Anne MoodyIn the novel Coming of Age in Mississippi it shows how a young black girl named Anne Moody grows in dealing with racism and learning how to deal with it while getting involved in needing a change in the south..
Anne Moody was the oldest of nine children, born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi on 15th September 1940, to Fred and Elnire Moody. As a child, she attended segregated schools. She grew up during the civil rights movement. She overcame obstacles such as discrimination and hunger as she struggled to survive childhood. As Anne entered high school, she was a good student, excelling in all her classes. She was also well liked by her peers and had the honor of being crowned homecoming queen. An outstanding athlete, she was a member of the basketball team and the tumbling team. Because of the problems between Anne and Raymond, Moody chose to move to Woodville to live with her father just before her senior year of high school. Anne’s family was poor so she worked hard in the homes and businesses of white people to support herself and to put herself through college. Anne spent her summer vacations working in New Orleans and Baton Rouge where she lived with family members.
Anne Moody’s pessimism towards African Americans overcoming racism and discrimination in the United States stems largely from the lack of support and poor treatment towards the movement. Throughout Anne’s involvement with the movement towards racial equality she encountered many unexpected hurdles in the form of peoples hatred and fears. The summer before entering high school Anne learned of the lynching of a young boy by the name of Emmett Till and the local police department’s unwillingness to bring justice to the killer. This was Anne’s first look into the oppressive actions that the state government was taking towards racial equality in the South. An indirect consequence Anne had to deal with due to her involvement with the movement was the loss of communication between her…
Either you can do it this way or that way
“Learn from your own mistakes, or find a master to guide you along”.Everyone in this world is granted only one life and the decisions we make have a great impact on our lives. But the best lesson we learn is from a bad decision we make. At that crucial point in time some people decide to follow the path of learning through their own experiences; while others prefer that a guide or a teacher could help them live a smooth life.
Time and experience can be excellent teachers when you actually learn a lesson from your poor decisions. Experience comes from our way of living, understanding and the adjustments we make. It also comes from suffering, agony and the ordeals we are afflicted by. As one of the famous writer puts it together:
“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgment.”
Growth starts as soon as you recognize your mistake and the way to prevent it from happening again. Every human being is bound to make mistakes in life, this is normal; but how you learn from them is really the important factor. The only way to prevent oneself from making a mistake the second time is to learn. If you don’t, you will be making that same error again and again until you are forced to learn. I’ll give you an example of my own life. I started playing Table Tennis in 2008. Back then our school had recently bought the equipment for this game and there were only few good players of this game in the whole school. Although I was not a good table tennis player, still I had a self belief and never took any kind of coaching or training from anyone. I had the same belief of learning from my own mistakes. As time passed, I participated in several tournaments, but never won any. Each time I loose, I got to know another of my weakness and put my heart and soul to transform those weaknesses into strengths. It took time, a period of almost 5 long years. Now I am here winner of 4 major tournaments in Karachi,…
Frankenstein and Metamorphosis In both Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Shelley’s Frankenstein, women are used to show how while being “weaker” can also demonstrate strength when it comes to clean men’s mess and that the absence of women ends in a messy ways. There are some differences between Metamorphosis and Frankenstein regarding the female characters in both books. I think Metamorphosis focuses on the idea of gender equality and how the presence of a male provider can limit women’s opportunity of growth. While Shelley’s Frankenstein displays women as passive, disposable and tools to teach men lessons rather than serving a specific role in which they can help Victor or the men in the book.
The fact that Victor didn’t “conceive” the monster with a woman gives us the perfect example of how the absence of women to “clean the mess of men” can end up being problematic for Victor and the rest of the men including the monster. Even though Victor had a companion in Elizabeth, he never considered procreating with her and instead tries to create life by himself and ends up making a mess for his arrogance, The female characters that we learn about throughout the book are shown to pay for men’s mistakes and arrogance, the first being Justine and how she is framed for the death of William Frankenstein while remaining a passive-submissive character. She demonstrates this with her speech “God knows how entirely I am innocent. But I do not pretend that my protestations should acquit me; I rest my innocence on a plain and simple explanation of the facts…” (Shelley 65) never actually fighting the accusations that she is charged with. In Metamorphosis we witness again a submissive Grete Samsa who cleans after her brother Gregor after he is transformed into a insect-like vermin, but the difference is that Grete actually uses demise of his brother to further her own position in the Samsa family. Even though she is still virtually a child, we see a much mature young women…
udiciary. Post genocide, the justice system was in shambles. Most judges were killed during the genocide. Prior to the genocide there were nearly 800 judges, after the genocide there were under 300 judges remaining. Rwanda struggled to rebuild their judicial system. In order to restore it, the judiciary system needed to become independent of politics and political influences. In order to rebuild the judiciary system, The Law of Commissions was created. The Law of Commission consisted of judges,prosecutors and two lawyers. It did not have any political figures,or members of the army were involved. The Law of Commissions did not help rebuild the system overnight. The Law of Commissions made suggestions to the government about what needed to be done and also request funds to put them into action. The government did not budge forcing the Law of Commissions to seek help and funding from Parliament.
Rwanda has several types of courts : Supreme Court, High Court and Chambers, Intermediate Courts, Primary Courts, and Genocide Courts. Rwandan courts does not have a jury.
The Supreme Court is the highest court, meaning it is the court that carries the most jurisdiction or authority. The Supreme Court is headed by the president, All rulings in Supreme Court are binding. The role of the Supreme Court is to heal appeals on decisions made by the High Court and to ensure that all Courts rulings are lawful,as listed in Article 145 of the Itegeko Nshinga Rya Republika Y’U Rwanda ( The Constitution of The Republic of Rwanda) .
High Courts have jurisdiction over the entire territory of the Republic of Rwanda. High Courts are made of 25 judges and presided over by the president.
The most famous of the the Genocide Courts, is the Gacaca Courts. The name of courts originated from the Rwandan language kinyarwanda;it can be translated to mean grass or the lawn. The court was named Gacaca Courts because members of the Gacaca sit on the grass when listening to and considering…
Twelve years ago this month the most horrific crime in American history occurred. Innocent people were the victims. 2,996 people lost their lives that day. 2,977 were innocent people and 17 were hijackers. People were jumping from building and running for their lives. Everyone in the world was affected that day. Mothers lost their children as well as spouses lost their partners. Children even lost their parents. 9/11 is a day of remembrance and should only be a day of remembrance not a paid holiday.
Holidays are days filled with joy and jubilance and 9/11 is far from a day of jubilance. Such holidays are thanksgiving, Christmas and even Easter. On these days we give thanks for what we have and give gifts to each other. It is not appropriate to give gifts to one another on a day that over 2,000 people have died. The only case that you would give gifts to someone on such a horrific day if it’s the person’s birthday. All we should do for the deceased is give them a brief moment of silence.
9/11 is a day that we should come to work or to school and continue on with our lives. There was once a story about a little boy who died and went to heaven. He would not be able to fly because his mother would cry and not live him in peace. The day that she cried her final cry he was able to get his wings fixed and be at peace in heaven. Giving a holiday to this date will break the wings of the angels that have become of the fallen. Whether we like it or not the day will come when we will need to hold our tears back and smile for the fallen and be happy that they are at rest.
Most of the families that lost a loved one in 9/11 have not received a part of their settlement from the September 11th organization, so why should we be paid for not going to work. Yes I did say earlier that everyone in the world was affected by the 9/11 attacks but we were not affected as much as someone that lost their husband, wife, son, daughter, mother or father. The day after the attacks we…
16 September 2013
Homosexuals and Pornography, Disputed
The Gay Rights Movement is a social movement advocating tolerance for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. The common goal within the movement is to achieve social equality, most notably for marriage. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, a group of gay customers at a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn, who had grown angry at the harassment by police, took a stand and a riot broke out. As word spread throughout the city about the demonstration, other gay men and women who started throwing objects at the policemen, shouting “gay power”, soon joined the customers of the inn. Police reinforcements arrived and beat the crowd away, but the next night, the crowd returned, even larger than the night before, with numbers reaching over 1000. For hours, protesters rioted outside the Stonewall Inn until the police sent a riot-control squad to disperse the crowd. For days following, demonstrations of varying intensity took place throughout the city. In the wake of the riots, intense discussions about civil rights were held among New York’s LGBT people, which led to the formation of various advocacy groups such as the short-lived Gay Liberation Front, which was the first group to use the word “gay” in its name, and a citywide newspaper called Gay. On the 1st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the first gay pride parades in U.S. history took place in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and near the Stonewall Inn in New York. The Stonewall riots inspired LGBT people throughout the country to organize in support of gay rights, and within two years after the riots, gay rights groups had been started in nearly every major city in the United States.
Opponents argue that altering the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman will further weaken a threatened institution and that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery…
Good Ol’ Capitalism
In 1898, Cuba won its independence from Spain after three separate wars, spanning 3 decades of bloody conflict. Then in 1933, a coup d’etat known as the Revolt of the Sergeants, led by Fulgencio Batista effectively put Gerardo Machado out of office. Relations increased with the United States and Batista became the puppet master for a series of handpicked Presidents of Cuba, two of which were Batista himself, all of which were considered lap dogs to U.S. interests and fascist, conformist, slaves to the capitalist regime. It was this kind of whoring out of an entire nation that propelled the events of the Cuban revolution under Fidel Castro. The U.S. paints communism as this evil entity, when in actuality, the practicing Marxist theory is the most cultures have ever attempted to create equality among their citizens and leaders. America’s foreign policy of forcing despotic capitalism makes the rich richer and the poor poorer, separating cultures into warring social classes between the citizens and the leaders constantly vying for power.
America’s relations with Cuba start off with our support for their independence in the Cuban War of Independence, which eventually led to the Spanish-American war. We supported Cuba because we saw the Spaniards exploitation of them as cruel and immoral (Kagan), which is irony at its finest. Cuba won independence, and by 1926, the United States controlled 60% of the Cuban sugar industry and imported 95% percent of their crops (Thomas). So the US was happy, and Cuba was being robbed, not to an extreme, but they were definitely being shortchanged. Officials in Cuba realized this and thus began the Revolt of the Sergeants. The U.S. sent Sumner Welles over to mediate between Gerardo Machado and his opposition. Sumner’s instructions were to “Avoid US military intervention and pursue policies that would lead to Cuban economic development (Mabry).” Despite Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Foreign Policy, and despite…
Jerry Sylvester and Bethanny Jolly
Alzheimer’s is a well-known disease throughout the world that affects the lives of many. Alzheimer’s disease has conflicts with the behavior, intellectual thoughts, and memory triggered by a type of dementia. This disease is one of the most common types of dementia accounting for fifty to eighty percent of dementia cases. Although it generally occurs in elderly people, five percent of individuals who have this disease have early inception. Alzheimer’s disease progressively worsens over time. Life expectance ranges between four to twenty years dependent on their age and health state. Currently there is no true cure for this disease; however, there are treatments to help some of the symptoms.
Today, doctors have concluded that some characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease include intracellular neurofibrillary tangles and extracellular amyloid beta senile plaques that are located in the brain. The characteristics are associated with inflammatory response, apoptosis, mitochondrial dysfunction, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Most recent doctors have researched Alzheimer’s and came to the conclusion that this disease affects the apolipoprotein E on chromosome 19. The protein is also known as apoE, which has 3 forms. The first form (apoE4) is what increased the risk of the disease while the other two forms is what tries to prevent it. Scientist believes that the disease is caused by a combination of genes and environmental factors. Mutations in genes found on chromosomes 1, 14, and 21 are linked to a rarer form of the disease.
Alzheimer’s is one of the most common diseases that individuals over 65 are diagnosed with. It begins in the brain decreasing ones cognitive abilities. It starts slow and then becomes more drastic as the disease progresses and the individual increases in age. This disease reduces a person’s memory and then becomes so intense that it actually denies an individual the ability to…
2 May 2013
Who Wants To Be A Gladiator
Gladiators had one of the toughest lives anybody could ever live. They spent all day training under harsh management, risked their life out in battle for fame, a slim chance of their freedom, and had to deal with the public’s own opinion of them. To some they were like superhero, others just a form of entertainment, But who actually got to be a gladiator? I will be talking about how one became a gladiator, their training, the different types of fighters, and how they fought and dealt with public opinion and how it affected them.
Not everyone got to be a gladiator though. Many were forced against their own will to fight in the arena. Some of the contestants were “professional gladiators, others prisoners of war, and others criminals condemned to death” (History Today). A good amount of them were slaves or prisoners of war that had a weak mindset and knew they were going to die and just decided let their opponent gladiator kill them without even trying to fight for their life. Every now and then there would be an occasional person who would want to be a gladiator. They would volunteer themselves into the arena and fight for the fame and glory. Being a successful gladiator is like being a movie star or famous athlete (like Lebron James or Ray Lewis). It got you money, fame, and of course pleasure of your choice.
Gladiators worked extremely hard to be successful in the arena. Every day they trained as hard as they could, knowing that they could be dead in a matter of days, just so they could be successful in the arena, and live on past another fight to possibly earn their freedom. If they did not train as hard as they could, then it could just as easily cost them their life in a battle at the coliseum. But, there was a process to how the Lanistas (Owner of the gladiators) trained them. The new recruits would first come in and be evaluated into the type of gladiator they would be….
The Power of Words
Playing Game and dancing with rhythmHow the words are feel part in our dally life? How much power has in words? What is the value created by words? Like this kind too many questions can create, if we will take words with serious thinking and using. The words are feeling part in our life like breathing in body; clean and fresh air is good for health, but bad and filled with pollutants air is like poison. This is the example which is telling us that, words can make new relationship or break strongest structure of relations. This kind example if we find in life we get will get too many.
One of them is, communicate with person is like dance with partner, and it also too hard like dancing with rhythm. In dance, if me or my partner did mistake, like a wrong steps or miss steps; we feel interception between dances, but someone will understand and handling or takeover situations then after we can dancing again with rhythm; otherwise, rhythm should break and dance will stop at that time. Look like this example, words has a same to same situation. Between communications, someone say wrong words which one was not a need. That one can stop communications and can break relations. Suppose, one of us will understand and ready for compromise, and then after it can be better. And communication should continue.
Second one, throwing and catching ball is good example for dally communication. When we throw ball toward a person and they catch that ball then after they throw back, and this process are repeating more than one time are called good coordinate between us. This all process is look like complete conversation. Between this game someone can miss the ball or stop throw ball means they have something problem for playing like tired, heart, etc; or they can not want to play more. Same as, someone stop to reply of conversation that means they have problem for conversation, like they cannot understand or they feel wrong so they don’t want to make more…