“Man is capable of changing the world for the better if possible, and of changing himself for the better if necessary” (131). This quote from Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” resonates which my hopes and dreams for the future and can even provide some guidance through this difficult part of life, also known as college. Frankl says that, “According to logotherapy, the striving to find meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man” (99). Throughout college, I have been searching for my meaning in life and feel like I have finally found it. The future was always something that I feared. Going into college, I didn’t really have an idea of what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I loved science, but that’s it. Over the past year and a half, I have grown so much as a person and it has led me to realize what I think is my meaning for life. But figuring out my goal didn’t start in college, turns…show more content… I don’t feel that my only purpose in life is to work, I also dream of being a parent. Frankl says something in his book that I feel explains why I feel being a parent is part of my meaning in life. “The second way of finding a meaning in life is by experiencing somethingsuch as goodness, truth, and beautyby experiencing nature and culture or, last but not least, by experiencing another human being in his very uniquenessby loving him” (111). As a parent, you love someone unconditionally, you willingly give everything to them. I find such beauty in this, in the sacrifices one makes as a parent. I also think that as a parent, one has the ability to change the world. Simply teaching your children to be loving and accepting can help make the world a better place, but I also think that kids have the ability to make oneself a better person. I worked with kids this past summer and they taught me so about patience and the beauty of the
I went from an astonishing student all throughout middle school to a mediocre high school student. I went from saying “ I need to get this homework done today’ to “ yo fam, we have all quarter to get it done”. All I cared about was my social life. I cared more about who likes me and who don’t like me rather than my GPA. I cared so much that I would let myself get in trouble with the teachers so everyone in the class can have a laugh. Being the class clown felt great, everyone relied on me for a…
that in seeking God’s kingdom, one will be rich and protected through faith alone.
The text prior to this section describes Jesus addressing his disciples amongst a crowd of thousands that have gathered to listen to him. Amongst the crowd, a man’s voice calls out to Jesus. "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” The man seems to carelessly undermine the significance of Jesus addressing his disciples. However, at this instant, Jesus is presented with an opportunity to moralize…
5 October 2011
Perspective is the most dominant aspect of literature in “The Lady with the Dog.” Anton Chekhov vividly presents the search of one man looking for happiness in this intriguing short story. Through the main character Dmitri, he finds himself struggling with the constrictions that society has placed upon him, but if there was a different perspective, such as a feminist view on the situation at hand. This perspective would add a more sensitive point to the story, and probably make…
4–6 December 2003
Ronnie’s Story: Narrative and Belonging to Place
University of Western Sydney
This paper emerges from doctoral research, finalised in 2003, centred on key ways in which an experience of certainty is constructed in social life. The struggle to ‘make-certain the world’ is understood as the effort to maintain the stability and durability of those social relations which construct social experience and personal identity as coherent and continuous. The…
Module A: Genre
Elective 2: Crime Writing
Extend, re-imagine and challenge conventions on the traditional detective story
How changing contexts and values have brought about changes in traditional crime stories and brought new conventions
New understandings of what constitutes a crime/who plays detective
Account for increasing popularity different forms of crime, and how the traditional retain their appeal
Genre Criticism Quotes:
“For readers, genres are sets…
Contemporary Fiction, and Conjunctions, and he won the Zoetrope: All Story Fiction Prize in 2OOO. Everything Is
Illuminated, the book begun when he was an undergraduate, was published in 2002. It is the story of a young
Jewish man's trip to the Ukraine to search for the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis.
Blending fact and fiction, the young man is named lonathan Safran Foer.
Everything Is Illuminated was a bestseller and won numerous awards, including the Guardian First…
Name of the lesson: THE THIRD LEVEL written by: JACK FINNEY Page A
GIST OF THE LESSON
Theme: Charley a thirty one year old having worked late at night enters Grand Central Station from Vanderbilt avenue, with the aim of boarding a train home. As the station is large consisting of various corridors and two levels catering for different trains, he loses his way. He finds himself in what he thinks…
when the Pequod sets sail, Fedallah is hidden on board, and he later emerges with Ahab's boat's crew. Fedallah is referred to in the text as Ahab's "Dark Shadow". Ishmael calls him a "fire worshipper" and the crew speculates that he is a devil in man's disguise. He is the source of a variety of prophecies regarding Ahab and his hunt for Moby Dick.
Other notable characters
Pip (nicknamed "Pippin," but "Pip" for short) is a African-American youth said to be from Tolland County, Connecticut…
the other, has not been firmly established. In most instances, particularly in casual conversation, the words gender and sex are used interchangeably and it seems to make little difference. If there is room for doubt the context generally makes the meaning clear. However, in scientific, medical, legal or political and even religious discourse the discrepant use of the terms can lead to confusion and a lack of understanding.
Here is a quote from a recent report (Schmidt 2001): "the findings [of a second…