English Seminar

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My English Seminar for Mrs. Brett-Puddu.

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  • English Seminar

    1. 1. It is in Man’sNature to beS e l f - D e s t r u c t i v e
    2. 2. Self-Destructive “A course of action that is disastrously damagingto oneself or ones own interests.”
    3. 3. Self-Destructive Ways of ManPolitical Conformity leads to the destruction ofman because it constricts the right of free thinkingand ideas.Materialism leads to false happiness, and willultimately lead to the depression and the downfallof innovation.Ignorance allows childish or corrupt thoughts tothrive which then could lead to our actions.
    4. 4. Political Conformity in Fahrenheit 451 In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the public is willing to accept a meaningless and lack-lustre dystopia. Although the lifestyles that are being presented to the public offer little to no emotional value and will eventually be diagnosed to be the root of their depression the public seemingly drones on towards their own destruction with little or no objection, almost as they have been “brain washed” by the government.
    5. 5. Political Conformity In the Real World During the Holocaust unthinkable things were done to the jewish race, by the German people. These people were a learned race yet they were capable of being manipulated by the Nazi government into such a vile, and ignorant mindset. “The Millgram Experiment” was held to test people upon how far they could be pushed and controlled by an authority before rebelling and ending the experiment.
    6. 6. Millgram’sExperiment
    7. 7. Millgram’sExperiment
    8. 8. Materialism in Fahrenheit 451In the novel Guy’s wife Mildred is obsessed withobjects such as televisions which seem to scale anentire wall, she even becomes so entranced by theshows on the television that she begins to call thefamily on the show her own family in an attempt tosatisfy her deep depression/ mental health andblock out the seemingly crumbling civilizationaround her.
    9. 9. Materialism in the real worldMaterialism has caused man to obsess over itspossessions in an attempt to fill an emotionalhole in which only true happiness can fill.As technology progresses man loses sight ofits true virtues such as integrity,compassionand understanding.
    10. 10. Ignorance in Fahrenheit 451Through the burning of books and theostracization of ideas the public is kept ignorant.Ignorance leads man to do many questionablethings, throughout the story we view a communitythat is truly ignorant in which they can not evenrecognize what happiness truly is.
    11. 11. Ignorance in Fahrenheit 451Through the burning of books and theostracization of ideas the public is kept ignorant.Ignorance leads man to do many questionablethings, throughout the story we view a communitythat is truly ignorant in which they can not evenrecognize what happiness truly is.
    12. 12. Ignorance in the real worldUpon America’s involvement in WWII they haddeveloped the atomic bomb.This bomb was and still is conceived as the turningpoint in warfare due to the mass destruction ofthese weapons.Unsure of just how destructive these devices wereAmerica ignorantly decided to use these weaponsto their advantage and forced a nation built uponits moral integrity to its knees killing thousands ofinnocent human beings in the flash of an eye.
    13. 13. Horrors of Hiroshima
    14. 14. Critique Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury exemplifies that is in man’s nature to be self-destructive. In this novel it begins very slowly with peculiar wording but becomes action packed by the ending. In the end man must once again burst forward from the ashes which leaves the reader in a state of enigma. The novel was short-lived and I believecould’ve been more in depth. But all in all is a worthy readfor anyone interested in a novel about the nature of man or the future.
    15. 15. Discussion Were the “Millgram” experiments an ethical undertaking and do they prove that man will go against his own values in the face of adversity andwhen he is pressured by the presence of an authority?

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