If you have to leave the place you have known your entire life because you needed to go fight for a group of people who were not able to fight for themselves would you do it? Well, that is exactly what this person by the name of, Wonder Woman did. She did not only left her hometown, Themyscira, but she also left her family behind to solve one of the worst problems we have ever encountered – WWI. In the movie, we learn from Steve Trevor that the “Great War” has claimed million up million of life on a matter of a couple of years! Were all those lives necessary or worth it? Does it really justify the purpose?
It’s very clear that the setting of the war added to the many struggles, sorrow, hopeless and fear that the people at the time were having to experience. At time like this where so many bad things are occurring at one time, it is easy to shrug our shoulders saying “Aww it is pretty awful but I guess that’s just the way this world is.”, or you can actually do something to make a difference. Sometimes we think that we need a whole army to make a difference but most of the time it only take a brave person to do the job and this is where Wonder Woman comes into play. In the beginning of the story, you have this emotional bonding toward Wonder Woman because she is willing to sacrifice everything so other people can have the right to enjoy life. She leaves her home with a total stranger so she can come to one of the worst events in the history of our civilization because she believes that she is capable stopping this catastrophic by killing Ares. Wonder Woman learns an important lesson and that is killing the antagonist is not the answer to solving the problem, but she has to learn this very important lesson before she is capable ending the war. Finally at the end of the movie the “Great War” is over and soldiers are able to go back home but with the cost of million of lives which make me ask this question are so many live necessary or worth it in the first hand or we capable of coming with a better solution?
Before I go any further on this topic, I just want to say the notes we took about Elements of Short Story were not as bad as I thought they were going to be. When I saw the two pages of notes, I say to myself, oh my, I bet we have to know all of these new definitions if we want to get A+ on the test! But, thank goodness, I was mistaken by the word New. As you all might already know most of the vocabulary that was on the notes are actual words that we have learned before. Well, I should say the words are familiar, but that does mean we have actually applied it to books we had read before. From my perspective, Mr. McGarry did an excellent job on applying each of the concepts into movies and books that we are familiar with, which made it much easier to understand how each term applies to an individual concept. For example, as a kid, my two top favorite superheroes were Superman and Batman. I liked them because every time they fought the “bad” guys they always ended in victory. I had this personal preference especially for Batman because I knew he had the same capabilities as any human beings do. However, the way he used them made him very different and extremely powerful. I’m pretty sure that before Batman mention anything about not having any superhuman- powers, and that only thing he had was money and talent, nobody knew about it. Because of it, people started to viewing him differently and questioning him A LOT. Knowing this as a kid, even before people started to question Batman, I felt this emotional bonding toward him, because in my eyes he was different than the others superheroes and he knew how it felt to be a human. If anybody asks me whether I prefer to be Batman or Superman I would say, Batman, because I feel I can connect with him more. Learning the concept of catharsis gave me a better understanding of why I felt such strong bond with Batman rather than Superman. Yeah, even though Superman is still in my top three.
I compare my second week of school to the notes we took in class because at first, it was long and somewhat tiring, but as we went on it only got better. My second week went by way faster than my first week because for some reason the first week felt forever. Also by the second week, it felt like almost everything in school was back to the regular routine, which I like. Other than the amount of homework I got, which sometimes overwhelm me, my second week was great!