Honors 9th Grade Literature
March 2, 2011
Kindness Critical Analysis
-Naomi Shihab Nye
Before you know what kindness really is
You must lose things,
Feel the future dissolve in a moment
Like salt in a weakened broth...
virtues such as kindness, humility, and even perseverance, in society.
In American society, kindness remains an expected virtue for citizens to possess and common courtesy is especially important in the Southern region. One way to perceive kindness is as a preventative method. Kindness is a virtue that...
on a secret that he regrets not following all too well in his lifetime. Wherever your life may lead you, make an effort to “err in the direction of kindness.” Saunders explains that this practice is going to be perpetually challenging throughout the course of one’s entire life, but the payoff is worth...
influence on the people who come in contact with him. Mr. Chips, the main character, begins his career as a humble schoolteacher, but through his kindness, humor, and generosity he endears himself to nearly everyone. He would invite the new students at Brookfield to come to his parlor and take tea with...
The Essence of Life: Kindness
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain). Kindness is applicable to everyone, whether it means to be kind to someone, or receive kindness on a daily basis. It reaches out to people. What is kindness? Kindness is what ties the human...
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A C Grayling
Six Polemics on Religion
and an Essay on Kindness
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“where you go, I will go” (1:16-17).
The book of Ruth demonstrates God’s love for the Gentiles, the workings of divine providence, faithfulness, kindness, honor, safekeeping, and redemption. God’s love for the Gentiles is demonstrated when He selected Ruth (a pagan by birth) to be in the genealogical...
convinces Macbeth to act. Upon reading Macbeth's letter, she starts to change, becoming evil since she feels Macbeth is "too full of the milk of human kindness" . To combat this, she must "pour [her] spirits in [Macbeth's] ear" as one would pour poison. In her famous invocation to the darker powers she asks...
certain inhibition that we don't want others to know about.
If you were to initiate a "pay it forward" project, where would you begin? What acts of kindness, compassion, and love have you done that involved little things? How did they turn out? Does not knowing about the consequences of your good deeds...
to admire things that they want. For example, if you want to be beautiful you will respect beauty. If you respect women, you will treat them with kindness and love. What we want tells a lot about who we are. And, of course, in modern society money is coveted and admired by all.
The reason for respect...
OUR CHALLENGE FOR US TODAY
Today we come before you Lord, giving thanks for your kindness, love and mercy; you have been so good to us, in the name of your beloved son, Jesus Christ.
In the same way the people of Israel were challenged yesterday to be God’s people, we are as well. We...
think Mrs. Jones makes Roger wash his face and then eat dinner with her?
She feels sorry/compassion
7 How does Mrs. Jones treat Roger? with kindness
8 Why does Roger try to steal the purse? for blue suede shoes
9 How does Mrs. Jones react to Roger's answer? She says Roger could have just...
amiable character and one that Victor thinks very highly of. Clerval is thought to be “perfectly humane, so thoughtful in his generosity, so full of kindness and tenderness amidst his passion" In the novel almost being described as the opposite of Victor himself. Clerval is perceptive and quick to empathise...
just as they are,chaff and grain together;certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,keep what's worth keeping,and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest awaysift them,keep what's wortBut oh!the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject;with whom one's...
A heart without kindness is like empty shell. We channel the same kindness towards meaningful purpose. Once kindness has been set to motion, it moves around until it reaches us again. It cannot be diminished by anyone. Kindness is never lost as long as there are people who keep on reviving it.
the world that He gave his only begotten son so that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.” If this isn’t love and kindness, I don’t know what is! As a paralegal, you come into contact with many people, including clients. Often, you are the first one that they will speak...
combination of good and bad qualities. Some people who behave violently and without empathy can sometimes be rehabilitated and eventually display kindness and positivity. Rather than it being an internal quality, most negative behavior can be attributed to an abusive childhood or “social learning” from...
Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science
The Core Priniciples/Practices: Evolving From Carative to Caritas (Watson, 2008, p. 34)
Practice of loving-kindness and equanimity
Authentic presence: enabling deep belief of other (patient, colleague, family, etc.)
Cultivation of one’s own spiritual practice...
at sea and had never experienced the inconvenience of the vessel; he began to cry and to tremble to such a degree that he could not be pacified by kindness, so that at last the king became displeased, as the matter could not be remedied. In the boat there happened to be a philosopher, who said “With...
violence, reason behind bullying, and why bullying should be important to "us." This paper will cover the article's Hidden Causes of Violence, the Kindness Campaign, and Parental Neglect and Emotional Abandonment of Our Children.
Weinhold wants to examine the hidden elements of the culture of violence...
vending machine idea, is it that hard to do?
The thing that most high school kids are scared about is being left out and Day
North Carolina teen Kelsey Baker was looking forward to her very first prom, but she was left heartbroken when the upperclassman...
dishonesty and that is not a true hero, because love is a strong feeling we should cherish and never take advantage.
Compassion is showing love and kindness to individuals who are suffering or in misfortunes. For instance, a soldier running through a battlefield to save two small children is an act of...
the outer beauty of the girl, for he did not physically see the difference when she was switched with her step sister. It was her beauty being the kindness and tender nature are the qualities which differentiates herself from the harsh contrasting nature of her stepsisters. This same moral was later...
bustling Cratchit family prepare a miniature feast in its meager home. He discovers Bob Cratchit's crippled son, Tiny Tim, a courageous boy whose kindness and humility warms Scrooge's heart. The specter then zips Scrooge to his nephew's to witness the Christmas party. Scrooge finds the gathering delightful...
Even though he didn't think about what he was doing, the lady tries to teach him how to treat others the way he would like to be treated.
Showing kindness can help others when Mrs. Jones wants the boy to wash his dirty face, but she helps him instead. On page 19, the lady said then it will be washed...
Let’s look at mercy as a virtue. Some say that mercy is the foundation to civilized society. That without mercy, society will not know kindness, people will be fearful of making mistakes, and everyone makes mistakes. Mercy gives people a second chance a veritable ‘redo’ if you will. Without...
In the novel A Complicated Kindness, the narrator, Nomi, tells us that endings are difficult for her. Let us try to explain how Nomi’s relationship with whom she loves ended and suggest why ending the story is difficult for her.
Tash & Trudie:
Her sister, Tash, becomes an atheist and runs off with...
An act of random kindness
A random act of kindness is an allegedly selfless act carried out by a person or persons wishing to either give a hand or cheer up an individual or in some cases it extends to animals. There will commonly be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier...
my ‘Please and thank you, have a nice day’ approach are when I do these things.
The sad fact of the matter is that they are taken aback by my acts of kindness because so few people exhibit these traits anymore. I watch, horrified, every day as people of all ages and walks of life ignore the tenets of common...
Barbara L. Fredrickson, et al. "Happy People Become Happier Through Kindness: A Counting Kindnesses Intervention." Journal of Happiness Studies 7.3 (2006): 361-375. (EBSCOhost)
A study conducted between happy people and less happy people have shown drastic differences...
There is no doubt that there is tension between Christine and her father. However, although Papa’s words make him a detestable character, his acts of kindness and love also make him a likeable character. For example, Papa calls Christine “child” when she refuses to answer to “Petite Misere”. In doing so...
him. Most of all, they pray that their child will grow up to be successful and happy in this life and in the Hereafter.
Returning the Love and Kindness of Parents
Parents feel very happy if their son or daughter is kind, polite, helpful and obedient. If their child is rude, disobedient or lazy...
person from the first day he arrived at
the Starrett’s home and displayed this through his personality and appearance. Shane also
displayed kindness not long after his arrival at the Starrett’s farm and quickly became
friends with the Starrett family. Shane illustrated how he was hard working...
there is much kindness in the Jew.”# Antonio showed courage because, he helped his friend Bassanio even though he knew he would be putting his flesh at stake. However, Shylock, did not show courage, because unlike Antonio, he did not put his reputation out for public display. “ This kindness will I show...
there is a light from within.
- Elizabeth Kübler-Ross.
3. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
4. Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her...
to be built from sincerity and kindness, everything we do must be come out from the heart and with the best intentions. Let’s say that you apply the Golden Rule in all of your interactions with other people, and you help your neighbors, you treat your family with kindness, you help a stranger in need....
the community, the number of ways to pass along kindness is endless. Many underestimate the little things in life “ which actually end of being extremely valuable. I would like to share with you all this evening some examples of random acts of kindness, how they affect others as well as yourself, and...
Loving-kindness is defined as an openhearted nurturing to ourselves and others. The golden rule says, “Treat others just the way you want to be treated.” Kindness and compassion are all qualities that live in humans. By practicing kindness toward others we give a gift to ourselves and it has benefits...
four years of life is when manners and kindness are hardwired into a person. Children are sponges at this age and absorb and retain information that will mold them into the person they will be. If you don’t hug, show love, use manners and treat others with kindness, how do you expect your child to do so...
Random Acts of Kindness, My experience
* On my way to work on a dreary rainy day I stopped at a local gas...
I've worn them at least five years.
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Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.
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appreciating others for their unique qualities rather than pushing them away because of those same attributes, you will change the world.
Random acts of kindness, have you heard of them? What if someone walked up to you and handed you $100.00 or gave away a $100.00 gift card for food at Wal-Mart? What if we...
in Random Acts of Kindness. I teach classes on Angels and incorporate Random Acts of Kindness as part of the curriculum in becoming an angel on earth. I try to illustrate for my students that acts of kindness don't have to be inconvenient, costly or time consuming. Making kindness a part of your everyday...
man in this world wants this lady to become his wife, even me. Surely, her personalities can make people who do not like to talk will talk, and her kindness can make everybody respects her, even that is the guy who hates her the most. In my opinion, it is hard to find one like her in this century, whether...
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Perform an anonymous act of kindness. Examples include helping someone carry groceries, paying for a stranger’s coffee, donating time or money to a cause you believe in, and so forth...
B. Commencement Address
Essay by Tone M. H. Petersen
Most people know that it is important to show kindness towards other people and it might seem like a very trivial piece of advice to give people if you tell them to remember to be more kind. However sometimes in the grand scheme of things...
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help make earth happy like
The heaven above.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The grass is always greener on the other side
intimidating, but rather a friendly guide to eternity. The speaker feels no fear when Death picks her up in his carriage; she just sees it as an act of kindness, as she was too busy to find time for him.
It is emphasized in the first stanza that the carriage holds just the two of them. This leads the speaker...
being kind and
brave guide him into becoming king.
As a result of his kindness, Sunjata gets closer to defeating the beast. First, he gives the
two white kola nuts to the blind old man. The old man says, “...your kindness to me will bring you
good fortune. You will do what the most powerful...
from alcohol. He thinks Mr. Simonet would make a perfect companion for his mother. But, as Trevor learns, kindness and the best intentions are not always enough.
Doing an act of random kindness and paying it forward will surely make a positive and radical change to our world. Doing one person a favor...
they would be filled with joy and gratefulness. That first act of kindness was the start to the many acts of kindness she would perform. Amélie chose to do these things anonymously however, which suggests that these random acts of kindness were performed in order to generate a feeling of self happiness...
Bushido code of behavior accentuates that the life of a samurai must revolve around seven basic virtues: morally correct behavior and thinking, bravery, kindness, respect, being honest and being honorable. In addition, the Bushido philosophy presupposes that samurai should be experienced, wise and express great...
second article reaches out to community members to offer the simplest of kindness to military families whether it’s cooking a meal, picking up a child from school, giving a gift or being a mentor. It shows how one simple act of kindness can lift spirits, relieves stress and gives the individual a stronger...
prove himself to Mrs Jones as he is not bad and can be reliable.
Theme:< Lessons can sometimes be taught more effectively with kindness than with punishment
<Kindness and understanding can change a person’s behaviourespecially if the person is not used to being treated well
I remember what an impact this teacher had on my life. Always willing to to go that extra mile for us. Mrs hodge is my favorite teacher due to the kindness she shows toward her students.
Mrs. Hodge is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. She has always been kind to me whether I meet...
evening of work and gave her the grains and the food that she could not finishes eating at meal time. Ruth told her mother-in-law of the man that notice kindness in her to let her do this. Ruth mother-in-law told her that Boaz was close of kind. Ruth mother-in-law told her it will be good for her to go with...
Kindness is treated as our weakness.
Human nature being what it is, it is my guess that most of us at one time or another have made the honest mistake of equating kindness with weakness. In the kind person we may see someone who can be manipulated or swayed by excuses, someone who will fall for 'any...
5. Pride (vanity) and Humility (humbleness)
6. Lust (excessive sexual appetite) and Chastity (purity)
7. Envy (jealousy) and Kindness (admiration)
The Seven Deadly Sins first originated from Evagrius of Pontus (or Evagrius the Solitary), an Egyptian monk who derived a list of eight...
he hadn’t come out of his house in a long time so the kids didn’t have any reason to believe the rumors were not true. With many acts of anonymous kindness the children came to realize that Boo is very caring. In the midst of a cold night that Scout and her brother spent outside watching a neighborhood...
forth by human institution in accordance with divine approval and guidance. Some of these moral values are respect for self and others, integrity, kindness and honesty.
According to Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, professor of education at Harvard University that, “Lack of respect-it's been cited as a root...