Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The ninny that is written by Anton Chekhov is different than the short story the governess written by neil Simon. The governess is more understandable and humorous than the ninny. My reaction to these two short stories was that I didn't really like these two stories because I don't read those kind of stories. And it was new to me but I kind of liked the governess more than I liked the ninny. But I did really like how Yanchi and Mrs. Carboni read the play of the governess because it made me understand the story better.People can stand up for themselves by standing up straight and looking straight in the persons eyes and talk respectfully and not yelling at the person your talking to.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
While both stories taught the same morals, I personally enjoyed Anton Chekhov's version. The more old-fashioned sense behind "The Ninny" appealed to me rather than "The Governess" and its more modern sense. On the subject of the humor in "The Governess," I don't see it. Both versions have the employer constantly state that they took a note of it in an irritating manner so it somewhat baffles me. Also, the governess in "The Ninny" did not speak as much as the one in "The Governess" which created a significant impact towards the sorrow you feel for her.
Regarding advice on how to stand up for one's self in a respectful manner, it is not as complex as many say it is. Eye contact and body posture contribute greatly and can generate more positive results compared to constantly lowering one's head and slouching over. Making one's voice clear with no stammering is also a factor. Present yourself in a polite manner, excessive aggression should not be utilized. Discuss the issue at hand and come to a resolution. If the person you are conferring with refuses to, calling upon authority may be a necessary resort.
Both stories are slightly identical because both educate us in the art of obtaining and protested for what is rightfully ours. However, both stories provided me with different feelings because both contributed to different levels of amusement and entertainment. I, personally, enjoyed Neil Simon's version of the story because it was humorous and possessed much more dialogue and detail than Anton Chekhov's version of story, "The Ninny". I propose several methods of transactions to what is just. Respectfully, one could verbally discuss the situation in a positive manner or engage in a friendly debate. One could also refer to legal affairs, though it is recommended that you avoid it unless it is absolutely necessary and if it poses as your only option.
Many similarities and differences between "The Ninny" and "The Governess" can be point out. One similarity between the two stories is that both deal with social statuses. The two governesses in the story are also alike in a way. They do not stand up for themselves due to their low social statuses. Another similarity between the two stories is that both stories show how easy it is for the employers to manipulate their employees. Also, another similarity is the theme of the stories. The theme of the two stories is that one should not be blinded by power. In other words, one should not view themselves as inferior due to power that someone else has. One of the differences between the two stories is the action of the characters. In "The Ninny," the employer is a man who did not speak so harshly and agitating as the employer from "The Governess" did. Another difference is that "The Ninny" is written in first person, which is easier for the reader to access the thoughts of the employer.
My reaction to the two stories is that I think the stories teach a lesson of how easy it is for someone to walk over another person. I like "The Ninny" more than "The Governess" due to the fact that Anton Chekhov wrote the book in first person point of view. Even though "The Governess" is easier to read since it is a play, I do not like it as much because I'd like to know more the thoughts and feelings of each character. In my opinion, I think both employers are sympathetic about their employees because they wouldn't have gone through all the trouble of teaching them a lesson if they didn't care. Overall, I like that both stories show something that is the norm of today's society. People should always stand up for themselves in a respectful fashion because everyone deserves justice. You can stand up for yourself by telling the person that's treating you unfairly your feelings in a respectful fashion. One important thing in standing up for yourself is that you must believe in yourself because people won't believe you if you don't believe in yourself. You can also stand up for yourself by talking with confidence about what is right.