Essays Tagged: "Dystopia"

Brave New World

An essay concerning Aldous Huxley's future dystopia and its resemblance to modern societyAldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of soc ... hing, and the use of mind altering drugs. AldousHuxley's Brave New World warns of a possible future dystopia, based onsocial attitudes and medical advancements of his time.Huxley's future dystopia is ... lfperfectly to the corruption and backward morals of Aldous Huxley'sBrave New World.Aldous Huxley's dystopia is structured around the use of a pleasureinducing drug called 'soma'. Soma is a means of d ...

(4 pages) 182 0 3.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

s the readers attention. It is interesting to see how a oncecontroversial topic could create such a dystopia in one place.Fahrenheit 451 had many examples of good writing techniques that made it a goo ... that would interest many different types of people.It contains a plot that brushes very close to a dystopia that could happen in our culture today.Therefore creating a unique element of suspense. Fah ...

(3 pages) 156 1 4.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

George Orwell's "1984" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaids Tale" .

trol over the lives of its peoples. Through Orwell and Atwood's subsequent portrayal on the ensuing dystopias we are clearly able to see the respective states desire to control love and emotion, which ... actions that contrasts occur in both Orwell an Atwood's portrayal of an intended utopia gone wrong,(dystopia).Hence as O'Brien expresses to Winston in order to allow him to realise the power of the Oc ...

(8 pages) 92 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley and "1984" by George Orwell.

New World and George Orwell's 1984, the explorations of John and Winston result in an unimaginable dystopia through society's use of science, politics, and technology.Born Eric Blair in Bengal, India ...

(5 pages) 115 1 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An essay which compares how both Orwell and Proulx develop there main characters in George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four"and E. Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News".

he ways in which the Orwell and Proulx, develop their main characters'1984', as a science fictional dystopia, depicts a totalitarian regime that outlaws truth, love, thought, and the concept of the in ...

(14 pages) 75 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An Argument on whether or not The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood should be banned- Pro Dystopia

Pro Dystopia"I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting" (122). T ... realize that their freedoms are being taken away. The United States is transformed into an American dystopia full of environmental pollution, state supervision and Puritanical fundamentalism. With thi ... ths of the Puritan rule. It brings light to the concept that the people in the New World lived in a dystopian society. This is the fuel that Margaret Atwood uses to start her Gileadean fire.During the ...

(11 pages) 76 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A comparative study of the concept of dystopia in Brian Aldiss' short story "Super Toys Last All Summer Long" and its cinematographic adaptation, Artificial Intelligence.

k. Fortunately, Stanley Kubrick 's Artificial Intelligence movie has proved, by its extended use of dystopia and its focus on the human/machine relationships, to be a worthy extension of Brian Aldiss' ... he nature of the changes between the story and the film requires a good knowledge of the concept of dystopia, a careful examination of its applications in this particular story, and a general overview ...

(9 pages) 63 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A Brave New World: How to Save Humanity - The New or Old World?

ct and emotion to an unchanging world of peace and stability at a severe cost. The unveiling of the dystopia that is Huxley's creation will be found in evaluating the importance of peace and stability ... e would choose to live as they were with their humanity intact that he wrote A Brave New World as a dystopia regardless of the current state of society.Huxley's purpose in writing the Brave New World ...

(4 pages) 123 1 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Symbolic Dystopia presented in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

ury's inspiration in the creation of Fahrenheit 451 can be credited to the influence of the fear of dystopia running rampant through his society. This was due to the new technologies being invented an ... n." Coleridge to Catch-22. Boston: St. Martin's, 1978. 197-209.Huntington, John. "Can Books Convert Dystopia into Utopia?" Readings on Fahrenheit 451.Ed. Katie de Koster. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2002. ...

(9 pages) 182 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Colour, Sound and Other Symbols in "Soylent Green" by Richard Fleischer

ate a unique chain of references that can be broken down to provide an even bigger insight into the dystopia of the future.The most obvious symbolism is that of the name; the protagonist, Robert Thorn ... teresting, clichéd metaphor: pedalling hard but going nowhere. This shows the uselessness of dystopian life.At one point we see some policemen on 'riot duty' wearing big masks over their faces. ...

(9 pages) 43 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Blade Runner (Scott) + Brave New World (Huxley) - Analysis When humanity loses touch with nature speech to environmental forum.

of science in the word after the First World War. His satirical novel, "Brave New World" created a dystopia designed to warn of the possible damage to humanity from mass production, totalitarianism, ...

(4 pages) 58 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Brave New World --A Dystopian Society---

Brave New WorldA dystopian SocietyIn Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, it is very clear that the society is based on d ... unusual conditions. The living conditions, the new world itself and the people clearly illustrate a dystopian society; they all influence on the factors of making this society a dystopian society. The ... ace itself includes many places the people are sent to where factors influence in contributing to a dystopian society ; and the people who are classified by different castes. As a result of all these ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of 1984 and The Dispossessed

lissful, is a utopia. Alternatively, a negative perfect, world full of disdain and melancholy, is a dystopia. 1984 is a dystopia because its society is decadent and miserable. The Dispossessed is a wo ... r instance, one way or another all societies in the world have similarities. In the case of 1984, a dystopia, and The Dispossessed, a utopia, similarities do exist. Both of their societies, thought st ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Brave New World: How science and technology is used to enslave humanity. An essay into the destructive nature of technology in Brave New World.

o consider a world where social conditioning controls the daily functioning of society. In Huxley's dystopia world people are conditioned through behaviourism and hypnopaedia in order to form a stable ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"The Handmaid's Tale: Mayday! Mayday!"

e an educated woman, this is a terrifying novel to read. It shows in sparse, poetical language of a dystopia gone mad, where fundamental Christianity has run rampant, where Thou Shalt Not has replaced ... we have come in our society to having freedom to choose and how easily it can be stripped away. (A dystopia, by the way, is the opposite of a Utopia -- so this is a place where very few people are ha ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How Does Orwell Create a Dystopia in "1984"?

A dystopia is the opposite of a utopia. The meaning of utopia is a perfect place. Therefore making a d ... making a dystopia a nightmarish place with many things wrong with it. The book "1984" is based in a dystopian world in 1984. This is the future from when the book was written. Orwell has to use many i ... tmares to create this world, which seems to become more like reality year by year.An example of the dystopia being created would be the weather note on the first line of the book. "It was a bright col ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison between "Brave New World" and "Blade Runner"

nt in Brave New World's setting; the opening sequence establishes the city as the site of the urban dystopia. The probing camera presents a visual density in the frame; a post-holocaust cityscape with ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Summary, character analysis, conflict, and theme of Gerorge Orwell's "1984"

1. George Orwell's novel, "1984", was published on July 1, 1950 by Penguin Books. The genre is dystopian and it contains 227 pages. I never knew the genre dystopia until I recently did the vocabu ... expect when I first chose the book. Not until the Animal Farm vocabulary words, did I realize that dystopia meant a perfect, classless society that seemed successful with a authoritarian or totalitar ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How do G. Orwell and A. Huxley use characters to depict the dystopias in "1984" and in "Brave New World"?

and noteworthy parallels, which this presentation will discuss, George Orwell's and Aldoux Huxley's dystopias did not prophesy the same thing.Whereas Brave New World's society came to love their oppre ... ty is constantly oppressed by external forces, control being inflicted by fear and pain.To define a Dystopia without Huxley's or Orwell's enhancements; it is the opposite of Utopia, and unlike in a ut ...

(7 pages) 33 0 4.3 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Future Portrayed In "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"

they built to protect them. I believe that the future portrayed in this film is definitely a techno-dystopia. I believe so because the machines that these people built were for military purposes and t ...

(1 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis