Monday, March 16, 2020

Why Health Costs Need to Be Contained Professor Ramos Blog

Why Health Costs Need to Be Contained Have you ever thought how hard it must be for families and relatives of severely sick people that die from a deadly disease? Maybe they wonder everyday if there could have been one simple solution that could have kept them alive for a lot longer? Every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with a deadly disease. The government should provide equal health insurance for poor and rich people. If Americans could afford better health insurance it would prevent many deadly diseases from arising because doctors could diagnose them and possibly find a cure sooner rather than too late. A huge problem that is happening today is more and more people everyday are dying from diseases and are still in poverty because of the cost of health care. They use what they have left from bills and food for health coverage and with that causing them to stay in poverty because they can not afford many necessities like schooling and transportation. If we had equal health insurance for both rich and poor the death toll would decrease drastically. Lower income individuals should not be kept from getting the medical treatment needed to prevent the sickness from spreading or even worse death. The study, conducted at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, found that â€Å"Uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993.† Meaning that people that are not insured have greater risk of dying from an illness. â€Å"The uninsured have a higher risk of death when compared to the privately insured, even after taking into account socioeconomic, health behaviors, and baseline health,† said lead author Andrew Wilper, M.D., who currently teaches at the University of Washington School of Medicine.(David Cecere). If the government provided affordable health care for both poor and rich there wouldnt be as much sickness and death. Certain types of cancer spread at certain speeds and are treated in different manners. If poor people had access to the same health care as the rich people did, it would be easier to find the cure to these types of diseases. â€Å"We doctors have many new ways to prevent deaths from hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease - but only if patients can get into our offices and afford their medications.†(Andrew Wilper M.D). Now days good health insurance is increasing in price, which induces the lower class people to find out ways to get the same health coverage and that sometimes it is through crime or stolen identity. With the drop of the price of health insurance it would give the people something to look forward to instead of stealing identity and crime against other people through stealing medicine and medical supplies. Health debt that was collected in 2013 was higher than student loans which would in term make it harder for the lower class to get in school to better themselves and also be able to afford health insurance so it turn they would have a hard time paying off all of their debt. With all of that debt how would you be able to ever get out of debt you may ask? If health care was lowered they would be able to afford every other thing which would lead them to a successful life. With them being successful more money would go to the government.(Holly Fletcher). We all want the best for us and our loved ones and we want the best care we get sick but the more money Americans spend on healthcare, the more we harm our country by spending so much on it. According to the OECD Health Statistics (2013) The United States is public health insurance expenses match a lot over other countries; It is our private health insurance that surpass the expenses of all.(Vox). Forcing people to pay for insurance is not the solution. According to The Washington Post Magazine, there are few genuine solutions to our health-care problems only changes that are less bad than the alternatives. Writing in the liberal Washington Monthly magazine, Paul Hewitt and Phillip Longman suggested that Congress should adopt the Medicare fee and reimbursement system for the entire country.(Robert J. Samuelson). They believe that if this were to be done the employer-paid premiums would drop drastically allowing the money save from that to be used to pay for the new and improved more affordable services that would help those in need. â€Å"We need to slow medical spending and relax the pressures on wages and other government programs. The recognition of the huge gap between Medicare and private reimbursement rates creates the opportunity to do that†.(Robert J. Samuelson). If we continue to work together as a country to solve this severe healthcare issue, We can achieve great progress in our nation that will lead to better possibilities and new improvement in the medical field. Everyday Nurses and Doctors are saving the lives of many humans, we all need these heroes to ensure the future of our people. That is why it is important that the government makes it a priority that all Americans should equally share a improve health system that is affordable and accessible to all. Andrew Wilper, M.D., University of Washington School Of Medicine , 2008 niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.viewcontributorsbioid= Andrew Wilper, MD, is an internist with Cambridge Health Allianceand a fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. David Cecere and Cambridge Health Alliance New study finds 45,000 deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage The Harvard Gazette, Health and Medicine, September 17, 2009 https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/ Holly Fletcher Health care gap widens between rich and poor, Tennessean Network, August 13,2016https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/industries/health-care/2016/08/13/health-care-gap-widens-between-rich-and-poor/88470962/ Holly Fletcher covers health care for the Tennessean’s business desk, working to explain how the changing health care landscape will impact the people who need health care (everyone) and the businesses that provide care. Before joining the Tennessean, she covered mergers acquisitions in the power, utility and clean energy sector for five years for Power Finance Risk in New York City. She was named a ‘Top 10 NYC Energy Leaders Under 40’ in 2014. Holly is a native of Springfield, Tenn., who has a degree in international affairs from Northeastern University in Boston and a Master’s of science degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism in NYC. Paul S. Hewitt and Phillip Longman The Case for Single-Price Health Care, Washington Monthly Magazine, June 2018 https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2018/the-case-for-single-price-health-care/ Paul Hewitt is an economic adviser to the Council for Affordable Health Coverage. His views do not necessarily reflect those of CAHC or its members. Phillip Longman is senior editor at the Washington Monthly and policy director at the Open Markets Institute. Robert J. Samuelson There’s a genuine solution to our health-care problem, Opinions Washington Post, April 29, 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/theres-a-genuine-solution-to-our-health-care-problem/2018/04/29/2d82bdf2-4a3e-11e8-9072-f6d4bc32f223_story.html?noredirect=onutm_term=.a10652b0f2b8 Columnist focusing on economics Education: Harvard College, BA in political science Robert J. Samuelson writes a twice-weekly economics column. Both appear online, and one usually runs in The Washington Post in print on Mondays. He was a columnist for Newsweek magazine from 1984 to 2011. He began his journalism career as a reporter on The Post business desk, from 1969 to 1973. From 1973 to 1976, he was a freelance writer. He was an economics reporter and columnist for National Journal magazine from 1976 to 1984 - when he joined Newsweek. He grew up in White Plains, N.Y., and attended Harvard College. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, Judith Herr. They have three grown childr en.Honors Awards: Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for commentary, 1998 Vox News video, November 30, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNla9nyRMmQV Vox is an American news and opinion website owned by Vox Media. The website was founded in April 2014 by Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias and Melissa Bell, and is noted for its concept of explanatory journalism.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Adolescent health screenGCU

Health History and Screening of an Adolescent or Young Adult Client Save this form on your computer as a Microsoft Word document. You can expand or shrink each area as you need to include the relevant data for your client. Student Name: Date: January 28, 2014 Biographical Data Patient/Client Initials: Phone No: N/A Address: Birth Date: Age: 12Sex: f Birthplace: Upland, CA. Marital Status: Single Race/Ethnic Origin: Caucasian Occupation: StudentEmployer:N/A Financial Status: (Income adequate for lifestyle and/or health concerns. Is there a source of health insurance? Employment disability? ) Insurance provided by parent Source and Reliability of Informant: Informant: Client, Reliable Past Use of Health Care System and Health Seeking Behaviors: Routine exams and vaccinations Present Health or History of Present Illness: Present health is good Past Health History General Health: (Patient’s own words) â€Å"I only get sick when my little brother brings something home† Allergies: (include food and medication allergies) NKA Reaction: Current Medications: N/A Last Exam Date: 8/2013Immunizations: 8/2013 Childhood Illnesses: UTI Serious or Chronic Illnesses: N/A Past Health Screening (see â€Å"Well Young Adult Behavior Health Assessment History Screening† below) Past Accidents or Injuries: None Past Hospitalizations: none Past Operations: none Family History (Specify which family member is affected. ) Alcoholism (ETOH use/abuse): Maternal grandfather Allergies:Mother and brother-seasonal; maternal grandmother- penicillin Arthritis:N/A Asthma: Maternal Aunt Blood Disorders:N/A Breast Cancer:Maternal great grandmother Cancer (Other): Bladder- maternal grat uncle Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke):Paternal grandfather Diabetes:Maternal grandfather Heart Disease:N/A High Blood Pressure:Father Immunological Disorders:N/A Kidney Disease:N/A Mental Illness:N/A Neurological Disorder:N/A Obesity:N/A Seizure Disorder:N/A Tuberculosis:N/A Obstetric History (if applicable) Gravida:N/ATerm:Preterm:Ab/incomplete: Course of Pregnancy (length of pregnancy, delivery date, method of delivery, length of labor, complications, baby’s weight, baby’s condition): Well Young Adult Behavioral Health History Screening Socio-Demographic Content and Questions: What organizations or activities (community, school, church, lodge, social, professional, academic, sports) are you involved in? Softball, GATE, Science club, and Soccer How would you describe your community? â€Å"It’s nice. Sometimes it gets boring but I like it here. † Hobbies, skills, interests, recreational activities? â€Å"I like making crafts like bracelets and I also like to make things out of colorful duct tape. † Military service: Yes_______ No_x______ If yes, overseas assignment? Yes________ No_________ Close friends or family members who have died within past 2 years? N/A Number of relatives or close friends in this area? â€Å"Most of my family and all my friends live around me. I only have two uncle that live far away {San Diego}†. Marital status: Single_x_____ Married________Divorced_________Separated_________ In serious relationship________ Length of time_________ Environmental Content and Questions: Do you live alone? Yes________ No __x______ When did you last move? â€Å"My mom moved 3 years ago and my dad moved 2 years ago. † Describe your living situation? Number of years of education completed? 6 Occupation? Student If employed, how long? Are you satisfied with this work situation? Do you consider your work dangerous or risky? Is your work stressful? Over the past 2 years have you felt depressed or hopeless? No Biophysical Content and Questions Have you smoked cigarettes? Yes_______ No___x_____ How much? Less than ? pack per day_____ About 1 pack per day? ______ More than 1 and ? packs per day______ Are you smoking now? Yes_______ No________ Length of time smoking? ______________ Have you ever smoked illicit drugs? Yes__________ No___x______ If yes, for how long? ___________ Do you smoke these now? Yes__________ No __________ Do you ingest illicit drugs of any kind? Yes_________ No___x_______ If so, what drugs do you use and what is the route of ingestion? _________ How long have you used these drugs _________________ Review of Systems (Include both past and current health problems. Comment on all present issues. ) General Health State (present weight – gain or loss, reason for gain or loss, amount of time for gain or loss; fatigue, malaise, weakness, sweats, night sweats, chills ): Good Skin (history of skin disease, pigment or color change, change in mole, excessive dryness or moisture, pruritis, excessive bruising, rash or lesion): Seasonal dryness Health Promotion (Sun exposure? Skin care products? ): Does not wear sunscreen Hair (recent loss or change in texture): No change Health Promotion (method of self-care, products used for care): Washes hair 4 times a week but conditions daily Nails (change in color, shape, brittleness): No change Health Promotion (method of self-care, products used for care): Wears nail polish Head (unusual headaches, frequency of headaches, head injury, dizziness, syncope or vertigo): Dizziness when drinks coffee Eyes (difficulty or change in vision, decreased acuity, blurring, blind spots, eye pain, diplopia, redness or swelling, watering or discharge, glaucoma or cataracts): Recent change in glasses prescription Health Promotion (wears glasses or contacts and reason, last vision check, last glaucoma check, sun protection): Wears glasses at all times Ears (earaches, infections, discharge and its characteristics, tinnitus or vertigo): No history of aches or infections Health Promotion (hearing loss, hearing aid use, environmental noise exposure, methods for cleaning ears): Uses q-tips for daily cleaning Nose and Sinuses (discharge and its characteristics, frequent or severe colds, sinus pain, nasal obstruction, nosebleeds, seasonal allergies, change in sense of smell): Within normal limits Health Promotion (methods for cleaning nose): Blows nose when congested. Mouth and Throat (mouth pain, sore throat, bleeding gums, toothache, lesions in mouth, tongue, or throat, dysphagia, hoarseness, tonsillectomy, alteration in taste): Within normal limits Health Promotion (Daily dental care – brushing, flossing. Use of prosthetics – bridges, dentures. Last dental exam/check-up. ):Brushes once to twice a day, but does not floss. Sees dentist q 6mo. Neck (pain, limitation of motion, lumps or swelling, enlarged or tender lymph nodes, goiter): Within normal limits Neurologic System (history of seizure disorder, syncopal episodes, CVA, motor function or coordination disorders/abnormalities, paresthesia, mood change, depression, memory disorder, history of mental health disorders): Within normal limits Health Promotion (activities to stimulate thinking, exam related to mood changes/depression): In accelerated programs at school (GATE) Endocrine System (history of diabetes or insulin resistance, history of thyroid disease, intolerance to heat or cold): Within normal limits Health Promotion (last blood glucose test and result, diet): No history of glucose testing. Admits to eating candy 3-4 times a day. Breast and Axilla (pain, lump, tenderness, swelling, rash, nipple discharge, any breast surgery): Within normal limits Health Promotion (performs breast self-exam – both male and female, last mammogram and results, use of self-care products): Does not perform self breast exams Respiratory System (History of lung disease, smoking, chest pain with breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, cough – productive or nonproductive. Sputum – color and amount. Hemoptysis, toxin or pollution exposure. ): Within normal limits Health Promotion (last chest x-ray, smoking cessation): No history of chest x-ray, has never smoked Cardiac System (history of cardiac disease, MI, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, chest pain, angina): Within normal limits Health Promotion (last cardiac exam): No history of cardiac exam Peripheral Vascular System (coldness, numbness, tingling, swelling of legs/ankles, discoloration of hands/feet, varicose veins, intermittent claudication, thrombophlebitis or ulcers): Within normal limits Health Promotion (avoid crossing legs, avoid sitting/standing for long lengths of time, promote wearing of support hose):Stays physically active Hematologic System (bleeding tendency of skin or mucous membranes, excessive bruising, swelling of lymph nodes, blood transfusion and any reactions, exposure to toxic agents or radiation): Within normal limits Health Promotion (use of standard precautions when exposed to blood/body fluids): No exposure to blood/body fluids Gastrointestinal System (appetite, food intolerance, dysphagia, heartburn, indigestion, pain [with eating or other], pyrosis, nausea, vomiting, history of abdominal disease, gastric ulcers, flatulence, bowel movement frequency, change in stool [color, consistency], diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding): Occasional diarrhea. BM once to twice per day Health Promotion (nutrition – quality/quantity of diet; use of antacids/laxatives): Admits to poor diet consisting of processed and fast food. Home cooked meals consumed 3 times a week. Musculoskeletal System (history of arthritis, joint pain, stiffness, swelling, deformity, limitation of motion, pain, cramps or weakness): Within normal limits Health Promotion (mobility aids used, exercises, walking, effect of limited range of motion): Exercise achieved in PE at school and softball practice. Urinary System (recent change, frequency, urgency, nocturia, dysuria, polyuria, oliguria, hesitancy or straining, urine color, narrowed stream, incontinence; history of urinary disease; pain in flank, groin, suprapubic region or low back): Within normal limits Health Promotion (methods used to prevent urinary tract infections, use of feminine hygiene products, Kegel exercises):Wipes front to back to prevent UTI Male Genital System (penis or testicular pain, sores or lesions, penile discharge, lumps, hernia): N/A Health Promotion (performs testicular self-exam): Female Genital System (menstrual history, age of first menses, last menstrual cycle, frequency of cycles, premenstrual pain, vaginal itching, discharge, premenopausal symptoms, age at menopause, postmenopausal bleeding): No menses. Within normal limits Health Promotion (last gynecological checkup, pap-smear and results, use of feminine hygiene products): No gynecologic check-up history or feminine products used. Sexual Health (presently involved in relationship involving intercourse or other sexual activity, aspects of sex satisfactory, use of contraceptive, is relationship monogamous, history of STD): Not sexually active Health Promotion (safe-sex practices): Will be starting sexual education course in school in two weeks. Nursing Diagnoses: Based on this health history and health screening, identify three nursing diagnoses that would be applicable for this client as well as your rationale for your selection of each nursing diagnosis. Include: One â€Å"actual† nursing diagnosis with rationale for choice of this diagnosis. Imbalanced nutrition; less than body requirements R/T consumption of fast/processed foods daily AEB adolescent’s statements. Consumption of fast food in adolescents has increased rapidly since the 1970’s and it is estimated that 75% of American adolescent eat fast food 1 or more times per week (Ebbeling, et. al, 2004). Fast food has been linked to childhood obesity and T2DM. These processed meals contain little nutritional value, are not balanced, and provide empty calories. As with this adolescent, fast food is a inexpensive option for a quick meal. As a child of divorced parents, her mother works and is often in need of a quick and low cost meal for her and her children. One wellness nursing diagnosis with rationale for choice of this diagnosis. Readiness for enhanced nutrition R/T improving food choices AEB adolescent’s desire to change diet and recent diagnosis of grandfather’s T2DM. Family history of T2DM is a major contributing risk factor in the development of the disease (Valdez, 2009). Adolescents are at an age where they can make their own food choices but lack the ability to acquire funds to purchase food. While discussing her diet, the adolescent stated that there are healthier food options she could make, even if they come from a fast food establishment. One â€Å"risk for† nursing diagnosis based on the health screening with rationale for choice of this diagnosis. Risk for impaired skin integrity R/T lack of sun screen use and UV exposure AEB frequent sun burns. â€Å"Extended sun exposure in childhood and adolescents increases the probability of skin cancer in adulthood† (Saridi, et. al, 2013). While discussing sun exposure and the dangers of skin cancer, she stated â€Å"That’s an older person’s problem. † A lack of education of the dangers and the â€Å"It won’t happen to me† attitude are contributing factors in her noncompliance with sun protection.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Marketing Plan - pricing Essay Example | Topics and Well Written Essays - 500 words

Marketing Plan - pricing - Essay Example The article overall was a good read, and provided much insight into the paths and steps a company should take when trying to price their item, and how they should expect each different scenario to play out for them depending on their pricing actions. 2. The item I have chosen is the Nintendo Wii video game console. While it did not create a market in of itself, its blue ocean strategy has changed the video game market currently, if not forever. The first two years of its life it was most certainly in the Markey introduction stage, with Nintendo using all sorts of press and a hand on approach to try to get as many people as possible to try out and believe in their new product. Now however it seems to be in the growth stage, with sales numbers skyrocketing unlike anything a video game console has ever seen before. Product is still hard to find in many markets, and public awareness is huge with all the publicity and good press the system has been getting as of late. I believe Nintendo now needs to prepare for it to continue into its mature stage, and be ready to cut costs or make any other marketing plans for the future of its success video game system.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Research paper Essay Example | Topics and Well Written Essays - 1000 words - 1

Research paper - Essay Example Children can steal for a variety of reasons like poverty, lack of parental guidance, and bad family culture. For a child that steals, there are certain roles and responsibilities of the parents and teachers. With mutual effort, parents and teachers can guide the child’s behavior so that they do not steal. It is important to differentiate between children and adults when punishment is being decided for the crime of stealing. â€Å"Your child is probably not evil or destined for life in prison† (familyeducation, 2012). Children need to be dealt with much more carefully and strategically because they have a lot of room for improvement. Reasons why children steal Children can steal for different reasons that may include but are not limited to poverty, lack of guidance, and culture. Poverty Poverty is the biggest cause of stealing among children. Children steal something when they do not get it granted to them by legitimate means. The legitimate means for a child are parents or the caregivers. Parents generally do try their best to provide everything for their children but sometimes they cannot because of which children are tempted to steal. Lack of guidance Many children lack parental guidance. Every day, so many babies are born to unmarried mothers in their teenage. As single parent, the mother cannot spend enough time with the child because she has to take care of her studies and work. The child remains alone most of the day. Even the grandparents cannot look after the child the way a parent does. â€Å"School-age kids usually know they're not supposed to take something without paying, but they might do so anyway because they lack enough self-control† (KidsHealth, 2012). The child attempts to steal. When nobody forbids, it becomes child’s habit. Family culture Every family has its own culture. In certain families, stealing is not discouraged because the parents themselves are thieves and criminals. They inculcate the same values in the ir children. In such cases, children adopt the habit of stealing from the parents. Miscellaneous reasons According to the Hudson Valley Parent Magazine (2012), children steal either to address a need like lack of attention, affection, or love from parents or because they have gained approval for stealing directly or indirectly or the children want to attack the parents by causing them embarrassment with their behavior. Guiding children’s behavior Parents’ role It is fundamentally the parents’ duty to guide their children towards the right path. Parents that find that their child steals should first teach the child with patience and love not to steal. Parents should tell what the consequences of stealing are and why it is considered a sin in the religion and a crime in the law. Most probably, the child would not steal again. If the child does, next time the parents should beat and scold the child for this and again forbid him/her to steal. Most children would def initely stop stealing. Still if a child steals, parents should refer the case to a psychologist or police. Teachers’ role Teachers also assume very important roles in guiding the children towards the right path. Since children remain with them for a considerable portion of the day at school, teachers get to learn the psychology of each child and can thus know

Friday, January 24, 2020

50s Essay examples -- essays research papers

Rebellious characters lead to various actions   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The 1950’s in Great Britain was a post-war era of vastly different experiences. For many, it was a time of hope, victory and promise. For others it was a time of depression and healing. And for some it was a time of rebellion. Various literary characters of the decade represented each of these emotions. Three of these characters, including Nancy Hawkins of Muriel Spark’s A Far Cry from Kensington, Jim Dixon of Amis Kingsley’s Lucky Jim, and Jimmy Porter of John Osborne’s A Look Back in Anger, represent the rebellious side of civilization in the 1950’s.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Each of these drastically different characters takes a different approach to their personal rebellion. Jim Dixon can arguably be considered an anarchist in many of the traits he exhibits throughout the text. Whether it be drinking the night away as a means of rebellion or burning the bed sheets of an over-night host, Dixon lacks certain social abilities that lead to a normal existence. Jimmy Porter on the other hand takes an extremely passive-aggressive approach to his personal rebellion. Though he complains frequently he is hard pressed to affect any kind of social evolution. In other words, he dreams of a better existence but strives to achieve none of it. Nancy Hawkins is much more active in her rebellion as she   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  von Metzke 2 subconsciously works towards social change in terms of personal happiness in the 50’s. She is free with advice and always willing to help another in need. Because of these traits, Nancy Hawkins is perhaps the best spokeswoman for her generation of these three characters.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Jim Dixon, the protagonist of Lucky Jim, is quite arguably an anarchist in the ways he acts towards others. He is considered a Cinderella in a Cinderella story as it relates to the various things that happen to him throughout the course of the text and yet he continues his private rebellion against certain aspects of life that are socially expected such as common courtesy when he burns the table and bed sheets of the Welsh’s and hides them rat... ...hange her life for the better. When she decides she is out of shape and overweight, she makes strides by only eating half of everything. This results in her rapid loss of weight. Nancy also determines she needs a change in her personal religious beliefs. She abruptly stops saying her Hail Mary’s at noon as she sees it as nothing more than a silly superstition. Regardless of the obstacle, Nancy seems ready for the challenge in this story. This is the major quality that separates her character with that of Jim Dixon and Jimmy Porter. Nancy Hawkins above all else believes in herself and that is her true rebellion against society. Nothing can keep her down if she doesn’t let it.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  The greater picture being examined by these authors is how these characters relate to the era in which they are set. The 1950’s was an optimistic time filled with hope and promise for a better life than the previous decade. More so than Jim Dixon or Jimmy Porter, Nancy represents this optimism in the way she advises others, takes positive action to better her reality, and truly believes in her own potential. She greatly defines the era in question.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Regret by Kate Chopin Essay

In the short story â€Å"Regret† by Kate Chopin, a woman named Mamzelle Aurelie has to watch a neighbor’s four children for two weeks. Mamzelle is an old and lonely woman who never believed in love or marriage. She has never had a man, nor been married, and lives alone on her farm with some animals. She also has African Americans, or â€Å"negroes†, who work around her house for maintenance. Because of a dangerous illness that her mother acquired, the younger neighbor had to leave, and could no longer watch after her children. This is where Mamzelle comes in, who has never had children before. In the beginning, she has great problems managing the children. However, after a short period of time, she begins realizing that humans need more than just food and a place to sleep. This is when she really starts to develop a relationship with the children. Once the children return to their mother, Mamzelle cries very heavily in remorse. In the beginning, Mamzelle is described as â€Å"a good strong figure, ruddy cheeks† and â€Å"a determined eye†. She wears â€Å"a man’s hat† and â€Å"a blue army overcoat†. and even sometimes â€Å"top-boots†. From her brief description, it is clear that there is no femininity, nor does there appear to be any desire to become more feminine. Before meeting the children, there was no desire to become more feminine, until realizing what she had been missing out on. She is forced to play a feminine role, by cooking, sewing, and telling the children bedtime stories to fall asleep. She softens to the point in which she cries, and carries a regret in her heart from never having her own children. The main theme of the story, which is the title of the poem, is regret. The woman in the story has lived a lonely life, and she thought that she was happy with the life she had. It wasn’t until taking care of her neighbor’s children did she realize what she was missing out on by being alone. For the first time, while caring for those children, she began to realize all the joys and sadness that life brings. She has regret that she didn’t live life to its fullest, regret that she didn’t want that priceless joy in her life,  and regret that she was too old to try and acquire it.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Role Of Identity In Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man

Allowing the perception of others concerning your own identity to influence how you see yourself is a tribulation young adolescents face. In the novel, Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, Ellison highlighted the struggles the main character, the â€Å"Invisible Man (IM)†, faced when it came to the division between how he distinguished himself and how the people in his life distinguished him. This caused a lack of self-established identity within the Invisible Man and throughout the course of the novel, various factors caused the Invisible Man to rethink his own identity. Ellison made a point about how racism went hand and hand with the identity of the Invisible Man and that this was an aspect of the Invisible Man’s life that posed the largest†¦show more content†¦I want you to overcome ’em with yeses, undermine ’em with grins, agree ‘em to death and destruction, let ‘em swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open† (16), the Invisi ble Man did not use the knowledge his grandfather was passing down about how to survive systematic racism and play the system by outsmarting the white people around him. Instead, he allowed himself to be played. He got played because he did not comprehend the connection between his identity and the identity of the college. A prime example of this was when a trustee visited the school and the Invisible Man was asked to give him a tour of the best aspects the college had to offer. Taking the trustee to the outskirts of the college where the poor black sharecroppers lived in ransacked cabins, the Invisible Man did not know that it was wrong to bring a white trustee there. Jim Trueblood was a resident of these cabins and a figure who the college found distasteful because he impregnated his own daughter; the white trustee got told the backstory of this event while at the cabins. Unable to function due to his shock, the trustee got back into the car, scarred. 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