The Character Traits of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird

Jean Louise Finch or simply Scout Finch is a six-year-old daughter of Mr. Atticus Finch, a lawyer living in the small American town. As we learn from reading the story, her nickname, Scout, has a lot to say about her personality. Despite Scout is only six, she is attentive and curious like… a scout, let’s say. She is also very intelligent for her age, making logical conclusions and connecting the events in her mind in a proper way. Curiosity, intelligence and the innate feeling of right and wrong are clearly inherited from her father, Mr. Atticus, but the incredible naivete and lack of expe ...

Understanding the Decision to Divorce: A Phenomenological and Narrative Approach

INTRODUCTION Perhaps the most dramatic shift in American demographics over the last half a century has been the rise in divorce rates. Anywhere between 40% and 60% of marriages that begin today will end in divorce and nearly 20% of marriages will fail within the first five years. Failure rates are even higher for those embarking on a marriage beyond the first. However one assesses the importance of marriage to wellbeing-and political differences will affect this valuation-there is no denying that when a marriage ends it takes a toll on all those involved, partners and (if applicable) child ...

US Immigration Policy Paper: A Brief to the US Secretary of Homeland Security

In 2011, an estimated 11.2 million people were residing illegally in the United States. Despite an increase in resources since 9/11 devoted to securing America's borders from terrorist threats, undocumented populations continue to thrive. Many undocumented workers are the parents of American citizens. The Obama Administration is considering using executive orders to revamp US immigration policy toward undocumented workers by offering a path to legal status to undocumented parents of American children who entered the country illegally, either five or ten years ago. The recommendation is that th ...

The Problem of Induction

As far as the problem of induction is concerned, its essence boils down to the support of inductive methods, which are inherent in scientific inference and imply, according to Hume, that “instances, of which we have had no experience resemble those, of which we have had experience”. It is difficult to justify these methods for two reasons. Firstly, the principle is relative and deduction cannot be applied to prove it (since deduction is applicable only to essential truths). Secondly, induction cannot justify the principle as well since it would require to assume what is to be argued, i.e. that ...

The Role and Significance of IT

This paper aims to discuss the role and significance of information technology (the Internet, media, etc.) as far as leveraging popular protest and demands is concerned. First of all, the term “information technology” (IT) will be identified, with regard to its application and advancement in the mass media at present. Next, the paper will explore an increasing role of the Internet and other varieties of mass media which deploy Information Technologies, using the Arab Spring uprising as an example. While discussing the Arab revolution, the debate will seek to reveal the essence of IT: has it be ...

The Social Networking Sites

David Disalvo wrote the article ‘Are Social Networking Sites Messing Your Head?’ In his article, he mainly focuses on the characteristics of the people who participate in social networking sites. The writer observes that in the recent past, use of social media, especially social networking sites and blogs, has increased dramatically. This means that people are interacting more and more without limitations of geophysical boundaries. There is no doubt that social networking sites are not only facilitating how people communicate but also making people busy. This debunks an earlier perspective by ...

Wright’s Designs

Wright’s designs have stood till today, about seventy five percent; four of which have been lost to the forces of nature and several intentionally destroyed during his life time. The waterfront house one of the best known of his works for W. L. Fuller in Pass Christian, Mississippi was destroyed by Hurricane Camille in August 1969. The design is a dazzling piece of art that is truly in harmony with nature, where the fall becomes part of the house. The feature that I find most outstanding of this particular design is the hanging Concrete balconies cantilever at right angles from the house’s ver ...

Women Studies

"The state" is an institution that can (and often does) systematically oppress folks. Of course, certain feminist practice has worked within the political/legal system to try to change law/policy to better the lives of women. What still needs to be done? Throughout the course of history, the Untied States has achieved major advancements in terms of empowering women and granting them freedom and equality. However, it becomes clear that there is still much to be done before being able to speak of a social establishment where absolute equality is ascertained. One of the most pressing issues that ...

Women Face Oppression in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country in Asia covering 647,500 km2 with a population of about 30,419,928 according to the July 2012 census. Afghanistan is a landlocked country that is boarded by Iran in the west, China in the far northeast, Pakistan in the east and south and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on the north. The country has a rugged terrain with various tribal, religious and ethnic groups. The CIA reports that the country has a rich culture and tradition. However, very little is said of the women who live in Afghanistan; their daily lives. In Afghanistan, women are usually an oppressed ...

Women

Throughout the history women all over the world have been destined to pursue a challenging path to a better, more equal and more independent way of life, knowing that they will be treated with honor and respect. Even though women around the world share a lot of universal problems, such as economic issues, unemployment, education, health care issues, sexual exploitation, gender inequality and violence, etc., many of the most terrible issues are felt by particular regions at an extreme level. Due to the slow developmental processes in the African continent, Africa is unfortunately considered to ...