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SIYU.WU

Reacher Essay

English 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

5/17/2020

The Ethics In New York Day Women

New York Day Women is short story wrote by Edwidge Danticat´╝îa female American-Haitian novelist. In this short story author descried a daughter from a Haiti immigrant family who work as a while-collar in an advertisement companyÔÇÖs office´╝îaccidentally saw her mother´╝îa woman will never shop outside of Brooklyn´╝înow stroll in Manhattan. The curiosity force the daughter to follow her mother´╝îthen find out the hidden side of her mother. In the story the mother did many different choices compare to what she told to his daughter. The reason for change the choice is because mother have different ethics due to different relationship or condition. In other word´╝îdifferent relation or condition between different person will cause people apply to different ethics and lead to a different choice or even same ethics but in different answer. In order to support and explain the idea´╝îfirst I will explore the scene where the daughter will not give seat to others in the subway´╝îand the scene hit by a car in Haiti´╝îwhich involve the Utilitarian Ethics. Then I will talk about the Deontology Ethics follow by mother in the scene´╝îwhen she never attend to parent teacher meeting´╝îbecause she doesnÔÇÖt want to make her daughter feel shame. Finally it is the scene of daughter decide to give her seat out on a subway train´╝îbecause the old lady remind the daughter of his mother´╝îso she apply Virtue Ethics to make this choose.

In the story the family of the speaker (the daughter) is an immigrant family from Haiti. The mother is the first-generation immigrant and the daughter is the second generation. 2 different generation represent 2 different of life style in 2 country´╝îAmerican and Haiti. This cause mother and daughter have a different choice when they apply Utilitarian Ethics´╝îbenefit other and benefit self or only benefit self . As the story said´╝îthe mother mention´╝îif you hit by a car the driver will blame you for destroy his car. life of poor is worthless in Haiti´╝îinstead of taking care of others you have to take care yourself first´╝îthis lead the mother apply Utilitarian Ethics´╝îthen lead to the choice´╝îwait for the dispute settled before across the street in the scene of taxi driver yells to another. In the article form Grade Saver,ÔÇťKrik? Krak! Summary and Analysis of ÔÇťNew York Day WomenÔÇŁÔÇŁ said ÔÇťTo SuzetteÔÇÖs eyes, while her motherÔÇÖs body might have reached America, her heart and soul never made the trip.ÔÇŁ Even thought the mother move to America´╝îbut sense of value which she learn never change´╝îthe result of hit by a car in Haiti made mother to wait for the dispute settled´╝îlet the car go first then across the street to make sure her safety´╝îbenefit the driver and herself. Compare to the second-generation´╝îthe daughter´╝îwhat she learn is based on American culture´╝îone things in this capitalism society is to maximum the self-profit´╝îthis why the daughter will not give her seat out on subway follow by her Utilitarian Ethics. If the daughter have the same taxi driver dispute´╝îshe is like to across the street instead of waiting as her mother. The different create by the culture this condition. As author Kristine Abrahamsson wrote in his article ÔÇťMothers and Daughters between Two Cultures in Short Fiction by Edwidge DanticatÔÇŁ´╝î ÔÇťThe gap between the mothers and daughters were widened by the differences between Haitian and American culture and by the complexity of the political relationship between the countries.ÔÇŁ ┬áThe gaps create by culture lead to the a different answer for the daughter and mother.

The mother never attend to her daughterÔÇÖs Parent-Teacher Association meetings is the result of following the Deontology Ethics as a mother. As a parent to know about her child is a duty base on Deontology Ethics to show you care and love the child´╝îbut the mother did not ┬ágo to Parent-Teacher Association meetings in the short story also is a form of love following Deontology Ethics. ┬áAs the story set´╝îthey represent different culture´╝îwhen a foreign mother join the meeting only will cause the people around her daughter feel her daughter is live in a uneducated environment and create a ┬ástereotype to her daughter. The mother refuse to go is a action of love´╝î to protect her daughter. ┬áIn the article form Grade Saver,ÔÇťKrik? Krak! Summary and Analysis of ÔÇťNew York Day WomenÔÇŁÔÇŁ┬á wroteÔÇťSuzetteÔÇÖs mother refusing to attend Parent-Teacher Association meetings because she doesnÔÇÖt want to embarrass Suzette with her ÔÇťforeignnessÔÇŁ is another example of this love.ÔÇŁ Sometime child feel embarrass due to they are parent different with other children´╝îdiscard also is a way to protect your love. On the other hand for mother refuse to go´╝îit is ┬ánot because the culture different apply to ethic´╝îbut ┬áthe trust between daughter and mother. ┬á┬áAs the peer view article from Eduzaurus ÔÇťReview Of New York Day Women By Edwidge DanticatÔÇŁ state:ÔÇťIt is possible that since she knew her daughter so well that nothing the Teachers can say changes her opinion of her. Suzette underestimates her mother as a person who was a shut into a person who was experience with the city.ÔÇŁ Maybe the mother just know the daughter too well´╝îso she decided not to go to the meeting. No matter in which way the mother love her daughter´╝îbut in 2 different way´╝îa way of discard for protect and the way show she know her daughter well as a love of care. Both explain point to the love´╝îwhich mean the mother is fulfill her duty to her child as a example to follow the Deontology Ethics.

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Sean Scanlan

Reacher Essay

English 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

5/17/2020

The Ethics In New York Day Women

New York Day Women is short story wrote by Edwidge Danticat´╝îa female American-Haitian novelist. In this short story author descried a daughter from a Haiti immigrant family who work as a while-collar in an advertisement companyÔÇÖs office´╝îaccidently saw her mother´╝îa woman will never shop outside of Brooklyn´╝înow stroll in Manhattan. The curiosity force the daughter to follow her mother´╝îthen find out the hidden side of her mother. In the story the mother did many different choices compare to what she told to his daughter. The reason for change the choice is because mother apply different ethics due to different relationship. In other work´╝îdifferent relation or condition between different person will cause people apply to different ethics and lead to a different choice. In order to support and explain the idea´╝îfirst I will explore the scene where the daughter comparing her mother will not give seat to others in the subway to hit by a car in Haiti´╝îwhich involve the Utilitarian Ethics and Global Ethics. Then I will talk about the Deontology Ethics follow by mother in the scene´╝îwhen she never attend to parent teacher meeting´╝îbecause she doesnÔÇÖt want to make her daughter feel shame. Finally it is the scene of daughter decide to give her seat out on a subway train´╝îbecause the old lady remind the daughter of his mother´╝îso she apply Virtue Ethics to make this choose.

Social Media ´╝łOptional post´╝ë

SIYU.WU

5/15/2020

Now is 2020´╝îcompare a decade´╝îhuman have huge improvement in a area┬á about getting information. No need to buy a news paper or go to library looking for information´╝îjust go online and

search what you want . Later we also can watch news on social media while we making friends┬á with the person who have the same idea´╝îsame hobby. It is land of free you can post anything you like´╝îshare your thought´╝î then you can find out other person who like you then become a group extending you┬ácircle of friends. When we are happy about social media bringing people together´╝îbut the on the other hand it is isolating us by what we want to hear and see.

People love to hear what to hear´╝îsee what they want to see. Our brain is a information filter´╝îrepel any information you are not interested. On the social media you can share your option´╝îbut┬á unlikely to convenience other who have the opposite idea´╝îbecause┬á they dislike your idea and social medial for looking for people who share the same idea. No matter how´╝îthey can find the people share the same idea and get into a little group and support´╝îrepel the opposite idea.┬á At the end each group will be a comfort zone for people who like it and never move out´╝îform an isolation between idea.

Research Prospectus

SIYU WU

Research Prospectus

English 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

4 / 27, 2020

 

My favorite reading in the five is the ÔÇťNew York Day WomenÔÇŁ wrote by Edwidge Danticat´╝îthe reason is simple´╝îit remind me´╝îI might not know everything about the person who I love and the person around me´╝îalways to being stereotype to them just by their looking´╝îway to speak´╝îaction, never truly to understand them. I must change myself to accept and understand others. The story ÔÇťNew York Day WomenÔÇŁ set a stage in Manhattan of New York City´╝îour narrator accidently saw her mother is strolling in Manhattan during her lunch time. A person who never shop outside of Brooklyn now walking in Manhattan. The curiosity force narrator to follow her mother´╝îand find out the unknow side of her mother. In this short story there were only 2 main characters. Narrator´╝îa daughter forma Haiti immigrant family´╝îa white-collar work at an advertisement company. The mother of narrator´╝îa Haiti immigrant. The story is short´╝îbut charters make many decision and choice in different situation. For example, our narrator decide to follow her mother because her curiosity´╝îand give the sea to a pregnant lady after she change her mind because she think about her mother. The narrator mother decides to eat frankfurters which she know is not good for her high blood pressure and not to attend her daughterÔÇśs parent teacher Association meetings´╝îbecause she trust her daughter and donÔÇÖt want to make her daughter feel shame because of her.

Most of choice or decision make by characters are following ethic. The narrator follows Deontology Ethics´╝îDeontology Ethics. The mother of narrator follows Feminist Ethics and Deontology Ethics.

SIYU WU

Journal 6

English 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

4/27/2020

 

The reading ÔÇťNew York Day WomenÔÇŁ wrote by Edwidge Danticat is my favorite short story out of the 5. The reason I love it´╝îit is because this remain me as an immigrant family´╝îI never think about my the feeling and thought in this foreign soil about my family member´╝îwhat are they doing when I did not see them´╝îthe only person I care is myself.

This short story happens in a Haiti immigrant family. Our narrator´╝îthe daughter of a Haiti mother´╝îaccidentally saw her mother´╝îa person who never will shop outside of Brooklyn´╝înow is strolling Manhattan´╝îduring her lunch time. The curiosity force narrator to follow her mother´╝îand find out the unknown side of her mother.

The story is setting a stage in Manhattan´╝îalso mention narratorÔÇÖs mother is a person who never shop outside of Brooklyn´╝îas the stage in the story´╝îManhattan it not just a random place´╝î it is a symbol which symbolize the hidden side of for mother and the Brooklyn is symbolize old impression. The story happen in Manhattan mean the old impression have to change´╝îdue to the narrator did not know everything to her mother.

There were 2 charters in this story the mother and daughter´╝îan young generation and old generation´╝îthe story is based on the view point of narrator´╝îwe can see this is represent the point of view of the new generation to old generation´╝îbut the story overthrow the old impression´╝îled to the theme of this storyÔÇöÔÇöthe unknown side of things. Brooklyn and Manhattan´╝î2 borough in the same city´╝îbut have a huge difference. If we compare ´╝îManhattan to Brooklyn, Brooklyn just like a Slumdog´╝îthe wealth in Manhattan´╝îthe poor in Brooklyn´╝îbut they are in the same New York city. Every things can have 2 side you have to know both sides to generate a none-bias┬á view to a thing or person, otherwise we will case a stereotype or misunderstanding.

Learning Outlet

SIYU WU

4/30, 2020

 

The distance learning and home quarantine´╝îhad changed my daily schedule dramatically. Since I donÔÇÖt need to spend 2 hours travel back and forth´╝îbetween college and home, just turn on my computer to attend to class, instead of taking subway or bus. The extract time in my schedule gave me an opportunity to reorganize my inventory. In the pass of few years I purchase many ÔÇťlittle toysÔÇŁ just because my impulse purchase. In my inventory there is a drone which I purchased 3 years ago´╝îand flied not event an hours in this 3 years. The purpose of buying a drone it to make some interesting video and picture. Now is time to learning to make my own flying video.

Drone is great to have fun´╝î when you just want something to fly around´╝îbut when you want to use it to take a nice video and picture, because there are a lot of think to learn. First of all´╝îalways is the law issue. In the United State drone can not fly where every you want´╝îyou can not fly 5 mile within the airport. Sounds easy right´╝čBut it is not easy for a New Yorker´╝îNew York is the center of the international air line´╝îthere are 3 huge airport, JFK, LGA, EWR, and many small airport. In other word only part of Brooklyn and Long Island allow drone fly´╝îbut just a fly under restriction. Except the area within the airport´╝îthere are many restriction area not allow drone fly around´╝îeven in some park.

Second is the drone itself´╝îthe function build in need time to learn how to correctly use it´╝îsuch as Surrounding´╝îObject of face tracking´╝îetc. Most of the reason to learn your drone is for safety. For example, in my drone in my drone only have one object detect radar in the front which mean it only can avoid the object in forward 90 degree´╝îwhen I using the Surrounding feature need to know the barrier in your surrounding area and the range in case the drone crash or lost signal cause accident.

During the quarantine´╝îdrone will be a good option to visit the world outside of your home without going out of the door.

Problem During the COVID-19 Crisis

Siyu,Wu

4/24

Problem

In the first few weeks of ┬áhome quarantine´╝îI never think about problem I will face, because I thought there were no problem need for worry. I have over 400 medical masks´╝îfood supply enough for 2 months´╝îand enough emergency budget´╝îno finance issue´╝îeverything looks perfect. The truth is nothing is perfect´╝îone of the factors which I did not put into my perfect home quarantine plan is myself. In the past few weeks distance learning´╝îno need to take MTA subway to school´╝îno any outdoor high-intensity activity. The only outdoor activity that I had is driving´╝îinstead of walking outside this is the safest ┬áoutdoor activity during the COVID-19 crisis. Lack of enough ┬áactivity cause my body weight dramatically increase´╝îa jump from 220lb to 230. This extra 10 pounds become a burden for my daily life´╝îlitter bit earlier´╝î my family doctor told me that my blood pressure is high.

First I realized after I eat my lunch or dinner, I feel the size of my T shit is changed´╝îsmaller ┬áthan it used to be´╝îand I feel my belly is hanging evening when I am seating . Later in a video chat with my father´╝îMy father said:ÔÇť Looks like you are getting a lot of weight´╝îI can see the fat appear in your face and jaw. You have to do something.ÔÇŁ Then I measured my body weight ┬á´╝îfinally realized ┬ámy body weigh is my largest cerise ┬áduring COVID-19 quarantine.

The best I can do it to increase my indoor exercise such as push up´╝îjumping jacks, playing basketball with my neighborÔÇśs kids in the backyard ┬áand the same time reduce the amount of energy that I am getting from food, hopefully my weigh will under control soon.

Essay-2-Poetry Explication Final Draft

SIYU WU

Essay-2-Poetry Explication

English 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

4/ 19, 2020

 

Explication of ÔÇťMeditation on a Brooklyn BenchÔÇŁ

 

I am a worry type person, a person who worries about everything, pass´╝înow´╝îand future. I think at any moment that my mind is empty´╝îthink about what ┬áI did´╝î and what I going to do´╝îthis maybe is a kind of meditation. In the poem ÔÇťMeditation on a Brooklyn Bench,ÔÇŁ wrote by Abraham Benjamin, a lonely man looking for a quiet place and start thinking. This poem show audiences a scene of a speaker promenade on a waterfront in Brooklyn at nightfall and sat on bench´╝îlooking at the river´╝îboats come and gone´╝îspeaker start reminiscent his years in New York´╝îthen the tide is coming.┬á ÔÇťRiverÔÇŁ ┬áappear many times in the poem´╝îit is not just a river´╝îit mean an idea´╝îa symbol . In the poem ÔÇťCovered over by the water of the East RiverÔÇŁ and ÔÇťthe tide coming in now´╝îfull force´╝îdanger´╝îlooking for me´╝îÔÇŁthese 2 lines are the best line to explain the idea of river. Symbolism´╝îpersonification´╝îand connotation are the tools used by the author to deliver his idea.

In the first line ÔÇťCover over by the waters of East River.ÔÇŁ ┬áThe things covered by water of East river is the memory of speaker about his wife´╝îson´╝îand years works in New York. The denote of the word ÔÇťwaterÔÇŁis a physical matter and memory only exit in our brain, in other word´╝îwater can not really cover memory of a man. Water is an idea it┬á symbolize everyone who live in New York City´╝îthe society of New York City. The thousand of people created a society´╝îjust like a thousand drops of water combine together become a stream´╝îthen streams become a river. The speaker is one of the ÔÇťwaters dropÔÇŁ in this river called New York City. In this huge river´╝îeveryone is a ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ´╝îthey have their own story´╝îfamily´╝îlife, ┬ábut no one really know all the story of all the ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ. Only the ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ in the surface will be ┬ásee´╝îsuch as a person with power´╝îrich or in the upper class of the society. The story of ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ under water surface will not be heard and told´╝îthey are just nobody. Like other ÔÇťwater dropsÔÇŁ, story and memory of the speak only know by himself and bury deep in the class society, ┬áthe reason for the speakerÔÇÖs memory cover by water showed, he is a middle age man from low class in the New York City society, ┬áwork for a decade ┬ábut still in the same class of society.

Then the next line ÔÇťtide coming in now´╝îfull force´╝îdanger´╝îlooking for me,ÔÇŁ ÔÇťtideÔÇŁ and ┬áÔÇťlookingÔÇŁ is the keyword to unfold meaning of the sentence. ÔÇťTideÔÇŁ is a natural phenomena that happen in sea or river´╝îthe sea level change due to the gravity of ┬áEarth. In the poem ÔÇťwaterÔÇŁ is a symbol of ┬áNew York City Society´╝îthe change or phenomenon happen in ┬áÔÇťwaterÔÇŁ foreshadow something change in the society environment. In other word ÔÇťtideÔÇŁ connote the change happen in the surrounding of speaker´╝îit can be the change or physical environment or society environment. Only creature can look for something, it is one of human action, author used ┬ápersonification ´╝î give ÔÇťtideÔÇŁa human property by the action ÔÇťlookingÔÇŁ. When youÔÇÖre a looking for something´╝îyouÔÇÖre target something, and the speaker will be the target of this ÔÇťtideÔÇŁ. The word ÔÇťdangerÔÇŁ and ÔÇťfull force ÔÇŁ is the show the ÔÇťtideÔÇŁ can be a disaster or something worse happen and coming fast´╝îa threat is coming.

When we combine the first line and second line we can picture´╝Üa middle age man from the lower class of New York City society ┬áfeeling the change of the society or the environment┬á surround him´╝îmaybe he lost his job´╝îlost his meaning of life´╝îbut he has to change to avoid the result of disaster. Every crisis is an opportunity´╝îit depend would you like to change yourself.

“Reflection “´╝îby SIYU,WU

In the past few weeks´╝îI had plenty of time to play a game which I always donÔÇśt have time to play´╝îthe ÔÇťDeath StrandingÔÇŁ. This game is from my favorite game producer Hideo Kojima. I am fan of his Metal Gear series game. Before I stat to play Death Stranding´╝îone thing I remember is Hideo Kojima said even himself donÔÇÖt what type of game this is´╝îbut it is about connecting between person to person. I did not get how can a game connect person to person. In the game player play a role as a postman to deliver all kind of order to the personspread all around the United State due to a disaster called ÔÇťDeath StrandingÔÇŁ,and connect them in to a quantum network called ÔÇťChiral NetworkÔÇŁ´╝îin order to rebuild the United State. The game is great in all kind of way´╝îpicture quality´╝îmusic´╝îplayer interaction. The end of the game I am still thinking the original question what make us connect tougher, and I have the answer now´╝îthanks the quarantine experience in past few weeks.

One key point to understand the connection is in the player interaction. In the game you need to build your own road to reach your destination´╝îthere are always trouble when you building your own road´╝îyou might not well prepared for the new journey´╝înot enough material to build your road facility´╝îrunning out of ammunition in a battle. When you are in a crisis you might always find other facility built by other player or the ammunition´╝îmaterial share by them to help you finish your journey. This is one way to connect by give a hand for the person in crisis. The facility you built also will help other player come to the same place´╝îhelp and support each other for´╝îthe same goal connect all the player tougher.

I think it is too long for a post´╝îso I just stop here.

Essay-2-Poetry Explication

SIYU WU

Essay-2-Poetry Explication

English 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

4/ 13, 2020

 

Explication of ÔÇťMeditation on a Brooklyn BenchÔÇŁ ┬áDraft

 

I am a worry type person, a person who worry about everything, pass´╝înow´╝îand future.

I think at any moment that my mind is empty´╝îthink about what ┬áI did´╝î and what I going to do. ┬áI think this maybe is kind of meditation. In the pome ÔÇťMeditation on a Brooklyn Bench,ÔÇŁ wrote by Abraham Benjamin, a lonely man looking for a quite place and start thinking. This pome show ┬áaudiences a scene of a speaker promenade on a water front in Brooklyn at nightfall and sat on bench´╝îlooking at the river´╝îboats come and gone´╝îspeaker start reminiscent his years in New York´╝îthen the tide is coming.┬á ÔÇťRiverÔÇŁ ┬áappear many times in the pome´╝îit is not just a river´╝îit mean an idea´╝îa symbol . In the pome ÔÇťCovered over by the water of the East RiverÔÇŁ and ÔÇťthe tide coming in now´╝îfull force´╝îdanger´╝îlooking for me´╝îÔÇŁthese 2 line are the best line to explain the idea of river. Symbolism in this 2 line change the word ÔÇťriverÔÇŁ in to an idea reflected to reality.

In the first line ÔÇťCover over by the waters of East River.ÔÇŁ ┬áThe things covered by water of East river is the memory of speaker about his wife´╝îson´╝îand years works in New York. In the mean of the work water have is a physical matter and memory only exit in our brain, in other word´╝îwater can not really cover memory of a man. Water is an idea it┬á symbolize everyone who live in New York City´╝îthe society of New York City. The thousand of people created a society´╝îjust like a thousand drops of water combine together become a stream´╝îthen streams become a river. The speaker is one of the ÔÇťwaters dropÔÇŁ in this river called New York City. In this huger river´╝îevery person is a ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ´╝îthey have their own story´╝îfamily´╝îlife, ┬ábut no one really know all the story of all the ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ. Only the ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ in the surface will be ┬ásee´╝îsuch as person with power´╝îrich or in the upper class of the society. The story of ÔÇťwater dropÔÇŁ under water surface will not be heard and told´╝îthey are just nobody. Like other ÔÇťwater dropsÔÇŁ, story and memory of the speak only know by himself and bury deep in the class society, ┬áthe reason for the speakerÔÇÖs memory cover by water showed, he is a middle age man from low class in the New York City society, ┬áwork for a decade ┬ábut still in the same class of society .

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