English Response On a personal level I for one, like museums. I really enjoy history museums and how they portray interesting and mind boggling information and facts. My experiences have shown me that museums must be entertaining while also being educational. The best museums who get the most people are those who consider “eye-popping” exhibits appeal to the audience, and how accessible an exhibit is. Everyone knows that a museum is nothing without its appeal to its audience, and its amazing exhibits. The museums have to attract the audience almost as if they were buyers in a market. They want to catch the fish (the audience) and reel them in as fast as they can, without the audience losing interest. Like Charles W. Peal, he used everything in his power to impress his audience. “ Peal offered his visitors performers, a zoo and an intriguing assembly of biological oddities.” Peal was very focused on entertaining his audience he didn’t really consider the educational point of view he was suppose to convey to the public. He was just worried about the quantity and not the quality. For the museums to accessibly prove the audience, they have to know who exactly will be attracted to their museums and how easily swayed audience can be. For the National Museum of the American Indian (which is the 16th museum of the Smithsonian Institution), their main target was the Native Americans. They also wanted to “reel in” any other culture/ ethnic groups that would be interested in learning about the Native Americans. “ In all activities, the National Museum of the American Indian acknowledges the diversity of cultures and the continuity of cultural knowledge among…
Yolanda Grace Yona
Professor: Sarah Wolf
Response paper: “The Warmth of other Suns", Isabelle Wilkerson
"The Warmth of other Suns", is a beautifully written book by Isabel Wilkerson. The text chronicles the life of a colored family after migration. In the hope of having a better life, many colored families fled from the south to live in northern and western societies. Through the eyes of a young protagonist Pershing, the life of the black man is clearly riddled with prejudice and…
September 9th, 2013
When Patrick Henry spoke at the Second Virginia Convention he presented a bold idea to go to war with England. Henry presented those in attendance several reasons why they had no choice but to fight England. This paper will present what Henry wanted his fellow Virginians to do, his justification for his desire, and how he addressed concerns from those who disagreed with his beliefs.
February 9, 2015
Response Paper 1
1. This whole article was about Mormon Polygamy. In the article a young lady’s husband gets a divorce from her. This particular girl belonged to the Mormon Church, as did the rest of her family. After her divorce her sister and her husband asked her to join their family. It was very common in the Utah community they lived in. After she agreed to join their family, she realized that the church leadership had asked her sister…
Gender is associated with biological characteristics of the person. From the day a baby is born, that baby is immediately classified as a boy or a girl. It is indeed that the boy and girl, woman and man gender categories can not represent people entirely. Intersex, gay, lesbian, and bisexual are often overlooked or ridicule by many people. In contemporary American culture, we like to think of beautiful women as fit or skinny. However, Asian culture value the masculinity of a man…
Alex Schluntz 5 Dec. 2014
Period 8 Mr. Klein
Oedipus Response Paper
Although Oedipus was written in 429 BC, it is still able to capture modern events which continue to plague people in the modern world. Throughout the play, Oedipus has to deal with the consequences he set in motion, which allows a theme to form; people have to deal with their consequences at one point in their lives and because of this the truth always has a way of coming out.
Oedipus from the beginning…
February 24, 2015
Response Paper 3
Banded Together in Sisterhood
As a middle class white woman reading these speeches on my couch I feel uncomfortable. I cannot imagine what it must have felt like to be sitting in the audience. Francis Ellen Watkins Harper ended her speech by saying “I tell you that if there is any class of people who need to be lifted out of their airy nothings and selfishness, it is the white women of America”. That must have been…
Response Paper 1.
In this paper I will be responding to a question about my own faith to a person whom has a total opposite of my own. I will try to help them see their own faith, or choice to not have a faith, while I explain better my own and give them the tools they need to learn more so that they are better educated.
“So, what do you believe?” asked my new friend… I knew we were on a long flight…
Management Applications & Theory
August 15, 2013
1. What are the five characteristics of well-developed goals? ‘Please share one or two of your professional and/or academic goals that meet the “well-developed” criteria.
Ans: (a) The five characteristics of well-developed goals are:
(b) One of my academic goals is to pursue a master’s degree in social work.
English Reading Response: ‘Harrison Bergeron’ by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I have chosen to read ‘Harrison Bergeron’ by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. I found the text to be an interesting example of a dystopia. Though I could not connect with the characters or the setting easily, I still found it to be a good text to read. A theme I thought that was interesting and prevalent throughout the short story was that we are not equals if we have our freedom and individuality taken away from us.
The text is about a man…