An Unwholly Society The dystopian novel Unwholly, the second book in the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman, is a twisted story of a futuristic world where life is not valued in the same way as it is today. When government advertises and pays citizens to make bad choices, it makes the society corrupt and inhumane. One corrupt thing about this society is that parents can choose to ‘Unwind’ their children. Unwinding is when parents can turn their kids over to the government and the government takes the children apart and uses their body parts for different purposes. A possible theme for Unwholly is that by following a corrupt society, people begin to develop selfish behavior.
In the book, Unwind, by Neal Shusterman, the argument between Pro-life and Pro-choice reaches a point that leads America to a second civil war. This war was known as the “Heartland War” and it did not end with a clear winner. Instead, both sides agreed to a new law called “The Bill of Life” to make peace and end the war. The Bill of Life was a compromise between the pro-life and pro-choice factions that prevent abortion but also stated that human life will be preserved from the moment of pregnancy until the child reaches the age of thirteen. After age 13 and before age 18, the parent can choose to “Unwind” their children which means the child is sent to a “harvest camp” until their organs are harvested and given to people who need organ
a) Jalapeno bagels is about a boy named Pablo whom cannot decide what to take to school for International Day. He wants to bring something from his parents’ baker. He wants something that represent his heritage but he cannot decide what to bring. His mother who is Mexican baked pan dulce and change bars. His father who is Jewish baked bagels and challah. Both of the bake good were good but while helping his parents with the bakery on Sunday morning, Pablo made a decision on what to bring. He decided to bring jalapeno bagels because they are a mixture both of his parents and just like him too. The multicultural representations in the story line is Mexican and Jewish. The pictures that were drawn in the book, the family has the same color of skin even though the parents are different cultures and the main character is mixed. There were no different skin colors.
“There must be something in books, something we can imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”(Pg. 51) Main character Guy Montag is a servant to a society that is controlled by censorship and the fear of knowledge; Montag has spent his life burning books, to prevent the spread knowledge. But a series of events cause Montag's mind to change, and result in him breaking free from his society. The internal struggle of dynamic character Guy Montag, as to whether he should go on believing the lies his society has told him, or risk his life for something as simple as words on a page, brings readers into the corrupt society of Fahrenheit 451. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 author Ray
Evaluative Essay A romantic drama film is a genre that explores the difficult aspects that come with love. The plot usually includes two people that are in love that can’t be together the way they want to be due to obstacles. The obstacles in a romantic drama film can include a family 's disapproval, to forbidden love, to one 's own psychological restrictions. The Notebook is a movie based on a best-selling novel that was written by author Nicholas Sparks. This is a love story that is composed of a series of obstacles between two young people that are madly in love with each other. It perfectly fits and displays the criteria for a successful romantic drama film because it includes the complexity of love, and elicits emotions.
In the essay written by Joey Franklin, the author exposes his own internal conflict, as well as the existing prejudice against fast food restaurant workers. The work is well developed, with the use of witty diction and tone, in addition to the appeals to rhetorical devices.
Now, there’s probably been that one time in your life that you hoped for the best, but the outcome wasn’t the way you wanted it to turn out. Roland, one of the characters in Neal Shusterman’s Unwind, had the same intentions. In fact, Shusterman creates a setting that gets the characters to see what actually were Roland’s intentions. In Chapter 24, the characters are preparing for dinner as Risa goes to wash-up, in the bathroom, which gives Roland the opportunity to go for what he wants. A possible theme for this chapter could be, “Plans don’t always go they way you want them to,”or for life in general LIFE doesn’t always go they way you want it.”
Dry September is a story where citizens of a Jefferson, Mississippi have heard a rumor that Will Mayes, a black man has raped a white woman named Minnie Cooper. The story explores the reactions of the town’s citizens as this rumor is spread. Individuals begin to make individual conclusions and assumptions drawing hasty ideas based on insufficient or miniscule evidence, even going as far as to make up some of the evidence to draw a conclusion. There is a relationship between racism and violence in the world of the text.
From the beginning of the book, Half the Sky, the stories of Srey Rath, the vibrant girl from Cambodia, and Meena Hasina, the courageous mother from India, and other stories like theirs have helped many people understand the tragedies taking place all over the world. Their stories have inspired
True Grit: How Frederick Douglass proves the resilience of the human spirit In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag is one man attempting to turn his society upside down. After discovering for himself the injustice of his society as it shuns all literature, Montag relentlessly fights to fix this corruption and endures large amounts of persecution in the process (Bradbury). Meanwhile, in his autobiography, Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass recounts his past as a single slave doing his best to right the evils of southern slaveholders. Although one takes place in a fantasy and one during 19th century America, both works portray individuals going against the unjust grain of their societies, and persevering through extreme opposition in the process. After escaping the grip of slavery, Douglass recounts his life story to a curious, yet most-likely privileged audience in an intelligent and revealing manner. Throughout his narrative, Douglass praises the surprising resilience of the human spirit even in the midst of constant hardship.
When you think of unwinding, you probably imagine yourself sun tanning and drinking a martini on the beach. You probably see all of your worries disappear and paradise is very nearly near. In the breathtaking novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman, the teens of the world feel anything but relieved when they hear the word. Instead, they envision a world in which they no longer exist. At least, not in the way they used to. Unwind is a novel set in a dystopian society in a future time period, suffering the after effects of the Hartland War. The war was between the Pro-life and Pro-choice sides of society. A compromise was reached post war; it was called unwinding. Unwinding allowed teens to be harvested for all of their body parts. This novel tells the tale of three main teens who are to be sacrificed for unwinding. Risa, Connor and Lev struggle to stay out of sight until their 18th year when they will be considered free citizens. In Unwind, the story makes one question why a society would even consider something as radical and inhumane as unwinding. From it, we can connect to times in our own history when we made less than ideal compromises and evaluate the concept of unwinding as a whole.
IV. What is the main problem Breyer describes in Breaking the Vicious Circle concerning United States policy making? What causes it and how does the problem develop? How does it affect business? What solution does Breyer propose? Describe another plausible solution. Which of the two solutions, Breyer’s of that you just described do you consider morally preferable and why? What ethical theory discussed in class best supports your position? Critically assess this theory by contrast with other ethical theories discussed in class.
Ernest Hemmingway’s “Big Two Hearted River: Part 1” tells the story of Nick Adams, a World War 1 veteran. The story began with Nick, who had just gotten back from the war, arriving at Seney, Michigan by train. However, he discovered that a fire had destroyed the town leaving nothing but ashes. Then, we follow him hike in the woods for a camping trip. One possible reason for his trip was that he was trying to recover from his experiences during the war. However, Nick seemed to be at peace and is at one with nature. Based on the Humanistic perspective, I believe that Nick is a self-actualized person. Despite his struggles and sufferings during the war, Nick has met all the needs in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
“We must go,” hissed Gollum, tugging at his masters cloak, attempting to get him to turn and follow him towards the Dark land. “We mustn’t stand here. Make haste!”
JOURNAL 1 – NEW HOUSE If I could move to another house for one day, I would, but for now, this is my new life in Poland. Moving to Poland was tough, especially having to move away from my best three friends – Hilda, Isobel and Louise. I’ve been particularly lonely