I qualify. Linda Chavez works very hard to push her claim of value on to her readers. This is evident in the title “Bodyworks” which is an incorrect recitation in itself of the name of Von Hagens’ exhibit “Body Worlds,” accident? Chavez then appeals to the masses by comparing Gunther Von Hagens to the “’performance art’ of an AIDS infected man” who casts his blood soaked rags over the heads of his audience. Also the “Piss Christ” exhibition which was the contribution of a National Endowment of Arts funded artist, depicting a crucifix standing in urine.
Analysis of Riverside City Campus "The fundamental belief underlying the whole system appears to be that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease. Incarcerated in such a body, man's only hope is to avert these characteristics through the use of the powerful influences of ritual and ceremony." This was said by Bromislaw Malinowski, a British anthropologist, in Horace Miner's essay," Body Ritual among the Nacirema." In the essay, Miner shows the reader how an outsider views American culture, through sociological concepts of ethnocentrism and values. James M. Henslin, defines "ethnocentrism" as "the use of one's own culture as a yardstick for judging the ways of other individuals or societies, generally
Victor has not only treated the monster with heartless emotions but has repudiated Frankenstein, this helps express your sorrow. “I beheld the wretch- the miserable monster whom I had created.” Not only does it show Victors distaste but his abandonment towards the monster, which attract pity towards Frankenstein. The way Mary Shelley uses the term “monster” to address Frankenstein only adds to the feeling of neglect created by Mary Shelley. At the beginning of chapter 5 she describe the creation of Frankenstein, the way Victor discarded Frankenstein as if only a mere tool makes the reader feel a throbbing pain. The reaction of Victor changes the role between him and Frankenstein, making Victor the monster.
The secret rituals performed in the “shrines” is so mysterious and time consuming in their cultureas well. I was heartbroken when I read how the children were scared of going to the temple because the were afraid they would die there. Could this culture really be so willing to give up their health and well being of their children for the sake of being treated by a medicine man? Another startling discovery was how the Nacirema devoted themslevles to the pain and agony they received from the prestige specialists they call ‘holy mouth men.” I questioned over and over again, Why? Then I recognized the routines the Nacirema displayed and discovered our own American culture is so very similar.Americans deem the body as ugly.
E N Sociology 111 Writing Assignment 1 A Response to: Body Rituals among the Nacirema Horace Miner satirizes how cultural bias and ethnocentrism are present in many Americans, as well as American anthropologists, in his paper, “Body Rituals among the Nacirema”. Nacirema, is of course, American spelled backward. A foreign culture, when viewed from the outside, with all of the biases present within us, can look exceedingly strange. This perspective, which is representative of ethnocentrism, is taken in viewing the dominant culture of America in the 1950’s, and the paper still retains its relevance today. Some issues that are brought up in this paper include criticisms of the field of anthropology, perhaps criticisms of the medical field of the 1950’s, and also the need for researchers to examine their own research methodology to minimize bias.
Kesey uses Bromden’s narration to depict these characters as ‘humming hate and death’ further emphasising the lack of compassion in the hospital. In contrast Kesey constructs McMurphy as an individual and a person of conscience. Before he is officially introduced to the reader Bromden tells them that ‘he is no ordinary admission’ and that ‘he sounds big’ influencing the reader to view him differently to the other patients. McMurphy’s outspoken nature and his immediate refusal to conform to his new wards rules, on arrival telling them in his ‘loud brassy voice that he’s already plenty damn clean thankyou’ also begins to distinguish him as a unique individual entering a very controlled, regulated hospital system. As McMurphy develops and continues to rebel against Nurse Ratched’s strict rules and the unjust system Kesey reveals more about Nurse Ratched through Chief Bromden, ‘change[ing] back
The Eye of the Beholder Horace Miner's "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" focuses on the different aspects of the Nacirema culture in regards to the way its inhabitants view their bodies and overall physical appearance. In the passage Miner wastes no time in explaining the unique yet questionable rituals conducted by members of the Nacirema tribe. He also blatantly utilizes a sense of satire to express his own disapproval of the daily practices of a tribe very similar to the American people of the nineteen fifties. In an attempt to sum up his writing, it is safe to say that Americans are thought of to be disgusted by the human body and will go through extremely odd measures to correct its flaws. In the passage, Miner uses satire to deliver
In what ways does Mary Shelley create sympathy for the monster? When we see the name “Frankenstein”, we are instantly reminded of the doctor’s creation and of how he played God, with out even knowing it. Even by today’s standards he went against human nature after being warned not to. Before studying Frankenstein, I stereotypically associated the monster, to hideous rejects in society. However the monster was brought into the world, isolated, unwanted and discarded; he deserved sympathy not cruelty.
It is human nature to deem the unnatural and irregular as immoral, as articulated in the declaration, “Humans use language, their visual and verbal constructions of reality, to name or image the human and the nonhuman and thus to fix the boundaries between us and them” (Mellor 124). Through continually demoralizing the creature by considering him evil, the characters in the novel ultimately cause the creature to behave monstrously. The reader never essentially gets to meet the creature, but the reader formulates an impression of the creature in his/her head, centered on the creature’s physical descriptions, and by reading about the creatures environment, and by the circumstances under which the readers get acquainted with the
However they are wrong because, psychological torture is likely to leave permanent brain damage. Torturers may also think that valuable information could be collected using waterboarding, which some believe to not be harmful. Yet tortures such as waterboarding, which are painful to the point of death are not ‘safe’. Bloodlust, or the need for revenge may also be a reason for torturing, but by doing so we are stooping to their low level and crushing our values as a country. “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” Said Mahatma Gandhi.