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Love Moderately

May16

In scene 6, act two of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence tells Romeo and Juliet to love moderately. I honestly think that this was great advice for these two. They are not moderate people, they are very extreme (considering how they just met and are getting married.) and need the reminder to just be moderate, not over the top. However, I’m pretty sure that they don’t take his advice. If you were to love moderately, I’m pretty sure that you wouldn’t kill yourself to be with the one you love, that’s pretty extreme. Although, I still think that it is great advice for anyone not just for Romeo and Juliet.

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Hatred

May8

Do you know what I hate? I hate it when the cord on the vacuum cleaner isn’t wound up perfectly. It’s the weirdest thing and I don’t even know why, but I hate it! If I go to vacuum the front room and I pull out the vacuum from the closet… and the cord is all tangled and wrapped around the top handle…. it just makes me very unhappy.

It’s really easy for us as humans to just get all angry and blow up in someones face. I think it’s just the natural way of man. But that certainly doesn’t make it right. I think we have all at one point or another hated someone or something, (Just like that tangled mess of cords wrapped around the vacuum!!) but really why? I think we could all do without this hatred stuff, even though it is really hard to let go of. I feel like if we all could let go of who we hate and what we hate and just forgive, the world would be so much nicer.

 

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Should Schools Still Teach Shakespeare?

April24

I think that Shakespeare should still be taught in schools. I realize that a lot of people don’t like Shakespeare and find it confusing, but I don’t think that that is any reason to abandon it. Even though he is really old and his poetry doesn’t make a lot of sense, it inspires people. His words have a melody that comes along with it and his work is full of relateable experiences that can help people make sense of today. Now I don’t just think that Shakespeare should be taught, true he is good and I love his works, there are also a lot of good authors, play writes and poets out there. I think it would be nice if we expanded our views on other authors, but I think we should still keep Shakespeare.

 

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What I Don’t Know About My Fellow Students

March20

Everyday we go to school. We roam the same hallways, learn in the same classrooms, and see our peers daily. But it’s surprising how little we know about each other. We literally spend hours together with our peers for a year and yet, we never really get to know the people around us. That’s why I thought it was super cool when we got to do the humans of PG project. I really liked being able to just take a peak into some of my peers lives and to get to know them better. In general I think this assignment helped me to realize how we’ve all got some trial or some sort of problem. Most of us feel alone in what were feeling but it’s nice to know that about everyone is feeling the exact same way.

 

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Work Will Work When Wishy Washy Wishing Will Not

March8

I’m not really sure if I ever had a goal. I mean, I did want a good grade but I guess that doesn’t count for a good goal. I would however like to get better at argumentative writing. I have never been able to choose a side. I guess I just like finding a happy medium, which is good in some cases I guess, but not in argumentative writing. I guess that would be my goal that I need to work harder on to feel like I achieved something in this class. I think if I really dig in and do my research, I’ll be able to pick a side and write a more persuasive essay.

 

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What Makes A Person Great

February27

I’ve just finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee and If-, by Rudyard Kipling. Each display great attributes of what would make some one great. But what exactly makes a person great? I feel like if the person is honestly trying their best and always looking out for others they are a good person. Someone who tries and doesn’t give up shows great courage and faith. I also think that if someone is aware of the people around them and how what they are doing affects others, they would be in great shape. If we all just tried to become a little bit better everyday, I think that we would all be a greater person.

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To Kill A Mockingbird Review

February20

I though t that the book was fantastic! I really enjoyed it and the message it sent. The book on a whole is how Jem broke is arm. It goes into detail about living in the south and is a classic that reminds us what it is like to be a kid. The plot gets complicated with political and social views. They have some controversy about having a black mans word over a whites. I feel like it was a real eye opener and it allowed me to view things from a different perspective. Honestly, I think it is a great book and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone.

 

I think that the movie was good on its own, but compared to the book I didn’t like it as much. I felt like it didn’t touch on some of the key points that the book did. I felt like the end happened kind of fast and it didn’t really give enough time for the audience to react for the situation. Granted, you can’t add everything that the book had because of the limitations with a camera. But, I do think that the movie was really good. It still had the same message and had the same feel. I would recommend this movie, it was very inspiring.

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Good Stuff

February13

In To Kill A Mocking bird, Miss Maudie quotes, “We’re making a step.” It’s just a baby-step, but it’s a step.” I think that this character was talking about rights for black people, but I think this quote could be used for anything. Anything we do to help the world for good, even if it is a baby step, is a step and helps the world. I think that it is important to realize what we’ve done or how far we’ve come despite how tiny or how weak our efforts may have been. If we all keep trying and id we all work a little harder, our efforts will eventually pay off, even if it is just a baby-step.

 

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An Authority on Courage

February9

Courage can be a tough thing to do or portray. It takes skill, and serious thought, but the truth is, everyone can be courageous. Hi, my name is Rosa Parks and I too had to be courageous. I was going to and from work on the bus when I was told to give up my seat just because of the color of my skin. I told the man that I would not give up my seat and that took a lot of courage. My one act of courage started something revolutionary, just from the single act of not giving up my seat. I ‘m not quite sure what you may be struggling with, but realize that your one act of bravery and courage, however hard it may be, can strike something in the heart of someone else. Remember, courage is contagious.

 

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Real Courage

February1

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” I really like this quote for To Kill A Mockingbird. I feel like it shows what real courage is. Real courage is knowing you are going to loose but giving it your best and trying anyway. When we don’t hide behind fear and give it our all, you never know what might happen. You could even win.

 

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