Saturday, January 11, 2020

Optimistic or Numb Essay

For years, poverty is one of the pressing issues that India faced, and being the country that have one third of the world’s poor, most Indians are leading a life that people in the modern society can never imaging. They never had ample food to satisfy their hunger, nor a place to sleep and of course, not having clothes to wear and tear. Dangers were always around them and people would be killed so easily like if one is crushing an ant. And because of this, most of them give up hope and stop struggling to improve their lifestyle, and it is to the extent that they became too adaptable to misery and give up their rights of pursuing happiness. In the story â€Å"The Grass-Eaters† by Krishnan Varma, the main couple, Ajit Babu and his wife, Swapna are depicted as the poorest people in the Indian society, they lived a refugee’s life and are constantly on the move, even though Ajit Babu was a school master and is well educated, he was not leading a stable life. Despite the optimism attitude that Ajit Babu adopts towards the poverty and miseries he suffered, there actually lies a deep sense of despair underneath it. In order to comfort themselves and the couple forced themselves to give up some human nature for adapting the environment. This is why he is able to grow so accustomed in seeing the darkest side of society that he is able to watch it in peace and contentment. The author used symbolism to emulate the reality behind those contradictions, and to create a couple like them, â€Å"grass-eaters†, â€Å"home†, â€Å"railway† and â€Å"night blindness† (167-170) are a few symbols the author used to offer a distinctive angle of interpretations of this short story. Firstly, the most obvious symbol, the grass-eaters and since it is sets as the title, the author must have his own reason to this. This symbol plays an important role in the story development, as generally Grass-eater is use to define a type of animal rather than a person who is vegetarian. By using â€Å"Grass eater†, the author is trying to covey the idea that these people living in poverty are no longer living in conditions fit for human survival, but reduced to animals instead. In the later part of the story, the author describes Swapna as â€Å"fang bared, claws out†(167), which depict that she possess animalistic instincts. Secondly, in a good story, there is at least an important idea that the author is trying to convey and usually there will be hints running through the whole story. In this story, several repeats of the word â€Å"home† can be found easily. They refer to different places, or in this case, solid objects which plays different roles, but overall they share a similar meaning, that is to symbolize the incapability to control of one’s fate, especially for the poor. Commonly when it comes to home, most of us will link it with words like stability, security, family, privacy, comfort, memory and the most important, your roots. But, in this story, home does not represent this at all. Since the couple is constantly on the move, it shows the instability their life, from the start, they have to leave their own state, where their roots are and travel miles to Calcutta to avoid the riots in East Bengal (167). In their first â€Å"home†, which is nothing more than a footpath, it is so crowded that once you leave your place at night, you will not be able to find your place again (167); and there is no privacy, as sharing one home with strangers is very common, not only that, there is no security at all, since one might lose an ear by spending a night at such a place (167). In their second â€Å"home†, which is a wagon, even though they manage to get all the privacy they want, it is very insecure, since â€Å"That was not the only we went to bed in Calcutta and woke up in another place†(168). While privacy is very important to us but it is something we take for granted, but to the couple it is a heaven-sent gift. In order to let their fourth kid, Prodeep to be born in a proper place, they move to a â€Å"cement concrete pipe† (168), and it actually make Swapna feel very comfortable. As seen, the poor are very contented with such small improvement. This show they have when through a great deal of torment. In their last or most current home, the roof, Ajit Babu is pleased with the surrounding as the rental is cheaper as compare to other tenant yet they have much more space for their son to play (169). In this story, perhaps the author creates the absence of the common meaning of a â€Å"home† to show that, the places they live in badly lack stability, security, privacy, comfort and memory and only death will then grant the couple a place with all the things they lack of. As seen in the story, there is an eternal home to the couple, which is their tombs, the phrase â€Å"We have a son to do our funeral rites when we died†(170) appeared twice, and from this we can infer that the place can serve as a stable, secure, private and comfortable home for the couple. Since this is what the realistic world cannot give, so they resort to the reincarnation and hope that in their next life, life will be much fairer to them. This show that to the poor, maybe death is better than life in this real world. Thirdly, most of the couple’s homes are near a railway, which have a long, endless shape, and at some point of time make one feel like it is an never-ending way, just like life is endless, since you never know when will it endless and watching the approaching and departing train as though it’s a cycle, which is just like life. In the story, the couple are Hindus and Hinduism is a religion that holds the belief in reincarnation, where souls are being evolved through many evolutions. Therefore the railway has a meaning of being rebirth by linking the present and future. And since the couple are travelling to and fro the railway, it might symbolize their process of being rebirth into a better life, which we can see, that they are able to improve their living conditions as the story progresses. Finally the last symbol, night blindness, the author described as the couple as â€Å"nightblind† (169), there is three different interpretation to this, first, it could be refer as an illness, which is results from lack of certain necessary nutrition, since the couple are so poor, they are not able to afford food that can provide enough nutrition. Second, one can interpret night-blindness as a result of no electricity, because they can’t afford the electricity bills, thus they are unable to navigate themselves around in the dark. Both inferences are a subtle highlight that poverty is one of the pressing issues and people are suffering from illness and diseases because of it. However, night-blindness can also be interpreted being optimistic, in this case being blind to the darkness in life and the obstacles that they may experience, as the only way to survived in this realistic world, is to be numb to the sufferings that occur even if is against their own will. In this story, the author showed the reality of the poorest people in his society, through a way of symbolism. The optimism that Ajit Babu has is in fact a kind of escape from reality. He chooses the easier way out by ignoring the sufferings he face, rather than facing them and fight for his own happiness. Poverty certainly is awful. But what really matters is to try whatever means possible to fight against it, rather than pretend to be â€Å"enjoying† the poverty and believe in the so-called optimism. Works Cited Varma Krishnan. â€Å"The Grass-Eaters. † 1985. Rpt. in The International Story: An Anthology with Guidelines for Reading and Writing about Fiction. Ruth Spack. New York: St. Martin’s, 1994. 167-170

Friday, January 3, 2020

Essay on Islam and Democracy Mutually Exclusive

The September 11th terrorist attacks unleashed unimaginable devastation upon the United States and subsequently upon the Arab-Islamic world. While the government of the United States scrambled jets and prepared soldiers for war, there was another battle, arguably more important than the war the United States was preparing to wage. This battle was waged not on battlefields but in classrooms, between scholars who struggled to define and rectify the democratic deficit in the Muslim world. Theories have been offered ranging from Islam and democracy being diametrically opposed, all the way to Islam considering democracy, or democratic principles, as essential. Lurking in the midst of these two extreme theories are the more moderate and†¦show more content†¦After WWI, Great Britain and France dissected the Ottoman Empire and arbitrarily authored new national boundaries. In 1953, the British and the United States, in a concerted effort, overthrew the democratically elected Moh ammad Mosaddeq because he sought to nationalize Iranian oil; a direct threat to American and British interests. In March of 2003 the United States contravened the wishes of the international community by invading the sovereign Arab state of Iraq. Thousands of American troops remain there as an occupying force. These actions by Western democratic powers marginalized the communities in which they intervened and engendered those same societies with a false view of democracy which remains prevalent today. Furthermore, the West in general and the United States in particular, has been accused of, and rightly so, holding the Arab-Islamic world to a double standard. Historically and contemporarily the United States has supported repressive regimes such as those in Saudi Arabia, Iran under the Shah, and Pakistan under Zia ul-Haq, when doing so was in its political and military interests. 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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Effects of Alcohol - 827 Words

There are many opinions that have been put across regarding alcohol consumption. Some are biased while others are based on either prejudice or beliefs. However the truth is that alcohol has its own merits and demerits. Every drinker has already at least some of the short term alcohol effects like a hangover or a bad night’s sleep. Long term effects are usually experienced when it is quite late. Heavy drinking results to a staggering walk, indistinct words and memory lapses. Upon drinking, one develops difficulties with their stability, judgement and harmonisation. One usually takes a gradual reaction to stimuli, a reason why drinking poses danger to driving. This is a result of the way alcohol alters the functionality of the central†¦show more content†¦This sends a signal to the brain that triggers the secretion of hydrochloric acid which in turn sends another message to the brain. This is recognised as a foreign material in the stomach that ought to be expelled hen ce vomiting. Researchers have actually associated alcohol with more than 60 illnesses. Alcohol does a lot of things to our bodies that we are not wary of (Garbutt, 2012. Some heavy drinking habits like bingeing causes the clumping together of platelets hence causing heart disease or stroke. It may also lead to cardiomyopathy, a dangerous condition that weakens the heart muscle and eventually failing it. Heart rhythm abnormalities like atrial and ventricular fibrillation are also bound to develop. Addiction is also another problem that comes along with alcohol consumption. Some people have been witnesses to have been unstable until they grabbed a cup of gin. This is a condition that poses danger to the drinker. Such people are not able to control their intake amount once they commence drinking. They are also bound to lose their in inappropriate situations. According to Klatsky, one should consider age, sex, health status, and family history before engaging in alcohol drinking. 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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Nuclear Fusion Essay examples - 832 Words

The Industrial Revolution sparked a need for large sources of energy. Human and animal labor could not provide the power necessary to power industrial machinery, railroads, and ships. The steam engine and later the internal combustion engine provided the bulk of the energy required by the industrial age. Today most nations are still heavily reliant on energy that comes from combustion. Usually coal, petrolium, and natural gas are used. Some hydroelectric, wind power, and nuclear fission sources are used, but in the US they accounted for less than 20% of the total energy consumption in 1997 (1). Many experts are worried that natural resources such as coal and petrolium are being depleted faster than they are being replenished, which could†¦show more content†¦Unlike solids, liquids, and gasses, plasmas have no electrons surrounding the nuclei of its atoms. Scientists have been trying for many years to build nuclear reactors that would allow a sustained fusion reaction to occur. There are several factors that influence a fusion reaction. Since very high kinetic energies are needed for nuclei to fuse, the plasma in which fusion occurs is extremely hot. Temperatures in excess of 100 million degrees celsius are required for the easiest fusion reaction to take place. Plasmas are fluids, and therefore they have no permanent shape and will quickly disperse if not confined. A 100 million degree plasma will vaporise any container in which it is placed, so magnetic fields are used to contain the plasma. Since the electrons are stripped from the atoms in a plasma, all that remains is the positively charged nucleus, which can be acted on by magnetic fields. In magnetic confinement reactors, so-called magnetic bottles are created with magnetic fields that confine the plasma. In experiments, however, plasmas can only be contained for a few seconds before their oscilations cause them to come into contact with the walls of the reactor. 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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Composition and Inverse Essay Sample free essay sample

This hebdomad we have been assigned three maps which we must measure. These are the maps which we have to measure this hebdomad. fx=2x+3 gx=x2-3 hx=7-x3 We have been asked to calculate ( f-h ) ( 4 ) . So we can measure each individually and so subtract.f-h4=f4-h ( 4 )f4=24+3=8+3=11f4=11h4=7-43=33=1 h4=1This is our concluding reply.f-h4=11-1=10Next we are to compare two braces of the maps into each other. First we will work out. f °gx=f ( gx ) This means the regulation of degree Fahrenheit will work on g.=fx2-3 Here f is now traveling to work on the regulation of g. =2?2-3+5 The regulation of degree Fahrenheit is applied to g. We will write a custom essay sample on Composition and Inverse Essay Sample or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page =2?2-6+5 Simplifyingf °gx=2?2-1 The concluding consequences. Now we will compose the followers:h °gx=h ( gx ) The regulation of H will work on g.=hx2-3=-7+ ( x2-3 ) 3 The regulation of H is applied to g. h °gx=-10+x23 The concluding consequences. Next we are asked to transform g ( x ) so that the graph is placed 6 units to the right and 7 units downward for where it would be right now. * Six units to the right means to set a -6 in with ten to be squared. * Seven units downward means to set -7 outside of the squaring. * The new maps will look like this: gx= ( x-6 ) 2-3-7gx= ( x-6 ) 2-10Our last occupation is to happen the opposite of two of our maps. degree Fahrenheit and h. To happen the opposite we will compose the map with y alternatively of the map name. so we will exchange the topographic points of ten and y. and work out for Y once more. Here are the maps: fx=2x+3 hx=7-x3 Here we replace f ( ten ) and H ( x ) with Y:y=2x+3 y=7-x3Here we switch the Y and the ten:x=2y+3 x=7-y3Now we solve for Y:Subtract 3 from both sides. Multiply both sides by 3. -3+x=2y 3x=7-yOne more solving measure:Divide both sides by 2. Subtract both sides by 3. -3+x2=y 3x=7-yy=-3+x2 -y=3x-7Multiply both sides by -1. y=7-3xShowing the reverse maps:f-1x=x+35 h-1x=7-3xTherefore we have evaluated. combined. composed. and found opposites of our maps.I have found this week’s assignment to be highly disputing. I hope that the ratings that I have performed are right. Mention: Dugopolski. M. ( 2012 ) . Elementary and intermediate algebra. ( 4 ed. ) . New York. New york: McGraw-Hill. Retrieved from hypertext transfer protocol: //www. aleks. com/alekscgi/x/Isl. exe/1o_u-IgNsIkasNW8D8A9PVVfSsFqwXz0aYw2fRUtCOD8Kt9tkjAfDPjV9yoeAtHNFDBTUhb7YlDE6mi_qhK7TlDxiedUCASb1y3RX-haIz_qh? 1oB-ieUjRYz4EwvnsbEr3AMUQKNlwV0wzV7vErap4y_TsuOYE1CNdeAgHTnMxTUte_r_b ¤t_section=

Monday, December 2, 2019

Language as a Cultural Indicator free essay sample

There are over 3,000 languages in the world. The major language groups are: Chinese| 950 million speakers| English| 550 million speakers| Hindi | 350 million speakers| Spanish| 330 million speakers| Portuguese| 180 million speakers| Language and Culture Language is a powerful expression of culture and is closely associated with identity. * Language is a means of uniting people. * Language is also a means of controlling people. (Gaeilge) * Language is the principal cultural medium. The traditions and values of a cultural group are transmitted through its language. Case Study- English * The growth of the British Empire led to the spread of the English language to many parts of the world. * In many former colonies, English is the principal language spoken. This is the case in North America, Australia, many parts of Africa and of course, Ireland. * The growth of the USA as a world power in the 20th century increased the dominance of English. * The popularity of American and British film and television promotes English throughout the world. We will write a custom essay sample on Language as a Cultural Indicator or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page * English is the language of the internet, science and aviation. This establishes its importance on a worldwide level. English was and is the language of commerce, hence its popularity. English is now the working language of the EU. * The French feel threatened by the increasing dominance of the English language. The Academie Francaise monitors the use of French to prevent the use of â€Å"franglaise†. * English as it is spoken in Ireland is changing. This is evidence of the powerful influence of the media in promoting a new way of speaking English. * English language programmes and newspapers communicate culture as well as language. Television programmes like â€Å"Friends† promote modern values and trends. Due to digital television, internet links and the dominance of English, a global culture has emerged. Focus on Gaeilge Accorinding to the 2002 Cencus, 1. 57 million in the Republic of Ireland can speak Irish and 10. 4% of the people in Northern Ireland claim to have some knowledge of Irish. * Irish is a minority language in the State. It is the policy of the Irish government to support the language and extend its use. * The government is committed to reversing the decline in Irish as the principal means of communication in the Gaeltacht. * The government is committed to extending the use of Irish on the island of Ireland. To achieve this: * The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs supports and works closely with other agencies particularly An Foras Teanga and Udaras na Gaeltachta, in pursuing its objectives. * Ciste na Gaeilge is a fund from which Irish-language organisations and various Irish initiatives are grant-aided. * The Official Languages Act was signed into law in 2003. The Act provides a statutory framework for the delivery of services through the Irish language. * The Placenames Branch researches the placenames of Ireland and provides authoritative Irish language forms of those placenames, like â€Å"An Daingean† for Dingle. Iomairt Cholm Cille is a project where the main objectives are the strengthening of links between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and the improvement of existing contacts between these communities. The Irish government promotes the importance of the Irish language in the cultural life of Ireland in the following ways: * It is compulsory to study Irish in schools. * All-Irish schools are supported by the government. * Local and national Irish language radio and TV stations have been set up. * Irish language colleges are generously subsidised by the government. Welsh As with Irish, Welsh is a minority language. The Welsh government is committed to extending its use in everyday life. * Welsh is spoken by a minority of people in Wales. * The percentage of Welsh speakers in Wales has declined steadily since the end of the 19th century, when 50% spoke the language. Policies for the revival of the Welsh language The Welsh Education Act places Welsh on equal footing with the English for the delivery of services through the Welsh language. * The Welsh Language Board is a statutory organisation, funded by public money. Its main function is to promote the use of the Welsh language. The board offers advice and resources to help service providers in Wales to give a natural choice of language to their customers. * Welsh is compulsory in schools for students between the ages of 5 and 16. All-Welsh primary schools are now attended by 25% of children. * Welsh television, radio, newspapers and books are encouraged through the allocation of funds from the government. * These policies have made the percentage of Welsh speakers in the 25-44 age group increase from 14. 4% in 1991 to 15. 1% in 2001. Typical exam question: Analyse the importance of language as a cultural indicator.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Free Essays on Evolution Versus Religion

â€Å"Did god create humanity in His own image and likeness, or was our species itself the product of physical change and adaption neither more nor less the rocks, plants, animals of this planet?† What do you think? And what are the hallmarks of humanity? Among philosophers, theologists, geologists, archeologists, paleontologists, and all of the other -ers and -ists that study and attempt to explain the many theories of evolution-people, or â€Å"homo sapiens,† have struggled in agreement on accepting and proving one certain truth. Instead, we fathom the possibilities. In comparison to the scale of the beginnings of the earth, about four and a half billion years ago, the existence of humans is thought to be merely momentary. And as long as humans have had the brainpower to think, they have contemplated their own existence. The scientific study of human ancestry began with the creation myth-stories attempting to explain the mystery of our beginning. In Europe the Judeo-Christian was tradition was the superior belief. â€Å"According to a myth recorded in Genesis, the earth and everything on it (including the first people, Adam and Eve) were created by God over the course of seven days. In contrast to the Judeo-Christian belief that God created humanity, beginning in the eighteenth century, many scientists began to question the validity of the biblical creation myth and argued and contested newer theories. Charles Darwin, one of the most renown theorist of evolution, published his work, On the Origins of Species, in 1985. His central theme, â€Å"biological evolution,† theorized that one species of plant or animal can and did change into another over vast periods of time. â€Å"Darwin argued that the great diversity of modern life all derived from a single, primitive, early species and that human beings evolved from ape-like ancestors.† He developed, also, his theory based on his concept, â€Å"survival of the fittest†-â€Å"the idea that i... Free Essays on Evolution Versus Religion Free Essays on Evolution Versus Religion â€Å"Did god create humanity in His own image and likeness, or was our species itself the product of physical change and adaption neither more nor less the rocks, plants, animals of this planet?† What do you think? And what are the hallmarks of humanity? Among philosophers, theologists, geologists, archeologists, paleontologists, and all of the other -ers and -ists that study and attempt to explain the many theories of evolution-people, or â€Å"homo sapiens,† have struggled in agreement on accepting and proving one certain truth. Instead, we fathom the possibilities. In comparison to the scale of the beginnings of the earth, about four and a half billion years ago, the existence of humans is thought to be merely momentary. And as long as humans have had the brainpower to think, they have contemplated their own existence. The scientific study of human ancestry began with the creation myth-stories attempting to explain the mystery of our beginning. In Europe the Judeo-Christian was tradition was the superior belief. â€Å"According to a myth recorded in Genesis, the earth and everything on it (including the first people, Adam and Eve) were created by God over the course of seven days. In contrast to the Judeo-Christian belief that God created humanity, beginning in the eighteenth century, many scientists began to question the validity of the biblical creation myth and argued and contested newer theories. Charles Darwin, one of the most renown theorist of evolution, published his work, On the Origins of Species, in 1985. His central theme, â€Å"biological evolution,† theorized that one species of plant or animal can and did change into another over vast periods of time. â€Å"Darwin argued that the great diversity of modern life all derived from a single, primitive, early species and that human beings evolved from ape-like ancestors.† He developed, also, his theory based on his concept, â€Å"survival of the fittest†-â€Å"the idea that i...