Gladwell stated what he wanted the readers to get out from his book and what we were expecting. Also, while at the same time Gladwell is persuading the readers to think the way he does. When I read this passage, my first initial thoughts were that learning how to control my judgments and first impressions is impossible. To me the statement, “be in control of your judgments” means the same as the statement, “I have control of my own heart beat,” which is impossible. My judgments are my own and it’s unique.
I believe that what happened in the 1830s was evil. The Cherokee lived in those lands all their lives, parents, grandparents, children, and infants all were treated with the same amount of cruelty. None of the Americans seemed to care that they were killing thousands of people. Many of the elderly died from illness or hypothermia. I searched
They were not inventing anything new but reclaiming something ancient. This is why governments tend to fall apart, because people often want to come together freely and be themselves, rather then fit a mold that is presented for them. Hobbes foretold that it was a human condition that war fought by each against each, making it hard for anything good to come out of it, or learn
This resulted in a death of many blacks due to starvation and the fumes of the fire. “Burn every last piece of them. That should teach them to listen and know when they are not wanted” (Schmidt, 202). This quotation shows the ignorance that people
➢ It causes them horror as they are seeing someone being burned to death in agony yelling about the pain they are in. ➢ This could cause the others like Robert to feel like they should shoot their own soldiers to put them out of agony. ➢ The soldiers with the flamethrowers are seen as more
To the cemetery. Work or the crematory-the choice is in your hands.” According to the book Eliezer says, “Never shall I forgot the smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.” The children he once saw were being burned alive. They killed the children and the elderly because according to them, they came to no use since they weren’t to
“The mother was beaten to death. She has dozens of broken bones, a fractured skull, and as you can see, she is not recognizable at all.” The detective was shocked by the brutality of the beating, “Jesus Christ!” he exclaimed. “What about the rest?” “Jim, the father. He was slightly starved, but the cause of death is dehydration.” “It’s like he just neglected him completely… left the bastard to die while killing the rest of ‘em.” The coroner moved to the next set of corpses. They stank and made the air smell rotten.
Humans can grow up and be conditioned to believe whatever we want them to, it is just a matter of making their brain accustom to a different world or set of beliefs. Brave New World utilizes this by going over the top in showing how most Americans think, close-mindedly. We are so used to thinking along the lines of what we have been taught growing up, socially and religiously, that we reject all forms of other society as wrong. This story really tells of the denial of the World State
When I first started reading A Brave New World, I was thinking of how terrible this society is. They produce children that are pre specified to do certain work. There are no families. And nobody seems to have any control over their lives. But the thing that was most interesting is that most of the people in this society were incredibly happy, fit and some even smart.
But if we are a country of democracy why should someone be forced into reciting or doing something they don’t feel believe in. I think the schools should write their own pledge relating to the education side of things. Having your own voice and being heard is a big part of our culture today. I think the children who didn’t recite the Pledge were somewhat outcaste. So the kids who didn’t say it were perfectly identified as different.