Imagine if you were born into a country filled with poverty, fear, anxiety, despair and sorrow. The pain and suffering you would go through every day was so violent that you and your family had given up on all measures of hope. Every day you would fear persecution and you couldn’t even feel safe in the comfort of your own home. But what if there was a sliver of hope of escaping this drama occurring in your homeland by leaving by boat. All this drama gone in a flash, wouldn’t you want to try?
Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equations” illustrates how one should think of and become accepting of their consequences whether it's deserved or not. The story is about an Emergency Dispatch Ship, also known as an EDS, with the pilot on a mission to give a group of six men who have a fatal fever. The pilot, Barton, during his mission finds a stowaway named Marilyn found in a small closet on the ship. Marilyn was a young girl trying to go to Mimir, for she had a destination waiting and hoped to see her brother who she hasn't seen in 10 years, but little did she know that there was a previously set protocol that determines the life of a stowaway. Barton had sympathy for the girl and did his best to help her by contacting headquarters and asked if there was any way he could spare Marilyn’s life
Udoka Okafor speak on the battle she had gone through as a teen. The article “Why Do We Fear the Blind” by Rosemary Mahoney; Mahoney speaks of the ignorance people have towards the blind. People with a disabilities are normal people with certain setbacks but that don’t make them abnormal. People
Additionally, in the excerpt, Erik mentions how he does not let his disability hold him back. Ordinarily, a blind man doesn’t choose an intricate, complex task because they rely on patterns, but Erik decides to take on a task that almost guarantees to need sight. Second, I characterize
For example, during “The 1972 Andes Flight Disaster,” some of the people that survived only did it by “collectively making a decision to eat flesh from the bodies of their dead comrades, beginning with the pilot” (CommonLit staff 7) If some people wouldn 't have done this, everyone would have died and that would make this horrifying tragedy even worse than it was. According to the story, Is Survival Selfish?, “Self- preservation is supposedly an instinct” (Wallace 317).
In the end, these stories prove that human beings need to do whatever is necessary to keep their lives from being in
When blindness is referenced the first thought that comes up is the actual disability. Blindness doesn’t always come in the form of a physical impairment but can often times have a figurative meaning. Sophocles, J.C. Oates and Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrate this act of figuratively referencing blindness in “Oedipus the King,” Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” and “Young Goodman Brown.” Although some may say that the truth will set you free, for the characters in these stories it decides their fates. The story of “Oedipus the King,” tells a tale of the great ruler of Thebes who has become the culprit of a plaque that is among the city.
Every aspect of the employment process has discriminated against them from advertising vacancy in positions, appointment processes, wages, dismissal and post-employment actions according to the article Disability, Sight Impairment and the Law (C Casserley). When it comes to employment, the visually impaired are placed under the category of being handicapped, which makes them subject to prejudice. Employers are quick to make the assumption that handicapped workers are less productive and more costly to train to those who are not handicapped. Employers are also likely to reduce the wages of their visually impaired employees to compensate for any uncertainty about their productivity and to also compensate for the costs of hiring and training these individuals. “Civil rights advocates allege that because discrimination limits job opportunities, firms that hire handicapped workers can exploit them through slower promotions and lower pay increases than those of non-handicapped workers” (William G Johnson).
“Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” This was a particularly unsympathetic statement on Hitler’s part, especially considering that he made it so difficult and miserable for certain communities to fight. Even so, these victims managed to do so by enduring Hitler’s torment. Endurance- fueled by hope and optimism- can dwarf despair and anguish, even in the face of death. Negative occurrences need to be utilized in order to become stronger and practice endurance.
Both the Prisoners of Sobibor and the survivors of the Andes plane crash faced insurmountable odds. The people in these scenarios were stripped of their moral conscious and dehumanized. Both had gone through complete despair by seeing the death of their loved ones and having to live in horrible conditions to survive. These two groups were lucky to be alive and were unknowing given the burden of survivor 's remorse. These men and women had to go through both of those situations knowing that their friends and family were dead.
In conclusion, when trying to surviving always have faith, resources, and fear to strive yourself. We all go through hardships, some may be worse than others but that should never stop anyone for helping themselves. Surviving is a part of everyday life. Some people have to worry about their next meal or where they’re going to sleep. One day that could be
Hardships,by definition, are events that can make life difficult. These circumstances are trying in more ways than one, but the overcoming of these challenges can allow a person to learn the value of work through the pleasure of accomplishing a demanding task. Therefore, hardships can influence a person’s life in a positive way because overcoming them can result in the relief of doing the seemingly impossible. During the 1970’s, the Apollo 13 Lunar Mission was underway when an oxygen tank ruptured on board the shuttle. A carbon dioxide filter was damaged and their lives were in the hands of the men and women at Mission Control.
This creates a shift the blind people’s surroundings and therefore, a shift in the way they live their lives. This shift is not only seen due to the loss of a sense, but also as a result of pleasuring the senses. The junk food industry is making a “conscious effort to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive” (Moss 262). This is done by generating food that is pleasurable to all of the senses, enabling the food to become more appealing to the consumer and therefore sells more. The maximum pleasure that is possible to be brought forth by food
In another situation on the well-equipped lifeboat, if the 5 other people decided to withhold food from Person A, the killing is unjustifiable as all could have lived.” (Nell, 276) Nell’s underequipped boat analogy portrays that some death is unavoidable however, it must be justified. Nell presents a scenario of an under-equipped boat with 6 people that can only