Bosnia List : Deconstructionism Analysis

“The first sacrifice of the war was her flowers (6). . . . Mom’s flowers were dried and shriveled —even the tree of life, her favorite,” ‘“If there wan’t hope for the plants, is there hope for us”(83)?
Argument: The Bosnian war left Kennan and Eldin’s family a remarkable experience when they were forced to sacrifice many personal belongings and wish that there is hope left for them.

My choice of words: sacrifice, flowers , tree of life

Sacrifice: In the dictionary this word means the “act on giving something up” being a plant, animal, or at times a person.

Therefore, In the Bosnia List Kennan’s mother has no choice but to give up her plants because in order for her safety and the ones of her family. They had to hide in their apartment with no sunlight which lead to her plants slowly drying up and dying.

Flowers: is “a plant cultivated for its blossoms” meaning that it is controlled to come out to a beautiful flower when grown out (blossomed).

Kennan reflects on his family’s life in Bosnia doubting his hope, he reflects on the way the plants have dried up and questions if there was hope for him an his family. He concludes his questioning due to the flower symbolizing as it blossoms and full grows out to be a beautiful flower. However since he evaluates how the flowers have died he feels as there is no hope left for them in Bosnia.

Tree of life: On the Miriam-Webster define’s “tree of life” as a conventionalized and often ornate representation of a tree used as a decorative motif.

However, to Kennan’s mother the tree of life symbolizes their life in Bosnia. As the tree of life stayed in the house with out any form of sunlight; slowly dying. The author used “tree of life” metaphor as a symbol of the their life ending in Bosnia.

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Political views: “Shooting an Elephant”

In the short story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author presents nonpolitical, beyond political and political issues throughout the story. A nonpolitical is shown when he is going back and fourth in his state of mind trying to decide what he should do, to look like a fool in front many whites’ or to be the hero and kill an innocent elephant. The narrator in a dilemma, yet decides to take initiative  when he gets the rifle. Although, he doesn’t want to shoot the elephant he commits himself to proceed with the murder of the elephant only because he is embarrass to look like a coward and does what the “natives” expect him to do (Orwell, 560).

The sympathy feeling no longer fulfilled the officer who had done something in which he was against. In fact he felt prideful in the action and the way he did the elimination of the animal. Orwell notes, “And afterwards I was very glad that the coolie had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant. I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool” (562). In the end he feels relieved that he question if the other people acknowledged that he only took initiative because he didn’t want to seem as if he were a fool and the fact that others would look at him less of a white man. His action made was far more beyond political because he only cared about how he was going to be viewed as by everyone surrounding him.

The era in which the elephant is killed there are Burmans and natives; two distinctive groups who do stuff for or against their true selves to satisfy their own people. This is a major political issue in which makes a certain individual act upon situations although they wish not to do so. Orwell says, “If anything went wrong those two thousands Burmans would see me pursued, caught, trampled on” (561). There it is, no one wants to be seen weak in any group whether its a political issue or a school, or outside group. Some of us make decisions based on what we think others will view us, base on judgement, however I believe one should do as they please but most of all make a decision that is made on your self value rather than for others.

Journal Response to Literature #1 : I Stand here Ironing

In the narrative I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen, it emphasized the social conditions during the Unites States years of depression where there were not many jobs. At the age of nineteen, the narrator [mother] lived a life as a single parent trying to provide fiscals for her infant daughter, Emily. The narrator describes the lack of social services and social support by the government, and implies “It was the pre-relief, pre-WPA world of the depression. (Olsen, 93)” She was upheld in social matters, yet still exists to this day, where particularly single, working mothers had complications in adequately providing for their children.
Consciously, the narrator was trapped in the era of the Great Depression and its poverty. Being fairly distracted without a stable job mother had to give up her daughter to a family until she could save money to get her daughter back. “We were poor and could not afford for her the soil of easy growth. I was a younger mother, I was a distracted mother. (Olsen, 96)” She was often eased by the though that she had another type of life beyond her other than being just a mother which kept her from completing her roles as a mother.
Single, working mothers of the Great Depression looked up to this story of Olsen’s because no matter what their financial circumstances were they managed to keep their children by their side. Although, the social conditions in which young mothers in this era, they didn’t give up; despite the distractions the kept their children along side with them. Even in our society today there are young mothers who still go through the same situations as those in the 1950’s. In today’s society there are many resources and advantages that single mothers are eligible for that they did not have back in the Great Depression era when Emily and her mother struggled. The circumstances in what they lived in was very different than it is now and emphasis that although there are tough times one should get back up and keep trying.

Research persuasive essay notes Compare & Contrast

Compare & Contrast Malala & Marjanes lifestyles. How were their lives as they grew up? What impact did both of these girls make later in their lives?

Similarities:

  • Both girls had a voice of their own opinions about what was going on around them.
  • They both had male role models in their life. Malala had her father and Marjane had her uncle and her grandmother.
  • Marjane didn’t ware her veil and was criticized because she wore western clothing. Malala didn’t wear her burka and wore modern clothes as well.
  • Both went to an all girls school.
  • Both fled the country to get their word out their. Marjane leaves to Paris while Malala goes to the UK.
  • They both have loving families who care about them unconditionally; and who support them

Differences:

  • Marjane is from Iran
  • she comes from a wealthy modern family
  • Malala is from Pakistan
  • she comes from a poor family
  • Malala cares more about her education and is very religious
  • Marjane is careless about her education and about religion
  • Malala risks her life everyday while continuing to go to school
  • Marjane is sent of to Vienna to attend french school where she stays living with nuns
  • Malalas family is Islam and and are proud to be Pakistanis
  • Marjane in the other hand is ashamed of being Iranian because of all the wars
  • Marjane’s family is more modern and drinks alcoholic beverages

Impact made of their actions:

When Malala was shot by the Taliban that helped her expand her campaign all over the world. Her dream of getting her word out there about supporting women’s education went viral. So much more people started supporting her campaign; and they admired the courage she had for being so young  and brave. Malala has been forgiving and doesn’t want revenge on the Taliban. She has won a noble prize for her book I am Malala. She lives in Birmingham UK where she still continues to stand up for her women’s educational rights.

Marjane let everything get to her and she gave up on school. Later she married and then a year later she got divorce. Soon after she moved to Paris where then she wrote Persepolis which tells the story of her life when she was younger living through the Islamic revolutionary and Iraq war. She was an academy award winning due to her comic Persepolis book.

5 Top notes & 2 questions

Notes :

  • believed shah was chosen by God
  • girls wore veils, but did not cover their faces
  • nike sneakers were seen as a symbol of western punk style
  • police check points everywhere stopping people and would take action if they believed the person was very westernized
  • people thought Iranians were all violence due to all of the wars going on in the country
  • she stood up defending her integrity upon women’s rights over tight clothing

Questions:

  1. Why did they have boys and girls school separated?
  2. Why didn’t MaryJane’s family move to the United States?

Cause & Effect Final Draft

We all have someone who has inspired us to better ourselves. In my life I was fortunate to have a college advisor who motivated me to attend college. The summer going into my junior year of high school I met her through a friend who was in the scholarship program. “I remember talking to Silvia a couple of times,” she offered me to sign up for the scholarship program to see if I got accepted to be in the program. I applied and got in, but with one condition I had to attend college.I didn’t believe in myself that I could attend and be a success in college. She shared with me her struggles that she went through while being in college. Silvia was a fulltime student at UCI, worked two part time jobs, and was responsible for taking her mother to her chemo-therapy appointments. Her story was deep she was going trough a lot and she still managed to graduate college. Also through the scholarship program I joined S.O.Y Girls, there I did volunteer work, I attended college campus tours, and I met others in similar non-profit organizations. When going on college tours trip up Northern California it made me realize and feel that my dreams of becoming someone successful was right in front of me. By going to college I would make my dreams come true. I am step closer to making my goals achievable and I will be able to give back to my community. In Girls Inc. a women who worked for that organization would come to our SOY Girls meetings where she would teach us once a week for 8 weeks on safe dating, abusive relationships, about birth control and abortions. From all of  the valuable information Girls Inc meetings provided me and others about abusive relationships. Now I know the basic details of when a relationship starts to be an abusive relationship and I also know how to get out of it before it gets worse. This is how I can help others who I may think might be going through the same situation. By having a college mentor who guided me through the scholarship programs and the other contributes to the programs has influenced me in m life.

 

 

 

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Cause & Effect Rough Draft

We all have someone who has inspired us to better ourselves. In my life i was fortunate to have a college advisor who motivated me to attend college.My College advisor Silvia, who is the operations manager of Save Our Youth Non-profit center. The summer going into my junior year of high school I met her through a friend who was in the scholarship program. I remember talking to Silvia for a couple of times she offered me to sign up for the scholarship program to see if I got accept to be in the program. I applied and got in the program but with one condition I had to attend college.I didn’t believe in myself that I could attend and be a success in college. She told me her struggles that she went through while being in college. Her story motivated me and inspired me to make my dreams come true. Her struggle was deep and I put it this way if she could graduate college being a full time student and working two part-time job while having to take her mother to her chemo-therapy appointments. I joined S.O.Y girls, there I did volunteer work, I attended college campus tours, I met others in similar non-profit organizations. Through the college tours trip up Northern California it made me realize and feel that my dreams of becoming someone successful was right in front of me.Going to college would make my dreams come true and it is a step closer to making my goals achievable and I will be able to give back to my community. In girls inc. a women who worked for that organization would come to our SOY Girls meetings and she would teach us once a week for 8 weeks on safe dating, abusive relationships, about birth control and abortions. From all of  the valuable information girls inc meetings provided me and others about abusive relationships now I know the basic details of when a relationship is leading that way and I can stop and get out of an abusive relationship before it gets worse.I also can help others who I may think might be going threw a situation like that and I can help them get help to get out of the relationship.

Class pre-planing cause & effect

 

  • I didn’t believe in myself that I could attend and be a success in college
  • she told me her struggles that she went through while being in college
  • her story motivated me and inspired me to make my dreams come true
  • her struggle was deep and I put it this way if she could graduate college being a full time student and working two part-time job while having to take her mother to her chemo-therapy appointments
  • I join S.O.Y girls, there I did volunteer work, I attended college campus tours, I met others in similar non-profit organizations,
  • through the college tours trip up Northern California it made me realize and feel that my dreams of becoming someone successful was right in front of me.
  • Going to college would make my dreams come true and it is a step closer to making my goals achievable and I will be able to give back to my community
  • in girls inc. a women who worked for that organization would come to our SOY Girls meetings and she would teach us once a week for 8 weeks on safe dating, abusive relationships, about birth control and abortions, and different life options
  • from the valuable information girls inc meetings provided me and others about abusive relationships now I know the basic details of when a relationship is leading that way and I can stop and get out of an abusive relationship before it gets worse
  • I also can help others who I may think might be going threw a situation like that and I can help them get help to get out of the relationship.

Topic Sentence: We all have someone who has inspired us to better ourselves. In my life i was fortunate to have a college advisor who motivated me to attend college.

Outline:

My College advisor Silvia, who is the operations manager of Save Our Youth Non-profit center. The summer going into my junior year of high school I met her through a friend who was in the scholarship program. I remember talking to Silvia for a couple of times she offered me to sign up for the scholarship program to see if I got accept to be in the program. I applied and got in the program but with one condition I had to attend college.1. Joining the save our youth scholarship program.

  • went to visit college campus up Northern California
  • volunteered at soy fiestas
  • met board members
  • being a speaker

2. Soy girls member

  • volunteered in fundraising activities such as a SOY dance
  • organizing soy program dances and fiestas
  • beer ticketing in liquor stores

3. Girls Inc. classes

  • safe dating
  • abusive relation ships
  • birth control / abortion options

Cause and Effect

1. My area of success is being the first generation in my family to attend college.

Influences in my life are:

  • Puente teacher and counselor
  • my college mentor Silvia
  • Save Our Youth Scholarship program
  • ny high school avid teacher
  • Girls Inc.
  • S.O.Y Girls
  • and myself

 

2. Why am I attending college?

Causes :

  • obtain a degree career
  • further my education to open doors
  • give back to my community in the future
  • braking chains

Effects :

  • I have a good job due to my computer skills
  • family prestige
  • expanding my social horizins

Process Analysis final draft

There are many different ways to curl your hair. In this tutorial I will show you how to curl your hair outward away from your face.The first thing you need to do in-order to begin the styling process is to gather all the materials that you will be using.These materials are, a curling iron,hair brush,hair clips,heat protecting oil,hairspray, and a chair in front of a mirror. Once you have gathered all of the tools you now need to plug the curling iron and turn it on.Let the curling iron heat up for a couple of minutes. Begin to apply a small amour of heat protecting oil onto your palms.Now work your  way through all of your hair applying the oil evenly.After that, you will need to use a hair brush and proceed brushing through your hair making sure that there are no tangled parts. Make sure to brush the hair throughly.Once you have brushed the hair begin to part the hair leaving a small parted section of hair at the bottom of your head.Pick up the curling iron and point it vertically close to the hair.Then grab the small parted section of hair and begin wrapping it in the curling iron. As you are wrapping the hair make sure to wrap outward away from your face.Hold the hair in the curling iron for 10 second then release the hair and apply hairspray. Now you will repeat all of the steps to each parted section of hair to complete all of your hairs look. Once you have curled all of your hair run your fingers through to loosen up the curls.