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Archives for July, 2013

The Woman and her Books

What is Bradbury’s intention of portraying this woman? Clearly, this scene has a huge impact on the theme of this book. In my opinion, I would say this is the climax because not only does it show reflections of an individual in that society but also triggers Montag into thinking his career over. For years, […]

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Education’s Association with Society

Having read this book; it’s inevitable that I do not compare and contrast today’s society with Montag’s. What I understand from the whole concept of the plot is that people in that period were really sensitive. They got offended so easily from opinions and even facts that literature, the art of liberal expressions could not […]

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Ignorance=Indulgence=Happiness?

In the period of this book, the majority of the people lived in consumerism. They were addicted to television and highly ignorant, perhaps to the lack of books. Unlike today, books were not abundant back then because they had to be exterminated. This issue was so serious that they had to have ‘firemen’ burning books […]

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Self-interest behaviors

According to the theory of Adam Smith, the world’s famous economist, self-interest is defined as acting in the way that is most personally beneficial. He famously explained that it is possible to achieve the best economic benefit for all even when, and in fact because, individuals tend to act in their own self interest. Economists assert […]

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Make it simple!

 In chapter 5 of the book named The Return of the Economic Naturalist, written by Robert H Frank, who has been teaching introductory economics course for forty years, Frank noticed that many people were disappointed when they know what he did for living. He began asking why, many said something like this: ‘ I studied […]

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The overlooked fact of taxing

The Invisible hand theory of Adam Smith predicts that there will always be some factors which correct the market to its equilibrium without needing the government intervention. But, in fact, the invisible hand doesn’t always work well because in reality, the production and consumption of some goods generate costs (negative externality)  or benefits (positive externality) […]

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Obesity

I feel like you readers might be wondering why did I use this word obesity and you might also think that I’m pretty random…Well, that’s quite understandable because the word obesity is normally used to describe people who are extremely fat. But then this time I’m going to apply Obesity to the spending habits of […]

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An escape from the real world

In this book the characters seriously party hard throughout the first part of the book. From what I have understood party acts as an escape from the real world. Partying is all about the glitz and glamour and the fun as presented in the Great Gatsby. In party people can act out their fantasies e.g. […]

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About Daisy and Myrtle

Daisy’s character represents women as the beauty with so little brain. This portrays a negative representation of women as it conveys that women are shallow, they are not being capable of making money on their own and need men to lead their lives when they can actually do more than that. The reason behind that […]

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The Odd Girl

Clarisse McClellan, what a very unique and interesting character. Clarisse seems to have occupied so little of Montag’s time and yet she seemed to be with Montag every step of the way. Clarisse seems to be the only person who Montag was happy to be around with during the first half of the novel. She […]

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