Recorded and preached by numerous books, poetry, films and television programs, Titanic has left us an unforgettable memory for several reasons.
Titanic captures the ancient theoretical pleasure that comes from watching something perfect come apart -- the tragedy about the protagonist of great achievements and overweening presumption, who eventually falls from grace. Besides, the ship takes two hours and forty minutes to sink, enough time for people to capture the literature of unfolding moments and behaviors; the nonchalant attitude of passenger and crew, the iconic moments of devotion and the romantic love story all enhance the feeling of artistic composition.
Titanic has a myth undertone, one greatly told by Walter Lord who has access to many survivors, and the details that have lodged in their memories bring forth persuasive oddness of truth. Titanic leaves no stone unturned in detailed magnificence of the ship design, privilege of the first class, and the mechanical details of the destruction. All captured the story without the drama, the “Unsinkable" a catastrophe that unfolded dreamily.
Titanic is also made to serve different purposes. It serves as a warning of divine punishment for overweening confidence in human’s technological achievement, a mark of the anxieties about modernity and culture, as well as a reminder of the suffering and self-sacrificing female and the tragic redemptive value of love.
Author: Dong Ying
Malala wrote the book to illustrate how she fought for equal education rights under Taliban’s obstacle in Pakistan. Initially, she enrolled a school funded by her father. There, she was a top student and started to think of equalizing education for girls at the risk of resisting tradition. As her campaigns became well-known, the Taliban targeted at her and tried to murder her. She was shot in brain but recovered smoothly. After encountering the misfortune, she established Malala fund, won Nobel Peace Prize, travelled to less developed places and gave a speech at the UN.
“I am Malala. My world has changed but I have not.”
Malala is known for her optimism:(a) Although she can’t remove scars on her face, she is still alive, better than ever.(b) She claims her identity again, showing more ambitious courage to stand up and fight for education right after all the setbacks.(c) It result in establishing the Malala Fund. It aims at helping each girl in the world to be educated.(d) She traveled to different places and give speeches, combating gender discrimination, poverty, wars and child marriage.
If people are literate, everyone can apply knowledge to all aspects of the society, thinking of improvements. It is fair to say that education is the only solution to change the world eternally.
Author: Ruan Wenjie
The Equality, Freedom and Philanthropism under Appeal for Harmonious Racial Position.
"The world is full of lonely people waiting to make the first move."
Impressed me profoundly when l was exposed to Green Book. The anguish coming from racial discrimination invisibly created the wall around our heart, which implied that blacks could take great efforts to reverse fate, but not the prejudice from whites. Moreover, Green Book took best advantage of the effect that dislocation of the cultural identity including the social position, manners and talents.
A case in point was that Tony was simple-minded as well as impulsive and he drove the car for black which ran counter to his identity. Whereas, Shelly became the king of the piano recital and he had to depend on white for smooth sailing in Southern America. As such, the friendship between them seemed to be much more precious. ‘There are all kinds of people in this world. It happens that we have become friends. This is not fate. It is just that we should be friends.’ symbolized equality, freedom and philanthropism under appeal for harmonious racial position.