Part of My Soul

In: English and Literature

Submitted By emrow7
Words 500
Pages 2
We follow Winnie Mandela and her detention under a terrorism act, which happened in 1969, we start hearing about when she is detained and how horrible the environment are. We get to know about how the social life is inside the prison, which also is terrifying; no one really interacts with one another. Hygiene is a matter the prisoners may deal with themselves; they do not get any great opportunities to wash, or personal hygiene, sometimes they get a bucket with water in, but it is barely clean, the guards are very rude, because the prisoners are treated like garbage. It is a very mental travel for her, she says that she talks to herself at night, the cell is almost claustrophobic and there is no bed, which may be the cause that she suffers from an sleeping disorder named acute insomnia. She tells us how they humiliate the prisoners by inspecting them, naked, they inspect all the areas of the body, also the intimate ones, if she did not have children she would have committed suicide she tells us. In the end we get to know about how the visiting system works, and how paranoid the warders are.
Gives us a method of the security police who used to crush any opposition to the apartheid system
Apartheid is where people were separated from each other because of the race. Big part of the black people were sent back to their own country.
1. It was under a terrorism act, which happened in 1969. She tells about how horrible the environment are. It means that the Security Branch have to read each and every letter in the house. If they find something wrong, they will get in the prison.
2. We know about the social life inside the prison, which is also terrifying f.eks. no one really interacts with one another. The prisoners have to deal with themselves and their hygiene. They don't get any good opportunities to wash and sometimes they get a bucket with water in, but it isn't…...

Similar Documents

Soul as 3-Part Partition

...In an attempt to illustrate that the soul, much like the city Socrates describes earlier in the book, is partitioned into three parts, Socrates presents his arguments in three logical steps. He firstly establishes the assumption that the same thing cannot undergo opposite things. Then, he demonstrates that the soul must contain at least two parts, namely the appetitive and the rationally calculating. Lastly, he demonstrates that the spirited part must be different from both of those, thereby proving the tri-constituent structure of the soul. First, Socrates tackles the question of whether we do everything with the whole of our soul or distinct parts by stating a fundamental premise upon which all subsequent arguments are built. This states that the same thing cannot undergo opposite forces or be in opposite states at the same time in the same respect. More concretely, Socrates gives an example of a person not being able to be standing still and moving with respect to the same frame of reference simultaneously. Recognizing the generality of this argument, he then hypothesizes the correctness of the premise by further listing a string of opposites, including dissent versus assent and wishing versus not-wishing. Building off of the aforementioned premise, Socrates advances his argument by elucidating the distinction between a natural object by itself and an object of a particular sort. For instance, he argues that thirst, in its independent form, causes people to crave......

Words: 786 - Pages: 4

Soul

...not my soul. People would think I was crazy if I told them about it… so it’s this white sheet of paper that I’ll bare myself onto. My soul is weak, it has been known to hide and sulk. My soul is wiry and ducks behind backyard fences to get away from bullies. My soul cries and understands the long-term benefits of self pity, and regret. My soul smiles and it nods agreeingly at injustices. My soul does not use my eyes to see, but rather to discern. My soul is logical, and employs reason and not passion. I do not know what a soul is, but this is not my soul. I know it with every fibre of who I am, because I felt it leave and I felt something new … and I felt full. I know because I’m not the same. It was at the third call back. I always get calls backs, but I never get the part. I’m one of those guys who look like they would fit into the costume, or whatever persona they happen to be casting for that day. I look like every guy because I am every guy, but something is missing inside of me. No one tells me what it is, because no one knows. No one knows what makes people who they are, and who theiy aren’t. No one sees inside you. No one looks, so I would imagine the very simple act of taking a soul would go unnoticed, for everyone but the object, and I’d be right. There were three people watching my every move this time; three desperate souls in which their gaze felt almost judgmental against the nervous emotion which was struck upon my face, two were resting on various parts of......

Words: 858 - Pages: 4

On the Soul

...The soul (psyche) is the structure of the body - its function and organization. This was the word Greeks gave to the animator, the living force in a living being. For Aristotle the psyche controlled reproduction, movement and perception. In contrast Aristotle regarded reason (nous) as the highest form of rationality. He believed that the ‘unmoved mover’ of the universe was a cosmic nous. Aristotle thought that the soul is the Form of the body. The soul is simply the sum total of the operations of a human being. Aristotle believed that there exists a hierarchy of living things – plants only have a vegetative soul, animals are above plants because they have appetites, humans are above animals because it has the power of reason. Aristotle tries to explain his understanding of the distinction between the body and the soul using the analogy of an axe. If an axe were a living thing then its body would be made of wood and metal. However, its soul would be the thing which made it an axe i.e. its capacity to chop. If it lost its ability to chop it would cease to be an axe – it would simply be wood and metal. Another illustration he uses is the eye. If the eye were an animal, sight would have to be its soul. When the eye no longer sees then it is an eye in name only. Likewise, a dead animal is only an animal in name only – it has the same body but it has lost its soul. What is important for Aristotle is the end purpose of something – an axe chops, an eye sees, an......

Words: 602 - Pages: 3

A Missing Part in My Life

...choosing an education and career paths takes place. Even though we want to have our dream job, studying provides a number of opportunities, as well as some knowledge and skills that might be useful and providing us a good job for the life we want to build in the future. I already chose my major so I will try to be more specific on how to choose it by describing each step so you can succeed in choosing it easily. As starting to think about choosing a major, the first step to take is consulting with someone that knows you and has a good career is a good thing to do. It can be anyone; parents, a friend or relatives. Someone that you trust and know his/her advices will be good for you, just go with it. Of course when it comes to the point you have to make a decision for the future, all of us think about which will be the best. Discussing all the thoughts and possible majors and listening to other advices can make you feel secure and having better ideas for your future major. For example, the person you are consulting can make you questions to help you think better such as: what are you interested in or passionate about? What kind of work do you want to do? What kind of life do you want to lead? In my opinion, parents are the ones who can give advices and of course those kinds of questions can make the mind think about a possible and guaranteed major to succeed. After that, the other step to take is exploration of majors. The best way to do this searching the net like......

Words: 832 - Pages: 4

Music for My Soul

...Music For My Soul Kaplan University 300-02 – Art and Humanities: Twentieth Century and Beyond Music For My Soul Being from a family of many musicians and singers, music is a huge part of my life. It’s much more than a melody in my ear. It’s the movement of my body, ease of my mind, and thoughts I can only express through sweet, therapeutic sounds. Music is that “feeling” I get when I hear it. Through my childhood to adulthood, it still lives in me. Various genres of music have played important roles in my life. Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Rap/Hip Hop, Neo Soul, and Gospel have all conveyed emotions within me. Journey with me as I take a look back over my life and reminisce on how important music has been for my soul. As a child, I remember sitting in my room with my radio blasted! I would sing and dance until I became completely exhausted. I was very familiar with Rap/Hip Hop, R&B, and Gospel music. These three genres of music captivated me in three different ways. The rhythm of Rap music made me dance until I would sweat. Can’t Touch This by M.C. Hammer was my all time favorite. M.C. Hammer started the song with “my, my, my, my music hits me so hard, makes me wanna say “Oh my Lord, thank you for blessing me with a mind to rhyme and two hyped feet” (Hammer, 1990, track 2). Those were the only words to the verse I knew for a long time. I must admit that words to Rap songs didn’t mean very much to me back then. I loved to dance so the beat was......

Words: 1419 - Pages: 6

Plato’s Argument for Three Parts of the Soul

...Introduction Plato argues that the soul comprises of three parts namely rational, appetitive, and the spirited. These parts also match up the three ranks of a just community. Personal justice involves maintaining the three parts in the proper balance, where reason rules while appetite obeys. According to Plato, the appetitive part of the soul is the one that is accountable for the desires in people. It is accountable for the effortless cravings required to stay alive like hunger, thirst, and for pointless cravings like desire to over feed. The desires for essential things should be limited by other sections of the soul, while illegitimate desires ought to be limited entirely by other elements of soul. The rational soul on the other hand is the thinking element in every human being, which decided what is factual and merely obvious, judges what is factual and what is untrue, and intelligently makes sensible decisions. Finally, the spirited soul produces the desires that love victory and honor. In the just soul, the spirit acts as an implementer of the rational soul, making sure that the rules of reason are adhered to. Emotions like indignation and anger are the impact of the disappointment of the spirit. Someone might respond to the claim that the soul comprises of three parts. Argument Plato argued that a community has three parts which are guardians, producers, and soldiers and each part performs a particular function. For a community to be just, every element has...

Words: 828 - Pages: 4

Soul

...PHL 210: Introduction to Philosophy Final Project: Is there such a thing as a Soul? 6/5/2014 The topic that I have chosen for my essay is, Is there such a thing as a “Soul”? Is the soul something different from the brain? Does the soul survive after our physical death? There has been much speculation on if humans truly do have a soul, if the soul is the same as our brain, what happens after we die?  Does our soul continue on to become something else in an afterlife? What do different religions believe happen in the afterlife? Do we stay the same just without our physical body, or is it really the end?  The definition of a soul as defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary is ("Soul," 2014): 1. The spiritual part of a person that is believed to give life to the body and in many religions is believed to live forever 2. A person's deeply felt moral and emotional nature 3. The ability of a person to feel kindness and sympathy for others, to appreciate beauty and art, etc. When thinking of the difference between the brain and the soul. The soul is one nonphysical dimension of a person. A human person is a spiritual entity that has an involvement with a particular physical body. The brain is an essential organ that is of more than usual interest and is one part of the embodied dimension of the human body (Willard, 2002). There are many variations as to what occurs when our life comes to an end. In each religion there is some form of afterlife, some of these......

Words: 1046 - Pages: 5

The Soul

...SOUL The question of the truth and knowledge of soul and its peculiarity in form is a highly debated issue in philosophy. Does the soul exist? How can one find their souls? Since the soul is not physical, can we connect with it? Numerous theories of nature and existence of the soul have come up as an attack on the belief in its existence after death. In his Republic, Plato argues that the soul consists of three basic energies which animate human beings: Reason, Emotion, and Appetite. Reason is given the greatest value, while Emotion and especially Appetite are regarded as the lower passions. The soul that is ordered is governed by Reason, and therefore keeps one’s emotions and one’s appetites under control. The lower passions must submit to the dictates of Reason. According to Plato, the soul is placed inside the body at birth, after it has travelled from the realm of the forms. When it arrives in the body, it forgets the forms which enable a person to be moral and live a meaningful life. Plato’s idea sounds convincing. However, a soul can be many different things depending on where you live, religion or beliefs you adhere to. For me it’s an interchangeable work of some sort of spirit. In fact, not because it sounds so attractive doesn’t mean it exists. That might be the very reason why it was invented in the first place. I for one would love to have a soul. I would love to be assured that some part of me lives eternally after I die or get reincarnated into something else...

Words: 885 - Pages: 4

Posses My Soul Through Self

...Possess My Soul through Self-Care and Mentorship. To start out one needs to understand what is being stated in “Posses My Soul through Self-Care. As stated in our reading it is to develop a resiliency or bounce in our lives. Bounce meaning we are prepared and capable to overcome difficulties in our own personal life. Simple put, our ministry will not be any stronger than our personal and family life. When we are healthy, both physically and spiritually, we are able then to minister to those the Lord has put in our lives. But, so often we fall into the trap of the world around us in thinking, “we can have it all, and have it all now. This only reinforces the aching “hole in the soul” that so many suffer in the midst of our material abundance, and intensifies the stress that we all live under in our 2/7 socio-cultural landscape.” (Clinton & Hawkins, 2009). We interact with people around us on a personal level, along with trying to perform the calling on our lives, helping others all the time. This causes us to forget about the most important person, our self. We must be prepared ourselves daily, spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally to be able to give out anything other than the leftovers. When we are at this point, we will be able to handle any counseling situation that is before us. Wayne Cardeiro says it is a tragic flaw of many leaders is that they cannot recognize their limits or acknowledge their need for others as the demands of work or......

Words: 614 - Pages: 3

A Glimpse of My Soul

...being random is my specialty. my train of thought is fast, the reason of my being random. i may seem as emotionless as that comb on your dresser when you see me, but, during my solitude, i often smile, as if i am a complete idiot. but sometimes, i cry, as i reminisce those moments, any event in my life that calls to my attention. i often do that, reminisce. sometimes even day-dream, and yes, even in public. for me, these recollections are means of reliving those moments in my past. i know. i should stop living in the past, but it is in the past that we learn how to love. im not the vocal type, especially to other people. that's why i prefer to blog my thoughts. it is where i can completely tell how i feel. my being silent is the reason why i dont have a large group of friends like the usual do, but, in my perspective, you don't need those numbers. who cares if one has like, 20++ friends if they aren't even true? that's what matters to me. truth. being true to oneself, being true to others, just plain truth. the truth may sometimes hurt, but 'you can't twist facts from theories.' (from Sherlock Holmes.) but in this case, we can't twist facts to fit that person's emotions. so, whatever i say in my blogs are just the plain truths of everyday life. sure, i may exaggerate. i do, a lot. but if someone does get hurt, i hope not, especially if i am being too much, say it, so i may know. cause i'm not a mind reader. anyway, judge me the way you want. just be fair.......

Words: 303 - Pages: 2

From the Depths of My Soul

...Stacy Chamlee Chamlee English 2130 Ms. Bell December 06, 2014 From the Depths of the Soul Leslie Silko writes with such passion because much of her work comes from the very depth of her soul .She has suffered great loss from a very early age. Many people would have succumbed and become bitter or worn down. Silko is one of those amazing authors and artist who are able to share the loss and redemption of finding themselves through unique writing styles and paintings. The influences of alcoholism on a personal level, the devastation of what has become of her native lands and to the Laguna people, and the death of love ones are all reflected in her writing. Alcoholism has always run rapid within the Indian nations. Silko’s maternal grandfather and her mother were alcoholics. In her nonfiction novel The Turquoise Ledge she writes about many family members who had problems with drinking even though alcohol was forbidden on the reservation. She says this of her mother: “My mother was a bright well-educated woman, and a great teacher, but she was also an alcoholic” (Silko Turquoise 38).She also remarks that “She didn’t drink on the job and she never missed work, but after work and on the weekends, my mother kept a coffee cup full of whiskey nearby” (Silko Turquoise 39). Teaching saved her mother because as long as she taught she was a functional alcoholic. Many of her cousins returning from the war did not fare so well. She expresses their voice and her own emotions......

Words: 1227 - Pages: 5

The Soul

...The Soul The concept of the soul is an integral point of concern in the writings of both Plato and Aristotle. Plato views the soul as beyond the body, something that must be released from the grip of mortality. Despite being the student of Plato, Aristotle has his own line of reasoning in regards to the soul, tying the existence of the soul to the existence of life. I will endeavor to show the differences between their thoughts on the soul and its purpose in their philosophical ideology, with the purpose of explaining how Aristotle’s beliefs on the matter of the soul are preferable. One of Plato’s clearest exposition on the soul occurs during the recounting of the death of Socrates, wherein Socrates tells of how “the wise man will want to be ever with him who is better than himself” and further that “the real philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die” (Plato). These statements on death will serve as an opening for the rest the Plato’s theories on the soul; the idea that for true knowledge to be grasped, the soul must be freed from the prison of the body. Plato argues that the soul, as an immortal expression of being, is capable of existing beyond the mortal world. He asserts that the body is a detriment to the pursuit of pure knowledge, that it “is a source of endless trouble to us…” (Plato), leading to the idea that purity can only be achieved once the soul is freed. One of the arguments Plato employs as his reasoning for the idea of the Soul......

Words: 1173 - Pages: 5

Soul Ethics

... The human soul has been described by many as the ambience, the true identifier of the human being, the inner dwelling place of our faith, the spiritual “heart” of man, the seat of human consciousness and freedom. I like to define the soul as the full personification of a human that includes his total being that drives his moral and emotional actions. Many have been described as being without a soul. The bible in Ezekiel 18:20 says that “the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”  This means that the soul is held accountable for every actions it takes and has the responsibility of being the check and balance of the human being. Keywords:  Consciousness, being, thoughts, feelings, emotions PERSONAL ETHICS STATEMENT: AN ETHICAL SELF (SOUL) According to Willard (2002), “it is God’s intention that our lives should be a seamless manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23, NASB) (para. 9). He also stated that “appropriate attention to the care of our souls through His empowerment will yield this rich spiritual fruit and deliver us from the sad list of the “deeds of the flesh” (para.10). I’ve always asked myself questions like ‘what is the strength of my character?’......

Words: 1783 - Pages: 8

Ethical Soul

...Statement: An Ethical Soul Elisa Gwilliam Concordia University Personal Ethics Statement: An Ethical Soul Life is a journey of experimental learning. Ethics are an important part of our journey, as they help us navigate the point at which our inner being intersects with the world. This paper will examine Palmer, Borgmann, and Willard definitions of the soul and their reflection on the caring of the core ethical self. Finally, it will examine where the soul is being disposed to unethical activities as well as ethical flourishing. Soul Ethics Body, mind and soul. Authors throughout time have pondered the development and relationship amongst the three. What is the soul? Willard (2004) defines the soul as “the hidden or ‘spiritual’ side of the person” (para. 2). Developing the spiritual side of a person, caring for their soul, comes down to one fundamental thing according to Willard, “keeping God before our minds.” To do this we can practice solitude and silence. These practices can be incorporated into our daily lives to care for our soul. During these times of deep reflection a person can rest, observe and disengage from the constant information that is out in the world. According to Willard during these periods of time “we rid ourselves of the ‘corrosion’ of the soul that accrues from constant interaction with others and the world around us.” Referencing Aristotle, Borgmann (2006) defines the soul as “the vital source of a human being” (p.133). The soul is cared......

Words: 848 - Pages: 4

The Dead and the Souls

...gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz/exhibitions/pastexhibitions/2011/damienhirst.asp The Dead and The Souls 20 July - 27 August 2011 Preview: Tuesday 19 July, 5 - 7 pm Infamous for his wealth, celebrity and his record-breaking, bank-breaking auction prices, Damien Hirst has become somewhat the poster boy for British Art of his era. Rarely shown in this country, Auckland audiences will be treated to an exhibition of his work at Gow Langsford Gallery this winter. Although it may be difficult not to mention money when talking about Hirst, the exhibition The Dead and The Souls brings together a selection of editioned works, as well as some impressive originals, which will appeal to those with pockets shallower than Charles Saatchi's. The two bodies of editioned work on show, The Dead (2009) and The Souls (2010) envelop several of Hirst's well known concerns; death and life, beauty and desire with a dynamism typical of Hirst's work. The consecutive series are each made up of a few compositions in various colour-ways and each print is in an edition of only fifteen. InThe Souls butterflies, as symbols for both the beauty of life and its impermanence, become metaphors for faith and death, while the skull imagery in The Dead make overt reference to mortality. Laid out like museum specimens and more or less anatomically correct Hirst has beautified his subjects through the use of block foil printing. "Of The Souls Hirst has said: I love butterflies because when they are dead they look......

Words: 1384 - Pages: 6