Malcolm Gladwell’s Theories Make Him an Outlier or Just a Liar? In 2008, Malcolm Gladwell explains the story of success in his national bestseller, Outlier. Through his psychological and sociological perspective he shares his theories on how past/current successors have achieved their goals. As a result, due to Malcolm’s inclusion of the non-fictional stories of current successors, this will impact readers all around the world that success can be achievable under his theories of opportunity, 10,000 hours, and cultural legacy. Gladwell tries to convey the reader that success is attainable through the three of his theories, opportunity, the 10,000-hour rule, and cultural legacy.
You can't imagine anything bad happening in a place as beautiful as this. You don't have to use warm colours to show a beautiful place as there is a stark contrast between Jamaica and Canada where the second half of the film is set. But Canada is also a beautiful setting although there is a different feel to it. It's not the same as the warm happy go lucky feel of Jamaica. But a harsh cold feeling, that's very sharp.
The movie continues with a small romance and a firsthand realization of racism. As the movie comes to an end Wiley College debates Harvard University and succeeds with a victory. The main Character Professor Thompson is a true leader in this film. He uses different leadership traits and characteristics to lead his team to victory. I chose to do this film, as it really interested me and entertained me.
The three female and three male dancers are dressed in natural earth colours of red, brown and purple, which alludes to their close connection with the land. Throughout the entire piece, the dancers are bounded by a barrier of haunting tree branches, which denotes a physical and visual boundary in the space and symbolizes an “enclosed garden”. The composer uses an array of manipulated motifs, influenced by the everyday actions of the Catalonian people. Hunched backs, circular motions and ploughing movements, allow the audience to gain an insight into the personal and intimate attachment the laborers express towards their land. Duato establishes the close relationships of the people to the land right for the beginning of the dance.
The Lilies of the Field In the 1963 Movie, “Lilies of the Field,” starring Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala, a message of hard work, faith, determination and teamwork is portrayed. This award winning film directed by Ralph Nelson is not only filled with side-splitting comedic scenes, but it has drama that is sure to captivate the heart. This film explores the values of man in a religious context and how we all must live as one for self development. Nelson succeeds in not only entertaining the audience, but instilling morals and self worth in people. The key theme of this film is explained within the title itself - God will always satisfy the needs of those who come to Him with faith.
The Harmonious Relationships “The Day was such on as we should have chosen, one of our heavenly autumnal days, when the sun shines blandly through the clear and cloudless sky, and the crystal atmosphere casts a veil of beauty over the landscape, rich with the loveliest tints. Sundry baskets, containing many good things, provided by the ladies, were placed in the wagons, giving weighty promise that we should not die of famine among the mountains… scattered in groups, we went loitering along, sometimes stopping to pick a flower or a pebble, and to gaze upon the precipices above us, or into the gulf below… But we could not linger to gaze upon this. We were hungry, and the wagons having overtaken us, it was proposed we dine at the charming waterfall close by.”1 This 1838 quote by Thomas Cole paints a romantic scene of family and friends enjoying their time in nature. Cole uses such words like, heavenly, gaze, and linger to evoke a surreal emotion that he has in the presence of true nature. This experience he had might have led to production of his painting in 1846, “The Pic-Nic.” When examining the piece, many human figures as well as the abundance of nature both govern the painting.
Weir highlights the potential for communities to compromise different values, through his representation of the peaceful Amish community, set against the declining American society. The film commences with a panoramic view of long, lush grass with the Amish emerging from it soon after, accompanied by natural and ambient lighting. This establishes the Amish effectively as peaceful people, harmonious with nature. However, this view of the Amish is soon juxtaposed in the next scene with the English. Weir effectively uses a long shot of a train station with everyone independently travelling along with harsh and artificial lighting.
English Task on Witness (1985) By Adam Simpson In the first scene of the film Witness, Peter Weir reveals a great deal about the Amish populace, primarily that they have a deep connection with nature, have a very organised and patriarchal community and their pace of life is calmer and less frantic than modern life. In the opening scenes of Witness, it is clear that the Amish people have a strong bond with nature, with nearly every country scene featuring at least some form of vegetation. The Amish connection with nature adds another layer to the thematic concern of the city and country. The Amish deeply value nature, to the point where they have rejected modern technologies. Peter Weir’s initial establishing shot, shows the Amish are walking towards the camera through a wheat field, giving the impression that they are almost rising up out of the grain, the balanced composition aiding the fact that the Amish have found harmony in nature.
The hikwsi of a deceased person appears in the tangible world as clouds, rain, or katsinam – kachina dolls. The Hopi have an immense amount of respect and spiritual affection for the earth and all that inhabits it. The Hopi embrace peace and cooperation and their religion strives to live within the sacred balance of life. From their ceremonial dances and rituals to their burial processes, the Hopi live a beautiful and spiritually balanced life. Their peaceful nature is even evident in their name – Hopi, which is a contraction from Hópitu, meaning “peaceful ones” (Silas 1).
My Definition: Transcendentalism I would define transcendentalism as an overwhelming sense of being independent, by practicing free thought, not being influenced by anything or anybody to make your own decisions, and the serenity of nature being a divine presence in your spiritual well-being. A person who is transcendental should be able to awaken every morning and look outside and see past the everyday outside objects such as the trees or the clouds. This person should be able to feel the calmness and peace that these simple wonders provide. It is almost a curiosity that the observer should experience, with losing themselves in such magnificent elements. When Ralph Waldo Emerson observed nature, he states that, “nothing can befall him in life, no disgrace or calamity, when he is observing nature.” He is speaking of almost being absorbed into nature and becoming a part of it.