We don’t define these smart that are surround us as intelligence but we use standardize test and number of IQ to define some’s intelligence. Rose point out “What struck me as I did the research for The Mind at Work was the number of instances of reasoning, of problem-solving, of learning and applying that learning that fell outside of what gets assessed in an intelligence test or the traditional school
In today’s society people often correlate test scores and percentages to how intelligent a person is. Although, I believe intelligence is also a mix of experiences, I strive to control what people judge me on, which is calculated numbers.
This narrows down the playing field a good bit farther, eliminating most species of animals that exist today. Intelligence can be described and defined using many different interpretations, but a simple one that will suffice our purpose is thus: “the comparative level of performance of a system in reaching its own objectives” (Kaplan). The Monster in Frankenstein definitely shows evidence of having objectives and achieving them. After discovering fire and what uses it may have, the Monster says, “’I busied myself in collecting a great quantity of wood, that I might dry it, and have a plentiful supply of fire’” (Shelley 99).
To start off with, being very smart can lead to a bright and successful future. Smart in this sense can be broken down into two kinds. being remarkably intelligent in general or knowing the main concepts that is the key to success in one’s environment. Supporting this
In the readings Hidden Intellectualism, Gerald Graff and Blue-Collar Brilliance, Mike Rose both authors talk about intelligence, and what we understand intelligence to mean. Graff’s uses the words “book and street smarts” to explain his meaning of intellect. Rose uses his mothers and uncles job life experience to explain his. Both authors make it clear that to be intelligent doesn’t always relate to your knowledge of textbooks and readings, but to how you take what you learned in those reading and put them into everyday life experiences. Graff street smart intelligence is someone who is intelligent about life.
A hero is a person who is recognized or idealized for his or her outstanding achievements and noble qualities. The deaths of his men are the result of Odysseus’ weaknesses. The possession of the character trait, arrogance, does not help him in escaping, but rather puts him closer to danger. Another trait that ends up killing a number of his men is his lack of leadership skills, or rather the lack of respect and trust from his men. In some parts of this epic poem, Odysseus also displays the characteristic, foolishness, in which that also results in the deaths of a number of his men. In the epic poetry, “The Odyssey,” by Homer, Odysseus exhibits his arrogance, foolishness, and his lack of leadership in which it leads to him going home by himself.
Intelligence comes in a wide variety; it’s not only measured by one’s knowledge of books and performance in the classroom, but when it comes to measuring the intelligence of an individual you will always have controversial responses. Academic Intelligence is clearly not seen through Gerald Graff and Mark Rose’s essays. In Gerald Graff’s work entitled, “Hidden Intelligence”, he covers the points on his personal opinion on how intelligence is not found in people who are “book smart”, but also in those who are “street smart”. Similar to Graff’s essay, Mark Rose touches upon the idea that people who spend more of their time in a more academic environment are not as intelligent as those who don’t. Although both Graff and Rose touch upon similar ideas with minimal differences, they both view each of the problems with different perspectives by creating solutions to their
Intellect is a power that leads us to express our smartness. In the essay “Hidden Intelligence” by Gerald Graff he argues that the intellectual world is “much like the world of team sports, with rival interpretations … rival theories… and elaborate team competitions”. He attests from his own experience that intellect does not only exist in the scholarly form of thinking which is known as academic smart, knowledge can also take the form of street smart. He also demonstrates that there are some students are not academically good at school
Brawns vs. Brains Homer’s epic “The Odyssey” main character escapes out of all of his tough situations by using more mental strength than physical strength. The Trojan warrior Odysseus tries to get home from the long war. Unfortunately, he runs into many situations that delay him from arriving home to his family. Odysseus has to outsmart a Cyclops who is a lot stronger than him physically. Odysseus has to have the mental strength to face the sirens who will try to lure him and his crew to certain death.
Intellectualism is the factor of being intellect or intelligent. The idea of what it means to be educated can be interpreted many different ways by different people. Some think it’s having a 4.0 and going to Harvard, while others believe in the idea of having common sense. In the essay, “Hidden Intellectualism,” Gerald Graff reflects how lack of education is viewed negatively in society. On top of that, a question also lies what it means to educated.
Intelligence is what gets us by everyday; it gets us jobs and helps to provide for ourselves and others. I'm not saying you need to be the smartest person ever to be successful, but you at least have to be smart enough. Gladwell mentions that "Langan’s IQ is 30 percent higher than Einstein’s. But that doesn’t mean Langan is 30 percent smarter than Einstein. That’s ridiculous.
A powerful leader shows the strength of a lion and the wisdom of an owl. One gets their men out of any predicament they may find themselves in while staying mostly intact. It’s difficult, but the main character Odysseus often makes the correct and moral decision. Intelligence is greatly valued in the world of ancient Greece and Odysseus is fortuitous enough to have it. In The Odyssey, intelligence is seen as an important trait to the Greeks because quick thinking and careful decisions shows a great likelihood of becoming a strong leader.
This simile highlights a stratagem adopted by Odysseus to help him and his men escape the cave. Odysseus selects four men to help him drive a sharp object into Polyphemus' eye; however, this tactic is ineffective because there remain guards at the cave's entrance who are tasked with catching any Greek that attempts to escape. This simile exemplifies Odysseus' wisdom as a war strategist, and his application of intellectual tactics to out-maneuver the enemy. After this plan proved to be a failure, Odysseus hid with the rams and successfully escaped. The consistent strategies Odysseus came up with to defeat the enemy even when they proved to be failures just indicated that he is wise and capable to learn from his mistakes. Arguably, war is a battle