Recently, many have begun to attack and degrade higher education in the United States. In the book How College Works, authors Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs claim, “As state support has eroded, and as more students attend college in an increasingly desperate attempt to find viable jobs, the price to students of attending an institution of higher education has gone up, especially at more selective institutions” (172). So is college even worth it? Caroline Bird’s excerpt from her book Case Against College “Where College Fails Us” is an adequately written article that agrees with those who question whether college is a good investment. Bird argues that although some students would benefit from college and succeed, many fall short, wasting
[the poppet]” (Miller 75). Soon after, Mary agrees to Proctors demands that she come clean about all of the false accusations made by her and the rest of the girls. However, she cracks again when interrogated about the pretense and the girls show up again and claim to see a spirit. Mary fears that she will be condemned by the girls and reverts her statement about Elizabeth and in the midst of it all, John Proctor reveals his affair with Abigail Williams. Mary went back and forth between the pretense and the truth, breaking free for in a moment into the right, but the heat of the lies burned her and caused her to repeal the truth she once
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mrs. Dubose’s suffering helps Jem and Scout learn about perseverance, virtuous characteristics and how much she really desires to do the right thing. Without realizing it, Mrs. Dubose shows Jem and Scout how to do what they know will be hard, combat fear with courage, and standing up for the right thing. She teaches them by her actions not by words without ever leaving her own bed. TRANSITIONAL SENTENCE Even though Mrs. Dubose knows how much pain coming off morphine will include, she continues to fight through the agony and suffering. During Jem’s reading session, Mrs. Dubose falls into a state with “cords of saliva” collecting on her lips while her head rocked slowly “from side to side” (123).
Cinder is then turned into a test dummy for the doctor because she was taken against her will to the testing site. “Cinder swallowed her panic and halted the robot with palm against its smooth forehead” (Marissa Meyer, 38). This is what she had to do while being tested on and the person she was paired to was the prince. In other words she so scared that she couldn’t test alone and she had to have someone else with her. After her step sisters volunteered her for the testing she learnt not to trust anyone and with not trusting anyone she became a very independent person.
By playing the blame on others they are able to make sense of what is happening to them and gain attention. Gossip is the source to the downfall of the school and the potential outbreak of a national disaster. The impact of the media encouraged the girls to continue lying about the condition. Moreover, When the children feel threatened, they condemn one another. Colleen says that “it’s easy to point fingers from a position of comfort, and nothing he or Jesus says will change that” (Howe 250).
Recently, higher education in the United States has been attacked and degraded. In the book How College Works, authors Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs claim, “As state support has eroded, and as more students attend college in an increasingly desperate attempt to find viable jobs, the price to students of attending an institution of higher education has gone up, especially at more selective institutions” (172). These claims against higher education have caused several people to question if college is even worth going through and paying for. Caroline Bird’s excerpt from her book Case Against College “Where College Fails Us” is an adequately written article that agrees with those who question whether or not college is a good investment.
After Vivian’s encounter with Jason before, Vivian realizes that she wishes for the same human contact from Jason that she denied her own students in the past. In one of her flashbacks she recalls a hostile encounter with one of her students when she yells, “You can come to this class prepared, or you can excuse yourself from this class, this department, and this university. Do not think for a moment that I will tolerate anything in between … I was teaching him a lesson (Edson 59-60).” Here, Vivian has shown that in the past she was notorious for an uncompromising character. Instead of trying to productively encourage the student to pay attention, she allowed her ego to take over her and lash out on the student. By showing this flashback she is showing irony in the fact that she desires human kindness and is possibly suggesting she is undeserving of it.
Initially, the author points out that many college students are dissatisfied because they enrolled for the wrong reasons. The author discusses how many students attend college because it seems fun, because of parental pressure, and because they receive financial support without working (Bird 217). This means that although many students pursue higher education, few of them are motivated by passion or ambition. Next, Bird insists that many people can find professional success without attaining a college degree. Bird says “… a college diploma no longer opens as many vocational doors” (224).
She left a lasting legacy to all girls that you should not be silenced by anyone. The origin of Malala Yousafzai’s call to change start when the Taliban started to get rid of girls’ education and rights. The Taliban, a terrorist group that took control of the Swat Valley, inflicted laws that reduced a woman’s rights to be only half of a man’s and laws that restricted women’s rights. The Taliban and General Zia created rules that were unfair like how girls should not have an education. (Rowell 10, Yousafzai 31) Because of all the protests for women’s rights, the Taliban eventually let girls go to school with many restrictions such as wearing a shiela to cover their entire face.
She is posting a blog on the internet in response to not being cast in a lead role for the school play. Using colorful language, and explicitly showing the audience why she in fact did not deserve the lead role, she condemns the teacher, Mr. Healy. However, through her attempts at singing it should have been blatantly clear to any viewers of the blog why she did not get the role; Mr. Healy cannot be blamed her atrocious lack of talent. In her mind though, she is a victim of the town and its ideals, going so far as to ask is she is living in Salem, Oregon or Salem,
This could be a symbol of the discrimination that women go through, and that it can only be seen under particular circumstances, and during certain times. When the story mentioned the main character’s destroying the wallpaper and walking over her husband, it most likely symbolizes as freedom. Even when she broke the glass ceiling it can be seen as women trying their best to break free, and away from the discrimination. There is a line in the Yellow Wallpaper that states "But I know she was studying that pattern, and I am determined that nobody shall find it out but myself!" I feel like in this part of the story, it’s trying to explain, how other people are seeing that women are trying to step up and change everything, and the women in the story is trying her best to find the best possible solution in order for men to realize women should have the same choices and rights.