My image represents the main background of Fahrenheit 451. There is a person who seems to want to read a brightly shining book in the photo. However, a big hand holds a lace of the eye patch of the person, and the other big hand drops a burning match to the book. First of all, the hands represent the government. They try to prevent the people to know the existence of books and to read. One of the hands are holding the lace, and another hand is throwing a match to book. The used match means firemen, who burn books and a house, so I did not draw the effects of the light that is described in the book. Lastly, the dependent person represents the people in that society, and the light from the book represents the power books have. In contrast, it is impossible seeing the effects because of the eyepatch. The novel, Fahrenheit 451 describes the social issue about the influence of not reading books with the interesting dystopian background, and it was enjoyable for me.
My article: https://www.ted.com/talks/gill_hicks_i_survived_a_terrorist_attack_here_s_what_i_learned/transcript
This article describes human nature in an extreme situation. I have believed that human the theory that human nature is fundamentally evil; humans are egoistic and cannot care of other people who have no relationships with others. The person in that ted video, Gill Hicks, she is one of the survivors of the London terrorist bombings on July 7, 2005, and she establishes about her experience. This talk sounds like a cliché, but I think that cliché she describes is what we truly need in life. It reminds me of one scene of my favorite novel, “My Sweet Orange Tree’’ by José Mauro de Vasconcelos after Zeze was beaten by his father for his and his father’s mistake, he gets help by Manuel Valladares who was a Portuguese person and was a mad person to Zeze. Since he helped Zeze, Manuel becomes a true father to him. Gill was rescued not because of her skin colour, not because of her sexual orientation, not because of her decision of the vote, and only because she was an alive human in the damaged. She realized and believes the potential for widespread positive change that can change other people, I also want to believe people can make a positive change for harmony.
Conversation with someone who is baseless and doesn’t agree with my will is just a waste of time, I’ve thought so. Zachary R. Wood describes people who had different opinions from himself by combining experiences; for instance, they consist of the conflict with his mother, some stupid books of racism, and racism in his school. I pretty like his insightful and deep opinions, made by his own experiences. Reading this transcript reminds me of the history of North and South Korea. They became divided countries since two politicians conflict with their own political ideas. At the first time, they had the same goal that was to make a better country than past days. In my opinion, something could be different if they did not just force their idea. People all have different ideas and opinions, and Zachary R. Wood suggests us to understand the opposite views with unfamiliar perspectives, for building or creating their own strong opinions, and I feel like this talk would be the best advice for some serious conversation of my life.