“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them” (Irving). During his time in the 1800’s there were many major events happening in America. There were many conflicts such as the War of 1812, the Missouri Compromise, Trail of Tears, and the Mexican-American War. America was growing very fast, Thomas Jefferson purchased Louisiana from Napoleon in 1803, the southern states were large crop growers, the north was very industrial, and seventeen new states were added. There were many political movements such as women’s rights, women at the time were inferior to men and could not vote.
In the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, Meg Murry is a character that experiences a lot of change throughout the course of the book. She is a scared, lonely girl struggling to find your voice at the beginning, and at the end of the book Meg is a brave young woman ready to stand up for herself. She realizes that it’s not being different that's a problem, it’s not accepting yourself and who you are that’s the problem. Throughout the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, Meg proves to be a character who shows courage, learns leadership, and understands self-confidence. Meg is beginning to be brave and courageous when it matters most.
Once upon a time in 1970 in Pennsylvania there lived a family of vampires. They lived very good, in trust and in the welfare. They were a couple. His name was Nosferatus Vondrak, he was 125 years old and he worked as a teacher for protection from monsters. Her name was Slaria Vondrak, she was 120 years old and she worked as teacher and a vendor of blood.
Have you ever met a deaf person? Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? I taught myself basic American Sign Language (ASL) after meeting a woman around my age named Sharon. She was fully deaf. I learned her language to show her that I valued our friendship.
Every school has a ghost story, but when do the stories start? They start when people are alone at night. They see things glowing or creeping past, distant screams or things falling around them, or that one shadow with no owner walking past. These people keep to themselves until someone else sees it. Then they try and tell others about the ghost, or they try to find out where it came from.
Recently. The Mayor came up with the idea, to send an armed party out into the woods to investigate the attacks. She would send 50 guards to find and kill, whoever was attacking the People of Bunker Level F. This mission was not only to kill the Mulish men, but to battle train the new Recruits. There was a total of 35 recruit and 15 hardened soldiers, who were sent to do the mission. (I was one of them that had to stay behind and guard the city, along with Katie Frost, and Harry Gifford and Mary Cadence.)
After our encounter with Nallan, who had been promoted from senator to general, I set about to get revenge. I began to sneak around the city, scavenging weapons and supplies necessary to complete my personal mission. I would go to the nearby military base where Nallan was stationed, and learned as much as I could about it. I figured out when the guard shifts were and where the base was most vulnerable. I watched and followed Nallan and learned his schedule so that I would be able to assassinate him.
How would you feel if your sister went to a camp and never came back? Would you wonder what happened, why it happened, or even who is responsible for it happening? Jenny the main character in the book was very curious on what happened with her sister Liza. Her sister Liza went to a drama camp in Wisteria. Liza isn’t one to follow all the rules and snuck out one night and ended up getting murdered.
Every life knows tragedy. While some tragedies may be greater than others, it is tragedy all the same. In his book Night, Elis Wiesel brings light to one of the most tragic events in our history The Holocaust. Wiesel describes his torturous treatment in the concentration camps, a place which stole everything from him: his home, his family, and even his faith in God. After seeing people tortured, gassed, and burned, Wiesel states, “my eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in the world without God, without man.
The Haunting of Pittock Mansion I’m a great believer in the paranormal and I can tell you that there is nothing spookier than a real honest to life ghost story. At present the Pittock Mansion is a museum which is located on a 46 acre estate that sits atop of a mountain overlooking Portland, Oregon. The mansion was built of sandstone in 1914 and it has 22 rooms. The story begins with Henry Pittock who at 19 joined up with a wagon train in 1853 and took a journey that started in Pennsylvania and ended in Portland, Oregon.