What is your worth?, what makes you happy?, what makes you sad or disappointed?. Life has ups and downs and turnarounds but do you give up?. Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto is and short little that discuss the hardship of this young girl named Yollie along with her mother. Armitage Street by David Hernandez is a short poem that is about a narrator whose’ waiting on a train to leave Armitage Street their favorite childhood street. Both of these authors shows there's no need to have it all just make the best of what you have. Gary shows this through Metaphor and Character actions and David did this through First Person and Description.
Repressed memory is defined as a memory that was or is actively repressed by a human’s brain to protect them from a psychologically devastating impact of that memory (such as child abuse, rape, molestation, and more). It is interesting that our mind has the ability to disassociate just to shelter us from our psychological harm. Even though some people believe repressed memories should stay hidden because it would only hurt the person that it belongs to, I think it is better to have the memory and deal with it, and not having a piece of your life missing.
I’ve come to terms that not all memories are happy but they are the reasons happy ones can be so much better. That being said, I’ve grown up fortunate. I have a happy family with both parents, a house, and I’ve never been deprived in a survival way. Watching the PBS video I was sad with how many letters Andre Fenton was receiving of people wanting to erase their memories, one guy even going as far to say he wouldn’t mind even if it meant losing all of his memories. At first, I thought how amazing it could be if we could erase memories because I first thought of criminals possibly getting a second chance-if they were able to start completely fresh. However hearing Fenton end with how he wouldn’t want to wipe someone 's memory and how they might not be human anymore, made me realize how our core memories do make us who we are and I can’t imagine the loss of identity that would come after. I know for sure I would never want my memories
I agree with Ricoeur that, in order to refigure a better future, one should be liberated from the wounded memories via the authentic healing of them. Otherwise, those stings of the past continue to haunt his/her life. With Henri Bergson, Ricoeur speaks of an unconscious duration of memory, which amounts to forgetting. Yet this is fundamentally not a deletion of traces. Also, by referring to Sigmund Freud, Ricoeur points out that “blocked/sick” memories tend to result in the compulsion to continually express the memories in diverse counterproductive forms of action. For these reasons, Ricoeur asserts that this sort of unhealthy forgetting is detrimental. In the same sense, Gregory Jones also argues that remembering well should precede forgetting
Life isn’t always about working towards the future or making the present better, instead it is moving on from the past, towards a steady life. In truth, what are the consequences of residing into one’s past? No matter the answer to the mysterious question, the consequences are great and impact one’s life beyond regular instances. Overall, the results of live inside one’s past are negative towards health, well being, and mental stability. Sometimes, looking
Imagine going to school and really succeeding; you understand everything, you’re getting good grades and all the praise you can dream of from your parents and teachers. But then you move up and things get harder, you don’t understand everything, your grades are dropping and you are scared that you will no longer get that praise. You have two options, you can either take on the challenge and get back to where you used to be, or you can sit down when you feel threated by the hard work.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most prominent writers during the Jazz Age. His short story, “Babylon Revisited”, follows Charlie Wales reminiscing about his past life and attempting to regain what he lost after the 1929 stock market crash. Charlie returns to Paris and he is disappointed at how empty the city looks. His goal is to regain custody of his daughter, Honoria. However, this feat is difficult to overcome because of Lorraine’s temptations to bring Charlie back into his previous lavish lifestyle and Marion’s strong disapproval of Charlie. Ultimately, Charlie does not regain custody of Honoria and must wait another six months. Throughout the story, Fitzgerald retells Charlie’s
I believe that Remembering is a good thing it can help build you up or tear you down but it’s all in how you let it affect you. People have been through the worst of the worst like from Elie Weisel a quote from nights saying when we arrived and were walking of the cattle cars I went to the left with my father to the right my sister and my mother and at that moment I knew I would never see their faces ever again”, and that right there that moment defines Elie that hard and painful time made him strong and able to tell his story and inspire. And from Interment a girl say’s “it was a branding of her own indignation”, that goes to show that the Japanese when they were put in train cars and taken away from their home, it really goes along with the
The drowning of a young girl in an environmentally protected river causes a reporter named Maggie to be sent to her hometown to cover the story. She is partnered with a man named Allen, and they eventually grow to like each other. However, Maggie used to be in love with a man named Luke who lives in the town. Luke is the absolute opposite of Allen, they are not alike in any way. These two characters differences help shape the story and show how different points-of-view and experiences influence people’s thoughts on situations. Three of the main differences between Luke and Allen are their personalities/appearances, relationships with Maggie, and their stance on the river situation.
An increasingly conspicuous phenomenon is the Mandela Effect. It relates directly to confabulation, which is defined as a disturbance in memory, without the consciences’ intention to deceive. This means that someone can remember something to be a certain way and be very intent in it’s truth, but in reality the memory is incorrect. For example, the majority of society remembers the popular children book series being titled ‘Berenstein Bears’. If you look back at the books, they are actually titled ‘Berenstain Bears’, which many people don’t recall it ever being called. While our brains do make errors, the Mandela Effect addresses a large group of people all having identical memories but they are incorrect. This causes a confusion in society. So many people remember something the same way, but it is not the truth. Because of this problem, reality seems to be distorted and the accuracy of our brains is in question. The Mandela Effect makes it impossible for us to trust our societal brain.
After watch the video “The Fiction of Memory” by Elizabeth Loftus, I realize that false memory can be affect on everyone. In my personal experience; sometime I went to the place that I never been there before, but I will believe that is place I have been when I was child.
Six million humans died. They died in the holocaust at the hands of evil. They were dehumizied and need to be remember for how they were treated and what they went through because of what they could’ve done in the world.The holocaust was the mass murder of six million jews and millions of other people leading up to and during world war two. The killings took place in europe between 1933 and 1945. They were organised by german nazis and the leader of the Nazi party Hitler. There was some survivors of this event and one was named Elie Weisel. He wrote a book about his experience called ‘Night’. Elie was face to face with death because of the evil hands of Hitler and the Nazis. He uses “night” to try to get readers to validate the dead, remember
Stephen Jay Gould, in his essay “Some Close Encounters of a Mental Kind,” convinces us that memory can be a blessing however, can also be a danger. Gould gives an example of when he visited Devils Tower, Wyoming both when he was fifteen years old and when he was older. When he was fifteen he was told by his father that he could see the Devils Tower from miles away in which he was sure he saw. When he went back he was older and realized you can not see the Devils tower from afar because it is covered by mountains. He was sure it was the Devils Tower, however he soon realized what he had seen was Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. “ I [Gould] see it as clearly and as surely as ever, although I now know that the memory is false” (Gould 47). Therefore, Gould
What is the point in real memory? Why should we remember all the moral and immoral from the past? How does it even help us? Some people say most conditions in today's world are pointless but one item that stands out is memory. Everyone has to have memory, even if it just an image popping up in your head of the last time you took your dog on a walk or helped an old woman cross the street. Sometimes it is difficult to regard that memory will always be with us even if we choose not to have it, we really have no choice. The moral, the dreadful, the bitter, the disappointed, the lazy, there is so much from the past that interferes with our daily lives.
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