Stacie Sanford Sarah Hastings English 161 6 October 2013 “American Marriage in Transition” Analysis Through the years the meaning of marriage has changed. The reasons for some of these changes are due to the many cultural and social changes, such as cohabitation, and gay marriage. In the article “American Marriage in Transition”, Andrew J. Cherlin explains how these changes, altered the meaning of marriage in our society between the 19th and 20th centuries. He broke down the different types of marriages into three distinct types: institutionalized, companionate, and individualized. So we ask ourselves, how did marriage change between the 19th and 20th century?
Josh Mouzer Ethics 25th January 2015 Explain a Utilitarian approach to war pacifism is immoral. Discuss. The principle of utilitarianism is what will cause the most happiness for the majority of people. When a utilitarian approaches the topic of war they will use the hedonic calculus to decide which will result in the most happiness. The general thinking is that if war will result in greater happiness than the current situation then it is fine.
The world today is more interconnected than ever, this is known as globalisation. Religion may be related to its global context as when societies and religions come into closer contact with one another there is potential for religious conflict and for religious diversity and change. These points are argued by many. Nanda suggests that the process of globalisation is likely to cause a decline in religion and belief in the supernatural due to the western culture of other societies and other faiths and beliefs. She looked at globalisation in India, which had brought about a new middle class of scientists, I.T technicians and stock traders all beneficial to the global economy and found that there was actually an increased level of religiosity after the globalisation process.
Diversity has helped me understand and relate to others in many ways. I have learned that diversity has divided us, such as the color of the skin, nationality, and finances. This have divided people in different ways such as different people skin color being a shade light or darker, it also make a difference because of one’s race that a person may be Asian, African American or Caucasian and finances is another issue if someone in a group has more money than the other person than someone will get jealous. In all my friendship relationships these are some of the issues that I was involved with. I have all types of friends and color does not matter to me because we all human, the only difference in my eyesight is the skin colors I became a mature
Study sources A and B; compare these sources as evidence for Hitler’s style of government. The two sources have both some differences and similarities. Sources A and B are similar in the way in which they suggest that it was insanely difficult to meet Hitler, never mind get the chance to speak to him and discuss things. This can be seen in source A when it says “Everyone with opportunity to observe it” is showing us that they must not get to see Hitler very often and when they do it will be a rare occasion and you will be lucky to see him. Source B backs up this evidence when it says “might for months on end and even years, have no opportunity of speaking to Hitler…” this strengthens the fact that Hitler was a hard man to reach.
By stating this he is suggesting that in this country it is not about what you know but who you know. Sadly meaning a mediocre education has the same amount of significance as a spectacular education. This strategy can bring the audience closer to his side because he is proving the fact that our nation is in fact ran by idiots. Another rhetorical strategy Moore proposes is the use of a sarcastic tone throughout his excerpt. “Chances are, the genius representing you in the legislature won’t score 50 percent on the above test” (Moore 132).
Assess the view that, for minority ethnic groups, the practice of religion and membership of religious groups is mainly in the form of cultural defence (33 marks) The term ethnic minority describes a group of people that are part of a community with shared characteristics. These groups tend to hold their religious faith as an important part of their identity. Due to the increase of immigrants, mainly Asians, Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshi and Caribbean migrants, Britain soon became known for its cultural diversity and religious pluralism. Many sociologists associate religion strongly with the idea of cultural defence and the practice of religion in turn strengthens the feeling of cultural defence. However, the view fails to recognise the
Discus the theme of the incompatibility of happiness and truth in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Aldous Huxley’s skilful characterisation and creation of an apparent utopia are used effectively to explore the theme of the incompatibility of happiness and truth. Set in the World State of AF 632, or 2540 AD, using our calendar, everyone is content with his or her life. However, the World State is actually a dystopia with many dark secrets. One of these secrets is that although every citizen believes himself to be happy, he has been genetically engineered to think so and is a government ploy to maintain “social stability”.
However, in Fahrenheit 451, a utopian society seems to have been reached. Perfection seemed to exist in “laws, government, and social conditions.” Compared to our modern world, this future seemed to be happier and their lives less chaotic. Humans have never liked laws because they give off a sense of restriction as well as authority. In the future, laws don’t exist and anything seemed feasible and within one’s reach. There was only a simple law, and that was to not read books as well as think, making “the mind drink less and less.” This doesn’t seem much of a sacrifice because society was filled with far more excitement than literature could offer.
Rick Santorum recognizes the need to define the term, and does so in his essay, “It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good.” As it seems that many individuals throw the word around without thinking about how it is interpreted, Santorum says on the matter, “I have been talking about the traditional family. By that I mean a family constituted by a mother and a father who have committed themselves to each other in lifelong marriage, together with their children” (Santorum 92). Santorum continues on to say that the liberals who believe in same sex marriage benefiting society as much as a heterosexual marriage does, are damaging the common good. While a marriage does not need to exist specifically so a couple can adopt, adoption agencies can classify these unmarried circumstances as “not in the best interest of the child” (Children’s Hour