Klosterman conveys his argument in a coherent way which allows me to connect with him in agreement with his definition of what a villain is. Klosterman's ideology of a villain is set out to hurt others in an emotional setting such as the cyber bully in my situation or destroying one's career over mass media. Nonetheless, Klosterman provided the closing statement that “at this point, we can’t walk away from harmful technology” (Klosterman 227). Instead, as a society, we should face the inevitable distress caused by social villains and in my perspective learn how to cope with manipulated statements
Tv/ media is also a frequent motif throughout and it’s appearance draws our attention to the importance of media in controlling and convincing people. Yes, people are willing to submit to government. Even George, who is intelligent, is a law abiding citizen when it comes to removing weights from himself, even when the reader is led to believe that if not for his handicap and the grip of government control that he would ultimately come to the conclusion that the system is flawed. The idea of equality which is spread through the powerful tool that is the media, practically brainwashes people into tolerating the misery that is a world without good music, art, dance, ect. and constant physical and mental discomfort.
The Perfect Place The society Lowry depicts in The Giver is a utopian society; a perfect world as envisioned by its creators. It has removed fear, pain, famine, illness, conflict, and hatred, all things that most of people would like to eliminate in today’s society. In this utopian community, major problems are rare, only minor problems such as scraping your knee would happen. Even when this would happen there would be medications sent to them. In Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver, Jonas’s society is considered to be utopian because the society has an overall sense of sameness, organization, and minimal problems.
As the law supports an exclusive and racist society, humans must find a way to break the negative trend. How you successfully make this change is doing what the Freedom Riders did. You make your voice heard loud and clearly but in a civil a fashion. This can be done through boycotts, protests, or even by doing the opposite of the trend as did the Freedom Riders. As one fights the powers holding them back and try to start a revolution they will face an ample amount of resistance.
Self actualisation is another strength to this form of therapy as it “helps the client to fully concentrate on themselves and guide in decision making for growth and develop into an honest, selfless and independent person” according to Mearns (1994). This helps the client to have autonomy, gives them self growth and self acceptance and all of which I feel are necessary for Gloria. Rogers strives on having a good relationship between the client and therapist whereas Ellis believes that this is not necessary for effective counselling session or for personality change. However, the negative side to person-centred counselling could be that the client is not challenged by anyone as the therapist does not give opinions or suggestions. There is no structure to the therapy session and therefore it relies on the client to be heavily involved in the counselling session and this maybe too optimistic for some clients as they are not getting answers, so they may find it hard to progress.
1. Theory & Theorists: Collective Efficacy Theory is the believe that a community can come together to achieve a common purpose. The theory states that a community can be socially organized even if the residents are lacking the close social ties with each other. Collective efficacy can help a community decrease crime rates as long as the individuals have social cohesion. This means that the individuals can trust that their neighbors have the same believes and values as them even if they don’t personally know them.
Summary Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) theory of social contract, which states that we need moral, legal rules because we want to escape the state of nature which is solitary, poor, brutal, nasty, and short. In this state, a man can kill others, and there are limited resources. This can soon lead to a state of war in which we are constantly disposed to harm others to achieve our goals. So, in this state of war if a person was to possess a beautiful house or property, and had all the comforts, luxuries, and amenities to lead a wonderful life; others could come and harm him and deprive him of his fruit of labor, life, and liberty. Therefore, the state of nature is that of fear, violence, and distrust.
“He who fights monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.”(Fredrich Nietzche) The story of Harrison Bergeron is based around a society whose primary function is to be equal, not only that but to make it so everybody is at the same level of physical and mental ability. The concept of Serenity is the ability to live freely with the absence of feeling guilt, sorrow, anger, or loathe between man and life, without their depictions being manipulated by outside forces. The example for this is how society in this novel tries to make their world perfect and happy, only to make it a living nightmare. A way this is a nightmare and not with the concept of Serenity is how all the people must have handicaps. The function of these handicaps is to make sure everyone is at the same level of physical and mental ability, thus preventing them from having
Clearly, the problems will not be invincible forever, but putting an effort into stopping them for the time being will be worth it. “Every realist knows that the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world…. The assailants are still on march, threatening other nations, great and small.” (Roosevelt). Roosevelt points out how not only are they targeting the United States, but other countries as well. If we were to fight in World War II, we would be helping out nations.