Nanny’s portion of the novel shines a light on how Janie really views the world compared to her grandmothers. Ultimately Nanny wants Janie to be happy and well taken care of by any means necessary, regardless of how Janie feels. Nanny grew up while being in slavery and lived a hard, loveless life. She ended up getting pregnant with a white man, which to some degree helped her life and the life of her daughter better than it was before. Nanny believes that having the “ultimate life” is based off of status and what the man can bring to the table and provide for her, not solely from mutual
The Romans were responsible for meeting the common good of the people of Rome, and I’ll grade them according to the five indicators of meeting the common good. I believe that the Roman Republic performed a good job when providing public services, and meeting the common good. The first reason why I believe the Roman Republic met the common good is, there were public baths that patricians and plebeians could all use. Baths were free, or very reasonably priced.
“There was nothing which so quieted the turmoil of Edna’s senses as a visit to Mademoiselle Reisz. It was then, in the presence of that personality which was offensive to her, that the woman, by her divine art, seemed to reach Edna’s spirit and set it free.” (Chopin
Members of this community tried their best to replicate the construction patterns of their homeland. The immigration into this colony was different compared to that of the Plymouth Colony because settlers came in family units to Massachusetts Bay. Another benefiting factor that was in this colony’s favor was the presence of clean water. This took away many diseases that the new settlers had never been exposed to (pg. 58). Their laws were heavily rendered from the Bible.
The Mayflower Compact addressed this issue perfectly, in stating that laws should be put in place when necessary. This is important because it keeps the nation’s rules simple, orderly, and understandable for the average citizen. Furthermore the Mayflower Compact stated that laws should be made for the general good. In emerging governments this tends to get glossed over. Opting instead to enact laws that will boost their GDP over their country’s general happiness.
Annie Sullivan had many struggles throughout her lifetime, but she was able to pass through those obstacles with determination. This determination is shown throughout the nonfiction play, The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson. Annie Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller—a blind and deaf six year old girl. After weeks of discipline and training, Helen was finally able to understand that words and letters meant something. Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle.
I agree that while I was reading chapter one it did focus on the setting and how it described their social class and wealth in the story. I noticed how the people that lived in East Egg, like Tom, seemed to be very pompous, selfish, and fake. People like Nick Carraway that lives in West Egg seem to be honest and do not hide themselves from society. The people in East Egg use their wealth and beautiful mansions to distract others from who they really are. I also felt that point of view was important in chapter because it showed how Nick seems to be an honest person because of the advice his father gives him.
Schindler did some very bad things in the beginning, he used slave labor for his profit and he schmoozed many people for his benefit. Though near the end he still schmoozed to get what he wanted, now it was for the benefit of the Jews that he was saving. Schindler change of character and attitude saved 1200 Jews. Schindler changed a lot and because of that many generations of the jews he saved lived
Despite the fact that Procto had not born into nobility, he has a high stature in the Puritan community, before the trials began. He had a wife, children, served his community well, and earned the respect of the Salem people. The fact that he had not been born into nobility allows the audience to relate themselves to him better. Even though Proctor had an affair with Abigail, he cares more for his wife and children. The audience can relate because they care for their families as well.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry is about a girl named Kira who has a twisted leg. The people in the community she lived in, was about to kick her out of the community. But because she have special talent, they let her stay in the community. The theme of the book is Don’t judge someone on their appearance and the second theme is Don’t underestimate people. The story shows these themes because kira was judged by her twisted leg, but she had a special talent that the community needed.