feelings of the story. He uses it especially to express the sadness and depression. For instance, he says, “I had no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip”(pg.58). This brings the feelings of pain and loss of passion. This brings out the tone of the book itself. Another example is when he says, “I was a body. Perhaps even less than that even; a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time”(pg.50). These words bring upon the pity of this inhumanity. The malnourishing of the people that were shown throughout this book. This tone brings sadness to its readers.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. (56-57)”
"The room goes suddenly white, as if struck by lightening. I stare down, amazed. He has torn off my arm at the shoulder! Blood pours down where the limb was." (p172)
He details being shocked and hurt to the point where he tries to wash the color of his skin off his face.
In the book Guns, Germs and Steel Jared Diamond who is a biophysics scientist and a psychologist, set out on a journey to find out the reason behind great achievements and conquest of the Europeans. What is the secret of success of Europeans? His hypothesis was very original and at first looked very simple, it was guns, germs and steel. The journey of Diamond took over 30 years and helped him answer the main questions of human history and what is it that separates humans today from "rich and poor" and from "haves and have not’s." To do this he had to go back when everyone was equal.
Taking pleasure in every minute of life is crucial. Despite their age, citizens can have young spontaneous spirits if they choose to do so. Life is so precious and so valuable. Many people are so worried and concerned with their present. They forget to spend life like a child who is “two years old,” which is important. Living life like a toddler does not mean a person should be immature. It only means that they should flow through the waves of where fate is meant to take them. A two year old child wants to be nurtured and loved. Human beings want to be cared for and felt affection towards. Individuals who live youthfully and make the most of their journeys tend to be the most content. They flee from their qualms. Existence in the world does have pain and sorrow, but it is important to use the organ that all of mankind was given to love, live, laugh, enjoy, and most of all relax. Doyle mentions that “Every creature on earth has approximately two billion heartbeats to spend in a lifetime.” These two billion heartbeats fragile, and each beat should be cherished. Most importantly, each beat should be spent doing something important in life, but with
Beowulf set his ego aside and hurdled into the face of danger in order to defeat a greater evil and liberate the people of Heorot from the demonic grasp of Grendel. The crew aboard the Challenger brought America together and helped us insure the safety of future astronauts. Tom pushed his body to the edge to live the life he dreamed of. Risks are imperative in life. Even beginning life, they are our instinct. We learn to crawl despite the bruises on our knees. We learn to walk no matter how many falls we endure. As we become further aware of the world around us, somewhere along the way, we experience failure; at that point, many people attempt to eradicate most risks from their life. But where would we be without our sense of exploration, our willingness to try new things? In order to push one’s boundaries, move forward as a society, and give purpose to life people must be willing to take risks.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond, attempts to explain why history progressed differently for people from various geographical regions. Diamond introduces his book by pointing out that history followed different courses for different people because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among people themselves. Through his convincing explanation for how civilizations were created and evolved throughout the course of history, he argues that environmental factors gave some societies advantages over others, allowing them to conquer the disadvantaged societies. While I agree with Diamond’s argument that the orientation of continental axis, availability of potential
In the video “Guns, Germs and Steel: Episode 3.” The overall summary of the episode is how Europe dominated Africa, how they fought through diseases and land wars with local tribes. During this adventure major diseases spread across Africa, affecting Europeans and Africans, causing thousands to die. The main two diseases were smallpox and Malaria, for example in the video it stated that, “It was believed Smallpox originated in the tropical region of Africa, Africans were certainly similar with the disease, they had even developed methods of immunity for life.” This was the advantage they had over the europeans, they were able to protect themselves from Smallpox; avoiding such a dramatic incline their population. Not only did they develop immunization to Smallpox, they tried to fight off Malaria. For example in the video it says, “Native Africans had also developed antibodies against one of the most virulent diseases on the earth, Malaria.” This was because they settled and live in high or dry locations, away from wet and humid areas, which is where mosquitos are generally found, hence why thousands of Europeans died to this disease due to living by rivers and swamps. However, Malaria isn’t the most common disease in Africa now, the most common disease is “Pneumonia and Other Lower Respiratory Tract Infections….Pneumonia alone is responsible for 90% of all lower respiratory tract infections and is one of the most deadly diseases in
Even knowing this, kids kept going up and none of them had any odd encounters, but if they did we never knew about it. As teens kept going up there, one group looking for an adventure got a bit more than what they were
Jared Diamond's bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel (GG&S) is an attempt to explain why some parts of the world are currently powerful and prosperous while others are poor. Diamond is both a physiologist and a linguist who spends a good deal of his time living with hunter gathers in Papua New Guinea. As a researcher and as a human being, he is convinced that all people have the same potential. Hunter gatherers are just as intelligent, resourceful, and diligent as anybody else. Yet material "success" isn't equally distributed across the globe. Civilization sprung up in relatively few places and spread in a defined pattern. I should emphasize that Diamond doesn't equate material
I believe in confidence. It shows happiness in many ways. It helps you find happiness when you're sad or scared. It makes happiness come true. This makes us feel great when we do the things that we are scared of but are fun. This is what drives us to do the fun things. I think I realized this when I moved to colorado and I went snowboarding. I was scared I thought that I would fly all the way down the hill and hurt myself. This is the same when I went surfing, I thought that a sea animal would get me. But now I know that if you just find confidence and try something new and you’ll find happiness. When you don’t do something that's super fun that's just a waste and you're just missing fun. My dad also helped me learn this.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them”---Maya Angelou, Letter to my daughter. Crawling down to the depths of the deep blue ocean to abscond from your unwanted harsh realities will quickly drown your ability of being strong willing. The difficult non-stop growing process of life leads to a fully cooked and accomplished existence. A delicious Italian delicacy goes through the painful process of being emerged in hot water until it’s soft enough to melt in your mouth, cooked to perfection, and ready to eat. Bravely embracing your hot water and looking at life’s big picture will unleash the ending result of obtaining a fully cooked life. Uselessly hiding from brutal experiences
The elevator ride to the top took less than a minute. It went by quickly thanks to the virtual aerial animation.
Imagery - His body seemed to have not only the weakness of a jelly, but it's translucency. He felt that if he held up his hand he would be able to see the light through it. All the blood and lymph had been drained out of him by an enormous debauch of work leaving only a frail structure of nerves, bones and skin. (pg 208)