The Pale Blue Dot Science

From the two videos, the one that impacted me the most is the Pale Blue Dot video. In Hubble Deep Field the part when they compared Earth to Sun to Arcturus to Alpha Scorpii A to VY Canis Majoris, it showed how small Earth was, and how small humans were. Compared to the Pale Blue Dot at 40 seconds it showed a picture and in that picture, it shows a small blue dot in the huge cosmos. In the video, it said that “This is a tribute to Carl Sagan and his poignant look at the tiny speck in the cosmos that humankind calls home.”  From this quote, it can conclude how small we are compared to the others. So, in conclusion, the one that impacted me the most is the Pale Blue Dot, because it showed me more about where humans live to and compared, but compared to the Hubble Deep Field it only showed Earth compared to the Sun. Therefore, the Pale Blue Dot impacted me more.

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Walk Into GuanTang

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Character Analyze for The Wave

The Wave is a book written by Tedd Strasser, it is about a teacher Ben Ross having an experiment that went too far, and caused a lot of problems. In this multimedia I made a character analyze poster that analyzed some characters in the story, For example, a character called Robert was an outcast and then he turned into a leader. Also the teacher Ben Ross was the teacher that had power and took control over the students. ““I know what they’re saying about me. That I’m crazy with power…that I’m on an ego trip.” In this quote, this is Ben Ross saying about his power. Laurie Sanders in the story she grows and changes throughout the story. She is very popular in her school. “Honey, just remember that the popular thing is not always the right thing.” This quote is Laurie Sanders and her mother having a conversation that popular is not a good thing, but popular is Laurie Sanders personality. Also, another character called Robert he used to be an outcast and after the experiment, he turned into a winner.

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Character Analyze for The Wave By: Todd Strasser

The Wave is a book written by Todd Strasser. In this book, there are a variety of themes: education, power, and identity. In this book, it talks about the main character Lourie having a conflict with the wave. Also in this book, it includes some background history, about the German Nazi, the Holocaust, and also World War II.

The major theme inside this book is education. During the eight days of the experiment from the teacher Ben Ross, and the student at Gordon High School. This book explained the perspective from the teacher and how hard it is to control the students, and so he started with the experiment that went a bit too far. “Ben’s students spoke of his intensity – the way he got so interested and involved in a topic that they couldn’t help but be interested.” In this short quote from the story, it analyzes that Ben Ross loves teaching history, and using his way of experiment forcing the students to get interested into the topic, which connects back to the main theme education.

Another main theme is power, in this book teacher was teaching about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. But while teaching his students about this famous history, he was exposing students to dangerous experiment by abusing his power and taking control over the students. Identity is an important theme in this book. The students at Gordon high were changing their identities under a drastic undergo just in a short period of time. For example, one of the character Robert he goes from a total outcast and turned into a leader of the pack. Also, the student that has a strong sense of personal identity such as Laurie Sanders, she resists to joining The Wave. “As they got into the correct order, they couldn’t help noticing that Robert was at the head of the line. “The new head of the class,” someone whispered […].” In this quote, it supports the theme of identity, because The Wave can be a new opportunity and a new identity for Robert. Connecting to the real world, if this happened there could be devastating consequences.

In conclusion, this is one of the best books I have ever read. In this book, it includes some important lessons and decisions that had a huge impact on me. Also, this book had some background information that guides the reader to know more and understand more about this book. Mainly, the major themes education, power, and identity, are really good themes, it had impacted me, and made me think of the education inside our school, and also connecting to the real world who has the power now?  Also connecting to the people that have more than two nations, and how does the identity influence their personality trait and behavior.

 

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Boxers vs Foreigners

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Why shall I have a dog?

In A Dog’s Purpose written by Bruce W. Cameron, the main theme is relationships are forever. This book talks about the purposes of a dog.  In the book from the perspective of the main character Bailey, which is a dog says” My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy.”(165)This is an evidence showing the purpose of a dog. Also, dogs are always loyal to their owners. For example, when Bailey sacrificed to save his owner from the victim. A dog is always loyal to its owner “ I knew who he was: I would recognize that scent anywhere. Unmistakably Ethan. I’d found the boy. ” (277) This is a part when the main character found his original owner, he knows this is Ethan because the scent from his brain never fades away, which showed his loyalty to Ethan.

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A Dog’s Purpose

Family, love, loyalty, life, consciousness, existence, mortality, and communication are the theme in A Dog’s Purpose written by Bruce W. Cameron. One of the biggest themes is relationship are internal and forever-lasting. This touching book is about the reincarnation of a beloved dog, and how the main character dog called Bailey reincarnated back to its original owner who is named Ethan. The purpose of this book is to love your pets. Also, this wonderful book talks about a basic question: Why are we here?

In this book is written a perspective of a dog, Bailey and why is he here. He went through 4 reincarnations, and each reincarnation sets as a different character, but the personality of Bailey did not change. He was honest to all his owners. For example, when Bailey was reincarnated as a German Shepard his owner was an American police, at the end Bailey sacrificed himself to save his honorable owner. This piece of evidence showed Bailey was a loyal and honest dog. Also during Bailey’s first “life” with Ethan he learned that his whole purpose is to entertain and comfort his beloved owner and always keep loyal and honest. During the first part of the story, Ethan was injured badly, physically and also emotionally. After spending decades with Ethan, Bailey finally dies of old age, but this life of Bailey he knows his mission and purpose is that why is he here. “My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy. I didn’t want to cause him any unhappiness now—in that way, I decided it was probably better than he wasn’t here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly.” (165-166) This is a phrase from a part of the story meanwhile Bailey was almost released from the reality, he was reflecting himself, in the end, he finally grasps the meaning and purpose of his life.

At the end when Bailey finally reincarnated back his love to his original owner did not change. This time his owners are a sweet couple, but the apartment building does not let the pet in. Instead, the owner of Bailey gave him their mother. The mother had a boyfriend, and her boyfriend abandons Bailey onto the countryside. Soon Bear realize this place is where decades ago Ethan bought him here, he uses the skill when he was still a German Shepard and hunt down the sent and find Ethan’s farm. When he and Ethan reunited, Ethan was already an old man, he was not a little boy, anymore. Ethan decides to adopt him and renamed him as Buddy. As time passed by quickly Ethan was a very lonely, old, bitter, and wrinkled man that lived by the countryside. Buddy soon realize that he should do something for Ethan. He thought he could at least make Ethan more happy, and lively, at least the fate of Buddy or Bailey, or any identity that Bailey had.

Pets and owners have difficulties communicating. Animals could not speak verbally to communicate to humans. People read through body languages and learn from their pets. A dog’s purpose Bailey acts like a normal dog, he is unlike other stories such as Snoopy or Garfield having speech bubbles and thought. Compared, in the story of A dog’s purpose Bailey has a very rich inner monologue, which narrates and guides the audience into his story and life.  Also, pets are not immortal, they have to pass away one day, like Bailey, but they learned what is the purpose of their existence, and the consciousness of their fate. “The scent of death, recognizable to me as any memory, wafted off of Hungry in the dry, dusty air” (10) This is a sentence from the story, where Bailey’s brother dies and he feels the sadness and the emotion, but Bailey does not fear death, and this is also evidence of mortality which is one of the themes in this story. Pets can bring families back together. For example: During the last incarnation of Bailey he found Hannah and brought her to Ethan, and since both of them are already single, they rekindle their romance, and both fall into the river of love.

In conclusion,  A Dog’s Purpose is one my the best book I have ever end. This book is not one of the books that have a schmaltzy ending where the dog dies, or a conflict happens that leads to a despondent conclusion. The differences are that in this book, the dog dies at the start, and each time is reborn as a new puppy, but inversely it includes all the emotional memories of the past life, and the character is eternally reincarnated. The main character of A Dog’s Purpose experienced through all the existence just as we do. Through this book, I learned the best championship is with your pet. Owning a dog or a pet is just like a marriage, your best buddy accompanies you throughout their life. Therefore, connecting back to the main theme: the relationship of infinite love is forever.

 

 

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Relationship in Midsummer Night’s Dream By Shakespeare

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Flipped Settings

A small, quiet, and peaceful town that is located in America during the late 20th century; this is the place where the two main characters first met each other. All of their neighbors seems pretty nice to them, and all the houses have yards. Also most importantly, the sycamore tree. Not everyone loves that tree but Julie sure loves that big tall tree. Julie likes to climb up that tree and enjoy the view. In Bryce’s perspective the sycamore tree is just a tree nothing important at all, and therefore, conflicts happen.

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Leonardo da Vinci

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