any indication of humanity, as well as any qualities that shadow it. The protagonist, Winston Smith, continually seeks to rebel against Big Brother’s ideas of erasing humanity. Winston himself is an outlier within the society, consistently depicting the humanizing qualities Big Brother aims to delete, such as individuality, curiosity, and pleasurable sex. By performing the activities he enjoys as per his human nature, he is rebelling against Big Brother and their desire for a dehumanized society....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Human, Ingsoc]

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Advertising Is Not A Sign Of The Devil

- Introduction It may seem provocative and counterintuitive but the reality is that advertising serves many human needs. The fact the concept of advertising exists and it 's so prevalent in the world is not a sign of the devil, but a sign that it 's an industry that while having several significant downsides, is also essential for current society. Without advertising it be impossible to tell everyone about new products and services, innovation would grind to a halt and there would be remarkably few products around....   [tags: Advertising, Graphic design, Brand, Marketing]

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The History and Symbolism of the Swastika Sign

- The History and Symbolism of the Swastika Sign The swastika is a loved and welcomed symbol for many people in the world. The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word Su, meaning well, and Asti, meaning to be. It represents life, sun, power, strength, and good luck. The swastika is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles either clockwise or anticlockwise. The ubiquity of the swastika has been explained by three main areas of significance: historical, cultural, and architectural....   [tags: History, Symbol, Swastika]

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The Suicide Is A Sign Of Mental Illness

- Teen suicides have become more evident in news reports even when there is help readily available. Society tends to think suicide is a sign of mental illness, in fact there is a surprising amount of research that shows that young people commit suicide because of social factors that their parents, teachers, neighbors, and many other leaders control. Researchers need to study more on why both adolescent genders commit suicide and how to stop these acts from happening before the suicide rates accumulate throughout the United States....   [tags: Suicide, The Complete Manual of Suicide]

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The Is An Empty Desk A Sign?

- Albert Einstein once said, “if a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Einstein was suggesting something against our social convention, as we all know that the majority of our peers and colleagues judge us partly based on how organized our desks are. Coincidentally, David Freeman also argues that messy people are more productive than neat people. In daily life, those with an extremely messy desk are considered to be careless and undisciplined. In order to increase study or work efficiency and productivity, our parents, teachers and supervisors all tell us to clean up our desks so that we can be more concentrated at work and thus more efficient...   [tags: Creativity, Problem solving, Productivity, Desk]

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Single Sign On ( Sso )

- Single sign on (SSO) allows users to authenticate to the domain account by login on once and then gain access to remote servers being asked for their credentials again. This is achieved by using credentials that have been pre-established to access the system without re-entering their credentials multiple numbers of times. To configure authentication on the RemoteApp and Desktop is now easier with Windows Servers 2012. To set up single sign-on when connecting through RD Web Access; if deployment is based solely on Windows Server 2012 and/or Windows 8 virtual machine VDI, and all the clients support Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0, no special configuration is required....   [tags: Domain Name System, Windows Server 2008]

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Personal Narrative : A Good Sign

- Felicity was grateful that she would be able to move around soon. For the time being she was safe. She could lie quietly and let her body adjust to its new position. Allowing the blood to circulate back to her arms and legs. Her ribs burned. This confirmed what she already knew, her ribs were cracked if not broken. She lain in the dirt listening intently to the labored breathing of whatever was down here with her. The fact that it was breathing albeit painfully was a good sign. How badly it was hurt she did not know....   [tags: 2007 singles, English-language films]

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Philosophy Of Buddhist Practice : The Eightfold Path And Four Noble Truths

- One of the major teachings of Buddhist practice is the Eightfold Path and Four Noble Truths. Specifically, the Four Noble Truths are about the four steps that elaborate on suffering. According to our module five lecture notes, The Truths concludes; • The Truth of suffering (dukkha) • The truth of the cause of suffering (samudaya) • The truth of the end of suffering (nirhodha) • The truth of the path that frees from suffering (magga) Each one of these four truths explored the realization and understanding of the teachings of Buddhism.” The first Noble Truth intended “anything that is temporary and conditional of other things, therefore, will probably come to end.” The second Noble truth enc...   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Four Noble Truths]

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The Film Metropolis Directed By Fritz Lang And The Novel Nineteen Eighty Four ( 1984 )

- “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.” In accordance with Karl Marx, the notion of the change to a ‘perfect’ communist state was for the working class to overthrow the bourgeoisie. Both the film Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang and the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) written by George Orwell elaborate on this aspect of revolution and the consequences that follow. The texts do this by highlighting the oppression placed upon the proletariat from the totalitarian state, particularly its use of technology to maintain control....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Communism, Karl Marx]

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The Sign Of Great Parenting

- The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior, rather it is the parent’s behavior,” Andy Smithson quotes. Parenting is something people never fully agree on because there are many different ways to raise children. However, there are clear distinctions between a “caring” parent and an “uncaring” parent. An uncaring parent is someone who puts their own needs and wants above those of their children. While a caring parent is someone who chooses to make sacrifices to ensure their children’s needs are met....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Parent]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

- Nineteen Eighty-Four was written by a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period, and is one of the greatest stories of an anti-utopian society ever. Nineteen Eighty-Four was not written solely as an entertaining piece of literature or as a dream of what the future could be like, it was written as a warning of what could happen as a result of communism and totalitarianism. This was not necessarily a widely popular vision of the future at the time of publication, but it was certainly considered a possibility by many people....   [tags: George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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Casablanca and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Casablanca and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)          How can a hero survive in a world gone mad?  Both Casablanca, the classic 1940s film, and 1984, a piece of classic literature by George Orwell, revolve around a world in chaos, where it is impossible to trust anyone, and a war wages on within and without.  In 1984, the protagonist, Winston, hides from a totalitarian, thought controlling government, that is out to stomp out all aggression against the Party.  In Casablanca, the lead character, Rick, dealt with a world rocked by the impacts of World War II, where everyone was a spy, and even the spies were spied on.  Both wish for hope and courage in their mutually exclusive worl...   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Sign Language in Classrooms

- On a cold winter evening, the sound of a siren comes blaring from a distance that is only a couple of feet away. Sixteen year-old Daniel is bent over working on fixing something under the hood of his car. All of a sudden, he feels a rough grab on his side. He looks up confused, but is met by a raging police office trying to communicate something while yelling. When the police officer doesn’t get the reaction he expects, he then begins to forcefully handcuff Daniel. Unbeknownst to the police office, Daniel couldn’t respond because he couldn’t hear the police officer because he was Deaf....   [tags: Education, special education]

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Argument and Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

- The Seduction of Argument and the Danger of Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets Though its more lyrical passages present detailed and evocative imagery, substantial portions of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets afford no such easy approach. Since the initial appearance of "Burnt Norton" it has been a critical commonplace to regard these portions of the text as at once its most conceptually profound and its most formally prosaic. Of course, the Quartets offer enough cues toward this critical attitude that it may fairly be said to reside within the poem at least as much as it is imposed from without....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Four Quartets]

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The Sign Of The Beaver

- The Sign of the Beaver This story took place on the frontier, in the summer of 1768, in Maine's woods. Matt Hallowell and his father stake a claim in Maine territory. Once they find the perfect place, they build a new cabin. There were many trees around and a river close by where they could get water and food. There was even enough room to plant corn. There weren't any other settlers there. After Matt and his father got the place ready, they both decided that Matt would stay to guard the new cabin while his dad went back to Massachusetts to get the rest of the family including Matt's mother who was going to have a baby and his sister....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Francis Bacon's The Four Idols

- Analysis of Francis Bacon's The Four Idols      In "The Four Idols," Francis Bacon discusses the concept of what fundamentally stands in the way of a human using the correct way of arriving upon a conclusion. Bacon believes there are four falsehoods that delay people from uncovering what they need to: the idols of the tribe, cave, marketplace and theater. At first I thought that these idols did not apply to humans at all, but now, after careful consideration, I understand how each idol relates to humankind....   [tags: Four Idols Essays Francis Bacon Human Nature]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984 ' The Four Loves And Aristotle 's ' Nicomachean Ethics '

- Living in a totalitarian regime means oppression, for the most part, one even becomes unable to enjoy the smallest and the most delightful things in life. For instance, being loved and loving in return, having a normal family life and knowing what friendship stands for suddenly become things one no longer aspires to have since all is hopeless. Consequently, in “1984” by George Orwell one gets to see to see the changes undergone by society and by the relationships that tie individuals to each other....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Love, Totalitarianism]

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Sign Of The Crimes

- Sign of the crimes Members of a citizens anticrime group in Linesville, PA., have a new mystery to solve: Who stole their crime watch signs. Five signs and poles were removed from roadsides around Linesville in Crawford County. "We don't know if it was somebody trying to get even," said Ed Barker, chairman of the North Shenango Township Crime Watch chapter. "We don't think it was kids, because the signs were gone, post and all." You're under abreast Michael Copp, 18, Sheffield Lake, Ohio, was charged with stealing his mother's credit card to pay for his 18-year-old girlfriend's breast enlargement surgery....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Power of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

- The Power of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four While schoolteachers assign George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four presumably to give us an impression of what life would be like under a totalitarian form of government, one which exercises absolute control over all aspects of life, the effort backfires: the disturbing premise for which Nineteen Eighty-Four stands is that human beings are capable of brainwashing. The government body in the society of Nineteen Eighty-Four, known simply as The Party, controls the people of Oceania prominently through control of the history and language of the people....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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George Orwell and Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four

- George Orwell and Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four   "On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran." (Orwell 4 "Nineteen"). George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four presents a negative utopian picture, a society ruled by rigid totalitarianism. The government which Orwell creates in his novel is ruled by an entity known as Big Brother and consists of three branches....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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American Sign Language

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The Struggle in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- The Struggle in Nineteen Eighty-four (1984) In a world controlled by a higher power, constantly living in fear of doing or saying something wrong, thoughts can be incriminating. Even worse, any unpure thoughts may make you disappear. Constantly being watched, and observed without knowing. A telescreen watching every facial expression and recording any abnormal body language and movement everywhere you go. Even in your home there is no escape. You are unable to get away or turn off the power of the Telescreen and "Big Brother"....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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The Cognitive Imperative of American Sign Languafe

- The Cognitive Imperative of American Sign Language As a cultural group, Deaf Americans present a thriving and distinct example of language in action. Many of the traditions of Deaf culture—including storytelling, word games, etc.—are celebrations of American Sign Language (ASL). But contemporary Deaf Americans face myriad issues, including the preservation of sign language as it relates to the child’s upbringing and education in particular. Because a child with a profound hearing loss is not able to access the language that pervades their environment, it is crucial that these children are given ASL as soon as possible....   [tags: deaf culture]

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The Things They Carried: Emotions Are Not A Sign Of Weakness

- Regardless of whatever the situation may be if a man's will power is strong enough he will definitely prevail. "I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail... the poet's voice need not merely be the record of the man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” William Faulkner’s speech in 1950 talks about the importance of emotions that man carries all throughout the difficult predicaments in life, all in which they surpass one after another, and Faulkner’s speech also talks about how a poet’s duty is to record all of the memorable moments of the life of man that are sometimes incomprehendable....   [tags: The things they carried, Tim O’Brien ]

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Rudeness : The Decline Of Civility Or A Sign Of The Times?

- Rudeness: The Decline in Civility or a Sign of the Times. Remember your mother telling you that life was not fair. That a person who is less deserving than another will be rewarded for something that should not have been theirs in the first place, but for us to learn how to deal with it; cautioning our behaviors before scolding us if we did not react adequately. As children, we were being taught manners and to be courteous to others. Because both parents work outside of the home anymore, teaching manners and moral to our children is a lost practice....   [tags: Psychology, Human behavior, Etiquette]

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The True Sign Of Intelligence Is Not Knowledge But Imagination

- Einstein said, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Socrates said, “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” For centuries, philosophers have tried to pinpoint the true measure of intelligence. From a scientific perspective; Who has more intelligence between humans and animals. What makes some brains smarter than others. Are intelligent people better at storing and receiving memories. Man is distinctively different from the lower species of animals because of his ability in controlling the world he lives in....   [tags: Intelligence, Intelligence quotient]

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An Empowering Sign Of Modern Day Society

- An empowering sign of modern day society includes the famous golden arch symbol of the grand francise, McDonalds. According to an article, McDonald’s spent over $978 million on advertising in 2013 (Statista, par. 1). McDonald’s is just a big chunk of the 40,000 advertisments that children and adolescents see on TV in a year alone (Strasburger, par. 1). Advertisments have been essentially known as a marketing strategy to improve sales, but has now become a way to mask away the reality of issues. Research shows that, “markets spend over $500 billion a year towards advertising… The average 65 year old in the U.S....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Hamburger, Nutrition]

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The Tragic Accident Of A Big Stop Sign

- Go Cart Tragic Accident Imagine on a Saturday afternoon, you’re working on normal chores that are done around the house. Suddenly, a phone call comes through your cell phone that will change the entire day. A big stop sign has been placed upon how my day will go because all that is known is that there has been a tragic accident that has taken place. The cell phone keeps ringing multiple times because different people are calling my cell looking for the mom of Kayla. In the background of the cell phone I hear do not tell her what’s going on with Debbie....   [tags: English-language films, Family, Drunk driving]

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Single Sign-On: The One Password Revolution

- In this world, we know that time waits for no one. This is especially true in today's action packed, fast-paced world. For many of us, we are an hour or two behind schedule before we even wake up. We grab the first thing we can to eat and a cup of coffee, and out the door, we fly. We arrive at work five minutes late and sneak in so as not to alert the boss to our tardiness. We access our computer to long in and there is a user name and password required. After the information is provided, we go to the page that we will be using, only to find that there is another user name and password waiting to slow us down....   [tags: Information Technology]

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What I Think About The Sign

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What Did I Sign Up For?

- At the beginning of this class, students were warned about coming into this class with a certain mindset. Students were warned not to have the preconception of thinking that COMS 201 would teach them how to manipulate others into doing what they wanted. Guilty of this mindset I attempted to trick myself into thinking that I did not have that mindset. Getting through the first few modules on theory was difficult. I remember asking myself, “What did I sign up for?”. After getting through the first few modules I began to enjoy what I was learning, so much so, I caught myself referencing what I had learned in COMS 201 in other aspects of my life....   [tags: Leadership, Education, Skill, Management]

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Descriptive Essay - My Cardboard Sign

- Legs of strangers passed me in waves as I sat on the hard, damp cement sidewalk with my back pressed up against the wall of a 7-11 corner store. The amount of people vacating the buildings around me indicated that it was around noon, everyone was on their way to lunch, their biggest problem being whether or not they’re going to eat Subway or Nando’s. Meanwhile, I’m sat here having not properly eaten in several days. A loud growl erupted from my stomach and caused my insides quake. I held my hand to my boney figure as if to comfort myself....   [tags: Pizza, Italian cuisine, PASS, Naples]

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Internal and External Conflict in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- Internal and External Conflict in 1984 The book, 1984 by George Orwell, is about the external conflict between Winston Smith and Big Brother; and the internal conflict between the two ideas, democracy and totalitarianism. Orwell wrote the novel to show society what it could become if things kept getting worse: he sensed of the expansion of communism when he wrote the novel. The conflict between democracy and totalitarianism at the year of 1945 created two characters, Winston Smith and Big Brother, in orwell's mind....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]

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Soulless Humanity in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

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Comparing Sign of the Times and Eastenders

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Teaching Sign Language to a Chimpanzee

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Cleopatra: A Sign of the Times

- Cleopatra: A Sign of the Times "For Rome, who had never condescended to fear any nation or people, did in her time fear two human beings; one was Hannibal, and the other was a woman" (Lefkowitz 126). Abstract Cleopatra VII, the last reigning queen of Egypt, has intrigued us for centuries. Her story is one that has been told many times, and the many different and vastly varied representations of her and her story are solely based on the ways in which men and society have perceived women and their role in society throughout history....   [tags: Egypt History Papers]

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The Benefits of Teaching Sign Language to Hearing Infants

- Existing research suggests that there may be positive effects of teaching sign language to hearing infants who haven’t yet developed vocal communication. Sign language systems have been used successfully with individuals who have difficulty learning to communicate through vocal language. In addition to individuals with hearing impairments, individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism and mental retardation have learned to communicate through signs (Bryen & Joyce, 1986). Various researches conducted on different groups of infants conclude similar results....   [tags: improving learning process, better communication]

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Should British Sign Language Be Added For The National Curriculum?

- should British sign language be added to the national curriculum Sign language is a natural human language, they have their own vocabularies and sentence structures. Sign language comes into practice wherever Deaf societies come into existence. Sign language is not identical worldwide; every country has its own language and accents; however, these are not the verbal or transcribed languages used by hearing individuals around them. British sign language (BSL) is a form of communicating using hands, facial expressions and your body language, it is mainly used by individuals who are deaf....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Audiogram]

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Review Standards Of Thinking On Trespassing Sign Problem

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Article Review : Infant Sign Training And Functional Analysis

- Article Review of Infant Sign Training and Functional Analysis In the past there has been some research into the development and functions of sign language being used among infants and children with learning disabilities. However, past research has been limited. For instance, in past research there has been a lack of recorded observations during training sessions. This is one of the areas this study sought to research. Additionally, this article was the first to observe children that have not been diagnosed with a learning disability....   [tags: Scientific method, Observation, Sample size]

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Food as Sign and Code

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American Sign Language: God's Noblest Gift

- “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things” (American). For centuries, people from all walks of life have been using their hands to communicate with one another, and for centuries people from all walks of life have been learning. Today I am following in their footsteps with a passion from God for the deaf language, culture, and souls. For almost a decade, an intense ardor for American Sign Language and a desire to reach its native users for Christ seeded itself in my soul, wove its roots deeper and deeper, and blossomed into one of the greatest loves of my life....   [tags: culture, deaf, communication, manual alphabet]

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State Defined Reality in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- State Defined Reality in George Orwell's 1984   Reality can have a more fluid and complicated definition than we might realize. Instead of being a concrete ability to see 'black-and-white' differences between ideas and basing beliefs on outside evidence , a person's conception of reality might accommodate contradicting beliefs, reject and ignore truth when convenient, or embrace concepts seemingly preposterous in a 'sane' world. A postmodern work of fiction allows for the shifting and changing of reality, thus giving the audience an alternate reality to compare to the perceived reality outside the work....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays Orwell]

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The Difference Between Univeralism and Relativism with Sign Language

- In our discussion of cochlear implants that, in my mind, seemed at times distastefully eugenicist, I found myself grappling with some difficult questions: How different would my experience of the world be if I communicated via American Sign Language instead of English. Does the existence of sign language benefit the world in some meaningful way. Just what, if anything, would be lost if the world lost sign language. In trying to answer these questions, I am reminded of an aphorism my brother once shared with me that I've never forgotten: "There are two types of narcissism," he told me, "That of assuming one's experiences to be unique, and that of assuming one's experiences to be universal."...   [tags: language, linguistic, experience]

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Upper Egyptians and Gunshots: Customs a sign of vulgarity?

- Diverse cultures in the different corners of Egypt convey the various views of life and many attitudes of the Egyptians. The right way to look upon these numerous tribes is not through their decisions or daily routines, but through their background. They may be different politically, but culturally, it would be almost as though they were one unity, just with different names. Although they are all descendants from ancestors originating from the Arabian Peninsula, Sei’dis, the line is drawn as to whether they are of higher nobility standards, descendents of Prophet Muhammed or not....   [tags: Culture ]

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Timothy Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name

- When we examine the various approaches for the Civil Rights Movement that are discussed in Blood Done Sign My Name we find that there is no one clear answer as to which is more affective, because it was the combination of all three: radical, liberal, and conservative that finally pushed some of what the Civil Rights Movement strived for. No approach on its own was able to do anything, whether it was the nonviolent marches and demonstrations which were not able to grab the attention of the white power structure, or the racially driven violence which simply terrified whites, and which most likely would have done nothing were it not paired with the nonviolent demonstrations as well....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights Act]

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Why I Learned Sign Language Interpreter

- I came from an English speaking home but learned sign language around the age of three. My cousin was born deaf so my entire family learned sign language to some degree to be able to communicate with him. My mother graduated from high school and my father did not finish school. My parents were always employed full-time. Doing well in school was always expected in my family but going to college was not an expectation. I knew I had to work but I never thought about having a career. I always did well in school and learning seemed to come easily....   [tags: Education, Learning, High school, Teacher]

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Blood Done Sign My Name by Tim Tyson

- With personal inventory and painstaking detail, Tim Tyson awakens readers with the passionate authenticity of a memoir and the provocative insight of an editorialized historical narrative in Blood Done Sign My Name. Tyson unmasks the manufactured summary of Civil Rights that solely embraces nonviolence, government action, and human freedom but mitigates defensive violence and the imbedded hatred of oppression. Instead, reality is replaced with consolation in this factual yet explorative summary....   [tags: memoir, violence, civil rights]

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