1. Both Walt and Chris liked to “call the shots”. On page 105 “Taking control is something Walt does automatically, reflexively.” Both Father and son want to control their own lives and they don’t like to be told what to do.
It suggests that “aging is an inevitable, mutual withdrawal or disengagement; resulting in decreased interaction between the aging person and others in the social system he belongs to.” Walt’s son and daughter-in-law brought him gifts on his birthday that they insisted would make his life easier. (Example: Gopher and a giant numbered telephone). The African-American and Asian-American gangs dismiss him by telling him “go home old man” and “mind your own business” they refused to recognize his true authority until he pulled a gun on them. They don’t even bother to fight back after he takes it out. Another part was when the Hmong (Korean) gang also dismisses him, except this time he has a gun in their face. They chastise him and make fun of his age until he threatens them with things he did to Koreans in the Korean War. When Sue invited Walt over to her family’s BBQ, she takes him to the basement to socialize with her friends. The vibes are awkward while the teens stare at him suspiciously. Sue thinks that Walt is a great person to talk to, while the others need convincing often questioning him for being down there in the basement. Another great example is when Walt asks Tao for help to move his freezer from the basement and Tao accepts the request, however, Tao refuses once Walt orders him to carry the light side of the freezer instead of the heavy side. After the debate between them, Walt finally agrees to carry the light
Elmer, “Walt” was a friend I knew when I lived in California. Despite being a throwback from the 1960’s and a reject from society’s public eye, Walt still lived with a smile on his face and a story in his heart. Walt loved to tell stories and he loved the place where he told them. Walt also loved to drink and toward the end of an evening the bottle had met his lips way too many times. Old hippy ways faded to history for everyone else but Walt.
We are all a product of our experiences, our struggles and choices in life will determined our attitude towards others and our overall outlook on life. Walt had a distinct standpoint theory he saw the world based on his position in life and made assumptions about Asians based on his experiences. Some would say people don’t change but in Grand Torino that just isn’t true. A mad hardened by the world gave his life at the end to protect two people he would have subjected to a mere slur had he never met them. He learned to care deeply for Sue and Tao and ultimately sacrificed himself to grant them comfort in life. This movie was extremely touching and the intercultural communication between the character was groundbreaking to watch. Ultimately
Walt influences Jesse to match up with him to make meth so he can get the cash to pay for his therapeutic treatment and leave his family fiscally secure ("Breaking Bad 2008"). This swings Walt to an existence of wrongdoing and medications that turns out to be more unsafe with each scene. He winds up going from Walt, the unassuming secondary school science instructor to "Heisenberg" the nauseating manipulative medication master that perpetrates shocking violations. Walt consistently keeps his change self-image Heisenberg escaped Hank. He will do any and all that he should to ensure they are dependably a stage in front of Hank
Along with Walt being compassionate for his daughter’s mental health he is responsible when it comes to his line of work. Back in 1968 Walt served in the Vietnam war as a Marine inspector. With the job, he had in Vietnam he took responsibility not just for himself but for others that were around him. On page 85 Walt says, “Take me with you to Khe Sanh” he is taking his responsibility as an investigator and making sure he got his mission done. (Johnson) Even though Walt is responsible with all the cases he receives he also wants to make sure that he shows respect to the people of the investigation.
Walter is not become Heisenberg, Heisenberg was there, all the time, waiting for Walter needed him. We have given every sort of excuse to justify Walt’s actions because we liked him: it’s so easy to sympathize with a good, honest man beated by life, humiliated by his employer, kind of bullied by his successful brother in law. Walter appeared to our eyes so in need and yet so amusingly naive with is mad, desperate, plan to cook and sell drug in order to free his family from debts and secure his children’s future, that we couldn’t help ourselves to stand by his side. Then, the fun and the compassion escalated in admiration: Walter is a genius, an artist in his own field of expertise,it’s quite impossible to not root for him. At the beginning was easy: the cancer, the wellness of the family (a kid with problem plus a newborn little girl) were the perfect and natural excuse. Family first. Then Jane. Walter let her die...
For my concert, I chose to attend a showing of “The Little Mermaid” at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana. Although there were no live instruments, the electronic/tape versions of the instrumental portions were still very lovely sounding. However, at times it was a little too loud or quiet, which made it difficult to hear and enjoy. This is something that happens when electronic versions of the music are being used though. Various individuals were included in the case and are as follows: Lauren Morgan as Ariel, Jake Bell as Prince Eric, Marin Flowers as the Pilot, James Edward Dauphin as Grimsby, Amelia Lowry as Flounder, Nicky Mendelsohn as Scuttle, Dion Stover as King Triton, Michael Quinichett as Sebastian, Amber Burgess as Ursula, Travis Bird as Chef Louis, and other individuals who had either minor parts or were included in the ensemble. My favorite musical numbers were “Her Voice,” sung by Jake Bell as Prince Eric, “Under the Sea,” sung by Michael Quinichett as Sebastian and the ensemble cast, “Positoovity,” sung by Nicky Mendelsohn as Scuttle and the ensemble cast, and “Kiss the Girl,” sung by Michael Quinichett as Sebastian and the ensemble cast.
Walking into the theatre all I could think was WOW! Although I had seen many Broadway shows previous to The Lion King I was still in awe. From the time I walked into Minskoff Theatre to the time I sat down and the opening number began the musical had my attention. Upon coming to the show I was trying to figure out how Disney was going to fit each detail from the movie into the show and boy did they do a great job? From the stage and scenery to the costumes and actors it was magnificent. In the following paragraphs we will take a look into my experience and the breakdown of the show.
The screening of Chasing Coral and talkback with Dr. Phil Dustan on October 4, 2017 was an eye-opening experience. The film discussed the disappearance of a major ecosystem in the ocean evolved around coral reefs. A team of divers documented the effects of global warming as well as pollution on these coral. In many cases, the coral are bleaching as a distress mechanism in response to the water temperatures increasing even in the slightest. The vanishing of coral reefs is also affecting the biodiversity of organisms that depend on this ecosystem. I learned the seriousness of the rapid decrease of this important aquatic ecosystem. Luckily, conservation efforts are now being made to save coral reefs and hopefully will be successful in conserving