All the characters are from the same environment but they are all different in their own unique way, some think that it is ok to stay “D and D” and others think that, that is wrong and everyone should use their voice. People can also see that the longshoremen stand by the corrupt people such as Johnny Friendly and his goons just so they can continue to have work and do not get killed. The environment in which the individual lives in can have a significant impact on our values and beliefs; in the film Terry changes when his morals are impacted when meeting Edie.
The Chrysalids The Chrysalids is told by a boy/young man, David Strorm. His father is one of the leading citizens in a society that insists that everyone and everything must be physically and mentally alike, exactly alike. No person, animal or plant that is different can be tolerated there. Now we know that such a rigid belief cannot but lead to problems. This science fiction follows David's life from childhood to young adulthood and tells of a world after Tribulation (Nuclear Holocaust) in which one group of persons, bound by strict laws, live together.
A special detail to look at are the changes the protagonist undergoes during the novel which I think is one of the main purposes the author wants us to pay special attention to, since the entire plot is based on Pony’s feelings and expectation for his life. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a novel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an insight into the lifestyles of these distinct worlds. I chose the novel "The Outsiders" as a text for year 10 for the following reasons: It is a novel which draws the reader in and allows the reader to understand a lifestyle alien to them. Even though the novel is set in 1966, it is a novel that's theme can be found in any society and time period.
Jacob McBride Period 4 10/23/12 Choice book write up The book that I read was Octavian nothing: traitor to the nation; vol. 1: the pox party, by M.T. Anderson, This book is a description of the life of a boy who lives is unusual circumstances. He has grown up in the house hold of scientists who withhold their real names and use a numerical code instead. They record everything that he and his mother do from their daily emotional states to how much they are eating.
when describing Gatsby he says, “The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business…” (98). This applies that everyone, including Nick idolized Gatsby. He compared him to Jesus Christ, someone a lot of people think of as an amazing figure. In the same comparison Nick says, “ So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” (98).
Kick Ass: The Hero’s Journey “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” Joseph Campbell was the author who identified the concept of the hero’s journey. This quote can be interpreted as meaning that when hard times are forced upon people, people are often forced to look within themselves and find the strength to power through it all. In the movie Kick Ass, released on June 7th 2010, Dave Lizewski is a teenage boy whose story exemplifies this idea perfectly. Lizewski was nothing more than a social misfit hiding from the brutality of high school in his world of comic books and superheroes. Living in an impoverish and crime filled city, he learns early on that, since he’s not a tough kid, the safest thing to do is be invisible and back down from any sort of trouble without asking questions.
Weikun Lu 09/16/2014 EAD II, Section 21 1.2 Professor Kalteissen Title Literacy transmits an ability to screen negative and positive while growing and it may help people change their life. Literacy always plays a key role in daily life from past to present. Sherman Alexie is the writer of “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”. Alexie was born to a US family on the Spokane Indian Reservation in eastern Washington State and his family has[had] very poor living standard[s] but his father is[was] never miserly with books. In his essay he described[s] how he became a competitive student through reading books and gaining knowledge.
Banned Book Project The Giver by Lois Lowry, tells the story of Jonas, a 12-year old boy, living in a future utopian society where poverty, crime, sickness, and unemployment are a thing of the past. These idyllic communities were set up after some vaguely referenced dark period in human history. The communities lived by a strict set of rules that robbed citizens of their ability to see in color and feel emotion, but it saved them from war and famine. Each baby is assigned to a family according to his or her needs, and each adult is given a role in society according to his or her abilities. The role that Jonas receives is the Receiver of Memories, which assigns him the task to store all the memories of life before the “sameness”.
Reputation in Salem Each society in the world is unique; each has its own values and beliefs. Throughout time, societies have control men’s actions, thoughts, and feelings. For instance, in Puritan communities, people had to be careful of what other members of the community said about him or her. A respectable reputation was required due to the fact that their social standing was tied to one’s ability to follow religious rules. Reputation in Salem For the people in Salem, the reputation was everything, and in order to maintain it they did anything possible.
This definition is not based on a particular system of voting, but how people feel about the society, and their place within it. Dewy (1939) views on democracy, suggest that the environment that we live in the culture in which we are raised determines who we are at an emotional and behavioural level, it is how an individual personally chooses to live their life. Living in a democracy should mean that we all live with the egalitarian views and principals that everyone is a participant in the decision making process. However within the democratic process there are divisive structures in society; such as class, ethnicity, disability, age and gender that does not allow individuals, young people and children to have the same power or autonomy to make informed choices about participating in the decisions that affect their everyday life. As practitioners it is important to use critical thinking and democratic language to reflect on personal values and beliefs that can influence and affect