Christy Wampole identifies the primary reason she feels modern young people adopt an “ironic” persona as the lack of culture the generation has to offer. As she describes her reasons for feeling this way, her statements could be classified as a claim of value, and in my opinion, it is not very convincing. I do agree with some of her points, and her piece is definitely thought-provoking, however, she attempts to prove her opinions based on judgements because of her own belief system. To Wampole, the young generation should not dress hipster, because it is not a true expression of who they are, but instead, it is an ironic way of life. To Wampole, all of the forms of art that are being “imitated” is just a repeated version of generations before, and in
Nancy Mairs “Being a Cripple” focuses on her relationship with her disease that causes her to be disable. But her relationship to her disease can be complicated because she can’t escape from it and it interferes with her emotions causing her to feel depressed. Indeed, in the opinion of this essay, Mairs illness affected her physically and emotionally in her daily
12. The author gives an ugly description of Mrs. Dubose because it shows the readers how the effects of morphine changed her physical appearance, and also to show her cruelness and how it took a toll on her body. The description is creepy, but it also makes me feel sympathy for her even though she says cruel things to Scout and her family, I feel as if inside she doesn’t really mean it and her mind is just clouded due to her illness, and she is trying to just find an outlet to release her pain. 13. Atticus explains why he considers Mrs. Dubose to be a great lady and brave person because of her qualities.
That ruins her childhood. In her college years, she learns the way how she looks is not the only thing to her life. Nancy Mairs in, On Being a Cripple, suffer from a disability, and has uncomfortable movements. Although Grealy and Mairs suffer from their illness, at the end, the way how Grealy and Mairs look is not everything to them. No matter how people view their illness that cause their appearance doesn’t change who they are.
It becomes apparent in the very first Act that Abigail is not a trustworthy character. She is willing to throw blame at anyone to deflect the suspicion from herself, or even to gain something she wants. I suppose in some ways Abigail could be seen as a tragic character, but her manipulative nature sure makes it difficult to sympathize with her. She is willing to hang an innocent woman in her delusion that this will somehow result in John Proctor realizing his love for her. He has made it clear multiple times he has moved on and wishes to not see her but - of course - Abigail only persists.
I try to communicate, but although the words form inside my head, my tongue and lips will not cooperate” (Staples 88). This showed me how hard the loss of her family was for Najmah. Her behavior changes because she stops talking and loses hope. This was an important moment for me to see PTSD, because she wants to talk but she cannot force herself too. (STEWE-2) I also see how PTSD changes Najmah in another section of the book.
She uses cultural references, imagery and syntax to achieve her definition of self-respect. It is the characters whom we find faults within “Jordan Baker” and “Rhett Butler”. That when we tie our self-respect to objects or people beyond our control we end up falling short. “The dismal fact is that self-respect has nothing to do with the approval of others has nothing to do with reputation is something that
You can infer from her essay that she does not agree with this lifestyle. In her essay she states, “Nothing can corrupt and disintegrate a culture or a man’s character as thoroughly as does the precept of moral agnosticism, the idea that one must never pass moral judgement on others, that one must be morally tolerant of anything, that the good consists of never distinguishing good from evil.” This is in fact a true statement. By becoming morally agnostic its like you don't care. you in other words have no morals. Ayn Rand seems to agree that this is a bad
Metaphors and myths about illnesses like cancer and tuberculosis constantly besiege people in society according to Susan Sontag in the book Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. When someone becomes ill with cancer or TB, more often than not, they are negatively associated with the illness. Through Sontag’s medical research, opinions, observations, and viewpoint she dedicates her writing to end the myths that demoralize individuals. Cancer is a disease, not an evil condition that defines someone. Sontag explains how people with cancer should not feel cursed or punished, but instead see it as traveling to the “kingdom of sick.” Metaphors can help the general public understand difficult subjects and concepts, but become detrimental when people are defined by their illness or condition.
She says “How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me,” this quote directly makes the readers feel bad for her as she talks about how she can not get passed the idea that someone does not like her simple presence. It makes the audience feel the harsh environments she has to endure just because of her physical