What Is Risk Taking

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What is Risk Taking?

What is risk taking. Risk concerns the deviation of one or more results of one or more future events from their expected value. Risk taking can have many definitions but in my opinion risk taking is doing something that is out of the ordinary, something that you don’t feel comfortable doing. Risk taking could be different for many people, what I see as taking a risk could be something normal for someone else. To me trying to wrestle an alligator is taking a risk but to people that do that for a living it’s not as much of a risk as it is for me. We have read many stories throughout the semester everything from the Handmaids Tale, to Gilgamesh, to Freud, to Malcolm X, to Night all of which shared the same underlining theme, which was risk taking. In this paper I want to explore the different ways each of these books represented risk taking. When I was first introduced to the book Night I wasn’t exactly sure about what I was getting myself. I had no clue what this book was going to be about but after reading the first couple pages I soon realized what this was going to be about. Never have I ever been through an emotional rollercoaster while reading a book before. This book made me scared, sad, angry, and happy, all while still being thoroughly entertained. Night is about a teenage boy that was ripped away from his home with his family and taken to a concentration camp. Night tells his story about being a young Jewish boy being taken to a concentration camp and his terrifying memories of his family’s death and even the death to his innocence. He was forced to grow up very quickly given his circumstances. I never really knew the severity of the holocaust and these concentration camps. These concentration camps were home to thousands of people that were ripped from their homes because of their religion, or sexual preference. These people were tortured and killed off in very gruesome ways. After watching the video A Book Trailer Introduction to...
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