For my extra credit book report, I chose to read “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin. Neil Shubin is a highly regarded paleontologist, and is extremely qualified to have written this book. Shubin studied at Harvard university and earned his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology in 1987. He also studied at Columbia University, as well as Berkeley. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. He is currently the Robert R. Bensley professor of organismal biology and anatomy, Associate Dean of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Professor on the committee of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago as well as being the Provost of the Field Museum of Natural History. Shubin also is very well known for his discovery of
“The Chilling truth is that his story could have been mine, the tragedy is that my story could have been his”. This was a quote from the author Wes Moore about the lives of both Wes Moores. The author Wes Moore was brought up with significantly more support than the other Wes Moore, the support that eventually will change his life for the better. The author Wes Moore is currently a free man with a prosperous life while the other Wes Moore is in Jessup Prison, serving a life sentence. The cause for this was the support each man had when they were being brought up in life. The author Wes Moore had a superior upbringing than the other Wes Moore due to having more support from his family, friends, and community.
To begin with, both Tan and Crutcher utilize characterization to pursue the shared theme, that a strong sense of self is crucial when under the pressure of the expectation of others. In “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan, Amy feels propelled to conform because she feels judged for not being “normal”. Tan states, “What would Robert think of our shabby Chinese Christmas” (2). Also, it’s obvious Amy was self-conscious about the Chinese style of cooking and in this sentence she’s self-conscious because she says, “For Christmas I prayed for this blond-haired boy, and a slim new American nose”(1). In the first quote, she was over thinking and doubting that Robert would not like “our shabby Chinese Christmas” though in the end she was correct about Robert
Linda Sue Park’s book entitled A Long Walk To Water is about two people on different paths that eventually meet. One character named Nya is a girl who walks 12 hours a day to get water for her family. While the other character Salva is a boy who is left in a country surrounded by war. In Salva’s story, his survival became possible through three main factors:his uncle, food and water; the memory of his family.
I have always loved fishing since the first time I was on the water, It is a fun sport that I think everyone should try. Fishing is amazing in so many ways sometimes the coolest thing about fishing is having that awesome fight and experiencing the action of feeling the fish tug down on the line as you trying to get it up into the boat.
In the essays, “The Joy of Reading and Writing; Superman and Me” and Frederick Douglass’s “Chapter 7: Learning to Read and Write”, Sherman Alexie and Frederick Douglass write about their hardships and challenges they faced while learning how to read and write due to their social economic status. Despite the fact that Alexie and Douglass are incredibly different people, they both use education for freedom and a sense of self-worth. Alexie and Douglass both struggled to receive education and struggled mentally and physically because of their social economic status. Although, Alexie and Douglass both experienced these hardships, they saw the world through a totally different perspective. Alexie saw the world in a more positive manner than Douglass
When I was asked to do a movie review of the film entitled Antwone Fisher I was hesitant as to what to write. However, as I watched the movie there was a flood of emotions and thoughts that entered my mind. Antwone Fisher the movie was based on a true story of a man, who ended up writing a screenplay about his experience. The movie was based on Antwone Fisher’s life who is an African-American in the United States Navy that was stationed in California. The film was released in 2002; it was directed and produced by Denzel Washington who played the Psychologist in the film along with two other producers Randa Haines and Todd Black. The movie began with a young man that was dreaming that he was being recognized and accepted by a large group of
The novel, The Old Man and the Sea, is a story about an old man, Santiago, who experienced great adversity but did not give up. The author, Ernest Hemingway, describes how an old man uses his experience, his endurance and his hopefulness to catch a huge marlin, the biggest fish he has ever caught in his life. The old man experienced social-emotional, physical, and mental adversity. However, despite the overwhelming challenges, he did not allow them to hold him back but instead continued to pursue his goal of catching a fish with determination. Santiago’s character, his actions and the event in the novel reveals an underlying theme that even when one is facing incredible struggles, one should persevere.
Wally Amos is a very well-known business owner. He stated making cookies at a very young age his grandmother use to make it for him all the time back in 1948. He thought the recipe was good, he decided to make it his own. At first it was hard and he didn’t have a lot of money so he dropped out of high school and went to the air force. When he came back to the USA, he started out on a minimum wage job he worked at that job for about 8 years. His boss man thought he was the hardest worker, so he got promoted, but at that time he was already ready for something bigger, better. He moved on to do what he loves most (cooking).
Will the narrator pick the Bass or Sheila? He may pick the Bass. Firstly, the boy might pick the bass is because it is his favorite past time. He has a lot of knowledge about fishing; he knows what a bass sounds like from a splash. Fishing is 2nd nature to him; every time he gets his boat
Today I woke up pretty early for a summer day, around 7am. I walked downstairs and asked my dad if we could go fishing today. He said yes and suggested that we get ready to leave. I got my fishing pole, fishing net, and my extra fishing pole string. While I was getting my stuff my dad called his friend Jimmy and asked if he wanted to come as well. He said yes, but he will be coming later. I brought my fishing stuff to my dad’s car when I realized he brought his old fishing pole out. I asked him, “Why are you bringing that fishing pole?” I only asked this because it was over 15 years old. He said, “This fishing pole is really good for catching bigger fish.” I didn’t argue with him simply because it was his fishing pole. We left our house around
This passage demonstrates the trouble that the author Wes Moore’s family and their friends go through to help send him to military school. Once Wes makes his first attempt at escaping from Valley Forge Military Academy he contacts his mother in an attempt to come home, she then divulged all the sacrifices she’d been making to send him there and steer his life in a better direction. From this, the author hopes to show that people who are supported throughout their lives have a greater chance of success in the future if they strive to reach goals that they set for themselves.
Bowfishing is a fast-growing, but little known sport that is seeing a large trend occur as people are coming from all around to enjoy bowfishing tournaments. Bowfishing tournaments bring the best hunters from around the globe to engage in a series of events to find the best shooters, fastest shooters, and more. Bowfishing is exciting and enticing, but many local residents of the bowfishing tournaments aren’t sharing the same love as the hunters.
As we walked down to the river, the birds were making a whistling noise, and it was quite annoying because the birds were so loud Will and I could barely hear each other. When we were walking down to the river on a rock that was on the path was a famous quote from Muhammad Ali and it was about the river and it said “Rivers, Ponds, Lakes, and Streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.” While we were getting closer to the river the birds got so loud and if there was mute button to mute the birds I would have the moment I saw that button because they sounded like there was a train coming through the river. So have you ever heard of a river well a
Spook night and i was just about to get out of my car to go snakehead fishing. This spot is very far away this spot is in coral springs but i live in fort lauderdale. So i got out of my car me and my brother billy bob carter cameron joe that's his full name. Great guy great guy so we hopped out jumped over the fence and right when we hopped the fence we saw the absolute biggest snakehead either of us have seen it had to benn 12 to 14 feet big. My brother billy bob carter cameron joe made a cast on it it hit the frog that we used for bait he hooked up with the huge beast then everything stopped even the fish and we heard hey what are you doing here. I said fishing he said i have seen you here before i am calling the police so we ran but darn this guy