Introduction: we did Journal Prompts all year about different
Topics here are the four I picked.
What is a “hero”? How would you define it?
To me a hero is like a person who do thing to help people out and save the world. To me that is a hero
Reflection on Winter Break
Winter break was ok it was not the best. I wish I could have done more I played games all day long. It was boring playing by my 3self. But my mom made an awesome dinner.
What makes someone an adult?
Or me its when you gained enough experience of how the world works. When you become a responsible, mature, open minded and considerate human being. It has little to do with age. In fact, the whole age debate is based on our assumption when an individual will generally become an adult. This numerical figure differs in cultures around the world. But you can't put an age on it.
How important is it to fit in?
Well fitting in for me is nothing I don’t care if people like the way I act or not am going to just was I. but I can’t say the same for other to them is important. They want all people
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Laura De Jesus
Thesis: In the beginning Lady Macbeth was strong, persuading woman who would do anything to get what she wanted, but that all changes in the end when her guilty conscious gets the best of her.
In Act 1 Scene 5 in the play of Macbeth, Macbeth has just arrived home from war; he had an encounter with weird sisters the witches. They said to him that he would be the new Thane of Cawdor, and King. When he told Lady Macbeth, this is when she hatches her plan to kill the King. Lady Macbeth says to her husband, “ Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it” (Act 1 scene 5 lines 64-65). What she is saying is that, be the innocent person, but be the evil underneath it. Lady Macbeth is thinking to herself, while talking to her husband that her plan might just work in time. She is hoping that her persuading ways would get her what she feels she needs.
After Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had their “talk”, he begins to think to himself, whether he should do the requested deed or not. A few moments into thinking Lady Macbeth enters and says “Art thou afeard to be the same thine own act and valor as thou art in desire?” (Act 1, scene 7, lines 39-41). Lady Macbeth is trying to say are you afraid to be the same man you once were, or the man you wish to be? She believes that Macbeth thinks he will act different after the deed is done. Putting her strong foot forward, she is not letting her plan go away to fast. She needs to think of more ways to persuade him.
Act 2 scene 2, Lady Macbeth hears weird noises and begins to grow suspicion of what is going on. With confusion she starts to think what could it be, she left the daggers in plain sight so there should be no problem. Macbeth enters, Lady Macbeth “Alack, I am afraid they have awaked and tis’ not done, th’ attempt and not the deed”. (Line 8-10). What she means is that she is nervous with all the noise going on if he did the deed or not. She can’t deal with the anxiety.
With two bloody daggers Macbeth has announced that he has killed the king. He also states that they may not be all dead. She takes matters into her own hands and finish what he started. “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white”, (Act 2 Scene 2, lines 67-68) Lady Macbeth says with a panic in her voice She feels like she just did the worse thing possible. The worse thoughts are flowing through her head. The fact that she helped with the murder is eating up at her. She thought that’s what she always wanted but maybe she was wrong.Lady Macbeth is preparing for the gathering, dealing with the fact that she just murdered
In Act 3 scene 4, the dinner is in action, every one is there but Banquo, no one knows where or what happened to him. When he was ready to get his seat he table, he realized he had seen Banquos ghost sitting in his chair. An outrage begins, Lady Macbeth confronts him and says “This is the very painting of your fear, this is the air drawn dagger which you said led to Duncan.”(lines 62-64) She means, that he needs to get it together there are guest that are present, so behave your self and act like a man. She maybe thinks that he will show that they did something wrong or had a part to play and blow their cover.
The suitors, Macbeth, the house has become worried that Lady Macbeth is going completely insane, they don’t know what she is capable of. The doctor is called in, is asked to help. The Gentlewoman says to the doctor, It is an accustomed action with her to seem thus washing her hands. I have known her to continue for an quarter of an hour”. (Lines 27-30) The gentle woman is completely clueless about what to do with Lady Macbeth, so she calls in reinforcements. Lady Macbeth is getting to the point where her guiltiness, is taking over life.
In Act 5 scene 1, Lady Macbeth is going around the house sleep walking, and spilling the facts. The doctor and gentlewoman have just found out that Macbeth is the one to blame for the death of the King, and she helped. Washing her hands Lady Macbeth says,” Here's the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”. (Lines 50-52). She believes that the blood from the daggers will forever be on her hands, never get off. Her thoughts are making her go crazy, no one can help. The changes that are going through her body are horrible.
In this stage of the play, the doctor is trying everything in his power to help her, nothing has worked. “This disease is beyond my practice. Yet, I have known those, which have walked in their sleep who died holily in their beds”, Doctor says. (Act 5 scene 1 lines 58-60). He believes that she will never be the same, she may just be at her last few breaths/days. Lady Macbeth can no longer take this, from being strong she went completely weak.
In Act 5 scene 8, Macbeth has heard that Lady Macbeth has passed away. He doesn’t pay much attention, he is worried about the fight he has headed. Little does he know that Malcolm and Macduff have planned to kill him. After Macduff has killed Macbeth, Malcolm has become the king and announces “Of this dead butcher and his friend like queen, who as tis thought, by self and violent hands took her life”. He is telling everyone that Lady Macbeth has committed suicide. Lady Macbeth was once a persuading and strong woman who let her conscious get the best of her.
Basically Lady Macbeth is a woman who was thought to be of strong courage and bravery, but in the end wasn’t. The quotes above, the story relate to us today in many ways. Shakespeare is telling us that no matter how much you want something you shouldn’t harm others. Killing gets you no where in life, and could also lead to your own death or a horrible life ahead of you.
Introduction: my Independent Reading Book we had to do mine is on a book called Flight #116 is down
Independent Reading Book
Introduction: The book I am reading is could Flight #116 is down and its by Caroline B. Cooney. Now this book did not win any awards or was not in the new your selling times. But it was going to be a movie but it never came out.
So like the story is about a plane unexpectedly crashing
A girl named head backyard. She takes action and call
Emergency and phone for help. First to arrive is Patrick.
Throughout the story each character tells their story
About how they disastrous night about how they
Survived or died as time passed more help came to their
Rescue. Heidi learns that importance of the golden of
Life. In the end no one died every one survived but carly
The island people were not the friendly to each other. So
To stay alive they had to put their different aside and
The main characters are Heidi a 16 year old girls who lives
In dove house, and then there is tuck and Daniel two
Brothers trying to make their father wedding where
Again. Then their dariernne a spoiled and sophisticated
Girl who is cute. Next is carly a young teenager who is
Trying to run away from her old gang. Last is teddide a
Little girl coming home from her grandparents to her parents.
My personal experiences: no I don’t think I ever had experiences like this because one I been on a plan but it never crash but the only part I could relate to is when I had to work with people I didn’t like. Overtime we over came our differences and got it done.
My opinion: the book was ok in my opinion, it could have been better. The one thing I liked about the book was it was on a island and I like book about survivle.the one thing I didn’t like was most of the book was un real and could not happen in
I recommendation: well I don’t really don’t who to recommend but the only thing I can think of is for people who like drama books.
Introduction: Now this is the Macbeth creative one of my favorite because I used comic life to make it and its was fun. In the comic its all about the same events in the book Macbeth but I used video game characters to act it out. It my short version of Macbeth.
The Day My Life Changed . . .
Last year my life changed forever. It was during the summer, around the beginning of school. I went to visit my boyfriend not knowing what would happen minutes later. I arrived there at normal time, twelve noon. We did the usual met up, hug, and talk. As we were to his house, I could tell that today would not be the same. His attitude was more happier and more mischievous. Also there was a change in route, we were just walking through alleyways which was abnormal. My heart was beating like a drum but I kept quiet. We finally arrived reached his house, I was no longer comfortable in his presence but as usual I kept quiet to see what was to happen.
While the movie was playing we were just sitting there, talking, and laughing like old times. Nothing out of the ordinary, but then he began to touch me more then the normal. The feeling of uncomfortabliness came rushing back for the second time but once again I ignored it. I thought going along with it would make it better but it didn’t actually made it worse. After about two minutes I pushed him off, I kept getting further and further. Honestly, that was the dumbest thing I could have done, he groped me and threw me on the ground. Before I hit the ground I hit the glass circular table headfirst. That didn’t stop him; it actually made him smile and chuckle.
Once, I was on the ground, half way unconscious there was absolutely nothing for me to do but kick. While the beating started, I was crying like a baby without milk. After unsuccessful attempts of getting him off me, he went to my face, but busted it up terribly. That was just the beginning through, the worse hasn’t started yet. After all the blood and tears the harassment began. He began to feel up my shirt and tried to unzip my pants. Because I was barely able to walk there wasn’t much I could to get him off me. He was just there on top of me feeling all over me nothing I could do at that moment I just wanted to die. I started to think the worse things ever, but the biggest thing was “rape”. His smile that shone like the sun scared me instead of bringing me joy. As the tears were rolling down I realized that I shouldn’t let some boy take my precious gift from me, with all my force and might I tried to kick him. After a few attempts I finally got him off of me.
I ran to the door fast as lightning. I made it out the door to Godfrey but he caught up to me and pushed me into the street, almost getting myself hit by a car. People just walking by saying or doing nothing. The only option I had left was to fight him, so I did just that. He beat me down once again, but one kick to his “private area”, he was done. While he was lying on the ground, I tried to get up as fast as I could, but the fact that I was barely able to walk made it difficult. After like three minutes I finally got up, and sprinted to the nearest pay phone and called my best friend. She came to my rescue.
To this day my mother doesn’t know what happened to me that day, I am afraid to tell her due to my past ways. She might not believe me and think that is what I wanted just to get attention. So I decided to keep it between him and I. I never regretted anything more than this but there is nothing I can do now. September 13 2010 will always be remembered.
Laura De Jesus
Odysseus is the main character from the book the Odyssey. Everett is the main character from the movie O’ Brother Where Art Thou. While Everett and Odysseus both make it home to their families, the way they handled their adventure is what makes them different. Everett and Odysseus will face some hard battles and choices in the meantime of making home but in the end of the story it makes them stronger and better men. This adventure is life changing.
Everett and Odysseus show some signs of similarities. Everett makes it home to his family with the two people he came and left with Delmar and Pete, his best friends. But it doesn’t end up as well as it seemed in the beginning. On the other hand Odysseus has lost all his partners and friends due to his selfish ways and disregard. Odysseus and Everett are both fathers, but neither of them is worthy enough to be good at being a father until their final return home. Also, Everett and Odysseus have issues with commands, they do what they think is best for them and don’t worry about their companions or any one else.
Everett and Odysseus have two main differences one of them is there work ethic. Everett is an ex-convict who escaped from jail with Delmar and Pete, his two companions. While on the other hand Odysseus is the King, and has to go to war and fight. “What if his great father/ came from the unknown world and drove these men/ like dead leaves through the place" Book 1, lines 145-7. (Athena goes and tells the suitors to leave before Odysseus returns, but during the time she was daydreaming so Telemachus says this.) But little did he know that the war would take ten years, plus the ten extra years he added on due to his ways. The way that Everett and Odysseus handle the work and the way they get home is what makes them different. Odysseus gives into much temptation, which leads to several affairs and unfaithfulness. While Everett is lead into them but doesn't give in, the main he wants to get home to his wife and children. In the end Odysseus isn’t so truthful to his wife about the affairs and his ways. "Go down at once and tell the lady Penelope/ that I am back from Pylos safe and sound" Book 16, lines 151-2 (He tells Eumaius.) This is telling Penelope his wife that he is finally home and has arrived for good.
Although Everett and Odysseus both had companions on their trip, Odysseus wasn't the best captain/leader in the world. He was selfish and only cared about himself and what made him happy. "Hearts of oak, did you go down/ alive into the homes of death? One visit/ finishes all men but yourselves, twice mortal!" Book 12, lines 25-7 (This is the point in time when Odysseus is only thinking of himself and what he wants and needs). He didn't care about what his team wanted or needed, as long as he was happy then everything would be okay. He was a self-centered man. While, Everett also started off that way that is not how he ended up. (In part of the movie he thought his appearance and hair were the most important parts of life.) After a few adventures he changed his ways, and instead of it being all about what he wanted he took into consideration what they needed. His appearance didn’t matter, as much to him anymore, there were more things to worry about. Although, he did have his moments, he still came out the bigger man.
Both Everett and Odysseus learned a lot in their adventures. Although they faced difficulties returning to their families in the end it was for the best. The difficulties that they faced like returning home and realizing who are they are made them a better person. Everett and Odysseus learned that a lot during their adventure but the main thing that they learned was the fact that appearance shouldn’t matter as much as their family.
Intro: This is my first Independent Reading Project.
Laura De Jesus
January 18, 2011
Title – Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice is a New York Times 3 Million Best Seller. This story is FULL of drama and suspense! Every word in this book has a reason of being placed on the page. Alice is a desperate girl on the chase of drugs. Alice was a young girl who did not belong in any group, she was just there. Her father got a job promotion and she moved to a smaller town but still suffered through the same problems. Until she meet this girl at a boutique named Chris. Little did she know what she was about get herself into, Chris was a year older then Alice. They more they began to hang out the closer they became; Alice got hired at the same place as Chris. It seemed to be a great idea at the time, but when they began to hang out outside of the work place that’s everything started to change. One night Alice joined Chris in an all girls night, this was the day Alice changed forever. She tried drug for the first time. She started off with acid; she was high to the max by the first shot! This became a daily routine for the two of them; they took it up to shooting, then pot. She was at the point where she couldn’t go a day without getting high. Alice began to experiment sex with drugs, she lost it to a random guy at a party. After returning to her grandmothers house she back to her normal self again, but once Chris appeared again she was worse then ever! They saved all their earnings from working long hours to run away and get high 24/7. Chris had a friend in California so they decided to move there for a bit and look for work. A few weeks pass by and they begin to realize the jobs they found weren’t cutting their needs to get high. Starving and quitting their jobs, Chris found a job with a young lady not that much older then her. She was ALSO addicted to drugs. Due to this fact it made it difficult for them to work together. Alice was also hired, the three went to parties everyday after work to get high with the “rich folks”. Almost year goes by they think its time to go home for Christmas. After two days they finally made it home in time for Christmas, they were sober about six months. Thinking that they would never return to drugs again, that was not the case at all. Chris began to a date a college boy, and set up Alice with his friend. The facts that Alice was fifteen and Chris was sixteen made their relationships illegal, so they kept the drugs and sex a secret. This was going on for almost a year. Come to find out their “boyfriends” were each other’s boyfriends! After Alice seen this she went running away again. At this point she was seventeen nothing was stopping her. She would give blowjobs; have sex with females and males just to get a fix. She joined all different groups of addicts till she meet a young girl only fourteen on the run just like her. Alice had one more chance for help, she accepted it. It didn’t work for that long, she overdosed and dies.
Favorite Actor: Alice
Why? Because she was real and always something new.
I would recommend this book to anyone, it is an amazing book. The suspense makes you want to never stop reading. I think it should be a required book for all the ninth graders in public schools. The book teaches us to never escape from the hard times in life but accept them as they are and move on with life. I can relate to the characters in the story in a certain way. I think the book teaches youths and adults that peer pressure can harm you for the rest of your life.
Why Do We Write?
Why do we write? Well me personally I write because it is my way to get away. I write because people can’t judge me because they can’t see me. Also, I write because I can express myself in different ways, I am a very shy person I don’t say what I feel aloud, so I write them on paper and feel like a weight has been lifted of my shoulder. Why do we write? People write to tell us their stories and experiences without words.
If You Really Knew Me…
If you really knew me you would know that I am afraid of heights. If you really knew me you would know that I have a trust problem and am very afraid to express myself. If you really knew me you would know I feel like I have no one to go to. If you really me you would know that I have many issues, and am afraid to get judged. If you really knew me you would know that I cry a lot over things that maybe I shouldn’t care about. If you really knew me you would know that I blame myself for my brother’s death. If you really knew me I feel like I make people get out of my life, for the wrong reasons. If you really knew me you would know that I feel unloved and unappreciated in my own house. If you really knew you would know that it’s taking a lot in me to write this about myself.
How Important Is It To Fit In?
Does it matter to fit in? I don’t think that it matters that much, I mean it depends on who you are and how easy you give into peer pressure. Personally I see no reason to fit in with the rest of the world. We are all different for reasons, if we were meant to be the same look alike, dress alike, and act alike we would have been born that way. The style and world changes everyday so often, it would be like changing who you are whenever someone comes out with a new sneaker or new perfume. It is pointless, just be yourself 101% of the time, and your better off.
Has Anyone Ever Exceeded Your Expectations?
No not that I can remember. Only reason is because I don’t expect much from anyone anymore, whatever they do or give me is what it is. Life has taught me a lot and that is one of the main ones, don’t expect much, you’ll usually get the unexpected. “Expect the Unexpected.”
Me, well as a ninth grade I feel as though I changed a lot throughout the year. My previous work is a sow case of how much progress I went through. When I first entered Mrs. Dunn’s class I couldn’t tell the difference between compound and complex sentences, now it comes naturally. My form of writing has changed a lot, due to the help from the teachers and students in Mrs. Dunn’s English 1 Class.
My main strengths in English are that I can speak my mind through my writing and not be afraid to express myself. Also, my vocabulary it has become much better and to the standards of a ninth grader. My weaknesses are that I have trouble making sense when I write paragraphs and stories. It’s hard for me to remember what I typed and how I typed it. But it’s getting better it should be better as we speak. I would love to get better at my parts of speech.
My experiences on working on this portfolio were hard, and fun at the same time. Finding all my work and editing it was the hardest part because I don’t like to look back and edit. Also, the uploading it, it took a while but I got it to work on the second try. I had a decent time going back through all my work; it reminded me of all the work I did in the beginning and how much I changed.
My favorite piece in my portfolio is my Me Magazine, because that was my first project that I actually cared about and took time to do. It brought back memories of the eighth grade. And how much fun I had.
November 2, 2010
Thesis: Macbeth starts out as a loyal and trustful friend/ warrior. But, through out the story he slowly begins to become evil and almost everyone grows in to fear and hate’s him.
Next is that they came back from the news that the winches gave them and Macbeth began talking to lady Macbeth and at the same time, king Duncan paid a visit and they began talking. Then, king Duncan shows how grateful he is to Macbeth for winning the battle that they had, but Macbeth wants nothing in return. His loyalty and service is enough for him. The quote “the service and the loyalty I owe in doing it pays itself your highness’ part is to receive our duties” Act 1 scene 4 lines 22 through 24 page 14- is then said. Why is that Macbeth is a great man and is just focusing on the fighting and wants nothing to be given to him for his work. He just wants the king’s loyalty and trust and that’s why I think that Macbeth says this quote…
The king and Macbeth talked for a while but then lady Macbeth grabbed his hand and they had a little conversation about the situation and then Macbeth talked to king Duncan about how his wife needed some time alone. He says “the hearing of my wife with your approach; so humbly take my leave” Act 1 scene 4 lines 47 through 48 page 15- I think that Macbeth respectfully told king Duncan that they needed to be alone so he told him the quote.
It is nighttime close to midnight and everyone is asleep in the house of Macbeth. He begins talking to him self-saying that he just want this to be over with and done. He is planning to kill king Duncan but is a bit scared to do so cause there are so many things that can happen once this is done. He says “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘there well it were done quickly” Act 1 scene 7 line 1 page 20- I think why Macbeth wants this to just be done with is because he can’t take the pressure of the deed anymore. He wants to just get it over with so lady Macbeth can stop nagging him to do something. Plus. He probably wants to be king and forget about this once it’s done.
They are all at a party celebrating Macbeth becoming king but Macbeth is not acting him. He is acting a bit crazy and regretful about what he has done.
Then lady Macbeth has a private conversation with him to try and finger out what’s wrong with him. Then, Lady Macbeth then says was the hope drunk when you dressed yourself?” Act 1 scene 7 lines 35 thought 36 page 22- Lady Macbeth is a bit surprise that Macbeth is acting in such a manner. She though that he would be happy and have forgetting about what he did. So she is insulting him cause she cannot believe how he is acting.
Macbeth is awake and thinking about what he is about to do. He sees a floating dagger and begins to talk to himself and tryst to grab a hold of it but cannot grab the dagger. So he begins talking out loud about the crim. The quote is “Is this a dagger, which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch
I think that he is being paranoid about the crime and just want it to be done and forgotten about but just cannot stop thinking of it so he begins to think about it a lot and see things.
Macbeth comes running to lady Macbeth covered in blood and daggers in hand. Lady Macbeth gets scared as Macbeth
q is scared and covered in blood. As they talk about the deed, lady Macbeth takes the daggers and takes them back to the scene to frame the gourds. The line is “I have done the deed. Didst you not hear the noise” (act 2 scene 2 line 14 page 27) I think why this is that Macbeth wanted lady Macbeth to know so she could stop nagging him about killing ducan. So, I think that that’s why Macbeth told his wife about what he has done.
Macbeth is now king but has become a bit of a jerk. He has so much power but he just wants more and more and more. So, a servant comes to him to tell him that he saw trees moving to the castle. But Macbeth thinks his lying and threatens him but still investigates. The quote that the servant says is “stones have been known to move and speak” ( act 3 scene 4 line 126 page 55) I think that since Macbeth is powerful he doesn’t really think nothings a threat to him so he just thinks its nothing. When the old Macbeth would have checked it out with extreme caution. Unlike the king Macbeth. Witch he really doesn’t care that much.
Macbeth and his men are at war with enemy thanes, Malcolm and Mac duff. As Macbeth kills a solder he begins to talk to him self, as he is a bit angry and upset. He has so many things going thought his mind and that’s when he just says the quote “my soul is too much charged with blood and thane already” (act 5 scene 8 lines 5 thought 6 page 95) I think that Macbeth is only focus on the battle and not the death of his wife or the danger that his men/people are in. he is filled with so much angry that he just wants to kill…
Macbeth just finishes killing a soldier and talks to himself. Then all of a sudden, Mac duff shows up behind him and tells him to turn and fight. After they fight they begin to talk about Malcolm becoming king. Macbeth then says the quote “I will not yield, to kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet.” (Act 5 scene 8 lines 27 through 29 page 96)I think that Macbeth rather dies then witness the crowning of Malcolm. He knows that he is going to die and Malcolm is going to be king no matter what happens. So, Macbeth just wants to fight until he can no longer fight. But he will not be alive to see Malcolm become king.
The best day of my life.
Ring ring…… ring ring…. Ring ring…
“Who is this? “
“Get up, its time…”
-Sigh- I remember this as if it happen yesterday… It was December 22, 2009 12:32 pm eastern standard time in the afternoon. I was sleeping in my twin size bed under my dark green sheets and lying on my soft and cozy dark green matching pillow. My brother was sleeping on the floor like a passed out drunk, the room was dark and cold. The phone kept ringing and ringing. My brother and me got really annoyed. I threw my pillow at the phone and it fell, sadly it didn’t shut up. So I get up in anger and picked up the phone like how a Rican is when he’s hungry and there is no food to feed himself (trust me, that get us really angry): humor. I picked up the phone and yelled, “Who in the world is this!!! It’s 12:33 in the afternoon yet you call what can possibly be so important that you must call! Who got shot? Who’s bleeding gallons and gallons of blood? What the hell! Are you this damn mentally challenge!” I breathe and waited for the caller to respond and…. All of a sudden you hear death it self, an angry Puerto Rican lady on the phone talking louder than the Phillies game was when they won the world series: simile and cursing more than a sailor metaphor in Spanish. “Look, calm down alright it’s your mother, shut up and get dress. I’ll be there in 20 minutes so hurry up or you’ll starve” So, I sigh and hung up. Next thing you know, the phone rings again to her screaming, “why didn’t you say good-bye!” I said good-bye and hung up like a gentlemen from the 1970’s. –Humor and simile-
I went to wake up my brother lazy self and he hits me. I called him some bad things and leave. So, I brush my teeth and got dressed and fix my amazing and sexy hair. I took like 40 hours fixing my hair making it exactly how I wanted it. Shining it and making it as awesome as hair can be. I walked down stairs and sat on the sofa and realized “oh god wait, if mom ever caught me sitting on her sixty thousand dollar sofa she would run me over with the car in repeated attempts” humor- I sat on the floor and waited like a good boy. I looked at the clock and it read “1:20pm standard eastern time” I turn on the 52 inc Sony high definition black TV and watched a beautiful and touching Spanish soap opera. Next thing you know “1:45pm standard eastern time” note 20 minutes had gone by. I got up and walked over to the kitchen and there was nothing there just like my stomach. I walked back in anger and waited. Next thing you know, it’s “2:10pm standard eastern time” I got my dark gray t-mobile gravity t touch screen phone and unlocked it opening up the contact list looking for my mother’s number and dialed the number in anger. I waited and waited for her to pick up and she doesn’t. I sigh and walk outside to get the mail. But I forgot that the door was locked. So I got the mail and try to open the door. Sadly, it’s locked. I knock and I knock and I knock so my brother would hear me but he’s still asleep. So I walked around the back and see if the doors open and nope, it’s locked. I get so angry and threw the mail. I realize that those are the bills and if my mom found out that they were on the floor getting wet and dirty she would kill me… so I quickly picked them up and clean them up and hold them with care and waited hoping my mom gets me. I tried to open the window and success! It opens. I get in like a thief getting inside that store down the street at night simile. And there, my brother is there with a deadly broom and his face filled with anger for waking him up. My heart freezes, hoping he doesn’t hit me with it. He hits me with it.. I tell him “dude, its me calm down calm down” he says “that’s for waking me up stupid!” he leaves and I sit on the floor. I tell myself “what a jerk” then.
I hear the car’s beep and I slowly walk out in pain. I open the door of the blue Honda civic mugen si is waiting outside. I open the door and get in to a screaming woman. “What toke you so long I waited like a minute for you to get in boy, damn!” I sigh and respond to “sorry mom” we drove off and she turns up the music like a million volume bars: hyperbolae up almost blowing my eardrums. Next thing you know. Were at the store that only gods go to “BEST BUY!!!” I get all happy like a kid is when he or she is eating a jumbo ice cream cone. I jump up and down on my seat as I say “mom mom mom mom what cha going to get me huh mom huh” she hits me in the back of the head and tells me to get out… I’m still happy and run inside and look around. She tells me to look around. I look around and like 20 mins later my mom comes and says the water that brought tears to my eyes. “Aidan, get a ps3 box and a cheap game and at that moment. My heart stops and I fell to the floor on my knees. She tells me to get up and stop embarrassing her so I ran to the game section and there. There lies the system of the gods. The sexiest console ever to touch by man. I spend like 60 hours trying to pick out the perfect and best looking box. Hyperbolae I picked up the Sony entertainment play station 3 box and music of the gods begins to play in my head, as I see nothing but happiness and joy. I carry the 60-pound box and once again I spend like 40 hours trying to pick out a game hyperbolae. I then picked out the best game ever to be created, yes, im talking about METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS TACTICAL ESPIONOGE ACTION FOR PS3 ONLY BLUE RAY HIGH DEFINATION GAME PLAY tears of joy fall down my cheek and I happily and carefully pick up the game as if it was a trillion dollars. I walk up to my mom almost crying and she pays for the things at the check out counter.
Even though it’s heavy, I carry them by myself to the Honda civic si mugen and hop in. My mom looks happy and so am I. I tell her “thanks mom I love you” she tells me “stop kissing up Aidan” and I smile and look away. Just as I though it couldn’t get any better. We get to burger king and I can get what ever I want. I kiss my mothers cheek and she smacks me. I get a large number 6 with a large DR. Pepper and large fries. As I get the food I reach for a fir and my mom says “boy, touch the fir and I’ll kill you (she hates people eating in her car) So I wait almost close to a heart attack. We get home and I run faster than the flash to my room. I open up the box of the ps3 and I get happy in so many ways. I hook up the system and I have tears of joy and my heart races of how sexy the game is. I pop in mgs4 and I get ready to have my heart and head exploded by the beauty. I wait and wait and bam!!!!!!! There was the legendary hero solid snake smoking a cigarette all-awesome and what not. I wait for the game to load and I play the first mission. The controller is just so sexy and smooth and black and soft and the game is perfect and the sounds, graphics everything is godly amazing. I wasn’t that happen since the time I got my ps2. So, as I play the game im just so happy and I say to my self “is this what heaven feels like?” I continue to play for the rest of the day and at exactly 4am I got knocked out holding my ps3 controller in my hands. So I think that that’s about it about me and the day that I got my ps3 and mgs4 copy. So as you can obviously see you should know that my realization is that you can never know how a day will turn out to be. So thank you for your time and thank you for reading. ^,..,^
The creator of this amazing story is Aidan Rios. From red stream on January 10, 2011 11:20pm
Introduction: this is my macbeth character analysis and all this how I talk about how Macbeth started off being a good guy then turning into a bad guy. Also I had to use quotes in the book to show it.
Zakee Jones Macbeth
Theses: Macbeth start off being a noble warrior to a blood lust killer who will do anything to say in power.
1 in Line 1 Act 1.7
Macbeth was like hero to his people and got promoted. But his wife thought he should get more
So Macbeth is talking to himself in his soliloquy he is alone in a room conversing about if he
kill Duncan. He think over and over to him arguing in his head and with this thoughts about
what would be good about killing Duncan and what will be the terrible if he did it. When
Macbeth says line 1 act 1.7 if were done “tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly
what he means is if I got to kill Duncan to become king I got to do it quick or people might
get suspicious of me. At this point Macbeth is going through a catcher evaluation change
and is now starting to have mix feeling. He thinking will kill Duncan to get more power then his proposition.
In Act 1.7,line 12 Macbeth is still in his soliloquy talking whets right
and whets wrong. Hess not really sure yet but whatever design he make is going to have an
effect on him, Macbeth say evenhanded justice commends th’ ingredient of our poisoned
chalice to our own lips. What this means is Macbeth is saying that even if I kill him and
become king the guilt in the end of it all will come back to him. Or he will kill and get caught
he might get killed himself and it will be for nothing.
Quote 3 in act 1.7 line 6 .so Macbeth is thinking im not going to kill Duncan because I have
everying I need a porosation, which means we will be making more money. But lady
Macbeth starts to get upset because if they become come king they will have even more
power. She start to question his man hood and Macbeth say I dare do all that amy become a
man who dare to more is none. And what this means is im all ready a man if any one goose
that far they are not a man
Quote 4 act 2.1 line 45 so in this seen Macbeth is ready you kill Duncan he is trying to get
his focus has handed made up his mined but suddenly he see a dagger in front of him. He
douse in know if he is going crazy or not but this what Macbeth say mine eyes are made
fools o’ the’ other senses or else worth all the sleep what douse this mean? Is his eyes
playing trick no the other senses I think I must rest.
Quote 5: act v.5 line 9 in this part Macbeth have just about killed everyone that became a
threat to his power. His entire servant is scared of him so he hears that the forest is coming
to his Castile and he is ready to fight. At the end he knows his power is coming to the end.
He says I have almost forgot the taste of fear. Which means I Alost forgot what fear feels
like. Will he do that much to stay in power?
Quote 6 act v.5 line 17
Macbeth so he gets new that his wife is dead they don’t say how but I guess that’s up to you.
So he says she should have died hereafter: there would have been a time for such a word. So
what he saying is he not pushing it a side but he cant let this news get him down his about to
go into war their would have been a better time to tell him this. He can’t let this be
conscience while he in war or it could mess up his focus.
Quote 7 In the end of act 3 scene 1, Macbeth is talk to his little people that kills people for Macbeth. Macbeth at this point is forcing the murderers to find and kill banquo a soon as possible before he gets in Macbeth way. According to act 3 scene 1 lines 140-143 Macbeth states “I’ll call upon you straight. Abide within. It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul’s flight, If it finds heaven, must find it out tonight” to the murderers. This quote means that Macbeth does not know if banquo will be going to heaven or not but he does not care he just wants Banquo dead. As you can see now Macbeth has hit his Blood thirsty mean killer part of him. Now all he want to do is kill and kill to do anything to keep the crown ad to keep his secret of the death of King Duncan.
Quote 8 Analyze Act 2 scenes 2, after the death of king Duncan Macbeth and lady Macbeth is talking to each other . Macbeth is saying that he will not sleep any more. the quote in act 2 scene 2 lines 40-43 “Sleep that knits up the revealed sleave of care, the death of each days life, sore labors bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, chief nourishes is life’s feast”. This is a quote saying what he did when he was sleeping but from the context he will not sleep anymore and no more of this will ever happen. But Lady Macbeth is making him go to sleep. As you can see Macbeth is going a little big insane after killing King Duncan.
Quote 9 In Act 2 scene 2, lady Macbeth and Macbeth is still talking to each other after king Duncan’s death. Macbeth is saying that he will never sleep again and he had just got done killing Duncan. After seeing himself kill king Duncan he is feeling guilty and Lady Macbeth is forcing him to not.
Quote 10 In act 3 scene 1, Macbeth is getting better after the death of Macbeth but he has sent people out to kill Banqou know. Macbeth, lady Macbeth and the warriors will now meet to have diner with each other. Macbeth states in act 3 scene 1 lines 63-64 “Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, No son of mine succeeding”. By this quote Macbeth means that Banquo will die and his son of his will be king. Macbeth is trying to keep the crown and is willing to kill any one that steps in front of his way. He does not care who it is because Macbeth will kill who ever it is. now Macbeth is showing his colors that he is becoming turning to be a blood thirsty killer.
In this paper, I’ll be comparing the loyalty level between Odysseus from the Odyssey and King Leonidas from the movie 300. The reason why I picked these two charters is because they take the same journey and somewhat similar paths. So, in the following paragraphs I’ll be explaining and talking about their similarities and the different levels (ideas) of loyalty.
Odysseus from the odyssey seems like a very greedy for glory warrior and loves to be in the limelight a lot and for his name to be heard by all and many. For an example, in book 9 of the book he is on this ship with his crew and they stopped at a island. They go into a cave in where they meet a Cyclopes. They have a fierce battle but in time, Odysseus and his men blinds the giant and manage to leave the island on their ship. But, loud mouth Odysseus screams and yells at the giant getting his attention. The giant then throws a huge rock at them just barley missing them. A quite from the story to support this is "Odysseus shouts taunts at Polyphemus who hurls a hilltop in his direction. The Greeks race away and urge Odysseus not to incite the giant, but Odysseus doesn't listen and tells the Cyclops his name." - book 9 - So, as you can see he loves for people to hear his name and know what he has done. So, that was one reason of the lack of loyalty he has because he didn't listen to his men and continue to start trouble.
Another reason is When Odysseus sleeps with both Calypso and Circe even though he has a wife. That is a real lack of loyalty because he is a married man but he goes around sleeping with other women and never telling Penelope that he did. I don’t know about you but to me that sounds like a jerk to me is he is going to lie to his wife and sleep with random women. A quite from the story is "Odysseus soon becomes Circe’s lover, and he and his men live with her in luxury for a year. When his men finally persuade him to continue the journey" -book 10-. So, as you can clearly see, if it weren’t for Odysseus men telling him to leave he would have stayed for a longer period of time with Circe. So, this man just completely lacks loyalty.
Moving on to King Leonidas from the amazing movie 300. This man has a lot of pride and loyalty, but he makes a few mistakes on his journey and his a bit of glory greedy as Odysseus is. For an example, When the king and his Spartan army is fighting the beast with sword hands, He has a hard time fighting it, But then kills it and rips off his head showing it to every one so people can know he killed it. Witch is a lot like what Odysseus did with the Cyclops.
Another greedy moment is when he meets up with his long time friend and his army. They both talk about each other army but then Leonidas yells and rubs in his face that he has 300 of the strongest, loyalty and respect men sprat has to give. Then the conversation drops and he smiles staying proud that he won that orally fight.
A reason of un loyalty is in the beginning of the movie when tree witches confront him and try to seduce him witch for a minute worked but he then becomes stronger and fights them off leaving angrily.
So, basically both men went through the same journey and somewhat same encounters and both faced the same problem. Only difference is that King Leonidas made more reasonable choices as for Odysseus just wanted the choice that would make him famous and heard by many.
During this project, i made a thing called "me mag". Basically what i did here was that i made a little homemade magazine about me. I took three main things that make me well me. The images of my mag are below.
Introduction: this is my Memoir vignette. so this was my q3 benchmark it was about my old days in school how I act and other stuff .it took my a long time to write but I got it done .I its two story in one
Chapter 1 first day
Tick tock tick tock (onomatopoeia). As I stared at the time I couldn’t take another minute of hearing this teacher talk even though I could not tell time. It was September 14, 2004, my first day of Fifth grade in Wilson Elementary School. Since we moved to this new school I didn’t know anyone. When I entered my first day of school all eyes were on me. They stared at me as if I was a wild animal going crazy (simile). “Class, this is Zakee,” she said. “He is new to this neighborhood, be sure to show him around” (dialogue). As the teacher pointed to my seat, I knew to sit next to the kid in the blue hoodie. I felt a strange but odd feeling that all eyes were on me. But I had dared not to look. It was that same feeling of the time when I was playing outside and noticed a shadow standing behind me. It had four legs and drool coming out of its mouth. It was a dog. Luckily Ms .Pam had him on a leash or he would have torn me to bits. I finally decided to look up, after all I couldn’t look down for the rest of the year. So I slowly looked up and saw these lustrous (vocabulary) brown eyes looking at me in the face. My lips were frozen. I was unable to talk.
“Hi”, she said with a bright energetic voice. “Hello?” she said as snapped me from my daze of confusion.
I replied with a low tone “hi”.
“What did you say?
Hi!” I said even louder.
Without realizing it everyone was looking at me. The teacher asked, “Zakee is there something wrong?”
“No” I said, sitting down. That same bright smile was still looking at me then.
“My name is Monica, it’s nice to meet you.”
“Class is over”, the teacher announced (dialogue).
I thought, what all ready? It was lunchtime, one of the best periods of the day. No thinking
about fractions or when did Americans get their independence from the British. None of that, just my turkey sandwich and me, a Hi-C drink and sweet and delicious Krumpets cake (Magic 3). As I was about to take a tremendous bite of my sandwich I was tapped on my shoulder.
“May I sit next to you?” It was Monica .
“Sure”, I said as I wondered of all people why me? Well at that point it didn’t matter she asked to sit next to me and that was that.
“What kind of lunch did you bring?”
“A turkey sandwich, a Hi-C juice and Krumpet. What about you?”
“A peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a bag of chips. It’s my favorite meal.”
After that we started eating in an awkward moment of silents more kids came to the table and began eating. They started talking about baseball cards and Pokémon cards. I wasn’t interested in their conversation. I was more of a gamer. I used to collect them, though, back in second grade. That is until I kept leaving them in my pocket and they kept getting washed. So that’s when my mom decided no more Pokémon cards for me.
The bell rung and it was time to move on to our last class of the day, Science. I was waiting for this moment for a while because Science was my favorite class and at my old school the teacher made it fun for us. As we walked in the class it seemed that the kids had a seating chart . So I walked up to the teacher and asked, “Where do I sit?” “Anywhere you want” he said with a sleazy voice. So I sat in the back of the room where I couldn’t have any problems with this dude. Judging by his voice this guy and me were not going to get along. For about 40 minutes of the class all this guy did was talk and talk and even more talking(repetition for effect). I whispered to the kid next to me, “What’s his name again?” “Mr. Green”, he replied. Finally, class was over. I packed all the books as fast as I could and darted for the door. I went to my locker, packed my books and went home (magic 3). The first thing my mom asked me was “How was school to day?” All I said was “It was a waste of time”( Dialogue).
Chapter 2 : late
It was that Monday moreing that no one liked .”Zakee” my mom Yelled “get up or you are late for school” I turn to look at the clock 7:37 oh no imp goanna be late. I quickly jump out of bed Threw on any thing that match and brush my teeth wish and my ran out the door . I saw the school bus down the street near were my bus top is. I darted down the street fast as I could but it was no use. I guess im walking half way across the city to get to my Damnations. Well it felt like half way but it was only like7-8 blocks. As I walk to school It felt like adventure in like in the TV shows were bad thing keep happen and Preventing my form getting form school. I was so exscinded but then realizes I could Be kidnap or killed or even worst raped! Trying so hard not to think about only Made me think about it more. Walking downs the 24th street and it started to rain.. Oh great no umbrella to hold over my head. Walking in rain I noticed this black
Car has been be hind me for some time now I turn right it turn right I went left it when left. I hade only 1 thought im my head scream like a little girl and run but at that time I was to much to manly to do that. So I ran and ran and ran not caring were I was going. Turing back to see if the black car was still pressuring me it was Gone. It turn out that the car was not after me it was jus caqance that it turn the same time I did ….. Man I felt like an idiot running down the street. Finally I could see My school. Rushing in wet like a mop I got my late slip and headed for class .ernering my class my teachers say ahhh zakee your just in time for our pop quiz. Pop quiz .
ughhhhh I hate Mondays!
May 25, 2011
My independent reading project was on the best book in the whole world "the dark knight" written by Dennis O’Neil. This book was obviously about batman (Bruce Wayne); the main story behind this book is about rich and wealthy gentlemen called Bruce Wayne. He is the owner of his own company called Wayne industries and is a billionaire. His company “Wayne industries” makes all short of high tech advance technology to help people or just for protection. Not only is he the president of his company but also a crime fighting, secretly vigilante called Batman. He has no super powers but since he has so much money he buys all of the tools that he needs in order to protect the weak. Nobody really knows that the man behind the mask is Bruce Wayne except for his most trusted butler "Alfred". Alfred took him under his wing when Bruce was only but eight years old when both his parents dyed. So, they both have a strong trust between each other.
The book takes place in a made up city called “Gotham City”. It is just like a New York much would argue that there is no difference at all. But, the main place that this book takes place in is in Gotham city and Hong Kong for only one chapter. But, that’s all I can really say about the setting other then that the year in the book is around 2008-2011 they never really give the time era but based on the environments and the story I would say it’s modern time.
Now, as for the main characters you can really name them off the bat because it’s a fast pace moving book but the main people that you encounter when reading are Bruce Wayne (Batman), Alfred, Rachael, Joker and commissioner Gordon. There are many other people that you come encounter with but they either never get mention again or get killed. But, the people that I named before are the people you read about over and over and over again.
While reading the book, you well encounter that his parents got killed when he was just a kid (8 years old) and was raised by his butler. His parents got killed by a robber who wanted to steal from them but Is father tried to talk to the robber and thin unfortunate got shot and killed along with his wife. And Bruce’s mother. So, once his parents got killed, he swore that he would protect the people of Gotham so nobody else would have to go threw what he did when he was a kid. But the thing is he's different from other superheroes. He has no super powers so it makes it a little harder for him to get to wear he needs to get to in time and fight criminals. He builds a tank looking vehicle called the bat mobile and he bought parts to make very high tech and advance weapons to help him. As he fights crime and protects he grows enemies. The main enemy in the movie is a terrifying face panted clown called "the joker". The joker takes things beyond what the average criminal would. He kills people and makes it a game. He destroys a whole hospital and laughs as he does. Also, when most enemies would cry and beg for forgiveness, when the joker is in danger, he laughs in the face of danger.
Thought out the whole book, I read that Batman is always getting out of harm just to get back into it. In one chapter, it states that he just finish saving this girl called Rachel Dawes and it was a close call because he had to jump off a building and catches her just in the nick of time. As soon as they were safe, without wasting time the joker threatens batman by telling him that he has two ships filled with people giving him a life and death choice. One ship is filled with inmates and criminals while the other one is filled with safe and normal people. So, he had to safe one but the other one would blow up. You would think that this is hard but as batman and the well earned title "The greases detective in the world" he manage to safe both ships. So, even though he has no super powers he is still an amazing and great super hero/detective.
My favorite character in the whole story was a hard choice between batman and joker I couldn't choose. Why is because wall batman is a brave and heroic superhero that puts everything beside himself first and stops at nothing to protect the weak. He also is just a great person to look up to. Now, I also liked the kookier because well even though he's a criminal he also made me laugh a lot throughout out the book like he made everything seem like one big joke and for that I just liked him.
Now, I could relate to this because well I don't fight crime and I don't do crime so I cant really say much on something I never tried. Although I would love to try this but it just seems extremely too dangerous to attempt to do so I’ll just keep it in my head for now.
As you must know there was also a movie version of this book just like many. The movie was outstanding but I liked the book better because the book gets more in detailed then the movie. For an example, the book has a stronger background story behind the joker that they don’t say in the movie. Like, they explain what happen to his parents and how he became so evil and careless about people and just like the movie it explains the scars he have. But, regardless when I was reading the book I found it to be a little bit more boring but it was more fun to read cause I learned a lot more stuff about both batman and the joker. So, I would give this book a 4 out of 5 because it was such a great and fun book to read but the movie just got my attention more. So, I would strongly recommend reading this book and watching the movie as well. Both would be a bit differently but it will basically have the same idea of a man called Bruce Wayne aka Batman and about his arch villain the Joker.
Below is a picture of the book cover you can fine this book just about anywhere like Wal-mart, Target, barns and noble ect.
This was a journal response to the question "How do you feel about seeing the word nigger in a book/ anywhere?" we were reading "Kindred" and the word popped up a few times. I suppose a few people were offended but I wasn't and I'm African American.
March 17, 2011
English Journal 14
As long as the word nigger is being used in an educational sense, I’m fine with it. Because if anything, the word nigger doesn’t apply to me. SO when I saw it last night, it was just another word. I’m past the whole racism thing and I refuse to get upset over the ignorance of others.
March 17, 2011
English Journal 14
As long as the word nigger is being used in an educational sense, I’m fine with it. Because if anything, the word nigger doesn’t apply to me. SO when I saw it last night, it was just another word. If my skin color doesn’t define who I am, then some word definitely won’t. And further more I don’t think it is ok when people change the ending er and put an a. It means the same thing. Anyways, I refuse to get upset about something that doesn’t apply to me. I’m a human not a nigger.