Lauren views the people of Robledo, as deflective and isolative thinkers. They refuse to adapt to the environment around them and instead wish to dream about the good old days. Lauren views this neglectful behavior, as a coping mechanism. Eventually, it leads to the community 's untimely demise. In her writings, of Earthseed, Lauren postulates “People tend to give in to fear and depression, to need and greed.
Many people have different adjectives and phrases to answer the question “what is resilience” but each answer is the same. People know what it means to be resilient, but there are not many resilient people in the world. Not many people could get beaten, verbally abused, and come back against all the odds. To be resilient people need to keep their dignity and their pride and that is exactly what Louis Zamperini, Ed Roberts, Jason Zimmerman, and Frederick Douglass did. These four men had all the odds against them with so much suffering, but they rolled up their sleeves and fought through that pain because they are the true definition of resilience.
In the event, if I had not practised resilience, that overarching circumstance would have overpowered by misfortune and my value would have impacted into a more serious danger of utilizing undesirable methods for dealing with stress to manage life's difficulties, for example, animosity towards self or others. Resilience isn't a quality that individuals either have or don't have. It includes practice, musings and activities that can be learned and created by anybody. Research has demonstrated that resilience is customary, not unprecedented. Individuals normally exhibit resilience.
Human interactions can change our point of view towards something or someone, can lead to unexpected peace, and can change our social status in the society. First of all, the interactions between humans can change or influence our point of view towards something or someone. In the memoir “Night”, Elie Wiesel changed his point of view towards his own God because of influence of the interactions in the concentration camp. The text says, “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes”(Wiesel 37). It also states, “I too had become a different person.
Selfless actions, revealing care or concern for someone other than themselves, gains trust amongst strangers. A book written by Octavia Butler titled “Parable of the Sower”, a story where chaos, violence, disease and famine reigns over humankind, the main character Lauren, 18-year-old African-American women with an illness that gives her the ability to feel what others around her feel. After her community was attacked and everyone she had loved and known was gone, Lauren and a couple of friends: Zarah and Harry were forced to travel the dangerous roads north in search of a better life. During her journey in a world, where people are only looking out for themselves and preyed on the weak, Lauren performs selfless acts for people traveling along the road gaining their trust and friendship. For instance, Travis and Natividad, an interracial couple traveling north with their infant son Dominic, Lauren first encountered the couple after helping them fight off coyotes, thieves along the road (202).
Even so, humans can come together to show kindness and love. Even seemingly barbaric gangs search for order in society and provide security and comfort for the impoverished. People are naturally inclined to help others and act socially, especially
“I closed my eyes again remembering the way I had been hurt—remembering the pain.” (Butler 20) Dana, the main character in Octavia Butler’s Kindred stated this quote to emphasize the great amount of pain she has experienced in her life, and how focusing and remembering the pain keeps her from losing her grip on reality. Dana, takes the reader in a journey back to the slave period through the antebellum south and allows the reader to travel time through the eyes of a modern African-American woman and experience all the heartache and misery she experienced during those times. Octavia Butler’s science fiction novel Kindred explores not only the unimaginable horrors of slavery; but how those horrors and the time travel affects everyone. Dana, the main character of this novel
Herbert Spencer has expressed the same idea by the survival of the fittest” (Darwin 6). Survival of the fittest is a 19th century concept of human society, inspired by the principle of natural selection, postulating that those who are eliminated in the struggle for existence are the unfit. It is a term developed by Herbert Spencer to describe Darwin’s concept of natural selection. Spencer’s concept of survival of the fittest refers to a greater probability that fit as oppose to unfit individuals will survive some test or event, by adapting to their environment. The story of the children in Lord of the Flies, is an example of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and Spencer’s concept of survival of the fittest applied to human beings.
Over the next two years, six of her stories were published in the southern Review, a serious literary magazine one of whose editors was the poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren. She also received strong support from Katherine Anne Porter, who contributed an introduction to Welty’s first book of stories, A Curtain of Green (1941). That introduction hailed the arrival of another gifted southern fiction writer, and in fact the volume contained some of the best stories she was ever to write, such as Petrified man. Her profusion of metaphor and the difficult surface of her narrative-often oblique and indirect in its effect-were in part a mark of her admiration for modern writers like Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner. Although Welty’s stories were as shapely as her mentor’s, Porter, they were more richly idiomatic and comic in their inclination.
Interacting with people in a joyful way is something the man is not used too but was a boost to his confidence. In this case, denying societal expectations helped improve the self-impression this man placed on himself. Continuous acts of kindness, such as talking to a homeless person, will hopefully change the negative stereotypes placed on various