From Rags to Royalties One of my favorite quotes that relate to my event is in the movie “Rocky”, he sees his son getting pushed around by people and says [“nothing is going to hit you harder than life, but it’s not about how hard you can get hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”] That quote has stuck with me for a long time; I have overcome a lot of life’s struggles. Struggles I thought would affect me for the rest of my life, but I took that quote and put it into my life. Life hit me pretty hard in middle school but I kept moving forward and I am stronger than I will ever be. From kindergarten to fifth grade, I didn’t have a problem making friends. I was probably considered one of the cool kids in school. The usual cool kid who plays all these sports, and all the girls liked him, that was me. Although I was much shorter than the girls that liked me I still was an impressive athlete to them. Then one day, I walked into my house with a garage full of boxes. I walked to the kitchen where I heard my mom and dad talking and found out we were moving to a smaller town for better sports opportunities. We moved into a house in a really nice neighborhood. My sixth grade year went very well; I made a lot of good friends. Not necessarily a part of the cool group because the football players, who where considered the cool group, were jerks. At this point I loved Coweta, it was a fresh new start and I was excited to see where sports would take me. When my seventh grade year came around, it was time to start school basketball. I was so excited to meet my new teammates and coach and show them what dribbling, passing, and shooting skills I had brought with me from Broken Arrow. So as the first practice came up I was so excited, the kids seemed cool. One of my best friends was in there with me, but know one ever messed with him because he had been going to Coweta schools for a while. The first sign of bullying was when this tall, bigger kid moved to our school for sports as well. So to seem cool and tough in front of everyone he started coming up to me and slapping me into the face. Calling me very vulgar names because I was the smallest kid on the team I didn’t do anything back because K didn’t want to screw up my chances of being kicked off the basketball team. [Similar to the story “Food Shock: You are What You Eat”] In the story, these kids judge an over weight man at a pizza shop because he ate eight slices of pizza, but a couple tables down from the man there was a pretty fit kid who ate the same amount. The kids didn’t say anything to the skinnier, more in shape boy. They bullied and laughed at the overweight man, (Chamberlain 146). (This is just how the Coweta kids bullied me. Instead it was because I was smaller and weak,) but didn’t do anything to the bigger stronger boys. The slapping and name calling went on every single day from that point forward, then one day before one of our games all the guys were calling me vulgar names and shoving me. So I stood up to them and said, “shut up! Why do you mess with me all the time, is it because you can’t stand up to someone your size? All of them except my best friend came after me, held my hands behind my back as one of the kids punched me repeatedly in the stomach. After that I had it, I went home and balled in my mom’s arms with so much anger telling her everything that happened. She told me she was going to talk to the coach Norris about it and it will end tomorrow. I felt so much better and thought it would be take n care of. The next day after basketball practice coach Norris told me and the kid who slapped me to stay after. He told both of us to get on the line. I asked him what I did wrong, he started yelling at me calling me a liar, saying that I started all of this and told the other kid to go to the locker room and shower while I had to run more and do pus- ups. Thinking about that moment today makes me realize that made me a stronger
My decade is an interesting one. I decided to approach on the decade with an emphasis on Scott Joplin and rag-time.
In 1890-99 in Political and Social aspects:
• 1890-Sherman anti-trust law was passed
• Yosemite National Park was created by an Act of Congress
• 200 Sioux are killed by soldiers at Wounded Knee, SD
Published: Emily Dickinson – “Poems”; Howells, “A Hazard of new Fortunes”
• First International Copyright Law…
Using four poems, examine the distinctive poetic features of Donne’s treatment of secular love.
Within Donne’s vast range of secular works he provides no simple definition of love; his treatment of such matters reaching radical and unconventional highs. It is through his great variety of emotion and passion that Donne explores, arguably, his most consistent theme of love itself. “The Sunne Rising”, “The Ecstasy”, “A Valediction of Forbidding Mourning” and “Air and Angels” are four poems…
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. In addition, it happened that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments…
Stephen Crane’s “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” provides an account of the fictional life of Maggie, a young, impoverished Irish-American girl living with her family in New York City. Throughout the novella, Maggie’s feeble ambitions to escape her abusive home life are exhibited, as are the tragic consequences of her noble intentions. It seems evident that Crane uses Maggie’s endeavors as a vehicle for determinism, an integral part of the Naturalist literary period that is defined as the philosophical…
problem with the single core method is that a reader had to unroll the entire scroll to read the entire volume. A double scroll, which is one with two cores, was developed to prevent the problems with a single core. With this format, text can be accessed from both ends of the scroll. The reader has to unroll and re-roll the scroll to access new pages in the document.
Publishing in Rome
The Roman Empire lasted almost 700 years. The empire started as a small city in Italy and soon spread towards Northern…
for a printer, until he finished his apprenticeship in 1851. From there he went on to type and write for his older brother Orion’s newspaper, where he worked until he decided to go work as a printer for bigger companies. He worked as a printer until he decided to quit and go work riverboats on the Mississippi river. He worked his way up to the position of a river boat pilot- and it is said that the river life influenced his life a lot- From giving him the knowledge to write the raft scenes in his books…
points of views on slavery. Back when slavery first began many or almost all European Americans believed that having slaves or that slavery in general was okay. Slavery originally began in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. The first slaves were brought here from Africa, they were brought to America to work for white companies to help in the production of crops and tobacco. Slavery lasted for over 200 years in the 17th and 18th century, slavery was one of the biggest reasons that the economy grew in a positive…
in Marriage in Medieval Literature
Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection, and is rooted in all relationships in one context or another. Love can be a complex aspect in life and has many layers that reveal the ideals of men or women from past, present and well projected into future generations. In today’s society women take for granted the freedoms they have in whom they marry and choose to love. Often time’s love and marriage are considered disposable depending upon the relationship…
The books of twelve
Hosea through Malachi
Prophets links historical narratives with prophecy (more straightforward)
Khetuvium/ Writings (KH)
Modern scholars identify as Historical Fiction
Variety of books from different genres
SONGS OF SOLOMON
Has Some Text in Greek
fraternities, and cashed paychecks. In unemployment, workers spent plenty of time here, making friends across ethnic barriers.
Most “knife men” in the “killing gangs” who did the actual butchering were from Germany and Ireland, who learned their skills in the old country—skilled workers. Recent immigrants from Eastern Europe were the unskilled laborers who had no experience in meatpacking and many had not previously earned wages. The wages ($2 or less a day) were often not enough to pay for basic needs…