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Dear people who’ve been taught to believe certain things, One day I walked into class and was told to choose a book to read. The book I choose was the Brave New World. It looks like a book I might be interested in, but turned out to be too complex even to me. The story is about a controlled futuristic society, referred to as “the brave new world state” The story started off with a tour around a factory that are fertilizing human beings in test tubes where they’re being brain washed before birth. They’re taught the value of society over the individual. Every person exists to serve the community. It’s their job to be consumers and workers which keeps the economy stable. Our government today has set up our schools to value the society over the individual just as Brave New World does....
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To: all that are unaware of Feminism The Woman in White is a book in which the main issue is feminism, the reason I choose to read this book is because I got stuck with it for a class assignment, and at first I was worried because I assumed it would be boring but once I got a few pages in I found that it was quiet interesting and after a conference with my teacher where she showed me how the topic of this book is Feminism and after that I started seeing it in the book. One example of Feminism in this book is the whole thought of marriage is essentially bad for the woman like Laura getting married to Sir Percival Glyde in chapter eleven, not to mention in chapter eight Mr. Gilmore is forced to sign a wedding agreement that gives all of Laura’s inheritance money to her husband in the case...
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To my fellow Americans, I am a high school senior in English and we were required to read a classic. I chose Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. At first I thought it would be really interesting and action filled but it turned out to be disturbing and strange. In case you haven’t read Brave New World, it is a story about the “perfect world” in the future. People were created in factories and conditioned (brainwashed) into doing whatever they were designed to do. (if you really want to read this book, skip my summary of it because I spoil it in the end). Throughout the book we learn that people are not really allowed to feel certain emotions, read books, or have religion and if they do they were banned. In the book Bernard and Lenina go to a savage reservation and find that a woman (Linda...
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In class I was given an assignment to read a classic novel. At first I was sure the book was going to be boring just because it is the classic Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I got interested and that’s when I started to dug a little more. The story was about a fireman who burns books and doesn’t know the reason why they do. Until he gets curious. The society in this book is very strict and the government hides all the knowledge people desire to have. They think that if people knew what was really going on, everyone would start arguments and wars on a specific topic. And in a place like that would be very dangerous. Back then when slavery was happening. The owners would keep their slaves unintelligent so they wouldn’t go against them. If the slaves were exposed to any education they...
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To Young Adults: My name is Sebastian Vaughn, student at Oak Park High School. I was assigned a book, the Count of Monte Cristo, for Honors Comp. and Lit. Call me crazy, but I like classics; ever since I played the Divine Comedy in Band, I had a deep interest in reading the corresponding book. I like to think that fueled my interest in classics. The Count of Monte Cristo did not prove me wrong. My issue from this novel is Revenge. 1. The Count of Monte Cristo portrays a story of an arrogant, adventurous sailor named Edmond Dantes. Dantes comes home from sailing on the Pharaon to marry his partner Mercedes, to find out that he has been elected Captain of the Pharaon. The Count decides to throw a party, but gets shut down quick because four men have arranged the arrest of Dantes because...
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I chose to read Hamlet by William Shakespeare for my British Literature class. At the beginning of reading this book, I was completely unsure of what I would be reading. I had only ever heard the title, but never the depth and meaning of the play. This particular play tells about a young man who struggles with grief and pain, eventually leading to a struggle with suicide. Honestly, I was a little surprised. Then I began to think. It made me consider the lives surrounding mine and how much the threat of suicide encases everyday life. Hamlet contemplates the significance of life for the duration of the play. At the beginning, young Hamlet grieves. He lost his father to death. So the fact that Hamlet is struggling with the thought of suicide in Act 1 (Scene 2) is understandable. That does...
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Brandyn Hasenohr When I was signing up for what book in my honors com and lit class I definitely did not want to read Henry V, but from reading this book I have learned that there is more to it. When I first saw this book I thought “my god” I am not going to understand any of this, and for a while at the start of the book I had to look up modern text and ask my teacher for help because this is a very hard book to understand. Although it is hard to read if you just stick with it and get through the first ACT you will definitely understand it more and really connect with it better. Going through the book I really didn’t know what I want to write about until I got to the battle scene, and then it hit me conflict. From then on I started researching marines they are always dealing with...
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The only reason I chose this book was because I heard about in the movie Easy A. I had no idea what the book was about at all. Basically, the book is about some chick named Hester who had a baby by a minister, and what she had to go through with her sin. In chapter 2, it talks about how Hester has the letter “A” placed on her chest to show how she is an adulterer. In chapter 8, Hester tells the men that came into the governor’s home that she will be able to teach Pearl an important lesson, the lesson that she has learned from her shame. At the end of the book in chapter 24, it talks about how Hester has embraced her sin as a privilege. These events show how Hester has learned to embrace her sins and not let society bring her down. I wish I was as strong-willed as Hester. I have a...
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Dear powerful women, I was given an assignment to read a book and relate in some way to it. I chose to read ‘The House of Spirits. It’s a book about a family over the generations But the whole book is based around a strong father figure who takes control and belittles his wife and daughter. This book was not something I thought I would relate to at all but as I got more into the book I started to remember life when my mom and dad were still together and how my mom also went through feeling small and my dad feeling powerful because he is a man and how society titles men in a relationship is very powerful and in charge. I am a woman who is tired of the expectations we have to live up to. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Feminism has been around for a very long time but in the...
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To all the children who are in poverty and neglect, I know how it could be because I read the book Oliver Twist, whose protagonist is like you. He was raised by a parish as an orphan and when he asked for more food, “please sir may I have some more,” he was shouted at and inprisoned. You may be orphans, you may be homeless and going everywhere, which is awful and should never exist but unfortunately this effects 19.5% of children in developing countries in extremely poor households, a third of the people were children but half here in the extremely poor. You probably couldn’t read this because children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read to aloud everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above poverty. Although if you can I must say...
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