Othello: Good or Bad?

Will it change society in to the light (good side)?

"Don't you remember what Othello said? 'If after every tempest came from such calms, may the winds blow till they have wakened death.'

John "The Savage" said this quote to the Controller. This quote is from Shakespeare's play: Othello. How this quote relates to dystopian society - both in the book and in today's world is that dictators like the Controller and other real life dictators make society miserable by using fake propaganda to make the people like them and they don't want anybody to express how they feel. They want them to be brain-washed, non-emotional robots. The Controller makes the people take soma to make sure they don't feel angry, sad, remorse, etc. What John is trying to say to the Controller is that it is natural to feel angry, depressed and other emotional feelings, because that is the circle of life. The people controlled in the society are not acting like people. I agree with John's statement because people have feelings and it is okay to feel something in your heart, mind and soul.

In Today's Society...

The world we live in today is dystopian in some way like Brave New World because some people do sexting and drugs. In Brave New World, the people take a hallucinate drug called soma. It makes them do crazy things and they don't feel angry nor sad. In reality, some people do marijuana, because it has been legalized in the state of Colorado for medical reasons only. Despite the legalization of the drug, I think it is a stupid idea because it is an illegal drug and people will mostly use it to get high. Last year, a guy named Levy Thamba, ate a marijuana cookie, got high, jumped off a balcony and fell to his death. "The problem, public health officials say, is that nearly all of the regulations associated with the new law focus on growth, sales and public use of the product." ("Student's Death in Colorado Raises Questions on Pot and Health") One person in the article named Rachel Gillette said, " legalization advocates welcomed more research: "It benefits everybody." At the same time, she said, such research should include potential health benefits of marijuana use, including its possible use in treating epilepsy, seizures in children and post-traumatic stress disorder." ("Student's Death in Colorado Raises Questions on Pot and Health") People today are still debating about whether marijuana should be illegal or not. I think it should be illegal. In Brave New World, the adults, kids and teens have sex with anyone because that's what they are programmed/brainwashed what to do by the dystopian government. "In reality, according to an 2011 survey, "One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo", and "The LA teens who had sent racy texts were seven times more likely to be sexually active than those who said they'd never sexted." ("Sexting Again Linked to Risky Sex among Teens") This is the world we live in today. It is dystopian in some way.
Jennifer Lawrence - Hanging Tree (Lyrics)

The Hanging Tree

"The Hanging Tree", which is sung by Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. "The door of the lighthouse was ajar. They pushed it open and walked into a shuttered twilight. Through an archway on the further side of the room they could see the bottom of the staircase that led up to the higher floors. Just under the crown of the arch dangled a pair of feet. 'Mr. Savage!' Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east..." (Chapter 18 of Brave New World) This song is a reference to John "The Savage's" death. He saw strange things happening to the people in a dystopia society, they treated him like an animal and a villain, which he wasn't. John tried to stop the madness of the society, but he couldn't. It was too late to change the people because they were already programmed/brainwashed by the government. To get out of the madness, he kills himself by hanging himself, shocking the whole dystopia society. John is an important character in this story for trying to be heroic and the main protagonist.
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Against GMPs (Genetically Modified Persons)

I think GMPs, which is also known as Cloning, is a very bad idea. It is because it is immoral and can have some bad consequences. Cloning is immoral. God "Jesus Christ" made/created us for a purpose and gave us free will whether to be good or bad. Cloning a person basically programs them to either be only a good person or a bad person. Also, if someone's family or friend memeber died and was cloned, that impact the family or other friend member emotionally. That's because cloning a dead person is really not the real person. There could be worst case scenarios. "The most frightening scenario is the destructive use of genetic engineering. Terrorist groups or armies could develop more powerful biological weaponry. ("Effects of Genetic Engineering") Also, "This may lead to other forms of disease or conditions in humans." ("The Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Engineering in Humans") This is why GMPs should not be allowed and they are a very bad idea.

Works Cited

Works Cited

Deam, Jenny. "Student's Death in Colorado Raises Questions on Pot and Health." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2014. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.

"Effects of Genetic Engineering." Disabled World. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

Huxley, Aldous. "Chapter 18." Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins, n.d. 259. Print.

Pittman, Genevra. "Sexting Again Linked to Risky Sex among Teens." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 17 Sept. 2012. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.

Uppangala, Nidhi. "The Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Engineering in Humans." The Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Engineering in Humans. N.p., 9 June 2010. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.