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Watching Kony 2012 actually made me tear up a little bit. Knowing that all of this is going on in Africa is honestly a huge reality check. At first, when they said Kony provided guns for these innocent children and made them kill theur own parents and siblings I immediately thought well.. why don't these children just shoot Kony themsleves. In the video, it seemed as simple as Kony just handing them guns. Hearing all of this has the ability to make a person thankful for what they have. When Milkman realized that it was abbout family rather than wealth... Continue reading
Guitar’s anger is justified and his love for African-Americans admirable, but the manner in which he expresses his love—murder—is disgraceful and pointless. Traumatized by the childhood death of his father, Guitar moves from being a sensitive young man to a heartless killer. Because murdering others grows to be a habit, Guitar gains the same “unnatural” qualities that he accuses whites of having. Just like whites, who he accuses of being ready to murder anyone if the right conditions exist, Guitar is on his way to becoming a reckless killer. Milkman’s question as to whether or not Guitar could kill a... Continue reading
In the end of Heart of Darkness, Marlow visits Kurtz’s Intended to return the last of the papers that Kurtz gave him. The two talk for a while about Kurtz, though I never got a firm feel for how Marlow felt about her. At first, he obviously feels pity. “She came forward, all in black, with a pale head, floating towards me in the dusk. She was in mourning.” (page 112) But later on he sounds almost jealous of her relationship with Kurtz when she makes comments about how much better she knew him. “I knew him best” “You knew... Continue reading
There is another sky, Ever serene and fair, And there is another sunshine, Though it be darkness there; Never mind faded forests, Austin, Never mind silent fields - Here is a little forest, Whose leaf is ever green; Here is a brighter garden, Where not a frost has been; In its unfading flowers I hear the bright bee hum: Prithee, my brother, Into my garden come! The poem “There is Another Sky” by Emily Dickinson is a poem for her brother Austin. She uses nature as a means to express the message she has for him. The poem makes me... Continue reading
The American Lawyer's Novemeber Cover Story tells the sad tale of Jonathan Bristol. One of Bristol's clients, Ken Starr, was a high-profile financial adviser to celebrities. In 2009, one of Starr's clients, Uma Thurman, began asking tough questions in which Starr had no answers. Last year, he pleaded guilty to investment adviser fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. Star's scheme doesn't interest me; his lawyer does. Bristol's story reflects the 30 year development of an attorney and his profession. Because many of Bristol's experiences look so familiar, some lawyers will find his story unsettling. At least, they should. Continue reading
The poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein is a poem about a place where things are better than they are here. It's where the sidewalk ends where Silverstein says that "And there the grass grows soft and white, / And there the sun glows crimson bright" (3-4). In this place the sun is much brighter and the grass much softer and it seems to be a better place. Silverstein uses words like "peppermint wind" to show the childlike glow that this imaginary place has (6). These words are setting the mood for our imaginations to take over and... Continue reading
At first, I could not figure out what the Fool's role is. While I continued to read i realized the Fool is definitely one of the wiser characters. He constantly points out the mistakes that Lear has made and yet still serves him out of loyalty. Lear lets the Fool get away with murder and treats him almost like the son he never had. Look at his reaction with Kent after so slight of a remark, but yet the Fool can call him 'nuncle' and 'old man' without course. He is the voice of reason throughout the play, ironic, seeing... Continue reading
At first, reading this book was pretty boring and I didn't enjoy it very much. I thought it was going to be like many other books I've read - boring and repetitive- but as I read on I realized that Faulkner is pure genius. The whole book is tied together in so many ways. The motifs that are discovered really blow my mind. It makes me wonder how Faulkner actually wrote the book. The only way I could think of is he had many short stories about the characters and kind of just tied them all together. I'm happy I... Continue reading
Faulkner to me, is amazing - he is always making up words that are several words put together. I like this technique because that one combination-word somehow creates a whole different picture. For example: pinkwomansmelling. It's a harsh story so far, but written so beautifully. Sometimes he writes whole paragraphs that are just a bunch of memories put together- like just a bunch of related details in one sentence, with nothing connecting them. Those take a while to figure out, but when you do - you can almost see things the way the rememberer does. Continue reading
In class, we watched the movie Trust. A lot of people said they could not see the connection between the movie and The Stranger, but i noticed a couple of simliarities. I think Muersault and Matthew are very much alike in many ways. They both kind of live the same routine every day. Matthew fixes TV's for a living, while Muersault has court cases and now is in jail. Matthew and Muersault are both very plane people. They are also very honest. For exmaple, Meursault tells everyone how it is and if he's asked to lie he refuses. Matthew was... Continue reading
Meursault appers to be very truthful to himself and others throughtout the book, The Stranger. He never feels it' necessary to lie in order to make others feel better. He doesn't really care if the truth hurts or not, he tells it how it is. For example, in chapter four Marie asked Meursault if he loved her. Instead of lying to her or giving a vague answer Meursault told her that he probably didn’t love her, but it wasn’t important anyway. His personal views and opinions come out as well. During the trial his lack of emotion about his mother’s... Continue reading
I was definitely wondering where the arabs came from in this book and why they are even in it to begin with. It was completely random and a little confusing. Then I realized that even though they may have randomly popped into the book, it was the Arabs that created all the drama. Mersault.. Is something else. I was very confused as to why he went back and shot that arab four times when this whole book he's been a calm easy going individual who for the most part let other people make his decsions for him. He could have... Continue reading
This book blew my mind and it exceeded any expectations I had for it. In my opinion, the power of the narrative voice is so strong. Even when Meursalt did things that were wrong for obvious reasons, I could easily identify with his train of thought. It was shocking how the story in some ways in a reflection of thoughts and feelings I sometimes have myself. Mersault portrayed an ordinary person stuck in a moment me may have found ourselves in as well. It was somewhat like a dream, when your body is responding in sort of the opposite way... Continue reading
This book blew my mind and it exceeded any expectations i had for it. In my opinion, the power of the narrative voice is so strong. Even when Meursalt did things that were wrong for obvious reasons, I could easily identify with his train of thought. It was shocking how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Gymnastx1994's blog
I was definitely wondering where the arabs came from in this book and why they are even in it to begin with. It was completely random and a little confusing. Then I realized that even though they may have randomly popped into the book, it was the Arabs that created... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Gymnastx1994's blog
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