R+A: In Janice E. Fein’s article, “A New Perspective,” the thesis is how it is only through a change in perspective that certain aspects of life can be fully understood.
C: For example, Fein states that she “felt cheated” in life growing up because of her mother’s rheumatoid arthritis, but after birthing her first child and becoming a mother, she realized that “from [the] perspective [of a mother] that [she is] not the one who was [cheated].”
E: These quotes demonstrate how the author’s view on her life changes drastically as soon as she looks at it in a different light. At first, she believes that she is the one who is cheated of a proper childhood and life due to her mother’s inability to participate actively in her life like all the other mothers do in their children’s lives. However, this bitter resentment towards her quality of life as a child changes as she becomes a mother and comes to understand the suffering her mother goes through of being unable to be as present in her daughter’s life as a mother would like. As a result, the author now understands how the pain she endured as a young girl does not come close to the despair her mother possesses due to her illness. This is significant because one should not be rash in judging the world around in any certain manner until all perspectives are taken into account. What is seen superficially can be misleading, and it is important to look at a situation as whole before coming to a conclusion because, more often than not, a different perspective alone can completely alter one’s opinion. Therefore, one should take caution not to be hasty in one’s beliefs, and, instead, look at experiences through at least one other viewpoint before concluding anything.
S: The argument in the essay, “A New Perspective,” by Janice E. Fein is that certain experiences in life can only be comprehended when other perspectives are taken into consideration as well.
(RA)- The thesis in the essay, "A New Perspective" by Janice E. Feis is that when people grow up, they look back on life in turn gaining a new perspective on society.
(C)- For example, Feis states in her essay, " The scenes have never changed, only my perspective."
(E)- How society is run really never changes, just how a person may look at it does. When people are young children, life seems infinite and that they can do anything they chose. Everyone is equal and has equal opportunities, but as time goes on and life changes, they start to realize that is not how life functions. Many people in society are neglected and forgotten. People feel as though life cheated them. As people from reflect back on life with a new outlook, they see that life is not fair and gain a new perspective on society and how it functions. When the facts of how society is run, arises new perspectives are formed on what is happening to people and how society functions.
(S)- In the essay, "A New Perspective", Janice E. Feis sheds light on how when people reflect back on life, they reflect back with a fresh outlook, resulting in a new perspective.
R + A: In the essay, "A New Perspective" by Janice E. Fien, the argument is that having a different perspective can change the affect a situation has on a person.
C: For example, Fein states later on in the essay that, "I may never understand why some of us are cheated in life. I only know, from this perspective, that I am not the one who was."
E: In Fein's experience she had felt cheated as a child, but as she got older her perspective on life had changed. By having her own child she had started seeing the world the way her mother would have. She realized that she was not the only one who felt the unfairness. The effects of her situation not only affected Fein, but also her mother and the ability to be a mother. Throughout the world many people will feel that they are the only one's to be affected in many different situations. However with a new outlook on life, their situations can be changed.
S: Jaince E. Fein's essay shows how a certain outlook on life can affect how a person takes in a situation and how they look at it.
R+A: In Janice E. Fein's article, "A New Perspective", the thesis is as people gain different perspectives their concept of otherness diminishes.
C: For example, Fein reveals that she had been "cheated in life" as a result of her mother's rheumatoid arthritis, but after the birth of her first son and acquiring the new perspective of a mother, she realized that, "Only now can I see that the look in her [mother's] eyes matched the despair in [Fein's] heart."
E: This quote demonstrates that with a freshly gained maternal perspective, Fein was able to look back and fully understand the despair her mother must have endured when she was unable to provide physically and emotionally for her family. As a result of gaining a new perspective Fein was finally able to humanize her previously disabled and dehumanized mother. Fein at a younger age compared the actions of her peer's mother's to those of her own. She observed the actions of her mother as abnormal in comparison to the actions of other mothers which she perceived as normal. During her youth, Fein was incapable of completely comprehending her mother's inability to participate in her life, therefore perceiving her not as a parental figure but designating a different role entirely as something "other" than a parent. As Fein obtained the new perspective of a parent, she disregarded previous judgments of her mother because an experience that had once been extremely foreign to her during youth became an everyday reality. Fein's exposure to motherhood allowed Fein to view her once "inferior" mother as a parent who had struggled and pushed to provide a life for her children. Therefore, one should gain multiple perspectives in order to gain complete insight into a situation allowing oneself to relate to and apprehend the circumstance.
S: The argument in the essay, "A New Perspective", by Janice E. Fein is that by acquiring different perspectives the concept of otherness is extinguished, as one is now able to comprehend another individuals role or position.
R+A: The main argument in Janice E Fein's, "A New Perspective", is that people's lives are not solely based on their experiences as youths, because as life goes on, people start to have new perspectives.
C: Fein writes, "The scenes have never changed, only my perspective. It took the birth of my first child to truly see the whole picture."
E: The quote shows that Fein's perspective in life has changed after the birth of her first child. After living most of her childhood with a sick mother who was forced to stay in bed, she felt cheated, but when her first child was born, her perspective in life changed in a positive way. It is very similar to a plants growth. As a plant starts to grow, it is small and inconvenient, resulting in people believing that it is useless. As time goes on, the plant grows into a beautiful, luscious, living organism. When people see this plant when it is fully grown, they change their perspective on it. People think that this plant is now beautiful and amazing. People's perspective on the plant change in a positive manner as it grows older.
S- People should not believe that life is depressing or tedious, because as life goes on, people's perspectives will change for the good.
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In the essay “A New Perspective,” Janice E. Fein expresses to the reader how having endured unfavourable circumstances causes a person to value what they have, more than they otherwise would.
For example, Fein states that she is grateful she is able to care for her son and is “able to brush away a tear, mend a knee, or simply hold him in [her] arms.”
Her childhood experience with having a mother who was ill and not able to perform these simple acts of love has made her much more aware of how privileged she is to be capable of physically caring for her son. If her mother had not suffered from arthritis, she would have lived a life similar to her peers. She would then not have valued her ability to comfort and care for her son in the same way that she does now, because she would have never experienced a lack of physical care. This is significant because the average person in the Western world has not endured many hardships, leading them to overlook the value of what they have. It is often assumed that a welcoming home and parents who can care for their children are to be expected, causing people to not be grateful for these aspects of life. When a person lacks these necessities, they begin to notice their importance. As a result, they value them much more than the average person would.
In “A New Perspective,” Fein relates her own experience of how the unfavourable circumstances encountered in her childhood when her mother suffered from arthritis cause her to value her ability to care for her son. This holds true in the world at large, in that one is much more aware of an ability when one has experienced the lack of it.
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R&A- The thesis of “A New Perspective” by Janice E. Fein is that the life of an average person can be greatly affected by seemingly insignificant moments during childhood because these moments shape a person’s outlook on life.
C- In this essay, Fein states that “as childhood progressed, certain actions became innate. Handouts at school calling for volunteer room mothers and field trip chaperones were surreptitiously discarded along the nine block journey home. I’ll never forget those nine long blocks.”
E- This quote proves that such moments as the nine block walk home from school, and receiving forms at school calling for volunteer moms greatly affected the author. Fein remembers negative, shameful feelings about her childhood, due to these small and influential moments. Yet they later changed her making her more thankful to be an able bodied mother. Universally, society leans towards focusing on the negative. This alone intensifies the importance of having memorable insignificant moments as a young child. If these moments are negative, as shown by Fein, a person’s entire outlook on life could be affected, until they are shown the importance of being thankful for these moments.
S- Many factors enter into how a person views their life. The average person can be affected in a sizable way both positively or negatively by small, insignificant moments. In the end it does not depend on whether these moments are positive or negative, it is how a person uses the experience that changes them.
R&A- The thesis of the essay, “A New Perspective” written by Janice E. Fein states that, at certain times one is unable to satisfy the expectations of others due to the lack of choices in life.
C- For example, in the essay the author states, “ It would never be a lasagna. One evening as I wander into my mother's room, bologna sandwich in my hand, she shakes her head and says, Is that teh best you could find out there?”..........Only now I can see that the look in her eyes matched the despair in my heart.”
E- In saying this, Janice explains how what she expected of her mother never came true. The moments felt by her friends can never be a part of her life due to her mother's condition. Fein describes the hopelessness on the face of her mother which was the mirror image of her own feelings. This is significant because in life one is demanded to fulfill the expectation of others but it is not often that an individual can posses all the qualities or actions expected of him. This is due to the limited amount of choices and options which life provides for an individual. Thus, many times in a persons' lifetime, tasks and challenges occur which an individual cannot accomplish, due to the insufficiency of options.
S- In conclusion, the author is trying to convey the message that there are boundaries in life, for these stop people to accomplish actions and tasks and, one has no choice to resist.
R+A: The thesis of the Essay " A New Perspective", by Janice E. Fein, is that the person who feels cheated the most is the person who could not provide for their loved ones, not the loved ones who were provided with nothing.
C: For example, Fein states "Ive often tried to imagine what it would be like to see my son in pain and not be able to brush away a tear, mend a knee, or simply hold him in my arms. I've "hugged him warm" on snowy days and "tickled him happy" when life was cruel. I've knelt with him to say his prayers and thanked God for my ability to do so"
E: In this essay, Fein talks about that when she was young, she felt cheated because her mother could not care for her the way other parents could care for their children. Fein comes to realize that it was her mother who was really cheated because she could not care for her the way other parents could. As people age, they start to see the way that their parents, teachers, or even politicians saw. Different perspectives about different phenomenons like why you shouldn't overspend, or why students learned the material they do, or even why it was important to participate in the conflicts overseas. Finally, they can see why it was not them who was cheated, when they did not have the same stuff their friends had, but their parents who felt cheated because they wish they could have.
S: As people age, their perspective on life changes to see how their elders saw the world before them.
R+A: In "A New Perspective", by Janice E. Fein, the thesis is that events which take place in someone's childhood have the capability to completely alter their perspective on life because of how such events can positively or negatively impact them.
C: When discussing how her own childhood changed her, Fein writes, "It took the birth of my first child to truly see the whole picture...I may never understand why some of us are cheated in life. I only know, from this perspective, that I am not the one who was."
E: During Fein's childhood years, her mother suffered from rheumatoid arthritis which made her unable to care for her children. Fein was often forced to fend for herself in terms of food, transportation, and education. A child learns and absorbs information from their direct surroundings. At such a young age, the primary source that a child is exposed to is their parent or guardian. When that authority figure is, like Fein's mother, incapacitated or absent, it affects the child tremendously. Fein grew up feeling cheated, and lost years of meaningful growth because she could not have the relationship with her mother that she wanted. So, at face value, her mother's illness is a negative influence on her life. However, it is obvious that what Fein went through as a child, made her stronger later in life. When she had her own son, she immensely appreciated everything she could do with him that she was never able to experience with her own mother. The negativity she suffered in her childhood gave her a valuable new perspective on her own positive experiences with her son.
S: This is important because it proves that childhood events, whether positive or negative, have the power to change someone's perspective on life, whether it be in a beneficial or hindering way.
(R+A)The thesis of Janice E. Fein's essay "A New Perspective" is that as one grows old, perspectives change because it is possible to see events in a new way. (C)For example Fein says in her essay "A new Perspective" that "I've rolled the film a thousand times. The scenes have never changed, only my perspective.It took the birth of my first child to truly see the whole picture."(E) This quotes shows that although the memory does not change, her perspective on it does. This is because as she grew older she was able to look back on previous events with a better understanding. This is significant because in society today people are focused on the details and the event itself. So much that people do not stop to take a second and think about why the event happened the way that it did. Society has taught people to focus solely on themselves and how they feel, that it now takes more time and experience to learn how to look at the larger picture.(S) In short, as one grows old and is able to put themselves in someone else's shoes, they have a better chance at seeing an event in a new perspective because of this new knowledge and experienced that was gained.
R/A: In Janie E. Fein's essay "A New Perspective", one's viewpoint changes after firsthand experience.
C: For example, she states, " I've rolled the film a thousand times. The scenes have never changed, only my perspective. It took the birth of my first child to truly see the whole picture."
E: This quote is significant because it shows the change in perspective after her son was born. After a period of reflection, her opinion was completely changed from her childhood standpoint. After becoming a mother, Fein's perspective ultimately changes to one where she believed she was never cheated at all. She believed that her mother had been cheated out of raising her child.
S: Taking the time to reflect on one's life will change the past perspective of it completely.
R+A: In Michelle McColm’s essay “One Woman’s Story,” the thesis is that a person will always feel a lack in their life until they discover where they come from and their origin.
C: For example, Michelle McColm states, “Only this time, the pain had lessened, giving way to the peace of knowing where I come from, and who I am. I now feel both loves and whole.”
E: Michelle talks about her pain being lessened after finding out about her origins. Not only that, but she could finally find peace within herself knowing that now she can feel both loved and whole. This feeling was only obtained after meeting her biological parents. This is significant because Michelle felt like there was always a lack of self-knowledge which unable her from feeling herself. Michelle first sees the tree as significance to her lack of self-knowledge but that feeling soon diminished after meeting her biological parents and the tree did not represent anything for her after that. Which proves that upon discovering her origins, Michelle now feels as a whole person.
S: In the essay “One Woman’s Story,” Michelle McColm expresses her joy of knowing who she is after meeting her biological family. Her discovery made her feel comfortable and for the first time made her feel like she know whom she really was.
R&A- The thesis in the essay "A new Perspective" By Janice E. Fein, is there is no greater burden a mother's heart than not being able to effectively love and nurture their child.
C - For example, Fein states "I've often tried to imagine what it would be like to see my son in pain and not be able to brush away a tear, or mend a knee, or simply hold him in my arms."..."I only know from this perspective, that i an not the one who was cheated"
E - Fein explains that she could never imagine what it would be like to have no ability in raising her children. Fein's mother was absent for most of Fein's youth due to her crippling rheumatoid arthritis.This is significant because, a good mother will try her absolute best to be their for her son or daughter, as it is a maternal instinct. A mother has a very unique role in a child's life. Fein's mother was cheated in life because she never had a chance to be a real mother-figure to her daughter.
S - The essay "A New Perspective" written by Janice E. Fein shows a different perspective on growing up without a mother figure. There is nothing more heartbreaking and soul crushing than losing the competence to help her child in a troublesome situation.
R+A: The main argument of Janice Fein's essay "A New Perspective" is that the experiences and events, even the smallest memories in lives of people ultimately change the way people feel about new experiences in their lives.
C: Fein states in the essay that "I've rolled the film a thousand times. The scenes have never changed, only my perspective. It took the birth of my first child to fully see the picture."
E: As described in this quotation, Fein's memories are tainted with her mother being unable to take care of her, entertain her the way her friend's mother was. Fein states that it took the birth of her first child to see the true picture. This could be interpreted as her realizing that her disabled mother was in fact the one that was cheated, not Fein herself. Her experiences as a child were much different than of her friend's, who got the full appreciation of a healthy mother. This is why Fein has a bias when she says that she was cheated. People who undergo unfortunate events in their lifetime always are affected by it and are certain they were cheated or. In Fein's case, the birth of her child made her realize and comprehend that in fact it was her mother who felt the worst, literally, as she was not able to take care of Janice to the full extent. Fein understood that she was blessed by being able to do to her child what she did not have done to her. The perspective completely changed at that time. Sometimes, in society, it happens that people may think lowly of themselves, have doubts and worries, regrets or frustrations about the experiences and memories that have occurred during their lives, when in reality, many others, less fortunate people perhaps are the ones being cheated.
S: People need to be thankful and gracious for what they have, not frustrated about what they do not.
(R/A): In "A New Perspective" author, Janice E. Fein states that people are able to understand their past better when they have to experience similar events from a more immediate perspective.
(C): For example, Fein states, "It took the birth of my first child to see the whole picture."
(E): Fein explains that she never understood the emotional pain and happiness of being a mother, until she had a child of her own. During her childhood, Fein never understood why her mother could not have a warm meal ready for her, or why she stopped walking her to school. But eventually she looked at the bigger picture of her life, only to find that her mother was incapable of physical care and that this hurt her mother mother than it hurt her. Fein finally understood what this meant to her mother when she was able to carry her son or get down to his level without any effort. This drastically changed her view of her mother, and as a result, she appreciated her mother more, and understood her past better. This is important because, using this article, we are able develop a better understanding of the concept of angles. Fein only understood the challenge of being a mother when she had a child of her own, however, it was too late to right the wrong in her past. Therefore, as a reader, we can use this knowledge to appreciate what we have, and understand why people act the way they act without passing judgment.
(S): “A New Perspective” by Janice E. Fein focuses on viewing our past life with a different perspective. She states that when our past is analyzed from a different angle, we are able to understand it better.
In the essay, A New Perspective by Janice E Fein, she highlights the importance relationships have at shaping who one becomes later on in life. For example, Fein states, “I may never be able to understand why some of us are cheated in life. I only know, from this perspective that I am not the one who was.”
Fein exhibits the innocence that a child possess, whose experiences are limited to those they interact with. For this reason they cannot see that memories are the foundation of who one becomes. As no individual is raised in the exact same situation, role models such as parents influence what the child learns and will carry on through to adulthood. As one grows older, behaviours are affected by the morals and values developed. This allows for a diversity in society so every individual is able to form relationships with those who share similar values and to grow by listening to different ideals of others. Due to the relationships formed, one is able to reflect back upon one's past with a new perspective from the knowledge gained through one’s own experiences, as well as others.
Throughout the essay, Fein attempts to emphasize that relationships are key factor when developing in human beings.
R&A: The thesis of the essay, "A New Perspective" by Janice E. Fein is that a person's perspective is shaped by their experience.
C: Fein explemplifies this when she says that, "The scenes have never changed, only my perspective."
E: In the quote, she describes the significant events that impacted her life. When her mother was ill, she could not experience the same activities the other children could with their mothers. Fein explains that these events caused her pain. When her first child was born, she did not want him to go through the same emotion. She's giving him what she never had, and that was a mother that could be there for him. Although, it was not anyone's fault that she had become ill. She just wants to give the best for her son because she knows how it felt when she could not experience an average mother-daughter relationship. The experiences of her not being able to spend time with her mother justified her decisions in life. History is an example of where society has brought people to where they are today. History has prevented people from making the same mistakes and creating a better perspective. For example, in World War II when America dropped a nuclear bomb on Japan, it devastated Japan. The bomb made the world realize how humane the event was affecting innocent people so they could not make the same mistake again.
S: The events of history can shape and define their perspective which help them create their own decisions.
R/A: In Janice E.Fein's "A New Perspective", Fein explores how perspective can change the outlook on past experiences for the better, or worse.
C: For example, Fein draws experiences from her own life to help readers understand how "the scenes have never changed, only [the] perspective"(Fein 3).
E: In the quote, Fein explains how the events of her past never change, but what changes is her outlook on life. This is significant because within the essay, Jein explores how her life is unfair. However, when she mentions how the events do not change, but her perspective does, she proposes a new possibility. Now, with a new perspective, Fein can look upon her past, and take the positive out of the negative experiences. In a sense, the author reaches out to the reader and challenges the audience to try a new perspective, like she has.
S: Even if one may feel cheated, perhaps a new outlook on a situation is the goal everyone should be striving for.
RA: In the essay “A New Perspective” by Janice E. Fein, the author is teaching the reader that perspective influences the actions of an individual because of the upbringings they experience.
C: In the essay “A New Perspective” by Janice Fein, she mentions, “I’ve seen the look in his eyes when he hits his first home run. I’ve “hugged him warm” on snowy days and “tickled him happy” when life was cruel. I’ve knelt with him to say his prayers and thanked God for my ability to do so. I may never understand why some of us are cheated in life. I only know, from this perspective, that I am not the one who was”.
E: Janice Fein is showing her audience what kind of mother she is because of the mother role she lacked as a child. Janice is giving her son the love and attention she never experienced. She knows that she was not cheated like many others were because without a mother, she came to realize the significance of a parent’s role. This is significant because in society, people underestimate how a child’s life is affected by the people who raise them. In cases where children are neglected, they often feel unwanted because they lack a role that they desperately need in their life. This alters the way they view certain situations that remind or are influenced from being neglected.
S: Perspective influences the actions of an individual because of the upbringings they experience and the lessons they have learned from it.
R+A: In the article, “A New Perspective” by Janice E. Fein, the main argument is that it is important to empathy to others because everyone experiences difficulties in life.
C: For example, Janice states that, “I may never understand why some of us are cheated in i
life. I only know, from this perspective, that I am not the one who was.”
E: The quote establishes that to understand what others are going through takes time and maturity. It also takes a realization that others experience obstacles in life as well, and some can be harder than others. If people were to be more compassionate to one another, than happiness would be easier to obtain and people would not have to feel so cheated.
S: To change perspectives in order to gain insight on how a person feels, demonstrates strength in character because it shows they are capable of caring about someone other than themselves.
The human conscience helps people ethically justify their decisions. The id, ego, and superego are what play a role on how people differ from right and wrong. People view the situation in their mind and predict the possible outcome of what may happen when choosing the right of wrong decision. However, some decisions can be an act of impulse, in which people do not reflect on the situation and only think about their satisfaction in the time being.
In the play, Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, Marlowe presents the idea through the protagonist, Faustus, that his decisions are driven by his id.
This is evident when Faustus mocks the Pope, sells his soul to the devil, and his use of dark magic.
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