Miniproject: Themes and Write Ups
Miniproject: Themes and Write Ups
Thecurrent research was an interview that was phenomenon in nature. Inthis interview, the interviewer had requested the interviewees togive their most admired traits and thereafter answer the questions ontheir individual admirer or a historical person. The first respondentchose the father as her individual admirer, the second intervieweeadmired the president of United States, Barrack Obama, while thethird respondent admirer was a writer Anthony Parker.
Inthis analysis, three interview responses were reviewed. This was toensure that there was enough information for analysis. The answersappeared to be the barest possible, and the interview extrapolatedthem from tone to answers.
Thefirst respondent in this interview chose her father. The main reasonsfor the choice was influenced by the fact that the dad has gonethrough many things in life and has done a lot of things. To him,everything is possible. The second interviewee chose Barrack Obamaas the admirer due to his patient, courage, integrity and loyalty.The third respondent considered Anthony Parker as the main admirer.Thereafter, the questions asked presented a platform from where theinterviewer created a rapport with the respondents for the sake ofasking for more answers.
Twoof the respondents had not indicated commonality in what they sharedwith their admirer. For instance, respondent 1 and respondent 2admired what the dad and the president were doing alongside theirdemonstrated personality of courage, perseverance and passion intheir work. Nevertheless, the third respondent pointed out thecommonality in writing and service to people with his admirer. Thisrespondents expressed his aspiration that emanates from the admiredwriter. He gets inspired by the writings as well as love for peopleand anticipates to do the same. Only one of the interviewees chose apublic figure as the admirer. The main attributes of PresidentBarrack, as expressed by the writer are courage, perseverance andintegrity. The respondent gets fascinated by the president’s moveto become the president of United States despite him being aBlack-American.
Perseverancehas been demonstrated from two respondents. For instance, the firstrespondent admirer the dad since he possessed qualitiestrustworthiness, kindness, courage, loving, dependable, encouragingand courageous. The main personality of the dad, as portrayed by therespondent, is the resilience. She noted that the dad is a go-getterwho will do whatever is in his power to achieve his dreams but not atthe expense of other people. The second respondent portrayspresident Obama as a persistent person who persevered until he roseto the most influential seat in America.
Serviceto human kind is a positive admiration. The first respondents admiresthe service of his father to the community as an army officer and hisservice to the family. President moves people due to his service inhelping people, especially those in developing countries. The writer,Anthony Parker is admired because of his love for people and serviceto the community. In this case, service forms a common admirationpoint. Each of the admired individuals either offers service to thecommunity or family, directly or indirectly. Therefore, service isportrayed as admirable and people get inspired by character traitsthat tend towards service for others.
Fromthe responses, it is clear that only one of the respondent wasconversant with the admirer the first respondent knew the fatherwell. The rest, though they knew their admirers from print media onotherwise, they did not have personal touch with them.
Personalempowerment comes out strongly. One interviewee notes that the fatherhad to even attend night classes to achieve what he always wanted.Education was not something that figured highly in the discussions.One said his father was successful despite having only a high schooldiploma. It is clear from this response that the father had achievedwhatever he had by then mainly because of education.
Serviceand truth have been displayed as the greatest themes. Every humanbeing is entitled to serve the community, family or even country. Theadmiration of service by the three respondents illustrates thepotential for individuals to consider themselves outside their ownobjectives. The fact that all the persons admired were men puts up anoverarching theme of cultural identification and sense of belonging.Our societies have embraced men as heads of family and the pillars ofservice and truth to enhance the stability of the communities,families and country. The other commonalities among the threecharacters admired were persistence, integrity and courage.
Tworespondents expressed their interest in wanting to emulate the peopletheir admired. One respondent wanted to emulate the father while theother wanted to emulate the write. This implies that they felt topossess the same qualities with their admirers though their responsescould not explain much about this interconnection.
Facthave it that private and public figure tend to be different mainlybecause of the nature of their jobs. Nevertheless, it can beperceived that the attributes of the three persons were not very muchdifferent. This implies that admiration is not necessarily dependenton the specific work of an individual. Rather, the overall quality ofthe engagement to the people overrides all other factors. A presidentwho is ready to fight terrorism and restore sanity in his country isan excellent trait. Likewise, a father who works day and night tohave his family get their basic needs and an author who loves peopleand serves them demonstrate wonderful traits. Such roles, among manyother factors, require dedication and effort. This shows that ispossible to accomplish much as long as people remain focused to theirgoals.
Oneof the theme that come out clearly in the interview conducted isfamily values and love for humanity. It can be seen from the firstrespondent. The interviewee portrays her father as a man who upheldfamily values. She noted that despite of her father travelling toVietnam and attending night classes, he could still afford time forhis family. The writer inspired one of the respondents because oflove for people while the president is helping the developingcountries pick-up economically.
Familyvalues and love for humanity depict the ethical principles that havebeen transmitted and upheld in a family or a society to conserve andpromote sound functioning that strengthens the fabric of ourcommunities. This comes out clearly from the responses given wherethe father, president and writer are in position of influence. Thethree, father, president and writer, are portrayed as pillars in thesociety. Their actions translates directly to the welfare of thesociety.
Humanpassion and perseverance have been demonstrated strongly by the threerespondents. For instance, the respondent noted that her father couldeven attend night classes for him to achieve what he has alwayswanted in life. Ideally, in normal setting, handling the family andgoing to classes at night may seem impossible. It takes a willingheart, patience and determination to go back to school at old age, tovie for presidency in a very influential States, and to assist peopleas a writer. The persistence and determination demonstrated by thethree admirers depicts the possibility to remain outstanding and doexploits, as long as people do not tire until they achieve it.
Thesimilarity in responses depicts the love for human life, family andvalue for humanity. Men have been demonstrated in all the threeresponses as powerful carriers of human destiny. No any respondenttalked of the mother, or even a female admirer. This reflects thenature of the societies we live in and the expectations of thepeople. Any drift from these may imply harm to the family, societyand the country. From history, family makes a society and societymakes the country. Therefore, anything that affects this chain,either positively or negatively, affect the entire humanity.
Nevertheless,it is a challenge to human being to demonstrate themselves in a waythat gains the admiration of a wider population. It would be betterif more people can admire their friends, relatives or even neighboursbefore venturing into the wider global circle to seek for rolemodels.
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