Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To Kill a Mockingbird essay

Have you ever judged someone for their skin color? Or how about the clothes they wear and what they look like? For example you see a colored person with really baggy clothes walking around, and you automatically assume they are a drug dealer, smoke, in a violent gang or even worse. When in reality they could just be poor and not be able to afford clothes that fit them very well. We should never judge people on what they look like. If we do then there is something wrong and we need to rethink things in our lives as soon as possible.

To start off its not very nice to do that to people. Even though I know its part of life to just judge people without knowing them its still very rude. The first example of this is “In that nigger nest.” (Page 234) This is something Bob, or as most people know him as the man that beats his own daughter, says about Tom Robinson and the colored people in town. No one should say this to anyone, and no one should have to go through the pain of someone saying this to you. The main reason is simple; people that say it are mostly racist and don't have anything else to say along with wanting to be mean.

Next you should put yourself into their shoes.”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Page 30) To me this has a lot of meaning, but the main one is that you should not treat anyone different because you don't know what they have been through. If you think you know what they have been through because you have been friends for a long time or something think about it you probably don’t. Many different people have different stories and been through different things so it will not be the same for everyone for how they react.  

Lastly you should learn to think about what you say to people before you say it. “ Everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowing.” (Page 304) This means you should learn what is a good thing to say to people before you say it for many reasons. The first one is that it could hurt their feelings really badly and most people don’t want that to happen. Next reason is that you should just say things that you would like people to say to you, and if you would not want people to say any of that to you don’t say it.

In conclusion you should just never ever judge people. Because its not nice at all, you should put yourself in their shoes, and you should learn what to say. So if you do ever see a colored person walking around please never judge them. Most of them that you see are not gang members, or violent, or smoke or anything possibly worse. Just think about it next time you are walking around different places.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Old Man and the Sea book review

Hemingway's Long Fish Story
     Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1952, Fiction

The story starts off with a fisherman named Santiago from Cuba. People call him “salao” because he had not got a fish in 84 days. Then on the 85th day he got lucky and got a big marlin. It took two days and two nights for the fish to get tired, so on the third day Santiago shot him with a harpoon. while on the way back to Cuba sharks are attracted the the blood dripping out into the water and they attacked it. When he got to shore he noticed that the sharks ate at it until it was just a skeleton. Along with just the skeleton it was 18 feet from tail to nose.  “It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal—a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.” I do agree with this quote very much, because he does seem “down on his luck” when he is out fishing. Then when Santiago does get a marlin it is a good size one and he becomes lucky again. The writing style to me is imagery, “During the night two porpoises came around the boat and he could hear them rolling and blowing,” Page 48. The effect it had on me was that I was able to imagine two animals in the water rolling and blowing when Santiago was trying to sleep on the way back to Cuba from the Gulf of Mexico. The Old Man and the Sea is almost the same as The Hunger Games along with being different. They are both the same when it comes to struggling to survive, because in Old Man and the Sea he has to kill things in order to survive. While in The Hunger Games they have to kill each other to survive and make it out alive. The ways they are different is that in The Hunger Games it is a TV show that is for entertainment and discipline, and in Old Man and the Sea it is a real life situation and no one is doing it for entertainment they are doing it for survival of him. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” To me this means he can have everything bad happen to him that destroys him but each and every time he will get back up and try again. I strongly agree with this quote because it can happen to anyone that is having everything go wrong yet they still decide to go on. The part of the book that I did not like is how he kept trying to catch fish and never got any, I also don't like fishing so that is part of the reason I don't like this book. I give The Old Man and the Sea 1 Paw -Don’t Leave the Den.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The killer slinky

1. I would like them to fell how much Bob is going through, and what he is doing to fix things.
2. The things that works well is how I described how they talked and the emotion.
3. Probley how long it is, it was difficult.
4. The feedback that would be helpful is what i could add and change.
"911 what's your emergency?" "Help! Someone has been murdered." "Don't worry help is on the way just stay calm.” “What happened here Miss Renee?” Officer Harold said. “I don't know, I got home and there was a body on the floor.”said Renee in a terrified voice. “It's fine now, just come with us so we can ask you more questions.”
one sunny summer day in a small town called South Hadley, a few days before that murder happened, Bob the slinky finally got out of jail after being in there for 30 years for attempt at murder of the president. Now once he's out he has plans to do the unthinkable, murder all the people that made him go to jail for those 30 years.
30 years ago when he committed the attempt of murder, he was angry at the president. Because of the new law saying that slinkys should not be living like normal people. And that they should be back in there boxes with little boys and girls. So he and his other slinky friends planned to murder him so that law would not pass.
"Okay everyone what do we know about the murder?" Said officer Harold. "All we know is that he had experience with doing this before, cause no one can do anything like this." Said scientist Ducky. "Juan, search all different people that know how to do all procedures we found on the body." Said Harold.
The next day Bob the slinky went out to find his next victim. Today's victim is Nick, he was the one that chased after him and brought him to jail. "Hello Bob, see you finally got out of jail." Said nick in a sarcastic tone. The next thing Bob said caused nick to jump up and grabbed his gun. That was "I'm here to murder you for putting me in jail." And as soon as nick grabs his gun Bob attacks him, nick shoots him but bob is too focused on his task, and soon after Bob kills him with the spike on his head.
After that he realizes he got stabbed, and he rushes to the hospital. When he gets there they asked how it happened all he said was that he was training to be a ninja and did it on accident. They seemed to believe him because they did not ask anymore questions after that
"We found a match of who the murder could be Harold" said Juan. "Well don't just stand there! Tell me who it is" screamed Harold. "All the evidence points to Bob the slinky, the point on his head matches all the marks on the victim." About an hour later they get a call saying there had been another murder and they rushed over and see the same marks on Nick as they did on Jarod.
As soon as they get back to the office they notice something... That the two victims that got killed are people that helped get him arrested and put in jail for 30 years. "We have to do something before he kills more people!" Yelling Juan. "I know Juan I have a plan, And I know we will catch him."
A few days later they finially finished the plain, and the was to have one of the people he would go after and when he was about to kill him, they shoot Bob. then he will be ingered and will not beable to fight and kill Kevin. But that plain did not turn out as he has plained and hoped. Because Bob has suspected it when he came along the building that there were cop cars in the back and snipers on the roofs.
"Where is he, he should be here by now." Harold said. "Maybe he saw the snipers on the roofs and figured out what we were trying to do." Juan said in a sassy voice. "Juan I'm sick of your crap! This is not a time for joking around not get back to the office and find more evidence!" Officer Harold barked.
After being at the office for over 4 hours Juan finially came up with an idea. "I got it, I got it! We all know soon enough he will be going after you so how about you gather everyone that he wants to kill, and have him find out." "No snipers, no cars in back, just you then us hiding inside." Juan said. "That's a great idea Juan." Harold said.
About a week later the plan was complete. Bob the slinky knew all was getting together thinking bob got killd and they would all survive. "So you all thought I was dead? Well I'm not I'm right here in the living breathing flesh!" Bob said. "Now you all will get what you thought was never gonna happen, you all will die!" He said with anger. "Listen, you won't kill anyone here today, in fact you will be getting killed." Harold said. "Ha! I won't die you have no back up!" Bob said with delight. "Really? Come out boys!" As soon as Harold said that they all surrounded bob.
"What is going on here? This is not goin to happen!" And in a split second he took his gun an shot himself in the head. "Well we know we will never see ever again"

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Headphones and Fire

What do you really value? For me it's many, many things. But do you truly want to know or are you reading it because you were forced like most people? I will most likely never know, but you don't need to value what I say or what I value. I most likely don't value what you value or will say anyway. But go ahead and keep reading it and learn what I value and think is important to me.  

            For some reason my parents could not find out why, but I started to want these headphones really bad. Mostly because it meant I have a reason that I could ignore them and I have I reason that I did. When I get home I just want to feel the music my coach got me listening to, it's not bad music just the music has good base so it makes everything around me vibrate. And when my mom comes into my room I get scared because I can't hear her come in and I'm not paying attention to my door opening. All I remember is when I got them on Christmas Eve I was as happy as I could be because when I got home I opened them and started listening.

I love the smell of the fire. How the fire looks, how the smoke looks when going up into the air when there is a breeze. Then most of all the heat of the fire and the people I am with. We have fires with my family, my cousins, my cousin’s friends and many other people. I love it the most is the Fourth of July. Because all of my dad’s side of the family comes we have a big party with fireworks and everything then we have a huge fire. Some of my uncles play the guitar while other people sit around singing. And for me I make s’mores along with my cousins that are younger than me. So it’s always a perfect way to end even the worst of the nights.

My value and priceless moments are similar in some ways but not all. One way is that I love both, the time at the fire and my headphones very, very much. I would also never want to give them away for the world because they both also make me happy even when I am in a bad mood and don’t want to do anything. They are also similar because they give me something to do when I don’t have anyone over or I can’t go to someone’s house. But they could also get me very mad when it comes to smoke coming up and making my clothes smell. Then when my headphones don’t work or are starting to break I would get very mad because they were a lot of money and starting to break.

The headphones and sitting at the fire with my family is also very different. Some ways are that my headphones were a lot of money. While sitting at the fire with my family was not a lot of money well it was not any money at all. Also the fire brings me closer to my family in ways my headphones can’t because with my headphones I am in my room alone doing homework. Another is that I can take my headphones anywhere while I can’t take the fire and family everywhere I go.

The reasons why I value my headphones are because I have wanted them for a really long time and I finally got them. Also because they were a lot of money so it makes me want to take care of them even more then normal things I have in my life. Lastly for the headphones it’s that it makes me feel like I am ignoring the world, so like when I am mad I can put them on and I feel better. I value sitting at the fire because it gives me time to spend with my family and then other people I don’t see other than on the Fourth of July. It’s also a time where my uncle tells us where all the planets are and constellations then when the space shuttle would be going over and mostly if there would be shooting stars up in the sky.

To me value has many definitions, but the best one is that it is something you don’t would not give away even for the world. So for me the thing I value the most is spending time with my family while at the fire. Because I get to see people I don’t normally see there, then it’s just something I never want to forget doing when I am older. That is something I would love to tell people of what we used to do at the fire and all the different memories I remember from it. And how we always have fun doing everything when out there.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peeta from Catching Fire,
Prim from Mockingjay.

It was a cold winter night. People in the town have all been dying, except for Peeta's family because he won the hunger games and Quarter Quall. One day when Peeta and Prim are walking around to get to the places they need to be they both see each other. Prim needed to talk to someone and Peeta needed to tell her that he was truly sorry for what happened and he would have changed everything.
“Life has been very different without katniss in the family” Prim said.
“I am still very sorry Prim you know i tried to save her, you saw how i was after her death in the arena” Peeta says in a sad voice.
“I know Peeta, i know that you would have done anything to save her.” said Prim.
The next day Peeta could not stand it anymore. He asked to go outside so he could get some fresh air. When he got out there it was a sight no one wanted to see, it was Prim getting lifted away in a flying device. When he saw that happening he tried to go get help but he ended up getting captured along with Prim.
“I am sorry that i got you into this” Prim screamed.
“Thats okay, how did they find us all here?” Peeta yelled back at her.
“ I don't know i was playing out here with my cat and they came and then you came out here and i started to get lifted up.” Prim says in a scared voice.
They calmed down after a while, even though they still did not know where they are being taken to. It took awhile to get there so when they reached the destination they finally found out that they were in the capitol… That was the last thing they remembered before getting something stuck into their arm making them sleepy. When they woke up they found president snow starring and doing an evil smile at them.
“Why do you have us here snow? What do you want with us?” Peeta yelled.
“You want to know the real or fake reason?” Snow said with an evil smirk on his face.
“Real!” they both yelled at the same moment.
“Okay I will be nice and tell you. Prim your sister is not dead she is here with us.” Snow said.
“She is alive?” both of them said together again.
“Yes she is here in the building at this very moment. You can go find her if you want.”
“Wait what is the catch Snow? I know you way too well to know there is a catch” Peeta says with confidence.
“Fine the catch is that is you find her in a week or less you all can go back to district 13 and live a perfect life. Now good night!” Snow says.
For the next few days they both searched most of the place. But they have not had any luck and their hopes are fading fast, very fast. In what seemed like 5 hours of looking it was 5 days looking!
“We are never going to find her Peeta!! And you know it!” Prim yells in anger.
“We are going to find her Prim don’t worry just go to sleep.”
It ended up being the last day of them being able to look for her. And its 12 pm. They only have till 5pm to look for her and if they don’t they don’t go home and never see anyone again. When it was almost 5 that’s when they heard crying. They looked at each other and started screaming as loud as they could to see if she could hear them. Then that’s when they saw her it was katniss!