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Reading Response Questions for One.Life ( Preface chapters - Chapter 5)
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...Reading Response Questions Preface What does it mean to really follow Jesus? According to McKnight, following Jesus is the only enough thing to do. He can be followed by giving in one’s own One.Life to Him as well as His dream. First Words 1. Briefly describe the two ways McKnight describes to answer the big question that shapes this book. The big question can be answered by having a dream. Dreams are the only way through which God speaks to us. It also gives us a sense of hope direction on the right path to follow. 2. What is the big question McKnight wants to answer in One.Life? What answer does he give on this First Words section? The big question... Lecturer One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow Reading...
Chapter Thirteen Reading Response
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...Chapter Thirteen Reading Response My reading of chapter thirteen enlightened me on how art can be used to create emotional experiences in an abstract setting. The entire chapter was interesting; however, two things stood out. Firstly, I got to learn that art can be used in abstraction. Secondly, I got to understand that art can be used in realism as well. The two works of art I responded to most positively were AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Francisco and Le Corbusier’s ‘Notre-Dame-Du-Haut’. Both pieces of art are emotionally driven and capture emotions of the audience. For instance, the...
Chapter Six Reading Response
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...CHAPTER 6 READING RESPONSE Throughout my reading assignment of chapter six, I gathered quite a lot of new knowledge.However, two pieces of information were outstanding. Firstly, I got to understand how the ancient societies represented their religious beliefs through art. It served as a way of commemorating important events as well as acknowledging their understanding of nature and natural phenomenon. Secondly, art was a significant tool of generational remembrance of political events characterized by conquests and political wars. The two works of art that I responded to most positively were the bronze...
Chapter Four Reading Response
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...Chapter four reading response Question Reading the assignment was exciting, particularly, I learnt the following two interesting pieces of new information: the innermost value of monuments and arts as compared to the physical or aesthetic value and the historical origins of engineering expressions in relation to religion. Question 2: I responded positively to the Lion Capital Sarnath Uttah Pradesh India of the Maurya Period and Alexander the Great with Amun Horns. This is give that, they both signify the underlying power and devotion for a collective course, for example, Alexander fought for the conquest of Egypt whereas Ashoka fought for power and control in India in addition to devotion... ...
Chapter Twelve Reading Response
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...Chapter Twelve Reading Response My reading of chapter twelve enlightened me about the use of art in visual representation of emotions as well as ancient life. The whole reading was fascinating; however, two things stood out. Firstly, I got to appreciate events that took place sometime back in history. Secondly, I got to learn that art can be used creatively to enhance emotions. The two works I responded to most positively were sculpture of Constantine Brancusi ‘The Kiss’ and Frida Khalo’s double self portrait ‘The Two Fridas’. The two works of art create a romantic mood and cohesion. ...
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...Reading Response on “THE ARTICULATE MAMMAL” by Jean Aitchison Aitchison has explored the mystery of language from a structural point of view. The book has examined whether language is limited to human beings and how children acquire the technique of language, and whether language is innate or has to be learnt. The first chapter is mainly based on critical review of B.F. Skinner’s book Verbal Behavior by linguist Noam Chomsky. Skinner has associated learning of language with the series of experiments conducted on animals like rats and pigeons. Skinner argued that like animals learn specific tasks by means...
Reading Response Questions for One.Life 8 & 9
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...Reading Response Reading Response Chapter 8 Chapter 8 of the book discloses the view of McKnight Scot concerning the church. I have full agreement with the author’s view of the church since he urges people to get close to the heart of the message of Jesus through discovering the old rhythm of every day prayer at the heart of the early church. According to McKnight, the old church had a good way of praying and having fellowship with God. McKnight Scot says that through the early church, the old path of praying as Jesus did is understood, and through the path, people learn...
Reading Response Questions to Chapter 10 and "Human Sexuality" article
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...reading of the material. Remember that a good discussion question cannot be answered with a quick, short answer or just a word. It will require the respondent to reflect on the issue and draw from the material to offer a good response. Ideally, these will be questions for which you would really like a thoughtful response . . .the questions that emerge in your thinking as you read and consider the articles. However, after the reading Human Sexuality by Dr. Boone, I have questions for which I would... Sex life Affiliation Sex life McKnight makes the case that, for many in our society, sex has been separated or freed from faith and the moorings of a serious relationship. What is your perspective on his...
Response Paper on the Book of Job
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...Response Paper on the Book of Job Evidently, the interpretive introduction by Mitchell’s was rewarding. Stephen looks at the work on literary conditions, in the setting of a like writings in other cultures and faith. Mitchell has quoted Jung Carl, suggesting that the Job is morally superior to the God in the beginning. This God is apparently plagued by insecurity. He cautions us not perceive it too seriously though, as of these pages are merely an introduction to a tale which never refers back either the controversialist or the heaven court — a court which matches that of some antediluvian King of Kings, finished with yearly meetings of a Satan and the...
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...Response Paper 5 Response Paper 5 Chapter three of the text entails a guide of how to enable children become independent several years before young adulthood. Here, author Ruth Davidson Bell says each parent would gladly sacrifice every scolding, grueling, or threatening aspect of their children’s adolescence years in an effort to save them. The only problem with this simple measure is that many parents do not know how to make sure their children live and behave responsibly. Bell says these grueling measures are new to parents. As a result, Bell uses the third chapter to answer these important queries and...
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...Reading Response for Isak Dinesen’s Seven Gothic Tales Isak Dinesen’s Seven Gothic Tales Isak Dinesen’s Seven Gothic Tales is a remarkable piece done in a romantic style of writing. The romance form of stories that characterized the nineteenth century drew me to the stories collection. Even so, the topic is a misnomer because there are more than seven tales in the book, which contains tales interwoven inside tales. A singular story ends up with so many twists that a reader is lost in another tale while still in the first tale. The complexity of the plots makes it difficult to make a thematic analysis. Even so, her psychological approach...
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...Reading Response) The book ‘For This Land’ is a phenomenal work in the realm of history. Written by Vine Deloria and edited by James Treat, this book is considered to be one of the most crucial treatises on Native American history. It is an amalgamation of more than thirty years of study and research by the author who himself is believed to be one of the most significant and extant representative figures of Native American history and culture. During these thirty years, Deloria has substantially and persistently contributed to the understanding of the intricacies of religious beliefs prevalent in America. The book, in many ways, is a summary of the author’s journey... For This Land by Vine Deloria...
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...Reading response Maclaurin and Sterelny begin their article by asserting the significance of diversity in all areas of biology. However, the authors argue that biodiversity emerges from conservation biology. From the article, it is evident that conservation biology is a relatively novel discipline. The protection of endangered species, as well as primitive lands is part of conservation. Conservation planning typically encompasses species richness since this allows for easy passage of conservation principles into law. The authors provide a conceptual and theoretical examination of the world of biology, paying close attention to the value of diversity. They...
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...READING RESPONSE [Insert al Affiliation] Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Marmaid” depicts the beauty of nature. The language used inappealing and interesting to read as the story unfolds and the author’s imaginations become evident. Through the use of vivid description, one can easily see how the mermaid missed life on earth, “Nothing gave her pleasure than to hear about world of human beings above” (p.2). Apparently, the author depicts social interaction and its importance in the 20th century through the portrayal of “five sisters interlacing their arms” when rising above the waters together (p. 5). The aspect of social interaction and...
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...Reading Response The article The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk by Ruth Hughes not only sheds light on the various aspects of religious tolerance in the US but it also shows as to how any opposition to a religious entity, either direct or intended was dealt with. The one important thing that follows from this article is that the idea of conspiracy theory is imbued deep into the American way of life. Luckily such religious intolerance has diluted with time. This article shows as to how the written word was used to demonize any particular religious sect. The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk hits at the very fundamentals of the Catholic Church... of the Religion and Theology of the Teacher 2 February...
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...Reading Response al Affiliation) Reading Response Apparently, the book “They Say/I Says” asserts that a credible accommodates criticism to establish a solid and persuasive argument. Indeed, the authors stated, “We are urging you to tell readers what others might say against you, but our point is that by doing so will actually enhance your credibility, not undermine it” (Birkenstein & Graff, 2009, p. 79 ). The inclusion of counterclaims facilitates debates, allows the writer to speak more, makes a two-sided argument, brings a conversational tone, and enables the writer to present an interesting and strong...
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...Reading Response “Turning Your Lawn into a Victory Garden Won’t Save YOU –Fighting the Corporations Will” Answers According to the thereare many advantages of replacing one’s front lawn into a vegetable garden. A few of the advantages according to the author are that the landscaping that is edible in nature can look good. The idea really curtails grocery bills. It serves as a direct provocation to a lawn culture that saves implementation of the toxics. It can serve as a true substitute for the harvest manifested by over-spraying and underpaid industrial agricultural workers. And any day it saves from pollution if done without causing soil erosion or...
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...Reading Response The Poetic structure of a Twelfth-Century Chinese Pictorial Dream Journey, illustrates that the painters within the Yangzi River valley in the twelfth century had great interest in the misty hills and also the lakes. The scenarios gave them adequate visual impression required for illustrating the tangible atmospheric environment that infinitely receded. The visual inspiration also illustrated the dreams and emotions during the landscape unveiling or veiling. The painters saw their work as a great intellectual endeavor. The landscape painters applied the Southern Song, between 1127 and 1279, to identify the poems structure in order to effectively integrate painting... diverse...
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...Reading response The fundamental goal of Camera Lucida is to come up with a unique mode of observation that leads to a new consciousness through photography. Barthes tends to distinguish between photography and other types of representation by noting its disorder’s symptom which suggests that photography cannot be classified as per the existing standards. Barthe’s aims is to fabricate a completely customized framework; a framework that is quite different from the previous and already existing accounts of photos and their representation wherein the photography can be classified, and its essence can be retrieved. According to Barthes, it would take him “a...
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...Reading Response Reading Response for “The More Factor” Reading the descriptive essay, “The More Factor”, rekindled my childhood wishes, I felt like I was on the same page with the writer. As a child, I can easily identify with the writer’s opinion regarding the American identity through a sense of wanting to exceed the boundaries or limits. The identity of wanting more, wanting to have everything you desire and can visualize, the dream to be successful in life, the rich and powerful. Expansionism is the world I can use to describe my childhood life as well as the American culture as portrayed by Laurence...
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...Book Report/Review, Anthropology Reading Response The article "Sexuality at stake: The essentialist and constructionist approaches to sexuality in anthropology" by Jan Lofstrom focuses on exploring prominence of sexuality. Some of the main arguments made in this article focuses on the defining sexuality. The other argument focuses on perception of essentialist and constructionist regarding sexuality. The article also explores a discussion of Bronislaw Malinowski regarding sexuality; in fact, this discussion focuses in the theoretical configuration of sexuality that is considered to be an intrinsic feature in human beings (Lofstrom, 3). The other discussion focuses on Margaret Mead’s argument...
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...Reading Response Logical Framework of the essay An essay must have an introduction, body and conclusion. The has a brief introduction about cancer and how tobacco and sodas are most likely to lead to cancer. The essay has a body and a good conclusion. 2. The thesis is about cancer and it is successful because of the support statement and stories given related to cancer causing substances that we consume. 3. The title is good since it is appealing. It leaves a question impression to the readers. 4. The opening sentence was enough to grab readers attention since it says, “a basic ingredient in your caramel-colored sodas might give you cancer”. 5. Transition...
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...Reading Response The reformists were of the idea that social order was the most important thing to do. The reformists wished to live in a community that embraces equality and the people eliminate practices that discriminate against women. The revolutionists did not want to alter the current system. Their main intention of the revolutionists was to bring an end to sexism and patriarchy. One can end sexism and patriarchy by studying social movements and organizing experiences led by women and gender oppressed people. It will make the people recommit to making feminism central in their lives. The commitment will eradicate patriarchal domination in the...
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...Reading Response The reading provides valuable information about disability etiquette and how to recognize peopleliving with disabilities. All the claims and information provided are clear and are both informative and educative. It also details the reality and things associated with the disabled. It is, for example, true that the lives of those living with disabilities are full of fear and are more uncomfortable than the ‘normal’ people. Although people try their best to gain knowledge and understanding regarding disabilities, there is always confusion because not all information about them is understandable or available to everyone. I,...
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...Reading response: It is a reality that despite massive feminist activism and liberation movements, the idea of male dominance is largely intact. This leads us to wonder where the feminist politics is actually heading and what have women really achieved from this as yet. There is a great misunderstanding in society that feminism is an anti-male philosophy. According to Hooks (40), this misunderstanding stems from patriarchal societal makeup. It is the patriarchal doctrine which forms the bedrock of mass media due to which misguided information is promoted about feminist politics. This leads us to two critically important questions. Is the modern liberation movement heading in the right... 05 June Reading ...
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...Reading Response: “Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects” Although the issue itself may seem as somewhat comical at first glance, the issue of seeking to delineate rights for natural and inanimate objects is a fundamental question that many environmentalists and legal scholars entertain. Rather than merely being born out of a desire to see a greater level of environmental appreciation within the system, the push towards seeking to provide some basis of legal rights for natural objects necessarily is born out of the understanding that without such legal protection, these natural objects which have for so long been taken for...
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...Response Reading: Ballet Musical Style Within a musical context, there are numerous styles and techniques used by artists in expressing their ideas and skills. One of such styles is Ballet, which originated in France during the Renaissance period. Interestingly, Ballet comprise of 5 basic steps of leg movements. Based on my background knowledge and contents of the reading, I realized that Ballet is characterized by toe dancing. However, this is not a unique characteristic of Ballet because there are other Asian dance styles using the toe dancing technique. After going through the reading, I acquired new concepts relating...
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...Reading Response A concise summary of the main point(s) and methods of the reading. John Maanen in his article discusses the lack of ethics and morals that take place in the police service after conducting his research through participant observation where he underwent police training and even got to go out with the patrol officers all in the aim of conducting research. His participant observation is what unveiled the unethical conduct police engage in when handling criminals and suspects ranging from physically abusing them, not reading or respecting their rights and even falsifying rap sheet reports. 2) A brief response to the article. The officers are taught to serve and protect... in...
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...Response Reading: History of Harps Undeniably, a harp features as one of the most applicable string instruments in music. A harp also emerges among the oldest stringed instruments, collectively referred to a chordophones. Based on the reading, I reinforced the fact that harps differ slightly from other instruments in the chordophones category. Technically, stringed instruments are made up of two basic components, a resonator and strings. All other stringed instruments have strings positioned parallel to the resonator. However, both traditional and modern harps are unique because strings run perpendicular to the resonator (Szmyt 01). The...
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...Reading Response: use of Propaganda Propaganda is one of the most ideal tools to create unity and divisions within society. A major factor with propaganda is that it plays with the emotions of the people and their intellect to affect their mentality. As a tool to unite societies, propaganda is highly effective in swaying the masses towards a common direction. As a result, the party spreading the propaganda propagates their philosophies and ideologies efficiently. Creating a common ideology and philosophy among the masses with the pure aim consolidating support becomes effective especially when the masses embrace such ideologies. Likewise, Hitler understood propaganda as the best medicine... College...
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...Reading Response Janelle has illustrated the different ways in which the social structures have evolved. Hyun Song on the other hand discussed the changes in the Korean funeral customs. This is a response to their works as well as a personal view on their work. According to Janelle, the Korean community assigns different but definable social statuses to different members of the society depending on the position they hold within the society. In the Korean societal set up, it is possible to attain social status through achievement. Other statuses are ascribed. This means that they are automatically assigned upon graduating from one level to...
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...Reading Response A recent tide of modern feminists is taking advantage of technology in an effort to confront stereotypes and establish change. This change involves a new stance and perspective of the female gender through pop culture and new media. I believe the topics of digital feminism and pop culture should be covered in class. Digital feminism and pop culture are distinct in terms of origin, but also share a special relationship in terms of their influence on the contemporary woman (Rich 25). Discussing digital feminism and pop culture will help determine if these digital methods actually affect deep-seated positions. Digital feminism differs from...
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...Reading Response to “‘The Boondocks Carrying on the Tradition of Subversive Black Comedy” As I settled to read the article “’The Boondocks’: Carrying on the Tradition of Subversive Black Comedy", I could not help noticing the anticipating mood that I had. Art has been a favorite field for me. Being involved so much in ancient development of art in the past, I had a feeling that this reading would serve me right. This was confirmed even before I completed the last sentence of the first paragraph. The perception created by the author as he criticizes the naïve opinion of his so called friend concerning ’The Boondocks’ is amazing. The author uses several approaches to criticism that I can fully...
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...Reading Response Introduction This reading highlights the suffering of several women through reproductive and family histories, subjective commentaries, and employment and migration histories. Also, it takes into account, interviews, literature reviews, observations, and the study of documents. In addition, it has highly personal, subjective and emotional accounts across the author’s interaction with the members of the society. This essay is a perspective on, and critical analysis of the authors idea based on the reading’s core theme of association between a mother’s capacity to show maternal affection and poverty and...
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...Reading Response Part The article, sacred land discusses the importance of religion in societies. Religion is an integral cultural feature that influences people’s spiritual beliefs. Religion offers answers to some of the fundamental questions people ask about their origin and purposes in life. Additionally, religion influences the social and cultural values in societies thus influencing the nature of relationship among people in a society. The Americans Indians have faced intense criticism and disruptions as other settlers disrupted their sacred land destroying their religious setups. Such is a portrayal of disregard to the innate beliefs of people that...
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...Reading Response John Winthrops upon a Hill is particularly valuable due to the fact that it introduces the features of the religious faith of the Puritans who were among the English colonists in America. John Winthrops mission is to create a new Christian church, which is able to unite a large number of people for the glory of God. This church can provide prosperity and peaceful coexistence between people in the New World, which will be created in America. In this regard, the main importance is given to not only religious faith, but also deeds and actions of people based on their religious faith. People should base their actions on the desire to promote...
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...Chapters Review The of the book bring about an aspect of demographic study in an urban population, proposing that such study remain the epitome of the all-urban history. He analyzes the factors that lead to an upsurge in the population of the urban areas as compares to the stagnation or decreasing population patterns of the rural areas. He raises clear fundamental and dynamic issues acting as the basis of urban growth. One key aspect that solidifies the analytical aspects of the book is the utilization of various towns, and quick illustration of their development progress is from the moment they were small villages until their growth to...
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...Response Do the cultural differences between the immigrant mother and the Americanized daughter intensify theirstruggle? Mixed up in two relatively strong cultures, Chinese and American cultures, the mother and the daughter are in constant struggle. The mother had left China after losing her husband and two of her children and headed to America in search of a better life. The mother wanted an improved life for her Americanized daughter whom she forced to jump from one prodigy to the next in search of a befitting one. Additionally, the mother wants the daughter to uphold the Chinese culture by becoming a Chinese Shirley Temple. As such, the daughter is forced to watch...
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...Reading response- Religion Religion can always be described as a belief of an individual which involves worshiping a certain power that is believed to be beyond human power. This therefore is in most cases different in many people and their communities. People from different communities or societies have their own unique religion based on their diverse beliefs and understanding of their diverse gods that they worship. In that case, the society is bound to experience conflicts and problems based on the different religious perspectives of the people. However, I believe that religion also has its place and function in every society. Any society needs the...
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...Reading Response: Describe something form the text that you agree with or disagree with and explain why. In the text, Thierer uses the phrase “fear of persuasion” as aptly dubbed by John Calfee... Response Journal Entry Article Comprehension Response According to the article, there is an increase in the ities’ interest to regulate commercial advertising and marketing. Adam Thierer argues that an amicable position between the advertisers and the consumer must be reached to avoid further interference with advertising and marketing regulations. He points out that increased regulation could affect both new and traditional media outlets for advertising. Moreover, the tendency of politicians and regulatory...
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...Reading Response In this letter, LILIUOKALANI protests the move by Messrs, Hatch, Thurston, and Kinney to signa treaty aimed at pulling Hawaii from the United States. In his resentment, LILIUOKALANI argues that this move is not in the best interest of both Hawaii natives and non-natives, but a wrong doing to Hawaii inhabitants. LILIUOKALANI first protest in 1893 is referred to the U.S. for arbitration. He expresses the support by the United States concerning his legitimate leadership after being deposed by opposing forces. In this letter to the U.S. government, LILIUOKALANI OF HAWAII sounds so melancholic about his deposition. He writes a letter in a very...
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...Reading Response Deuchler discusses how elite women from Choson dynasty absorbed and embodied the new social values that they were subjected to by the Neo-Confucian lawmakers. They performed domestic chores as required although they had abilities to express themselves with the outside world because of their literacy level. There were several things that were transformed in the women’s social standing as well as their role in the family because of the Neo-Confucianism. The women of Choson dynasty became more respectful to their husbands and more determined in performing their domestic chores. Deuchler believes that it is possible to balance between literacy...
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...Reading Response In studying the article, I found that our voice is not merely ified as soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Other in-depth methods of classifying voice include the range plus timbre of the voice and contralto. I also learned the effect of vowels on resonance. Moreover, the ability of our voice to effectively function when modulated properly caught my interests. I realized that appropriate modulation of our voice can serve as the best musical instrument for anyone in the music industry. The article also had a range of ideas that reinforce my personal musical experiences. The article enabled me to develop a better understanding of virtuoso as used...
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...Reading response The given text is reflective of a number of facts that were prevalent at the time when this hearing tookplace. The text is clearly reflective of the fact that court decisions and the thinking behind such decisions were driven by forces other than the drive to provide justice to the people of the society. Although, Mrs. Hutchinson appears to be taking a defensive positions throughout the text, her words are taken as offense by the jury for no obvious reason. This is perhaps a reflection of the fact that the court had already decided the fate of Mrs. Hutchinson and the court hearing was only aimed at announcing the decision. In my opinion,...
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...Reading Response Durkheim s that during the of nineteenth century, science was fundamental in many aspects of the world. Morality and political argumentation depended on the development of science. In his explanation, it is evident that the world was dependent on science. The people had graduated to modernity, whilst alleviating their primitiveness. He continues to state that the laws of the society were based on objectives, rather than relying on ideology and personal preference (Seidman 84). As such, science had helped the world to formulate laws that were acceptable. As a fact, he uses science as a means of explaining his moral and political convictions. This was a strong approach... Module Reading...
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...Reading response One can see that power politics provide less importance to the problems faced by the common people, especially the marginalization faced by womenfolk. The collection of poem named as Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute by the Chinese poet named Liu Shang is an attempt to extract reality from history and to elevate femininity beyond limitations. Thesis statement: The poet attempts to prove that how historical power politics within ancient Chinese context marginalized womenfolk and how they withstood the same with courage. Purpose First of all, the author unveils the grass-root level reasons behind the atrocities faced by women during Han Dynasty. To be specific, the female...
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...Reading Response I enjoyed reading these chapters, because it made me discover how English language has benefited from rare chances hence emerging as a predominant international language. However, I was rather confused when the author says English is an international language. This is because the author argued that the spread of English in both inner circle, outer cycle, and expanding circle has led to the development of many English-based creoles and pidgins. To say the truth, this phenomenon became so popular in my country. For example, students who learn English language used to use English words while referring to...
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...Reading Response al Affiliation In Lievrouw and Livingstone’s work (as cited in Flew & Smith, , they deem that the determination and study of forms of new media is underlined by three basic principles. First is a detailed analysis of the tools and gadgets that create the ability to communicate. These tools may vary from mobile phones to computers and CD-ROMS. The second element of new media is a look into the communication behaviors, and the procedures that we undertake in the process of using these gadgets. Lastly, there is a consideration of the resultant social implications of the use of the communication gadgets, and the manner in which they are used....
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...reading exposed the other side of the practice that the pressure groups have always avoided making known. Having been circumcised herself, and by every means an informed person, Fuambai cites research examples that found no fault... It is a Choice The circumcision of women has been referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM) for many years. However, this seems to have been the effort of pressure groups, especially from the Western world, to coerce African countries to ban the custom. As provided by Fuambai’s interview, female circumcision is not perceived as mutilation in most African cultures, but rather a significant transition symbol giving girls the highly esteemed status of womanhood. The...
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...Reading Response The poem, written by Maya Angelou and en d “Still I Rise”, is such an inspirational piece of literary work that makes the readers metamorphize to exemplify the message relayed. The theme manifested the narrator’s commendable determination to rise beyond challenges, discrimination, or prejudice. The readers’ emotions and faculties are actually spurred into prying for the rationale of the narrator’s contentions. Only at the climax was it revealed that the narrator came from the ancestral line of slaves of previous generations; then, the more the readers empathize with the narrators’ tenacity. One can feel the core of bitterness disclosed by the narrator through the language... Reading...
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