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Days Of My Parents Youth
534 wordsEvery generation of people is different in important ways. How is your generation different from your parents' generation? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer. As compared to us today, my parents never had TV, video, computers and jet planes. Their lives are not cluttered with so many consumer goods that we find today in supermarkets and shopping complexes. For that matter, they never had supermarkets nor complexes. They did their occasional shopping in simple shops, devoid ...
The Good Old Days
650 wordsWomen without voices or opinions, women with very few choices in their own lives, women who totally stood by the men in their lives those are the pictures we see today of women from generations long ago. Perhaps those were the good old days for the men of the world, but perhaps women today feel differently. In the short stories Eveline by James Joyce and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, images of two women, living under the control of their fathers, are clearly depicted through characters n...
Todays World The Kids
631 wordsOur Changing World. Our Changing World. Times are changing, this is an old cliche'. This phrase has never had this dramatic of an impact in our world as it does today. As I watch the children struggle through many of the same issues I had as a child I see that the mindset and the code of morality I grew up respecting, seem almost non existent today. In nineteen fifty five, my life began. I was brought up in, what was, a traditional family setting. My mother and father remained devoted to one ano...
How The Scarlet Letter Is Relevant Today
467 wordsHow The Scarlet Letter is Relevant to Today's Teenage Parents Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter is set in Boston, Massachusetts, a Puritan community in the 1600's. Hester Prynne comes to the community as a young woman married to an older man. She lives in Boston for two years while her husband, know to us as Roger Chilling worth, makes his voyage from England. During this time, Hester has an affair with Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and bears a child, Pearl. When convicted of adultery she refuses...
Shows Relevance To Today's Teenage Parents
728 wordsA Scarlet Solution " He that is without sin among you let him cast a stone at her" (St. John 8: 7). In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne this particular verse may have been conveniently left out of the Puritan's Bible. Yet stones they threw and in great abundance. In the 1600's, religion and moral standards had an extremely powerful influence on the way people lived. Single parents were not accepted and were severely punished by humiliation and even death. Today unwed mothers a...
Political Leaders And Authority Figures
306 wordsSex & Violence in the Media In today's day of age many parents, political leaders, and authority figures use the argument of Sex & Violence in entertainment as an excuse for their irresponsibility and delinquency in rising today's youth. In today's day of age many parents, political leaders, and authority figures use the argument of Sex & Violence in entertainment as an excuse for their irresponsibility and delinquency in rising today's youth. This idea of the entertainment industry infecting th...
Values And Attitudes Of Today's Generation
857 wordsOver the past 40 years the world had changed in countless ways that directly affect the values and attitudes of today's generation. The majority of these changes are negative, giving children the wrong perspective of positive attitudes and good wholesome values that is so important for the future. Since the majority of a persons values and attitudes are acquired early in life, children are the most influenced by the issues affecting the world today. Because of the high demand of today's society,...
Last Thirty Years
360 wordsSchools changed in many ways in the last thirty years. One of the major changes is discipline. Discipline is a much greater concern today than it was thirty years ago due to certain issues that did not present a problem back then. Thirty years ago, problems were usually minor, such as chewing gum, talking without permission and not doing homework. Today, problems in schools are a much greater and serious issue. The greatest concerns now are the increasing acts of violence and drugs. In addition ...
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