Monday, 31 March 2008

Term Paper.

After much head-scratching and pondering, after many putting-on-thinking-cap sessions and not-thinking, I (with substantial help from Esmo) have come up with an idea on the Term Paper for Literature And The Other Arts.
I shall focus on the brainwashing in A Clockwork Orange, and draw parallels to brainwashing in other works like 1984, Hirak Rajar Deshe, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Will discuss the whole concept of brainwashing (the famous Pavlov experiment), and then end by discussing the ethics and the morality of brainwashing. (Question: How am I supposed to fit all this in within 3000 words??)
Now comes the most difficult part- WORK!


dreamfloat said...


little boxes said...

hmm sounds interesting.
all the best

Esmo said...

esmo help fishy with term paper(even ...fishy feed esmo chicken..esmo happy!!
esmo has experience with brainwashing..esmo studies in xaviers!!!!!(why why why????)

Esmo said...

little known long term effects of pavlovs experiment...after some time ,whenever the dog started salivating,pavlov would drop whatever it is he was doing,rush frantically to the dog and start ringing the bell!!!!!

Fishy! said...

@ Dreamfloat: :P

@ Little Boxes: Thank you! Will need it.

@ Esmo: Why am I not surprised?

rukmini said...

What Pavlov did in his experiment is known, in Psychological terms, as
"Classical Conditioning". Tai na? We learnt about this in psychology, in class 11.

Fishy! said...

@ Rukmini: Yeah, classical conditioning. You're correct. :P

Esmo said...

what pavlov did in his experiment,in layman terms,is called being very very mean to a poor dog !!!!!!