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lewis20
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1/25/2011 4:30:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Great book, I get it and 1984 confused with each other all the time though.
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1/25/2011 4:31:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 4:26:10 PM, laleona89 wrote:
Has anyone read the book of "Brave New World"by Aldous Huxley
if you have what do you think about it?
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Mr. Kelley's English class Diamond Junior High school Lexington Mass, 1978.

I think every kid has to read these books around the same time:
1984
Fahrenheit 451
Brave New World
Animal Farm
Catcher in the Rye
Grapes of Wrath.
Probably a few others, but these are, for some reason, a staple of adolescent reading.

From what i remember i liked that one.
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1/25/2011 4:35:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It was good I especially liked the experiment with the island and I forget the title of the type of person but if you have read it you should remember *take that over the top capitalists* . . .
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: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
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: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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1/25/2011 4:37:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 4:31:41 PM, innomen wrote:
At 1/25/2011 4:26:10 PM, laleona89 wrote:
Has anyone read the book of "Brave New World"by Aldous Huxley
if you have what do you think about it?
.

Mr. Kelley's English class Diamond Junior High school Lexington Mass, 1978.

I think every kid has to read these books around the same time:
1984
Fahrenheit 451
Brave New World
Animal Farm
Catcher in the Rye
Grapes of Wrath.
Probably a few others, but these are, for some reason, a staple of adolescent reading.

From what i remember i liked that one.

Yep required for high school english for me too
Brave New World
Grapes of Wrath
Animal Farm
1984
no Catcher in the Rye though

seems weird to me that those are the books everyone is supposed to read
"If you are a racist I will attack you with the north"- Abraham Lincoln

"Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material" - Leviticus 19 19

"War is a racket" - Smedley Butler
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1/25/2011 4:55:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://www.huxley.net...
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: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
:
: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Steinbeck, Huxley and Orwell are classics; when it comes to books about the 'human condition' and other deep moral sh*t, they the man.

I know it. I got down the plot, meaning, main motifs and themes but never got round to reading it. How is it?
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1/26/2011 12:09:35 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Pisses me off that 1984 and Animal Farm are required reading but not Homage to Catalonia! And teachers never even mention that Orwell was a Socialist.
InsertNameHere wrote: "If we evolved from apes then why are apes still around?

This is semi-serious btw. It's something that seems strange to me. You'd think that entire species would cease to exist if other ones evolved from them."

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1/26/2011 3:46:22 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
hook me up with some soma
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1/26/2011 3:55:14 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
Steinbeck, Huxley and Orwell are classics; when it comes to books about the 'human condition' and other deep moral sh*t, they the man.

I know it. I got down the plot, meaning, main motifs and themes but never got round to reading it. How is it?

Actually, for the 'human condition', nothing stuck with me so much as the Lord of the Flies, but that was just me.
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1/26/2011 4:00:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/26/2011 3:55:14 AM, innomen wrote:
At 1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
Steinbeck, Huxley and Orwell are classics; when it comes to books about the 'human condition' and other deep moral sh*t, they the man.

I know it. I got down the plot, meaning, main motifs and themes but never got round to reading it. How is it?

Actually, for the 'human condition', nothing stuck with me so much as the Lord of the Flies, but that was just me.

Of Mice and Men really struck me as far as the human condition. I thought it was really weird when our 10th Grade teacher started telling us for Lord of the Flies, that Jack's hunters were actually (metaphorically?) raping the sow...

Has anyone read ROOM - it's a recent release. It's awesome!!
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
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1/26/2011 4:03:58 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/26/2011 4:00:05 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 1/26/2011 3:55:14 AM, innomen wrote:
At 1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM, Zetsubou wrote:

Has anyone read ROOM - it's a recent release. It's awesome!!

I've heard so much about it! I ordered it online on Sunday so it should be coming in the mail any day now. I'm excited! :P
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
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1/26/2011 4:04:28 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/26/2011 4:00:05 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 1/26/2011 3:55:14 AM, innomen wrote:
At 1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
Steinbeck, Huxley and Orwell are classics; when it comes to books about the 'human condition' and other deep moral sh*t, they the man.

I know it. I got down the plot, meaning, main motifs and themes but never got round to reading it. How is it?

Actually, for the 'human condition', nothing stuck with me so much as the Lord of the Flies, but that was just me.

Of Mice and Men really struck me as far as the human condition. I thought it was really weird when our 10th Grade teacher started telling us for Lord of the Flies, that Jack's hunters were actually (metaphorically?) raping the sow...

Has anyone read ROOM - it's a recent release. It's awesome!!

Need a book for on vacation, it's good?

I could easily see that scene being a metaphor for rape, there was this huge frenzy around it. Of Mice and Men was pretty good too. Interesting when speaking of the human condition, the resulting literature and discussion is pretty depressing.
bluesteel
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1/26/2011 4:10:21 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Room is seriously amazing - one of the authors on the back of the book jacket summed it up perfectly; you come away from reading it feeling different somehow - it's hard to describe how, but you feel like you have sort of a renewed understanding of humanity. It's narrated entirely through the eyes of a 5 year old child and perfectly captures his mannerisms and thought processes.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
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1/26/2011 4:26:13 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/26/2011 4:10:21 AM, bluesteel wrote:
Room is seriously amazing - one of the authors on the back of the book jacket summed it up perfectly; you come away from reading it feeling different somehow - it's hard to describe how, but you feel like you have sort of a renewed understanding of humanity. It's narrated entirely through the eyes of a 5 year old child and perfectly captures his mannerisms and thought processes.

I'll pick it up. Thank you.
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1/26/2011 3:39:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/26/2011 3:55:14 AM, innomen wrote:
At 1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
Steinbeck, Huxley and Orwell are classics; when it comes to books about the 'human condition' and other deep moral sh*t, they the man.

I know it. I got down the plot, meaning, main motifs and themes but never got round to reading it. How is it?

Actually, for the 'human condition', nothing stuck with me so much as the Lord of the Flies, but that was just me.

I read that book too I loved it. But I didn't like how the author made the kids turn so savage and wild.
Poor Piggy and Simon!!!
I also liked how the author used Simon as a symbol of the purity and innocence of the human kind.
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1/26/2011 5:00:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/26/2011 12:09:35 AM, Anarcho wrote:
Pisses me off that 1984 and Animal Farm are required reading but not Homage to Catalonia! And teachers never even mention that Orwell was a Socialist.
They do on this side of the Atlantic. Orwell was added to the curriculum to slander communism, saying he's communist defeats the purpose. You end up with, like in my year 9 history class with a kid asking "Sir, if the Nazis and Communists were socialist why did they hate each other?".

At 1/26/2011 3:55:14 AM, innomen wrote:
At 1/25/2011 5:29:19 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
Steinbeck, Huxley and Orwell are classics; when it comes to books about the 'human condition' and other deep moral sh*t, they the man.

I know it. I got down the plot, meaning, main motifs and themes but never got round to reading it. How is it?

Actually, for the 'human condition', nothing stuck with me so much as the Lord of the Flies, but that was just me.
Lord of the Flies was written for the very purpose of proving "original sin".

N.B; I was mocking the average English Lit students with the grunge talk.
'sup DDO -- july 2013