Also, I like how this book points out that the most uncommon people are the most successful. Barker refers to uncommon people as "Hopeful Monsters" which are individuals who deviates radically from the norm in a population because of a genetic mutation that confers a potentially adaptive advantage. For example the book mention Michael Phelps as a hopeful monster. His upper body is too long, legs to short, hands and feet to big, and he has gangly arms. In fact, he doesn’t seem designed to move well on land at all, but Phelps’s collection of odd traits makes him uniquely suited to being an awesome U.S. Olympic swimmer who has won the most awards than any swimmer has won in the world.
The color of one’s skin determined who was guilty and who was innocent. The Ewell’s were lucky enough they were white because the color of their skin was the only reason their words were able to overrule Robinson’s. Although Tom is the innocent one, there was no way of his side winning, even having one of the best lawyers, Atticus Finch. This creates an illusion because even though Atticus seemed he was going to win, with his strong points made in the courtroom, the Ewell’s were still stronger for the color of their skin. Atticus seemed to have had a lot of power because he was known as a great lawyer but even he knows there was no way of him winning the case.
In the past, Band-Aids have been primarily used on and directed towards children based on their many commercials and advertisements featuring a bruised toddler or a bleeding child. With this ad depicting the manliest person on earth, The Incredible Hulk, Band-Aid is promoting that all humans can flaunt their Band-Aids, even grown men who deem themselves to be “too masculine for Band-Aids”. According to the ad the strongest of men and women can wear Band-Aids because there is no one stronger than The hulk and he is wearing one. It is throwing ego out of the way and noting that anyone can wear their flexible fabric with
As I’ve already stated, this is a “Marvel Movie”. And that in itself is either really good or really bad. In this case, it’s not the latter. It actually depends on the kind of person you are, though. If you don’t like superheroes (The most popular film genre), ideas taken from Star Wars and Indiana Jones (some of the most memorable and most profitable film series of all time), and Marvel (one of the most profitable companies in the world) then I’m going to have to tell you otherwise.
Atticus Finch was selected as the greatest movie hero by the American Film Institute ahead of many characters whom we more often recognize as “traditional” heroes because in the movie he was one of the few white people that supported blacks. Back then, many people didn’t treat black people well and since, Atticus stood up for Tom, a black man he is known to be a hero even though he didn’t win the case. He was selected amongst many characters because he did a brave thing….Atticus Finch is heroic because he didn’t care what other people thought about him and he defended a black man, named Tom for being accused of hurting a girl. Atticus knew he didn’t have much chance of winning the case because the jury was white, but he still tried to help
For it to be a complete guide to success, it has to take into account all the different types of people there are in the world. An “outlier” is not just some renowned successful white man; an outlier could be anyone out there in the world who is so unique and accomplished that they make people wonder and become inspired. To Gladwell who may have paid homage to his grandmother and mother in the epilogue, and to Gladwell, who came from such a rich heritage of colored ancestors, his book ironically shows otherwise. In the ever changing and ever more acceptable world of today, his book is stuck in the white and male-dominated past. In the world where more women, non-white, and people of the LGBTQQ community are rising to the top of the ladder to become equal with white men, his book is just the viewpoint of one side of the
Pete is depicted as a “bronzed and tall” actor, with “teeth gleaming white as his shirt cuff.” Now, given the fact Harry is responsible for all of Pete’s success, yet only Pete is acknowledged while he is ignored, implies that it is only through having Pete’s appearance can one get acknowledgement from these people. Similarly, as Knight argues, an individual, regardless of his personality and talents, can only obtain acknowledgement from society if and only if he satisfies their arbitrary ideals, including their concept of what an ideal man should look
When I watch superhero movies, I only think of male superheroes, as there are many of them. But then again, there are Wonder Woman, Cat Woman and Black Widow, who are heroes and are also women. All of these heroes exhibit the attribute of independence and courage. Argument 1 The attribute of independence can identify both men and women who are heroes. Argument 2 Similarly, the attribute of courage can define the hero regardless the gender.
The most significant injustice which the narrator is blind to is the social inequality between white and black people. 1. Dazzled by the tantalizing yet superficial promise of success and power, the narrator passively accepts white superiority in order to curry favor with them. a. He is so absorbed with “flatter[ing] rich white folks” (38) that he fails to question why he must act subservient in the first place b.
They are very smart scientists and focus more on their careers than their femininity. Everyone’s sexual orientation on the show is heterosexual. The main stereotype that is used on the show is all the males fit into a nerd or geek category. In the first few seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Penny’s character fit into the slutty dumb blonde stereotype, until her character grew out of it. One trope that is used in the show is the comparison of Penny’s femininity to Leonard’s lack of masculinity.