Sunday, April 24, 2016

the negatives of mob mentality

    I believe that mob mentality has a mostly negative impact on society, a prime example of this is    in Lord of the Flies chapter seven. The main event from this chapter that I'm focusing on is when   the group of boys surrounds, chants and stabs Robert. "Kill the pig! Cut it's throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" ( Golding 114 ). Before any of this happened the boys had just planned on playing a game and fooling around, but things quickly spiraled out of control and somebody was injured as a result. Mob mentality isn't completely bad though for example in chapter 9 when Ralph goes to visit jack and his tribe. "Piggy and Ralph found themselves eager to find a place in this demented but partly secure society" ( Golding 152 ). When he visits them jack commands some of his followers to do the "dance", and when they do excitement quickly sweeps over everybody there. Even Ralph and Piggy couldn't help but want to join in. This example is positive, because while they were doing that "dance" it convinced Ralph and Piggy to act out of character and join in to have some fun with the rest of the boys.

In my opinion mob mentality is a mostly negative thing. But it is not completely evil. As I have shown mob mentality does have the potential to create a lot of fun times and amazing things. So mob mentality is not a good thing but it is far from the most heinous acts committed by man.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

L.O.T.F. Figurative language analysis.

"Jack led the way down the rock, and across the bridge." (Golding 109)
I think that this quote represents dramatic irony. I think this because at the start of Lord of the Flies when they were electing a leader/chief Jack lost the election by a landslide. Yet in this quote it appears that Jack is in a sort taking charge and leading the boys back to their base of operations. Also a lot of the boys don't really like Jack, and even more wouldn't want him to lead yet he doesn't care and takes charge anyways

I choose this image, because it shows animals like a rooster and a cow who under normal circumstances would never follow what appears to be a random person around. But there's also animals like a dog who are generally expected to follow their masters





Thursday, February 25, 2016

Teaching empathy; is it possible?

      Empathy is a trait that almost every human is born with, but as we grow up it seems that most of us seem to push empathy aside. Most of us do this because we think that it distracts us from our own lives and out focus on success. But can this lost empathy be taught back? I think it can, because the article by BBC brings up some really good points on why empathy can be taught back.
      In my opinion their greatest argument was, " Look for the human behind everything." (BBC 3) This argument stated that to become more empathetic you must look at a person and acknowledge the person that is inside them. And not just see people as part of a system or a group, but to understand their thoughts and feelings at a certain time. If you practice this often then you will learn to empathize once again.
      So all in all empathy can be taught but it is not an easy process, but if you put in the effort after feeling as if your empathy has faded then you can definitely reclaim this lost trait.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Are mental illness always portrayed negatively in TV?

   In the movie Forrest Gump the main character Forrest was born with an intellectual disability. In most movies or TV shows this would be depicted negatively as shown in the article. Yet in Forrest Gump Forrest is a very likable and friendly character, you might even think he's somebody you'd love to sit down and chat with. But in so many other shows and movies we're led to believe that if you have a mental disability your'e a psychopathic murderous cannibal, but that is not the case in Forrest Gump

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Suli Breaks our view on education.

  I think that Suli Breaks was trying to say that an individuals overall intelligence should not be measured by a test that everybody takes no matter what kinda of person they are. And that a person should not be doomed in life because they bombed their SAT or ACT, and that we should not all be defined by our scores on test that really mean nothing. But I do disagree with him saying that we shouldn't go to college because I think that college is an excellent opportunity for us to pursue knowledge and meet new people.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Parents V.S. Hitler Youth Kids


     I think that parents who had kids in Hitler Youth would constantly be disagreeing with their kids about morals and what's true and what isn't. For instance the Nazi Party replaced classic textbooks with their version which were full of lies and racial discrimination. So I'm pretty sure that means that the kids would have learned a version of history completely different from the version that the parents learned. Also Hitler Youth would teach the kids how to racially profile different people based on racist stereotypes. And there is plenty of other reasons that they would never get along with that topic in mind.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

HI

I have a bolgspot so i guess that's kinda cool if i was a soccer mom