Thursday, June 30, 2011
There are several things that motivates underdogs to perform at their best. The highest motivation for underdogs to win is to have something to prove to those that have labeled them underdogs. The underdog feels that they have to show absolutely everyone that they are someone to not take lightly. Another thing that motivates the underdog to win is that they have nothing to lose, which means that they take a lot more risks. Lastly, sometimes being the underdog can mean that they have other talents to show. A sports player may not be a good player, but may be a good referee or coach.
Like the narrator in “The Grandfather” by Gary Soto, I try to keep myself close to my house parents. I consider my house parents to be my family. These people are like my family because I trust them as if they were my real parents. Also, I have a good relationship with them. They just care a lot for me and for my housemates. They give me strength by supporting me. An example of a time when I depended on them was when ever I was having a bad time they would help me by talking to me. A tree symbolizes family because both a family and a tree will leave something of themselves behind.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
In the story, “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton, the man opens the door and sees a hungry tiger ready to have a big feast! The princess felt “jealous” (303) she didn’t want the other girl to have him. Also, the princess hated the lady because he now her. She’s also imagining that the lady is running to her guy is like being affectionate giving him looks and that he likes it. The man’s fate was decided to be consumed by jealousy.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The story we are currently reading in the class is "The Sniper" bu Liam O'Flaherty. The theme is asbout war and killing people. Manin characters are the sniper and the gunner. Throught the story the gunner changes because he relizes that he shot his brother and if he knew who he was then no one this would havev ever happened. The sniper didnt change at all. Main problem is when the IRA sniper discovers the identity of the enemy sniper. It was resolved by killing. This theme relates to other areas of life because in life alot of things are based on violence
When facing heart-pounding fear, people perform well, but they can also make a mistake. When your scared you dont think things through so you may just go with your insticts and do whatever comes in mind. You can still be scared and think about what would be a good thing to do when your facing heart-pounding fear. For example, I new a girl who ranaway from home and she had no ride, no money, nothing. She decided to get in a random car. At the time she was really scared and didnt know what to do so therefore she should have never gotten in, in the first place.Furthermore she also, should have never ran away. Luckily the people who let her in their car didnt do anything bad to her. All of these people responded out of fear.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
In Romeo and Juliet I think that the people who are responsible for the death are her parents and the fryer. I say her parents because if they wouldn’t have forced her to marry, then this whole disobeying thing and committing suicide thing, would have ever happened. The parents made her commit suicide. Also it was the fryers because it was all his idea. He’s the one who encourage Juliet to fake it. This topic is extremely important because it basically tells us to not force people to do what they don’t want to do, because if so crazy things can happened, like this.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Montague. I Romeo were to be found he was going to be killed. He had to leave, Juliet was very upset. This is relevant to modern life because "love" can lead to killing.