...“A PERFECT WORLD IS A WORLD WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION”
I partially disagree about this topic “a perfect world is a world without discrimination”. Discrimination is treating people by their differences. We all need a world with good discrimination, not bad discrimination. In this Essay I’m going to discuss three reasons to support my arguments. Vincent’s discriminated in Gattaca is a bad form, will discrimination still exists in today’s world, and also racism is important form of discrimination. Imagine a future without discrimination or lack of understands. Discrimination has always existed in society. In today’s world discrimination will continuously be part of nature and is necessary as I will outline.
Vincent is in-valid and he faces genetic discrimination and prejudice in the movie Gattaca. The only way he can achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut is to become Valid, a person who impersonates a “valid” with a superior genetic profile. Discrimination in Gattaca is so logical, “I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science.” This quote shows us that Vincent is having a hard time of achieve his dream. Vincent almost takes it granted in his daily life. But in the end he achieves his long-life dream of becoming an astronaut is to break the law and impersonate a “valid”. Vincent’s successes at Gattaca space preforms better the Irene –who is a “valid”, and shows that...
...Choose 4 poems that are about the experience of parent/child relationships. Compare and contrast the situations in the poems and the poets' attitudes to them. (You must include at least one poem from each of the Gillian Clarke, Seamus Heaney and pre-1914 banks)
The poems I will be looking at are "Catrin" and "Cold Knap Lake" by Gillian Clarke, "Follower" and "Digging" by Seamus Heaney and two pre-1914 poems, "The Song of the Old Mother" and "On My First Sonne". What unites all 6 poems is that all six look - from different angles and at different points in time - at relationships between a parent and a child.
"Follower" and "Digging" are both from the son's perspective and are interesting because both see the relationship through the eyes of a child who hero-worshipped his father:
"I wanted to grow up and plough
To close one eye, stiffen my arm" ("Follower" lines 17-18)
And then the adult who leaves behind his idolatry and breaks with family tradition:
"But I've no spade to follow men like them" ("Digging" line 28)
And the relationship even follows Heaney's father into his old age and senility, where he becomes effectively the child to his son:
It is my father who keeps stumbling
Behind me... "
At which point Heaney comments guiltily:
" ... and will not go away"
Similarly, "Catrin" sees the parent/child relationship, over a period of time, though not a whole life time, and this time it...
...1. Conflict of conscience can be just as difficult as conflict between people. (VCAA 2013 Exam)
I have written this piece in order to demonstrate that inner conflict is often underestimated and the wars that are within some individuals can be much worse than physical or external conflict between people. We interact with people on a daily basis that may seem in good shape on the outside but are dealing with an immense hostility within them. This concept is portrayed in The Quiet American where Fowler is deliberating privately whether or not to give the go ahead for Pyle essentially to be assassinated. The conflict between Fowler and Pyle seems contained but the contemplation inside Fowlers head is far more serious. The book “My sisters keeper” by Jodie Picoult was another motive for this piece as it highlights the discord between a family who’s second daughter refuses to continue donating parts of her body in order to save the eldest daughter whom is dying of cancer. The emotional and psychological conflict experienced by everyone in the book highlights that behind a strong demeanor there are often immense interpersonal battles being fought. Hoping to bring to readers attention that everyone is dealing with some sort of dissension that we probably don’t know about and thus should always consider how our actions could cause others to feel and react; realizing that one hurtful deed could be the tip of the iceberg for some; leading to things far greater than we could’ve...
...sector and even at supermarkets for instance by setting up fair and exhibitions.
In addition to local dress code and food culture, language is another culture that can be menaced by media. Firstly, the national language has been threatened because of promotion of English use with the development of media. Second, information by media is limited for poor students. In Brunei, bilingual education system began in 1945. With the increasing use of English, media has been developed as well in last thirty years. Consequently, people can access to English anytime and everywhere. For example, with the increase of TV channels with satellite people learned to watch more English TV programs and by the Internet, people came to get information over the world in English. It has helped students to improve their English skills. On the other hand, it means that they came to have less opportunity to touch Malay. Jones (2007) states that “A widely held concern twenty years ago (and one that is still widely held) was that learning anther language, especially one that is promoted and taught in schools, might be at the expense of one’s own culture and identity.” In summary, the spread of media has made English more popular and caused English to have menaced nation’s language in Brunei. Moreover, it takes money to access to media. Therefore, not everyone can afford to use them. For...
How to Save a Life
As human beings, we live in this world for a short period of time compared to the age of the earth. Anytime soon, we will have to leave this life. So, leaving behind us unforgettable memories and good achievements will make us feel accomplished and fulfilled. “To save a person’s life is like saving all mankind”(citation). Many people experience deadly conditions in their lives, but if they didn’t find the right and knowledgeable person to help them, they will lose their lives. These situations may be known to the person and sometimes they may be not. These conditions are known as seizures. They are dangerous and they can happen to anyone at any time and place. Encountering someone going through a seizure is a very frightening experience. They affect people in greatly at different ages. Yet, anyone can help a person going through a convulsive seizure. By following these processes and steps with the right emergency equipment, a person will be able to handle a seizure situation.
Seizures occur as a result of a burst of electrical impulses in the brain; these impulses break their standard limits in the brain. They will communicate and spread with nearby areas by forming a strong, uncontrollable storm of electrical activity. After that, the electrical impulses reach their way to the muscles resulting in twitching and causing convolutions. However, if these electoral impulses misfire, then a seizure will occur. Furthermore, according to the CDC over...
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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS FULL! "
In the last few years, the English language has undergone many changes. Dubbed the
international language, English has become the language that most people wish to
learn. Many reasons explain such a choice but none explains it better than the fact that
the strongest economy still remains the United States of America. Being an Englishspeaking country, its language radiates around the world. Most countries and national
governments grant English a special status in its schools. The internet has helped
spread the language across the globe and anyone who wishes to enter politics or the
business world must learn it. This preeminence has given English a powerful asset but it
has also created problems. More and more people speak it but not only do they learn it,
they also use it alongside their own native language, and as a result, we slowly see the
emergence of new ‘‘Englishes’’ around the world. Not only does English lose its
privileged status among speakers, it is becoming less and less like English and more
and more like a new form of communication. Is the use of foreign words in English a
step forward? Does it endanger the language? Many would believe so. English must
remain what it is today and avoid falling into the trappings of ‘‘cuteness’’ and ‘‘coolness’’
that seems to permeate it....
...suggest to do with Hamlet's mother?
Please remember to label your work with your first/last name, course code, module number and activity number. The Module and Activity number must be in the Subject line. Work that has not been appropriately labelled shall be returned.
Part C: Communication/Application
Find 2 literary analysis websites on Hamlet that you feel would be useful to refer to during this unit. Post them on the Module 3 discussion board thread called "Hamlet Websites".
Once you have posted your websites, review some of the websites your classmates have chosen. Chose one and comment on why you agree it's a good website to use when studying Hamlet.
Hamlet's first Soliloquy
No Fear Shakespeare: Modern English Translations.
Act I: Synopsis
The first time I read a book in English, and honestly a book in general, was in 5th grade. I grew up in the Republic of Georgia, went to a public school for most of my first four years, with teachers that didn’t really care if I paid attention or really, if I was there at all. It was hard for me to care when they didn’t seem to, I wasn’t motivated to do anything, and in fact it would be accurate to say that in those first four years, I didn’t learn anything. Finally, with about three months left in my fourth year, my parents talked to me about transferring to an English speaking school; I spoke English but could barely read or write. The whole thing seemed to be a daunting prospect but we decided that it would be for the best; and so, it was that in April of 2008, I transfered. This school was essentially perfect for me, it helped me get to a point where I wanted to read and so I did. When I opened up that first book, a whole world of possibilities opened up with it; a world which I would never willingly give up. I was only at this school for about a year before I moved again, beginning a long process of moving from school to school, jumping from place to place. Moving around, from country to country, was hard, but not so intimidating because I knew that the English language would always be there; that it would be my rock in a churning sea that would never stand still. That is...