I feel that I learned more than I expected, the book explained a question that people ask themselves in times of crisis. Why? People would often look at a horrible act and ask themselves why someone would what they did. Cognitive dissonance explains how people would self-justify themselves to feel less guilty over the things that they did. The book answered my main questions that I had such as why people do what they do even when it’s morally wrong.
The final challenge is to find three passages that best illustrate the author’s self-representation and how they contribute to, or detract from, the argument he makes in the essay. The first example is in paragraph four, where he explains the way he dislikes his self image “of knowledgeable, humorous detachment and bland tolerance.” The way this contributes to his writing is that it shows he is aware of this major problem in his own classroom. It shows that he has an awareness of his faults and a longing to change them; not only in himself, but in the system as a whole. Then next example is found in paragraph twenty-one, where he talks about the fact that he cannot make this claim for every school in every state, but that he can only make accounts from visits and stories from other professors. This contributes to the essay in a way that shows he is not attempting to speak for everybody, and that he is aware this problem has not yet spread everywhere.
It interrupts the storyline and causes the reader to lose track of what they have just read. Not only does it distract from the novel but also it takes a narrative and alters it into a nonfictional work. Adding more information causes the reader to become sidetracked and can cause them to lose interest in the ongoing events throughout the novel. Overall, the use of intercalary chapters affects not only the novel but me in a positive way. They have the power to provide the reader with background information on what they will soon be reading.
Every child deserves a proper education. Banned books are depriving students of a well rounded, culturally aware, literary education because of the culture that is discarded, the history that is being withheld, and the education that young people could get through these banned books. The point of history is to learn from it and learn from others mistakes, but how can we do that if we are not allowed to learn it. As teachers shouldn’t you be teaching us how to make judgment calls like understanding that Mark Twain was a racist, but a man of his time and that doesn’t change him being an amazing writer. We cannot learn things such as that if we cannot even read most of Mark Twain’s books.
M Kushner, it tells us about the different reason that scapegoating happens. Everyone scapegoats someone“since we may find ourselves condemning bullies and world leaders while denying our own inclination to split off and project fears and anxieties onto our intimates and neighbors.” In day to day life there are many negative things that one learns about themselves. As one is educating themselves on the thoughts in their brain, they are shocked when they see the negative and evil things that they think of. Their main goal is to keep that information to themselves and they start blaming other people for the negatives. In the the book, when the group was together, Piggy was the main scapegoat.
In the reading, “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids,” Grant Penrod recommends that there should be a different way to socialize amongst other individuals. This entire description explains the personal burdens that the intelligent scholars undergo. The ideas are as follows: author 's guilt celebrates, ideas held as standard when communicating, and on the bandwagon to get smart people worn down by the individuals that are against smart people. The author is afraid that people would not take the time out of their day to read or study for their classes. Claiming that bad influence towards education makes it resistant.
Instead of crying and be depressed with his lost, he continued to study. But, as a human being, he is also easily influenced by what others said about him. Because he think too much on what had been said by his teacher, he drop out the school and started to do some dirty business. Well, in this situation, it teaches me that even a legend person like Malcolm X are once easily distorted by the words of the people around him. Compared to whom we are now,
And the repetitive narration of a same incident may suggest the narrator share the same interpretation with a character, which makes this interpretation more convincible. The maxim of quality applies to both characters and narrators in literature discourse. Sometimes different interpretation could occur due to the different amount of information accessed by characters and narrators. And an omniscient narrator could provide better
Keating said " we must believe that our believes it's a special, if some see it strange or not popular, you must find your own ways. One of the students wrote an article about Dead Poets Society but this act rejected by the administration of school and those who do it, they must reveal themselves. Mr.Keating used with their students a modern approach of teaching. The students become more understand for what is going on around them. Later, the father of Neil knows what his son did, Neil try to convince his father but the father doesn't except that.
The ability to take criticism and rejection is important because a writer may constantly be rejected multiple times by publishers. Although they may feel like giving up, they will not because of their ability to handle criticism and rejection. Also, publishers and people who may read the writers’ books might think that they are bad and may not agree with the writers’ work. Some publishers and readers may confront writers about them. If a writer reacts badly to this it may escalate to a dangerous and violent level that would stain the writer’s reputation.