Abortion is an issue that in recent times, has become a huge topic of discussion. While many people believe that abortion is a right that all women should have, others believe that it is wrong and that anyone who
Firstly I’d like to say I am very pro-life and hopefully I can make you look at this subject differently. You state that, “many women get abortions because the pregnancy could cause them harm”. This an extreme case that barely ever happens. Less than 1% of all abortions was because of the danger to oneself. (Guttmacher Institute, “Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States”, August 2011, http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html Last accessed November 12, 2012) How I personally see this subject is life is life and no one has the right to take that away. You know where people go when they take away someone’s life? Jail where they have their own rights taken away. Also, What if we find life on Mars but the life we found was as tiny as a single cell organism, is that still considered life?
Nice job; this looks really nice! I think you did a really good job at putting down important information to share why you find climate change to be an important topic. I agree that it is a problem that we really need to focus on today too.
Hi Joseph, I think that you did a really good job of analyzing Huck Finn. I also have to commend you on the amount of quotes you used to support your analysis of Huck Finn. I think that the quotes you used were great. I’m glad you included the quote, ““I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right then, I’l…[Read more]
Hi Shannon! I agree with you about Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain not being racist. I think the book was more of a statement against racism even though that’s something that many people debate about. Something I’d like to commend you on is your use of comparing Huck Finn to now. The connection was really interesting, I believe.
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One character that was really important in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain(Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was Tom Sawyer, a young boy with a good upbringing. Throughout the story, he is mischievous, adventurous,
I found this character analysis very interesting because I wrote mine about Huck Finn, whom I believe is Tom Sawyers foil. I completely I agree with the idea that Tom is overly adventurous at times and that causes other people to follow in his footsteps, and it normally ends badly. Do you think that Tom Sawyer was a huge influence on Huck? One example that stands out to me is when the two boys were trying to free Jim. Huck was being realistic trying to find safe and quick ways to help Jim escape, just by grabbing a key etc… On the other hand, tom wanted to try all of these outrageous and dangerous ways of rescuing Huck, some of the ideas were even risking their lives. Do you think that Tom’s poor decisions and far fetched ideas are because of his young age, or is this just the person he is?
Hi Sarah, really good job writing this! I very much agree with your analysis on Tom Sawyer. There were times when reading that I got extremely frustrated with Tom, much like it sounds like you also did too. Do you think Twain did that on purpose? I believe he did in order to show how much Huck has grown throughout the book. Using Tom’s frustrating immaturity as a foil really helped emphasize his points as to how much Huck truly did change. I also like how you mentioned how much of an influence Tom was on the other characters in the book. Everything would have most likely been a lot more easier if they would have just done what Huck wanted to do in the first place. Why do you think that Twain made Tom so influential? Tom is a character that has many different sides and many different ways we could take an analysis of him. Once again, good writing!
This is really good! It is extremely important to have a separation of church and state, not only because it’s not okay to force your views upon others, but because not everyone believes the same thing.
One subject that is really important to me is women’s’ rights to get an abortion. In today’s society it has been looked at as a taboo for women to get them, but it shouldn’t be. Abortions are something that m
I have been a competitive swimmer since third grade. Everything about the sport for the past almost ten years has been difficult from learning to refine the technique of your strokes to pushing that last length of
This post was very interesting because I saw the result of working harder and achieving goals.
A sentence that stood out to me was “The times I had progressed the most was when I was taking extra steps to get better. Whenever I pushed myself to work just a little bit harder, I got results.” It inspired me to work harder than normal and achieve the goals I set for myself. I learned that to get better, you have to work harder than is expected from you.
Thank you for posting this article.
Hard work…. it is amazing seeing one’s life progress through hard work. Your dedication for swimming, I can relate to that. I play almost all sports and when I lose… the feeling sucks. But. through a period of time you gain all this determination to work harder for your dreams. To walk the last step and gain the endurance to go the extra mile. You inspired me with your experience. You said,”I specifically remember the summer before I went into high school; I was dead set on becoming a better swimmer to make varsity freshman year.” I found this interesting because of the realization and the foundation you built your strength is upon the realization.
This is really good! I’m glad that you wrote about something I know that is a big part of your life. Playing an instrument is definitely something that you have to work for and to put in so many years into it is a huge accomplishment.
In American Literature, my class has started to read “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. To get a better understanding of the text we are reading, as it can be difficult being written to express how people spoke dur
That’s a very good quote to analyze Sarah, and your analysis is very good. That quote almost reminds me of “breaking the fourth wall” in film making, because there are extremely few writers who mention themselves in their own writing.
A huge problem in the US is gun violence. In recent years, we’ve had an insane rise in school shootings, domestic terrorism, and police brutality. Every year for the past ten years, about 30,000 people die due t
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