8. My initials responses was shock. It was shocking not gruesome how they tide the birth and the suicide into a story at the same time. The death overshadows the birth of the child being born in my eyes.
4. At that moment I couldn’t feel any more cynical about the way my friend was acting out.
Sustainability is the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld or confirmed. According to UN (2014), “sustainability is the procedure of development which assists the future generation ability to meet their needs with present needs. The utmost practice of sustainability is in relation to sustainability development. Sustainable development is a forming standard for human life on a determinate world (d.n, 2014).
2. The book hits people on a personal level and that is what makes them like the book
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates is a well thought out short story full of different elements and literary devices hidden between words and sentences. A few elements that are prominent enough to focus on throughout the story are symbolism, setting, and themes.
“Where are you going, where have you been?” Is set in a surbuban American in the 50s and 60s in a world with sexual revolution, yet still fundamentally conservative. In the story only men, never women are seen driving, the model of womanhood is still limited, depicted by the dowdy and domestic June. Things are changing in the world with new honors for young women like Connie. One of the existential themes playing a major role in the story is the choice between right and wrong. Arnold friend comes to the new world but the threat he represents, with violence and control, is a much older one. In the story Connie is living in a fantasy like all other 15 year old
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Not only did William Faulkner revolutionize the literature of his time period, he also effected the writings of today. By thinking outside of the box and going beyond the usual standards and rules of writing, Faulkner created an entire new pathway for generations of writers to come to follow. One day, maybe future writers will look to William and use his originality as inspiration to branch out and spark a new revolution of literature.
In the eyes of David Gratz, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is an allegory for a young girl’s natural anxieties, anxieties that all humans have experienced. The subconscious is a powerful projector of one’s innermost fears and desires. This story provides insight into those of a pubescent girl – her appearance, the prospect of reaching adulthood, love, and sex.
During the last three decades, in the literature dozens of different definitions were proposed for sustainability. The most well-adopted definition of sustainability is that of the Brundtland Commission (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, p. 8): “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Ensuring world-w,de food security, understanding the environmental impact of the economic activity and ensuring basic human needs are met with this definition of sustainability. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to apply for organization and this definition provides little guidance how to identify future versus present needs (Carter et. al, 2008 pp.363-364).
The term “sustainability” has gained considerable support since its publication in the Brundtland Report in 1987. The acceptance of the report by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly gave the term serious political status and resulted in global following (****). Sustainability or sustainable development aims at alleviating poverty whilst improving the well-being of the planet through sustainable practices (Drexhage and Murphy 2010). Given our globalised, unsustainable practices and economic behaviour it was unsurprising that sustainability has received high interest and investment.
Sustainability is a concept with a diverse array of meanings and definitions – a widely used glamorous, ambiguous, ambivalent and vague concept that is used by different stakeholder groups in various ways. Presumably to avoid noodling over a terminology or to avoid the confrontation with a definition, most widely the concept is broken down a planning process (c.f. e.g. Döring & Muraca, 2010). That is why most common sustainability is understood as sustainable development.1
In class we discussed what sustainable development meant to us; each group had its own definition. Our group’s definition was that sustainable development is for the long term for future generations, for the basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and job. The basic will increase over time and our resources will diminish, which why sustainable development is important. Sustainable development is important for future generations so that they end up with a world better than ours. Sustainable development is achievable if society works together to meet everyone’s basic needs and create a better world.
Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it doesn’t compromise the ability of future generations to survive and make better lives for themselves as well. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it doesn’t cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk.