Thursday, August 03, 2006

Prompt 1A

Here’s what I have so far… feel free to leave me comments!

- Using J.L Austin’s speech act theory, I will illustrate how D-503’s preoccupations and values are reflections of the society One State.. like his obessession with math and accuracy and personality..
- Illustrate why the values of One State are not good for the people by pointing out what people’s desires and values are....
- Illustrate how on the surface level, the One State is a satire of the perfectly ordered, systematic kind of society.
- link how We and the futuristic society of One State is actually a satire of the Russian government.
- Explain what are the possible reactions and responses of the All-Russian Writers Union and the international community


Blogger RyanG said...

It seems to me that you are going to have to mabye make some big claims in regards to what people desire. You might be thinking more worldly desires, things that everyone wants.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Lamar said...

Your claim that the One State is not good for the people is debatable. Make sure you back up this claim with significant evidence, and show both sides of the argument. Also, Austin's speech act theory deals with intended actions of an argument and that argument's perceived meaning by the audience. I'm not sure how you're going to link that with D-503's preoccupations and values. (Maybe his intended message?)

12:36 PM  

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