‘Revolution’

In Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution, Andi is a teenager who was suffering from the loss of his little brother. As she was finding resources to write her essay, her dad took her to Paris and she found a diary in a hidden compartment of the guitar from the French revolution era. During this research, she met Virgil, and fell in love with him, and it was a hope for Andi.

Words can murder, scar someone for life, or bury them in guilt. Andi was supposed to be with her little brother while the accident happened. His father asked Andi again and again of when her brother died, and that put Andi in deep guilt and depression. “I play until my fingertips are raw. Until I rip a nail and bleed on the strings. Until my hands hurt so bad I forget my heart does” (Donnelly, 7). Even though his dad apologized for what he said, Andi’s heart has already been broken into pieces. She attempted to suicide at school, and also on the Eiffel Tower. “I see my brother. He’s not dead. He’s standing in the street, watching me. It can’t be. But it is” (Donnelly, 21). This left a deep scar in her life that cannot be fixed.

The potential risks of negative body image and low self esteem

People with negative body image will very likely have low self esteem, maybe due to comparing themselves to others or getting criticized. Of course people will want others to be impressed by their appearance, so some decided to use unhealthy methods to fix it. For example, teens might go on a fad diet. It’s a meal plan thats usually about 10 days that cuts out approximately 10 pounds. This sounds really attractive to someone who is desperate on losing weight and having a better appearance, but this is a common misconception. These fad diets only work for short terms, since almost no fat is lost, only water. So the weight will come back faster than it was lost, and there will be much more long term side effects than the short term benefits. A way to stay healthy and lose weight is just to exercise. You can lose fat while gaining more muscle and getting fit.

How do you check if a website is reliable?

One way to check if a website is reliable is through a crap test. A crap tests checks the Currency, Relevance, Authority, and Purpose of the website. The currency checks if the information is up to date; the relevance checks the usefulness of the information; Authority is looking at the source, and Purpose of why this information exists.

Common Craft: The French Revolution

The French revolution was caused by the unfairness of the feudal system, which caused the outrage of the third estates. The commoners had to pay all the taxes, do most of the work, and had less rights than the Nobilities and the clergy. So the angry commoners formed their own national assembly, and brought injustice to death in a blood shed.