In the short story “Gryphon” by Charles Baxter Tommy is a usual boy in a very rural community in Five Oaks Michigan. Tommy is a very observant fourth grader who has memorized every tree, barn, and anhydrous ammonia tank. But one day at his elementary school, Five Oaks Elementary, His teacher Mr.Hibler started to cough furiously. The next thing you know Mr.Hibler has to take a sick day, and that means a substitute. Tommy is a little bit disappointed because all of the substitutes are undereducated average teachers. But when Ms. Ferenczi walks into the room tommy immediately realized that Ms. Ferenczi is the cultrary of average. She has a checkered lunch box and blue tinted glasses. Tommy noticed all of those details but one thing that stood
In “Gryphon” by Charles Baxter, Miss Ferenczi provides the narrator, Tommy, with a space for imagination, creativity, and wonder in his otherwise dull life. Miss Ferenczi is a substitute teacher who has the wonder and creativity that Tommy craves. She teaches the class new ideas called substitute facts, and when the kids ask why she’s telling them these random facts she replies, ““Because it’s more interesting that way,” she said, smiling very rapidly behind her blue-tinted glasses. (169).” Her response alone shows she has a fondness for not only knowledge but fun and creativity as well. Her facts like 6 times 11 is 68 and planets control behavior are also indicators of her creativity. Miss Ferenczi is also full of imagination which every young
There are numerous of people who are diagnosis with manic-depressive illness. When a person diagnosis with having manic-depression illness, he or she has no control over his or her feeling. Manic-depressive illness is another name for bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder. When a person is experiencing bipolar disorder he or she has mood swings that changes from manic high to low in a matter of hours, days, or weeks. There is not a known cause for this disorder, but there are factors that influence it such as neurotransmitters, ion activity, brain structure, and genetic factors. In this paper it will provide a parallel drawn between An Unquiet Mind: Memoir of Mood and Madness as it relates to the textbook and provide information pertaining
In the Netflix-based TV show, Friday Night Lights, Tim Riggins is a fullback/running back for the Dillon Panthers of Dillon High School. The show takes place in the fictional small town of Dillon, Texas. This town is all about Friday night and high school football. Each of the football players have unique characteristics and come from diverse backgrounds, that somehow work cohesively, to make a state-championship winning football team. Tim lives with his older brother, Billy. Their parents both left them when they were young. Throughout the series, Tim is portrayed as an alcoholic, even though he’s only 17. Tim constantly is seen buying alcohol at the gas station (no, it’s not legal, but it’s a small town in Texas and he’s on the football team,
Most of us have grown up watching Disney films but never really thought of what they exactly mean to us. Our understanding of what it means to be a Disney princess is probably one of the reasons to what made us subject to the regulation of cultural values. Cinderella and other similar Disney princesses may be recognised as a part of an individual’s childhood but the values and ideas it conveyed can still be reflected in our decisions and behaviour as adults. Many young girls perceive Cinderella as a role model and create expectations and beliefs based on what is portrayed through her unfortunately these expectations are not fulfilled and ends in dissatisfaction. The research paper begins with a brief introduction to Psychoanalytic theory followed by an analysis of the Disney film “Cinderella” which will enable the reader to understand and relate to how the film influences and
In Charlotte Gilman's short story The Yellow Wallpaper, the speaker seems to be suffering from postpartum depression or "temporary nervous depression." (648). Accordingly, her husband makes the decision for her and takes her to a country house because he believes that it would be good for her. The narrator is not allowed to take care of her own child as she was imprisoned in her room where she should do nothing but "rest." In her childhood, the unnamed narrator has had a wild imagination which still haunts her: she admits "I do not sleep," and as a result she becomes restless.(653). Her imagination makes her live in an imagined world of her own and completely detached from reality. The
There are hundreds of works of literature out in the world, many of them are great, and some are not as great. What makes them great is the truth behind them, the true feelings, and what it truly meant to the author. Many great works of literature are influenced by several different things, in the case of “The Metamorphosis”, it was influenced by the life of Franz Kafka, the author, and his real- life experiences. The Freudian concept help explain why “The Metamorphosis” contains symbols and clues that can be used to compare certain relationships throughout Kafka’s life, one being with his father, and the other with woman who entered his life.
Originally from Austria, Sigmund Freud was a trained neurologist who was particularly interested in the human psyche. Over many years, Freud developed a theory to explain human behavior, what we refer to now as “Freudian Psychology.” First, he divided the mind into three levels, and used the analogy of an iceberg to help others understand it. On the surface, Freud identified the Conscious. It is here that most of our decision making and ideas are processed. However, in Freud’s model, this consisted of the “tip of the iceberg” which barely resided above the water. Next, just below the surface, is the Preconscious, which contains all of the memories that an individual can retrieve and bring to the conscious. The final part of one’s mind is the Unconscious. Freud’s writings describe this as being a “cauldron” or “reservoir” of all the ideas, thoughts, and feelings that a person has, but does not necessarily know exists. This aspect resides far below the surface, and comparable to an
Serial killing is a kind of macabre art perfected by psychopaths, who are either on a pleasure trip or a trial of revenge, who kills at least three victims one by one in a series of sequential murders, with a form of psychological gratification as the primary motive. There is a deep connection between the actions and the psychology of a serial killer. Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (1981) is a crime thriller and features a serial killer whose cleft lip is the primary factor motivating his murderous behaviour. With particular attention to the image of the mirror, this assignment is concerned with offering a psychoanalytic reading of the novel, through the Lacanian concept of the mirror stage. It also aims to analyse the reasons and motives of the serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the light of psychological theories like psychoanalysis and behavioural theory.
Motivation could be defined as factors that stimulate people to act well on a certain topic. Moreover, it is crucial to know what motivates whom, because every individual has certain factors that act to motivate them which differ from everyone else. Some employees could be extroverts so working on team projects or in groups could motivate them because they have the team spirit. On the other hand, some other employees would be motivated by the idea of change and making a difference. This case study is presenting Enterprise-rent-a car; while the main concern of the topic is motivation. Enterprise-rent-a car is an enterprise providing service which is renting cars. In 1957, Jack Taylor started the enterprise in ST. Louis U.S. in a car dealership’s basement. Nowadays, the company owns over 750,000 cars in service all over the globe. The international operations of the enterprise main concern are providing a well suited and trustable service at an acceptable price; moreover, customers will use the service over and over again. The enterprise’s competitive advantage is their excellent customer service which requires “highly motivated staff” in order all of tasks required to provide the service with high quality. The enterprise has its own culture which
The world in which the majority of people live in today is one that is imbued with greed, selfishness, and lust for power. Such things are not new concepts, but in modern society are now being presented in new mediums. Looking back on the society that Griffy the Cooper would have lived in, it is rational to have defended one’s own mind from the vast realm of unknown possibilities by building a mental structure to protect one’s thoughts from such things. To compliment Griffy the Cooper, the students in The Secret History display this suggestion in a more modern sense, as they all either create a mechanism to shield themselves from the reality that surrounds them, or they embrace the freedom of possibility that accompanies the true reality
The theory dictates that people must reach each level of need to go to the next one. The first level is physiological needs, or the basic needs of survival such as, food, water, air, and shelter. The second level is safety and security of several forms. So, theoretically humans would need food and water before they could feel any level of security. Additionally, the third level is the feeling of belongingness and love that humans desire. Those who are missing this level could fall victim to several dangerous behaviors. Next, the fourth level focuses on esteem and having other people’s respect. Finally, the last level is self-actualization (Taormina & Gao 156). Self-actualization refers to fulfilling ones goals and improving oneself to reach a point of happiness (Textbook 44). Thus, the main ideas of Maslow’s theory are commonly placed into a pyramid to represent the reaching of each
In this assignment, I will reflect on my two practical days in the ward. We were assigned to experience certain wards and had to complete a set of objectives. It was important to work hand in hand with the nursing students and qualified nurses in order to understand what the processes are regarding the patients outside of the Radiography department. I will explain how these patients’ needs will be met when they arrive in the Radiography department. Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs and the four principles of Ethics are also evident in this assignment.
The brand name of the Starbuck is popular are no longer depending on the quality of the coffee only, but also the customer service. A study shown that the turnover rate of employee at Starbuck was 65% which compare to the other national chain retailer with the average range of 150% to 400%. This indicates that Starbuck have a good work environment that allows them to retain employees and emphasized in term of the employee motivation.
representations of the exterior world as a physical, historical, site of experience. Also, time is considered as well and became psychological not the historical time of realism.