Before reading this chapter, I never genuinely realized how many racially offensive comments I made or how many other racial slurs there were. Growing up in my household, not too many adults filtered their conversations, so some phrases I began to repeat were due to hearing them repeatedly. I was so familiar with hearing words like “gyp”, “whitewash”, and “light bright” that eventually started saying them not realizing how other people may feel. Even during high school, I was not as culturally competent as I should have been.
Ghost figures in literature are usually metaphors for the past. In some cases their presence is not meant to haunt or terrify, but rather remind living characters of certain events or feelings, thus creating a link between the living and the dead. This link can provide insight for the living character. In both Homer’s, Odyssey and Vergil’s, Aeneid, the main characters are confronted by the ghost of people from their past. It is in these appearances were both, Odysseus and Aeneas, hear from their deceased loved ones and their contrasting views toward death.
Even on his last day of existence, Socrates did not surrender his exploration of the nature of the soul. Using the Socratic Method and the Recollection Argument, he cleverly proved that the soul exists before birth and that it is immortal. In this paper, I will explain Socrates’ line of reasoning by using the words of the philosophers engaged in the discussion recollected in Phaedo and a metaphor of my own. Secondly, I will point out some limitations in the Recollection Argument, such as its exclusive definition of all learning as recollection and the negative perception of the body. Finally, I will assess the strength of Socrates’ premises and the conclusion to reach an overall evaluation of the argument that established a strong foundation
When I joined AVID in seventh grade I was amazed how AVID works and how it can be used every day. Not only AVID helps you with your grades, but it also helps you to be more organized and a hard-working student. AVID helped me discover my full potential by showing me that I can always do better. What I mean by this is that in sixth grade I was not in AVID, I made all A’s and B’s. In seventh grade when I was in AVID, I made all A’s. Not only AVID helped my grades it also helped me be more organized, confident and a hard-working student.Being in AVID can also help me succeed my goals for the future.My goals for the future is to get into Lee Early College, later transferred into UNC at Chapel Hill to become a teacher and with AVID it would make it easier financially.
Two people could be raised the same, but end up different based on their experiences throughout their lives. Our experiences shape the way we perceive the world. From a young age,
“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brothers was worth a pocket watch.” This quote from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys was the beginning of a changing moment in my life. I never knew that at the age of 15 a book would change my life so much. Between Shades of Gray followed the story of a young Lithuanian girl and her family being ripped away from their home and being forced into a concentration camp in Siberia by the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. Up until that point of my life the only genocide we had ever been taught was the Holocaust which specifically targeted Jewish families at the hands of Adolf Hitler. Growing up I was never able to listen to the torture that the Jews and untouchables endured.
Out of the three novels we read for the Modern Fiction class, the one I favoured most is Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.At first I thought I would hate it, because it indeed has a very unattractive appearance, and the subject did not interested me either. When I started to read, it was still somewhat boring. However, with my experience with every other book I’ve ever read, I was aware most novels have a boring and uncompelling beginnings, and pushed myself to leave those parts behind. As I read, it became compelling, and the light air with which Marlow told his story started to make me love the narration. It was unexpected, realistic, fluent, and a witty read.
Frankenstein Written by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein features a creation gone awry in a classic, poetic piece of literature. Shelley paints a dark, sinister book which hopes to expose humanity as bleak and exclusive. Starting off, a man named Robert Walton sends his sister Margaret several letters detailing his adventure as the captain of a ship sailing towards the North Pole. Walton notes that he met a man by the name of Victor Frankenstein, whom he found stranded after attempting to catch another sledge pulled by dogs on a stretch of ice. Once the crew of the ship rescues Frankenstein, he details his life over the past (time interval) to Walton as he recovers from ailments only partially suffered from his encounter with the frigid weather.
The Process of Reflection The process of reflection is central to clinical supervision. Launer (2003) describes external and internal factors in supervision whereby clinical practice and sharing skills are external and reflection is an ‘internal conversation.’ Brunero & Stein-Parbury (2008) discussed the effects of clinical supervision in nursing staff and argued that self-reflection generates a sense of self-awareness and knowledge to the individual. Supervisees or students may be asked what happened during a clinical event, how they felt, the implications of their actions and what they would do differently if faced with the same situation.
synapses: The movie Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) tells a story of a simple man and his journey through life. Forrest Gump’s story takes place during a time of historical significance in our country, The United States of America. His story begins in the 1950’s, and runs through the 1970’s. This was a period in our country where morality, and equality had come to be questioned for the first time since our country broke away from its European roots and won its independence on July 04, 1776.
Monuments Men is a fairly recent film with the premise of a group of soldiers during World War II tasked with protecting the artwork within the continental Europe from those who want to take it. It primarily centers on the story of Frank Stokes, played by George Clooney, and how he is able to assemble a ragtag group of “soldiers” and actually enter the frontlines. Over the course of the story, the group loses a few members, but do manage to discover the stashes of art hidden by Hitler and save it from destruction, including the Ghent Altarpiece and the Lady Madonna. Despite having already watched this movie, is still struck me how much the movie’s message still resonated with me. The movie makes a clear case for the value of art, and I feel