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    Baum's Ambivalent Vision

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    heightened sense of the unconscious--with a sense of joy, of fear, or of ambivalence. The first of these sources is Aldous Huxley's Heaven and Hell, in which he identifies the major imagery of visionary states as a sense of light and color in intricate, geometric forms resembling jewels and/or flowers (103-04). This is true in both the positive and the negative visions Huxley identifies, though the jewels and flowers seem divine in the first case and demonic in the second. The latter, the terrible

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    “And though I (…) understand all mysteries and all knowledge and have no charity, I am nothing.” /St Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, 13, 2 / Each of the four books of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels discusses one aspect of human nature. The discussions’ language is rather satirical than an earnest tone. The first book is about the physical aspect, the voyage to Brobdingnag focuses on the “Homo politicus”, the political man. The third book is about intellect, while in the land

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    Brave Old World: The Indian Caste System and Aldous Huxley’s Dystopia According to sociologists, a caste system is a social structure composed of ascribed statuses; that is, the governing principles of a society divide its people by inalterable traits. However, the Indian caste system is a more complex matter in that it does not exist solely for the division of economic classes, or loosely govern the relations between subcultures. Rather, the castes are binding social contracts that tie directly

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    Clive Staples Lewis

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    November 22, 1963, C.S. Lewis died a week before his 65th birthday on Friday (Id.). He passed at the Kilns and was buried in his churchyard not far away (Id.). This was the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and English writer Aldous Huxley died (Lewis Foundation). Leaving a Legacy C.S. Lewis left more in this world than his writings. He inspired and will inspire many people with his demonstration of God’s forgiving love. His ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ have been made into a major

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    have been unintended and is the result of ignorance of the principles of communication. The 7 C’s There are seven major principles of communication and they are referred to as the 7 Cs. They are: Figure 4.1.2: 7Cs of communication Clarity Aldous Leonard Huxley, a famous English writer, novelist and philosopher mentioned once: ‘to be clear is to be efficient’. There are two important aspects of clarity: clarity of thought and clarity of expression. Clarity of thought: Before putting pen to paper

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four was meant to bring the mid twentieth century reader a novel full of intensity, love, and manipulation but also brought something greater than all of these things. Nineteen Eighty-Four created a way for people to look into a future created by Orwell himself, a future that slowly became a reality in the years since it was written. One reality is that personal space and privacy is never granted in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Every citizen is always being watched by their peers

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    The Great Gatsby: An Important Literary Work

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    The Great Gatsby Is an Important Literary Work “Every man's memory is his private literature,” said Aldous Huxley, noted author. “The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation because among the most outwardly unexceptional people, all lives trace a story. Some contain more characters than one can easily track, others follow plot lines that can only be described as convoluted. Some are full of description where nothing seems to happen, unless you're patient enough to read between

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    The Waste Land: Allusions

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    Prayer, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles-Louis Philippe, James Thomas, Guillaume Appollinaire, Countess Marie Larsich, Wyndham Lewis, nine books of the Bible, John Donne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Richard Wagner, Sappho, Catullus, Lord Byron, Joseph Campbell, Aldous Huxley, J.G. Frazer, Jessie L. Weston, W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare, Walter Pater, Charles Baudelair, Dente, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and John Webster—all within the first section of 72 lines, about one allusion every two lines (Lewis). Using various allusions

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    Since the beginning of scientific research, the information discovered has led to many technological breakthroughs and advancements at a rapid pace. The velocity of the incoming discoveries may allow one to overlook the powerful emphasis we as humans hold over human life itself. While human research has been developing an understanding of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) since Friedrich Miescher isolated the double-helix shaped molecule, efforts in recent decades to map the human genome have instigated

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    Food Truck Observation

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    492,000 people, on average, are served yearly by the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank that originated in 1981 (“Serving Local”). On December 19th, 2015 The Arc Board of Muskegon sponsored a Food Truck that would take place in Downtown Muskegon at the Parmenter O'Toole Building. Having a food truck allows people in need to get what they need to survive. This also allows people in the community to volunteer their time to serve people. My mom and I arrived downtown. We signed up to volunteer

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    Aldous Huxley famously once said in his novel, Brave New World, that there is “No social stability, without individual stability.” This ideology is specifically true in society’s lives today, as in order for us to work together in a community, we must first satisfy all of our individual needs. Humans are all innately selfish and self-centred and when our lives are on the line we will think more about ourselves than our neighbours and peers. A community of people is a mixture of people from different

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    Opioid Pain Medications

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    could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution - then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise." ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894 – 1963 Opiates are derived by opium. Opium is a gummy substance collected from the seed of the opium poppy. This plant grows in southern Asia. Their use and abuse dates back to ancient times and are among the oldest known powerful pain

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    Two is the fictitious account of an eclectic group’s visit to a modern utopian community started by psychologist T.E. Frazier. Authors often depict “perfect societies” in novels, as the subject holds wide appeal and great creative opportunity. Aldous Huxley envisioned a Brave New World; Lois Lowry wove the tale of The Giver. What sets Walden Two apart from such books? Simply stated, Skinner’s work truly does not seem as if it belongs in the fantasy or fiction genre, as the others do. The novel

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    Future Of Technology

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    Moving Backwards: The Future of Technology in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. Aldous Huxley It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Albert Einstein. In our world today, people have put reading, and books, behind them. They have lost focus on an extremely important learning method. Reading not only helps us to learn vital information, but it also allows us to

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    Award in 1954. Bradbury was an imaginative child, and being the creative child he was he was prone to nightmares. I think the way he thought when he was a child is finally coming out and he is writing about his fantasies. Source: May, Keith M. Aldous Huxley. Paul Elek Books Ltd., 1972 Source: Allen, Walter The Modern Novel. Dutton, 1964 Part B.) The Plot. In clear careful sentences. Summarize the plot. Try to limit your synopsis to 300-350 words. This book takes place in the future, in Elm City. The

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    Unregulated Genetic Technology Threatens to Dehumanize Society When James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA in 1959, they could not have known that their discovery would one day lead to the possibility of a human factory that is equipped with the capabilities to mass produce perfectly designed, immortal human beings on a laboratory assembly line. Of course, this human factory is not yet possible; genetic technology is still in its infancy, and scientists are forced to spend

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    1. Introduction Humanistic approach focuses on human existence, where people have unique qualities that include creativity, freewill or freedom, potential and personal growth. People like Carl Rogers who have brought about person-centred theory and Abraham Maslow who has developed a hierarchy of needs, where he emphasized on self-actualization. There is an evaluation on both Rogers and Maslow theories, on how they are based on their own assumptions and views, and I apply Maslow’s theory of self-actualization

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    Circumspeak: Newspeak and Doublethink in Modern Media and Politics [OR] FALSEHOOD IS TRUTH: Newspeak and Doublethink in Modern Media and Politics Aldous Huxley once wrote, “Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons” (299). The latter seems to be the situation in which we find ourselves today—with language being manipulated in the realms of media and politics, to the ultimate advantage of those doing the manipulating

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    LA LA LAAA

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    Psychedelic posters were not the first time that the world was fascinated by unintentional artwork. Earlier, during the nineteenth century the world was swept up by posters plastered across cities that advertising everything from magical remedies to bicycle bells. The posters created by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec transported even the most poverty-stricken folk to faraway places, but as the belle époque gave way to a much harsher reality that would become littered with wars and social unrest, the

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    A New Nation of Individuals

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    A New Nation of Individuals Abstract As John Savage articulates, “Nothing costs enough here,” in Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) of bottled automata, where maelstroms of soma-ingesting, Malthusian orgies casually toss human life about (239). Nothing is dear when the freedom to choose disappears because individuals “don’t know what it’s like being anything else” (74). Removing choice is simply a method of brainwashing that only subdues human nature for the short-run. Consider Sigmund Freud's

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