In chapter four the topic was health and illness. In the first part of the chapter it talked about how do you define health. The book described health basically as a when a person can do functions or tasks that they want to do without any issues. While reading this I thought to myself how much I take this for granted. My description of health prior to this would have been exercising and eating healthy daily. Before this chapter I only thought that being healthy encompassed the lifestyle that comes with it and not just he bare essentials that make these things possible. I came to realize how fortunate many of us are because we can think clearly and have good motor skills to execute simple tasks. There are many people in the world that are not as lucky as many of us and I believe that I have taken this for granted for a long time. Later in the chapter it talked about how as people we react differently to being sick. Many people react like they cannot do anything and that they are going to die even though it might be a small illness. I have always been a person that fights through sickness because as a child my mother would not allow me to leave the house to play outside or do anything if I did not go to school and this was worse punishment than anything I could imagine. The fact that I could not go to practice or even play outside was far worse then feeling awful and sick in my bed because I had to go outside or else I felt even worse. In high school I did not miss one class from a sickness even if I felt awful because I knew my mom would not allow me to go to practice or go outside to play. I believe that parents are far too easy, in todays times, when it comes to kids being sick because the kids are so manipulative and the parents just do not want to deal with them. There are tons of children out there that miss class because they fake an illness and then they just play video games all day which is a privilege and much better than school. Chapter 5 was about health traditions and how different cultures and eras reacted and explained illnesses. There was one part where the book talked about folk medicine and how in that time period they explained choking. This part of the book was one of the stranger things that I read and the book described choking in these times was because of spirits and witches. This section really made me question why would these people blame choking on witches and spirits when it seems logical to use deduction to figure out that someone is choking from so type of food or they were strangled. I think that these choking stories might have been created to protect men from when they choked their wives or other people. These traditions were put in place to make sure that if a man lost his temper or became out of control, the people in his community could blame a strangle death on witches and spirits rather than the guilty man that did it. In chapter 8 it talked about the effects of religious beliefs on healthcare and I had never known much about Mormonism so I took quite an interest in learning about it. Mormons believe strongly in child bearing because they must "replenish the earth". Mormons care a lot about giving birth and having more children so they almost always give births at hospitals and go to monthly checkups. Also, the household duties of the mother are taken over by other parts of the family after birth so that she can care for the baby to make sure it is healthy and nourished to the best of her ability. I like how mormonism really does care about there children and how they keep such good care of them when they are first born. It seems that there is little child neglect when it comes to Mormonism because
She closed on him. 'You know what I could do?'
Crooks seemed to grow smaller, and he pressed himself against the wall. 'Yes, ma'am.'
'Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny.'
Crooks had reduced himself to nothing. There was no personality, no ego--nothing to arouse either like or dislike. He said, 'Yes, ma'am,' and his voice was toneless. For a moment she stood over him [like a victorous prize fighter] as though waiting for him…
backfired, I didn’t have enough money to pay for the bus,so I had to run to work and some dogs ended up chasing me.
Chef Daniel: Well none of that matters now. All that matters is your shift. Now get to work.
Waiter Chris: (shaking/trembling) Yes, sir. I will not disappoint you. (goes to attend the customers)
Smith, Johnson and Rodriguez all sitting at a table together, all talking at once:
Waiter Chris: (Very shaky and nervous) Hello, I’m your attend and I will waiter you today. I mean…
and they do not have a good reputation in the community. Very often, she does not get any respect from others. When Atticus was doing his cross examination with Mayella, she thought he was mocking her by calling her “miss” or “ma’am”. “Long’s he keeps on callin’ me ma’am and sayin’ Miss Mayella. I don’t hafta take his sass. I ain’t called upon to take it” (207). This shows that Mayella is not used to being treated gallantly like other women in society. The Ewells are usually ignored by everybody…
close resemblance of that of an owl, big and circular. Not a word was muttered until a woman sitting beside Douglas broke the chilling silence.
"Oh my, I fear I cannot sleep tonight. It is just too appalling, as any visitation like that would be."
"Yes, indeed," Douglas calmly replied.
Up until this moment, I myself was not able to utter a single word amongst the many of us in the room. The hairs on my back stood on its ends each time a sudden shrill exclamation was made by the women, as it would…
simplistic actually, if I do say so myself.
POLITICIAN 1: [Boastful] Yes, I have made it rather easy to implement our idea upon the country. In practical terms the main gist of the idea is to simply eradicate the problem –
ROBIN: [Interruption] so…what exactly is that problem?
POLITICIAN 2: [Taunting] People, ahem, such as yourself. I mean you are the exact kind of ‘things’ we are trying to rid our society of.
ROBIN: Ma’am this is completely being blown out of proportion. Just give our people…
During the Cold War, in 1962 a book called, The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon, was adapted as a film directed by John Frankenheimer which starred Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey. In the film the Manchurian Candidate, film techniques of camerawork such as a variety of shots, jump cuts, and high/low angles were utilized to argue that the representations of gender and sexuality reveal an underlying subtext about the “Cold War”. During the Cold War, the main fear or threat most Americans held…
one mosquito, you just need to walk past it and leave it alone."
I replied, "B-but I am allergic to juicy red blood sucking mosquitos!"
Tamara yeller, " Do not pick a fight with me and do not be scared of small annoying mosquito!"
I agreed, "Yes, ma'am!"
However then when I walked past the sturdy pole light I noticed that there were hundreds upon hundreds of mosquito's racing toward me. Stabbing me with there thin, long, venomous stinger. I then ran around, like a baby, thinking they would stop…
“Good morning, class. Welcome to Advanced Ballet and Pointe Two. This class should challenge you and really push your limits as a dancer and an artist.”
Blah, blah, blah. This is just going to be like any other “challenging” ballet class in this bore of a town. I mean, more like a bore of a state. All of these dance studios claim to be the “best in the state of Maine”. That’s a nice joke.
I mean, okay, I can see how they have good qualities and could train good dancers. But, I’ve been dancing…
only one who shows up in the kitchen to eat. Mom and Susan fix their plates. Dad and Brad still have yet to show up.
Mom: Yelling from the kitchen, “Brad dinner is ready. So how is your assignment going Susan, did you get it finished?”
Susan: “Yes, Jesse and I finished the project and so now I am free for the rest of the day.”
Mom: “Good, would you like to go to the movies as a kind of celebration? I was listening to KJ103 and they said that the movie Furious Seven is an excellent movie.”
Pg.1 Morris and Chuck are going to school they approach a bully named Christian.
Christian takes other people’s lunch money and directly pounds their face.
Pg.2 Christian approaches the boys in an up to no good fashion. He looks over the kids and says,
“Give me your lunch money or else”.
Pg.3 Right away Morris says, “Here you go no problem” and he puts his head down.
“What are you waiting for”, he commands to Chuck. “I refuse to give you my last”, says Chuck in a fake yet confident…