• At this point in the play, Desdemona is speaking to her father before the Venetian senate. She has decided that the loves Othello and wants to be with him. She is speaking slowly and with passion. The sequencing

  • Desdemona

    My great Father,
    I am in a difficult situation.
    You gave me life and education.
    These things have given me a great advantage.
    I respect you greatly.
    I am your daughter, but I

  • Anna,

    I found your post very interesting. Specifically when you said “With our population growing and our demands for food, water, shelter, and energy along with it, we need to ensure that our natural resources are protected.” I agree that our government needs to make a change in order to help conserve our natural resources. You bring up many g…[Read more]

  • Brenda,

    I found your post very interesting. Specifically when you said “This is the reason why I’m saying that people should accept everybody so people like Ashely won’t feel scared of being outside and be secure of who she is. Another example is that all of the immigrants that Hispanics right now are confused and worried because they don’t know…[Read more]

  • Geography is highly correlational with personalities. Understanding how geography shapes people’s personalities is key in understanding how to help people live better and happier lives. There are three main i

    • Erica, I have never really thought to hard about how geography impacts peoples personality so i found this article really interesting. I am interested in seeing how this is changing as the world develops and people move around more and more, especially ecologicially. I am excited to see where you go with this!

    • Hello Erica! I thought it was really interesting when you brought up “features of the physical environment affect people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.” I never considered that this could shape someone, but I am not surprised that someone’s surroundings could impact the way people behave. I found in this source something like you were talking about, “psychogeography practice involves drifting around cities, an act in which one must ‘drop their usual motives for movement and action … and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounter they find there.” Here is another article that could help you with your paper. (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/how-our-surroundings-affect-the-way-we-think-and-feel/6758818) I thought this was also interesting since it talks about how urban areas can be impactful too on peoples lifestyle prefrences. I would like to know if you come to a conclusion with the question, “Does living in an unhealthy environment contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety, or vice versa?” I am interested to see you do more with this topic. Bye.

    • Erica,
      This is a truly fascinating post, and I have never really thought about how much of an impact geography has on one’s personality. I agree that it is important to continue to study the effects it has on people, for if we can understand it more then we can help more people who are in unhealthy situations due to the impact their environment is having on their mental health. Here is an article that I think you would find interesting: https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/healing-environment/what-impact-does-environment-have-us

  • Yaqui,
    I really enjoyed reading your poem. I was interested when you started to talk about how you make others feel cared for. I think this is very important in today’s world. I was inspired when you said ” I was there to listen

    I was there to talk

    I was there to give advice

    I became a protector

    I was they’re shield”

    I think everyone should h…[Read more]

  • Hunter,

    I found your article very interesting. Specifically when you said “We are a feedback culture, and as such, understanding each other and considering other points of view are important, but the underlying question, of course, is whether we can differentiate points of view in a topic with one fundamental method of solvency. If the answer is…[Read more]

  • Geography influences how personalities are developed in people. Some personalities are known to be more successful than others. Since localities have a common culture and ideology, some places have more successful

    • Erica,
      I have never thought about personalities varying based on region. I found your piece refreshing because it was such a different concept that you presented, and very different from most. I always thought personality traits mainly revolved around how you grow up with your family and what you see your parents doing. I found an article that might help you go a little deeper into your research.
      Good job, I hope to see more of your writing!

    • Erica,
      I always did think people from various regions acted alike and I was very intrigued. I enjoy travel and saw how people interacted in California to Wisconsin all the way to Florida and I saw each region had their own distinct personality. I think geography plays a huge role of who you are because each region values something different that another one might not. I think it is very interesting to look at factors outside family to see what contributes to who we are. I found an article that might help you continue your research. Good Job

  • Anna,
    I appreciate your writing about this subject. I find that this is a very pressing issue in our world right now. This is something I am also very interested in. I found it concerning when you said that there is a flaw in the conservation system and “just because the people support it and there is an amendment to guarantee it, there is a r…[Read more]

  • Kariah,

    I found your article very interesting. Specifically when you said “Writing about real life experiences is what matters most to me.” I agree with that because oftentimes it is easier to stay engaged when you are writing about what you have personally experienced. It is hard to write about something that doesn’t interest you. I think you…[Read more]

  • Geography is a major component that affects how cultures are formed. A culture is made up of people who have a shared human achievement that is intellectual. A culture brings people together and allows them to

  • PJ,
    I appreciate your writing about this subject. I find that this is a very pressing issue in the United States right now. This is something I am also very interested in. I thought it was impactful when you said “US curriculum is one of the worst ways of “grading” one’s intellect. We use these ideas of memory and mimicking to prove one’s worth o…[Read more]

  • Erica commented on the post, Fitting in. 2 years, 5 months ago

    I really enjoyed reading your post. I found your post interesting because it shed new light on fitting in and having a herd mentality. I found it intriguing when you said “However, the notion of fitting in, also referred to herd behavior, limits the mind’s potential to become open and wondrous in the way it is supposed to be. This nature o…[Read more]

  • In any city, state, or region there is a prevalent culture that forms. This culture is built on the personalities of the residents, as well as languages, customs, climates, and geographies. This culture can be

  • Erica commented on the post, Contradiction 2 years, 6 months ago


    I really enjoyed reading your post, especially since I have already read 1984. I found your post interesting because it shed new light on the book and help me see a new perspective on the book. I found it intriguing when you said the “message that Orwell is trying to illustrate here is that in order to destroy someone in power to not keep e…[Read more]

  • Gigi,

    I enjoyed reading about your thought process for your research paper. I did not know that these boundaries were placed on introverts and extroverts. I was very interested when you said that “introversion is seen as a weakness rather than a strength. Introverts genuinely like to spend time alone to recharge, but can be mistaken for wanting…[Read more]

  • McKayla,

    This is a very well written poem. The line in the poem that said “The night grew on and I couldn’t sleep

    I couldn’t eat

    I am 10 and I always was

    When I awake

    I am in my room and it was all dream” was very impactful. I look forward to reading your work in the future.

  • Alex,

    This topic is a pressing issue in the United States right now. Your article is very interesting and I liked seeing both sides. Particularly when you said “increasing the minimum wage to $9 would lift 300,000 people out of poverty, and an increase to $10.10 would lift 900,000 people out of poverty. At the same time, a wage increase could…[Read more]

  • The minimum wage should be raised now. The widening gap between economic classes greatly impacts the United States and many other countries, yet this issue is rarely discussed. Due to low wages in the past few

    • Erica, his is a great political issue, and its two sides clash very strongly. I, myself, think about this issue a lot, and I still can’t make up my mind about what the government should do. I love the Forbes quote you involved in your writing because it set in perspective. I think it would be great if our society could have a minimum wage raise, but I do think that a lot of people would lose their jobs. How could the government insure to raise minimum wage without decreasing employment rates? IF the wage was to be raised, it would boost the economy and many people’s quality of life and that is something that would make equal opportunity more of a reality. I love this post and it would be great to see more support for each side in your next post!

  • Anna,

    I found your article very interesting. Specifically, when you said “We’re relying on Google to store knowledge long-term, instead of our own brains.” This topic is something I am also very interested in. I agree that people are not able to deeply analyze a subject anymore. Also, I think that people are becoming more isolated and not as s…[Read more]

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