Revelation of Obscurity
Unit One College Essay
My College Essays described my disability. It is Auditory Processing, which makes me have a hard time understanding what I'm hearing when in a small and cramped classroom with too much noise. I have described this disability to others but they do not want to hear it because it is not their problem and they change the subject. This annoys me deeply because it's basically something that I have to deal with everyday.
Unit Two 1984
Unit Three Satire
What my role is as a Global Citizen?
My role as a Global Citizen was reflected in the readings, college essay and in satire. The theme was the revelation of obscurity. A global citizen: "Able to recognize and value differences between people's culture and opinion", connects to the idea of people looking past themselves and being sensitive to people's differences and accepting them. In my college essay I explained that auditory processing is a challenge for me and people's response to the discussion of it is not often a good feeling. People's opinions tend to lead the discussion, so it leads to my feeling of "obscurity". In the story of 1984, global citizenship is not evident because differences in people are not acceptable. The government decides what differences are o.k. or not. The citizens in that community have the feeling of obscurity as well, or no "feeling" at all. Being "isolated" was evident in Winston but most of the characters felt "nothing". I know that the world is filled with satire in that control and people’s perspective as well as their opinions of the world around them happens, With satire, people try to make a serious situation funny, In the story "The Importance of Being Earnest", the character "Jack" demonstrated this theme in that he pretended to be someone else until he discovered that his real name was the one he had "adopted" for himself! The struggle for him throughout the story is the acceptance of who he really is. "Acceptance" is a theme that connects to global citizenship and in the end he does accept himself and moves from "obscurity" to reality.