Wonder by R.J. Palacio [5 out of 5 Stars] I read this book at the insistence of my younger brother and my mother, two people who have a completely different taste in books. That says a lot about Wonder. Ever since middle school, I have really disliked books told through first-person. I felt as if … Continue reading Wonder: A Review
I knew that I had changed since September, but I didn’t know how. Nothing stood out to me. Then, I started to think about my fears from the beginning of the year.
Note: As an assignment for English class, we were instructed to create a Neo-esque character to be inserted into the plot of "The Matrix". The following was the character I wrote for, and the questions I struggled with from the start to the finish of the movie. Aletheia: Communication #1: Maybe I made the wrong decision. … Continue reading An Investigation of the Philosophy in “The Matrix”
After I was finished up Romeo & Juliet, I watched two movie adaptations of Shakespeare's play, watching for the changes in setting and characterization. Below is a paper I wrote about which movie I preferred.
How did Romeo die? He willingly drank poison he had bought to kill himself. Who killed Juliet? She did when she stabbed herself.
“For this alliance may be so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” -Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet
the following is a little diary entry I have written in the perspective of Juliet after her night at the party with Romeo: Dearest Diary, Although I was meant to find a husband in Paris at the party last night, I found someone else. His name is Romeo, and he’s a Montague! As much as … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet: Juliet’s Diary
“If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed.” - Juliet, "Romeo and Juliet" Act 1, Line 148
“True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air,”- Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 4
As you know if you follow my blog, I’ve been reading and writing about The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger for a while now. A creative project was assigned to end our class discussion about the book. I decided to make a mixtape, or playlist, for Holden Caulfield that pertains to his life. I … Continue reading Project Analysis: Mixtape for Holden