Modern America along with the world, is becoming increasingly more accepting of diversity; meaning more of us are freely expressing ourselves. There will always be conflict about beliefs and feelings towards one another. Most people keep their own beliefs to themselves, then there is the type of individuals that feel they must put their beliefs into action and hurt others or destroy things to get their point across. Those actions performed by that type of person are called hate crimes. Hate crimes have significantly increased over the past few years and are getting worse each day.
The act of stereotyping is assuming that all members of a group have similar knowledge, behaviors, or beliefs simply because they belong to a group. Using stereotypes is one of the most common reasons why countless people are misjudged. It can occur with the person’s knowledge or it can happen subconsciously. Sometimes, in writing, authors will form stereotypes for their characters to fit into. By using a stereotype, it sets a base for the character to build off of and show change.
However, my opinion on the books places The Chosen over To Kill a Mockingbird due to the relatable theme, easy-to-follow plot, and the sense of completion it offers. Although, there are many aspects of To Kill a Mockingbird that exceed aspects of The Chosen. For example, the theme of racial discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird, though not as relatable, addresses a much bigger and important message to its original audience. In different eyes, the books could seem very different. After all, the value of books are not decided by the book themselves, but by the readers with their own
The book showed real life examples of every illusion and how people are caught up in them every day. I learned that these illusions can and probably already did, lead me to make shocking mistakes. One of the quotes that stood out in the book was, "Beware of memories accompanied by strong emotions and vivid details—they are just as likely to be wrong as mundane memories, but you’re far less likely to realize it." It made me realize that memories that I remember from meaningful events could just be wrong as something that I didn’t care if it was incorrectly remembered. It shows that things you think you remember could not be that at all.
In the 2007 article “The Bystander Effect” the author Dorothy Barkin talked about the reasons why most people decide not to get involved in complex situations. Many think that the reasons maybe very obvious such as the fear of possible danger to one’s self or having to go through long legal proceedings. However, the author talks about two main reasons for such actions. The first is ambiguity, the fact the most people do not know how to evaluate different situations and there lays most for the decision making. As knowing what the problem that you are facing in that moment, that alone creates a high-pressure environment that most people would not like to be involved in.
A stereotype is a trait, characteristics, motion, even belief that one has or believes about a person of a given demographic group which is then widespread to the whole group. According to Thomas CW (2014). Individuals stereotype one another for any number of reasons including ignorance, bias, prejudice, etc. However, many people stereotype because the world in which we live is so large and complex that it is difficult to comprehend. Therefore, stereotyping provides a means to group and attempt to manage fields of data which are overwhelming.
The story gives us such an overflow of different topics that we find it hard to search the truly main source. If it were any other book, it would have become too overwhelming for the reading but because of the extent of the story the author manages to let the topics mend over in each other without being too overbearing to comprehend all the
Without individuality today, everyone would not be different and would follow someone else trends and everything about them. In the society of Fahrenheit 451, people would stick to desires of others, so that they are not left alone by society. They would look for answers in books of what was the purpose for their life. In Fahrenheit 451 people who express their individuality find themselves as social outcasts, and are at worst in real danger. There are a lot of quotes in Fahrenheit 451 that are about conformity and individuality.
Emotions are something that many people find hard to talk about, especially if these emotions create a negative outlook on the person expressing them. Many novels will bring up these emotions in characters, but not address the feelings directly. However, there is one book that develops that emotional connection between the reader and the characters, but that book has come close to being banned. The book The Catcher in the Rye has created controversy over the sexual content, the illegal substance use, and the mature language. However, the book has also been recognized for its blunt honesty and open speech.
Due to this, most sources I encountered were heavily biased towards this interpretation, and it was difficult to find sources to counteract this. I would therefore recommend that research should have been conducted into an issue that is not commonly perceived to have such a one-sided solution, but that is openly debated from both sides. Due to these limitations, it is clear that this issue requires a much more in-depth analysis than what is given to find an accurate conclusion. Despite this, the evidence provided does go some way to proving Lincoln’s actions to be motivated more by his own greed for power than by selfless compassion for the