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  • Huxley's Society
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    One may think that the society in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a gross representation of the future, but perhaps our society isn't that much different. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: 'To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda... ' Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and the use of drugs to control...
  • Wyndham's Fictional Society
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    The Trouble With Lichen- A Society's Reaction John Wyndham's novel The Trouble With Lichen is a science fiction story that explores the possibilities of an anti-aging discovery and the effect it would have on society. Although the story is quite obviously fiction one could question whether or not Wyndham had the right idea. Did his fictional society react the same way a real one would if ever it was introduced to such a discovery The society upon which the secret of Anti-gerone was released reac...
  • Use Recreational Drugs Their Reasons
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    With the use of drugs being such a controversial issue in today's society we felt as a group it was important to further explore this issue. As we possess a high interest in how drugs affect a number of social groups. These groups of course range from young teens to high-class older individuals who will have different reasons and different acceptable standards of behaviour. The question that is being explored in our presentation asks what drugs are doing to our society. This means exploring the ...
  • Deviant Behavior And Illicit Drug Use
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    Deviant behavior refers to behavior that does not conform to norms, does not meet the expectations of a group of a society as a whole. After birth, children begin to experience situations with others. They are taught what he or she should and should not do, what is good or bad and what is right or wrong. Learning habits that conform to the customs and traditions of the groups into which the child is born develops a system of values. These values provide justification and motivation or for wantin...
  • Novel Brave New World
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    The Brave New World: Is it already upon us? Huxley's vision of the future, portrayed in the novel Brave New World, holds many similarities to America's present day society. Huxley's vision was a vision of a trivial society, filled with self-pleasure and ignorance. In society today, knowledge is no longer praised as much as it has been in past generations. This has caused a scarcity in the willingness to learn. Also, mind-altering substances have become more and more common as today's technology ...

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