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Effect of Technology on The World - Effect of Technology on The World To say technology is a function of history or vice versa, one runs immediately into a problem of endogenatity. Irrespective of time, technology pervades culture (even the most primitive) and it is difficult if not impossible to claim that one directly affects the other. From the discovery of fire to the advent of space travel, technology profoundly impresses the world around it, for better of worse. Most recently, society has chosen to fixate mostly on technology’s negative aspects, not because of some fundamental change in the nature of such advances, but because of our inability to understand their workings....   [tags: Papers] 348 words
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Oranges - Oranges The orange falls into the "citrus" category of fruits. It can be made into juice, which is familiarly called "orange juice". Orange juice is an essential part of the Canadian breakfast, that we eat every morning. Despite orange juice, oranges have many other uses. In this essay I will tell you about the varieties of oranges, its classification, uses, and other facts about oranges that I have learned. The orange, one of the oldest cultivated fruits known to man, have been grown for more than 4,000 years....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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Clockwork Orange - The movie A Clockwork Orange takes place in the future of London. Anthony Burgess originally wrote it. Later on made into a movie, and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The movie is to represent ultra-violence and how there is no scientific cure yet. The social context is very violent in the beginning showing scenes of rape and assault. The movie shows a violent killer and rapist, and an attempt to cure him that fails. The author of A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess, also went by the name Joseph Kell....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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A Clockwork orange - Psychological concepts in A Clockwork Orange At the start of A Clockwork Orange, you are introduced to Alex and his droogs. They are at a milkbar drinking milk-plus. Milk, plus types of drugs that enhance Alex and his droogs ultraviolence, which is the main backdrop to the story that leads to other psychological events. Drug addiction is a complex disorder that is compulsive and often uncontrollable. This is a chronic relapsing disorder, and treatment for drug addiction is about as effective as treatments for chronic medical conditions....   [tags: essays research papers] 417 words
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess is a very strange author. He had a really weird vision of the future. I feel he did a great job describing his viewpoint. Anthony Burgess is not only a novelist, he also has written several plays, and even composed a few symphonies. He was born in 1917, and died in 1991. He first published "A Clockwork Orange" in the U.S. in 1962 and initially it had 20 chapters, one less than he had written. The version I read was reprinted in 1986 with that last, 21st chapter....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 words
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Agent Orange - Throughout wars, armies are constantly introducing new technologies to stay ahead of their enemies. In the Vietnam War, the Americans used Agent Orange, so their enemies would be more visible. Agent Orange was a herbicide for warm, tropical climates and the American’s and Canadian’s started testing this chemical in the 1940’s, however, it was never tested on humans until nearly the end of the Vietnam War when it was finally discontinued in 1971. Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two chemicals know as 2,4,D and 2,4,5,T....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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Anthony Burgess - John Anthony Burgess Wilson was born on February 25, 1917, in Manchester, England. He was raised up by this aunt and later by his stepmother. He studied at Xaverian College and Manchester University, where he studied English language and literature. During World War II, Burgess served at the Royal Army Medical corps. In 1942 he married Llwela Isherwood Jones, who died of alcoholic cirrhosis in 1968. Burgess taught at Birmingham University, worked for the Ministry of Education, and was a teacher at Banbury Grammar School from 1946 to 1950....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess’ novel, A Clockwork Orange has been called shocking, controversial, and horrifying. A Clockwork Orange is controversial, but to focus merely on the physical aspects of the work is time wasted. Burgess is concerned with the issue of ethics. He believes that goodness comes directly from choice; it is better to choose the bad than to be forced into doing the good. For taking away a person’s free will is simply turning them into a piece of “clockwork”; a piece of machine containing all the sweet juices of life, but incapable of being human....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Agent Orange - Agent orange was an herbicide used in Vietnam. It was use to kill overgrown trees and shrubs that were in the way of advancing United States troops. Agent orange got its name from the barrel it was transported in; the barrel had a large orange stripe running across it. Agent orange was heavily used; in fact, it was the most used of all herbicides in Vietnam. From 1962 until 1971 over 20 millions gallons were used to cover a large 6 million acre area. The most heavily covered areas were those where very thick brush was present; it would give the enemy cover, as well as hindering the troops ability to move....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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A Clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange Authors who write of other times and places help us to better understand our own lives. Discuss A Clockwork Orange in terms of that statement. A “clockwork orange” can be described as something that has a convincing outer appearance yet in the inside is merely controlled by outer influences, such as a clock set in motion by its owner. In A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess takes us into the future where violent criminals are forced to be “good,” and introduces us to Alex, a young teen who engages in a life of rape, ultra-violence, and Beethoven with his “droogs,” or friends, and talks in the slang language of “nadsat.” He goes through various phases in his life, evolvin...   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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Free Essays - A Clockwork Orange is Not Obscene - A Clockwork Orange is Not Obscene Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange describes a horrific world in an apathetic society has allowed its youth to run wild. The novel describes the senseless violence perpetrated by teens, who rape women and terrorize the elderly. The second part of the novel describes how the protagonist, Alex, is "cured" by being drugged and then forced to watch movies of atrocities. The novel warns against both senseless violence and senseless goodness - of the danger of not being allowed to choose between good and evil....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 541 words
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A Clockwork Orange Film Analysis - A Clockwork Orange Film Analysis Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange was a deeply disturbing depiction of human nature that shed light onto dark thoughts in the character’s soul. Alex seems to have no regard for human decency or human life. He and his gang of friends kill at will. They have no purpose for their violent outbursts other than to shock and degrade their victims. They have fun making others suffer. This is the logic that is upheld by Friedrich Nietzsche in his approval of Prosper Merimee’s statement “Know that nothing is more common than to do harm for the pleasure of doing it.” Though he does believe that most men try to deny this by never outwardly expressing any violent...   [tags: essays research papers] 541 words
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A Clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange We are first introduced to Alex (Malcolm McDowell) in the company of his posse, strangely sipping drugged milk in a freakish bar with anatomically indiscrete manikins serving as tittie-taps and tables. The ensuing scenes flash from Alex and his three droogs brutally beating an old man to a violent rape scene to a semi-chaotic gang-brawl. The story is of Alex and his love of the old ultra-violence, his act of murder, his betrayal and imprisonment, and his cure (twice). Adapted from Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange is in part a response to psychological behaviorism and the age of classical conditioning....   [tags: A Clockwork Orange Essays] 565 words
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The Theme of Self-awareness in Frankenstein, Flowers for Algernon, and A Clockwork Orange - ... Another quote that Alex states throughout the novel is, “O my brothers” (Burgess 5). “O my brothers” reveals that Alex is conscious of his surroundings and wants it to be clear. The quote explains to the reader that Alex realizes the current situation. Alex is viewed as a self-absorbed individual and he loves himself and talks about the crimes he commits with utmost pride Alex commits crimes such as, rape, assault, and theft; he is mindful of his actions, but he does not care, he is self-absorbed....   [tags: Frankenstein, Flowers for Algernon] 568 words
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Why Is Bad So Good? - English poet John Milton once wrote, “…good and evil we know in the field of this world grow up together almost inseparably; and the knowledge of good is so involved and interwoven with the knowledge of evil.” With this interwoven information, modern audiences are usually able to differentiate the “good guys” from the “bad guys” in a movie or television show. A murderous meth kingpin, a rebellious teenage rapist, and a Los Angeles hit man who quotes Holy Scripture before killing his targets — not your typical group of likeable personalities....   [tags: relating to bad main characters] 572 words
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Book Analysis of A Clockwork Orange - ... His sentence is cut short after two years because Alex kills his cellmate. This leads to his subjectivity to the new “Reclamation Treatment” by means of the Ludovico’s Technique. Alex is subjected to violent images while being pumped with nauseating fluids, thus associating violence with bad feelings and deterring him from aggressive behavior, and is then released from prison. This has unforeseen consequences (at least for Alex) when he is unable to defend himself from all the people who beat their revenge out of him, as well as preventing Alex from enjoying classical music anymore....   [tags: Morality, Violence]
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Free Will in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange -      Is it better to be a man choosing wrong than a man who is forced to choose right. In the classic novel, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, a theme emerges. This is the theme of free will. Through the main character, Alex, Burgess is able to convey his ideas about free will and the oppressive nature of establishments such as governments and the media. Aside from these suggestions made by Burgess the question persists: When a man ceases to choose, is he still a man.      Free will is one of the features that separates us as humans from animals and allows us to attain intelligent thought and reasoning....   [tags: Free Will Burgess Clockwork Orange Essays] 577 words
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Free Essays - Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Banned for social reasons in many conditions and in many school systems, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange first seems to pierce the mind with its bizarre linguistic orgy of debauchery, brutality, and sex, and for some, refuses to affect them above the level of pure voyeurism and bloodlust (either for reveling in it or despising it). Sadism seems to twist the male protagonist; his mind becomes alive with brutal fantasies whilst listening to seemingly innocuous classical music ( “There were vecks and ptitsas, both young and starry, lying on the ground screaming for mercy, and I was smecking all over my rot and grinding my boot in their litsos.”)....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 579 words
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pirating goods - Pirating goods A man walks into a movie theater buys a ticket and takes his seat. He sits in the back row as not to disturb anyone with his large hat. The movie finishes and one hour later I’m watching the movie “God bless the INTERNET” According to Hoovers online Business network more then 800 billion dollars was spent last year on Software, Music, Movies and games. Now that’s a lot of money. I’m going to show you how to download all those things that people spent 800 Billion dollars on last year for free....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Iago from Othello and Alex from A Clockwork Orange - Unlikeable characters are essential for any story to keep it interesting. These characters are essential because not only are they fascinating in their interaction with in the plot and the characters of a piece but they are the driving force of conflict which in turn makes a work interesting and have meaning. Two characters that are morally suspect but make the work engaging are Iago from Othello and Alex from A Clockwork Orange because they are engaging to the character and they drive the drive the story....   [tags: The Need for Villians] 596 words
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An Overestimation of Film Music - Nowadays, several films are released in a day. Music does attach in that movie. Sometimes, music inserted in the scene is more popular than the movie. Movies and music are inseparable. If music is not in movie, it will be monotonous. After the movie finished, people said. “What comes to mind now, music has just been inserted into the climactic scene!” In general,music is effectively used to reveal overall atmosphere of the film or emotions of characters. Despitemusic has very different roles in the film, it is only a means to convey what manufactures want to show the audience....   [tags: the intrinsic power of music] 599 words
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time VS Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ... Observing the way the protagonists react to conflict in books, may shape the way we think. In the curious incident of the dog in the night time Christopher solves many of his problems by screaming, as a pose to Victor Frankenstein dealing with his problems by using his brain and attempting to find a solution. The book Frankenstein provides readers with strong characters, and wise themes. Frankenstein and The curious incident of the dog in the night time represent several themes, a few of them directly contradict each other....   [tags: victor, monster, christopher, orange] 600 words
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Role of Women in Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Role of Women in Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit   In the novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson, most of the important, decision-making, characters are female. Jeanette, the female protagonist, is greatly influenced by her mother, a strong, overbearing, eccentric woman, and by Elsie, a prominent member of the family parish who becomes Jeanette's only friend and closest confidant. Elsie and Jeanette's mother act as polar forces in Jeanette's life, with the mother encouraging suppression of "unholy" or "unnatural" feelings and thoughts, and Elsie encouraging expression of feelings and accepting oneself for who one really is....   [tags: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Essays] 610 words
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A Clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange To leave out the final chapter of A Clockwork Orange is to change the entire meaning of the novel; as Burgess says in the introduction, his story is transformed into a fable. Without the last chapter the reader is left with a dark and pessimistic theme, that absolute good and evil exist in this world and it is possible for a man to be pure evil. Alex is conditioned and unconditioned, and in the end all indications point to a malicious life of crime. He is a clockwork orange, programmed to be subservient to a master, whether it be the Devil, the government, or a group of men....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Alienation Comparison: The Secretary Chant and Alienation and Orange - It’s self-evident, feelings & emotions are more intimate & personal than percentages, statistics, & numbers. “The Secretary Chant”, a poem about a woman so engrossed in her job she is turning into it, has the theme of alienation. As does “Alienation & Orange Juice: The Invisibility of Labor”, is an article that speaks about a commercial that has no humans shown and causes the alienation of the workers from the end result of their work by the absence of their portrayal. Those texts are both effective to certain degrees in their portrayal of alienation, so one can be considered better than the other in their manner of treating the subject....   [tags: Evan Stewart, Marge Piercy]
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Dow’s Expansion into Nuclear Weapons and the Aftermath - ... Vietnam War: Napalm and Agent Orange, another of Dow’s innovations Napalm bombs was another of Dow’s innovation or rather curse on humanity that The United States military dropped on North Vietnam during the Vietnam War to burn Vietnamese civilians and soldiers alike. It was a jelly-like chemical which when sprayed over people burned them on contact. The USA continued to drop napalm bombs on North Vietnam until 1973. Dow was one of several manufacturers who began producing the napalm B compound under a government contract from 1965....   [tags: radioactive, bombs, agent orange] 632 words
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Clockworks Orange - Clockworks Orange In the 1960's our developing world faces many of it's impurities. The youth of this nation fight for equal right, equality of the races and freedom of speech. But not all the protests are legal. Many people are guilty of treason and must be punished but with an over crowded prison system were will these political prisoners be sent. The common criminals are flooding the system with there petty robbers, assaults and murders. We need to deal with the common criminal before we can deal with the political....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 634 words
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A Clockwork Orange, by Stanley Kubrick - "A Clockwork Orange", directed by the immeasurable Stanley Kubrick, starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adirenne Corri, Aubrey Morris and James Marcus and produced by Stanley Kubrick in 1971, is, in my opinion, one of the greatest morality plays ever captured on film. It leads viewer in to many different pathways of thought about the time we live in, and about the validity of the concepts of law and morality, and the applications of the two in general society. Vincent Canby was on to something when he called "A Clockwork Orange" perversely moral and essentially Christian....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 643 words
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Analysis on Re-Think Commerical - ... The last frame is the start living healthy and Department of Health logo, which makes this commercial credible. Pathos are emotion, the text uses feelings desires, or fears to influence the reader. The pathos in this commercial is at the beginning. A beverage can gets opened and poured into a cup. What comes out is orange junk and leaves you thinking, what. Where's the soda/juice. This made me feel disgusted because in actuality, the orange junk is in comparison to how much sugar soda/juice can contain....   [tags: health, drink, juice, sugar, orange, juck] 653 words
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Government Control and Free Will in "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange, a novel written by Anthony Burgess in the 1960’s takes place in dystopian future in London, England. The novel is about a fifteen year old nadsat (teenager) named Alex who along with his droogs (friends) commit violent acts of crime and opts to be bad over good. In time, Alex finds himself to be in an experiment by the government, making him unable to choose between good and evil, thus losing his ability of free will, and being a mere clockwork orange. A “clockwork orange” is a metaphor for Alex being controlled by the government, which makes him artificial because he is unable to make the decision of good verses evil for himself and is a subject to what others believe is...   [tags: Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess, free will, gove] 658 words
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Psychology/clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange is a film about a wild and troubled young lad Alex. Alex and his friends (droogs) get a high from inflicting harm upon others. They commit random acts of robbery and rape around London. Alex, as the ringleader, eventually gets caught and is sent to prison. It is in prison that scientists study Alex’s violent behavior. Scientists believed that through special training or a program that his evil ways could be fixed. Alex was subjected to a conditioning program that would create an unpleasant physical reaction to just the thought of doing harm to another person....   [tags: essays research papers] 665 words
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Essay for Enrollment in a Law Class - My desire to study law began as a child when I witnessed my next door neighbour forcibly evicted from their house. This had an adverse effect on me as my best friend as a child was leaving me. At first I had a rudimentary understanding of why he and his family had to leave. As time went on, I realised that my neighbours had been evicted as a result of a violation of a clause within the housing law. Ever since this time, I have held a keen fascination with law and the purpose it serves in society....   [tags: admissions essays] 667 words
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Agent Orange - Agent Orange: The Pesticide Agent orange was a mixture of herbicides that the U.S. forces sprayed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Through many studies, scientists found that any exposure to Agent Orange may cause cancer. Hamilton Jordan feels that he may have been exposed to Agent Orange while he was in Vietnam. He developed cancer, and felt that Agent Orange contributed to this cancer. Agent orange was the chemical that was dropped over Vietnam in the late 1960’s. It was not until the 1970’s that the use of Agent Orange finally ceased....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fruits of Love Revealed in Gary Soto's Oranges - The Fruits of Love Revealed in Gary Soto's Oranges   Imagine that it's winter and cold outside. There's nervous electricity around you, and love is a new and exciting experience. In your heart you feel warmth you've never known before. This is the moment Gary Soto captures in his poem "Oranges". The feeling and power of adolescent love is created using tone, contrasting imagery, and symbolism. First, the use of tone in "Oranges" clearly helps to set the theme of the poem. Children often talk with simple sentences that directly state what happened....   [tags: Gary Soto Oranges Essays] 686 words
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Fight Club - Fight Club appears to be a sequel to Clockwork Orange (1971) for the yuppie X Generation, half of whom see their parents get a divorce and are fatherless teenagers. (The word "clockwork" is in the script!) Jack (played by Edward Norton) narrates the film, explaining how his 1997 life of white-collar employment and middle-class materialistic success bored him until he fell under the spell of Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt), who takes on part-time jobs so that he can engage in mischief to deal with his own identity crisis....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgees - A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgees (written 1962) 1, Summary: The story is set in the seventies. The leading character and also the narrator is Alex, a very violent and cruel 15 year old boy. He and his friends Georgie, Pete and Dim murder, rob, torture and rape for fun. Alex is the leader of their gang. Alex and his friends arrive at an old cottage in the countryside and play a trick. Dim pretends to be wounded and an ambulance is very necessary. The trick works out, when the women opens the door the four rush in and torture her and her husband till they are lying on the floor....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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An Overestimation of Film Music - ... The essence of the music in the movie should do. First of all, music is more than only means to convey what producers want to show audiences. Music is simply a method of maximize mood of movies. For instance, in the end of ‘The Godfather part 3’, these scenes exhibited signs of regret and sorrow of main character. The audience, who watches the movie, sympathizes with him already. Music can make them more sadly. 'Immortal beloved' can be another example. Masterpieces of Beethoven reveal his love effectively, but it might be enough to express his sincere heart by using facial expressions or showing behavior without any music....   [tags: movie making] 712 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - ... “Every year an estimated 900,000 children in the United States are victims of maltreatment, 18,000 are permanently disabled,” is a fact written within the topic of statistics in “Prevalence of child abuse”. Too many occurrences of abuse happens and all this is under just Orange County. In another website at www.kidsmatterinc.org org there was provided facts about awareness and so as other websites that were searched upon. In Kids Matter Inc. it said how to notice if a child is being abused in physical signs: poor hygiene and/or color, failure to thrive, and malnutrition, never returns home (stalls to go home); emotional signs: extreme willingness to please, acts as parent to siblings, wa...   [tags: california, orange county, maltreatment]
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The Devestating Effects of Agent Orange - ... Chemical and physical properties of TCDD. Source: Public Health Service, 2011 TCDD is usually formed by burning compounds that contain chlorine with hydrocarbons. It is a toxic dioxin because it contains a chlorine atom in its 2,3,7 and 8 position in the molecule as the figure below shows (Dioxinspin 2007). The amount of contamination of TCDD depends on the pressure and temperature when the reaction was done. The chemical formula for TCDD is C12H4Cl4O2 Source: Campbell & Thacker, 2011 The figure below shows the problem that caused the creation of TCDD on Agent Orange which was an exceeding temperature for the reaction causing the 2,3,5 chlorophenol molecules start reacting with e...   [tags: strategy, health, environment] 739 words
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The Agent Orange Story; Unnatural Causes - The Agent Orange Story; Unnatural Causes When a person hears about war, they think of guns, bombs, and absolute chaos. The soldiers in Vietnam are the ones who actually know the true story and true experience of war. Lamont Johnson, the director of the movie, The Agent Orange Story; Unnatural Causes, makes many different views onto the soldiers lives after Vietnam. Whether the soldiers experience mental or physical pain, Johnson directs madness into reality. The certain view points ranges between short term illnesses to the lack of acceptance between the soldier and their community....   [tags: Film Critique] 750 words
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Morality In A Clockwork Orange - In the novel A Clockwork Orange, the main character, Alex, is introduced as a fifteen year old with an uncanny vision for the life he so desires. As most teenagers do, Alex firmly believes that he knows all there is to know about the world, and believes that he and his “droogs” (Burgess, 5) have what it takes to wreak havoc on society. However for Alex, it is his actions that speak louder than his words, and it is his horrifying yet vivid criminal acts, that show that he is a soul without regard for morality....   [tags: essays research papers] 751 words
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freeclo Freedom in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Freedom in A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess tells a story about a young man and his choices of freedom. The book asks the question "is it better to have someone constantly do the right thing, or to have the freedom of choice to do the right or wrong thing". The author shows the affect of society on a human who has been institutionalized and let back into society. The author of the book goes on to show how the protagonist copes with society under his given conditions....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 753 words
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The Russian Revolution and the Orange Revolution - ... He was also suspected of lending military support to Saddam Hussein. His administration relentlessly oppressed opposition to his rule through the use of the tax administration and arrest. Barred from seeking another term as president he put forward his secretary of state, Viktor Yanukovych as his anointed successor. The initial election was inconclusive with no candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote. This resulted in a second election. The second election was plagued with suspected fraud, the arrest of opposition party members and the poisoning of Viktor Yuchenko, the opposition candidate, who barely survived and suffered permanent disfigurement....   [tags: violent overthrow of governments]
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A Clockwork Orange - Sitting in the Korova milk bar, the four droogs prepare for their evening on the town. The dimly lit bar, which served milk spiked with the drug of your choice, was host to the strange and bizarre of London's criminal subculture. The four outlandish gang members shared a booth, scanning the milkbar, vultures looking for the latest in decayed cuisine. They wore what they deemed "the height of fashion", black tights, lapel-less waistcoats, and derbies with the mandatory cane accompaniment....   [tags: A Clockwork Orange Essays] 785 words
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Free Will in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Free Will versus Predestination in A Clockwork Orange Burgess raises the oppositions of free will and predestination in various of his novel, A Clockwork Orange. The author describes his own faith as alternating between residues of Pelagianism and Augustinianism. Pelagianism denies that God has predestined, or pre-ordained, or planned, our lives. A consequence of this is that salvation is effectively within human power (as God hasn't set it down for each of us, it's within our control), which eventually leads to a denial of original sin....   [tags: A Clockwork Orange Essays] 785 words
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TA-Orange Company - ... Mind you we are looking at an educated and well aware market and that is why the company decided to focus on quality rather than anything else. They wanted it to be something they can count for in the future as well. They were well-equipped and had the desirable level of resources and infrastructure but what they did not count on was the economic risks involved pertaining to the inflation, dividend, yields and the dilution of their shareholders. The company encountered all of these and the market risk they were exposed to be huge considering the fact that they did not know that they would not be able to indulge in price war....   [tags: Cellphones, Shareholders, Thailand] 797 words
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The Use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War - The Use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War Agent Orange is a plant killer, which was used during the Vietnam War to destroy the massive amount of trees (Nguyen, 1). The destruction that occurred, however, is far more extensive than once believed. Complications in health occur much more frequently to those exposed to the chemical than those who managed to avoid contact (Nguyen, 2). The use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War affected the American soldier’s health and genetics. Agent Orange is a 50:50 mixture of two major compounds, 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid (Nguyen, 2)....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Using Violence for Entertainment Purposes - ... There is even violence in the Bible; violence has been depicted in paintings, and in literature: Macbeth is a freaking serial killer, King Lear has his eyes gouged out, I repeat gouged out. How isn’t that violent. How is that different from a head being stomped. What makes that act of violence acceptable. Why are these violent scenes not mentioned as an influence. Why is it that society constantly has to be blind-sided by the media and pick on film. Who are you to deem film inferior to literature or paintings, and say art isn’t an art form but rather just a business....   [tags: human obsession or human nature?] 802 words
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Presentation of satire in Brave New World - Analyse the passage (John the Savage in the hospital); discern presentation of satire and how it is wrought. In Brave New World Huxley is targeting consumer, materialistic attitudes that existed in his time (and still do today) and extrapolating, then projecting them into the world that is the World State, to serve as a warning to society of the consequences of these attitudes. The passage in question is from Chapter XIV of Huxley’s Brave New World, and more specifically features the incident in which the ‘Savage’, John, visits his dying mother at a hospital, and subsequently instigates a riot because of soma, which he abhors....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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