Judging by Appearance

The main conflict in the book the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is Greasers vs. Socials. “Darry didn’t deserve to work like an old man when he was only twenty.  … had been a really popular guy in school…. Have money for him to go to college…” (Hinton, 16) Greasers are poor and violent. Almost every character fights with socials. They grew without love and much money. “I killed him,’ he said slowly. “I killed that boy.” (56). Even a timid boy, Johnny, killed a person to protect himself. The Socs, the social gang, does not like greasers. They threaten greasers and fight with them. Socials are from rich family. Because their growing background is different, so their minds toward events are different. Greasers think socials always gets good things and socials think greasers are dirty and does not want to play with them. I have not experienced specific event like that but in current society, different social class does not show apparently but it exists. People often judge others by their look. I wish there can be less people judging people by their social class. I made a poster about fighting between a greaser and a social to show the fighting conflict between different social class.

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An Outsider

Are you an outsider? The protagonist of story the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy is living in a place where there is different social class. Ponyboy is a Greaser, which means that he is in class where people are poor and violence because of lack of education or care. The theme of the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is judging people by their social class is not always correct and events change people.

Judging people by their social class is not always correct. Greasers often fight with others, and they are poor. Greasers are as violent and wild but in their inside, but this is not the correct word to describe Ponyboy and friends. “We’re poorer than the Socs and the middle class.” (Hinton,3) On the other hand, the high social class is called ‘Social’. They are wealthy, and many of them does not like Greasers and think greasers are dirty. And socials often fight with them. The Greasers thought being in high class is just good thing before they became friends with Cherry Valance. Cherry Valance is a Social, which means that she is from wealthy family and has different perspective with Ponyboy. Before Pony met Cherry, he thought the reason Socials are fighting was just they have much time to enjoy. However, after he met Cherry, he understood how people with good status have to be shown as a good person to others and it is not easy to be a social. “Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different” (41) Even though the social classes are different, they have experienced similar problems through their life.

Events change people. One of the character, Johnny, fears lots of things. After the Socs (social group) feared Johnny, he began to carry a knife to protect himself from attacks. When Ponyboy was almost beaten by the Socs, Johnny killed Bob to save Ponyboy. “‘You really killed him huh, Johnny?’ ‘Yeah, his voice quivered slightly. I had to. They were drowning you, Pony.’” (57) Johnny is always nervous and timid however, to save his friend, he took action that he was not going to take before. After Johnny killed Bob, Johnny and Ponyboy escaped to a church but when they are coming back from church to their place, there was fire on church and to save people inside, Johnny and Ponyboy sacrificed themselves and got into fire. However, Johnny got injured and dead after days in hospital. Another character Dally, is not a person who easily cry. He is violent and strong. Although he saw a person killed, he never cried. However, when Johnny died, he could not stop crying from the fact that he loved does not exist.

In conclusion, what is shown at the outside is not a real thing of the person. Greasers are shown as violent, dirty people but they are not. Even though Ponyboy does not have real parents alive, his brothers cared him a lot. It can also mean that all greasers did not grow without love. Also, different events of people’s life can change them. When friend was in danger, coward Johnny was strong and saved Ponyboy. Even though Darry was strong and violent, he cared Johnny. Therefore, social class is not a way to judge people and different events change people.

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Boxers v. Foreigners

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Save Me

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The Love

 

The conflict in Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is the internal conflict of Edward and Bella.“What if I’m not a superhero? What if I’m the bad guy?” (Meyer, 92) Edward keeps asking himself is it a right choice for him to stay with Bella even though he knows Bella will be dangerous if she stays with him. On the other hand, Bella, also asks herself is it a good choice for her to love Edward and wanting to stay with Edward forever. I tried to show the conflict in the multimedia using word cloud. The words I wrote are the words that might be in Edward or Bella’s mind. I included questions like ‘Was it a good choice for Edward to love Bella’ and ‘Is Edward going to make Bella a vampire?’ to show the conflicts of Edward. I also included words like weather and apple because Bella’s change is also shown when she was describing weather. When she described the weather at the first, she described as the foggy weather is a horrible weather but after she knew that Edward can only go outside in foggy weather, she said it is a perfect weather. The cover of the book has an apple and I found out that apple was a forbidden fruit in Western Europe (it was a misunderstanding). Twilight is also a story of a forbidden love therefore I put the word apple to describe the forbidden love. I used the heart shape and color red to describe love.

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The Forbidden Love with Vampire

What feeling would you have if a vampire is in your life? The protagonist of the book Twilight Bella fell in love with the vampire. Bella is a seventeen-year-old girl who just moved to the new city. By the beautiful face and the charm that Edward has, Bella fell in love with Edward. However, there is an obstacle that blocks the relationship between Bella and Edward even though they both love each other. The fact that Edward is a vampire and Bella is a human and Bella can be included in a different dangerous situation when she stays with Edward. The theme for Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is forbidden love is worth the sacrifice.

The love between Edward and Bella is forbidden. “What if I’m not a superhero? What if I’m the bad guy?” (Meyer, 92) Edward is a vampire and Bella is a human. The feeling that Edward felt the first time when he saw Bella was not a love but a wanting of blood that Bella has. Because humans are vampires’ prey, it is a natural instinct for Edward to want Bella’s blood. Moreover, the love that Bella felt is not the real love too. It was just an allure that Edward has as a vampire. By the scent of the blood, Edward’s natural instinct leads him to get to Bella with true love. When Bella just moved to the Forks to live with her dad, the foggy and humid weather was the first thing that Bella did not like. She liked sunny weather. Different from Bella, Edward cannot go out when the sun is out hence she described the foggy weather as a perfect weather. Edward was in agony because he lived a long life staying away from humans and living without a lover. Bella’s friends (human friends) said that Edward is cold and he does not speak to anybody. Whereas people might think that love between vampire and human is wrong, love between Edward and Bella explains that nothing can control the love.

Bella wants to sacrifice herself to stay with Edward even though she will suffer during the process of becoming a vampire. “Twilight, again,” he murmured. “Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.” “Some things don’t have to end,” I muttered through my teeth, instantly tense…. “I brought you to the prom,” he said slowly, finally answering my question, “because I don’t want you to miss anything. I don’t want my presence to take anything away from you, if I can help it. I want you to be human.” (495) Vampires’ appearances do not get old even though the time passes. Because Edward is a vampire, his appearance stays young. However, Bella gets old every year. As a person loves a vampire, Bella wants to be a vampire and wants to stay with Edward forever. But Edward does not want that. During the process of becoming a vampire, Bella will suffer like she is dying and Edward does not want to see how Bella suffers. Also, he wants Bella to be happy as a human and does not miss family and friends. If Bella turns into a vampire, it is the same as abandoning friends and family because when Bella is a vampire, the new trait ‘hunting the humans’ will be featured in her body and it will be hard for a new vampire control it.

Sometimes, we cannot choose to do whatever we want to do. Bella chose to love which is what she wants even though she will be in danger. It also means that Bella thinks that love is more important than herself. I found the theme forbidden love in the story is similar to Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is an enemy to Juliet but they really love each other that they are disposed to sacrifice everything, even themselves. Like this, Bella is willing to sacrifice herself to stay with Edward.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream ‘People’ Magazine

Please look Helena as Hermia. Thank you

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Goals 2018-2019

Academic Goal: I will finish one book in a month

I will read every day for at least one hour.

 

Wellness Goal: I will sleep before 11.

I will finish all homework on time but without rushing.

 

Personal Goal: I will use my time well.

When I am doing my homework, I will not listen to music or watch something so that I can focus easily.

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The Choices

What are choices and how can they change your life? In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone, when the Sorting Hat was confused about the house that Harry should go, Harry did not want to go to Slytherin. Therefore, the Sorting Hat put Harry in Gryffindor. This is the first choice that Harry made in Hogwarts. If Harry went to Slytherin instead of Gryffindor, the circumstances that Harry experienced might be different. However, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Harry knew he can speak the parseltongue (snake language), the feature of Slytherin’s heir, Harry thought is the Slytherin right place for Harry to go. Even though Harry made a decision, he is still wondering about the right house for him. However, Dumbledore reassures Harry by explaining that choices show who we are and Harry chose to be in Gryffindor and Gryffindor is where Harry belongs to. In our lives, we make many different important and less important decisions. Once decisions are made, for many of them, we cannot change. That is one reason why decisions are important. Also, even though the decision is not as important as others, the decision tells who the person is.

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Protein story

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