* you do NOT have to response to one another's answers,..unless you want to :)
In the introduction to The Alchemist, Paolo Coelho claims that “intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable.” What does he mean by this? Do you agree that there is a difference between how each type of suffering may be experienced by someone? Provide a concrete example of what he means.
The term “Bitch” is defined as “a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse.” However, recently women have been using this word to proudly identify themselves (take this "self-help" book on how to be the right type of bitch, for instance). Do you think this term is offensive or endearing? Should women be embracing it or should they take offense to it? Explain your reasoning.
Sometimes we hear about someone committing a "crime of passion" whereas they act outside the law and take revenge or act outlandish due to strong, overwhelming emotions. Maybe it's a jealous husband going after his wife's lover, or a jilted father attacking his son's killer because he feels justice wasn't done.
Explain whether someone should be held responsible for acting out when their emotions get the best of them.
English 12 Honors
Respond to the question AND comment on another classmate's response in at least 10 sentences. You can certainly disagree, but BE RESPECTFUL of the opinions/feelings of your classmates.