Apathy

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  • The Glass Castle Dialogue

    Jeannette: “How old do you think?” Robbie: “About seventeen”. The dialogue introduces the way in which Robbie treats Jeannette throughout the bar scene, as more of a helpless plaything than an individual with the ability to make her own decisions. This is exemplified here, from the very beginning of their conversation, when Robbie decides Jeannette’s age as whatever best suits his needs instead of waiting for a real answer. Rex’s continued disinterest throughout the scene only adds to the growing tension within the scene. Walls proficiently exercises her talent for creating memorable expressive dialogue from the very beginnings of Jeannette’s encounter with Robbie, adding an additional layer of depth to her struggle and Rex’s unwavering apathy by demonstrating the darkness of Robbie’s manipulative character. Shortly thereafter, Rex hollers across the room at Robbie: “[d]o something worthwhile with those damned hands of yours. Get over here and play me a hand of pool.” Despite Robbie’s increased promiscuity, Rex continues to be apathetic, which is very crushing to Jeanette. She has been raised on the idea that her father would always be there to protect her, and here has her first…

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  • Exemplification Essay: The Gift Of Free Will

    I’m extremely annoyed with the general apathy my generation expresses. None of our days are guaranteed; time is a gift. Each day we experience holds a weight and our daily decisions reflect how we regard this weight. Too many people are content with letting their days go to waste with the assumption that their future holds something greater than the present. However, if you don’t make use of the present, you should not expect much to change in the future. Yet, it seems like people are more…

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  • Apathy In Relationships

    According to Merriam-Webster, apathy is the feeling of not having much emotion or interest. People in general tend to have a lot of emotions ranging from joy, sadness, anger, and fear. These emotions are on a constant view to the world around them with facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. Although, love is one of the strongest emotions felt by any human on this planet, with its passion everyone craves to just have a glimpse of the euphoric feeling of being in love. Though, some…

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  • Apathy In Literature

    How Can Literature Change the World? Moral apathy refers to the lack of interest, feeling, concern and the total indifference towards doing what is right. Elie Wiesel’s “Night” is a deeply poignant and candid account of an autobiographical nature regarding his survival during the Holocaust. Rachael Carson’s “Silent Spring” exposed the hazardous effects of DDT, a commonly used pesticide on the natural world. Her work sparked a lot of debate and resulted in a modern environmental movement. Her…

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  • Political Apathy Analysis

    Having established the reasoning behind this continuing shift towards satirical, simplified, and often trivialised political coverage, and analysing its benefits and detriments, it is crucial to now examine the tangible impacts this has on the behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes of the voting public. In an analysis of the media’s contribution to political apathy, Washbourne (2010, p.11) identifies three key indicators: disproportionate coverage of “cynical or self-interested” topics, rather than…

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  • Essay On Apathy In Education

    In the current education system only 40% of high schoolers actually feel engaged in school(Institute of Play). This leads to cases of apathy within students as they progress throughout their day at school, and possibly into their jobs as seen in another statistic that only 30% of adults feel engaged in their workplace; however, organizations such as the Institute of Play and Quest to Learn are hard at work to solve the problem of the “crisis of disengagement”. Apathy in the education system…

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  • Apathy And Altruism In Superfreakonomics

    People are altruistic when helping is profitable. In chapter 3: “Unbelievable Stories About Apathy and Altruism” of their book SuperFreakonomics (2009), Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner state that people are not pure altruistic. (125) Furthermore, people are altruistic when there are beneficial incentives for them. On my high school’s Hallowmas back in China, some students have booths for selling things. One friend who wanted to sell lottery tickets asked me for help because he didn’t have…

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  • Apathy And Empathy In The Catcher In The Rye

    Apathy instead of Empathy Holden Caulfield is a distrustful, mentally ill sixteen year old boy, who has been kicked out of numerous different prep schools, and is extremely lonely. He is at Happy Farms because he has been showing signs of psychosis and other troubling conduct throughout his account, The Catcher in the Rye. Because of Holden’s current state, mental incapacitation and numerous problematic behaviors, he should remain institutionalized at Happy Farms. Holden has shown many…

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  • Bystander Effect: Lack Of Apathy And Effect

    Bystander Apathy and Effect First of all, the bystander effect is something that occurs when a person is seeing a scene or crime but is not taking part in it. Many psychologists think that the rate of this effect depends of how many people are present or are seeing the scene. In fact, the term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. So when an emergency situation occurs, observers will…

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  • The Politics Of Apathy And Activism: Documentary Analysis

    The documentary #reGeneration: The Politics of Apathy and Activism explores the causes behind one of the most prominent issues in societies across America today. The said problem detailed in the documentary is the essence of the cynical millennial generation, commonly called “Generation Me”. While at first I was not a fan of how the filmmakers were portraying my generation, I came to realize that this is actually a serious issue in modern society and that we do need to do something about it.…

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