As Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Hester are all on top of the scaffold, a meteor comes flying above and reluctantly, leaves a streak of a huge A in the sky. To Dimmesdale, he thinks this is a message from god. Reminding him that the sin he committed will not be forgotten. “Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena that occurred with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source.” (150). What the quote above explains is that anytime something would happen like a meteor streaking across the sky, people would assume that it was for a reason and not just science and nature doing its thing.
Equiano’s narrative is relevant to twenty-first-century folk because it is a valid accounting of the human condition as it goes through mental and physical tribulations. The inherent nature of the average human psyche is to believe that the magnitude of existence revolves around its own specific point of view, for it is all we know and have known for literally all our lives. When humans hear of atrocities like the ones implanted on Equiano and his people, of course any decent person would feel sorrow at the misfortune of others, yet how deep does this sorrow sew? It is its intangibleness that makes human sympathy become evanescent. When we do not experience atrocities first-hand, we cannot entirely fathom their intricacy.
Lights flash all over the place from carnival games that seem hopeless victory. Rollercoasters are probably my most favorite attractions because the joy of riding a rollercoaster never gets old. No matter how many times I have been on the ride, it always brings forth new excitements and thrills. The adventure is always new; my adrenaline rush keeps me going. Rollercoasters track are able to produce infinite number of option for the coaster to travel, where it can loop, twist and turn, or simply go in reverse.
Elena Benoit ENB 111 3/31/15 Harsh and awful events permanently leave a mark on our memory. Specially, when these events are directly linked to an individual, the memory reproduces every second of what happened. It must certainly be a life of continuous relief, depression, and guilt at having survived the risks of combat. In Yusef Komunyakaa's poem, "Facing It", the poet uses imagery to convey the tone, which will stimulate many different emotions from somberness to excitement and fear. Imagery is clearly evident from the beginning lines “My black face fades, hiding inside the black granite” (1-2).
Presumptive Stereotyping and its Troubles Presumptive Stereotyping and its Troubles Three stereotypes that people have about me are that I am hateful, a know-it-all, and unable to learn. I have experienced and accomplished many things throughout my lifetime and because of my experiences and accomplishments people make assumptions about me that are very untrue and, if these people were to get to know me they too would also know that these things are untrue. One stereotype that people have assumed is that I am hateful; they believe this because I am a volunteer to speak up for children who have been abused and mistreated in a court of law, (a.k.a. Guardian Ad Litem). They assume that I will be like other Department of Children and Families service workers and treat them in a hateful disrespectful manner.
Prejudice; Is It Something We Should Still Be Tolerating? Although there are many different types of people in our world today, not everyone is or will be accepted or tolerated; there are still those people who are judged either because of how they look, act or are the subject of unsubstantiated beliefs and rumors that are circulated and perpetuated by people who are uninformed, or afraid of what they perceive as a threat cause someone is different. While we know that prejudice exists, all too often it goes on around us, we may even turn a blind eye, not wanting to get involved, or worst, have that negative attention aimed at us or a loved one. We may have even added to a situation unknowingly by our attitudes and behaviors towards a group or individual that isn’t part of a social group based on a bias belief of the group we ourselves may be a part of. So how can we avoid this behavior if and when we recognize it as such?
Repeatedly throughout the essay Rahm’s intriguing, almost divine, personal attributes are brought to light. These attributes, along with the change in season, help to support the idea that Rahm is indeed symbolically and metaphorically relatable to the embodiment of freedom. Next, many times during the essay the movement of Rahm’s airplane is mentioned. Most often referred to as “the line”, the airplane’s movements take on a body of their own as Dillard repeatedly relates the airplane’s line to different forms of art, music and literature. Dillard exclaims, “Rahm’s line unrolled in time.
Much like the wind, the Native Americans gracefully swept throughout the land embracing every flower or blade of grass in their path then melodically whispered their wisdom to them. There is a gloomy array of the condemnation and prejudice projected towards Native Americans that has yet ceased; however, when we think of Native Americans today, a single question might surface, “Where are they now?” Hidden with whispers or just even thoughts, the realization of racism as still being a prominent part of our culture seems to be blurred by a pill of ignorance we all find easier to take. Unfortunately, our turning of the head and lack of compassion has led to, once again, a negative toll on the Native Americans, who are now just trying to survive.
My children constantly remind me that even with my flaws and short comings. They feel for me and with me as I do with them. It is not so much what they say that keeps me going but the support that they give no matter what decision I make. As far as having an ego buster, many people have come into my life and made me feel inadequate in some form or another but for years I have had two relatives both aunts that have been quite capable of making me feel as though I have not been able to progress even when I have. They are both every verbal people and their ability to verbally point out the inferiority in people and myself being their focus much of the time assures me that in most times I am on a path they are not happy with because the path that I am on is a path that they them selves have not been able to travel and complete.
Although humans have manners and are kind to one another there is still a seed of cruelty in each and every one of us. It all starts out with just some ones opinion and then other people having the same opinion about a certain topic and it keeps on progressing until you have a genocide. This is not the first genocide, humans have been blaming there problems on a certain race since the beginning of time. Mike