The Plastic Digestion

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Assassin’s Creed Renaissance: Written Blog Post

Assassin’s Creed Renaissance written by Oliver Bowden is set in Italy during the Renaissance. The protagonist, Ezio Auditore, is a young man who lost his 2 brothers and his dad. Left with only his sister and his mother, both traumatized by the unfortunate events that happened to her family, he decided to find his uncle and to hunt down all the people responsible for the murder of his family. He will realize that his true family legacy isn’t to be a banker, but an Assassin. For many years, the Assassin’s were fighting the Templars who are patrons who secretly steal the people’s right and money and whose goal is to control the whole continent. Ezio as a young and independent man, he is a very fast learner and is very determined to reach his goal.

Ezio as a young age is needed to be independent. With the Templars (the people who were responsible for his family’s murder) are still hunting him down. He has to move quickly and alone. Because of these conditions, he has to leave his mother and his sister in the city of his uncle. He will go alone, blending in every city he goes to and having close to no friends. For us, at the age of 20, it is normal to leave your family to go to work. But for Ezio, it is not the same conditions. First of all, according to the book, the citizens who lived during the Renaissance lives in the same city if not the same house. Ezio’s departure is even harder than the departures right now. He sees his mother and sister every 5 years with no communication in between the time. This is very unfortunate for Ezio but he has to stay independent to stay hidden so no one will find him.

Ezio, before the death of his family, he didn’t really have skills in fighting. He had to learn very fast to fight, to be anonymous (to blend in) and to climb structures very fast so he can escape at any time. When he learned that he had to be an Assassin, he didn’t wait. He immediately asked his uncle to teach him how to fight. He also asked one of his friend called Paola to teach him how to blend in. Only after one full year of training, he left his uncle’s house to go hunt down the Templars. “I am Ezio Auditore Da Firenze. I am an Assassin.”(Bowden, 361). He became a true assassin only after a full  3 years of training and hunting down Templars. Ezio learned the full language of English and French (he spoke Italian before) in a very short amount of time.  He also learned to kill people secretly with his father’s weapon, the hidden blade. The blade is very special because it is a type of knife hidden on the wrist. He killed almost every Templars with this weapon and it is his main weapon in combat. He rarely used a sword or a gun but he had some sort of gun on his wrist too which was similar to the hidden blade only it was for longer distances.

Ezio Auditore is not only independent and a fast learner, but he also is very determined to reach his goal which is to kill all the Templars. “I will seek vengeance to those who betrayed my family.” (98) Ezio could have just left Italie and go to France, Spain or somewhere else and have another life. But he didn’t run away from his enemies. He faced them and destroyed each and single one of them. He even kept a list of people he wanted to kill and he kept this list at all time. He asked citizens and help people nearby him to get information on the location of his enemies. He slowly began to be the most wanted Assassin in Italie. He kept on looking for Templars despite being wanted. “Another name I should add to my list.” (196) He never gave up on hunting down people and step by step, murder by murder, he slowly destroyed the Templars and accomplished his goal.

Ezio Auditore wasn’t a lucky man. As a young age he already lost his father, his older and his younger brother. Left with his mother, sister, and uncle, he will hunt down everyone responsible for his family’s murder. He will also meet along the way some minds that made history like Leonardo Da Vinci or Niccolo Machiavelli. Ezio is a young independent man, he learned skills very fast and is very determined to reach is goals.

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Assassin’s Creed Renaissance Multimedia Post

For my multimedia blog post for the book Assassin’s Creed Renaissance by Oliver Bowden, I choose to do a “Wanted” poster. I think that shows the setting because the story is set through the whole Italy and I wanted to show that by making a poster that could have been placed throughout Italy back then. I also chose this poster because the main character, Ezio, is an assassin’s which killed many patrons of Italy and it would make sense for him to be wanted by other people.

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The Gossip: Lysander

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Today on Daily Brazil: Four Children Survived From The Jungle

For my multi media post about The Explorer by Katherine Rindell, I made a newspaper article from Manaus (located in Brazil), when the four childrens find the civilisation again after over a month in the jungle. I tried to make everything look like a real newspaper cover. I even added a sidebar that tells a bit about the news in the city. On the bottom right corner, I said the article was translate because in Manaus, they don’t speak English.

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Protein Story

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Protein

This is my protein story about antibodies.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

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The Explorer: Written Blog Post

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Fred and 3 other people named Lila, Con and Max will find themselves in the jungle because of a plane crash and of the driver dying. They will have to survive by their own without any help from civilizations. But someone was there before. Another “explore” had his plane crash too. But the difference between The explorer and Fred’s group is that the explorer wants to stay in the forest in the ruins of a city that nobody knows of. Fred has a dream to become an explorer, so he would want to tell everybody about the ruins. But the explorer wants to keep it preserved as a secret, which creates a conflict between the two characters. Fred is a young leader with a lot of leadership skills, he is brave and he tries to impress the other peoples.

Fred has a lot of leadership in him. This quality is going to come in handy for the long journey he and his friends are going to live for a long time. Being the leader isn’t always so easy, there is some ups and some downs. Even if the people won’t always follow you, you got to keep going and be a good leader. He knew that every day he would need to lead his friends, tell them suggestions on where to go and what to do because if he decided to let them down, they will probably die and he might not have the help he needs every time. Even though he made some mistakes, he is still a good leader. “I’m going to make a raft. You don’t have to help if you don’t want to” (70) He tries to convince his friends to choose the same choice as him. Most of the time, they listen to him. But some of the time, his friends disagree, which then sets a conflict and it is not so intelligent to set a conflict whenever you have risks of dying and Fred knows that so he tries to be nice to all of his mates and help them survive their epic journey. “It’s not bad. You should try it. Here, try a leg of mine.” (261)

Fred is not only a young leader; he is also very brave. Each day, he had to wake up knowing that he was going to be brave, to not think of his parents, and to continue living and helping his friends survive. For an eleven years old boy that never quitted his dad before, it is a big challenge. “‘It’s coming from there, from behind the vines,’ he said. ‘I’m going to go and see.’ (286). Fred has to be brave to survive in the wild. Otherwise, if he is scared of a little sound of a mouse, then he would die. Fortunately, he isn’t scared of many things or at least he acts like it. His friends believe that he is a brave boy, and he likes that so he continues to become even braver every day he stays in the jungle.

Fred is a leader, and he is brave, but sometimes, his braveness goes down to showing off in front of his friends to look better. He wants to become an explorer with his name written in big in “The New York Times”. But too survive with his friends, he has to make a promise to not tell anyone that he explored the ruined city in this jungle. Unfortunately for his friends, he first refuses to make that promise because he says that he can survive by himself and that he doesn’t need the help of the explorer, who has a lot of experience in the wild. He even told his friends that he could climb up a cliff to tell his friends what’s up there. “I could go up by myself,’ said Fred, ‘and shout down what’s up there?” (180). The problem with Fred’s personality is that sometimes, he thinks he is alone and he thinks his ideas are the best and that nobody has better ideas than him. No one is perfect. Most of the times when Fred acts like that, he walks alone for about ten minutes and comes back and becomes the great team leader he already was before.

Fred has a lot of potential in him. He is a good leader and he is also brave. But, he sometimes makes stupid things trying to impress people because everyone has strength and weaknesses in life. If someone is perfect, he is not a human being. That is why Fred is a brave leader that sometimes breaks the limit of bravery and enters idiocy. But it never lasts long because Fred is a good person.

 

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The Renaissance: Humanism

I scored 16/20 because I agree with most the beliefs that humanists have. I think everyone should have an education and i think that the churches should have less power. I also believe that ancient ideas should be practiced again.

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Waverly’s Characteristics: Focused, Listening to orders and wanting to learn.

From Rules of the Games by Amy Tan.”When you fight for what you want, you will always suceed.”Waverly lives in Chinatown in San Francisco, America. She is originally Chinese. She lives with her mother and her two brothers. Througout the story, she will learn to play chess and she will win tournaments to get better. Waverly is a very focused on what she does, she listens to orders very well and she wants to learn new things.

“I read the rules and looked up at any big words in a dictionary.” (Amy Tan, 3) Waverly is always focused on what she does. As shown in the text, she learns to play chess and she is focusing on each little detail about the rules. She even participated in tournaments and won most of them. She was so focused that she could hear a wind telling her the answers. “I saw a clear path, the traps to avoid.” (Amy Tan, 3)

Listening to orders is a crucial thing to do for Waverly. When Lau Po taught her the moves to attack and defend, she was in her own world, listening, and keeping the techniques in her head. She always listen to her mother, even when she doesn’t like it. When you listen, you earn. She became one of the best chess player in the country. “By the end of summer, Lau Po had taught me all he knew, and I had become a better chess player.” (Amy Tan, 3)

Waverly is focused and she listens to orders, but she also wants to learn new things. “I studied each chess piece, trying to absorb the power each contain.” (Amy Tan, 3) She wanted to learn to play chess. With the determination she has, it was pretty easy for her to learn what she wanted. She is also a very fast learner because Lau Po taught her how to be very good at chess in less than a summer and managed to win a tournament in that same summer.

Waverly has been one of the most focused person playing chess in the whole America. She learned to play chess in less than a summer because she listen well to her teacher’s orders and because she wants to leran to play chess. She managed to learn to play and win a chess tournament in less than a summer which is very good for a person who just learned to play chess that summer. Waverly learns quickly whenever she wants to, she stays focused whatever the sircumstances are and and she is very good at executing orders.

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