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Science Fiction

Cathie201 11, October 2013 Science Fiction and Gender Roles Gender has become an epidemic topic that people always talk about in their daily life. Males and females as the two groups of gender, play their own role and undertake the respective responsibility no matter for themselves, families or society all the time. However, because males and females have different gender roles, different responsibilities and, different behaviors, this causes various social issues, the problems of gender roles...

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Science Fiction Essay

 Sci-Fi Formal Essay Quote: "I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." Ray Bradbury Science Fiction is a popular and interesting genre’s to read. It is a genre that helps childhood dreams of living in other worlds come to life, It is known as the literature of ideas because of the concept of imagination used in the stories e.g. time traveling, space travel, alien races, dystopias, utopias etc. It brings us to an imaginative...

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Writing and Science Fiction Writer

about their books or writings. Amy Tan and Isaac Asimov are both writing about something specific about their writings. Amy Tan talks about how her experiences with her mother contributes to her writing and Isaac Asimov analyzes why he is a good science fiction writer and what it takes to be one. In the article Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, Amy writes about what it was like growing up with her mother's limited English. "because when I was growing up, my mother's 'limited' English limited my perception...

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Genre Study - Science Fiction

formation subgenres that include new subversions and transformations of the codes. These deviations later solidify into conventions which science fiction writers use to challenge our assumptions about what it means to be human. Within the variety of forms, Aldous Huxley’s 1931 dystopian novel Brave New World and Karel Capek’s early 20th century science fiction play Rossum’s Universal Robots or R.U.R both project contemporary trends into a dystopian future to warn their world and to promote controversy...

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Science Fiction

typical science fiction story, I find myself completely perplexed. But then again, what is exactly a ‘typical science fiction story’? Because many critics, I believe, would never say that nothing in the body of work of this eccentric writer is ‘typical’. Rather he would show all signs of ‘atypicality’, of eluding any specific genre classifications. But, then again, none of literary critics seem to agree or, rather, agree to disagree on the subject of the definition of term ‘science fiction’. But even...

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The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation

The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation [This essay explores those characteristics of the novel Foundation, which are peculiar to the genre of Science Fiction.] The most fundamental and obvious element of Science Fiction is its dependence on imagined technological advancements. The SF writer exploits the gap between scientific theory and practice to create a world, or at least circumstances, very different from our own...

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Science Fiction

Introduction This is a speech about science fiction. Today I will be talking about two science fiction texts, Avatar and Transformers. I will also be talking about the science fiction genre and what it is. Science Fiction Science fiction is made up of real life science technology, mixed with the world of fiction and make believe. By doing this I feel it brings more excitement to the novel or movie, making it easier to read, or watch, and relate to. We all love the world of make believe, as this...

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Science fiction

Scientifiction: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” Going back to the past or even travelling into the future using time travel to alter one’s present might be a thing in science fiction movies or books today but it is not an impossible thing to do sometime in the future. Ten years or two hundred years who knows but it will be a part of our lives. Scientifiction might be unrealistic in terms of the technology or mythical/supernatural characters used in them but it is not just another...

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Definition of Science Fiction

is science fiction. Many times I have seen a sci-fi movie filed under comedy or drama. That is one of the major things that has led to my love for science fiction, the simple fact that it can be so much more than just science fiction. I would like to present a definition of what science fiction is in this paper. My definition will not be exact, because so many people have a different idea of what counts as sci-fi and, not only that, but we may have found yet another venue for science fiction by the...

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Science Fiction Themes: Family Values Overlooked

There are many themes that exist within any one science fiction story. Religion, technology, aliens and visions of the future tend to be the more of the popular themes but one theme that over looked is that of family values, more specifically gender roles. In many of the stories, there seems to be either similar or lack of family values. In The Jetsons: The Rosie Episode, Anthem by Ayn Reid and "Mimsy were the Borogroves" by Lewis Padget , the idea of family values or enhanced and forgotten at the...

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