Extroverts can be some of the best people you meet. They have plenty to offer and thrive at the attention of others. However, being introverted can be just as great. In a society where being extroverted is the ideal, it can be very difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues in her Ted Talk, “The Power of Introverts”, that introverts can share many brilliant ideas with the world and should be encouraged and celebrated for who they are. While she utilizes all 3 persuasive appeals, Susan Cain most effectively uses ethos in her TED Talk to persuade her audience to encourage people to allow introverts to thrive.
In Neal Shusterman’s novel Challenger Deep, the protagonist, Caden goes from denial of his mental illness to acceptance. Caden starts off holding a deep distrust in others. He’s constantly suspicious of the majority of the population. Even his own parents are not spared from these thoughts of wariness. Whenever his growing odd behavior is brought to his attention by others, he becomes defensive, angry, and refuses to acknowledge that anything is wrong with him. He hallucinates that the world around him is an adventure out at sea. By the end of the novel he accepts his mental illness, and that he needs help. He comes to the realization that he actually isn't at sea, and instead, he’s in a hospital. Eventually,
In fact, in chapter 4 she touches on the function of the amygdala which serves as the brain’s emotional center as well as the reason children, adolescents and even adults behave the way they do. She also covers many psychological aspects of introversion versus extroversion. In covering topics such as: either’s temperament and personality, reward sensitivity as well as delaying gratification, and cognitive capacity, Cain reveals the nature and difference of introverts as well as their contrast to their extroverted counterparts.
“You remember what you want to forget and you forget what you want to remember,” (McCarthy 12). With most aspects of life, the horrendous moments are the times that no one can erase. This applied to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Towards the end of the novel when the son loses his father proves to be the most indelible moment with the assistance of the feelings experienced during that part. The son encounters a variety of emotions including loneliness, loss and hope. In enduring these complex emotions, this section was the most remarkable part.
Throughout a child 's life, sooner or later they get thrown into the teenage experience which starts their transition from childhood to adulthood. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield is stuck in his childhood and does not want to grow up. He is a very complex character and has an odd way of dealing with his emotions; he doesn 't. When Holden is faced with a problem, instead of facing it and slowly working his way through it, he tries to get rid of it entirely. He does not want to be thrown into the real world and will do anything to not be put in those “adult like situations”. I believe that Holden’s issues arose about the time when his younger brother Allie passed away due to leukemia when he was only eleven. Holden has the choice to either act like an adult or play like a child when he comes across a problem. But not surprisingly, he can’t choose which path to follow, so he stays stuck in the middle. This middle grey area of transitioning from childhood to adulthood for Holden is what is causing his problems and what is making his choices and decisions a lot harder.
“Equus” effectively showcases how past events can negatively affect the present actions, attitudes, and values of a character. Specifically Alan Strang, a suffering teenage boy who must contend with his personal past.
“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives,” stated Alan Sachs. This applies to Chris McCandless who always had to live life to the fullest. Chris McCandless wanted to live a life away from others for many different reasons. He had issues with emotional intimacy with others and himself. He always needed to live the extremes of life. Alex's experiences has affected lots of different people, including me.
This song relates to The Catcher in the Rye because they both have the theme of adaptation and strength. In silence he talks about how he found peace in their violence and how he will always keep getting back up into the fight. ¨ I found peace in your violence Can't tell me there's no point in trying I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long¨ which shows that he's overcoming his previous weakness. and in The Catcher in the Rye Holden is constantly adapting to his new problems and surroundings. ¨ I didn't want to start an argument. "Okay," I said. Then I thought of something, all of a sudden. "Hey, listen," I said. "You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where
Social isolation is a chronic psychological disorder affecting an individual’s relationship with the society. It refers to the complete or limited lack of contact between an individual and the members of the society. Both the Enock Emery and Johnny Bear’s narratives illustrate social isolation as a dominant theme.
Alan Turing: The Enigma is a scientific biography of one of the most brilliant minds in history. Andrew Hodges provides a detailed account of Alan’s life and shows his various contributions to history, mathematics, science etc. It also shows how instead of giving him an exceptional status he was forced to live a horrid life that ultimately led him to commit suicide. Andrew Hodges is a British mathematician, which helped him give a clear insight in Alan Turing’s life and his theories.
The short novel Winter Dreams, helped launch F. Scott Fitzgerald’s career as one of American literature’s well-known novelist and is now transformed into The Great Gatsby.Which first became public to the open, when it was published in the Metropolitan Magazine as one chapter per week. In the two stories Winter Dreams and The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both demonstrate a high demanded society of wealth and social class. Both main characters from each story, known as Dexter and Gatsby are reaching to fit in the high class society to achieve the American Dream. Also known as old money in New York for Gatsby and Minnesota for Dexter. As both characters try to fit in this society to impress the woman
Often times when analyzing literature from past time periods, we are able to use modern theories to gain a better understanding of the underlying feelings and emotions within the text. In the poem The Wanderer, the author uses the bargaining, depressive, and acceptance stages of grief within the Wanderer’s mental thoughts and processes by describing his feelings as an exiled man when using a modern day analysis. Today, we know these five stages of grief from the two theorists Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler. Although there are five stages (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), the wanderer is only experiencing three of those five stages which can be felt in any order and at any time. The wanderer talks of all of his past relationships and how he feels upset that he can no longer see or share life experiences with these individuals. He paints visualizations for the
“Wonder" is a story about August Pullman, a boy with severe facial deformities, riding on the journey to how he settles into the school environment; making new friends, despite the harsh atmosphere and his endurance throughout the typical middle school dramas. Not only does it show his struggles, the self-doubting process but also illustrates the malicious and superficiality of people who vainly judge others based on his physical appearance. Despite the brusque and insensitive comments, he remains full of life. Correspondingly, it teaches the value of kindness, to love everyone, and be inclusive.
After reading Susan Cain’s “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” about introversion, the way in which I viewed not only myself, but the world, would be challenged. As an introvert, I prefer to observation and quietly think instead of vocally expressing myself. I enjoy times of solitude in which I can collect my thoughts, play the piano, practice magic tricks, or read. Growing up, I did not know of introversion, and therefore could not distinguish between what is known as shyness and introversion. I was confused – I believed myself shy because I kept to myself often and enjoyed my alone time, but I equally expressing myself more and acting the opposite when I was around close companions. The quote from Quiet, “Shyness
Extroverts will likely recognize the behavior described in their friends and family, and be reminded that while extroversion certainly has much to offer, so does introversion. This is a book that intends to improve all aspects of life through appreciation of diverse skills and tendencies, a book that simultaneously calls out the flaws in our culture and shows us the way to fix them. This is a book for everyone, loud or