Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sonnet 111 Analysis

The sonnet reflects on the boy’s understanding that he is not the same person inside as presented to the public in his profession, or just in general. The actual “deeds” that he performs were not entirely specified. However, he expresses an immense distaste for his outcome. But ultimately, he does not choose to quit and swallows the troubles in order to continue what he started.The boy perhaps is in a negative feedback loop in what he is doing and it is not benefiting him as much as it should. His actions has led him to some unfortunate events that ruined his reputation. He is apologizing for this outcome, but is not entirely ashamed by it at the same time. He’s coming to terms with it instead of wallowing, in response to someone else’s pity.

The Knights of Medieval Culture

The values of medieval literature revolve around the noble actions conducted by those seeking honor. There were codes developed to assist in the structure in mentality for those willing to follow the fundamentals of the noble knight. Their love lives even had guidelines to be understood for the philosophy of being a man. All knights whom participate in a quest for honor often run across correlating obstacles and occurrences. This could be a clear indication of the validity of the lifestyle of seeking nobility and chivalry.

“Brave New World” Analysis

“Brave New World” serves as another archetype for the social dystopian ideas we as a people design that could become extreme in the future.  It is fairly common that the future is to be seen as driven by technological advances, as well as diminishing in natural actions and components of life (i.e. reproducing).  There is always one person (becoming the main character) who becomes skeptical of the day-to-day life that everyone lives and wonders what the meaning is behind it, or if there even is one.  Their path to finding answers create many results, depending on the character in context to the conflict.

Romanticizing “Fern Hill”

“Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas is a poem that celebrate the whimsy of childhood.  The poem revolves around the focus of how impactful time is in a person’s life, through the eyes of a young boy (Korg).  The boy serves an archetype to the protagonist wandering through life curious about its paradox.  Thomas uses sensual imagery to assist in his contemplation through intellectual understanding (Korg). The main character’s young age balances out the pensiveness of the subject, aiding in the reader’s ability to understand Thomas’ perspective.  This poem is mostly popular for the simple means of romanticism Thomas uses in his poems in order to apply sentiment (Korg).  This healthy collaboration of literary components involve the use of senses to illustrate the common idea of understanding the internal conflict of aging in a word that remains the same.  This poem is special because the details depicted serve as an embellishment to the simplicity of nature and common coming-of-age realizations in the changing of time.  In “Fern Hill,” Dylan Thomas uses the literary element of imagery to romanticize childhood innocence.

Frankenstein and Technology

Technology today is a result of the trials and errors of prior scientists.  The beginning stages of technology acted as an astounding catalyst to the evolution of mankind.  Today’s technology shows the epitome of what artificial creations can do, and the road it is leading up to.  The perspectives of the people depends on what ends of its impact on society they choose to analyze.  The evolution of science and technology creates a balance of pros and cons in its effect on nature and mankind.

The Disaster Of Fukushima

Fukushima is the 3rd largest city of Japan. It is located along the east of central Japan. An accident in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in March 2013, when an earthquake with a magnitude of almost 9.0 struck Japan and shut down ⅕ of their nuclear reactor. The control rods overheated and the engineers did everything in their power to properly cool them off, but then a tsunami collided with the diesel generators. The plant continued to run on batteries, however there was an explosion.

Plastic Paradise: Follow Up

Plastic is a large issue globally because of the lack of necessary awareness provided to the subject. A lot of people are under-informed on the conflict of plastic pollution environmentally and biologically. Raising awareness can increase the ability to reduce its effect on the world, depending on the angle reached for improve. Even if the ideas were to start off in a small form, the effort could spread or branch worldwide. The most important point is to get people thinking on the impact they’re making on the earth without even knowing it.

The Grapes of Wall Street

I had to write a paper where I had to relate a current injustice in society to the historical (yet fictitious) struggles of the novel "The Grapes of Wrath." I'm going to be completely honest with you: the entire time that we were reading this book in class, I didn't read a single page of it. No on did. We all admit that we sparknoted each chapter. We didn't tell the teacher this because she seemed to be a die-hard fan of this book. But it's super difficult to read since the characters talk in the strongest of slang varieties of the 1930's. Not to mention, I had other things to do and spend my time on then to strain my brain reading about the great depression. But I did draw a correlation between the story anf Occupy Wall Street. So that's what I wrote about.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The School System Doesn't Respect Ethnicity

Today, I spent the majority of my time in offices debating with administration on the subject of me wrapping my hair up. The result was that I had to sit at a desk under a staircase for the rest of the day for refusing to take it off. I sat at the desk for 3 hours and the rest of the say I sat in the front office waiting to speak to someone.

Monday, January 25, 2016

What Makes Artificial Intelligence So Uncanny?

Robots are a phenomenon that have been a science-fictional creative outlet for as long as the genre existed. They're mainly symbolic of the future, but ironically enough, they replicate the fundamentals of human nature more than you would think. A lot of the time, a movie would start with a scientist or a human in general who gets a robot of some sort, but then they notice that their robot is starting to develop human characteristics... mainly emotions or sentiment, that attracts or repels the main character. Sometimes, it works out really well where the robot becomes a part of the human's life. Other times, their development worries the human and they try to get rid of it. From there, the robot may either fight back or just become a martyr for robots everywhere.