Monday, 7 February 2011

Frankenstein Anticipation Guide

1. The key to all emotional healing can be found in nature. Disagree

2. Nature is filled with harsh cruelties Agree

3. A person’s priorities should place family before work- Disagree

4. Enjoying life is more important than pursuing fame, glory, and knowledge- Disagree

5. Those born with social and financial advantages have a responsibility for those who are not- Disagree

6. Ignorance is bliss- Disagree

7. The pursuit of knowledge is a volatile quest. Agree

8. Someone’s ego (over-inflated sense of self-worth or superiority) will cause a tragic fall. Agree

9. Children learn their behaviours by watching and mimicking adults. Agree

10. Most people are basically cruel. Agree

11. Society makes a person whatever he becomes. Disagree

12. The “disenfranchised man,” who finds himself unable to live within society for whatever reason, is someone for whom we should feel sympathy or reverence. Disagree

13. Rejection and mistreatment can manifest themselves in a person becoming rage-filled. Agree

14. If a person or an animal is treated with cruelty, he will respond to others in the same way. Agree

15. Those people we deem “monsters” in today’s society are merely misunderstood. Disagree

In depth answer:
13. Rejection and mistreatment can manifest themselves in a person becoming rage-filled.
I totally agree with this statement. One of the most important problems that schools face at all levels is bullying among pupils.
Bullying is basically making fun of, picking on or harassing somebody for what is perceived as either physical or mental differences or weaknesses from the rest of the school body.
If somebody goes to school every day and is made fun of then this will have a massive influence on their personality. When you have problems in a location where you spend a major amount of your time in, then it will definitely affect you and how you deal with other situations. For example you will be so upset from school than when you go home you might take out all of your anger on your parents, your brother or sister or even worse your pet which is completely defenceless and totally trusting.
Some of the effects of people being bullied are depression and anger. You will probably become really angry and touchy and react to every single thing, even innocent remarks that are not intended to hurt. You will be so frustrated that one day you will literally just lose it. One day all of the anger and frustration you are keeping inside you will just explode. This has happened several times in history. One such example is the Columbine shooting. On April 20th 1999 in Columbine High School, two senior students entered the school with guns and started shooting at other students. As a result of their rampage, 12 students and one teacher died while another 21 students were injured. The main reason why these two kids behaved in this way was because they had been bullied for a long period of time, one day they simply lost it and wanted revenge.

14. If a person or an animal is treated with cruelty, he will respond to others in the same way. Agree

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomised the history of the human race”- Bertrand Russell.
I definitely agree with this statement. When it comes to animals, such as dogs, this is not correct. Animals do not have an understanding of good or bad. If your dog does something wrong and you hit them, they won’t treat you in the same way. They don’t even know why they are in trouble let alone retaliate. All they know is that they are loyal and they love their boss and whatever their owner does is for a reason. When it comes to humans though it is the exact opposite. We humans need to understand that two wrongs don’t make a right. The fact is that for the most part, people who do things to others is because they have been treated badly as well. A good example for this, again, is bullying. School bullies usually have other motives for bullying. In most cases, a bully acts this way because he has other problems. For example if he is beaten at home he feels defenceless and he can’t do anything, so in his mind he picks on others in order to feel better about himself. They may have been bullied as well, so they need to make others feel the same way. Others are just mentally ill and just like seeing others hurt, Mark Twain said "Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one who inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it”.
In general, people who have been treated badly are most likely to do the same to others. One of my favourite quotes that really applies to this is by Carl Jung, a Swiss Psychologist. : "The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers"

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010

TKAM anticipation guide

If you are truly innocent then you have nothing to fear from a judicial system


I strongly disagree with this argument. The judicial system is far from perfect. It has many flaws and you never know what could happen. In many cases in history, innocent people were sentenced to death but years after were proven to have been innocent. In an ideal world, the rule of law should protect everyone and the principle that everyone is innocent until proven guilty should be enough guarantee that someone who is innocent would not be unfairly treated. But there have been many examples of miscarriage of justice in democracies, let alone in countries which are dictatorships. The judicial system is run by human beings, they make mistakes. They may even be tempted to try and pin a crime on someone in order to satisfy public opinion or even to get a promotion. One example of this was the Scots borough trial when the court chose to believe lies by two white women rather than the testimony of nine black men who were accused of rape. They were found guilty, even though they were innocent and there was evidence to prove their innocence. Other examples were the trials in Britain of innocent Irish people who were framed by police and jailed for life as IRA terrorists. Later it was found the mistakes had been made and they were released.

If the court system fails society, then society should take the law into its own hands.


As I have mentioned before, the court system has many flaws. In the same way as innocent people are put in jail, guilty people are set free. If a serial killer is found innocent due to lack of evidence, society must do what is necessary in order to protect itself. Many court decisions offend the sense of justice of ordinary people. Well trained lawyers do not care if their client is guilty or innocent, all they want to do is to make sure he or she is found innocent and they will use every trick in the book to achieve this. Police men and other responsible for bringing people to trial may be careless or make mistakes and as a result someone that everyone knows is guilty is released on a technicality, and because of the law that says that no-one can stand trial for the same crime twice, there is no way to bring him to justice. Although it is a film, 24 shows that society cannot fight terrorists unless it uses their methods. Agents have to break the laws so as to find out valuable information and prevent attacks. This means violating the judicial system but for the right reasons. Unfortunately the end justifies the means.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

1. Money equates happiness.


Even though having more money will probably make your life much easier, it does not necessarily mean that you will be happy. Our financial status, and having lots of money, should not influence our happiness. If you are poor, but loved by your friends and family who will always take care of you, you will be happy. Whereas, if your parents are rich but are never around and you are alone all the time, you probably will be unhappy. Happiness, equates love from the people around you. There are cases where money can help, rich people can afford better schools, better health care, food, trips and other opportunities. But just like money cannot buy love, on its own it cannot guarantee happiness.

2. In romance, good looks and personality will outweigh social class and background.

Unfortunately I will have to disagree.

In a perfect world you should love someone for who they are rather than what they are. This should be the basis of a healthy society and relationship. In our world though this is not possible because we are not mature enough. There are some things that are too big to be put aside. Even though good looks and personality are the most important elements in a romance, there are some things that us humans cannot get over, for example prejudice and grudges.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

"Work of Art" Gist Statement.

Characters: Sacha, Uhov, Doctor, Sachkin.
Setting: Moscow.
Conflicts: Gaudy, Embarrassed, Ironic, Candelabra.

It was a sunny day in Moscow, for a change, and the atmosphere in Sacha's house was filled with joy. Today was the biggest day of her life! At the age of 21 she'd be marrying her high school sweetheart, Uhov. The wedding was in a few hours and Sacha was getting ready. She tried 0n the gaudy dress her mother had given her. Suddenly the doorbell rang, and Sacha's mother went downstairs to see who it was. As she opened the door, she saw Uhov's brother panting and worried. "Uhov," he said and took a big breath, "he is very sick, i don't know what's wrong! You should go see him at the doctor." Sasha's mum was extremely worried and didn't know how she was going to break the news to her daughter. Meanwhile Sacha was worried a bit embarrassed to wear that dress in public. Her mother came upstairs and told her to sit down. " I need to tell you something, Uhov is sick and is at the doctor. I don't know much so you should go and see what is going on". Sasha could feel her heart breaking piece by piece as she got dressed and ran to the doctor's office. The office was really dark, lit by a candelabra. In total there were two rooms. The doctor's room and the waiting room. The waiting room was empty, as silent as a graveyard. Sacha stormed into the room and saw her husband lying on the piece of wood. She instantly knew that it was all over, since he could the only thing he could do is breathe and barely open his eyes. Sacha couldn't stop crying so she left the room and went to her mother who had just arrived. She thanked her mother for being supportive and caring by showing her gratitude. She went back into the room and the doctor left them alone. Sacha held Uhov's hand and his dying words were "Sachkin, I will always love you." Sacha fell into a depression and never got out of it, spending the rest of her life. It is tragic and ironic how the best day of your life, can turn out to be the worst one.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


(Just incase you don’t remember what has been going on please visit my site for a small recap) BREAKING NEWS!!! After a huge discussion between the producers of the Annoying Thing, a unanimous NO was announced, meaning that Crazy Frog’s career had come to an end. The producers showed no interest in negotiating with the outraged character. His last comments were: “This is a disgrace. Everyone will pay for this. People do not think I am capable of what I am about to do. You better have your heads up to see the missile coming, muahahahaha”. Of course nobody believed him. A few weeks later Crazy Frog was spotted by the army radar on his missile heading towards the east coast. Immediately President Obama fled to the UK. The police has announced that he is very dangerous, heavily armed and should be considered a terrorist. On the 21/06/09 crazy frog attacked the White House. The president’s home was annihilated. Thankfully there was nobody there. Below is the last picture of both the White House and crazy frog. It was taken in the last seconds before impact.  

Thursday, 7 May 2009