Friday, February 4, 2011

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, A Modern Prometheus

Anticipation Guide

1. The key to all emotional healing can be found in nature.

2. Nature is filled with harsh cruelties.

3. A person’s priorities should place family before work.

A family is the most important thing in a person’s life. When we talk about a family we mean parents and children that love each other. Work is the place where people go to make money for themselves, but most importantly for their family. It is beyond my understanding why anyone would put their work before their family. Work is something you have to do, in our society, so as to make the money you need to support your loved ones. A family consists of unique individuals that are irreplaceable. With work things are different. I am not arguing the fact that work is important, but no work in the world is worth losing your family for. Any work, no matter how important it is, can be changed if it is to the expense of member of your family. People change many jobs throughout their lives. So when it comes to a person’s priorities, family should always come before work. Just the assumption of losing a member of your family compared to losing your job clearly shows that no one should even be thinking of reversing the priorities. For the reasons above I certainly agree that it is a person’s priority to place family before work!

4. Enjoying life is more important than persuing fame, glory, and knowledge.


5. Those born with social and financial advantages have a responsibility for those who are not.

6. Ignorance is bliss.

7. The pursuit of knowledge is a volatile quest.

8. Someone’s ego (over-inflated sense of self-worth or superiority) will cause a tragic fall.


9. Children learn their behaviors by watching and mimicking adults.

Young children don’t identify what is right and what is wrong. Children do a lot of stuff, good and bad, all the time because they can’t clearly think of what they’re doing. Children at a young age want to learn more about what to do, how to talk, how to behave and the only way to learn that is by observing their surroundings, meaning their parents or other relative adults. Children spend most of their time every day with their parents and other children, but if they want to learn how to behave properly the logical things to do is look at your parents and see how they behave. In short, If the parents of a child don’t behave properly, use proper and intelligent language and be a really good outstanding example for their child to be throughout his/her growth, but instead being exactly the opposite thing, bad behavior, cruel, terrible, inappropriate language, then the child will see that and of course mime it, if that child wants to learn how to behave. Adults are the children source of behavior, the children watch the adults around them and see how they behave because their adults and children think that they know what’s the right behavior to have, so the children mime those adults they see and especially, like I mentioned their parents. I certainly agree that Children learn their behaviors by watching and mimicking adults. If an adult has really good behavior, then the child will have really good behavior because that is what children do, mimicking adults, it's just their job as they grow.

10. Most people are basically cruel.

11. Society makes a person whatever he becomes.

12. The “disenfranchised man,” who finds himself unable to live within society for whatever reason, is someone for whom we should feel sympathy or reverence.

13. Rejection and mistreatment can manifest themselves in a person becoming rage-filled.

14. If a person or an animal is treated with cruelty, he will respond to others in the same way.

15. Those people we deem “monsters” in today’s society are merely misunderstood.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Perspective Piece To Kill a Mockingbird

It was time, Judge Taylor called my name and asked me to go up in the front and tell him and Atticus what I know about the situation, but what can I tell them? That my father raped me?! Not good, I can’t say this, my father will kill me, I can’t… I can’t…

-“Miss Mayella?” Atticus interrupted my thought, I turned and looked at him for a moment, took a deep breathe and looked back at the Judge again.

-“Miss Mayella are you ready to begin?” the Judge asked me, my voice came out cracking and all that I said was:

-“Ye…s”, deep inside me I was screaming, “No, no let me go, I want to leave!” but who could hear me, I was frightened, I can’t tell the truth, if my father goes into jail who knows what else he could do to me! The questions began, Atticus kept asking me questions about my injuries and he wanted to know everything, every single move everyone did from the beginning of the crime until the very end, that Atticus, thinks he knows everything, thinks his smart, thinks he can rule this trial, always walks in front and asks you questions with a really annoying attitude.

-“Miss Mayella?” Will you answer my question ma’am who did this to you? Atticus interrupted my thought… again. I didn’t want to answer, I didn’t know what to say, I can’t… I just can’t lie!

-“Did what?” I asked like a fool.

-“All of these and of course the…” he said pointing at my neck and other injuries.

-“Oh that, well it was…” I paused, I started getting sweaty, my heart was about to jump out my chest, I took a look at my father, his face was giving me even more fear, his look, innocent from the outside, but evil form the inside, how could he do this to me?!

-“Miss Mayella, please, who did this to you? Who raped you?” Atticus asked.

-“Miss Mayella, you have to say the truth ma’am” Judge Taylor added. I got fed up with this I just wanted to scream that:

-“It was…” I said loudly, but I paused again, inside me I screamed, “My father, Mr. Ewell!” but who could hear me. I had to stop this…

-“It was Tom Robinson” I said.

-“Are you sure ma’am?” Atticus asked.

-“You calling me dumb Mr. Finch?!” I said in a really rude tone.

-“I was just saying Miss Mayella, relax.”

-“Am I done now?”

-“Yes Miss Mayella you may leave.” Judge Taylor said.
I walked away.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

TKAM Anticipation Guide

“Sometimes, murder is a necessary evil.”

Murdering a person is the worst thing you can do in your life! A person’s death is not funny and you cannot mess with it! When someone tells you that he killed someone, you are afraid of that person because like I said a person’s life is something really important! Now, murdering someone is a necessary evil sometimes, just because of that word, “sometimes” in the sentence I totally agree with it. Maybe not in our country but in other countries or states there are serious evil and murdering going around, so sometimes to get out of it, murdering is the only option, if someone is trying to hurt you at a lonely place where no one lives in the middle of the night, and you cannot get out of it but you do have a knife in your pocket, using it is the only way out of it. Murdering is sometimes a necessary evil but not always!! Murdering someone is something really serious even if that man is evil taking away his life is not the solution, it is the solution in really serious cases like the one I mentioned above. I agree that “Sometimes, murder is a necessary evil.”

“Our race is not what defines us.”

Our color describes us, but it doesn’t define us! The place we were born is not the place where our personality was born. Someone’s race does not define him because the physical picture has mostly nothing to do with the inside picture. Thousands of people in the world have dark skins, but still, those people might be nice and friendly, not like dark skin people are usually described like being. A lot of people in the world are racists and when they see a dark skin person walking down the road, they will probably get scared, or just turn around because they hate them… wrong! That is not nice, you don’t know that person, yes his skin is dark and it is something different to you, but your skin color is also different to that person, his skin color of his race does not tell you anything about who that person is, his personality, because simply, our race is not what defines us, our race is not our definition, it’s not what tells you about you, or another person! If you meet a person then you will understand who that person is, if you don’t and you just see that person passing by you, you don’t know anything about that person, or let’s just say that you are have dark skin color and you just pass some white skin color people on the road and you see them starring at you, they don’t know anything about you, they just see your race which does not define you. Therefore I agree that our race is not what defines us.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One small candelabra, one huge fire

In a cold city in Russia called Moscow, lived the Guady family as they were called. The Guady family included 2 twins, boy and girl, and their father. the mother of the Guady family died wby the time her kids were 3 years old.

The boy was called Susha and the girl Sushkin. Their father was a famous Doctor called John Guady.

They lived in a big house made out of wood and on the door was hanging a picture of nature. Inside the house there were hanging on the walls thousands of candelabras, which their mother loved this kind of decoration in the house. Their father always walked around so gratitude, answered to everyone with irony and always trying to be smart. His kids couldn’t even look at him in the eyes and call him “Dad” anymore; they felt so embarrassed for their dad.

One day he had a meeting with some other doctors. After John left, the kids run after him to see what is this meeting his going to. When he walked in and sat down, the kids showed up suddenly and started shouting to all the other doctors which changed their father and made him so mean! John got so mean and grabbed both his kids and dragged them home! His mind was blank he wasn’t thinking, he grabbed one of the candelabras and through it on the wall, the candle had flame on, and then that tiny little flame became huge and covered all of the house.

John managed to come out but couldn’t take out his kids, he lost them, and then he found out that it’s his attitude and irony that made him loose everything he loved.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Norway… the WINNER!
Yes, the cute Alexander won this year Eurovision!
Everyone saw him winning, and went to sleep, but did you ever think how can he win?? Norway wasn’t didn’t, well, we could say, never win the Eurovision song contest, but thanks God “Crashing News” sanded a good reporter to find out if something is going on! And yes… something was going on! It seems that Alexander Rybak is a clone!!!

After 356 point went to Norway and won, Daniel Pointer, our reporter, went back stage and found Alexander Rybak putting on a mask, so it seemed that he wasn’t really a singer, instead, he was just a computer program, who knows were the real Alexander is! But, we didn’t let you down, the real Alexander was locked in Eurovision song contest closets and Doctor Shmendrick (expert on clones), actually did made a clone of Alexander, just to send X-rays on the viewers, watching live, or from their own television!

Yes! This terrible thing happened there and we will keep searching about the people, are they ok? Did it work for everyone?? Find more information in our next Newsflash “Crashing News”!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009