This research project is focused on understanding a book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. In addition, the project objective is to understand choices, actions, and processes of characters and what factors led them to arrive to such consequences.
The premise of Intertextuality, as explained in "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" by Thomas C. Foster, is that 'anything you write is connected to other written things' (page 197, HTRLLAP). Using 'allusions and references and parallels' (page 31, HTRLLAP), all written works can be connected to another, rather it be poems, novels, movies, plays, etc. This is definitely true for Paulo Coelho's book "The Alchemist." Just one of the many intertexutual comparisons that can be made is with the book "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. In "Things Fall Apart," the main character Okonkwo has a large fear of failure, one that the main character of "The Alchemist" Santiago shares. When the Alchemist forces Santiago to try to turn himself into
Imagine that you are the pilot of a plane traveling to a new and exciting destination. Early in the journey the plane takes off and soars high into the sky where you feel like you are on top of the world, looking down from above at all of the beauty underneath you. On the way to your destination you are anxious and full of excitement in anticipation of the new journey that you are about to experience when all of the sudden your plane starts to shake and you find yourself losing control. At this point you have two options: You can try to change course to regain control and make it through the turbulence or you can continue with what you are doing and let the plane spiral to the ground in a firey crash. This scenario is similar to the life
Malcolm Gladwell in chapter seven of Outliers argues that plane accidents are due mostly to the errors in human communications rather than engine failures. One evidence that proved Gladwell’s assertion is the crash of the Avianca 052. In the emergency, the first officer, Klotz, spoke in a “mitigated speech” (pg.194) causing the air traffic controller to apprehend that the plane was in no emergency, but in fact it was. Considering that the plane is minutes from impact and the fact that Klotz’s voice displayed no desperation hints that he is reluctant to command authorities. It can be deduced that cultural legacies, as mentioned in chapter six, has taught Klotz to be polite to authorities. Not to mention, following the definition of “mitigated
Brubaker says of this voluntary man, “Sometimes you look honor right in the face…. I have to go out tomorrow. If he could fly an SNJ, I can fly a jet” (101). These two men act as models of courage for Harry Brubaker.
Both alone in different regions yet still hunted down. They are both settling scores at once with their enemies. Will Kane is being hunted with purpose for sending Frank to jail. Rainsford on the other hand accidentally landed on ship trap island and now hunted by Zaroff for fun. They both need to use their surroundings as an advantage and win that way by making traps and using heights as an advantage. Kane and Rainsford may be very similar but they're tactics of surviving are very different.
The author Jon Krakauer uses Christopher Johnson McCandless from Into The Wild, and Beck Weathers, Scott Fischer, Doug Hansen and himself, from Into Thin Air to show the importance of being well prepared. Combined with their poor judgement of the surroundings, Christopher McCandless, Jon Krakauer, Doug Hansen and Beck Weathers each make very rash decisions when difficult circumstances arise, they fail to cope with the situation which leads to their downfall. Furthermore, Christopher McCandless, Jon Krakauer, Beck Weathers, and Doug Hansen are all motivated to push through; even though their bodies are at their limits. Additionally the arrogance foolishness, and underestimation of extreme conditions along, with minimal experience causes their
There are many aircraft accident factors in which investigators need to pursue in order to come to a good conclusion on what the cause or causes of an aircraft accident were. A portion of what the investigator looks into is the human factors surrounding the accident. This highly diverse and expansive area needs to be systematically looked into to figure out if any human factors were causation of an aircraft accident. One model that investigators utilize in order to sift through the human factors that may be attributable to an accident is the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) Model. This Model breaks down human factors into four different sections, organizational influences, unsafe supervision, preconditions for unsafe acts, and unsafe acts of operators. Throughout this case study, the accident of American Airlines flight 1420 will be dissected utilizing the HFACS Model to uncover human factors issues with the aircraft operator organization, aircraft flight crew, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Markham’s depiction of a pilot’s relationship to his/her instruments portrays the sense of pride that one feels towards his/her passion in life. As Tom teaches Beryl how to fly, he explains that “[i]f you can’t fly without looking at you airspeed and you altimeter and your back-and-turn indicator you can’t fly” (Markham186). Additionally, Tom compares one who must rely on these tools to “somebody who only knows what they think after reading his newspaper” (186). Tom’s explanation of the use of instruments illustrates his years of experience as a pilot. As a result of his numerous flights throughout the world, Tom has developed confidence in his ability to fly. Additionally, Tom is certain that Markham will also acquire the same certainty in her “speed sense, sense of height, and sense of error” (187) as she gains experience. As the passage continues, the reader begins to sense the pride that Tom maintains towards his
The purpose of this study is to examine the performance of pilots flying multiple types of aircraft in an experimental setting. Pilot performance will be assessed by written tests and simulator sessions. This study will build on a previous field study, Pilots Flying Multiple Aircraft Types or Multiple Flightdeck Layouts, which was conducted for AVS 4504 Aviation Safety Analysis. The results of that study showed a need for a simulator study to further identify if pilots have issues maintaining currency in multiple types of aircraft.
Long after Leonardo da Vinci, human factors research originated with aviation (Salas et al., 2010). Once the pioneers of aviation began taking to the air, the quest for safety and efficiency began with an ever-increasing fervor. Aviation accidents have long been viewed as spectacular and with the spectacle of an accident comes the public outcry over safety. While not all human factors research deals with accidents, the majority of money put into the
Being an airplane pilot is one of the best jobs in today world but also is one of the most stress full jobs. Pilots are always in a case of challenge and this causes a stress. There are more causes and effects of it and this essay would explain it in detail what causes stress? what effects does it have on pilots?.
Stress is an everyday reality in the aviation industry, especially to pilots. Pilots face different kinds of stress on the job. Overload and underload on pilots is common and has always been overlooked. As a result, poses a threat to aviation safety. The society should pay a considerable attention to this issue. This essay will discuss the effect of stress on pilot performance and ways to relief stress. It begins with definitions of stress, then it will mention the causes of stress. The essay then explores on the relevance to aviation industry. Finally, the essay will give suggestions on how to cope with stress. As a future commercial airline pilot, this topic has great relevance as stress could not be avoided in the aviation industry. It
According to Rodrigues and Cusick (2012) humans are accountable for approximately 70-80% of aviation accidents (p.156). A majority of these are caused by the different variables associated with human performance. Psychological factors have a key role in a pilot’s everyday responsibility. Some of these traits include: perception, memory, attitude, judgment and decision making, as well as ego (Rodrigues & Cusick, 2012, p. 158-160). These qualities can have drastic effects in commercial aviation if they are not recognized and adjusted accordingly. In this paper I will respond to some questions that are raised in aviation safety: