The Guns, Germs, and Steel movie was an epic detective story that explained the causes of inequalities in the world. Professor Jared Diamond had to travel across the world to seek answers to the causes of these inequalities. He found out that history depended on the availability of guns, germs, and steel. Therefore, the story explains why history unfolded differently and why Western European culture has dominated the modern world due to varying geographical locations. Jared Diamond argued that the answer to the domination of Western European culture in the modern world was due to the difference in geographical locations. The epic movie highlighted scenes showing how several physical locations with different cultures affected the societies’ establishment development abilities, such as agriculture and animal domestication, in achieving specific abilities like immunity to diseases. The end of the last ice age made the people survive hunting and gathering the available plants and wild animals. This act was advantageous when the resources were in plenty. However, scarcity of the resources later led to population decrease as there was no enough food for everyone and the people had to find food from wherever possible. Therefore, the difference in geographical location led to some…
Characters are an integral part of any fictional story. Authors use characters to showcase a lesson or a theme. The behaviors, physical attributes, and changes that a character can go through in a story build the story’s plot. The reader or audience relates with the characters by how they behave in a story. Phoenix Jackson is a character used in A Worn Path. Eudora Welty, the story’s author, presents an old woman walking across a weary path to a nearby shopping center. The entire story shows Phoenix, an old woman who is brave by courageously approaching various wild animals, humorous in making fun of the moments she has with wild animals, and caring by looking after her sick grandson.
In the contemporary world, people rely on industries for jobs and products, such as food and manufactured goods. However, these sectors expose workers and the surrounding populations to benzene, which adversely impacts human health. In the US, through Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the government imposes restrictions to reduce human contact with high levels of benzene (American Cancer Society 2016). For example, the agency limits exposure to this element in workplaces to 1 ppm during an average workday and a maximum of 5 ppm over 15 minutes (American Cancer Society 2016). Despite these efforts, benzene exposure is a widespread occurrence that causes significant health complications and diseases, such as cancer.
Social identity descriptors and daily experiences My collection of social identity descriptors in my daily life include race, gender, and religion. Race is my major social identity descriptor that has a considerable impact on my daily experience. Having come from a racial minority group, I sometimes feel alienated from the social structure in the United States. While dealing with a group of white students, it is easy to have a distorted perception and develop an inferiority complex when I am in their presence. However, as noted by McIntosh, my perception when dealing with people of other races is largely influenced by how they treat me (189). When they are positive and exhibit respect, I tend to feel comfortable and accommodated. My experience is relatively different from the student community that I relate to within the school because of our racial and cultural difference. As noted by Lingras, the action of different racial groups is largely influenced by what they learn or experience from an early age (11). Therefore, in the American setting, I have learnt that there are different forms of treatment among different people based on their race. For instance, as noted by McIntosh, whites are more likely to…
Abortion is one of the most controversial moral issues that raise ethical questions related to the unborn child’s rights. The proponents (pro-choice) and critics (pro-life) provide moral insights to support their arguments, making it difficult to accept or oppose one position. However, it is essential to understand both sides of the views about moral issues in abortion. Pro-choice argues that abortion is morally right because women have complete control over their bodies. At the same time, pro-life suggest that it is ethically impermissible to kill an unborn child because life begins from conception.
Capitalism is an economic structure that allows private actors to control and own property. The free-market system also allows individuals to use their income to meet their own interests. Further, it enables businesses to coordinate the supply and demand chain by responding to people’s needs. Capitalism has been effective in the United States since it limits government interference on the market supply and demand chain. Nonetheless, it allows some degree of government intervention to protect private property and regulate some aspects of the economy. Primarily, the U.S. market is predominantly based on an autonomous system since demand and supply forces influence the prices of commodities and services. Capitalism in the United States is morally acceptable since it facilitates production diversity and promotes freedom and cooperation between market players.
Chekhov’s collection of short stories is characterized by similarity of themes, most often, the portrayal of Russian life in the early stage of industrialization. The most evident theme, one which Chekhov explores thoroughly through satire, is the huge gap between classes that existed at the time. In “Joy,” Checkhov uses protagonist Mitya Kuldarov to represent a status quo problem. For Mitya, recognition from the local newspaper, despite being about his alcoholic antics, is a blessing in disguise. Mitya shows no remorse or embarrassment. The state of economic classes in Russia at the time the story was set, availed people with little hopes of climbing the economic class ladder. Mitya is convinced that appearing on a local newspaper presented an opportunity to be known countrywide, to be named alongside the most distinguished and hence, higher chances of acquiring what everyone in the lower economic classes was chasing after, wealth. Mitya is unaware of the negative light that the paper presents him in. He is eager to show the newspaper article, which he carries with him in his pocket, to all the neighbors and friends. For him, this is an achievement that his entire community should learn about.
Sly Definition (past): to strike Sentence: The baseball player needs to sly the ball before running towards the goal. Definition (present): showing cleverness; ingenious; furtive; good at hiding plans Sentence: The wife has no idea how sly his husband is until she finally finds out his mistress Changes: The first use of the word sly was during the 13th century. The Middle English used sleighe or sli, attributed by the Old Norse slœgr. It was also similar to the Old English word slēan, which meant to strike URL: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sly Dapper Definition (past): from the Middle Dutch – active, nimble Sentence: The humming bird is a dapper animal. Definition (present): neat, smart, trim and active Sentence: The gentleman looks dapper in his black suit. Changes: the word dapper was first used during the 15th century (1400–1450). The late Middle English used the word daper / dapyr, while the Middle Dutch used dapper as nimble, stalwart, quick, strong. It was later related with the German tapfer, which meant heavy and with the Old Church Slavonic debelu (thick) URL: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dapper https://www.dictionary.com/browse/dapper
Predominantly, plastic has become one of the essential materials known to humans with a myriad of uses due to its versatile nature. Nowadays, plastic is found in many household items and have become essential to people’s lifestyles. However, plastics have adverse consequences for human life and animal life. Moreover, the sustainability of the environment for the future is highly contingent on the plastic waste disposal systems that are in place. Although the ratio of plastic recycling to improper waste disposal favors the latter, the health and environmental risks associated with improper plastic disposal may be the required motivation that will facilitate innovation of alternatives that would contribute to a more sustainable environment and a healthier lifestyle.
Introduction How can a country shield its citizens and economy from extreme short term and long term adverse effects following the covid-19 crisis? Countries such as Norway, Singapore, and China have experienced 4,651 cases, 926 cases, and 81,554 cases as of April 1st, 2020, respectively (“Coronavirus Cases”). These countries have been forced to take extreme measures with China and Norway undertaking total lockdown. The actions have impacted the economic health and citizens’ working procedures. Consequently, the three nations are at the risk of experiencing a national food security crisis and economic recessions. It is critical for countries experiencing the Covid-19 crisis to design effective measures for economic recovery and national food security in the short-term, during the crisis, and long term periods.