For my final paper I am currently, stressing currently, thinking about discussing how in The Year of The Flood and Dawn there is no mention of a structured governing body. In the places of government there is corporations (TYOTF) and the Oankali species (Dawn). In TYOFT the corporations run and own everything. In Dawn there is the constant denial of any superior race or group, but the Oankali take the leadership role and are looked up too by the rest of the ‘people’ on the ship. What I want to focus on is the plausible future we can have that could possibly resemble the worlds in these books. In my last paper I discussed how neo-liberalism (private corporations owning the vast majority of resources etc.) that surfaces in TYOTF can happen to our current society. Now I want to tie in how in Dawn the one group, race, can run and control everything that happens in their world. Both of these novel’s ‘governments’ can resemble ours now or if not our ‘government’ in the future.
I am still in the thinking/processing stage of coming up with my topic, but because neo-liberalism has been such a big topic in another class I am taking this semester I cant stop seeing it and its influence on our society in the novels we are reading in class. This paper I just want to analyze both novels and compare and contrast them to show how our current society could potentially end up similar to those. (Maybe not being taken over by aliens just yet)
I’m completely open to any of your comments!
Beck Wise on Essay 3 Possible Outline: Mode… Beck Wise on Marked/Unmarked Beck Wise on Dawn and Hierarchies Beck Wise on Essay Ideas – Dawn julietarico on Dawn and Hierarchies
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