Rather than taking a chance and trying out schooling and seeing if they would enjoy any part of it they decide to view all of it as being bad. For some tv shows like Gilmore Girls, one character named Jess went into the town as a rebellious teenager who was not willing to b... ... middle of paper ... ...eviant. If a student was to be enrolled in a new high school junior year they would more likely be deviant because of conformity, socialization, and the Control Theory. When entering a new school the fact that they do not know the other students and the other students don’t know them can lead to peer pressure. These new students can end up being deviant against their morals because of the idea of them only having one chance to get friends in the first place.
Mary believes if “Flunking” was made a normal thing the fear of failure would stop students from cheating themselves and focusing more on their education. I believe that many students including myself, can benefit from Mary’s theory that failure should be a tool used by teachers to motivate students. The first thing in this article that stood out to me was when Mary told the readers about her son. Mary was told that her son was not doing well in class due to his social behavior and that he was not motivating himself. This was leading her son at the risk of failure.
In an article about a high school dropout the author explains, “After that Davis returned home but stopped going to school altogether. ‘I was so behind,’ he says. ‘School just felt like a waste of time.’” (Amber). These students plan to go directly into the workforce and see no reason to not just jump ahead, or rather drop out and go straight to work. However, if their high school career could be job focused, perhaps they would feel a desire to stay.
For example, if a student went to school to be a nurse and is passed because he or she doesn’t disrupt class and was a good student this cause them to get a diploma. However, when they get into the real world they cannot deliver what is expected of them and can also be very costly for the employers. Therefore, the employer has no choice but to rehire and retrain. If the teacher were using the “F” word then the student would take the class more seriously and realize that their future is at stake. Finally, Mary Stated that Many people can rise above any situation if they are motivated, encouraged and knowing that they have something at stake to loose.
Although these individuals are strongly encouraged to attend a university and better their lives, this is not the most appropriate choice for everyone. One of the major themes in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is that it is dangerous for people to rely on escaping their social classes as a means of improving their lives. In the beginning of the novel, the reader is introduced to the harsh and unfavorable lifestyle of Maggie’s family. In an effort to escape her cruel reality, she obtains a job working in a sweatshop (956???). However, when exploring the leisure activities of the working-class with Pete, she discovers that this might not be the right choice for her.
It conveys that you are poorly educated or simply do not care. In my case it can make the difference of whether you get hired for a job or not. A... ... middle of paper ... ...emic world you’re going to take with you in the real world and if learning these bad/ uneducated habits is what you learn in school then that translates into your work/personal life. Slowly but surely, you’ll end up wishing you had never ever used improper English in school. As John Humphrys stresses, “Now I find myself slipping into sloppy habits, abandoning capitol letters and using row of dots” (Humphrys, 75).
He feels cheated that his sister is better educated than him. Perry envies the... ... middle of paper ... ...e relieved it. Perry seeks forgiveness for his actions and is remorseful. Perry carries an interesting personal dictionary, a snake belt, and letters received in jail, to represent his defining characteristics. Perry values the intelligence found in him, and envies that in others.
Frank is quite self-critical and sees his middle-class existence as bleak whereas Higgins is very arrogant and content with his upper-class superiority. In both plays, you get the feeling that because the student goes to the teacher, she looks up to him. She knows he can change her for the better. Although both plays revolve around the same theme - a man from a superior class educating a younger woman from a lower one - there are obvious differences between them. At least some of these are due to the different time periods in which the plays are set.
An aphorism is a device that sticks out to the reader because of its short length, and often makes the reader question what they believe by presenting a general truth. It gives the reader time to take a step back and examine how they really feel about the argument at hand. King’s aphorisms add strong pathos in his piece and generally sum up what he has previously stated; they always seem to have purpose where they are used. Thoreau uses them in the same way, but with more logic than emotion. Also, Thoreau’s aphorisms are tossed in between his long, rambling sentences, which does provide clarity as to what he is saying, yet gives them the potential of being lost in the clutter.