Flatland Project “His every movement is jealousy watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend..” This quote is referring to how the irregular figures are treated in flatland. This reminded me of how the lepers were treated in the Bible. Leviticus 13:45-46 - And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. All the days where in the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be. These verses are saying that lepers were to be isolated and outcasted.
Over the course of the Unites States extended involvement in the Vietnam war, nearly 60,000 American lives were lost with 350,000 casualties. The war wreaked havoc on the soldiers who served and their families. Approximately 830,000 soldiers suffered from PTSD, and of them, 480,000 were so affected they were considered disabled. At home, this war became very unpopular quickly, and strikes, anti-war demonstrations, and rallies became very common. Lyndon Johnson faced harsh chants concerning his policies and the war, and the American people became increasingly less optimistic, as the pace of the war was controlled by the North Vietnamese.
This passage summarizes how Winston lives in a world completely being watched 24/7 where he has no freedom to do nearly anything, and everything that he wants to do is considered a crime. One of the most serious crimes in this world is thoughtcrime, and this passage talks about the dangers of him getting the diary and writing down everything that he has stored up in his mind, and how this act is committing a serious crime. This passage really helped me understand the basis of this society, and how hard it would be to live this way. I always need someone to or something with to vent about anything going on in my life that I just can’t keep inside. It is so hard to live with something inside of you that only you know, and it always is such a relief when you can get it off of your shoulders and be able to talk to others about what is going on.
Not safe anywhere, even in your own thoughts. For Winston and most other citizens in George Orwell’s 1984, this was a sad reality. Censorship has been displayed throughout the novel tremendously, from telescreens watching the public to the police tracking the thoughts of citizens. Censorship is displayed everywhere in different ways; every society is affected by it in one way or another. It is used today in many forms, from schools censoring what students view on laptops, restrictions on what can and cannot be shown on television and privacy when it comes to social media.
Not only were they physically and psychologically damaged, their new lives in the trenches were horrific, and after the war, veterans returned home unemployed. To begin with, the battle had put so much stress on those fighting in the war; many were not able to return to who they once were. Wounds were battle scars that the soldiers forever carried, and many who could no longer handle the memories of warfare broke down and were taken over by shell shock. William Halse Rivers, a neurologist who treated officers during World War One, states, “I hope to show that many of the most distressing symptoms from which the subject of war neurosis suffer, are not necessarily the result of the strain and shock to which they have been exposed, but are also due to an attempt to banish the mind distressing memories of warfare.” Shell shock and other damages were the results of the battle. The lives of others were traded for Canada’s successes, hence why the victories of the war were not worth the prices paid.
Garvey’s poem “Tampons” is a social commentary that depicts the disconnection between those on the battlefield and those at home. Without mentioning tampons, Garvey uses a first-person speaker, presents both the situation and setting within the first two lines, and employs imagery to allow readers to gain a realization of the facts of the war in Iraq. Overall, Garvey’s poem does present an understanding of the war with
The quarters must be fully protected from dampness, sufficiently heated and lighted.” The convention also required a similar environment for internees in the Article13. Environment and condition of the internment camps were captured and recorded as images and texts in many places. Families regardless of the member size were assigned in a small space; in addition, bath and dining facilities were shared, which created a high incident of diseases spreading and food poisoning. Furthermore, the rooms for each families were not well constructed; sands blew into the room from holes and cracks on the wall constantly, and there is no protection to keep away extreme cold and hot weather in the deserted place. These living conditions showed the U.S. government violated the Convention and did not provide minimum standard of living to the internees in the internment
McCarthyism had a multitude of reasons as to why it turned many Americans against each other after WWII. Within the article, “A Decade of Fear” by Sam Robert, the events leading up to McCarthyism, and events after, are thoroughly explained to showcase the effects on civilization in America. In Robert’s view, “...many Americans were inclined to believe the worst, even without evidence” (9). Joseph McCarthy scared Americans by claiming he knew of 205 Communists working in the State Department after WWII. Later on, he had reported that he only knew of 57 Communists instead of 205, but never publicly released any evidence to back up his claim.
It has now been a quarter of a century, and yet the images and heartache that still evolve when the words "Tuskegee Syphilis Study" are brought up, still haunts people around the world and touches upon many professionals such as social workers, medical examiners, and so forth. Sometimes people hear about this disgusting human experiment in a highly visible way directed to the entire country as an example of what we as a country and people, in general, should not do. This occurred when the study first made national news in 1972, when President Clinton offered a formal apology, or when Hollywood actors star in a fictionalized television movie of the story. On the other hand the audience may become fainter: kept alive only by memories and stories told in the African American community, in queries that circulate over the world wide web and radio talk shows, or even in courses such as this one being taught by social workers, historians, sociologists, or bioethicists. This is neither the first nor the last unethical human experiment done under the human study for the medical purposes umbrella, basically stating it is ok to sacrifice a few people in the name of medical research.
Living a life fulfilled with happiness, safety, compassion, family, and health is what many people are deprived of. In many third world countries, the government is being overruled by its people, raids take on an innate factor, and civilians are bereaved of basic necessities. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah, is about a boy who is thrust into a life based on war, blood, and death. Beah provides the audience to comprehend the type of effects war has: his conflicts with civilians and the rebels, imagery of necrosis through diction and figurative language, as well as the theme: the effects of war. A Long Way Gone is a story that captivates the audience through the elements of character, imagery, and theme to not only