Analyzing Abstract Concepts
Michael Stein and Luke Kirkpatrick
Denotation, Connotation, and Association (prejudice)
Connotation: The word prejudice has an underlying implication of segregation and "judging a book by its cover". It implies racism or extreme judgment to the point of hatred.
Association: This word has serious power and could potentially harm the feelings of others and create a bad impression on them. It is unfair to dislike something or someone purely based on color or look.
What does this concept look like in our society? (prejudice)
What does this concept look like in TKAM? (prejudice)
What does this concept mean to you? (prejudice)
Denotation, Connotation, Association (Courage)
Connotation: The word courage holds a heroic title and gives an idea of a stand up person doing what is right.
Association: I associate courage with a stranger running into a burning building to save a crying infant and returning it to the fear stricken mother.
What does this concept meant to you? (courage)
What does courage mean in TKAM? (courage)
In To Kill A Mockingbird, courage is doing something that is morally. For instance when Atticus decides to defend Tom Robinson, a black man. When most of his neighbors would turn and run or even go against Tom, Atticus decides that every man has rights. He defends Tom even though of his race and that the odds are against him.
What does it mean in our society? (courage)
Today in our society courage is to do something that others are afraid to do. In 2014 Ebola broke out in West Africa and many people were afraid, but Dr Brown, 2014 Person of the Year, stood up to fight this virus. Along with brown were many volunteer nurses and ambulance drivers such as Salome Karwah and Foday Gallah. These people stood up and fought the virus at the source while others ignored it or watched and did nothing.
This picture shows people trying to help an ebola patient. This represents courage because these people don’t have to be here helping this person, they could be home with their kids or friends. I chose this because this also occurred here in dallas Texas in presbyterian hospital. Both in this picture in Africa and here in Dallas Texas people volunteered to help these people with this “incurable” disease.
Denotation, Connotation, Association (obligation)
Denotation: An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
Connotation: I feel this word has a very serious connotation because as soon as you are obligated to something you can’t really back out of it. If you do, serious repercussions will occur.
Association: Lawyers, Jobs, School, Family
What does this concept mean to you? (obligation)
Obligation to me is a strong promise that will not be broken under any means necessary. If I am obligated to go to my brothers lacrosse game, I would go because people are expecting me. If I didn’t show up, I would be letting my brother down or even disappoint my parents.