Claudia Munoz Professor Lisa Smith English 115 March 13, 2012 “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” Tadeusz Borowski’s essay “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” is an emotional story that shows how a man breaks under adversity, and how this man deals with the horrors and chaos during the holocaust. The story is openly filled with sarcasm and confusion, the author’s intention is to keep the reader off-balance and agitated about the events that the characters must endure in order to survive. The way the author presents himself and manifests his feelings is important in achieving that sense of unsteadiness and tension that ultimately will aid the reader understand and react to the story. Borowski presents himself in two main ways throughout his essay: The first, as a sarcastic but detached narrator; and the second, as the prisoner attempting to survive. The author narrates the story from a first-person point of view, keeping a distant attitude although slightly touched by the horrors he describes.
Creative Writing: Conflict By Henry Harms ‘In times of conflict, no one is completely innocent’ Conflict is seen by everyone everyday, and it just seems to happen to such undeserving people, but it’s the way in which you react and the decisions that you make, which ultimately decides on whether you will find yourself in trouble or not. In life we find that conflict can sometimes bring out the worst in people, and we see a great example of this in the Quiet American, with both Fowler and Pyle. Fowler, being the narrator of this story continually reminds the reader of his past and the guilt he has after cheating on his wife back home in England. This then sees Fowler and Pyle entering into a world thinking that they are completely innocent, as the world they come from is none like the one they locate to. However, after a naïve girl named Phuong enters the equation, the conflict between both Fowler and Pyle begins to heat up.
2 ). It is also obvious that Nick is only helping Lewis so he can get something in return, “so you’ll help me out on the moratorium committee” but Lewis doesn’t end up helping Nick as later on he views the play being more important than helping a friend out. Nick Believes, as does Lucy that there are social and political issues much more important and valid than love and finality and he thinks Lewis is wasting his time in the asylum “Only mad people in this day and age would do a work about love and fidelity. They’re definitely mad” (pg. 41) Nick says when Nick is at the asylum to help Lewis direct.
In the opening paragraph, King uses irony by calling the people who jailed him people of “genuine good will,” to create a tone of dissatisfaction. 2. King begins paragraphs 2-4 with a paragraph that explains who he is and why he is in the jail. He then explains what motivated him to take part in the nonviolent campaign that put him in jail. He ends the section by showing how important his justice movements are and how big of an impact they have on the world.
Opponents of solitary confinement claim that it is a form of cruel and unusual punishment because of the lack of human contact and sensory deprivation which has a severe negative impact on a prisoner's mental state that leads to certain mental illnesses as depression.Delusions, panic, dissatisfaction with life and madness are all psychological side effects of solitary confinement and all of these are in the definition of chronophobia which is the duration or immensity of time, a state which is also referred to as prison neurosis. It is a fear of time and not being able to contain its proliferation (Meyer 2006). There are many psychological effects such as
When I get stressed due to lack of sleep or I have had a very long day I can find myself feeling tense with a pounding head ache. I can also feel tearful, especially when over tired. I can get very angry and uptight and will usually take this out on family rather than at work. I also suffer from colds – one after the other. Knowing these signs and symptoms though, I can step back and take a look at what is causing the stress or anxiety and deal with the problem rather than the symptoms.
He says when punished, men think, "here something has unexpectedly gone wrong" not "I ought not to have done that." He also describes punishment as a way to instill fear upon other members of society. This I found interesting and very true. Today, when we see the harsh characteristics of jail, we do not want to live that live, with chains and no
My self esteem was in the dirt and everyone in my presence experienced the new bad me because of my displaced anger and hatred for my ex and me. Freud believed that the mind tries to protect itself from frustration and severe distress such as war, rape, death, and so on. He believed that we have several techniques for this, which he called defense mechanisms (Corsini, 1994, p. 390). I was no longer the outgoing, free spirited, kind hearted, and trusting person; I was the total opposite and at times I didn’t even like myself. With the help of God, my family, and my fiancé I was able to pull through and treat it as the life lesson it was.
There are so many people that haven’t heard Malcolm X story because they rather not read. The thing that they don’t know is Malcolm X can change your mind about things that you never even thought of. Yes I would recommend this reading to a friend or relative because it gave your insight on the things that Malcolm X went through while he was in prison. Also Malcolm X tells you how no matter where you are in life or what position you are in there always better for you because he was in one of the worst situation a person can be in. In the reading Malcolm X states “Many who today hear me somewhere in person, or on television, or those whose red something I’ve said, will think I went to school far beyond the eighth grade.
Depression is when you are experiencing one of those feelings that won’t go away. Having this feeling will affect your day to day life, school, work, sleep, social life etc. Most commonly people can’t control their negative thoughts, which makes there depression get even worse as they get even more negative thoughts. Loss of interest is another symptom to depression, in most situations the person with depression won’t notice this but their friends/family will. There is also a large amount of self-loathing this is when you’re feeling worthless or guilty and are also harshly criticizing your mistake, choices or fault.