I agree with this quote because women are often generalized and referred to as a whole instead of as an individual. This quote is true because women do have to make a strong effort in order to achieve great things. Even after women work hard and put a lot of effort into making sure they can achieve great things, they still aren't treated as equals. A woman wanting to have kids is ok, so are women wanting to have a professional career, or both. What is not ok is when women think they are expected to have kids or to have a professional career. True equality will be established when women can do as men do without confrontation.
I would choose to see the Coliseum because I love architecture and big beautiful old buildings. Seeing the history of the world through brick and stone compiled together into a massive structure seems amazing. Walking past the rigid, imperfect walls and absorbing the knowledge of the tragic and eventful past would be like walking through a museum, only better. Seeing just the picture conjures up images of brutal attacks and tragic fights to the death, as well as the grueling hours spent designing and building the structure. I would love to see the uniqueness and history of the Coliseum, and I am extremely excited to know that this summer, I will be.
Last year, I went to a Jewish summer camp for a couple weeks. When I was there, I went white water rafting. Our raft leader decided it would be a good idea for the group to venture down the body rapids without following proper safety protocol, which as you can guess, didn't end up very well. It sounded fun, so I went along with it. I laid flat on my back and let the cool water of the Kern River run over me. All was well until the person floating in front of me started to scream "SWIM THE OTHER WAY HURRY GO THE OTHER WAY!" with a very panicked tone in their voice, when suddenly, they disappeared. 'That was odd," I though. I looked ahead of me, and directly in front of me was a steep drop with rocks at the bottom. "Oh.....," I began to fall. The boy in front of me was floating away, screaming in agony, later I learnt he hit his arm on a rock on the way down, breaking it in several places. I fell, tumbling with the rapid, and tucked in my arms like I was informed to do in such a situation. I fell into the water, smashing my leg on a large rock sticking out from the water on the way down. Apparently, the raft leaders weren't aware of the rocks that fell overnight.
Generally, generally, I read the news over watching it. I don’t have a tv where I could watch it, and if its important enough to affect me or is affecting the area I’m in, I will hear about second hand or pick it up in the paper. I don’t think the things people are hearing in the news are always the most important, normally they are sensationalized to be interesting or tragic to draw people in. I’m sure people would rather hear about the homophobic guy on Duck Dynasty being suspended rather that Thessalonika Arzu-Embry, a 14 year old African-American girl who just graduated college. Most people would rather hear about a school being shot up rather than children fighting for the right to attend school. Out of all the news stories we watched, I thought the most significant story was the one about the continuous growth of the drug heroin. Over 22 people died of heroin overdose in the past couple weeks in Chicago, and there is nearly double the amount of heroin overdoses all over the county. I thought the most interesting story was the volcano erupting. Personally, I love nature and different forms of non man-made destruction. I thought it was interesting how the volcano erupted the day after the once evacuated citizens were let back into the area.
Today my class and I saw several different types of art. First, we saw street art, then Mexican murals, and finally modern art. My personal favorite was the street art. I like street art because I feel it's the best way to get a message across. For example, today at Writerz Blok I saw a lot of political art made by my peers, and it is pretty obvious what each piece means while also having hidden messages. At the museum of art, I couldn't understand what each thing meant unless it was explained to me, modern art must not be my strong suit. My favorite piece of political art was the stencil made by Maceii. It was a picture of a woman with a caption reading 'No matter what she is wearing, she isn't asking for it." I really like this because it addresses the matter of victim blaming, one I am very passionate about, it is also simple, but gets the point across well.
I agree with this quote because it is often believed that the world is an ugly place. There is murder, crime, rape, and so much more. But, it is not the world that is ugly, it is the people in it. This means the people in it can also make it beautiful. They can do this with not only how they are as people, but with what they do. Some choose to try and stop beauty, and they try to cover and confine it. Others see the world as a blank slate, capable of being marked and changes, and they try to make it beautiful.
I agree with this quote because I believe in individual lifestyle choice and equality. Couples of any manner should have the same privileges that other couples do. This quote reminds me of the segregation of black and white people. Black people weren't allowed to do things that white people were, and gay couples aren’t allowed to do things straight couples can, the only difference between the two is one happen in the past, when we weren’t as knowledgeable as we are now, and the other is happening everyday. Some people may say marriage is just a piece of paper, and it shouldn’t matter if anyone has it, but, there are actually legal advantages to marriage. In times of crisis, spouses have hospital visitation rights and can make medical decisions in event of illness or disability of their spouse. Also, employers offer spouses sick leave, bereavement leave, access to health insurance and pension, the law provides certain automatic rights to a person's spouse regardless of whether or not a will exists. Married couples are also are entitled to financial benefits relating to their spouses, such as disability, pension and social security benefits. Finally, all people should be treated as equal, no matter wealth, race, or sexual orientation, just because it is our duty as humans not to feel above another.
My favorite book is the Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The novel is narrated by a cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a cancer support group, where she meets and falls in love with Augustus Waters, an amputee. This reminded me of the musical Rent, which is centered around AIDS rather than cancer. I recently learned the reason John Green decided to name the main character Hazel, he chose the name Hazel because hazel is an in between color and Hazel is an in between girl, the color being in between brown and green and the girl being in between sickness and health. I also learnt Augustus's last name is Waters, which represents the water inside of Hazels lungs when she is sick. Overall, this is a deeply touching book which I could recommend to anyone.
Through this art piece, Banksy was trying to say that as people grow up, they develop dreams, and as they mature, they are told their dreams are unrealistic and should be abandoned. The man painting over the sign saying ‘follow your dreams’ is old, he looks tired and unhappy, as indicated by his facial expression and posture. He probably had aspirations other than posting signs over graffiti; perhaps he symbolizes someone who has had a dream, but that dream was canceled. Another piece of symbolism seen in the art is the lettering of the words. The portion reading ‘follow your dreams’ is written with a cool color, blue, representing freedom (like the sky or the sea). It also isn’t written with a straight edge, so it flows better, and shows a more relaxed tone. The ‘CANCELLED’ is written with bold white letters and is surrounded with red, used to represent the power of the person commanding it.
Right now in school, my class is reading Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This is one of my favorite works of literature because it has relatable characters that the reader can feel connected to. The book talks about prejudices between two families that leads to a mutual hatred. This forces the young lovers Romeo of the Montagues and Juliet of the Capulits to take their own lives. I also like how the play contains a lot of symbolism, the first half of Romeo and Juliet has many jokes, a masked ball, and love poetry, it is more like a Shakespearean comedy, not a tragedy. But, after Tybalt kills Mercutio near its midpoint, everything becomes darker. I love this play and at its end, it really leaves you with a sense of melancholy completion.