Sunday, 6 February 2011

Agree-Disagree Frankenstein

The key to all emotional healing can be found in nature.
2.     Nature is filled with harsh cruelties.
3.     A person’s priorities should place family before work.
4.     Enjoying life is more important than pursuing fame, glory, and knowledge.
5.     Those born with social and financial advantages have a responsibility for those who are not.
6.     Ignorance is bliss.
7.     The pursuit of knowledge is a volatile quest.
8.     Someone’s ego (over-inflated sense of self-worth or superiority) will cause a tragic fall.
9.     Children learn their behaviors by watching and mimicking adults.
10.  Most people are basically cruel.
11.  Society makes a person whatever he becomes.
12.  The “disenfranchised man,” who finds himself unable to live within society for whatever Agreereason, is someone for whom we should feel sympathy or reverence.
13.  Rejecion and mistreatment can manifest themselves in a person becoming rage-filled.
14.  If a person or an animal is treated with cruelty, he will respond to others in the same way.
15.  Those people we deem “monsters” in today’s society are merely misunderstood.

3) A persons priorities should place family before work. Agree
I disagree with this statement since work is what keeps your family alive and well. When you have a family of four let's say, you need to have a good job to bring food to the table for the entire family, and to have the shelter for the family. If you don't have a job that can do this you can't support your family. If you do not have a family, you can get by on a much easier job, which pays a lot less. It is important to place your family first, no matter what happens. If someone in your family gets into a car wreck, then it is important to be with them, but if you didn't have a job, the person wouldn't have life insurance. I feel that it is important to be there for your family also, but you need to work for the sake of your family. Work in other words is a way to protect your family from the harshness of living on the streets. Work and family tie together to be the two most important parts of your life. Work is like a bunch of pillars supporting your family. So all in all I believe that work should be your main priority at least most of the time.

14) If a person or an animal is treated with cruelty, he will respond to others in the same way.

I agree with this statement since I  have seen very many cases of both animals and humans being mistreated, and in the end doing something far more cruel or with the same cruelty. When an animal is mistreated they tend to become more violent and do the same thing back to whoever hurt them. I've seen many dogs in Greece who have been very violent and have tried to attack people. The reason behind this is that the dog had to fend for itself. Since they had been kicked or punched, they had to fight back to keep themselves safe. Now for a person there is a different story. There have been situations where a kid has been an outcast, and has brought a gun to school and shot many people, because they are not only slightly insane but believe that they were driven to it. There are other situations which are far less harsh including beating up a bully or fighting the people who are mean to you. There are many situations in which a kid has beat up the kid who was bullying him or making fun of him. So in conclusion I agree with this statement.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Perspective Piece

TKAM Perspectives

1) Scout was the protagonist
2) Scout was also the narrator
3) This book held perspective from the view of a child that is not racist, but is telling the story of her life as an adult.

As I sat there listening to Atticus question Tom, I was very interested in his questions. I took a bite out of my cigar and continued to listen. His questions seemed very well prepared as the accuser's attorney seemed very unprepared. It was sad that everyone knew it as I did that Tom was most likely going to lose the case, and be put to death.
"Did you ever, at any time, go on the Ewell property without an express invitation from one of them?" said Atticus.
"No suh, Mr Finch, I never did. I wouldn't do that suh," was Toms answer. As I spit my ground up cigar into the spittoon, I listened as Tom continued further.
"Mr Finch, I was going home as usual that evenin', an' when I passed the Ewell place Miss Mayella were on the porch, like she said she were. It seemed real quiet like, an' I didn't know why. I was studyin' why, just passin' by, when she says for me to come there, and help her a minute." So far it had seemed to be matching Mayella's story. "Well I went inside the fence an' looked around for some kindlin' to work on, but I didn't see none."
I looked around the courtroom to see a bunch of white's and negroes sitting seperatly, and all sweatin'. The courtroom was tense and getting dark when the lights above us turned on.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

TKAM Anticipation guide

2) You can never justify hating someone else.
I disagree with this statement. It is very easy and very possible to justify hating someone. I have had people that I have hated throughout my entire life. There have been other times where I have hated someone for just a day. Usually the reason to hating someone has to do with what has happened between the people in the past. Some people can get into a fight and hate each other for a period of time, and I mean really hate the other persons guts, and then turn out to be good friends a year later. I have hated someone in the past because of how they treated me. They were always mean to me and always made fun of me. It got on my nerves, and I eventually got really mad at that person to the extent of hating him. The reason he did these things to me was because of his manipulation, and what annoyed him was that he could not use it on me. I was impermeable to his tricks and games and he could not get me to do what he wanted me to do. I rued that boy, but now that I haven't seen him in a while I do not anymore. If I were to meet him again, I do not believe that I would hate him nearly as much as I did before, and I can justify why I hated him.

6) If you are truly innocent then you have nothing to fear from a judicial system.
I disagreed with this statement. It can be a terrifying experience to be in a court of law. You can be the most innocent man in the world, and yet you can still be sent to prison because of some lawyer. In a court of law the lawyer is the man that can possibly get you into jail, as the jury will go with which story sounds better most of the time. In the Scottsboro Boys - An American Tragedy, the boys did absolutely nothing to those girls and were all convicted of rape, and were almost put to death. It shows that the system of law can sometimes be wrong, and a lot of the time, it is incorrect. Now there are many times where it is correct, but there are others where it just depends on how people think of you. There have been cases where a man has been convicted of something, and is placed in prison, while the actual convict is let out onto the streets once more. It is very sad that this happens but sometimes the jury just can't tell, and so they go with what the best evidence and story, even though it may not be correct. That documentary shows that it is terrifying to go into a court room, especially in their time period and living in Alabama. It was a depiction of how racism could lead to someone's death.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sasha Short Story

Sash Sashkin lived in Moscow. He had an embarrassing moment where he tripped over a candelabra in Uhov. He then went to the doctors office and saw a person who had been hit by an ambulance. "Oh the irony," he said. He walked into the doctors office and saw a very gaudy smile. After he got a cast from apparently breaking his leg he headed back to Moscow. He was then able to continue his work as an antique seller. Finding the broken candelabra as he searched his dusty shop. It was completely bent and some bits had the paint chipped off. He felt bad since it was his favorite antique in the shop.

- Yianni Woods

I found that one bit from The Destroyers which included imagery, was the dark and kind of broken house. It was still intact, but it was kind of hunched to the side and it just looked broken. It was a very interesting bit of the story, and I thought it was personified quite a bit in the story.