Thomas Paine Do you find it strange that a British man would support America’s independence? Thomas Paine was born February 9, 1737 in Thetford, United Kingdom. He died on June 8, 1809 in Greenwich Village, New York City. In this paper you will learn about Thomas Paine’s childhood, how he impacted the world, and other interesting facts. He was raised on a farm in England.
In the end throughout “If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things”, by Jon McGregor there is a recurring theme about names. These instances give me the idea of how people name things and classify things in order to remember and interact with them. The power of naming things truly allows people and things to be more remembered. However as seen not all names have the same weight. The power of being remembered by one person is to simply have a few people to recognize your name, but some people are more remembered for the respective reasons.
This is the message of the book because it was showed in the story that the main characters; Axel, Professor Liedenbrock, and Hans worked together as a team so that they can accomplish their goal which is to find the center of the earth. Also, they showed respect to each other. Respecting each other is very important because without the respect to each other then they won’t be able to communicate very well at each other. I can relate to the message of the story because without the respect of each member of a team then your task will be a complete fail. Also, if there is no collaboration like if each member is selfish then the task will not be good as planned.
I am from a different country, that speaks a different language and that has different culture from the United States. I was often treated and judged differently because of my accent; some people never experienced different cultures other than the one they are in. I had the opportunity to visit many countries, but also many states, and I met people from different backgrounds. Being diverse helped me becoming more understandable, and humbler towards everyone. It also gave me a chance to expand my knowledge towards different cultures.
I read this book many times during the summer, and after this encounter, I suddenly found that what he said was very relatable to the idea of the book. In “Ender 's Game”, Ender was only 8 years old (I think) when he was sent to Command School to be a commander in the humans vs. buggers war. Most people thought that the whole idea of letting a 8 year old child be the person their fate depends on was preposterous. Ender knew that the people were right, but he believed in himself and his cause. He finally defeated the buggers, and led the humans to victory.
In Dead Poets Society Mr. Keating introduces a new way of learning to his students, being individuals. In “Aria” a new boy, who is Spanish, enters an all-white Catholic School that has to conform to it. Both the movie and the story start off with traditional ways, but have different endings. With conforming to a new school but losing a piece of himself along the with. Stepping out of box to become who they really wanted to be by going against what their parents wanted them to be.
But after reading Chapter 3 I have learned that there is a lot to our culture than where we live or where we came from. From the chapter I learned about collectivistic cultures and individualistic cultures where I started to think about which one my family would fit in. At first I had the impression that individualistic cultures were bad and more selfish. This impression made me upset that the United States scored so high and are considered the most individualistic country in the world. But while thinking about my family I realized we maybe different than the rest of our country.
Old Major was basically the founder of the revolution that took place on the farm even though he died before it happened. “That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion! I do not know when that Rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, that sooner or later justice will be done” (Orwell 9). Old Major’s dream was the reason that the animals came together and finally took the farm for themselves. Old Major is parallel to Vladimir Lenin, who was known as the founder of the Communist party.
I am describing my junior year with the word tutorial because I look at it as a lesson that I did not have to study for, I just had to be ready to deal with anything harsh that was to ever be thrown at me or into my direction. From my junior year, I remember so many things such as being kicked out of my first high school and attending my second semester of my junior year at Euclid High School, making good grades, having a few friends with many laughs, trying to participate in events that the school would hold so that I could be more involved with the school staff as well the student body, helping out with the yearbook class, and having conversations, that will remain unforgettable, with the adults of Villa Angela- St. Joseph High