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 […]

Virtues Project

After learning about Franklin’s virtues and his troubles with them, I knew my experience was going to go similarly. We listed are virtues in the importance of affecting other people to affecting ourselves. The one I had the most trouble with was the virtue of silence. I am a generally talkative person that loves to […]

The Dodo’s Conundrum

The Dodo’s Conundrum was an enjoyable poem to read because it was not to hard to decipher. The title is revealing because it means “having wings, but not being able to fly”. This describes the poem well because the author is living in a perfect world but he is still unhappy. It is the concept […]

Poetry…

My negative outlook on poetry hasn’t changed since the unit began. I still think poetry can be lovely but it is so hard to decipher that there isn’t a point to it. I think understanding poetry is the hardest part of the process. The actual writing of poetry was not terrible because I enjoy the […]

Poetry

I have a love/hate relationship with poetry. When I first read a poem I become frustrated because I find it very hard to understand. I love the rhythm of poetry and the concept, but not the actual analyzing. I don’t mind when we analyze it as a group or class because then it helps me […]