As I entered the 2nd level of hell i wondered what laid ahead.I had already seen so much and dreaded what was to come the farther I went. Virgil, my guide keeps warning what i must endure is not for the weak, yet I don't know how to strengthen my heart, make it cold, to feel no sorrow for these lost souls. however, I must for pity is not a worthy feeling in this shallow depth of hell. This level is for those who commit adultery and it worries me so for I feel remorse when I think of my sweet beatrice while my hand belongs to another. Is this where I shall be damned? Is this where my soul shall be condemned for the rest of eternity, if i should I bid its doing? I shutter at the thought. While riding along the river, we come across a maiden so fair i'm immediately taken aback. How can something so beautiful be lost in such a dreadful place? She greets us with a speech of wisdom, drawing gratitude as she whispers “O living creature gracious and benignant, who visiting goest through the purple air, us who have stained the world incarnadine, If were the King of the universe our friend, we would pray unto him to give thee peace, since thou hast pity on our woe perverse,” her words remind me of a melody as she draws me in to hear of her sin (page 120 line 88-93). Her story portrays a victim of love, true love like the feelings I feel towards Beatrice. She talks of love gently seizing a heart, how her love was taken from her like the breath from her lips (page 120 line 100-103). Her story is wrenching at my heart, it fills with sorrow for this woman who is stricken by the horror of losing the one she loved. Yet, when she gets to the truth, the truth in the lie she conceived I see her for who she truly is as she states “There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy…
(Obama). This allusion shows how much people in history endured so that the generations that came after, may live in a country with more opportunity and equality. These people suffered so much because they had hope that the country would grow and be greater. "Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded b the blood of generations," (Obama). Obama's wanted the audience to acquire that same hope and…
housing and economic characteristics.
After analysis of the data from the US census, I anticipate a vast demographic difference between the cities and county area of Cleveland, Ohio and Cuyahoga County. Also I expect Cleveland, Ohio to have greater increase in total number of housing units than the Cuyahoga County. I also expect to Cleveland, Ohio to have higher percentage of Hispanic residents and an overall higher population than Ohio county of Cuyahoga. I believe that both cities will have…
Language Arts 56
March 20, 2015
Oui Oui to Weed
Marijuana is usually known as the drug that is a gateway to many other drugs, but is it
really? The real name for it is called cannabis but many people use nicknames like weed, pot,
reefer, ganja, herb, and hemp. What people don’t realize is that alcohol is more damaging and
destructive to people. If you try some alcohol, you won’t go to jail. If you try marijuana once
you could go to jail…
English 9 Honors/ Period 2
5 December 2012
Who is the Greater Hero?
Achilles displays far more qualities of the epic hero than his coward counterpart, Hector, in the epic poem The Iliad by Homer. He surpasses in bravery, he achieves his goal, and he is a man of action. Achilles took action when his best friend, Patroclus, was killed by Hector in battle. Achilles with no fear went out to defeat Hector and avenge his friend. Hector was a coward for he ran from Achilles…
Repression of Rights for the Greater Good
From the Neanderthals to the 21st century people have come together-- initially to survive, and later on to live, prosper, and thrive. Integral to the success is the creation of governance and rule of law. Although the rule of law stifles the rights of the individual, governments must create order to provide equality, opportunity, and wealth for their citizens. Political theorist like Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hobbs, and John Locke have expressed the importance…
biodiversity important to humans? How important is Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is important because it increases ecosystem productivity where all species have an important part to play. For example, a larger number of plant species means a greater variety of crops; greater species diversity ensures natural sustainability for all life forms and healthy ecosystems can better resist and recover from a variety of disasters that not only affect animals and plants but also humans (Why Is Biodiversity Important…
Chapter 4: In the Hidden Way of Sorrow
Chelsea Hewitt 8B
1. I think that the word “saffron” is a kind of color. They are using the word in the tense of describing the glow of the sunset. The word actually means
a) Also called vegetable gold. a crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.
b) An orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods.
c) Also, saffron yellow. Yellow-orange.
2. I think the word “countenance”…
March 26, 2015
In the short story, Eveline by James Joyce, Eveline is shown in the beginning of the story sitting by the window and recalling her childhood memories. Although she has some fond memories of her past, she also has some dark memories. The topic of these dark memories sets up the mood of this story. Although the story is about love, the dark and depressing mood of the story gives it a very ominous tone making it a sorrowful story.
David A. Price, Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation (New York: Alfred A. Knopf)
As a young child many of us are raised to be familiar with the Pocahontas and John Smith story. Whether it was in a Disney movie or at a school play that one first learned of Jamestown, students want to believe that this romantic relationship really did occur. As one ages, one becomes aware of the dichotomy between fact and fiction. This is brilliantly explained in David…