I am able to relate to this quote because like Steve Harmon, I have a tendency to portray that I am a strong individual, and I do not like to seem weak to others. This passage made me realize that sometimes I do not have to be so egotistic and that I can allow people to see who I am truly as a person.
In the book Monster by Walter Dean Myers, a 16 year old boy named Steve Harmon is on trial with his neighborhood acquaintances, Bobo Evans and James King, for felony murder. Mr. Myers tells the story of Steve's experience through Steve's own writing in a journal that can be viewed by the court. There are many reasons to think that Steve is guilty. Steve lies and changes his persona in the story. In the beginning of the story his statements do not match up with his testimony in the end often answering his questions in court with ¨ I don't know “ or ¨ I don't remember¨.
With the development of our society, the ideas and concepts of lots of things have been changed. Feminist’s act is an important hallmark on our path to improve our society. But stereotypes against the role of female could still be found in many literatures. Looking back into our history, the appearance of women has been always weak and helpless in different time period, compare to man. Although, people’s attitude towards women has been advancing, but there is still a space for improvements and developments. Therefore, individuals must challenge their own false impression regarding the role of female, if our society were to truly abridge the gap between genders. For example, there are some literatures demonstrating sexism perfectly. In Christine, Stephen King illustrates a car that processes the personality of a woman, which often turns violent, driven by envy and wrath; The Exorcist creates the character of Regan, which satisfy the public’s expectation of the weak and helpless; and Dracula is a classic vampire story, where the author emphatically deprecates the woman’s status in the common society. Overall, by comparing with these three novels, the authors have used some specific opinions to enhance the issue of feminism. The authors of Christine, The exorcist and Dracula are considered as sexist writers from the portrayal of Leigh Cabot, Regan and Lucy Westenra’s characterization. They often portray the figure of female in a discriminative way, debase and objectify women in
Why is gang affiliation such an alluring, appealing lifestyle? Admittedly, the appeal is conceivable. Watching Boyz in the Hood or listening to hip-hip may cause some to think, “I can live that life,” but thought does not turn into action while others never formulate such a thought. This raises the question, why does Monster Kody Scott, consider devout gang membership as a sole objective despite constant contingencies of incarceration and demise? To answer this question, this paper will take the social disorganization position in its review of Monster: An Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. In addition, this paper will use examples to show that social disorganization explains the behavior portrayed the book.
Monster by Sanyika Shakur yields a firsthand insight on gang warfare, prison, and redemption. “There are no gang experts except participants (xiii)” says Kody Scott aka. Monster. Monster vicariously explains the roots of the epidemic of South Central Los Angeles between the Crips and the Bloods that the world eventually witnessed on April 29, 1992. As readers we learn to not necessarily give gangs grace but do achieve a better understanding of their disposition to their distinct perception in life.
The criminal justice system is well talked about throughout communities, law officials, and etc. Through social media we hear about the criminals who go into prison and the prisoners who return to prison, but never about the ones who change or learn their lesson from it. It is believed that once someone has been arrested and sent to prison or jail, it is likely that they will return to their again at some point in their lifetime. We believe this because we think these criminals were made this way and don’t have the ability to change. The memoir, Dreams from the Monster Factory, written by Sunny Schwartz and David Boodell, talks about the life inside a prison and jail and how Sunny’s RSVP program gives prisoners the ability to change their life around. Dreams from the Monster Factory was Sunny’s experience about what she saw working behind bars. She directed her book towards the public and other jails around her to try to bring awareness about how the RSVP program came and helped out more prisoners to become less violent. Sunny proved this by giving personal stories from real prisoners, how the RSVP program came to help them. This essay is directed towards anyone who hasn’t read this book. In the memoir, Dreams from the Monster Factory, Sunny Schwartz and David Boodell use rhetorical appeals, such as ethos, pathos, and logos, to show her audience that by implanting the RSVP program
Society deems OCD as a menace and hindrance because of its resulting limitations. However, we start to see it have an effect on success rates within electracy-focused fields. Scientifically, studies suggest that “patients with OCD . . . adapt by accessing explicit networks in order to process material that normal individuals ‘put to rest’ implicitly” (Rauch et al. 572). Which supports the notion that people who suffer from OCD will look at one thing from multiple perspectives, maybe without even realizing it, in order to perfect his or her understanding of it. Although it
A standout amongst the most fascinating advancements in nineteenth-century American writing school courses as of late has been the presentation of old well known books by ladies to the syllabus. Among works of this kind, E. D. E. N. Southworth 's The Hidden Hand is the book understudies appreciate the most.
Similar to Susan Blackmore’s essay “Strange Creatures” Lauren Slater’s essay “Who Holds the Clicker?” questions the idea of who really has control of our minds. In Blackmore's essay, the thesis was very clear stating: “ what makes us different is our ability to imitate” ( Blackmore, 33). In Slater’s essay, the thesis wasn't very clearly stated. In my opinion, I feel that the thesis statement of this essay was that sometimes tampering with a patient's mind might have a positive effect. Sticking to my thesis in the previous paper I still feel that we as humans have control of our minds. But the mind and the brain are two different things. Although we might have control of our minds I don't think we have control of our brain.
Amongst the ideas exchanged in chapter one the idea that stood out the most was the reality that regardless of what talent you believe to have or actually contain it means nothing if you do not give everything you have to your craft. Anyone can love something but to have those feelings reciprocated changes the objective entirely. Growing up children wish to be firefighters, ballerinas, and everything in between but their wishes do not ultimately determine their futures. It has been said that a wish is an idea, and well, people carry on with many ideas, all of which don’t really amount to much without a follow through. The Creature goes on to talk about how she has been in plays and only wishes to be in plays, ignorant to the
Captain Robert Walton: As a failing writer, he sets out on a voyage to the North Pole in hopes of the fame in new scientific discoveries. He rescues the main character, Victor Frankenstein, and record the story as told by Frankenstein.
The mind and body problem is a conundrum that argues the explanation of how mental
This theory states that compulsive behaviors are analogous to the displacement behaviors of animals such as repetitive, purposeless pursuits, such as a dog chasing its own tail performed by animals in a clear state of conflict. Hence, these may be primitive, adaptive behaviors (behaviors originally meant to reduce danger) that are activated inappropriately in OCD. Even though the conflict-displacement account has been criticized (Jakes, 1996), our data suggest that the general principle is worthy of further study. The weaknesses of this study were the small number of participants and the exclusion of left-handers. Although initially that might be considered a strength, it eliminates an entire set of the population that could survive from OCD, hence it limits the pool of applicants and the sample size of the study. Strengths of the study were the methodological pluralism by excluding confounding variables such as normal vision, color vision
"If you pick up your instructions that morning when you go to work and it says "Twenty people will be gassed today," and this is typed out, and it's all spelled right, and it's on the right order form, and this seems fine to you, then what we have here is not just an insidious pathology, but almost, in a way, the very heart of true pathology. What we have here is a lack of an emotional grasping of a situation. We have here a purely mechanical mind; a metal sphere rotating without any contact with the Earth or other humans." From a sample selection of a Philip K. Dick interview in Philip K. Dick: The Dream Connection.
There are many facts that are unknown about the mind. For centuries, philosophers and scientists have tried to understand how it works. We have learned that the mind has a number of different levels of processing. Before Sigmund Freud “nearly all the previous research and theorizing of psychologists had dealt with conscious, such as perception, memory, judgment, and learning“ (Hunt185). Freud brought forth a number of theories that dealt with “the unconscious and its crucial role in human behavior”(Hunt 185). The unconscious is a storage area for information that is not being used. It is also the home of “powerful primitive drives and forbidden wishes that constantly generated pressure on the conscious mind”(Hunt