For someone to make a good decision they need to look at the choices from multiple objective positions. Therefore, if we are blinded by the government to relevant perspectives, we are in turn blinded to important options, which leads us to make bad decisions. This is portrayed very well in Fahrenheit 451 by George Orwell as one of the main plot points of the book is the destruction of books and other thought provoking medias. Through the systematic destruction of these medias many important perspectives have been removed from the American population turning a lot of them into thoughtless beings. With these perspectives removed the general populace of American have been making poor decisions, leading them to miserable almost meaningless lives.
Keomany Luangsongkham Professor Brownell ENGWR 50 22 January 2018 Summary of Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” In “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott talks about how a writer's life is not as wonderful as it seems when they write their stories. The first draft you write will always be bad ideas because it is being put together without caring if it makes sense or not. Writing is not as easy as it seems even for good writers who have written books before or have been writing for a long time because it takes time to form a story or even write a sentence as well as perfect it. Even a motivated writer who motivates themselves to write will not help. Writers who have written for a long time and who are good at writing and the spoken language
In Frank L. Choffi’s Argumentation in a Culture of Discord, he explains that the media’s poor portrayal of arguments and debates create a misunderstanding of what most students view as writing argumentatively in an analytical essay. Also, the common five paragraph essay further misguides students that are attempting to organize their argumentative college paper in a structured style after the five paragraph paper. Choffi proves that the media illustrates arguments as simply a passionate discord that forces one to chose a single side of the argument and only agree with that side. Inaccurate and elementary, the media 's overly simplified formula of arguing leads to a false sense of instant gratification in writing a paper. Although Choffi’s
Another statement about classrooms is they are “outdated”- as Johnson calls it. President Johnson says, “classrooms are overcrowded and curricula are outdated. Most of our qualified teachers are underpaid, and many of our paid teachers are unqualified,” to continue his argument that classrooms should alter more than just learning, but an excitement and place of freedom for children. Johnson goes on with his last concern that there is more involvement in the process of progress in classrooms. President
Due to their interaction with drugs and alcohol, they become engaged in irrational activities, causing them to become juvenile delinquents. The novel enhances that hair is a big part of a greasers’ overall ‘look’ as a person, so lack of the right hair might make someone have lower self-esteem. “ ‘Kid, I swear it don’t look like you with your hair all cut off. It used to look tuff. You and soda had the coolest-lookin’ hair in town.’” (page 73, paragraph six) Moreover, hair is a social necessity to fit in, when a Greasers’ hair is cut, it makes their self-esteem lower, possibly causing them to create delinquent acts.
The First World War not only destroyed the traditional value of American society, but also created many young writers who were called “The Lost Generation”. Among them, some had experienced the First World War and felt tired of it; some became aware of the war indirectly and might have the illusion of the postwar society with disappointed and pessimistic emotions. The sameness of their work was to reflect the lost feeling and emotion in the postwar society of America. Among them, the most attractive are Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I will introduce the background at that time and compare the difference between these two novels.
They are unwilling to follow standards set by society, and make damaging conscious decisions such as using drugs or committing crimes. Rutger Bregman of “The Correspondent” illustrates more valid examples about the lower class, stating how they are usually the last to sign up for money management training and “when responding to job ads, the poor often write the worst applications and show up at interviews in the least professional attire” (Bregman 1). Although this might be true, the impacting cognitive effects from an impoverished upbringing can explain these behaviors. For the lower class, resting is a luxury and they are often exhausted by how much they have to work in order to pay the bills. The Atlantic states how “poverty 's stress interferes with our ability to make good decisions... because the short-term needs are so great and the long-term gains so implausible” (Thompson 1).
The current grading system in the United States is very flawed. The teachers have to assign a letter to an individual, which could make that person feel inferior to someone who got an A instead of their B- or C. Due to this competitiveness, there has been an increase in stress in students, but this issue could possibly be solved if the student were assigned a pass or fail instead of a letter. If the grading system was modified, there would be a decrease in stress among students, grading would be easier on teachers, and it would replace an antiquated form of grading. The alphabetical grading scale has been in use since 1883; however, schooling has changed so much since then. Schools are no longer just a house that can sit ten children and the
Montag's character has changed drastically over the 3 parts of Fahrenheit 451. In the beginning, Montag was boring and unhappy. By the end of the book, Montag is not really happy but he thinks more, talks to more people and is still reading books. He realizes that he was not happy at all living in this society. Now he can make a new and improved society to fit his wants and desires for other people, as well as
From his left hand dangled Piggy 's broken glasses.” Another instance that demonstrates this is on Pg (insert Pg No here) where the book states that " This means that Jack has slowly started to lose his civilized means as a civilized person would have asked for the glasses and not stolen them aggressively as Jack had. Therefore, Jack is converting faster because of his use of aggression to achieve his personal