In the poem, "Rite of Passage", Sharon Olds depicts a mother's view of her child and of other children. The mother sees her child as a newborn by saying things like "specks of nutmeg on his cheeks" and "chest narrow as the balsa keel of a model boat". This perception of her child instills the idea that she raised a kind hearted and innocent kid. After this notion is stated, the son speaks of murdering a two year old. This creates a clear contrast between the mother's perspective and that of society's. The other children, upon hearing this, continue forward in celebrating his life as if the very words he spoke were of good taste. Throughout the poem, the mother refers to the children as " short men" and "small bankers", developing the notion
First of all, “13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding” and “39% male drivers, age 15 -20 were speeding at the time of their fatal vehicle crash” “(Dangers of Speeding While Driving)”, it’s important to know about this statistics because many people need to give speeding a second thought, they don’t understand what is going on around them, they only care about getting to their destination but often forget about increase risk of getting in a car accident or causing death. As far as defense driving goes, 94% of human’s errors are responsible for all crashes which proves that defensive driving is important if you don’t drive unsafely, it can cause serious crashes, injuries, or even death. With that in mind, “. Drivers cannot control what other people on the road are going to do, so it’s important that they put themselves in a solid position to avoid the consequences of any risky actions others may take” (“The Importance of Defensive Driving and Safety”). Lastly, not following the rules of the road, speeding and misinterpreting the concept of defensive driving can increase the number of car crashes and deaths and put lives at
According to Inkteen.com “In 2009, 5,474 lives were taken and 448,000 people got injured from car accidents from being distracted while driving, says the government.” Being able to drive may be a dream comes true, but it could easily turns into a nightmare that is never woken up from. The use of technology has grown in constant for many years, distracting people from things that are important. Texting and driving is one of the biggest problems in USA. However, not only are drivers putting themselves in danger, they’re putting passengers in their car and other drivers on the road in danger, too. So it is very precarious to yourself and for the people that surrounding you. One reason the majority of people are against this action is because it
Being able to depend by ownself and be responsible is key to growing as a teenager. Driving solo and doing activities helps a teenager achieve that. They would not have to depend on their parent to drive them places all the time. Recently, my cousin, a sixteen year old, has started to drive on her own, in fact she loves to just drive around and do her own thing. She goes out more and does not have to worry about transportation from my parents. Also, some sixteen year olds are starting to have jobs, so they need ways to get there. Having a parent constantly taking you there is a
In every society, there are certain times when the members of society move to a different point, or social role, in their lives. Often, these role changes are marked by rituals or ceremonies, which symbolize a move from one social stage of life to another. These ceremonies are also known as rites of passage, which are completed in three phases: the separation phase, the transition phase and the incorporation phase. Each culture has several examples of rites of passage that occur as early as birth and as late in life as death. One good example of a rite of passage is a high school graduation, because it marks a young adult’s transition from a student to a graduate. When you analyze the graduation ceremony, each phase can be seen and explained quite clearly.
For this reason, I think that it is important to teach drivers the dangers of distracted driving more than we already do. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers. In comparison, in 2013, 424,000 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers, a 10% increase in death. This percentage has and will be increasing in the coming years if we don’t put more effort into teaching drivers how dangerous it really is when driving
Another example of when a check digit is used is in barcode numbers. The majority of products that you can buy have a 13-digit number on them, which is scanned to get all the product details, such as the price. This 13-digit number is referred to as the ‘GTIN-13’ where ‘GTIN’ stands for Global Trade Item Number.
To begin, many societies contribute to rite of passage. On the other hand there are self rite of passage. “Through the Tunnel” written by Doris Lessing and “Brothers Are the Same” written by Beryl Markham are examples of self rite of passage and how society contribute to rite of passage. Although there is much difference in self rite of passage and how the society contribute to rite of passage there are similarities.
Walking through the old, white, front door, numerous shoulder mounts of trophy animals line the walls along with an occasional fish mount. My taste buds water as the delightful smell of freshly smoked sausage fills my nose. The “cha-ching” of the cash register is a sign business is booming. In the back of the store, the bandsaw is screaming, and the grinder is crunching. Some people are boning meat, and others are packaging it. When the processing is complete, the meat is boxed and thrown into the freezer where it waits to be picked up.
When on the road make sure you are taking all the necessary precautions while driving, to not only keep yourself but everyone around you. Driving distracted isn’t only texting and driving, it is anything that takes your attention away from your primary task. Don’t let yourself be a candidate for an AT&T commercial about distracted driving. Lives can be changed forever in a matter of seconds, don’t let it be your
Ugh. This book. I remember reading a section of it in one of my previous philosophy courses and I was dreading/eager to finally read it in it’s entirety. Dreading because the small portion I read completely irked me. Eager because there was a possibility that the rest of the book could be great and make up for what I had read. After finishing the book, I still do strongly dislike some parts. My hate is not a strong as it initially was, but just looking at the cover annoys me. Although Nagle claims to want to work in sanitation in order to write “a book that would reveal how much sanitation workers and the Department that stands behind them merit praise and respect”, she presents facts to the contrary (36). She gives example after example of
Why do people shoot small bucks year after year? Is it meaningful or do they do it to show it off? Sometimes I ask myself the same questions. I was brought up to shoot a small one then keep going bigger every year, or to let them go to grow another year. I always wonder if people think about how many big bucks there would be if more small/little bucks were passed up each year. The potential for monster bucks is there, but not only one person in the community can be letting young bucks go knowing that they will probably step over the property line and get shot.
In Sharon Olds’ poem, “Rite of Passage”, she explores the expectations of what it takes to be a man, doing so by describing a gathering of young boys at her son’s birthday party. The young boys in the poem act in such a way as to imitate men, making clear what type of behavior they believe is expected from men, which is seen throughout the poem through their interactions with one another. It is this imitation that is the rite of passage which gives the poem its name.
In the community college that I attend, there are students that have to put in effort in order to be successful, and even that is not enough. Students should be treated equally and be given equal rights that other students might have. It is understandable that students with lower income can have higher priority, but it will affect other students just as bad. Following rules in classes should be enforced more strictly towards students. If students are not taking classes serious, they will not try in classes. Some suggestions are to give students equal priority to everyone in registering, parking space, and classroom procedures.
The more I drive, the more I see the importance of safe and responsible driving. Having driven for a while, I see the freedom that I receive, now able to drive to practices, taking friends and family places and getting food for my family. Having this freedom means I must also stay safe and set a good example for others while driving. This means obeying all the laws, driving courteously, and respecting others out on the road.