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English 1022E- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 23 pages long!)


Department
English
Course Code
English 1022E
Professor
David Bentley
Study Guide
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English 1022E
Final EXAM
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HETEROCOSM- entirely dierent world than the one we have inhabited"
MATRIX (WOMB)"
MIMESIS (IMITATION)"
SCIENCE FICTION/ SPECULATIVE FICTION ou (not) & place"
UTOPIA"
DYSTOPIA- where everything is absolutely horrible "
Sir Thomas More"
Utopia (1516)"
J.B.S Haldins"
Daedalus, or, Science and the Future (1923)"
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BRAVE NEW WORLD
can you really be a round character if you're born from a test tube?"
1929- beginning of the great depression"
people were extremely upset of the economic system"
era when communism was already in place, and nazism was becoming prominent,
Italy- facism—take full control of your life"
the setting is a nonexistent world"
we start to see it in our world more than they did in 1929"
speculate fiction: take scientific discoveries and creates alternative realities from
them"
JBS Haldans- most babies would be born through echo genesis-outside the womb"
would have enormous consequences on family life and society"
BCP- was not available in pill for"
sex hormones injections: stabilize agent process for older people"
psychological conditioning: "
Huxley had the imagination and wanted to see what it would be like"
had to seem plausible and credible that this could happen"
UTOPIAN- 1. no where 2. a good place- make a place better than it is"
utopia is not entirely desirable- always problems"
must manipulate society to get it to move forward"
Savage- naive, progress mimics our process, not a bravo new world, we have all
kinds of horrible things"
First Paragraph of the Novel:
building is made of concrete- master materials of modernity, 34 stories is modest"
huxley was in the era of the league of nations"
use of block capitals"
visualizes the building on the page"
no verbs- verb is part of speech that moves things- no real movement in brave new
world= stable"
change is impossible the state"
absence of verbs makes the idea of thinking forward and changing things impossible"
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no adverbs- nothing can be done quickly"
brave new world is a world of things"
“their thingness” - their bodies, sexualized bodies"
brave new world- extremely dierent from our world but their are some similarities as
well"
both consumer societies"
DYSTOPIA-opposite of utopia- repugnance"
nothing is positive- everything is repellent"
this book is not a dystopia- some things are and aren't desirable"
far from ideal and far from a dystopia"
dier from western culture- FREEDOM, RIGHT OF SELF DETERMINATION"
the right of freedom has been taken away on BNW"
what does it mean for us to be stripped of our freedom?"
how prepared are you to sacrifice your freedom for the greater good?- main
idea in BNW
conflict between freedom and authority! "
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