In the first video Sherman Alexie is asked a series of questions regarding alcohol. Sherman Alexie talks about his experience with alcohol he started by saying how drinking becomes a serious problem when it affects your relationship with people, job and school. He also talks about his family and tribe are filled will alcoholics. Some Indians think it’s a sort of stereotype they been label but Sherman says that there just in denial and indeed they have a drinking problem. In the second video it focuses on a specific reservation in South Dakota.
Powers was charged with one count of hazing, and Wagner was also charged with marijuana possession. Each hazing charge has a maximum penalty of $500. Police depositions allege that Phi Gamma Delta pledges: Cameron Ewing, Hall Bryant, and Benton Jones were told to stand in a cooler filled with ice water and salt on September 14. Upperclassmen than asked the pledges questions to test their knowledge of fraternity brothers during the ordeal, which lasted between 15 to 20 minutes.
Rhetorical Analysis on Border Patrol States After a bad experience with border patrol agents Leslie Silko, a Native American writer felt the need to fight back in the only way she knew possible, by writing “Border Patrol States.” She eloquently writes an article that is timeless and relatable even today about the unjustness people feel at the border checkpoints. Silko’s article is able to pull feeling from the audience through the use of multiple rhetorical devices. It’s clear while reading the article that Silko was raw with emotion while writing the piece, but the article falls short in the author's overuse of pathos and limited evidence to support her claim. Silko begins building her argument with anecdotal evidence and reputable sources, citing convincing facts, and successfully utilizes emotional appeals; however her attempts to appeal to readers’ emotions weaken her credibility and ultimately, her argument.
Even after that moment, he doesn't stop drinking, though. Even out of Manzanar, he almost makes another hasty decision and regrets even thinking that, that scares him away from drinking. “A few months later he had almost killed himself on a combination of whiskey and red wine...when he started vomiting blood from his mouth and nose. It sobered him up permanently. He never touched alcohol again” (172).
He writes about hard hitting topics and he does not sugar coat the characters’ true feelings. Additionally, some parents at Glenrock, Wyoming disagreed with the passages in the book Flowers for Algernon; the parents surprisingly compared the book to pornography magazines such as Playboy and the Hustler (Munley ¶ 4). This caused the book to be banned for “Explicit, distasteful love scenes…” by Glen Rose High School, Oberlin High School, Glenrock High School, Plant City, Florida, and Emporium, Pennsylvania (¶
The first assumption emphasis on the physical basis of mental illness, which is, Bertha’s madness is congenital illness. However, from Rochester’s perspective, this physical illness is considered related to moral aspects. “Bertha Mason is mad; and she came of a mad family; idiots and maniacs through three generations! Her mother, the Creole, was both a madwoman and a drunkard!—As I found out after I had wed the daughter: for they were silent on family secrets before”(292). In Rochester’s opinion, the gestation of her madness is specifically linked to her drinking and to her sexual appetites—failures of the will, not the body.
One thing that Pablo Picasso’s famous self-portraits and John Green’s Looking for Alaska have in common, is their ability to express the theme of mental mortality. Mortality is most commonly associated with the complete death of someone mentally, emotionally, and physically; however, both Green and Picasso attack the idea of mental mortality on it own through their work. In John Green’s Looking for Alaska, the main character Alaska Young takes us through the journey of her mental deterioration in the first part of the novel. Alaska constantly is smoking and drinking, not for fun, but because she prefers being lost in the bliss of intoxication rather than facing her own suffering.
Her friends reinforce this statement, which normalized the immoral experience that Ali experience. After this Kali became confused and went down a downward swirl, feeling numb to feelings. Kali’s experience relates to Caroline Heldman (2013), “Out-Of-Body Image” in which she discusses self-objectification, “the viewing one’s body as a sex object to be consumed by the male gazed”, especially after her experience of being raped (pg. 347). I found it interesting to compare my college experience with Kali’s as my experience made me check my male privilege while she was further oppressed into thinking that she is powerless when socializing at
A lengthy wait list exists in America due to liver failure. “More than 16,000 Americans are waiting for a liver transplant, according to federal data from the Organ Procurement and Transport Network. Only 6,000 organs are available a year and nearly 2,000 people will die waiting for one to become available” (Donaldson). The people eligible for a liver transplant is a controversial topic. “Reluctance to perform liver transplantation in alcoholics is based on the fact that alcoholism is frequently considered to be self-inflicted and on fears of harmful post-transplant alcoholism recurrence” (Donckier).
Homelessness is a crisis across America which the government has overlooked. Unfortunately, 12% of Americans are considered homeless; on any night there about 554,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States (Day). Homelessness is an issue that is apparent throughout many societies around the world, although it seems to be an exceptional struggle in the United States. Among the top homeless cities in the world, New York City ranks the second highest on the list, with Los Angeles following at a close third. Other American cities in the high ranks include Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Phoenix.
In 2014 there were 650,000 kids in foster care, that’s almost twice as much as Kansas City’s population of 467,007. Roughly 58,000 of these children were placed in an institution or group home instead of a traditional foster home. While these children will age out of the system 40% of them will find themselves homeless, 50% will have substance addiction, 25% will have not received a diploma or GED, only 3% will have received any college degrees and 17% of the young women will be pregnant. Even before they are blessed with their so called “independence” the average child in foster care will have an IQ 20 points lower than a child not in foster care and 33% of them will have moved elementary schools more than 5 times. The foster care system in
Melanie Mata 11th Grade U.S. History Thandi G. 3/13/17 https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-history/period-6/apush-american-west/a/indian-wars Topic: Native American Experiences Over Time Native Americans are an important part of the culture of the United States. While their people have inhabited the United States for thousands of years, today their numbers are dwindling. From Columbus's arrival to America up until modern day life, Native American tribes have been oppressed by white settlers.