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Tyler Lisowski 10/21/10 Period 1 Compare and Contrast There’s a thin line in what defines a bully and what defines a dictator. The same line is often crossed back and forth. By definition a bully is a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people and a dictator is a person who uses absolute, unrestricted control to rule over a group of inferior people. However, there are striking similarities between the two types of people. Many schools have an ignorant attitude toward the idea of bullying, while having strong feelings about dictators. Students learn in many history curriculums about the horrible events that happen in dictatorships, like the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. However, bullying needs to be actively prevented in schools because of its resemblance to dictatorships and the negative consequences in a dictatorship system. Every high school has one, that one kid that certain people avoid in the hallways because they are afraid they will be insulted and alienated by him or her. These bullies’ hinder a student from achieving their true potential by instilling fear in them for letting out their full potential. For example, in my tenth grade English class, there was a bully. Our class just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and was having a discussion on the novel. My teacher asked the class how they felt about the book. Instead of saying how I enjoyed the book and how it exposed the racial tensions of a time period that was defined by segregation, I just stared down at my desk and did not open my mouth, because I feared getting ridiculed for being the “nerdy” kid of the class. Therefore, this one student prevented an intelligent and relevant conversation about the
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Barlow during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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