My group and I are learning that people are not getting equal pay because of the gender of the person. We are finding out the the history of why there is not equal pay. We found out the women get paid around 20%
Growing up without a parent’s definitely makes it hard to have a solid base. Parents are there to guide you in the decisions that you are making throughout your life. If someone were to grow up and have no contact or guidance what they do is going to be way different then someone growing in a family. Huck Beinging a white boy at first didn’t…[Read more]
Great Post however I agree with Dinakar, throughout the story he is still not wanting to be civilized. What he has grown up around is what he knows. The ending is also him just leaving and again not wanted to be a civil person. He definitely has grown and the way he makes decisions just not the decision that he has made to not be civil.
“He was thinking about his wife and his children, away up yonder, and he was low and homesick; because he hadn’t ever been away from home before in his life; and I do believe he cared just as much for his
The relationship between him and his father is definitely not a good one. If this were to happen today Huck would have been taken away from his father. This just goes to show the change of time and what was accepted back then vs today.
I probably take way too much advantage over my opportunities. In other countries such as Vietnam a lot of the stuff that I do here I wouldn’t be able to do there such as go to school and actually get a valuable education. America is the land of opportunity and that is why people seek refugee here to flee the troubles at home.
Definitely. If you go into something thinking you are going to fail or you don’t think you know the material you are most likely going to fail but if you take something and tell yourself I’ve got his or I can do this you are going to do better.
I agree with everything everyone has said. This time period was a time where it was okay to beat people and punish your children for not listening. Huck shows that he is big and strong enough to no longer fear his father.
I believe in the importance of family. Every day we go home to a group of people and often don’t acknowledge their importance. As a high school student, it would be very difficult to make it without my parents.
I agree with you that family is really important. Family is important because without them we wouldn’t have clothes or food. They work really hard just to take care of us. They also work a lot to get money so that they could get us food and important things that we need. I agree with you that many parents end up losing a lot of money and that they make a lot of sacrifices just to make us happy.
Hi Cole, This is a great essay. I agree that family is one of the most important things in life because they help you through everything. The sacrifice that families make for each other is not countable but it makes a great impact on our lives and our futures.
This is a beautiful piece of writing. I can really tell how much you admire your mother and rightfully so, it sounds like she’s wonderful. I feel the same way about my mom who also worked long days and multiple jobs to get us what we need. Thanks for sharing:)
i agree that family is really important. Something you said that stood out to me was “her accomplishments shaped me.”
This stood out because it helped me realize that it is important to appreciate, but easy to underestimate, the work family does for us.
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