miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013

The lord of the flies

 Looking  for  the answers of The lord of the flies

What is a theme of Lord of the Flies?
 What does the beast symbolize in Lord of the Flies?
What does Ralph consider their primary objective in Lord of the Flies?
In what ways does Golding present the theme of conflict through Ralph and Jack? 
How does Jack propose to rule without the conch in Lord of the Flies?
How do you explain how the boys could attack Simon for the beast in Lord of the Flies?
In Lord of the Flies why do the boys refuse to build a shelter in Chapter 5? 
In Lord of the Flies, where does Ralph get the idea for using the conch to speak at meetings?
What events led to Piggy's death in Lord of the Flies?
What are 2 ways Piggy changes throughout Lord of the Flies?
Why is Simon the only one to doubt the existence of a beast? 
What are Jack's plans for Ralph
Who do you hold the most responsible for Simon’s death, Ralph, Jack, Simon, the group as a whole? Provide a well written response 
What do Piggy's glasses symbolize in Lord of the Flies?
In Lord of the Flies, chapter 8, what does The Lord of the Flies say about Simon? About the other boys? About the beast?
How does the writer explore the corruption of humanity in Lord of the Flies? 
What are the most important aspects to note in the Lord of the Flies?

jueves, 17 de enero de 2013

Introducing human rights

Human rights belong to everyone. They are the basic rights we all have simply because we are human, regardless of who we are, where we live or what we do. Human rights represent all the things we need to flourish and live together as human beings. They are expressed in internationally agreed laws, and cover many aspects of everyday life ranging from the rights to food, shelter, education and health to freedoms of thought, religion and expression.
The roots and origins of human rights and the struggles to bring them about lie deep in the history of many different societies, civilisations and individuals. However, the first universally agreed statement of human rights did not emerge until 1948, with the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR). The UDHR is the most famous, most translated, and probably most important, human rights document. All other human rights laws take the UDHR as their starting point – it is the foundation of modern human rights law.

Practical exercise What human rights do we have?

Draw up a list of all the human rights you think we have. It might help to think about what you think people need in order to survive and flourish.
Here are a couple of examples to start you off:
  • the right to life
  • the right to education
When you have finished,  follow this link to take a look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
How does your list compare? Are there any surprises? Are there any rights that you think are missing, or any that you think shouldn’t be included?

Who has responsibilities for human rights?

Human rights are based on the principle that we all have human rights – we are all ‘rights holders’. When an individual has a right, there is a corresponding ‘duty bearer’, usually the state, who is responsible for making sure that right is respected, protected and fulfilled. By the state, in broad terms we mean the government and those acting on its behalf. Human rights prevent states from doing certain things, like not treating you in a degrading way. They also require states to take certain actions to make sure your rights are protected and fulfilled, like taking steps to protect your life and improve your quality of life.
This doesn’t mean that human rights have nothing to say about the responsibilities of individuals, or our relationships with each other. Human rights recognise that we all live alongside each other, and everyone else has rights too. If we compromise others’ human rights, we are subject to laws that may limit our own rights as a result. For example, if someone is convicted of burgling your home, it is likely that they will be sent to jail, restricting their right to liberty.

Key things you need to know about human rights
  • Human rights belong to everyone
  • They are expressed in internationally agreed laws
  • They are based on core values including fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy
  • The ideas behind human rights have developed gradually through history and come from many different societies and civilisations
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) was the first internationally agreed statement of human rights
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the starting point for all modern human rights laws
  • Human rights laws place duties on states to respect, protect and fulfil our human rights