She keeps replaying the picture of William Sutch, the cereal killer kidnaper who police have been looking for half of a year. As she flips the bacon on the stove her bedroom door opens revealing the television screen with a picture of a man in his late forties, bald top head, and long gray hair flowing down over his shoulders, his eyes shaded by glasses that hang low on his nose. He is even creepier looking into his dark eyes then imagining then in her head. She jumps from her thought as she hears the family dog Chloe bark from outside. Walking over to the door she notices it is not locked and calls to her husband, "Mathew you have to remember to lock the doors at night, especially since that creep is on the loose."
In the story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, the US has reached “true equality.” The year is 2018 and because of the amendments declared by the government, people who have talents and gifts are handicapped to become average. Strong people have heavy weights, smart people have transmitters that don’t allow them to think straight, and attractive people wear masks. The main character, Harrison Bergeron is incredibly gifted, so when he was 14 he was taken by the government and placed into jail with huge handicaps. One day, he gets out and goes to a ballet and reeks havoc. Harrison tears off his handicaps and asks for a dancer-- tearing off her handicaps too.
America Needs Its Nerds, written by Leonid Fridman, expresses the country’s need for studious people. The United States look down on kids that would rather learn than play sports. Leonid argues that this anti-intellectualism idea is not good for the greater community. Without intellectuals the U.S. will not be as great as countries that value academics. Leonid Fridman uses motifs, hyperboles, and criticizing questions to support his argument on how nerds and geeks are essential to society.
He expands his purpose by showing an example of human nature and that humans do not like the unknown, even if the unknown may be somewhat positive or beneficial. In line seventeen, Jefferson claims that the objects of a government have the right to revolt if they sense their rights are in danger and select new figures. This appeals to logos because he exemplifying that the governed are the ones in power by revolting against the government. Overall, Jefferson makes a good argument as to why Great Britain should relinquish control of America. He gives insight of the unpredictability and instability of human nature and delivers the offences Great Britain has committed.
Dr. King expresses how we are prone to let our lives be invaded with propaganda, legions of half truths, and how the press is pursuing an agenda that the viewers are fed half truths. From back then to present, while improving the system of public education in the United States is the critical building block to the economic prosperity of our nation and its citizens, providing every child with a quality education is far more important than that. Dr. King wants to show the key to whether society can achieve the principles, values, democracy, and humanity that we claim. Things that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote decades ago about the purpose of education still sound
He clearly depicts how the government easily manipulates its citizens and how gullible they are. The quote “The people sleepwalking in their hallways…The doorknobs turned on five thousand doors…The doors opened,” on page 132 of the novel is a perfect example of how the government easily controls people. They say something and without hesitation the citizens do it. The society also believes everything the government tells them. On page 142 the government tells the people, “The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.” After this the people go on about living their lives because according to the government Montag was dead and they believed it.
On top of that, a question also lies what it means to educated. In order to be truly educated, a person should be well rounded not in just tests of intelligence, but the tests of life as well. This poses the question would you rather be completely educated in one subject and be unable to answer basic questions, or have a general knowledge of the world and understanding of how to function in society. Too often we correlate having a high IQ and a high grade point average with the education level, but in reality is any of that helpful if you can’t put gas in your car. “We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244).
A fifteen year old girl is home alone, carelessly eating a snack on the couch in her living room. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. The little girl, thinking it could be a delivery man or one of her relatives coming for a short visit, gets off the couch to unlock the front door. Once the door is wide open, she comes face-to-face with a forty year old man, a sickly smile gracing his lips and nothing but unethical thoughts lingering in his head. Abduction and sexual assault is notorious throughout the world with adolescences generally being the main target because of their vulnerability to give in to objectionable seduction.
The problem that arises in any society that professes human rights is how to resolve problems that arise when rights conflict. The government can be an immense benefit in modern society. Nonetheless, it can also be unfair to the individual. There is always a need for a mediator when no decision can be made. The need for a mediation/intervention is often the major downfall of governments, mainly because of the freedom people want of choice but without government at often times there can be
Having a perfect world is ideal, but there are many things could go wrong and it could ruin everything. Problems arise because it is impossible for everything to be perfect. During the story, they live in an ideal world, but one person, Harrison Bergeron, decides that he doesn’t want to live that way and tries to overthrow the government. Equality can be a good thing, but it can also be problematic. The idea of living in a world where everyone is equal has many benefits and good qualities.