James Tiptree

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  • Analysis Of Alice Bradley Sheldon's 'The Girl Who Was Plugged In'

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    Alice Bradley Sheldon, known under her pseudonym James Tiptree Jr., was an important contributor to science fiction literature in the 70’s. In her 1973 work “The Girl Who Was Plugged In” Tiptree examines a futuristic society with superficial obsessions and advanced technologies. In this society, traditional advertisement is forbidden. Companies found loopholes in this ban, using celebrities dubbed “gods” to promote certain products to the crowds with their stardom. They had significant influence

  • Isolation In Sherwood Anderson's Adventure

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    In Sherwood Andersons “Adventure” explores the isolation of Alice Hindman through her overly romanticized idea of love with Ned Currie. Alice devotes herself so completely to Ned Currie making his love her one and only truth. Once Ned physically and emotionally fades out of Alice’s life she clings onto the possibility of his return. Alice becomes so absorbed in the possibility of Ned that she cannot break out of the bubble she has created for her fantasy life. Alice’s obsession with her fantasy involving

  • James Tiptree, Jr., The Author Of The Story “The Women

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    James Tiptree, Jr., the author of the story “The Women Men Don’t See” published in 1973 which means it was written in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The story is about a group of people male and female that are involved in a plane crash in Belize. During the process of survival, the men see the women in a sexual light and engage them in a sexual manner. Then aliens show up and the women leave with the aliens. How would the social construct and cultural context of the 1960s and 1970s affect the

  • Houston, Houston, Do You Read? by James Tiptree

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    In James Tiptree Jr’s short science fiction story “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?”, three men aboard their spaceship accidentally travel into a future solely inhabited by women. From their various interactions with the women on board the Gloria spacecraft, the men quickly discover that they have no place in this futuristic environment and are denied access back to Earth. While this rejection appears tyrannical on the women’s part, it is justifiable as the utopian nature of the female society thrives

  • Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains and James Tiptree Jr.'s The Last Flight of Dr. Ain

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    Ray Bradbury’s "There Will Come Soft Rains" and James Tiptree Jr.'s "The Last Flight of Dr. Ain" - Probable Futures of our World Since the beginning of time mankind has predicted the end of the universe. From early Christians to science fiction authors of the 20th century, each generation has had its own vision of how life on earth will cease to exist. In earlier times though, most apocalyptic ideas consisted of the "hand of God," or God’s figures punishing humankind for its sins and ending

  • The Boston Fbi Field Office Building

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    the rest of the way to her front door. The young woman opened up her door and immediately felt that sense of uneasiness again even though her home was full of light. She could hear the water running in the bathroom and figured that her boyfriend, James, was just taking his usual night shower. She went into the kitchen to get a quick drink of water. As she drank the cool liquid she felt an immense feeling of relief. She advanced toward the bathroom. She walked down the hallway heading towards the

  • New York At The Army Right Now All I Need

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    There the 4 of us were sitting in New York at a bar when an army recruit comes over to us and says “Do you want to make your country a better place?”.Then he says “Join the army right now all I need is your name and home address. Jack and Fred said they had wanted to sign up since kids but were scared. So we all signed the paper and gave him what he needed. We all went home in the city as normal working men that got drunk most nights out the week. After two days of signing up to join the army we

  • Personal Narrative : My Best Friend

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    March 22, 2006, should have been a regular Wednesday for me. Me being in first grade, a regular Wednesday was to wake up at 8 a.m. to my father turning on my lights, and spiritedly but annoyingly singing, “Wake up, wake up!” Wincing at the light and my father's terrible voice, I was always able to wake up in order to shut him up. However, the most memorable part of this day was not during school but rather what happened later that day at home. It was my father’s birthday. My father was turning 33

  • Descriptive Essay On The Curse

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    “The Curse Which Still Lived” It was a depressing and grey afternoon. James had just turned twenty-five, and as adventurous as he was, he anxiously waited for a task. Next thing he knew, he has found himself scrolling on an LED screen which entranced him as if he knew nothing more. There he sat, alone in his dusty old room looking through various websites for interesting locations near him. His fingers stopped with a jerk. A picture of a castle intrigued him as he stared at the blinding screen

  • A Trip To South Carolina Essay

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    We have now begun on our journey to South Carolina. I can’t wait to arrive, though I am worried about the travel there. When we first set out, father spoke with James, Elizabeth, and I. He finally thought it was time to tell us about Lexington and Concord, I don’t think he knows I know so much about it already. Though he told us some things I was not aware of. He said that, even though the colonists lost so many men they still considered the battle a victory. This confused and surprised me, they