A quote from julia penelope
How is the connection between language and power revealed in the quote?
below are my initial thoughts/ideas relative to the question above
Power emerges in the island through subtle lines such as the initial interview between the homeless man and the social worker this signifies that he has little to no hope bringing light to some possibilities to as why he committed suicide so with simple responses or actions physically and verbally he transformed his reality into an undesirable situation where he had no income food or water nor any aspirations
my Second answer
an example of power in the language is ” when we are given a choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” This communicates the idea that when we are given choice between either or choose kind. Right and wrong is a subjective sense. kindness is lending others your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness. Everyone has a right to an opinion but not every opinion is right. This quote correlates with the story by the connection between power and language. The homeless man on the street was giving simplistic answers such as “no” and “don’t bother”. he had the power to say yes to help provided by his family and social worker. The homeless man had the power to transform reality through language. I don’t quite think he understood or choose to not acknowledge the connection between language and power.
my Intial answer
Power emerges in the island through subtle lines such as the initial interview between the homeless man and the social worker this signifies that he has little to no hope brining light to some possibilities to as why he committed suicide so with simple responses or actions physically and verbally he transformed his reality into an undesirable situation where he had no income food or water nor any aspirations
From Activity 2, here is question #8.
Post your response to this prompt as your first blog post;
- Add an appropriate image with proper attribution (you could use the prompt image below);
- Generate a creative, engaging title;
- Consider adding an introductory paragraph to give your reader context for the prompt;
- Ensure that you add this post to YOUR COURSE CODE CATEGORY;
- Add tags that relate to your post like “The Island”, language, power, analysis, etc.
Support your opinion with reasons. When you are finished your blog post, you will comment on at least two other student posts. Use the following checklists to ensure that you are meeting the expectations for the blog post and for the comments. Submit the links to your blog post and to those post on which you commented to me via the Assignment Submission page.
Effective Blog Post Checklist
- Effective title;
- Well-developed sentences and paragraphs (occasional one-sentence paragraphs and sentence fragments may be used for a specific effect);
- Informal tone and word choice that is still respectful of audience;
- Conversational level of language. Use first person;
- Proofread your post before you publish to ensure there are no spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors that could affect your reader’s ability to understand your ideas;
- Images, links, and/or multimedia that enhance your writing;
- tags (if possible) that tell your reader what your post is about.
- Effective Comment Checklist
Comment: I agree / I disagree / I think… (point out something significant or important in the post);
- Support: Because … (Give a reason for your comment. Back it up.);
- Question: I wonder if…? Have you considered…? (This is optional, but it extends the conversation which is ideal!);
- Be polite.