Frogs, Finn, and iMom

The short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was very well written. The contrast between the diction in the first paragraph compared to the rest of the paragraphs shows the difference in social classes. Simon Wheeler appears to have low intelligence and the narrator judges him when he first meets him at a dive […]

Satire

I have some experience with satire and humor. My family loves watching SNL together and many of the skits have topical humor as well as satire involved. My favorite skits are when they make fun of politicians. The best skit ever is when Kate McKinnon plays Jeff sessions and pretends to be a possum. Click […]

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

When I found this book I thought it was going to be a space romance novel like the movie The Space Between Us. This story, written by Lauren James, was far from it. James studied chemistry and physics in the UK which influenced the space element of the book greatly. The story was inspired by a physics […]

Vertigo Review

My initial thoughts about hearing we were going to watch Vertigo is that it was going to be a boring movie that has a paper along with it. After reading more about the movie including the plot line it still wasn’t very appealing. When we started the movie it was very slow, but I still […]

Song of Myself

Initially, when I read the poem I thought Walt Whitman was very conceded and full of himself. The first line is, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself,” you can’t get more conceded than that. My group was assigned sections 3 and 4. Section 3 begins with Whitman looking at the world and noticing how many […]

Civil Disobedience

I agree with the phrase, “that government is best which governs least,” because governments shouldn’t be about the power of one or two people it should be about the needs of society. I feel that governments with autocratic leaders are never successful because there is to much power held by the government. Even our own […]

Thoreau’s Attempt

Thoreau and Emerson have many similarities in their beliefs about nature. Emerson believed that nature influenced our emotions greatly and Thoreau believed that immersing yourself in nature influenced your life for the better and can make you happier. Emerson also has many similar beliefs to Thoreau about society. Emerson believed that society negatively affects people […]

End of Argument

Overall my thoughts and opinions in regards to debating have not changed very much. The major thing that I learned from this unit is how to identify others fallacies in their arguments. The 30 seconds of fallacies activity was a good way to show real-life scenarios of the fallacies. In everyday arguments, they are present […]

Debate Topic

My topic for the debate is the pro side for the border wall. Personally, I don’t agree with this side at all. Right now the government is on a 24-day shutdown regarding funding for the border wall. Trump’s campaign for the presidency was centered around his promise for border security. The plan is to have […]

Changes

Well it’s officially 2019 and there are still so many problems with the world. There are many issues but one that is relevant right now is Trumps wall. Some people believe that the wall is a good thing and will keep drug dealers and illegal immigrants out of the U.S. People that are pro wall […]