If the reader takes Twains’ writings too literally, then clearly he would come off as somewhat offensive. I believe that Twain’s writings reflect how he feels about humanity as a whole, but in order to figure out just what Twain believes, the fact that Twain appears to be a racist must be overlooked so that they big picture can be seen. In order to better try to understand just how Twain felt about humanity, I will break down, to the best of my ability, some of Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar entries to see if they give any indication of how Twain felt about humanity. Chapter 1: Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick (Twain). Basically, Twain is saying that you can either tell the truth or lie, but as long as you know the trick, you’re in control.
Bullshit is a double-deceit towards a person, because you are hiding the fact that you do not know the information about a topic, and you are spouting out information which you are not 100% sure of, and claiming as if you know enough to hold a conversation. Frankfurt’s statement holds water, because it is a documented argument that elegantly depicts the fight between lies or bullshit being more problematic. I agree with Frankfurt, because I myself am guilty of bullshitting my way through a few essays I have written in the past. I believe bullshit is worse than lying because you don’t think as much about the topic you are speaking about. When you lie about something, you put a lot of thought into it and decide yourself whether the truth or a lie is better for you.
AP U.S History “Handicapped By History” According to James Loewn, heroification is a degenerative process that makes people into heroes. Loewen believes that American History textbook authors transform some of the people in history into heroes with no blemishes or a ‘bad side.’ He believes students reading about theses so called ‘heroes’ should know about the aberrations committed by them. Loewen says that through heroification, educators turn the most biased and awful people who have done fallacious acts into perfect creatures. I am completely for Loewn’s argument. I too believe, as a high school student studying American history, we should not only learn about ones accomplishments, but also
Much of that history is painful. Indeed, it is to avoid confronting the pain of that history that black parents sometimes mobilize to ban the novel. Pushing history aside, however, is no solution to the larger challenge of dealing with its legacy. Neither is placing the task of dealing with it on one book. Therefore, to say “ignorance is bliss” would be a seditious act against the educational system in
Jessica M Short Essay #2 Does Texting Help or Hurt Language In the essay “2b or Not 2b?” by David Crystal, Professor at the University of Wales and known for his work in linguistics, argues that texting is not hurting the English language and is a viable form of communication. Crystal claims “Ever since the arrival of printing-thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people’s minds-people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language” (336). In other words, despite the doom-laden prophecies, texting is not destroying the English language like many feared it would. I agree with Crystal’s stance on texting and its effect on modern society by helping expand communication. Crystal points out that texting is not the first advancement to have prophecies of doom to language.
Aldrich's poem may strike modern readers as embarrassingly xenophobic, if not downright racist. But "Unguarded Gates" represents a strain of American thought on immigration with roots every bit as deep as the open-door ideals of "The New Colossus." 4. What are some examples of nativist thought in America prior to 1882? Benjamin Franklin worried that heavy German immigration into Pennsylvania would leave the English
The Great Gatsby is an Ironic title for the Novel because In my opinion, no, he's not great. I see the title as reflecting what he wanted to think of himself as being - the image he had cultivated and was trying to present to the rest of the world. If I had to rename the novel with the same structure but a more accurate (in my opinion) adjective, I would probably call it The Delusional Gatsby or The Wishful Gatsby - neither of which have the appeal of the alliteration in the original title! 2.What is the relevance of the novel to today’s world? Why are we still reading a book from
Cultural Relativism, a term used to describe individual’s beliefs that should be accepted in one’s cultural but also can be denied in society. In James Rachels’ essay, “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism”, she brings up varies examples that contradicts with one society’s beliefs to another society. She uses this term and analyzes it different situations proving that it can be controversial at times since no one should have the same thinking process as another person. For example, if you were to take to civilizations of the past and tell them to trade beliefs. They would find it outrages since it would be unorthodox to their teachings.
O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people. But he insists that the story is true. With this, O'Brien challenges the reader to discover the truth of the event. O'Brien gets the reader to figure out what fiction of this book is actually worth. Firstly, did O'Brien confuse the reader when he said that the events did not happen after the reader became involved in those events?
The readers also have a choice to read the classic or not but, changing it should not be in question. Pitts argues that Twain was only trying to replicate the time by his use of the n-word. Also, a point well stressed is that our children are only being sheltered and protected and thus the cause of their poor ability to comprehend