1984 (Signet Classics)


Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973896630


Page: 286

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1984 (Signet Classics)By George Orwell

1984 and Philosophy

Is Resistance Futile?


Author: Ezio Di Nucci,Stefan Storrie

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812699858

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Historische Vorbilder des Totalitarismus in George Orwell`s '1984'


Author: Laura Helm

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364084369X


Page: 40

View: 5649

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf (Anglistisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Utopian Novels, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wer immer den Wert der Literatur spurt, wer immer die zentrale Rolle sieht, die sie in der Entwicklung der Menschheitsgeschichte spielt, muss auch erkennen, dass es eine Frage von Leben und Tod ist, sich dem Totalitarismus zu widersetzen (...)." George Orwell In einer Radioansprache der BBC im Jahre 1941 spricht George Orwell diese eindringliche Warnung vor der totalitaren Regierungsform aus. Zu einer Zeit, in der sowohl in der UdSSR als auch Deutschland totalitare Diktaturen herrschen, um sich greifen und damit uber ihre Grenzen hinaus Schrecken verbreiten. Als Zeitzeuge im nahegelegenen, vom Totalitarismus bedrohten Britannien erlebt der sich politisch zum demokratischen Sozialismus bekennende Orwell mit, wie die Volker unter Stalin und Hitler nach und nach Rechte und Freiheiten verlieren, belogen, entmundigt, unterdruckt, gefoltert und sogar getotet werden. Auch, wenn er sich in seiner Radiorede auf die drohende Frage des Uberlebens oder Sterbens der Literatur bezieht, so klingt trotzdem die Sorge aus diesen Worten, dass der Fall der freien Literatur nur ein Anfang sein kann. Ein Anfang, der ohne Widerstand einen vernichtenden Verlauf nehmen und in einem menschenverachtenden, totalitaren Staatssystem gipfeln kann, wie es Orwell in seiner Dystopie 1984 entworfen hat. Er vollendet den Roman 1948 und lasst darin seinen Hauptprotagonisten Winston Smith 36 Jahre spater, 1984, in einer unheilvollen Zukunft das perfektionierte, pervertierte totalitare Regime des Big Brother hinterfragen. Dass als real-historische Vorbilder dieses Staates Oceania" unter anderem die Diktaturen Stalins bzw. Hitlers dienten, ist naheliegend und wird auch von der Forschung klar dargelegt. So schreibt zum Beispiel John Atkins in seiner literarischen Studie George Owell" The rulers of 1984"


A Novel


Author: George Orwell,Erich Fromm

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451524935

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 5995

Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

The New Biology

Law, Ethics, and Biotechnology


Author: George P. Smith II

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 148990803X

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 8539

Improvement of man's genetic endowment by direct ac tions aimed at striving for the positive propagation of those with a superior genetic profile (an element of which is commonly recognized as a high intelligence quotient) or-conversely-delimitation of those with negative genetic inheritance has always remained a pri mary concern of the geneticist and the social engineer. Genetic integrity, eugenic advancement, and a strong genetic pool designed to eliminate illness and suffering have been the benchmarks of the "Genetic Movement" and the challenge of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. If the quality of life can in some way be either im proved or advanced by use of the law, then this policy must be developed and pursued. No longer does the Dostoyevskian quest to give life meaning through suf fering become an inescapable given. By and through the development and application of new scientific advances in the field of genetics (and especially genetic engi neering), the real potential exists to prevent, to a very vii Preface viii real extent, most human suffering before it ever mani fests itself in or through life. Freedom to undertake re search in the exciting and fertile frontiers of the "New Biology" and to master the Genetic Code must be nur tured and maintained. The search for the truth inevi tably prevents intellectual, social, and economic stag nation, as well as-ideally-frees all from anxiety and fright. Yet, there is a very real potential for this quest to confuse and confound.

Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms

Challenging Genres


Author: Michael Macaluso,Kati Macaluso

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004389318

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms offers pedagogical applications and conceptualizations of canonical texts for 21st century students and classrooms through a variety of critical literacy perspectives.


Paradigmenwechsel in der deutschen Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte nach 1945


Author: Frederick Alfred Lubich

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826020896

Category: German literature

Page: 206

View: 8802

Capturing Quicksilver

The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in Singapore


Author: Arielle A. Smith

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785337955

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 2824

Since the turn of the century Singapore has sustained a reputation for both austere governance and cutting-edge biomedical facilities and research. Seeking to emphasize Singapore’s capacity for “modern medicine” and strengthen their burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry, this image has explicitly excluded Chinese medicine – despite its tremendous popularity amongst Singaporeans from all walks of life, and particularly amongst Singapore’s ethnic Chinese majority. This book examines the use and practice of Chinese medicine in Singapore, especially in everyday life, and contributes to anthropological debates regarding the post-colonial intersection of knowledge, identity, and governmentality, and to transnational studies of Chinese medicine as a permeable, plural, and fluid practice.

Voice of Youth Advocates



Author: American Library Association. Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838956557

Category: Youth

Page: 38

View: 1944

Moby- Dick


Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637714

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 7604

Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.

Fahrenheit 451 Comprehension Assessment


Author: Shelly Buchanan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148078303X


Page: 4

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These assessment questions for Fahrenheit 451 are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077993

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7244

Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler

Minecraft - Die Insel


Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505140791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5402

Du wirst nie glauben, was ich erlebt habe. Aber wenn du das liest, steckst du längst mittendrin. Vielleicht stolperst du schon seit einer Weile über diese verrückte Insel. Vielleicht bist du auch gerade erst hier gestrandet. Du bist verwirrt, fühlst dich total verloren und hast eine Scheißangst – das Gefühl kenne ich nur zu gut. Wenn du nicht aufpasst, wird dich die Insel verschlingen und in Einzelteilen wieder ausspucken. Für dich habe ich dieses Buch hier zurückgelassen. Lies es. Du wirst jede Hilfe brauchen, die du kriegen kannst ... Der erste offizielle Minecraft-Roman: Hochspannung von Bestsellerautor Max Brooks

Theory of Knowledge Third Edition


Author: Nicholas Alchin,Carolyn Henly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471804178

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 465

A unique narrative through the latest TOK guide from two of the IB's most respected experts - Guides students by helping them examine the nature of knowledge and ways of knowing - Develops diverse and balanced arguments by raising questions in a variety of contexts - Provides complete support assessment - Includes all the new ways of knowing and areas of knowledge Also available This Student's Book is supported by Dynamic Learning, which offers Teaching and Learning Resources that include a guide to teaching the course and classroom activities, plus a unique lesson builder tool to help teachers collate and organise a range of resources into lessons. The Dynamic Learning package also includes a Whiteboard eTextbook version of the book for front of class teaching and lesson planning. Also from later in the year, please look out for assignable and downloadable Student eTextbooks

It Can't Happen Here


Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5533

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

Speaking Rights to Power

Constructing Political Will


Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199359261

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7090

How can "Speaking Rights to Power" construct political will to respond to human rights abuse worldwide? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns and using an innovative analysis of the politics of persuasion, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San Suu Kyi to Anna Hazare, from Congo to Colombia, and from the Arab Spring to Pussy Riot. Speaking Rights to Power addresses cutting edge debates on human rights and the ethic of care, cosmopolitanism, charismatic leadership, communicative action and political theater, and the role of social media. It draws on constructivist literature from social movement and international relations theory, and analyzes human rights as a form of global social imagination. Combining a normative contribution with judicious critique, this book shows how human rights rhetoric matters-and how to make it matter more.