Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
In conclusion, Equality's true motives behind his work are much more selfish than they first appear to be. Equality strives to fulfil his own personal desire rather than contribute everything to society, and this isn't necessarily a negative thing. Selfishness and selflessness can be balanced, and this balance is crucial to a functioning
Equality is something people want till people actually have it. Equality often limits a person’s abilities and disables to do something for themselves or inspire themselves. Equality's, the main character in the book Anthem, the primary motivation is proving that he is smart enough to become a scholar. Equality has a right to be motivated in this way since he believes that he can help the society so he is giving into the collectivism. I think that if everyone was motivated in this way, there would be a more progressive society where people sought to improve themselves and society at the same time.
Science is dangerous; we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled" (Huxley 231). Mond explains, in this quote, how science cannot remain the sole factor in achieving happiness. Throughout the story, the Controllers condition the people to view science as the greatest good, but new discoveries often lack what makes an individual happy. Process often infringes on what people as a whole consider as happy. They feel contentment but individuality and passion push brilliant individuals to discover more scientifically.
He begins with the interesting speculation from the book High School? That “impressions formed in high school are more vivid and indelible than those formed at any other time in life.” Suzuki stresses the importance of high school education and prepares his readers for a proposal related to making that education as valuable as possible. A rhetorical analysis reveals the varying degrees of success with which Suzuki employs logos, pathos, and ethos: while Suzuki’s ethos is strong because of the reputation he brings to his writing and his use of pathos to appeal to his target audience of parents and educators, his use of logos is weak. Suzuki is skilled in argumentation, but his strong ethos fails to make up for the lack of support for his thesis that high school science courses should begin with sex education. Suzuki’s ethos is dependent on his achievements in science, and no one would question the wisdom of choosing him to speak to high school students about science.
In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance, he passionately expresses his views on individualism. Emerson’s views on individuality are views of following oneself’s own thoughts and passions, rather than fearing men and following the world. The speaker is successful in getting his point across with the use of allusions, anaphora, and thought triggering metaphors. As discussed previously, Emerson employs strong allusions of well known people to get his claim across, which is how important individuality is. He alludes to three famous, greatly praised men as he states, “the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton, is that they set at not books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought” (1).
In the excerpt of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “Self-Reliance,” 1841, his purpose is made manifest with mocking metaphors, and creates a candid tone. These components Emerson implements add up to the idea that, “to be great is to be misunderstood.” Emerson starts off this excerpt with “the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide…” These are such concrete metaphors that present a loaded concept. It seems Emerson believes envy is selfish, or even offensive. To be envious is asinine. An individual can acquire anything through hard work and perseverance.
In fact, the concept of democracy, I believe, rose from these very concepts. The efforts to create an egalitarian society are evident in his writing: “from this equality of ability, ariseth equality of hope in the attaining of our ends.” However, the limitation of the notion provided by Thomas shows that humans, as selfish beings, cannot work together in harmony as the greed of attaining more cause conflict between the two. As he writes: “And therefore if any two men desire the same thing, which nevertheless they cannot both enjoy, they become enemies.” Albeit true, it can be applied in one context and not another. Hence, the theory is valid in situations where resources are less; this, now, as we know, is not applicable because we have the resources readily available to us. Therefore, is human as selfish as Thomas shows?
He found man to be ultimately good in nature, and that society 's influence and pretentiousness are what spoiled man 's essential goodness. Rousseau 's philosophy combined between the realistic and ideal, and he aspired to a better world. Rousseau introduced one of the principles that later on would be a major characteristic of Romanticism, that is: in art, the free expression of creativity is more important than following formal rules and traditions. His views were opposed to those of his contemporaries who preferred to put order to the chaos of human experience. His Romanticism further developed in his novel, The New Eloise, and is praised as one of his greatest works.
He claims that he is an educated and reasonable man, but also has his limitations in his beliefs of rationalism. “He would never go so far as some – who questioned […] the very truth of Holy Scripture – which could not be explained by reason alone.” (Süskind, 14). He is displayed as someone of the old age, who is trying to constitute new age ideas within him, however staying limited by his instinctive human reliance on a superior power for guidance, one which he cannot upset by doubting. Through this characterization, the reader is able to see his very “human” personality. Accordingly, there are many instances in which his natural instincts override his ability to be reasonable and rational.
Geoffrey Sirc wrote “The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a Basic Writing Text” to convey to his students and all students of literature that this book “teaches the importance of passion and strength of character” that these are “essential attributes to growth as a writer.” This journal article reaffirms the reason why all students should be required to read the book and Sirc states that autobiography allows the student to develop a deeper understanding of how to be inquisitive when confronted with stereotypes or ignorance. The affirmation comes in the form of a quote from Malcolm X in the epilogue of the book “People don’t realize how a man’s life can be changed by one book” (X and Haley 400) and the impact that statement would have on future
Is Man Inherently Good or Evil? How people believe the nature of humans is a very personal belief. That belief is shaped by how they grew up , and by their life experiences. What people believe has a large impact on the way they live their lives. Like John Locke, I agreed that people are inherently good.
Modern Psychological Acclimatization Mental and moral conditionings are both of major thematic importance. Americans prefer to believe that, while flawed, they obtain the freedom to live under their own opinions as they wish. Shocking the audience is the primary objective of Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, and the hypnopaedia is arguably the most controversial aspect of this “perfect culture”. The fear of being, for lack of proper description, brainwashed merely for a more convenient social system is horrifying. It is crucial towards the understanding of the World State’s success to recognize the similarities to the world in general.