A moment may change everything to evil or good in our life and community.
Some events occurred may have affects in several ways. September 11, 2001 was a historic day in the United States. Four airplanes were hijacked by terrorists. The first one crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The second plane was stopped by passengers. The two of them crashed the biggest towers in the U.S which are the World Trade Center in New York. On that day 3,000 people died. These occasions changed American’s economy, American culture and the relationship with other countries.
First, the economy in the United State was affected after 9/11 especially New York and Virginia. The stock markets and financial markets closed in New York for a week after the attacks, which affected the economy in America. As a result, the attacks have affected gas prices because they became higher than other countries. Also, the global demand for oil products and oil revenue were less. Additionally, the requests for non-oil exports in private sectors like, clothing industry weakened. In fact, 430,000 people lost jobs, $2.8 billion lost wages for employees and 18,000 small businesses were destroyed or displaced in three months following the event. Also, while the rate of tourist went down, the source of tourism was impacted during the crisis. For example, the United States canceled many flights from all countries particularly from Middle East and Saudi Arabia.
Second, after September 11, there were obvious changes at airports in the United States. For example, travelers have to check in before their flight at least two hours before. Also, they cannot bring any kind of foods and liquids such as, bottled water, juice, and perfume except in the travel sizes. Also, when I went to Las Vegas with my family, the Inspector get my baby bottle to chick it. Also, they asked me to hold him and enter to Electronic inspection device. In addition, the...
April 26th 2014
U.S. Spectacle Assignment
Throughout the years societies have expressed their cultural values through various spectacles. In America there are spectacles that occur everyday all across the country. They range from very large venues that holds many viewers and or people watch on television or smaller spectacles that have less people watching. Every little detail about the event including who attends or watches the spectacle expresses our country’s cultural values, as well as the experience the viewer has and prizes given out. These are just a few of the many traits of a spectacle that show off the society’s culture.
One U.S. spectacle I would like to focus in a bit more detail is American Idol. This is a television show that is a competition between upcoming singers from 18 years of age to 99 that have the dream of becoming the newest and hottest artist. The way the competition works is in the beginning there are many contestants that come and try out. The fact that this is an open competition that anyone may tryout shows the openness to the spectacle by the public to be involved. There are no requirements for a person to try out for American Idol. This shows that our culture allows male female and people from any social class to participate in the event. There are four judges who are generally famous artist or producers that take a vote to either reject them or move the...
...Eugenia Rita Lee
9/11: the Good, the Bad, and the Whoops
Was 9/11 a big mistake? America still reels from the attack on our sense of security, the devastating event an abrupt betrayal of our trust in social respect. Before the act of terrorism, we trusted that everyone was doing what they could for the good of humankind, if not for the nation. With the fall of the World Trade Center came the mistrust of a religious group that gradually expanded to any random stranger on the street. The general fear the public has of a crime with no aim, an attack on our nerves, has grown exponentially since that first breach of common good, but the real question is, what have we learned from such an event?
Enter Charles Krauthammer, the author of, “The 9/11 “Overreaction”? Nonsense.” This charming essay on his version of the after effects of 9/11 in the US and his take on it was originally published in the Washington Post on September 8th, 2011, 3 days before the 10th anniversary of the fall of American communal trust. In it, he claims that the event was an eye opener, the act revealing to the general public that we, in terms of military and preparedness, were not prepared enough as a nation. It unleased “the massive and unrelenting American war on terror, a systematic worldwide campaign carried out with increasing sophistication, efficiency and lethality,” (Krauthammer) which turned the leader of al-Qaeda, “Osama bin...
...102Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
The Twin Towers stood tall in Lower Manhattan as a symbol of urban renewal for 30 years until an event brought them, and 2,749 innocent victims (xxiv), to the ground. The 2001 terrorist attacks struck fear into the bones of Americans and brought the country into is first war since Vietnam in 1975. 102Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers tells the ghost stories of those who lost lives in the towers that day due to lack of appropriate response before the South Tower was struck. Through the stories of thousands of victims and survivors of the September 11 attacks and the structure of the novel, Flynn and Dwyer told the world of the disturbing number of people who were effected and the lack of communication and information being passed between emergency personnel, those who were experiencing attacks and those who had yet to fall prey to the crashes.
From the beginning of the novel, Flynn and Dwyer use the stories of those affected by the crash to paint a picture of the destruction and the lack of communication that occurred between the victims and the emergency officers. The most insightful of the examples and stories used are the snippets of actual conversations that occurred after the North Tower had been struck, and before the South was hit. The authors are able to communicate how uninformed...
A Doll House drama essay
I argue that there is a connection between irony as a main theme and manipulation in A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, and this is why my argument is valid… In Ibsen’s play irony is a visual element that is extremely present. A type of irony seen in playwrights such as A Doll House creates a lack of similarity between two or more facts. “Between what characters think is the case and what actually is the case”.(DiYanni,933) This “type of irony is irony of circumstances (sometimes called irony of situation)’.( DiYanni,933) In Act I we first see a playful conversation that shows a discrepancy between the two main characters Nora and Helmer, these two main characters are husband and wife. The discrepancy is about spending money, where Nora is careless and just spends and spends all of the couple’s money, and Helmer does not like all of her spending but gives in to his wives wants. We can see from the start that this marriage is not based on love but with financial stability. In this play we see this financial stability with many of the characters. It’s ironic that in Act I Helmer says to Nora “you know, we can't spend money recklessly”, although near the end of their conversation Helmer says “Nora, what do you think I have got here?”. Her reply is “Money” and then gives her the money he had in his wallet. This shows a lot of irony because someone like Helmer who complains...
...“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” a Review
Poetry Thesis and Outline
While reviewing “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, it should be noted that the key is the rhythm of the language. The first, second, and fourth sentence rime while the third sentence of each rimes with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sentence of the next stanza. In relation with the cryptic language draws the question, there is a more sinister back drop of loneliness and depression in this poem much deeper than the level of nature orated by the Narator.
I. First Stanza
A. Frost opens with describing who’s woods we are viewing
1. Does it matter who’s woods
B. No one is here.
1. No one will see me
C. Watching as the woods fill with snow
II. Second Stanza
A. My little Horse must think its queer
1. Does the horse think, or is the writer using this to postpone his thoughts
B. To stop with no farm house near
1. Alliteration to the loneliness
C. Between the woods and frozen lake
D. The Darkest evening of the year
1 Dark Feeling
2 Dark night
III. Third Stanza
A. He gives his harness bells a shake
1. One of two listed sounds in the whole poem
B. To ask if there is some mistake
1. Does the thought of the horse being there change the poets mind about the outcome of the night?
C. The only other sound is the sweep
1. Second sound
D. No true meaning other...
...Change in Society
Within today’s society, people are constantly open to new technological and intellectual improvements, but when it comes to any disruptive alteration in the life that American citizens know, love, and are accustomed to, no measures can be taken in order to implement new innovations, even if it were for the welfare of the people themselves. The majority of the society today is resistant to great shifts in the American culture that would possibly cause some differentiation to their life that is currently flourishing, including shifts towards the acceptance of same-sex marriage, the widespread dissolution of extremely unhealthy fast food chains, and surprisingly, the elimination of racial, gender, and religious discrimination and profiling that long exists in today’s culture.
In almost all situations, it applies to the people involved that even if a new belief is more successful than a previous one, if that previous one is believed to be successful, people will resist changing it out of fear that the new ways won’t be as successful as the former. In the case of same-sex marriages, the citizens of the United States, for the majority of the nation’s existence, have predominantly been of the Christian faith, which strictly prohibits this “sin”. From this Christian faith, the growth of the glorious nation has blossomed and flourished, but its roots are never forgotten, as shown in the United States’ Pledge of Allegiance, in which referring to...
The TakeoverDespite being poverty-stricken in the late fifteenth century, Europe would eventually make a huge comeback in world dominance. Compared to other countries, it was not only poor, but also lacked stability. (Lecture, 8/27/14). The small populated country started gaining more people due to travel, trade, and religion. Major world powers that had a vast effect on Europe’s transformation include China, Africa, and Latin America. This is exactly what Europe needed to get ahead in such a competitive world.
In approximately 1490, people all around the world began to explore. Of course, there were many reasons why people decided to do so, but pilgrimage and commerce were the two main incentives. (Lecture, 9/3/14). Europeans began to value crusading, but they didn’t yet have the resources to do it consistently. China, on the other hand, traveled all over the world, trying to recruit people to join them in trade and army. They were the biggest producers of important goods that everyone wanted. After a while, the Chinese began cutting down on their expeditions. The Ming started putting their money toward more important things that they thought would benefit their country. They wanted to consolidate territories around them and let go of naval defenses. (Lecture, 9/3/14). Little did the Ming know, Europe was about to take their place in the trading industry. They began going on voyages in search of potential investments. Spain and Portugal even decided to...
...Summary of “The Men We Carry in Our Minds”
In Scott Russell Sanders essay titled “The Men We Carry in Our Minds”, Sanders supports his personal opinion on gender roles and inequality, which has been shaped by witnessing the struggles faced by two different socioeconomic classes. Throughout the essay, Sanders compares social issues faced by both wealthy and less fortunate men and women, as well as the unique problems faced by both genders.
We begin a more in depth look into Sanders personal beliefs and history as he recalls discussing with a colleague the traditional hardships that both genders have faced throughout history. His companion Anneke expresses her belief that men have a tougher time in life than women, and the idea that “men are the ones who have been discredited, and have to search their souls” (292) . It is this very thought that causes Sanders to reflect upon his own personal experiences. “When I think back on my childhood, on how I learned to see men and women, I have a sense of ancient, dizzying depths.” (Sanders 293) As a child, Sanders felt as though a man of his socioeconomic class, had very limited options when it came to his future. He knew would eventually face a choice of boredom as a soldier, or back breaking labor as a blue collared worker. He compared his future of suffering to the life of the women in which he was surrounded by. A lifestyle what he once considered a life full of ease and grace.(295)
Due to his...