In “the Patented Gate and the Mean Hamburger,” Robert Penn Warren’s two main characters, Mr. Jeff York and his wife, portray the stereotype of a Midwestern, MidAmerican, less than affluent farmer and his wife during the 1930’s. However, both Mr. and Mrs. York have characteristics that deviate from their main stereotypes.
"Domesticity in the abstract did not interest her"(18). In this quote Edith Whartons life and outlooks on the world within the novel Ethan Frome are perfectly encapsulated. Although Whartons novels typically surrounded upper class New York society, Ethan Frome was out of sorts for author Edith Wharton; taking place on a poor mans farm in the outskirts of New York. Despite the difference of social upbringing, Wharton is able to mirror her emotional turmoil witnessed throughout Ethan Frome. Wharton also conveys her criticism of society's expectations for a happy life. Wharton reflects the hardships of her unloving marriage and search for a fulfilling love while revealing how the choice between passion and morality
Out of all of the stories, “The Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl explains that violence can come out in the most mysterious of ways, and sometimes you might just get away with it .
To make the future what we want it to be, there needs to be effort put into shaping it. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls is the story of her life within a dysfunctional family. Jeanette must handle living with a loving, but alcoholic dad and a mother who troubles herself into a spiraling denial of her life. Jeanette does not live like an ordinary person, as she constantly moves and must rely on her own to care for her siblings and life. Jeanette has to shape things into what she wants them to be no matter how hard they are, in doing so she tries to separate herself from the family to achieve her own personal goals. The central idea of the novel is self-sufficiency in shaping what is wanted in life, which is developed by key components throughout the novel. Jeanette’s relationships among her family member are intertwined with the events that occur throughout her life and the attitudes she presents to her family in times of hardship, fleshing out the central idea.
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” a short story written by Flannery O’Connor, a contradiction within itself. By reviewing this short story, we can learn about justice, religion and what it means to be a good man. If we look at how O’Connor represents the conflict of interest in the characters, we will see that this short story warps the idea of humanity, which is important because internally every person has a darker side. These characters just so happen to be wearing that darker side on their sleeves as they go about their daily life.
The theory behind behavior modification ethics has a reputation for its accomplishments and disappointments. In addition to this, there are many dangers in using physical punishment as behavior modification with the two primary modifiers of behavior being Classical conditioning and Operant conditioning. The outcome of using negative reinforcement has its share of benefits and downfalls in human behavior whereas; positive reinforcement seems to win over. Then there is the theory of Operant Conditioning of B.F. Skinner and what the public’s view on this theory is and how well it works.
There are many ways we can come about in behavior. An American psychologist, B.F. Skinner, introduced the theory of operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is known as associative learning and a learning process. The theory is made up of two factors in which behavior is modified through either reinforcement and or punishment. In this case, reinforcement is referring to having an increase in behavior and regarding to punishment its defined to decrease a behavior. The reinforcement and punishment can consist of being positive and or negative. In operant conditioning, the most effective method to utilize is positive reinforcement, which is beneficial for the change of one’s behavior.
In the 1970’s women were expected to stay at home and take care of the household. They were usually not expected to further their education, but instead take care of the children or tend to their husbands’ needs. In 1972 Judy Brady decided to let the readers of Ms. Magazine know how she felt about her “duties”. In her short essay, “Why I Want a Wife,” Brady uses pathos to connect and appeal to the reader’s emotions while explaining why she wants a wife.
Hook- Absurdism is seen as the confrontation of the individual with the natural world and society. Albert Camus thought there were three solutions to absurdism, which were physical suicide, philosophical suicide, and acceptance.
Learning enables you as an individual, to gain more knowledge about something which you have never learned about. Learning also has to do with past experiences which are influenced by behavioural changes (Weiten, 2016). There are different types of ways to learn; through, classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning which will be discussed and analysed in the essay.
In the scholarly article, Sam Weller: Ray Bradbury’s 180 on Fahrenheit 451, Sam Weller clarifies the controversial theme of censorship in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Sam Weller begins by introducing Ray Bradbury and his first prominent novel, Fahrenheit 451. Weller describes the book as “the story of the near-future society” and categorizes alongside other dystopian literature such as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. The article sounded like any other analyses of the book, until the author made an unexpected statement: Sam Weller had personal relationship with Ray Bradbury.
Although the Professor’s new house is ready for occupancy, he will not surrender his beloved attic work-room and leases the house for another year. In doing this, the Professor holds onto the familiar space much like those who held on to traditional beliefs and were unwilling to embrace the changing sentiments of Modernism that began taking hold after World War I. Technological progress and prosperity abounded, and part of the Professor’s struggle with his family was their succumbing to what he believed were the detrimental effects of Modernism. As the former fiancée of Tom Outland, the Professor’s daughter and son-in-law had acquires an inheritance from Tom’s scientific discovery. The money they received made them materialistic and deepened the chasm forming between the Professor and his
Use evidence you have gathered from both passages “The Necklace” and “The Bet” to write an essay analyzing how dialogue in each passage functions to reveal aspects of the character. You should discuss more than one character from each passage.
When first writing in my journal I struggled with how deep to go with my discussion questions and what I should be asking my classmates. I feel that I have struggled with this because I lack confidence on what I am trying to prove or say in my writing. When reading in the past I have never pushed myself to question the author’s purpose or ask questions that invoke much thought. Up to this point in the year writing in my journal as well as annotating in the text, has helped my reading and writing immensely. My journal this year mostly contains quotes from texts and points from in class discussions that I felt were useful to understanding the novel and its purpose. I do not journal as much as
Have you ever thought on how people explain about behaviour? How do we know when learning process has occurred? Learning is permanent change that happened in the way of your behaviour acts, arises from experience one’s had gone through. This kind of learning and experience are beneficial for us to adapt with new environment or surrounding (Surbhi, 2018). The most simple form of learning is conditioning which is divided into two categories which are operant conditioning and classical conditioning.