I can now visualize Douglass perspectives as he is recognized as an individual trying to gain knowledge without being whipped and harshly treated. Douglass subject of this novel is portrayed as “education” to let readers know what is most important when trying to succeed. His work is portrayed as an excellent novel as he strives the importance of freedom to his readers. In the final chapters of this book, Douglass escapes slavery for good. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was that Douglass never went into detail about his escape.
Malcolm X goes on to say that he would spend the rest of his days reading, “If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man.” Malcolm X describes prison as his college. He thinks that no one got more out of prison that he did because of what he was able to accomplish with reading and writing. Malcolm X believes that normal colleges have too many distractions to truly be effective. I believe that Malcolm X overcame a huge obstacle by not being able to read and write. Having a friend for Malcolm X to emulate was probably the turning point and the motivation for him.
He was a high achiever, he looked to perfect himself then he wanted to help others. Franklin opened a school for freed black slaves to help them learn to read and write. He believed that if they were educated they would have dignity and make them have better character. He even helps the freed black slaved find jobs. Franklin seemed like he wanted to improve the quality of American society he began to favor the abolition of slavery.
Malcolm X began reading many different books which causes his religious views to flourish during his time in prison. Malcolm X believed in Black Nationalism and taught the idea that African American’s were the superior race above all others. Believing they were the first race in existence; African Americans were stolen and brought to America and had to adopt the culture and were enslaved. He also taught that white people were the devil and they would eventually destroy themselves. Malcolm X wanted all African Americans to live in a separate place from other races.
For instance, by setting my expectations high, it will be easier to reach my goals that I have set for myself. Like succeeding in class as a senior at Boone Central, and being a successful athlete. To help me reach my goals I will study and work hard on the court, to maintain the responsibility of becoming an adult. In the end, expectations are a responsibility that I agree strongly on, because if you don’t expect to be successful, you more than likely will not be. Responsibilities are one of the other main parts of Barak’s speech.
Results of Research After receiving back 80 completed copies of our surveys our group started to look at the figures, first by each grade then as a whole. Our first major result was from the question, “Do you believe cheating occurs in Perry Hall High School?” Our subjects’ response was a whopping 97% believe that cheating does occur at our school. This showed us that the students, who see a different perspective from teachers and administrators, are pretty positive that Perry Hall High isn’t exempt from this academic integrity epidemic. The next significant question that we asked was if the student had ever done any of the following which included copying or lending homework, cheating on tests, plagiarizing, and also the option never
Self actualization is being able to develop or achieve one’s full potential and that’s what every one of us wants in life as well as Richard. Transcendence is a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience. Richard is ultimately able to transcend his bleak situation when he realizes the power of language to affect others and initiate social change. Richard had ended up succeeding in school through academics even though he had been put through a hard time. The knowledge he had gained from school and books allowed him to achieve his full potential as a writer which lead to self-actualization.
In Frederick Douglass’s narrative An American Slave written by Frederick Douglass (1994ed), he tells his story of knowledge being freedom. Douglass talks about the many things he had to come up with to learn how to read and write. He used the white children he meets, trading food for knowledge. Realizing that being black he will be a slave for life, Douglass determination for education helped him become free of slavery. In Malcolm X A Homemade Education written by himself, in 1965, Malcolm X understood that knowledge is the gateway to freedom.
I strongly believe that the problem experienced by them has a lot to do by the fact that the majority of the community’s ethnical group is African American. I came to learn that in this melting pot called the United States, segregation still exists and is much stronger than back in Brazil, where diversity also exists. Even with very little hope that much will change in this community, I believe that the only way out is education. We have been shown that the state is not concerned about their problem at all, and with that said, maybe it is time for the first African American president start a educational federal fund for the communities that suffer from this
My freshman year, I took geometry as my math elective and I often corrected the teacher and got sarcastic remarks in return. I never did my homework because test in the class summed up to 70% of the grade, so I decided to get A’s on the test and pass, and I did. Science and English were the worst. All the experiments we did were strictly control; we would proceed with a step until the teacher allowed us to do so. And English has become a subject of intimidation, the reason being that in my four years of high school English; we watch so many movies that I did not learn proper writing skills and proper communication skills.