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    The Dispossessed and Invisible Man

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    formulator of the general temporal theory, sees himself as one who "'unbuilds walls'" (Le Guin 289), as the "primal number, that [is] both unity and plurality" (Le Guin 30) crossing interfaces. Walls abound in The Dispossessed: the wall between Anarres and Urras (Le Guin 1-2), the wall that separates one individual from every other (Le Guin 6), the wall of social conscience (Le Guin 287), the wall between men and women (Le Guin 14-16), the wall of time--Zeno's paradox--the limit that prevents the rock from

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    Over the course of Kurt Vonnegut’s career, an unorthodox handling of time became one of many signature features in his fictional works (Allen 37). Despite The Sirens of Titan (1959) being only his second novel, this trademark is still prevalent. When delving into science fiction, it is often helpful to incorporate ideas from other works within the genre. This concept is exemplified by the “megatext,” an aspect of science fiction that involves the application of a reader’s own knowledge of the

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    societies of Urras and Anarres are structural opposites. In capitalist Urras, there is private property, a system of currency, and a class system permeated with inequalities while on Anarres (founded on the principles of anarcho-communism), possession of land is abolished and the idea of “mutual aid and solidarity” (Le Guin X) rules over any form of self-indulgence. These dissimilarities extend past the sphere of administrative policies into the domain of social relations. Most significantly, Urras and Anarres

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    The Dispossessed Le Guin

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    the ramifications of separating from a greater society to create another. The solidity of Le Guin's vision and the complexity of her thinking is no surprise to a seasoned reader of science fiction. In this paper I aim to juxtapose Annares against Urras in order to highlight the necessity of permanent revolution the novel allows us to see in both societies. I believe Le Guin uses the two opposing societies to tell a larger story of permanent revolution through challenging the concepts of possession

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    • Kimoe asserts Urras belief that men and women cannot possibly be "equals" and argues that "[equality]" will result in the "loss ...of everything feminine" and the "loss of masculine self respect" (Le Guin 17). • Kimoe's apparent aversion towards gender "[equality]" reflects Urras' androcentrism as they perceive women as the inferior sex both intellectually and physically. • Urras' androcentrism is further reinforced when Pae (an Urrasti scientist

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    anarchy. Both Ursula Le Guin and Iain Banks imply that anarchism is the best social option through the comparison of an anarchist society to another society in their novels; Le Guin compares the anarchist society of Anarres to the capitalist society of Urras while Banks compares the anarchist society of the Culture to the society the Empire of Azad. Le Guin creates a traditional anarchist society on the planet Anarres. Many of her ideas are drawn from Bakunin and Kropotkin; Le Guin desires a society without

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    and the 60's counter culture or "hippie" values are all reflected in the culture and society of Anarres. Anarres is a society of anarchists. The society was formed after a revolution and war against the centralized government and plutocracies of Urras. On Anarres every one was created equal because no one has any properties. With no intellectual and physical properties everyone would truly be free. This theory of no ownership also was the corner stone set in place to keep order on their planet

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    At the start of Ursula Le Guin 's novel “The Dispossessed”, Shevek finds himself in the market for a new suit to fit in with the capitalist society of Urras. His search introduces him to a world of excessive fashions for every occasion- some more necessary than others- and people eager to spend all of their income just to keep up with the trends. Buying, selling, and physical possession are all quite different from what he is familiar with on his home planet.CITE PG #S The materialism that runs rampant

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    Both Ruth L. Ozeki, the author of My Year of Meats, and Timothy Pachirat, the author of A Politics of Sight use ideas such as the concealment of producers towards consumers, and point of view to further promote political and social change. In order to promote the political and social change both of the authors use different techniques in an attempt to convince the readers of the negative consequences of the meat industry and how not monitoring it can prove to have many negative consequences. Ruth

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    Capitalism: Good or Evil?

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    INTRODUCTION: Along with the advance and development of the society, capitalism is acquired by lots of countries among the world. But in the meantime, an increasing number of problems are brought to our attention, one of which is the pros and cons of capitalism. As to whether it is a blessing or a curse, people take different attitudes. Capitalism can be traced back to the Middle Ages in Europe, and this economic system has been contributing to the whole human race for centuries. However, people

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