Thursday, February 4, 2016

Summary Response Final 1759 Quote

Kylie Dailey
2/4/16
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” Ben Franklin, 1759
Ben Franklin’s statement from 1759 discusses how personal freedoms should not be given up for safety.  The quote tells the readers that freedom is valuable and should not be taken advantage of even if it keeps people safe.
The quote by Ben Franklin from 1759 incorrectly portrays the idea of freedoms being more important than safety because deadly scenarios can be avoided with the help of safety precautions and intrusions of privacy.  Security scanners, although time consuming, have been effective at places such as airports.  These tests most likely saved the lives of several people.  According to the TSA blog, 2,653 firearms were discovered in bags most of which were loaded, and seven on average were discovered per day in 2015 alone.  Also, black powder, a live flashback grenade, explosives, dynamite, knives, and gunpowder have been found in passenger bags.



("The TSA Blog: TSA 2015 Year in Review.". 2/1/16).  This proves that these scanning machines actually worked and potential criminals or terrorists were stripped of their weapons and ammunition.  Despite the fact that this is a time consuming process, safety of hundreds of people was maintained.  However, some security precautions have been abused and have lost their real purpose.  Cameras are a prime example.  Denver is the third most watched city in the US behind Washington DC and Houston, Texas.  The government has greatly misused red light cameras to spy on cities and all the people there.  Also, Dennis Gallagher, the Denver Auditor, claims, “...it undermines public trust to maintain photo enforcement programs that are profitable but whose safety impact has not been conclusively shown,” ("DenverPols.com.". 2/1/16).  This implies that the cameras haven’t really affected the overall traffic situation and changed what has happened.  Cameras are not fully needed to keep safety because nothing in the traffic area changed when cameras were added.  So cameras are not needed for overall safety.  A common view is that the government tracks every single movement and motion of all of the citizen's lives with the use of cameras and other methods of tracking.  This does seem reasonable because cameras at intersections have not caused a change in the activity at intersections.  This proves that cameras and other forms of surveillance do not fully affect activity and are useless.  But it is more complicated than that.  The government must have access to these certain machines and devices in order to ensure safety.  If the government did not have security scanners at airports, thousands of passengers would have brought on dangerous weapons, explosives, and ammunition.  Criminals and others who enjoy inflicting pain on others would fully take advantage of that opportunity as well.  Just imagine everyone allowed to bring whatever pleases them onto airplanes.  Some would choose to bring weapons and wipe out hundreds and thousands of innocent people, grandparents, moms, dads, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers.  Millions of passengers could have had their lives in danger but security scanners saved them.  Even though security scanning is time consuming, it is well worth the wait if it saves lives.  The 1759 quote from Benjamin Franklin incorrectly portrays freedom being far more important than safety because a violation in common day freedoms like an intrusion in privacy maintains safety and saves lives.

Citation
"DenverPols.com." Colorado Pols. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.
"The TSA Blog: TSA 2015 Year in Review." The TSA Blog: TSA 2015 Year in Review. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Summary/Response 1759 Quote

Kylie Dailey
2/1/16

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” Ben Franklin, 1759

  1. The 1759 quote from Ben Franklin discusses how personal freedoms should not be given up for safety.  The quote tells the readers that freedom is valuable and should not be taken advantage of even if it keeps people safe.

  1. The quote by Ben Franklin incorrectly portrays the idea of freedoms being more important than safety because dangerous scenarios can be avoided with the help of safety precautions and manipulations of freedom.
    1. Security scanners although time consuming have been effective at places like an airport.
      1. These tests most likely saved the lives of several people.
      2. According to the TSA blog, 2,653 firearms were discovered in bags most of which were loaded and the average discovered per day was around seven in 2015 alone.  Also, black powder, a live flashback grenade, explosives, dynamite, knives, and gunpowder were found in passenger bags.

      1. This proves that these scanning machines actually worked and potential criminals or terrorists were stripped of their weapons and ammunition.  Despite the fact that this is a time consuming process, safety of hundreds of people was maintained.
B. However, some security precautions have been abused and lost their real purpose.
    1. Cameras are a prime example.
      1. Denver is the third most watched city in the US behind Washington DC and Houston, Texas.
      2. The government has greatly misused red light cameras to spy on cities and all the people there.  Also, Dennis Gallagher, the Denver Auditor, claims, “it undermines public trust to maintain photo enforcement programs that are profitable but whose safety impact has not been conclusively shown .”
    1. This implies that the cameras haven’t really affected the overall traffic situation and changed what has happened.  Cameras are not fully needed to keep safety because nothing in the traffic area changed when cameras were added.  So cameras are not needed for overall safety.
  1. A common view is that the government tracks every single movement and motion of all of the citizen's lives with the use of cameras and other methods of tracking.
  2. This does seem reasonable because cameras at intersections have not caused a change in the activity at intersections.  This proves that cameras do not fully affect activity and are pretty useless.
  3. But it is more complicated than that.  The government must have access to these certain machines and devices in order to secure safety.  If the government did not have security scanners at airports, thousands of passengers would have brought on dangerous weapons, explosives, and ammunition.  Millions of passengers could have had their lives in danger but security scanners saved them.  Even though security scanning is time consuming, it is well worth the wait if it saves lives.
  4. The 1759 quote from Benjamin Franklin incorrectly portrays freedom being far more important than safety because a violation in common day freedoms like an intrusion in privacy maintains safety and saves lives.



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Summary/ Response Act 5 Redo


  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare demonstrates how vengeance can destroy relationships and lives.  
    1. Iago manipulates characters which will lead to death.
      1. Iago stabs Cassio-later comes back and acts sympathetic
      2. Iago betrays and kills Roderigo.
      3. Othello kills Desdemona because he believes she is cheating on him with Cassio.
      4. Iago betrays and kills his wife Emilia.
      5. Othello kills himself.
    2.  Iago refuses to fess up to his conniving ways.
      1. He announces that he is not going to speak anymore once the other characters call him out on it and get angry at him.
  2. In Act 5 of Othello, Iago’s act of vengeance and betrayal rebounds and smacks every character affected by it in the first place onto the ground eventually making its way back to Iago himself.
  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays how revenge controls a person’s mind when they are determined to pursue a malicious plan because vengeance is a powerful and dangerous tool.
    1. Iago and Othello discuss killing Cassio and Desdemona because of their secret love affair and act of betrayal.
      1. Iago then tells Roderigo to attempt to kill Cassio
      2. Iago notes to himself after a conversation with Roderigo, “Now whether he kill Cassio, or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 13-15).
        1. Iago implies that he doesn’t really care about Cassio or Roderigo and only wants them dead.
          1. This is a huge manipulative move because he is blatantly lying and deceiving Roderigo right to his face by acting like he cares but honestly Iago would rather have his plan fulfilled than Roderigo alive.
      3. At night, Roderigo undertakes the deed of killing Cassio but fails.
        1. Eventually Iago ends up killing Roderigo which is a true sign of wickedness.
  2. However, Iago actually cares for the other characters and has a tender heart.
    1. The night of the brawl, Iago comes into the scene and quickly learns and volunteers to help Cassio with his wounds by saying, “Marry heaven forbid! Light, gentleman.  I’ll bind it with my shirt,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 86-87).
    2. Iago is clearly concerned about the horrid wound that is troubling Cassio and is willing to use his own clothing in order to help Cassio survive and not lose lots of blood.
  3. At first glance, it seems like Iago truly cares for Cassio.
  4. This position seems reasonable because Iago is generously offering the clothes on his very own body in order to help save his friend's life.
  5. But it is more complicated than that.  Iago is just being deceptive.  Earlier, Iago claimed that he would be perfectly alright if both Cassio and Roderigo were killed as long as his plan was carried through.  Iago was the one that killed Roderigo and who later does not admit to being manipulative and deceptive to everyone.  Iago stabbed every character in the back and nudged the knife farther and farther through .  Iago began all conflicts and manipulates all of the characters so that he could get revenge on Othello for not allowing him to be the lieutenant.
  6. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare proves that Iago is a truly manipulative mastermind who likes to deceive everyone and control others like a puppet master in order to get revenge on Othello and Cassio.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Summary/Response Act 5 Redo


  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare demonstrates how vengeance can destroy relationships and lives.  
    1. Iago manipulates characters which will lead to death.
      1. Iago stabs Cassio-later comes back and acts sympathetic
      2. Iago betrays and kills Roderigo.
      3. Othello kills Desdemona because he believes she is cheating on him with Cassio.
      4. Iago betrays and kills his wife Emilia.
      5. Othello kills himself.
    2.  Iago refuses to fess up to his conniving ways.
      1. He announces that he is not going to speak anymore once the other characters call him out on it and get angry at him.
  2. In Act 5 of Othello, Iago’s act of vengeance and betrayal rebounds and smacks every character affected by it in the first place onto the ground eventually making its way back to Iago himself.
    1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays just how conniving and evil-minded Iago truly is because he constantly manipulates and wears a mask to hide his wickedness.
      1. Iago and Othello discuss killing Cassio and Desdemona because of their secret love affair and act of betrayal.
        1. Iago then tells Roderigo to attempt to kill Cassio
        2. Iago notes to himself after a conversation with Roderigo, “Now whether he kill Cassio, or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 13-15).
          1. Iago implies that he doesn’t really care about Cassio or Roderigo and only wants them dead.
            1. This is a huge manipulative move because he is blatantly lying and deceiving Roderigo right to his face by acting like he cares but honestly Iago would rather have his plan fulfilled than Roderigo alive.
        3. At night, Roderigo undertakes the deed of killing Cassio but fails.
          1. Eventually Iago ends up killing Roderigo which is a true sign of wickedness.
    2. However, Iago actually cares for the other characters and has a tender heart.
      1. The night of the brawl, Iago comes into the scene and quickly learns and volunteers to help Cassio with his wounds by saying, “Marry heaven forbid! Light, gentleman.  I’ll bind it with my shirt,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 86-87).
      2. Iago is clearly concerned about the horrid wound that is troubling Cassio and is willing to use his own clothing in order to help Cassio survive and not lose lots of blood.
    3. At first glance, it seems like Iago truly cares for Cassio.
    4. This position seems reasonable because Iago is generously offering the clothes on his very own body in order to help save his friend's life.
    5. But it is more complicated than that.  Iago is just being deceptive.  Earlier, Iago claimed that he would be perfectly alright if both Cassio and Roderigo were killed as long as his plan was carried through.  Iago was the one that killed Roderigo and who later does not admit to being manipulative and deceptive to everyone.  Iago stabbed every character in the back and nudged the knife farther and farther through .  Iago began all conflicts and manipulates all of the characters so that he could get revenge on Othello for not allowing him to be the lieutenant.
    6. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare proves that Iago is a truly manipulative mastermind who likes to deceive everyone and control others like a puppet master in order to get revenge on Othello and Cassio.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Summary/Response Act 5

  1. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare demonstrates the power vengeance has on multiple lives.  
    1. Iago manipulates several other characters.
      1. Iago stabs Cassio- He later comes back and acts sympathetic.
      2. Iago kills Roderigo.
      3. Othello kills Desdemona.
      4. Iago kills Emilia.
      5. Othello kills himself.
    2.  Iago refuses to fess up to his conniving ways.
      1. He announces that he is not going to speak anymore once the other characters call him out on it.
B. In Act 5 of Othello, Iago’s act of vengeance and betrayal rebounds and smacks every character affected by it in the first place onto the ground eventually making its way back to Iago himself.

A. Act 5 of Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays just how conniving and evil-minded Iago truly is because he constantly manipulates and wears a mask to hide his wickedness.
    1. Iago and Othello discuss killing Cassio and Desdemona because of their secret love affair and act of betrayal.
      1. Iago then tells Roderigo to attempt to kill Cassio.
      2. To himself, Iago notes, “Now whether he kill Cassio, or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 13-15).
        1. Iago is implying that he doesn’t really care about Cassio or Roderigo.
          1. This is a huge manipulative move because he is blatantly lying and deceiving Roderigo right to his face.
      3. At night, Roderigo undertakes the deed but fails.
        1. Eventually Iago kills Roderigo.
B. However, Iago actually cares for the other characters and has a tender heart.
    1. The night of the brawl, Iago comes into the scene and quickly learns and volunteers to help Cassio with his wounds by saying, “Marry heaven forbid! Light, gentleman.  I’ll bind it with my shirt,” (Shakespeare 5.1. 86-87).
    2. Iago is clearly concerned about the horrid wound that is troubling Iago and is willing to use his own clothing in order to help Cassio survive and not lose lots of blood.
C. At first glance, it seems like Iago is truly trying to assist a friend in his time of need.
D. This position seems reasonable because Iago is generously offering clothes on his very own body in order to save a friend.
E. But it is more complicated than that.  Iago is just being deceptive.  Earlier, Iago claimed that he would be perfectly alright if both Cassio and Roderigo were killed as long as his plan was carried through.  Iago was the one to kill Roderigo.  Iago is the one who later does not admit to being manipulative and deceptive.  Iago stabbed every character in the back and nudged the knife farther and farther through .  Iago began all conflicts.  Iago manipulates all of the characters so that he could be happy and get his way.
F. Iago is a truly manipulative mastermind who likes to deceive everyone and control others like a puppet master in order to get revenge on Othello and Cassio.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dailey/Harguth Summary/Response Redo Act 2

  1. Act 2 of Othello, by William Shakespeare, portrays how hatred drove Iago to conspire against Cassio.
    1. Iago intoxicates Cassio.
      1. Cassio loses control of his temper when  he is drunk.
        1. He will fight with Montano.
        2. Iago will convince Cassio to seek Desdemona’s help.
    2. He plans to take advantage of Cassio’s close relationship with Desdemona.
      1. Iago tells Cassio to go to Desdemona for her to talk to Othello about the devastating decision.
      2. He will convince Othello they are having an affair when Desdemona stands up for Cassio.
II. In Act 2 of Othello, Iago's hatred of Othello drives him to plot against and betray his relationship with Cassio.
  1. Act 2 of Othello correctly portrays how hatred can lead to the destruction of relationships   because it causes characters to turn against and manipulate one another.
    1. This is shown in the relationship between Iago and Cassio.
      1. Iago manipulates Cassio in order to get revenge on Othello.
      2. During a celebration, Iago encourages Cassio to enjoy himself and savor a drink or two.  
      3. “O, they are our friends! But one cup; I’ll drink for you,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 37-38).
        1. Iago gets Cassio drunk in order to obtain the first lieutenant position.
        2. Iago will have Cassio fight with Montano and then be fired.
        3. He will then encourage Cassio to gain the support of Desdemona to convince Othello that they are having an affair.
    2. However, Iago is supporting Cassio by giving him advice when he says,
      1. “Our general’s wife is now a general,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 368-369).
        1. Iago is encouraging Cassio to speak to Desdemona about being fired in the hope that she will talk to Othello.
        2. Iago is looking out for his friend and trying to help him regain his prior position.

  1. Act 2 of Othello depicts how hatred is a destructor of relationships because it encourages betrayal and manipulation.

  1. A common view is that…
    1. Iago is truly a friend of Cassio’s.
      1. He is looking out for Cassio when he suggests that he talk to Desdemona in order to regain his position as first lieutenant.
  2. This position seems reasonable…
    1. Iago is being helpful when he suggests this and gives Cassio confidence in his current situation.
      1. Iago seems to be truly making an effort in trying to improve the distraught mental status of Cassio.
  3. However…
    1. It is clear that Iago is only out for himself.
      1. He tells Roderigo that he is going to manipulate Cassio and Desdemona in order to convince Othello that the two are having an affair in order to gain the first lieutenant position.
      2. Also, Iago makes sneaky side comments suggesting that he feels betrayed and wants to inflict the utmost worse possible revenge act he can on Othello for not picking him as the first lieutenant.

  1. Hatred consumes Iago as he feverishly works to destroy the relationship between Desdemona, Othello, and Cassio in order to fulfill his plan of destruction of his enemies.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dailey/Harguth Summary/Response Act 2


  1. Act 2 of Othello, by William Shakespeare, portrays how hatred drove Iago to conspire against Cassio.
    1. Iago intoxicates Cassio
      1. Cassio loses control of his temper when drunk
        1. He will fight with Montano
        2. Iago will convince Cassio to seek Desdemona’s help
    2. He plans to take advantage of Cassio’s close relationship with Desdemona
      1. Iago tells Cassio to go to Desdemona for her to talk to Othello about devastating decision
      2. He will convince Othello they are having an affair when Desdemona stands up for Cassio
  2. In Act 2 of Othello, Iago's hatred of Othello drives him to plot against and betray his relationship with Cassio.
    1. Act 2 of Othello correctly portrays how hatred can lead to the destruction of relationships   because it causes characters to turn against and manipulate one another.
      1. Shown in the relationship between Iago and Cassio
        1. Iago manipulates Cassio in order to get revenge on Othello
        2. “O, they are our friends! But one cup; I’ll drink for you,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 37-38)
          1. Iago gets Cassio drunk in order to obtain the first lieutenant position
          2. Iago will have Cassio fight with Montano and then be fired
          3. He will then encourage Cassio to gain the support of Desdemona to convince Othello that they are having an affair
      2. However, Iago is supporting Cassio by giving him advice when he says,
        1. “Our general’s wife is now a general,” says Iago (Shakespeare 2.3. 368-369)
          1. Iago is encouraging Cassio to speak to Desdemona about being fired in the hope that she will talk to Othello
          2. Iago is looking out for his friend
    2. Act 2 of Othello depicts how hatred is a destructor of relationships because it encourages betrayal and manipulation.

    1. A common view is that…
      1. Iago is truly a friend of Cassio’s
        1. He is looking out for Cassio when he suggests that he talk to Desdemona in order to regain his position as first lieutenant
    2. We cannot deny that…
      1. Iago is being helpful when he suggests this and gives Cassio confidence in his current situation
        1. Iago seems to be truly making an effort in trying to improve the distraught mental status of Cassio
    3. However…
      1. It is clear that Iago is only out for himself
        1. He tells Roderigo that he is going to manipulate Cassio and Desdemona in order to convince Othello that the two are having an affair in order to gain the first lieutenant position
        2. Also, Iago makes sneaky side comments suggesting that he feels betrayed and wants to inflict the utmost worse possible revenge act he can on Othello for not picking him as the first lieutenant

    1. Hatred consumes Iago as he feverishly works to destroy the relationship between Desdemona, Othello, and Cassio in order to fulfill his plan of destruction of his enemies.