George Berkeley was a famous British Empiricist and in 1713, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, is a famous theory that propose the idealism and immaterialism (Daniel E. Flage). In the dialogues Hylas argues that matters are real and Philonous counter argue that there are no matters, saying that there are no “material substance” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Therefore, Philonous is arguing for Berkeley position and Hylas are people who believe in materialism and against idealism. Berkeley sums up his argument for idealism and immaterialism by using God’s existence as the cause of our sensory ideas. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states that 1) Ideas are manifestly passive, 2)
Seeing The experience of seeing for Annie Dillard (author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek) is not taken for granted. She fully understands the value and depth sight provides. To Dillard, “Seeing is of course very much a matter of verbalization.” She builds on this by saying, “Unless I call my attention to what passes before my eyes, I simply won’t see it.”
In this excerpt from “The Beet Queen”, by Louise Erdrich, Mary and Karl Adare give the impression as diverse characters. The passage explores their retorts to their surroundings in the environment and of their perspectives around them during the time of depression. Erdrich uses literary devices such as tone, imagery combined with juxtaposition, selection of detail, and point of view to convey the impact from the environment. Erdrich expresses, “And then, either to protect himself or to seize the blooms, Karl reached out and tore a branch from the tree.”
Opening The History of Mary Prince, a glimpse of Mary’s early childhood depicts just, humane treatment bringing her joyful satisfaction in her life. For example, Mary describes the wife of her master, Mrs. Williams, as “a kind-hearted good woman, … [who] treated all her slaves well” (pg. 7). Consequently, Mary recalls her willing dutifulness to Mrs. Williams’ directives, where neither fear of mistreatment nor hesitance from violent punishment lead her actions. Additionally, the opening of Mary’s autobiography introduces her relationship with her family, serving as another source of happiness in her early childhood.
It’s scary to think that there are certain things that will reveal itself only when the time comes. Being kept out of the loop, desperately trying to fit all the pieces of the puzzle, only to realize that there’s one piece missing, the last piece needed to construct the whole picture. That’s how Mary Boyne, the character from Edith Wharton’s short story “Afterward”, feels. Her husband suddenly disappears and she’s left alone to try and make sense of everything, only to discover the truth long after; a truth that shattered her reality. She was the one who “sent him to Ned”; she “told him where to go!”
"It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil." () Double Consciousness is an idea that William Edward Burghardt first used in the 1897 article of the quote previously mentioned, The Atlantic. Double Consciousness describes the individual sensation of feeling as though your identity is divided into several parts, making it difficult or impossible to have one unified identity.()W.E.B Dubois’s perspective on double consciousness relates to African-Americans. Dubois believed that White Americans have one standpoint of African Americans. On the contrary, we as African Americans have our own society, but we have to deal
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, sleep is used in every act, in both literal and figurative forms. Shakespeare had a tendency to use sleep in a figurative manner more often than his use of literal sleep. These examples can all illustrate the way sleep is discussed regarding the timeline of King Duncan’s life; before his death, during his death, and after his death when Macbeth becomes king. In scene 1 of act 2, Lady Macbeth discusses her plans to murder King Duncan.
The reading and the lecture are both about the possible reasons for the sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545, which was an English warship. the author of the article presents three hypotheses explaining for the event. The lecturer casts doubts on the claims made in the passage. She asserts that those assumptions are not convincing.
My observation is based off what occurred during the meeting with Mary on 1/8/16. James tried to explain to Mary that she should not speak negative things out loud on the floor for other people to hear. Mary did not acknowledge what James was trying to tell her she went right into saying that Denis was abusive to her out on the floor by calling her obsessive. James made several attempts to keep Mary calm and focused on the main reason why we were in there, but Mary continued to talk about Denis and how he had been abusive to her and how talking about it made her pulse race and her blood pressure rise.
Denis Diderot once said, “we swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.” This quote relates to The Crucible in the way it states that people will be accept any lie that helps them in any way. Like Mary, who went along with the lies just so she wouldn't get in trouble. Also, how it states we don't accept the truth if we don't like it relating to Danforth knowing the girl were lying, but going along with it because he didn't like it. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, Miller utilizes Biblical references and irony to emphasize the recurring theme that lying is okay as long as you get away unscathed, because of reputation and revenge and the effects it has on everyone in Salem.