Harmonium and Nettles Harmonium and Nettles both highlight the theme of memory. As they both are looking back over past memories that are painful, the poems feature the feelings of being helpless in stopping the hurt that was caused. The writer in Harmonium feels remorse for the things he hadn’t said to his father as Armitage states “then mouth in reply some shallow sorry phrase or word too starved of breath to make itself heard”. The writer in Nettles is protective of the recurring threat to his child that he can’t destroy. “rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless.
Abner himself is also faced with a tough decision, keep being oppressed by the people controlling him and his family or doing something about it even if what he is doing wrong. In Reginald Dyck’s analytical essay on “Barn Burning”, he argues that Abner’s intentions behind his wrong doings are actually an act of social justice against the rich and the powerful oppressing him, his family, and others like him. He also goes on to argue that young Sarty decision to betray his father is due to the fact that he has not matured enough to understand that he only he is only doing what the people controlling him want him to do. In the story Abner commits many different crimes that make him seen like just your average criminal but Dyck believes that there is a deeper meaning behind his actions. Dyck goes on to argue in his essay “The Social Construction of Conscience” that Abner is committing these crimes as a social justice.
Lastly, they question whether people are just born bad. Referring back to Clarence Darrow, the authors state that “Darrow believed that Leopold and Leob were “born bad” because they were born without feelings as pity and sympathy,” in which they may agree. However, Anthropologist John Townsend writes, that humans are wired for certain behaviors and the behaviors will emerge whether we want them to or not…but that does not mean that we have to act on it. Quotes: “We come equipped by nature with deep-seated desires that we can only resist with difficulty.” “We need an explanation for why some people, but not others, are able to resist the impulses that nature has given
Throughout ‘Of Mice And Men’ Steinbeck portrays George as a resentful father figure to Lennie; however this task proves to be a lot of work, as Lennie is rather an annoyance towards George due to his lack of intelligence and knowledge of the world. Consequently this means George has to focus upon keeping Lennie safe and protected and unfortunately his own ‘American Dream’ is temporarily abandoned. When starting at the ranch George is judged for travelling around with Lennie, his boss assumed he was using Lennie for labour purposes and taking his money; ‘Funny how you an’ him string along together.’ Similarly the workers also feel George is going to a lot of effort to keep someone who is ‘slow’, like Lennie, with him when it would be easier to travel alone. The adjective ‘funny’ suggests the situation is unusual and no one has ever bothered to do the same, nor have they ever seen anything like it before. However earlier in the novel George describes him and Lennie as the, ‘loneliest guys in the world’ implying that he doesn’t feel the same way.
However, the relationship is one-sided, because his father expects him to be obedient and not argue with him. This a disappointing relationship because Henry's father tries to force Henry to do something he doesn't want to, also Henry decides not to go and disappoints his father. Another scene that shows the complexity of the relationship between Henry and his father is on page 263. His father is on his deathbed, and he tells Henry “I did it for you”, mentioning the letters that Henry had sent and received. Henrys’ father acted selfishly by stopping the communication between Henry and Keiko.
He wanted to be welcomed back and treated like a hero (even though he was not particularly helpful to the cause). However, the other people of the town were also to blame for the way Krebs acted because the story states that “People seemed to think it was rather ridiculous for Krebs to be getting back so late, years after the war was over.” Krebs could have just chosen to ignore them and just display his pride for serving his country (even though he did not really serve very well). Because he was not received as a hero, he seemed to try to resort to other tactics to get people to feel bad for him or to pay him some attention. Lies became a major part of Krebs life after his return home. Even though lying about his service during the war made
At this point Antonio is even more confused; all of this time and hard work he had put into trying to understand God was useless. He had not just literally opened his eyes, but he figuratively as well. Antonio now “see’s” his suspicious of the Lord are confirmed. He did feel disappointment when this occurred because he wanted to dearly to believe in Him to make his mother happy; but now instead of listening to the séances about God and his mother’s strong beliefs in Him, he is taking his own experiences into consideration. While Antonio is running home from his uncle’s farm to warn Ultima of Tenorio’s threats he
Learning Idealism from the Desk In philosophy, the key to understanding something is by knowing “what something it is” and “what something it is not”. In Gerald Guteks’s text, Philosophical and Ideological Perspectives on Education, he defines Idealism and the role it plays in education. In chapter 3, the author’s perception of Idealism is straightforward; however, one must differentiate what Idealism is not in order to become more knowledgeable about what Idealism is. In the first section this paper, I will define Guteks’ perception of Idealism, explain how idealism can be incorporated in education and its effect on student-teacher relationships, and tell how it may reflect in real life personal experiences. The second section of this paper will tell you why I chose idealism.
When the total picture is absent then blind judgment causes stereotyping. Society innocently makes and perpetuates stereotyping, that sometimes lead to unjust discrimination and maltreatment when it is unfavorable. Stereotypes sometimes progress out of fear from minority groups. Prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination are all considered to be biases. The way people see others of certain groups is not the exact way they imagine he or she may or should be.
Evaluate staff theories Motivation stems from the Latin word "movere", which means to move. “Motivation is some driving force within individuals by which they attempt to achieve some goal in order to fulfil some need or expectation” According to Darren Windsor (2009) “Motivation is the result of an interaction between the person and a situation; it is not a personal trait” The behaviour of people is revealed by what motivates them. Performance is the result of both ability and motivation: Performance = function (ability x motivation) There are two different categories of motivational theories - content theories and process theories. Even though there are a variety of motivational theories out there, none of them are universally accepted. Explain 2 Content theories Content theories emphasizes on what motivates people.