Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Jared Diamond exclaimed book Guns Germs and Steel emphasizes that the success of the human race is not related to intelligence but instead the environment. Diamond correlates the advantages the environment plays in essentials deciding the progress that a group of humans have. He goes on and provides numerous examples of how the environment plays a big part in the deciding who the dominant race will be. The overall idea that Diamond is suggesting is conceptually brilliant.
Personification in writing allows the reader to truly connect with the object that the being personified. I conjecture that that is the reason Emerson chose to personify nature throughout his essay. It permitted the reader to truly understand the highlation of their bond with nature. Emerson, in the final paragraph of his long essay expresses that, “Yet it is certain that the power to produce this delight does not reside in nature, but in man, or in harmony of both.” Emerson personifies nature as having the power to create pleasure , similar to a human. In the quote I gathered that Emerson was trying to emphasize that nature has the ability to generate happiness, just like a human being can.
Reuven notices that Danny is very different from whom he had expected him to be. As the son of Reb Saunders, Danny shows many signs of having an intellectual passion, however he admits that studying just the Talmud is not enough and that his school life is quite boring. He feels that the teachers are too afraid of his father to challenge him, thus, he reads many books as a replacement for experiencing the challenges and excitement that he could never achieve at school. Rather than judging Danny by his appearance or position, Reuven uses this opportunity to actually listen to him, as a result, he was able to learn many things about his new friend. Prior to the novel, the same reoccurring theme of friendship seem to play an important role in
Gene frequently tries to balance his academic and social life, but he gets sick of this balancing act when he backlashes at Phineas for interrupting him from his schoolwork, “Okay, we go. We watch little lily-liver Lepellier not jump from a tree, and I ruin my grade”(57). This event shows how Gene takes his academic work seriously and can get annoyed by the constant nagging and distractions by his friends. But Gene is also quite a passive character who tries to mold to his friends ideas and feeling, which can lead Gene to contradict something he has said before. Gene can’t handle the idea of completely blowing off Phineas so he just gives in
He is shaken by their meeting at first but then finds himself considering her ideas about nature and the other fireman, and he begins to think about straying from his society’s ideals. Montag does not fully accept Clarisse at first, saying to her “You think too many things” (9). Montag becomes uneasy because it is the first time his conformist way of thinking and his obedient actions have been challenged. At the end of their first interaction, Clarisse asks whether he is happy or not. After being caught off guard by her question, he hastily responds that he was happy with his life, and afterward thinks that the question was meaningless and silly.
The good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, the good life means to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to provide more than one answers about what makes people live a good life mean. Human beings, since their apparition is often misleading, what it is really mean a good life. We have been seen on the television or magazines that having a good life means being rich or famous when many of them, in reality, are miserable by a problem that wouldn’t affect ordinary people.
However, one must stay true and authentic and understand the desires and needs, in order to attain an adequate living, just like Chris McCandless. In today’s society, self-reliance and non-conformity is an annotation on the tenets that people still value. Some people in today’s world have seemed to forgotten the ability to be content in isolation and individuality. Being true to oneself takes bravery and it compels one to be pensive and unbiased. Like Chris McCandless, he was pensive and unbiased without being thoughtless or impertinent to others.
I thought only lazy people pursued music!” If you aren’t thinking that, you are in the minority. When I tell people that I am a musician, they respond with surprise and disdain. “But you seem so smart!” “You could go so far if you just try!” My AP English Literature teacher actually told me what a “waste” it was that I wanted to teach music. That’s right. A teacher I looked up to sneered at my career
Following your emotions will not help you fulfill the right to your duty. This experience will help me build my character and commitments toward a cause. Loyalty is very rare to find in this new generation. Many people pretend to be loyal and devoted to a cause or an individual, when truly they do not know the definition of