Hey guys, it's James here with another discussion. Although this topic in itself is quite controversial, I think it's needing to be discussed. It's not something that's normally discussed on here, let alone most websites, but it's something that's been plaguing the world since the beginning.
Introduction My story is based around the story of The Queen Bee by the Brothers Grimm. It is about 2 brothers who go out to find adventures a few years ago. Their younger brother gets worried and goes to look for them, to find that they are arguing on whether or not to crush a ant hill for fun. The brother then makes the decision to not let them crush the hill. They also come among ducks and bees, and the younger brother has to make the decision of whether or not to let them kill the ducks and to let them smoke the bees for the meat and honey, respectively.
This story is based on BluebeardIn this story i made bluebeard into a robber and the wife the interpol officers. I made the moral the same of when you do bad things it always catches up. He does not go to a better place and he brought to justice. Justice is order and order makes people happy.
Sam (home 1)
Anuar (home 2)
Dialogue and stage directions:
(Stage)- Sam’s house
Sam: help somebody stole precious my stuff
I chose this story for many reasons, and I also had an interesting time converting it into a scratch animation. One of my main reasons for choosing this story was that it was a classic and wanted to provide my own interpretation of the story where the moral decision has more of a benefit and moral than the immoral decision. I kept my story close to the original, and used the characters as they were portrayed in the original. I also felt like the personality of the characters should be kept the same, so I didn’t change how they expressed themselves much either.
This Scratch project is the second one I have created thus far in this school year. It was made and developed on the program Scratch. While being rather different from the first project I created, it was still the same overall process. It was tedious, however it was still pretty fun during the process of programming the project. It was a long process, but learning how to work with Scratch and sitting down to work was also very enjoyable. This particular project's plot is adopted from "The Old Hound" BY Aesop, which is a fable explaining the consequences of moral and ethical decisions.
Just One Wish is a short animation about a girl who wishes to be given privacy, and all her friends disappear. A creature appears to grant any other wishes, but the girl soon realizes how lonely she is without her friends. She wishes for her friends back, flaws and all.
[Three people are standing in a field]
Why did you have to tell my parents I wasn’t doing my homework? It’s none of your business!
We’re just trying to help, Celia! We’re a little worried about you!
Where does the line lie between humane and savage? Eliezer Wiesel, the author of Night is constantly being pushed to his limits during the Holocaust. He experienced things no man should ever have to experience, tortured, and practically stripped of his rights. Can one really maintain their humanity when treated like a savage? Though some may argue that, they are losing their humanity everyday they are in the camp, Elie manages to hold onto his humanity in such tragic conditions such as others losing themselves, fear, and executions of other people.
-If you cant take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others.
“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” (Ayn Rand 5)
Selfishness is viewed as a positive attitude towards your self. Taking care of yourself is the first step to knowing how to take care of others. Doing the steps out of order will only lead to the crash of your life or others life.
In Paul Fitzgerald S. J’s article, “ The Horizon of Faith,” http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v9n1/horizon.html , the author writes About how ethics and religion are behind all the choices we make. In other words, the religion we follow and the ethics that we hold, influence who we are and what decisions we make. The author makes sense when he writes of what helps us make decisions, and how can we improve our decision making that always will have influence on us as individuals.
Inequality has been a issue humanity has had, and perhaps always will, for others always hold the opinion one is not as great compared to another. The house of the Scorpions, though the novel is fictional, contains morals of life all will eventually learn, and especially the concept of unequal standings or status. Nancy Farmer demonstrates the concept while she places Matt the protagonist within a situation of dishonor, though Matt has not committed a crime he had been framed for, great knowledge had been held before him, and Matt barely notices.
The question I bring to the table, and still am intrigued in, is “what is the attraction to music that’s message is pointless?” There are a few major factors that go into this question; first, I’d say that race relates strongly to the negative, irresponsible, and vulgar music in mainstream.
In Micah Conkling’s opinion piece, “There’s more to being ‘pro-life’ than opposing abortion,” from The Daily Athenaeum, the author explains that there are more key beliefs included in the title “pro-life” than just opposing abortion, such as supporting life for all people regardless of age, religion, sex, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
My most recent research led me to an article titled, “Of Cures and Creatures Great and Small”. Written by two students from Santa Clara University this piece debates both sides of the ethical dilemma that is animal testing. The paper has a strong third person passive voice throughout as it fully explains the feelings on either side. But whether intended or not, the overwhelming conclusion drawn from this article is that animals feel pain and do suffer similarly to human beings and that any living thing deserves to be respected.
Today I read an article about the different views from the presidential candidates. Their views were very different from one another. Obama believes in Planned Parenthood and women are given access to abortions. Also, he believes that girls under sixteen should be required to use the morning after pill. Mitt Romney is against abortions and planned parenthood, with few exceptions. Some exceptions include: Rape, abuse, incest, or any harm to the woman/parent.
When it comes down to politics I consider myself more of a Democrat. Overall, my views tend to be more liberal. But on certain issues I take a conservative stance. For instance, I am a supporter of pro-life or "advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)". I am Catholic and my religious beliefs have led me to see the value in human life. Therefore, I believe that abortion is wrong.
ever wonder what kids are actually listening to? watching? most people do, but most people don't stop whats being watched or listened to. most tv show today, are about sex, drugs, and alcohol. but just because they're watching them doesn't mean they'll imitate it, well thats the question at hand. and it's abtually proven that what they're watching and listening to is something they'll imitate. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/under-the-influence-ofmusic/
this article, posted in the new york times, gives perfect examples of just how that influencing happens.
A real book lover always examines the real content behind the novel. Some people just like to read the action, enjoy and pass time; others, however, look for a deeper meaning. I believe that there is a need to have an in-depth analysis of a book so as to establish vital ideas such as what motivated the writer, the characters, the setting and plot, among other issues. In the novels we read by Veronica Roth, Divergent and Insurgent, what was the "moral center" that the author wanted the audience to identify.
A real movie lover always examines the real content behind the movie. Some people just like to watch the action, enjoy and pass time; others, however, look for a deeper meaning. I believe that there is a need to have an in-depth analysis of a movie so as to establish vital ideas such as what motivated the writer and directer, how it was cast, the characters, the setting and plot, among other issues. In the film, The Dark Knight Rises, what was the "moral center" that the directer wanted the audience to identify.
What if someone told you that you could achieve immortality? Well that very thing will soon be possible. all you haft to do is have you body and mind put into a robot. This posses a important question though, and that is, if it were possible would you have yourself turned in to a machine? this question is very important as it posses a sort of moral choice, stay human and mortal or become a machine and be immortal.
I would like to learn more about being Atheist and Jewish.Lots of people argue with me saying it’s not possible for me to be Jewish and not believe in a God. I disagree. I would like to find out what other scholars think. I base being Jewish on morals,values and ethics. Not on the religious side of things.
This play written by Oscar Wilde is about a young english noble who alough starting out young and innocent harkens to the voice of sin, embodied in a character named Henry and engages in unspeakable debauchary. However because of a foolish oath uttered in youth his face in not corrupted by his acts, enstead it is his portrait hidden in a far off room which bear the weight of his sins. This is a thought provoking play indeed, because it asks the question if you knew no one would cetch you, what would you do? Dorian starts out as a pure young man and ends with a soul as foul as the depths of hell and just as black, yet his face continues to shame addonis. Another question the play asks the reader is how much does society value beauty over morality? Dorian is continued to be loved for his face, despite the odd rumors that go around about his character. It is because of these questions and many others that the play will continue to be loved and read for many centuries to come.
Recently I was faced with a moral dilemma. The dilemma was whether or not I should steal some trinkets (of about $150 equivalent value) from a store. As I was examining the objects, without thinking, I accidentally put them in my sweatshirt pocket while I was talking to my mom and forgot they were there. As I was leaving the store, I remembered the treasures I had hidden in my pocket and was confronted with the decision to either continue walking out of the store with the objects or return them before leaving and put aside my desire for them. No one had seen me conceal the objects, so I was almost positive that I would not be caught if i chose to try to steal them. Ultimately however, I concluded that it was unethical for me to keep the objects so I decided to put them back.
Some may wonder what the significance of this event is.
A question that has been brought up quite a lot is whether it is right to impose one nation’s morals on another? In this world there are many different societies with many different beliefs. We try to keep each nation's law and morals separate but sometimes there is conflict especially with neighboring countries. In the news today there is constant talk about the middle east. Countries like Pakistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia have been fighting each other over what seems to us nothing. Also the laws in these countries is heavily influenced by the Islamic religion. Some of these laws include decapitation if one is caught masturbating and women are barley being able to leave their own homes.