Quote (dylanscandybar @ 5 Dec 2019 17:28)
I couldn't find anything in my schools database (Jstor) but I found this article right away:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/nurturing-resilience/201603/horrible-true-early-abuse-can-create-strength
So, I put the authors name into the database and at least six articles with various of his experiments and results proving my thesis showed up. Annotated them and showed them to my teacher and she was shocked lmao!
I do not believe my thesis but I can prove it which is why I thought of it. I wanted to go with something 'crazy' to pop out more as the thesis would be entered into a contest with various scholarship opportunities, so I wanted to go above and beyond.
One of the main characters in the book (Fermin) is tortured and abused while jailed during the Spanish Civil War. He is homeless and has nowhere to stay. Throughout the book he's shown intelligence, even finds a love, and becomes a father figure to a different main character in the book. That would be one of my evidences from the book.
Along with the evidence from Michael Ungar and his sources which I haven't yet looked at, I think I can make a decent argument.
I don't really think you can, though. Because even if you could string together those ideas with analysis it would be analysis done without actually feelings to back it up. It wouldn't be real. You could change it to something along these lines, "Torture and abuse in a child's life causes them to seek the good in life in order to get away from the bad, and drives them to create a better life for themselves." Now, I'm not YOUR teacher, so I wouldn't make you change it if your teacher already allowed it, but I definitely wouldn't allow that thesis as it is bull shit.
You aren't supposed to be seeing whther or not you can support that stuff with argument/analysis, that isn't the point of school or what your learning there. You are supposed to be learning about how to communicate and about the different things in the world, and how to share what you learned with others so that they may learn as well. What you are doing is just playing around. At least that is my opinion. You can do it if you want because your teacher said you could, but I think it ruins the points of the assignment.