Whoever said that starting is the hardest part was completely right. I stared at an empty journal for, like, three days until caving and just writing.
For my Purpose/Passion Project in English class, I’ll be journaling my thoughts and writing a poem every day.
It isn’t hard to realize that a book about the racial tensions in a small town can be connected to current events in the United States. As Atticus said on page 252, "The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box."
My first impression of To Kill A Mockingbird is hard to explain. All year, I’ve heard friends from other English classes complain about how boring the book is.
The first feature that drew me to read this book was that the main character, Joanna Gordon, is openly a lesbian. Most LGBT books I’ve read star a character who is secretly gay and lives in agony because they hate themselves, or whatever.
“For if she not be honest, chaste, and true, / There’s no man happy. The purest of their wives / Is foul to slander” (4.2.18-20).
Medcalf spoke of his ideal day, and in that day he went to his job to teach, which was surprising to the students he was talking to. From personal experience, only a small percentage of teenagers I know would actually go to school on an ideal day. I wish that school was enjoyable enough to want to go more than explicitly necessary, but that doesn’t mean I’m coming in on Saturdays.
Depending on which student you ask, collaborative project are either fun and enjoyable or an unbearable hellscape. Thankfully, mine leaned more towards the former than the latter.
The ending for Haroun and the Sea of Stories was a little unsatisfying for someone reading the story and looking for deeper meanings. I don’t mean to say Rushdie wasn’t a good writing concerning quality, but conceptually, the story tied up too nicely. Although it was a fantasy story, the resolution where everyone lived happily … Continue reading Haroun & The Sea of Stories: Final Thoughts
In both Bolo and Mudra, Rushdie recognizes their inability to conform to their nation’s ideals, whether consciously (like Mudra’s refusal to fight for Khattam-Shud), or subconsciously (like Bolo in his blunt speech and mannerisms).