“Before the truth can set you free you need to recognize which false belief is holding you hostage” -Anonymous Striving to achieve consonant cognitions or consistent behaviour always in our daily lives poses great difficulty as the media, our experiences and social interactions are constantly influencing our attitudes, behaviour, beliefs, knowledge and decisions made. Furthermore, through cultural diffusion such harmonious, internal consistencies are threatened, incongruence occurs and our perceptions of things change thus resulting in dissonance. According to Baron, R. A. et al (2008), cognitive dissonance—a consistency theory, is an internal state that results when individuals notice inconsistency between two or more attitudes; two or more decisions or between their attitudes and their behaviour. The theory coined by Leon Festinger (1957), is a universal phenomenon, experienced by many across all cultures. Due to the linkage between our behavior and our attitudes there is often a gap created between what we feel on the inside and what we show on the outside.
Hurtful environments are any type of environment that may cause distressing conditions. This could be anything from neglect, low levels of affection, belittling, and sometimes violence. One important aspect of environment is family, specifically family communication and affection. The article by Hesse, Rauscher, Roberts, & Ortega (2014) explained that family communication climate can affect how parents and children alike deal with relationships both inside and outside of their family. When individuals do not know how to create affectionate relationships within a family unit, creating relationships outside of a family becomes a difficult task.
There is lot of upheaval that calls for a fair amount of adjustment at all levels-be it social, cultural, emotional or individual. In the story, the author has analyzed the reasons behind the disharmony in relations. It requires the person to come out of his protective shell and adapt himself fully with changes-in and around as the new land demands compromises and adjustments. Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth is about wandering people who are exposed to unaccustomed human
In the novel Grendel by John Gardner, written in 1971, there are numerous concepts of the human nature portrayed and discussed. With the progression of the novel, the humans become develop to be described as increasingly careless, vicious and futile. Starting with Grendel 's first encounter with the humans to the death of the protagonist, Gardner illustrates an unusual view of the humans and their interactions with one another. Grendel begins as a creature similar to the people he observes, with many shared characteristics and thoughts, even though not all of the their actions are understood. His lasting wish is to be accepted into their society, as they accompany each other and he suffers of loneliness.
An Investigation into the melancholy splendour of the conscious and unconscious response to memory between my own, Judith Kindler 's and Mark Demsteader 's works: In the works of Judith Kindler and Mark Demsteader, there is an evidently distinct and clear link between the use of their medium and meaning and the use of my medium and meaning in my works. My chosen theme, Memories, is extremely broad but yet specific. It can convey many different meanings, depending on the viewer’s intellectual understanding of life and life experiences. Memories affect individuals differently as everyone comes from a different background in society. Some are consciously aware of this response to their past memories when viewing my works, tending to be more emotional inclined, but others can be unconscious of this response.
They portrayed interpersonal conflict in a way that “the perceived needs and desires of two or more people or groups of people within a society appear to be incompatible and are believed to be in danger of being thwarted” (p. 60). In the light of my chosen conflict, it is easy to see that the interpersonal relationship I shared with my cousin became negative and therefore, provided a limitation to what was once a meaningful
In ‘Daddy’ by Sylvia Plath and The Bee King ‘by Ted Hughes, both poets create and build oppressive and icy imagery around a discourse of entrapment and captivity. Whilst Plath expresses a perception of the world that is underpinned by regret and let down, apprehension and anxiety, but perhaps finally freedom, Hughes expresses that same confused sense of regret and let down, apprehension and anxiety but without a final coming to terms or fixing of the problem. Both poets use twisted paternal images provoking unease in the reader. In both poems, the ports construct images of a father but one, which is in contrast to the reader’s expectation, as we believe a father to be protective, defensive and caring. Instead we are treated to images of neglect,
Humans are and will always be social creatures, they like to stay in groups, chat with others, and socialize with other humans and some might even say that it is necessary for survival. So knowing this, the greatest dilemma one could face would be the separation and social outcasting of themselves from the group. Isolation can be very impactful and dangerous for one’s self, for a glimpse of its consequences authors write tales of separation and isolation which the reader can soak in and understand its potential. Crace Chua and F. Scott Fitzgerald are two examples of authors who shared stories of social dissolution in The Great Gatsby and “(love song, with two goldfish)”. This theme of isolation and separation affect many aspects of a story but the characters and various conflicts are truely altered and somehow brought to life when real human nature is tested and denied.
The thematic dichotomy of power and powerlessness take many forms across a range of different poems that draw upon universal experiences as seen by the characters in “A Mother in a Refugee Camp” and “Follower”. They both emit the universal feeling of …; however, whilst one presents it as an empowering emotion, the mothers’ love can be considered as a cause of grief an suffering. By contrast, ”Ozymandias” explores a completely different form of power, that of excessive pride and vanity Seamus Heaney’s “Follower” explores a power dynamic between different generations in a family, and different types of occupation, in its focus on the poet’s feelings towards his father as both a child and an adult. As a child, the poet is presented as being in awe of his father’s power and expertise, and a wanting to follow in his footsteps. However, as an adult, the pet has chosen to work in the field of poetry, not agriculture, thus rejecting his father’s influence.
ROLE OF HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT IN SHAPING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Introduction: Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. Orson Welles It is a well known fact that every individual in the society differs from one another in umpty number of ways.Even members of the family who are born and brought up in the same home exhibits similarities as well as differences.They react in a different manner to a similar situation.One might be care free,social,adaptable,stubborn other can be demanding,moody,outspoken.This similarities and differences are based on nature and nurture of heredity and environment.In terms of heredity and environment,former and later states biological basis and socialization. In our day-to-day life, we see most of the people link others behavior in terms of either heredity or environment.For example if a boy possess better teaching skill in his childhood , his mother associate the behavior of her son to his father who is a teacher.The children’s misbehavior is always attributed to his association with bad companions.Actually both