Written Task: The Lacemaker And The Princess

The name of the book I read is called “The Lacemaker And The Princess”, the author is Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The book is using some nonexistent character to tell the terrible and horrible situation in French at that time. The main character is called Isabelle, who’s a poor lacemaker. She made the best friend with the princess of France. The situation for normal people at that time was pretty bad, but the life for the princess was very luxurious. Isabelle’s brother told her that people in France were planning to sponsor a revolution because the blind of the emperor. Isabelle was entangle with that thing. One day she worked as hard as she could, and was late for playing with the princess, the princess was sad about it, but Isabelle was mad, she cried and told the shabby situation for people in France to the princess. Several months later, people forced the King and his family to move to another city in France. And 2 years later, the king had been overthrown.

The theme I got is that: The emperor is foolish if he cannot see what has happened to his people, and his people in France will overthrow him. This book could clearly prove the theme I got, the king in France at that time was very “blind”, he didn’t know the bad circumstance his country was having. When the people in his country was starving, he didn’t notice that, and he overthrown by his people at last.

The planet which NASA should focus on

Claim: NASA should focus on the cold moon of Saturn (Titan) because it has the condition for lives, and we have already made a plan for it.

Evidence:

“The first proposal, called Dragonfly, would be unlike any project before: it would send a flying robot to an alien moon. The spacecraft would have a quadcopter – that is, four spinning helicopters – to help it move and fly around.

The robot would be equipped with instruments that could help it identify certain chemicals. These could give us clues to any living things on Titan.

In addition, the robot will be able to fly hundreds of miles to study the environment on Titan. This large, cold moon of Saturn has thick air. It also has lakes and rivers of a chemical called liquid methane. Scientists believe that a watery ocean may sit beneath the frozen outer layer of Titan.

It’s ‘an environment that we know has the ingredients for life,’ said Elizabeth Turtle. She’s a researcher at Johns Hopkins University. With Dragonfly, scientists can learn much about how chemistry has changed before life emerged, Turtle said.”

Reasoning:

According to the evidence, there’s a plan for this project, so far, all the problems have been solved by the project designer. Elizabeth Turtle said the environment on Titan has the ingredients for life, that means maybe there are some alien creatures on that planet, so it’s very important for us to discover that planets. The next step we should do is to make the quadcopter which is available to do that mission. Then we should do some experiments. And after that, I think we can send the quadcopter to Titan.