This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination. The Jews had to go through terrible things. For example, Elie “didn’t know that this was the moment in time
9/12/2016 Abdulaziz ENG -100 Assignment No.1 Kate Brennan In “Slip-Sliding Away, Down the Ethical Slope,” by Robert J. Sternberg, the author is concerned about a real problem that begins to spread within the whole society, which, in his words “goes much deeper than the occasional incident”. In fact, it is okay for cheaters to cheat, but they do not want to be caught. He starts off by giving two examples for two types of cheating. First, copying the work of someone else and getting exam answers beforehand. He considers it to be a serious unethical behavior, whereas many students either do not see anything wrong with it or if they do, they feel it is minor and there is no need to pay attention.
Contemporary American society no longer seeks answers to these questions as moral relativism destroyed the existence of an answer. This is the beginning of Bloom’s analysis and the conclusions drawn from it are important stern indictments of American society. While Bloom does create a memorable and condemning critique of American society, some of the conclusions are not strongly connected to moral relativism. Bloom begins by stating that almost all university students he has encountered are moral relativists (Bloom 25). These students are not willing to rank cultural norms, believe that different cultures are equal and above judgment.
Throughout the novella Anthem the society disregards citizens having thoughts of their own. Prometheus, who has always been a free thinker, has always felt out of place in this society. As the novel progresses Prometheus comes to appreciate his trait of independent thinking. At the ending of the novella Prometheus comes to understand that what society sees as unethical is actually a valuable trait to have. Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98).
Butler use very different methods to establish the same principle: slavery is fundamentally wrong. In The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Twain mocks the white perspective of slavery through his narrator, Huck; this contrasts how Butler utilisez Dana’s own opinions in Kindred to highlight the absolute savagery of a slave based society. These methods mirror the historical context in which both of these novels were written. Twain uses more covert methods to express his disgust at the hypocrisy, selfishness, and naivete because a publicly abolitionist book would have not garnered the widespread attention of neither publishers or readers. Butler, however, was able to capitalize on the more liberal morals of modern readers to openly preach her abolitionist and pro-equality
Furthermore, The Worst Hard Time influenced my opinions and curiosity about American history, and makes me ask questions like “Why were things like the Dust Bowl swept under the rug even though they are important topics?” and “What other events like the Dust Bowl were not given any attention?” However it did not change my opinion about America since it gave me no sense of nationalism, but it did change my feelings on the American people, how they are determined to pursue their goals and determined not to lose what they already
What characteristic is most important in helping Louie survive? Well, once one reads the excerpt, they can be given a great feeling of being a problem solver, or for short definition, skillful. To be skillful is very similar to being resilient, but it comes more into fact of being related to past experiences and knowing of
Learning about our ancestors is extremely important. There are a couple of reasons as to why our genealogy is very important. The first reason is because it connects us with our past. Think of it as connecting the present to the past. Another reason as to why our genealogy is important is because you learn about your origins; where you came from.
One culture characteristic that surprised me about Russia’s culture was that they are typically guarded and closed until a relationship is formed. For example, they like to take their time to get to know another individual. One thing that I believe that would surprise others about Russian culture is that the American “ok” sign, thumbs up, and sticking your thumb between your index and middle finger while making a fist are all considered rude gestures in Russian culture. I believe that researching these cultures helped confront my stereotypes. This research mainly helped me with confronting my stereotype of the types of governments that run those cultures and I understand that I was incorrect and should not just assume their government.
The immigrants are full of a false hope for success that disillusions the reality of their life. Examples of the consequences of lack of ignorance can be found in other literary works such as Two Sheep by Janet Frame. The overwhelming absence of knowledge in combination with unrealistic hope is the cause of the frequent dilemmas they encounter, and by that definition, can be considered the antagonist of The Jungle. The first situation that delivers the Rudkus family into difficult circumstances transpires before they even enter America. The very decision to leave Lithuania and come to America was fraught with invalid information.