Introduction Cost-benefit analysis has been a prolonged topic of debate since its introduction by Gary Becker. Becker tried to explain each and every action by human beings using his analysis. However, oppositions to this standpoint arrived immediately. Therefore, we can say that it became a battle of giants with respected intellectuals on each side (Sen 2000, 931). Since this debate cannot be settled even by some great intellectuals, my intentions in writing this paper is nowhere near providing an answer to the reader regarding who the winner is.
To be sure, there are some weaknesses in the book. The book is a collection of ideas that the author had jotted down so, the contain in the book are not related to each other which make difficult for the reader to grasp what the author want to say. There is no proper beginning and proper ending in the book which makes the book a bit incomplete. Nevertheless the book provides a valuable and absorbing window into aging. Although, the author discusses more about dependence, disability, loneliness, ageism, it is the thing most of the old people face.
In my notes, I wrote of the disappointment and hurt I felt due to, in my opinion, the poor response time. I do not usually feel this way and I know people are not attached for to their phones, so why did I expect a response so quickly? Taking into consideration my brother’s odd response and my parents messages, I realized I code-shifted out of the group discourse. This message would be acceptable in a group-chat with my friends, although, it does not belong in the “fam” group-chat, which accounts for quick informational messages, and certainly not for small talk.
Reading an endless passage of texts allows the readers to give up for many reasons from not being engaged or being convinced of the beneficial aspect of the text is due to the lack of good writing. The definition of “good writing” can confuse people by being too broad. My belief of good writing is writing that compels an audience to feel interested, motivated, or deeply connected through the composed text. The article “To The Youth Athlete I was, And The Adult Athlete I’ll Never Be” written by Gina Davis have the qualities of good writing which targets a certain Discourse community. A Discourse community is living to a certain role or “identity kit” they upholds themselves with the driven skills, values, and beliefs to their community.
The Crucible Theme and Conflict The Crucible by Arthur Miller is filled with different themes and conflicts. Throughout the book you could pick up many different themes and conflicts, although I found many just one sticks out to me. If you tell the truth, good may come your way. When proctor is being accused and he confesses but the judge needed it in writing also, which he didn’t do.
Throughout the beginning, I could not help but feel bored out of my mind. I found it difficult to focus on what Weisman was preaching and I could barely even understand all the terms he used. He included backstories almost as an introduction to all his reasoning, but I thought them to be pointless and time consuming. I would have prefered him to get straight to the point.
Schafer 's way of making a book enjoyable can be difficult for someone like me to read at times, if not for the amazing details and great historical accounts given about the war. He has a way of making sure the reader could not only read it, but also they could see and hear it in their mind 's eye. That is where a reader can separate a writer that is just writing for money, from a professional writer that loves their
Alive But Not Living A relatively new epidemic is threatening everything we treasure most. Unlike the Black Plague long ago this epidemic very slowly takes its course. Although it’s something that does not kill you, it also does not let you live. Technology is taking away everything we hold dear.
Young people in the 21st Century need to reevaluate their ethics; David McCullough is helping them understand that by explaining that they need to be honest with themselves and their reality. His scathing criticism of them and their culture, philosophies, and ideologies, is justified and insightful; teens in the United States allows special to become a meaningless term, prefers to win instead of achieving, and cares too much about superficial accomplishments instead of internal growth. McCullough makes a point throughout his speech to say that being special is not just given to you; teenagers are not special by default. In the speech, while he is explaining why young people should look forward to more than just being special or different, in
Often known as the Father of American Literature to many educated individuals, Ralph Waldo Emerson in his oration “The American Scholar” brilliantly provides a sublime example of how Emerson earned his title through the appliance of diction, syntax, allusions, and many other rhetorical devices and strategies. Indicated towards his highly educated audience, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Emerson introduces the idea that the common class and common concepts of everyday life are becoming the future of art and literature through purpose, credibility, and tone. As many great writers, Emerson does not simply tell about his idea, but instead uses rhetorical strategies to help show his central point, one such strategy being purpose. Being focused on informing his audience of the coming days, the use of purpose can be