In Tim O’Brien’s novel “In the Lake of the Woods” the protagonist John Wade a Vietnam war veteran struggles through life after retiring from the army. Through textual evidence within the novel one of John’s struggles is battling his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is attributed to traumatic events such as war that soldiers deal with when coming back from war into civilian life throughout his senior years. This disease is diagnosed after analyzing scholars work upon these mental illness that soldiers have. These sources are “Traumatic Encounters: Reading Tim O’Brien” as well as “PLAUSIBILITY OF DENIAL: Tim O'Brien, My Lai, and America” both scholarly sources discuss the traumatic experiences that John had which led to his PTSD.
In the poem of “Touchscreen,” by Marshall Davis Jones, he is explaining how our feelings towards technology are crucial and where we do not want to live in a world without internet or media. He describes how he lives in a society where everyone has limited interaction with each other and that he witnesses doing it also. He explains his frustration how we spend so much time establishing profiles so other people can recognize you. In the beginning of the poem, it introduces you to his world where it is all digital and in the end, it shows you that the speaker is angry about technology and how he wishes that they would design it more advanced enough to make them all humans again.
Before reading the book Monster by Walter Dean Myers, I disagreed with the statement “Lying to save yourself from being convicted of a crime is an okay thing do.” Reading this book has made me slightly change my mind.
In the present global world, we are living in the era of advanced technology like computes, smart phones, TV and so on; and I love that. As early day goes by technology is changed. Technology makes things happen so faster. In the article, “Meet your iBrain,” the authors Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan talk about the current explosion of digital technology and how is changing the way we lives, how we communicate, and it is also rapidly and profoundly altering our brains. “Our brain is evolving right now at a speed like never before” Gary and Gigi. In “Defense of Technology” Andrew O’Hagan talks about how technology is making life get better as time goes by, technology is improvement and improvement like never before. Every part of our daily life
Back when reading was the main source of learning, only the elite could afford the time to read, let alone learn how to read. The internet allowed for a bigger portion of humans to have access to knowledge and information. He says that he has a hard time engaging in deep reading anymore and blaming the internet and modern technologies with their distractions. In a way, he argues that there have been no distractions before then. He blames
Monster, a novel written by Walter Dean Meyers, tells of a young black kid named Steve Harmon and his experiences and feelings he encounters during his stay in jail. Steve is on trial for being “the lookout” of a robbery gone wrong, which resulted in the death of the storeowner, Mr. Nesbitt. The man responsible for the death of Mr. Nesbitt was James King who actually pulled the trigger to end Mr. Nesbitt’s life. Yet, Steve is on trial for felony murder for being the so-called “look out”. Steve should not be held responsible for a crime he did not commit. First, Steve who was said to be the lookout was supposed to give King and “Bobo” Evans (the two robbers) “a signal”. However no signal was given. Second there is no evidence Steve had any
The Grand Canyon is a remarkably interesting and beautiful place, as Walker Percy refers to in his essay “The Loss of Creature”. How can sightseers hold the same “value P” if they possess “the symbolic complex which has already been formed in the sightseer’s mind” (Percy1)? In his essay, Percy discusses his theory that humans aren’t getting the full value of life because they live off of preconceptions and expectations. Percy provides the reader with a number of examples to help illustrate his point in which he believes to be “The Loss of Creature”. The descriptions of the couple on vacation in Mexico and the difference between the Falkland Islander and the student at Scarsdale High School are two of his more interesting examples. He divides his essay into two parts that of the tourists and students, explaining how humans are consumers that need to come to a more logical conclusion of experience, illustrating that their ways of interpretation need to be changed.
In his book Smarter Than You Think, Clive Thompson aims to persuade the readers into believing that technology has had a positive impact on our society and the World as a whole. He claims that technology has improved our retention rates, allows us to write and think with global audiences and even improves our senses.
One may say that McCandless’ violent childhood is what caused his downfall. McCandless may have even had the right idea, separating himself from his family, but due to his fragile state of mind he may have gone to too much of an extreme. He ended up taking the policies and principles of transcendentalism too far, which is really what resulted in his death. A concept that transcendentalism goes strongly against is materialism, a principle that may have saved his life. He was so anti materialistic in fact, that he refused to even have a phone or form of communication, this ultimately could have saved his life. Another principle taken to an extreme was intuition and self-reliance. As Chris traveled around collecting money for Alaska, he was also
The Loss of the Creature and the Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up? contain very similar ideas that are interpreted in different ways. Both Walker Percy and Errol Morris introduce something valuable being lost and give a way in which it can be regained, and they both are fairly adamant they have reached a correct conclusion.This begs the question: since they are giving conflicting points of view, which author’s logic is flawed? A quick glance at either text would lead one to think they are both right, however a clear contrast can be seen in some areas. A closer look at both texts will reveal the similarities and differences in their theories, and how even though their ideas conflict, truth can be found in both. Worth consideration is
The book I chose to read was Monster by Walter Dean Myers. This is one of the required readings listed on the young adult book list. I always had an interest in Walter Dean Myers books which I read in junior high and high school. This book was a really great read and I can almost relate to him in many ways. In the year 1999, Walter Dean Myers has introduced the readers to a young man name Steve Harmon. Steve was only sixteen years old in prison awaiting a murder trial. He is an African American boy who grew up in a rough neighborhood where families experienced high poverty levels. Steve troubles himself by retelling the events that led him to the murder while also narrating the courtroom drama and the prison where he was incarcerated. He was
Also, I like how this book points out that the most uncommon people are the most successful. Barker refers to uncommon people as "Hopeful Monsters" which are individuals who deviates radically from the norm in a population because of a genetic mutation that confers a potentially adaptive advantage. For example the book mention Michael Phelps as a hopeful monster. His upper body is too long, legs to short, hands and feet to big, and he has gangly arms. In fact, he doesn’t seem designed to move well on land at all, but Phelps’s collection of odd traits makes him uniquely suited to being an awesome U.S. Olympic swimmer who has won the most awards than any swimmer has won in the world. I would recommend this book for anyone who in an early/mid/
Who knew that technology usage can lead to memory problems? Since browsing through social media is very common nowadays, the brains are bombarded with electronic information. From instant messaging to blogs, it is easy to forget some things. Over the years, the debate about whether or not technology has a positive, or negative impact on society gets talked about on many sites and social media platforms. In what ways are technology damaging? First off, it reduces the amount of sleep usually obtain by people. Secondly, those who uses technology lack physical interactions. Thirdly, it makes students neglect their schoolwork. For the reasons above, technology is very harmful to today’s society since people nowadays
"Technology is like art. It is a soaring exercise of the human imagination". Like everything in this world that has its good and bad effects on us, technology does too. How we use technology is important in determining what results it would bring us. Nowadays, technology is heavily used for educational purposes. Integrating technology in education can be extremely beneficial. It can be a useful method for the students and their teachers, which improves both their skills. In addition, being active on the Internet when learning can make students and teachers’ academic journey easier. There is a lot of evidence that proves how useful technology is for both students and their instructors. This paper attempts to show that using the Internet allows
Imagine a world today where people didn’t have the technologies. If there were no technologies today, humans wouldn’t have phones, computers, tablets, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat. Technology is now a big part of people’s society and predictable future. Electronic devices like cars, phones, tablets, and computers have all been created over time to make peoples live helpful and easier. The benefits of technology are that people can talk to their friends and relatives who are living far from them, they can learn new things and online courses, and they’re able to reach distant places within hours which took years of time to reach in olden days. Even though people think that technology is harmful to people; however, technology is good for people