There are still many parts of this chapter that confuse me, such as the difference between companionship and friendship, but for the most part, the rest of the chapter was comprehensible. Lewis touched on some really interesting points about the need of friendship in our lives. He argues that we do not need friendships in order to survive, but I beg to differ. For starters, many of the friendships that I am blessed to be a part of are almost categorized as familial friendships. In other words, I view many, if not all of my very close friends as family; I would do anything for them!
The third thing that I learned was that simply because something is made now from the historical time period doesn’t make that item a primary source. In order for an item to be considered a primary source, it has to be made during that time. This piece of information is very important because it can help distinguish between an authentic primary source and a false one. The last thing that Walbert’s reading helped me to understand about primary sources is that they are very important to historians because historians only rely on details that are left behind from the past. Without primary sources,
Siddhartha Paragraph By reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, I learned about the importance of tone. The tone of Siddhartha, overall, is very thoughtful, serious, and deliberate. This tone, sets the “feel” or mood of the book. Since the book is about enlightenment and knowledge, having a deliberate and formal tone allows you to take the book more seriously rather than if it was in a colloquial tone, the book wouldn't have much weight. In the beginning of the book, you get the feel right away.
At the same time, there is also concern for the dream 's operating capacity, if it was a catalyst or a trigger. Regardless of the either/or situations, we are compelled to believe that the dream matters very little, if at all. However, through this essay, the focus would be on how the dream is merely a catalyst and not a trigger which ultimately results in Brown undergoing a shift in his perspective and becoming disillusioned with the concept of religious faith, a path he was already on even without the dream happening. At the beginning of the story, we are introduced to Brown leaving Faith, his wife. Interestingly, “...my Faith, of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee” seems to be a pun on Faith, meaning both his wife
Why Millennials Will Save Us All.” Throughout his article, Stein defends millennials and their new way of life against some of the older closedminded generations. Stein does not only give his opinions about the matter, but also presents his case using rhetorical appeals of ethos, logos, and pathos. Joel Stein keeps his reasonings unbiased because he is very aware of what the older generations think and also understands why millennials live the lifestyles they do. Overall, Stein is successful in argument that millennials can be the best new generation of all
Which to a certain extent I agree with because childhood memories aren’t always reliable. However, she used the parts in the story where Marji has conversations with God comfortably as what could be fictional in the novel. This is when I disagreed because there are many religious people that I know and I feel every religious person sees God as their companion and their comforter so how she spoke to him in the novel isn’t something that would not happen. Another statement made that I disagree with is that Persepolis did
This scene wasn’t very surprising to me, actually. The author dropped multiple hints beforehand, signaling her struggles to identify with abnegation. “We aren’t supposed to look into mirrors because it shows self-indulgence… I looked at myself and noticed I wasn’t necessarily pretty…” (p.18). This not only hints at her difference to abnegation, but as we read further, we discover that she is truly divergent--belonging to more than one faction.
It was not that my writing proficiency skyrocketed, but that I had started to see writing from a whole new perspective, it was now the only means of pouring out every single one of my thoughts. I speak of writing but it is more of typing, and every time I type I feel fortunate to have Grammarly close by. Grammarly is a grammar checker application with extra writing enhancement features, and when first introduced to it, honestly, I underestimated it, thinking it will just be another word-corrector-like application on Microsoft Word and smartphones, but only I knew how misguided my thoughts were after it’s first
The whole book is predicated on the flawed and distressingly common assumption that those without religion are missing something vital - that they have a hole in their lives that only religion can fill. Apparently I’m not getting the most out of my life because, unlike faithful Christians, I am doing it all wrong simply because no one told me how to do or think things properly. People thinking for themselves is unethical, according to Botton. After this read, I felt enlightened to live exactly how I’ve been living which is without religion. The context of religion and other perspectives of living made reading these texts very intriguing.
No one wants to be in decline, and this is true both in the physical and spiritual senses, but whereas physical decline is predetermined and natural, spiritual decline is always optional. It is one of the blessings of grace that the older you get as a believer the more radiant and effusive your spiritual life can become. But the spiritual decline can set in almost unnoticed, and like Samson in Judges 16:20 you may find that when you need to call on your spiritual reserves they are not there. So here are some things to look out for that should prompt you to examine your situation carefully and strengthen and revitalize your flagging spirit. Less spiritual work It is easy to get weary when doing extensive spiritual work especially when the returns seem so tiny and you either reduce the volume of work or you just give up some of it altogether.
“Achievement is talent plus preparation” (38) as Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers puts it. Gladwell wrote this book on behalf of the cultivated community. The intended audience is very evident for the reason that readers must appreciate the book. In order to do so, readers must have either gone through the many ups and downs to reach success, missed out on chances given, or just have the ability to recognize that they need to take every opportunity ahead of them. Gladwell wrote this book for numerous reasons.
The DWYA assessment believes that my personality is described by the four letters, ISTJ. I have no idea what that stands for, but based on the actual summary it gives on what I am like, I am inclined to agree with a majority of what it says. It describes me as being careful, patient, thoughtful, and practical, all of which I myself believe I am. I also agree when it says that my shortcomings include me not considering choices not thought of before and focusing too much on the present. An example of me not focusing enough on the future is when I procrastinate constantly and am highly unwilling to give up too much of my free time in order to study because I enjoy reading fiction and playing videogames.
My success is mostly based from my family. They are the ones that make me strive to be better every single day, and that is probably why I like to talk and write about them a lot. The Writing Collection we did was a bunch of flash draft essays we wrote about events that have changed us or our view on life. Out of all of my flash drafts, the one that was by far the best and most meaningful was the essay I wrote about my family, called “Is Family Really Forever?”. It always amazed me how I could write so much about my family, and that’s when my realization of success with my family hit me.
The piece had no hook, from the beginning it lost me with the first reference of T.D. Jakes setting up his thesis statement that American essays preach. When Vincent Cunningham described how the writings are, “argumentative, Insistent, and irritating” he left out boring, which I feel best described his “What Makes an Essay American.” His use of other authors did not support his idea, because I have not read any of the works and I did not feel that the brief reference provided the support necessary. An essay in his opinion should be challenging and constructed soundly to gain the consideration and reaction of the reader. Writing is personal, each having their own method of telling a story, Mr. Cunningham did not grab me from the beginning and