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  • Technological Ingenuity Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • Geography and Science: Fact or Fiction Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • Exploring French History Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • 10 Devastating Dystopias | Britannica.com
    practices as well as to suffer from the fatal effects of a pain relieving happiness creating drug called soma What ensues is an unadulterated tragedy in which the novel s author deftly displays the toll of ubiquitous conformity on the human feeling spirit 6 Atlas Shrugged 1957 by Ayn Rand Ayn Rand in her magnum opus Atlas Shrugged creates a dystopia in the not so distant future where collective governing ruled by overly bureaucratic and outright corrupt moochers has led the United States to the brink of economic collapse Rand s protagonist Dagny Taggart a prodigious railroad tycoon and her business are continually thwarted by government regulations leaving her to choose between endlessly battling alone the rampant corruption in order to keep her business alive or abandoning the company that she has worked tirelessly for since she was of age and joining Galt s Gulch a secretive utopia where all productive and creative members of society namely scientists artists and industrialists fled so that they could create a world in which rationality and self determination reign supreme Thus this dystopian novel has become celebrated by Rand followers as being the mouthpiece for Objectivism Rand s personal philosophy 5 A Clockwork Orange 1962 by Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange known for its unrelenting depictions of ultra violence in a futuristic dystopia where incorrigible gangs of youths threaten the mind numbing monotony of the state ruled society is relayed to readers through a violent youth named Alex who employs an idiolect derived from English American and Russian slang Burgess follows his antihero as he along with his droogs commits desultory acts of violence against normal citizens culminating in a savage beating that turns fatal after which Alex is abandoned by his subordinates to be charged for the murder of an old lady He is then confined by police and subjected to state sponsored intensive psychotherapy in which he is drugged and forced to watch heinous acts of violence until he is no longer his former aberrant self In this unique dystopian universe Burgess is able to masterfully display contradictions formed from the opposing minds of human nature from its perfectibility to its outright depravity and the extreme political systems upon which they are based 4 The Handmaid s Tale 1985 by Margaret Atwood Between the Covers Rare Books Inc Merchantville N J In The Handmaid s Tale Margaret Atwood envisions a future theocratic American country in which women are categorized in a hierarchy as wives servants breeders and so on The story is framed as a handwritten account of a handmaid breeder whose sole purpose in life is to supply babies for infertile wives who are higher in the social hierarchy As Offred the narrator s given name in the new regime becomes useful through the capabilities of her body she becomes repulsed by herself and only finds relief in memories of her life friends and family before the theocratic ruling began The Handmaid s Tale serves as a powerful feminist text

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  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird | Britannica.com
    woman and a blackbird Are one The philosophy of oneness unity creation and procreation bird and egg 9 Nature Notes I do not know which to prefer The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendoes The blackbird whistling Or just after The incomparable Derwent May captured joy in his quiet column Nature Notes for The Times of London In fact many nature writers seem to have a gift for acute reportage Even the writers about birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology wax poetic about the red winged blackbird s song The male Red winged Blackbird s conk la ree is a classic sound of wetlands across the continent The one second song starts with an abrupt note that turns into a musical trill Males often sing from a high perch while leaning forward drooping their wings spreading their tail feathers and fluffing their bright shoulder patches to show them off Females give a very different song in response to a singing male a series of three to five short chit or check notes 8 Soul cakes James Stilwell Icicles filled the long window Withbarbaric glass The shadow of the blackbird Crossed it to and fro Themood Traced in the shadow An indecipherable cause The dead of winter brings on shivers of chill and if the light is just right the creepy Who is that tapping at the window Funny how some slight movement detected in your peripheral vision can give you a start and bring to mind all the eerie stories you ve ever heard 7 Golden birds Encyclop dia Britannica Inc O thin men of Haddam Why do you imaginegolden birds Do you not see how the blackbird Walks around the feet Ofthe women about you You miss what is in front of you when your thoughts are elsewhere The everyday the ordinary the routine is made new and quite other when you simply perceive what is in front of you 6 Avian consciousness Tony Heald Nature Picture Library I know noble accents And lucid inescapable rhythms But I know too That the blackbird is involved In what I know In the springtime you can watch the birds plucking grasses from the experimental patches in the botanic garden They do this to carry out their lot in life to do what it is they do If you re lucky you can see them using confetti from a spent popper for the same purpose They do that and we do something else but both are the same It is Margaret you mourn for 5 Flight Encyclop dia Britannica Inc When the blackbird flew out of sight It marked the edge Of one of many circles Another specialization of birds an essence of bird is the feather 4 OH Michael Woodruff Shutterstock com At the sight of blackbirds Flying in a green light Even the bawds of euphony Would cry out sharply A black bird known as a crow would surely alarm the bawds of cacophony 3 Shadows W

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  • Ready, Set, Know! Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • William and Catherine Quiz | Britannica.com
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  • Clowning Around Quiz | Britannica.com
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