Spare parts has an interesting plot, a unique theme, and a wide range of vocabulary which are all reasons why this book is a good choice for the common read. When I think of illegal immigrants, I think of middle-aged people crossing over a big fence to enter the drug cartel in the United States. This picture is wrong. When thinking of this, I am picturing one person with one story, when really there are hundreds of thousands of different stories. Like the boys in the book, there are tons of kids who cross over with their parents and they don’t even remember the event when they get older.
Yes, we have read about it in our textbooks, and it may have been only a few years ago, but we but we were too young to have personally experienced the great terror that struck our country and brought us closer together with one another. We come together when a big tragedy hits our country, and that 's what makes us who we are. War, bombs, shootings, plane crashes,
We made it through the audition and Kay saved us by thinking of the name Sapphires on the spot because its way easier to say. After the judges said that we’re going to Vietnam I was very excited because there’s not much we can do for me to become famous back at home and it was my idea to go to Vietnam in the first place. Our first performance was amazing we went really well and everyone in the club was dancing with us and as usually Cynthia was off making out with some random guy and I was talking to this guy who told me that anyone could have trough a hand grenade at us at any point which really scared me. while we were traveling around Vietnam doing shows for the soldiers it really showed me how bad this war was we were even attacked once just before a show. It turned out to be a really good experience and nobody other than Dave who was shot in the shoulder got
When I first read about the Scopes Monkey Trail I wasn’t sure what side I wanted to choose. While both sides made great points I agree more with the school teacher John Scopes and his attorney Clarence Darrow. If I was a juror I would not vote to convict John Scopes. Often Christian parents try to shield their children from anything they feel is unchristian like. These children aren’t going to live in Dayton, Tennessee their whole lives, when they go off to college or move away from home there are going to be people whether it’s a professor, spouse, coworker or friend that will teach them about evolution and other subjects the parents my feel are unchristian like so why not prepare them for their future and teach them these things now?
Remembering the Titans Segregation was strong in the United States until 1964, but people were still not open minded to sharing with colored people. Ten years had passed and the hatred citizens of different race had towards each other were still as strong as before. The story of the local T.C. Williams High School was a prime example of hatred towards another race, the school was divided into two. The best all time greatest movie would have to be “Remembering the Titans” because it’s inspirational, talks about football & real life, and it 's based on a true story.
A historical figure that has had an influence on me is Ishmael Beah. His story of a child at war is truly inspiring. He ran to save his life at such a young age and he was captured and “brain-washed” into the war in Sierra Leone during the nineties. From his memoir, A Long Way Gone he enlightened me that there is no right side to war, both sides of the war are destructive, both sides recruited children to fight and both forced recruits to do drugs that altered their way of thinking. In the memoir, UNICEF saves him from the war by bartering for the children and they saved as much children as they could.
The civil war in Sierra Leone amplifies the tremendous danger of a single story because one may see the rebellion as an act of justice, where another may see it as just another bloody rebellion. The civil war in Sierra Leone broke out on March 23, 1991. The book A Long Way Gone is an autobiography of a child soldier 's life throughout the war. Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone, experienced the civil war in Sierra Leone firsthand. Sadly, while he was there, he had not uncovered the other side of the story.
I was merely sixteen years of age and I enlisted for the war. “I’ve lived in oppression long enough.” “Now it is time I shall revolt from the chains that hold me together,” I thought to myself as I prudently approached the enlistment sheet. Liberty, Freedom. Feelings I have never felt nor experienced because of the authoritarian that controlled me. My family has paid exorbitant taxes, been ruled by nefarious tyrant and endured the burdens of immense disrespect.
I was on a mission to kidnap some girls to take in as hostage. The original plan was that we return them to their houses, after we get some money off their parents. But it turned out that the original plan wasn’t what we were going to stick with. Even though I had been in this terrorist group since the age of thirteen, I couldn’t bring myself to shoot seven innocent girls. I don’t even know why I couldn’t.
I decided to read the book A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. It was about child soldiers in Sierra Leone, the same place where we had built the well. Learning about what these people live through every day was incredibly astonishing. I used to take my amenities for granted. I was incredibly selfish.
The winning team got their bagels paid for when our whole floor went out to bagel café for brunch the next day. I enjoy this program because it was able to bring together residents on my floor that didn’t necessarily know each other by the halfway point of FSSP. Also, it allowed me to demonstrate to my residents that I was invested in them by showing them my role on the floor is not a passive one, but an active one. I didn’t just send them out on their scavenger hunt and relaxed for an hour. I went out, biked around looking for each team, saw the silly things they were doing together, and got to know them all better as a result of this bonding