I think that we should continue to teach Shakespeare in schools, we can pull many good life lessons from his stories and it’s a new challenge for students if they want to read something that’s probably out of their reading level and they want a challenge. Plus, Shakespeare is High School curriculum. By reading Shakespeare we can gain a greater knowledge of correct vocabulary and grammar. People who are new to Shakespeare are most likely going to run into a word that they don’t know, so they look it up or ask someone who does know what it means and they are then expanding their vocabulary just by reading.
Self assessing is a good way for you to notice what things you are good at and what things you are bad at doing. This is good because you will know what topics you need to try harder to improve in so that you will be able to make more proficient work and you won’t make that mistake anymore. This could be used anywhere, it doesn’t have to be confined just to school, you can self assess with most things and if you notice that at work or something else that you are struggling with a specific thing you can find different ways that you can improve.
This term I am going to try harder to stay on top of my work for not only English but all of my classes. I am going to try harder to get everything done as soon as I can because last term I have definitely been procrastinating in a couple of my classes which I am going to try to change this term because this is the end of the school year and so far I’ve done good but I need to make sure that I don’t fail right at the end. I also want to spend more time on my homework when I get some.
“They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it–seems that only children weep (243).” This is powerful because it’s kinda saying that the jury convicted a black man and they will continue doing it. Jem, Scout, and Dill were the ones that were sad when they were walking home. None of the white people are affected besides the Finches. I guarantee that if a white person was convicted for something he didn’t do all of the other white people would freak out and try everything they can to change what happened and get the person that was convicted out of jail and drop his charges and sentence but when it happens to a black they don’t show any emotion
When I think of courage and integrity I think of my older brother who moved out when he was 18. He did it so he could see what life was like when you don’t have to worry about paying full rent for a house or apartment or needing to know what to eat where at home your mother or father is most likely cooking or preparing food for the family. He was on his own with acceptance of some roommates here and there. Last year he lost his job and had to move back in with us until he is financially stable again to the point that he will be able to move into an apartment or maybe even buy a house. It takes a lot of courage to go out into the world on your own because then you realize that life is a lot harder than it seems as a little kid.
So in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus says “Mr. Cunningham’s basically a good man”. In my opinion, yes he may be a good man but trying to kill someone doesn’t justify calling it a blind spot. I mean we’re talking about taking someone’s life away short. Walter Cunningham sr. would’ve killed Atticus to get to Tom Robinson so that he could kill him as well because the people don’t like him because they think he did some wrongs that really, hes only being accused of so he’s not actually in the wrong he is only being looked upon that way because he is black.
I think that if you are in a situation where you think or know you are going to lose, you should still try because you never know when things could change. Everything could flip around in an instant and then what you thought wouldn’t happen happened and if you gave up early, you would later find out that if you kept going for just that final push, that you could’ve had it your way. For example, you could be mining or digging with a friend and you are digging in two different spots. Your friend is three feet away from finding something really valuable but he didn’t have a good mindset so he gave up. You keep digging your hole with the though of “if I just keep going I will find something.” you keep going and find a antique item and sell it for hundreds. Later that week you go into your friends hole and barely dig at all and find items that he was so close to but he gave up.
I believe that is is important that we have our own beliefs because they make us who we are and shape our future for us. We should not let other people judge us and make us who we are because they don’t believe the same thing that we do, if we let that happen, if we let people try to change who WE are just because they don’t support our beliefs are we will live our lives being miserable because now we feel like what we believe is wrong and it makes us a bad person because we believe what we do. You are your own person, don’t let people make you believe different. Don’t let you body define your soul, let your soul define your body.
I am most exited for when XXXTENTACION’s album Skins is going to be released. Nobody knows %100 what day it will come out but what we do know for sure is that it will be before the year is over. Most people think that it will be around if not on December 7. Other than that i’m trying to make some money so I can get some merchandise from XXXTENTACION’s store because I want to be able to show to others the appreciation that me and many others have for this rapper. My brother on the other hand doesn’t really like him because he “Only likes old school rap.”
I am the kind of reader that doesn’t read very fast. Last year I took a really long time to finish reading my books for the end of the term book reports, I finished like the same week the reports were due. I also kinda get distracted with what’s going around in the room. When I read alone…which is very rare for me to do….reading alone is when i read the fastest because it’s just silent so I can imagine what’s going on in the story and that allows me to understand the story a lot more, then I will be able to summarize the story a lot better.