Dr. Seuss once said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not. ”Dr. Seuss uses this quote in The Lorax and it shows that The Once-Ler didn’t care about the whole environment and he completely ruined it.
I had chosen the book because what I had heard about it made it sound different from anything I had ever read or learned about before. I found the overwhelming presence of rape and prostitution very shocking because I had assumed that this book would be much more innocent, though I probably should have expected to read about young slave girls and even older women being mistreated by powerful men because of the way women were constantly objectified in the book. When Wang Lung and O-lan were starting out with their family, they had to deal with poverty when there was a bad crop season and so they moved down south to find a new life. Later, Wang Lung considers selling his daughter to a wealthy household so that he may move back home. However, he had purchsed O-lan from a similar household and inquired of her experience so he knew what it would be like for his daughter, should he choose to sell her.
Philosophy 224 Monday/Wednesday 10-11:15 WORD COUNT In a small village, deep in the South American jungle of Guyana, two men overlook a massacre of over 900 people. Of these 900 people, about 300 were children. The men stand in silence, but only for a moment, they are philosophers… HUME: “This is truly astonishing… There is no way that Jim Jones could have been a prophet…”
Before Buddhism’s rise to popularity, Han China focused on distinctive practices, such as the Confucian way. This raises the question, how did Buddhism affect the role of women in China after the popularity of the Confucian practices in the Han Dynasty? Ban Zhao’s Lessons for a Woman explain how based on the Confucian doctrines, a woman’s fundamental duty was to serve others by putting others before herself, and this is observed even from their birth, all the way to their duties as a wife. In contrast, Buddhism, would change women’s role positively because they were regarded as equals to men, and they had agency, as illustrated in the Buddhist Doctrines and Practices by Wei Shou et al. However, some scholars may argue that Buddhism did not
If You Have Faith, You will Have Everything Life isn’t always what it seems because at the end of every day and the beginning of every morning you have no idea what might happen, which in turn is why someone should never give up and always have faith. The very essence of faith is uncertainty. Mark Watney, a fictional character in Andy Weir’s novel The Martian can be viewed as a fundamental existentialist based on his experiences on Mars. His situation looks absolutely hopeless, but Watney doesn’t stop working and always be optimistic.
The author situates this general gist during the course of the framework of traditional Chinese Culture. . Wang Lung, a farmer, has an intimate relationship with the earth because he produces his own harvest through his own manual labor. In contrast, the local Hwang family is alienated from the earth because of their wealth, and harvests are produced by hired labor. Wang Lung’s worship for nature is responsible for his kindness, as well as for his successful farming season, and that the immoral wasteful ways of the wealthy are due to their estrangement from the land. A very special part of the theme, shows that human success is temporary, as the earth sustains forever.
While women were viewed as inferior beings to men throughout their life, Chinese women influenced society by bearing children to make them become strong, respectful Chinese
In The Good Earth, Lung’s sons stray from the family’s traditions and customs. This could be perceived as positive or negative. The sons’ being disrespectful to elders would be negative. It could be considered a weakness to not have a deep connection with the earth but, it could also be considered wise not to rely too much on the earth for all of one 's needs. Religion not being practiced could also be contemplated as favorable or unfavorable.
At the beginning of the novel, Wang-Lung was a destitute farmer who faithfully upheld these traditional beliefs. Additionally, he believed in the concept of honesty and diligence. As a result, he eventually became a prosperous man who owned more land than anyone else in the area. This was truly achieved through arduous, honest work. In The Good Earth hard work and virtue are rewarded, while idleness and vice are not.
Regardless of social class or wealth, rich or poor, women in the 1930’s China were always inferior to men. Women were treated more like objects and possessions rather than humans, when it came to marriage. Women had no say in almost anything, they couldn’t object or disapprove a marriage they were matched in, most were treated with little or no respect from their husbands, the ones that were treated with respect were a rare bunch. Even women from the highest class, had once been treated as mere servants to their needy husbands, only to do nothing but obey, in the name of honor, luck, wealth, and reputation for their families.
The third example “Husband and wife were originally birds in the same forest. When destiny determines each flies away” (p.36), Mei is saying Saoqiao is heartbroken and regretful, and even tried to commit suicide after her divorce. These three example conclude Menglong’s languages is hackneyed and low in literary because it quotes a set phrase dismissive of the true emotion between Xingge and Sanqiao. Feng Menglong’s content and method of his edification are different from traditional morality and Neo-Confucian ethics, but I’m still thinking, “The pearl Shirt Reecountered” is an interesting chapter to read because it is different from other books.