Brave New World
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FORMAT: Please follow the guidelines for the format of college essays (MLA citations, 12 point Times New Roman font, cover page, headers) as described in Rules of Thumb as well as your Final Essay Reminders sheet.
LENGTH: 1750 words
ASSIGNMENT: Write an essay analyzing an aspect of Brave New World using at least three secondary sources (other readings) and an original thesis.
Suggested Quote Breakdown: Use 6-7 quotes from the novel and 4-6 quotes total from the three other readings.
1984 and Brave New World both offer a vision of a future society in which current problems are magnified. The following topics are explored by both Orwell and Huxley: human life/death/humanity, conflicts between community and freedom, privacy and the individual, love and marriage, the role of science, technology or religion in society, the consumption of goods, use of drugs or alcohol, class systems/power, manipulation of language, and pleasure/self-indulgence or deprivation/punishment. Choose one or more of these themes and explain its significance in the novel(s) and if relevant, its significance to present day.
For example, if you were to choose love and marriage in 1984, you would analyze Winston and Julia’s relationship—what were their motivations, what did their relationship represent, how did it end and why is that significant to the novel as a whole?
For the topic of an individual you could analyze whether Winston Smith and Bernard Marx or John the Savage are heroes or anti-heroes. You could consider their motivations in the novels, what each represents to his novel, how government intervened in their lives and whether they are successful in their attempts to rail against society.
OBJECTIVES OF FORMAL ESSAYS IN ENGLISH 101:
1. Demonstrate an ability to present information and ideas from texts with accurate quotation, paraphrase and summary and, when appropriate, enough explication/ interpretation/ evaluation to develop a coherent analysis and/or synthesis.
2. Demonstrate an ability to use important conventions particular to expository essay writing, including the use of a clear thesis, effective paragraphing, and an organizational pattern, including effective transitions, that develops an idea over the course of an essay rather than simply listing supporting ideas.
3. Demonstrate an ability to use language that clearly conveys meaning to readers and contains few errors; an ability to ethically and accurately use MLA format to cite and document sources.