Thursday, May 19, 2016

PTI- History from One Perspective

In the book, The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian, people only see things from one perspective. Viewing something form one perspective means viewing it from one persons eyes. If we only view somethings from one person, we wouldn't know how the other people feel. An example would be in the documentary that we watched in class, we wouldn't know that they have no food and that their living conditions are very poor. Also, people weren't allowed to use the same bathroom as us, they had to sit in the back of the bus until someone looked at their live through their point of view and realized how hard life was.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mob Mentality-Lord of the Flies

In the book, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, there are positive and negative examples of mob mentality. In the beginning of the book, they were just a group of boys trying to signal help and find food to survive. Now they are all splitting into groups and fighting. In chapter 7, Jack and Ralph are both trying to be chief. When Jack wants to go to the top of the mountain, he asks Ralph if he wants to come and he says no, which means he's giving up his leadership. In Chapter 8, this pig just had a bunch of babies and Jack goes and kills the mother. This is an example of negative mob mentality.

Friday, April 8, 2016

LOTF Figurative Language Assignment

In the book, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, he shows many examples of figurative language. "When the breeze blew, the lines would slacken and the figure bow forward again (pg. 96) is a good example of imagery. The author is describing the dead body from the airplane stuck in a tree. He's saying when the wind blows his body moves. Almost like a kite. He uses figurative language to explain the body moving back and forth as the wind blows. Even though its a bad though, its something we can all relate to.

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The image above represents the body stuck in the tree

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Can you teach people to have empathy?

In the article, Can you teach people to have empathy?, by BBC Magazine, they talk about teaching people to have empathy. "98% of people have the ability to empathize wired into their brains - an in built capacity for stepping into the shoes of others and understanding their feelings and perspectives (Magazine 1)." People can learn to have empathy by listening, reading books, and radical listening.
By listening to a friend or family member, you are able to walk in their shoes. "Listening out for people's feelings and needs - whether it is a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer or a spouse who is upset at you for working late yet again - gives them a sense of being understood (Magazine 3)."  Listening to someone carefully, and listening to what their going through, is having empathy.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mental Illness

Natalie Brown
Mrs. Carter
English 9

In the article Mental Illness Sans Cliches, By Susan Brink talks about mental illnesses and famous people with them. In the TV show The Middle, the youngest character Brick, suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as OI. People with OI are short, and suffer from neurological features such as, seizures, hearing loss and communication hydrocephalus. In the show, every time Brick says a sentence he whispers the last word in the sentence. For example if he said "Can I go to the library?" he would whisper "library" and look down at the ground as he would say the word. Just because people have mental illnesses or diseases, doesn't mean they cant do what any other person can do, like having a job or playing sports.