B. Explanation of allusion: Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, mathematician and social critic who was involved in the Anglo-American philosophy movement. He campaigned for peace and wrote on social, political, and moral subjects publishing 70 books and around 2,000 articles. In 1890, Russell switched his focus from mathematics to philosophy. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. He spent
Although some may argue that physical force is the best way to deal with conflict such as a war, it can lead to water contamination, pollution, and perhaps chemical and nuclear fallout. Many day-to-day arguments do not end with a fist fight. The parties involved can communicate with one another to avoid these things. Communicating can also avoid lives being lost.
Russell began to develop a pacifist attitude. Pacifism is a movement against war, violence, or militarism. During the war Russell stated “When the war came I felt as if I heard the voice of God. I knew that it was my business to protest, however futile protest might be. My whole nature was involved.” (F-8) He used this as a sort of calling to bring forth his beliefs and gain followers to resist the war. He suggested that the Great Powers of Europe were blind by their government and Russell said “he was quite unable to accept the superficial melodramatic explanations of the catastrophe which were promulgated by all the belligerent governments.”(F-6) Russell was a major peace activist who added on to the era of modernism. After the war he was disliked by the church because he stated that “if God exists, it was surely impossible that an all powerful, all knowing, being would be so vain as to be offended by those who doubt his existence.” (M-3) In this statement Russell questioned the will of God and this made it very hard for him to attract followers outside of his own group. Russell had a meaningful cause but he did not have enough followers to make an impact as the church had done for so many years. Although Russell was completely against warfare and violence he knew that war among humans was inevitable as he concluded that “fighting and killing are among the natural
In the real world people don't see words as a weapon. Instead we see it as something that is crucial for us to function in society. People don't look at the big picture and see how words really are something that can be dangerous. Zusak writes, “Blood leaked from her nose and licked at her lips. Her eyes had blackened. Cuts had opened up and a series of wounds were rising to the surface of her skin. All from words. Liesel's words” (Zusak, 253). Words are everything to humans. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, words allow you to break down that barrier that's holding you back from connecting to others. Words change lives both positively and negatively. liesel expresses, "I have hated words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right” (Zusak, 528). When Liesel wrote this she understood how powerful words were. She knew that a single word can impact many many people. Most people don't think about what they are going to say before they say it. it comes naturally they say what they think. picture this, what if we were able to use words to our advantage like liesel? We can we just have to think. Words are everything, they are most certainly not things that wander out of people’s mouths and have no
Communication in conflict can be both constructive and destructive. Those who communicate constructively, or productively, emphasize both themselves and
Conflict is all around us, and with conflict comes change. This idea is shown in real life, books, movies, and more. The book Among the Hidden and the real life conflict in South Sudan both show this idea. Conflict leads to change.
Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, mathematician, and political activist. He studied philosophy and mathematics in college and was hired to give lectures at Trinity College. When World War I began, so did his political activism. In 1918, he wrote an article criticising the England’s part in the War and promoting peace. As a result, he was sent jail and removed from his position at Trinity. After he was released from jail, he began to travel the world giving lectures, and was eventually accepted back to Trinity. In 1950, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature and continued to give lectures on math and philosophy until his death in 1970. Throughout his life, he argued that war only causes more problems and that peace is the best solution.
The power of words can be the difference of a happy ending to the start of a War.
One thing that is a part of every person’s life on every day of every week of every month of every year is conflict. Conflict is something that people, no matter how they strive, cannot escape from. Whether the conflict on a certain day is on a large scale or it is a miniscule bump in the road, it can be said that there will always be conflict. When people encounter conflict, the sole thing on their minds is to devise a way to be rid of it. The way that a person responds to whatever conflict they are faced with is what determines success or failure. If a person meets the conflict head on and with a positive attitude, then it is almost certain to end in success. If a person meets the conflict with a negative attitude and tries to avoid it, then
It´s easier to find ways to predict it, prevent it, transform it, and resolve it. In a book the dynamic character cannot change without conflict, conflict helps the character to grow and understand to better them. If there was never conflict life would be mundane because nothing would change. It’s essential for innovation because it increases the number of ideas available for potential modernization. Conflict is a learning experience to help us learn what is right and what is wrong. If America did not have the American Revolution then we would not be a nation nor a democracy. If there was no Civil War African Americans would have no legal rights. Conflict build a person's character up. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Every kind of conflict produces creative thinking, if it wasn’t for conflict you wouldn’t know half the things you know today, it’s the only thing that gives a solution to a problem, People tend to feel as if they don’t have a say anymore, but when they try to change things but no emulations are acted upon. So, these daily matters have no change.
Conflict is one of many challenges in everyday life. It is presented to us in many ways such as trying to figure out how to get your homework done on time, finding a way to win the football game, or something just as simple as trying to get out of doing your chores. However, there are times in everyone's life where your conflict is beyond the norm. These could include standing up to your school bully, trying to save someone’s life, or as many would say the greatest conflict in human history, the Nazis rise to power. There are many ways to solve a conflict in general no matter how morally wrong it is. However, history has shown time and time again that the best way to solve a conflict is to stand up to it while also
For centuries, violence has been the go to way to settle conflicts, but it has also been very controversial throughout the years. While some say war is important in order to maintain our freedom, it is actually a very unnecessary and destructive way of settling conflicts because it kills so many innocent people and it hardly ever accomplishes anything for such a hefty price.
“When the sniper reached the laneway on the street level, he felt a sudden curiosity as to the identity of the enemy sniper whom he had killed” (439). The story shows a sniper who finds a war and eventually leads to him getting hurt and the result he killed his brother without knowledge during the darkness of war and night. This therefore shows people are not only pushed against each other but their friends and family too. To conclude, this quote shows people harm each other to get what they want from war. But in this result many hurt or even kill each
Depending on the situation is how people decide to respond to conflict. Not everyone responds to conflict the same way you might respond to it. If you have a lot of knowledge then you might decide to respond to conflict with intelligence. If you are a person that really believes in themselves then you might decide to respond to conflict with positive thinking or attitude. But if you know that you are that one person that is daring you might respond to conflict with bravery or courage. People though decide to respond to conflict with friends and or family because we all at least have a mom, dad, siblings, aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa, or even a dog that you care about and count on. In the stories Anne Frank’s Diary, Maus, and Hiroshima they
A healthy way to respond to conflict is with a “calm, non-defensive, and respectful reactions” (Segal). Staying calm while solving