I chose King Lear and I chose act 1 scene 2 lines 1 through 15, I chose these because King Lear is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and I just really enjoy the entire story line of the play. I played
Noor, This post was such a nice read because you are so articulate and clear in your writing and I was totally able to understand your stance because of that. I agreed with so much that you were saying and it is just nice to get a post about this topic.
Shadayah, I found this post extremely interesting because your stance on this topic is so nice to see in such a heavy fought debate, for one this debate grips the nation and it seems like everyone is so vehemently stuck to one side while you find yourself in a happy and accepting medium that is really a stance that I would love to see more people…[Read more]
Ethan, I have not heard any of this issue but your post was an extremely interesting read. For one this issue seems to me like the NCAA is enforcing a rule that is more or less a double standard because these athletes seem to be paid very well by the NCAA itself in some degrees through bowl win awards and other things. If I were you I would take…[Read more]
I found your post very interesting but I have never thought of it like that. I feel that a last name or surname is only as important as the person carrying it, our society and many others put a large emphasis on our surnames but really why does it matter that much? your name is your name and you get to make it what you want rather or not its your…[Read more]
In America our 2 party system has been criticized by political scientists for being an ineffective political system that bogs down our country and does not allow the voters much of a say in politics because once a
A large issue with the entire 2 party debate is the realization that in today’s world this system might just not work while in another time it was the most effective and worthy. This system can build up bi pa
Reilly, I agree with you that the general american person does indeed not really care that much about the environment. All it takes is a look around to the gas guzzling and vehicles burning dirty fuel to get a picture of that. I do however think that there are groups in american society that are working very hard to change the status quo in…[Read more]
Dear Walter, I am very interested in your understanding of the book 1984 and I really loved your last sentence. I just found it so interesting how you dissect what he is saying in the book with the last couple lines of your post , really that is all the book is about is the simple way that you cant be yourself in order for Big Brother to remain…[Read more]
America’s political system has two major parties in it, the democrat and republican party with smaller third parties existing but not actually accomplishing anything in elections. In fact only 1 presidential c
Shane, I find your post super interesting and I find all of the positives to be a positive upturn in the way that the world is going with pollution and land usage. Although these things would be great and I would love to see our entire population go vegetarian i think an important issue that would be raised would be what to do with all these…[Read more]
This post is interesting to me Ed because the issues involving hypebeasts and the changes we are seeing today go beyond just the topic on the surface of brand recognition and the changes in fashion, it reaches into a deeper issue of social acceptance within our youth and street culture. This issue also delves into looking at what youth will do…[Read more]
Billy, I think that the mentions of climate change and issues like that are some of the more pressing issues facing our world. For one those things will make up how we will live for the rest of time and it is very important to keep our planet as nice as it is can be because we do not really have another. I also think that some of the political…[Read more]
Sofia, I think that what you are saying in this article is very interesting. Living in Utah it has always seemed that our state is kind of held back by the religion that dominates the entire social atmosphere of the state. It is also nice to hear someone else mention the straying away from the LDS faith that can be seen in SLC and how we have…[Read more]
We can see how our early years like once we are talking and walking are important to our growth as humans but the very early years like our first months to 3 years old have been found to also have profound affects
I think babies are absolutely adorable! I definitely think our early years effect who we are today. For example I think the way we are raised forms our beliefs and thoughts. I think you should check out psychology topics that can explain how our early brain development effect us. I really like how you gave the example of the ACT and SAT because a lot of us students can relate to that. Your topic is very interesting to me because I love to learn about the way our brains work, and I agree that our baby years effect us, even though we cant remember them.
Dear, Arlin. You and I come from very very different ways of life and yet I can find parallels between the two of us even though we are so different from one another. That is what interests me about your post so much is the fact that although we are so different and have been raised in entirely different ways we still can find some common factors…[Read more]
Dear taleb, I think that this poem is very well written and interesting and I also like the connections you are making in it. I also think that you re right we all live our lives around other people and it is so interesting how we do things out of what we want them to think about us and how we act around them. Its just very interesting to read…[Read more]
I am very blown away by this post about the civil war in Yemen. I think this is one of those conflicts and wars that have been forgotten about in the struggle of the world but is still very important for us as citizens of the world to understand and try to be of assistance in any way possible. Its appalling to me that up to 16…[Read more]
this interesting question is a pretty hot topic in our country, for one I think that your simple and easy stance is also the most correct and fair, the fact of this whole matter and the issue with this entire debate is summed up simply in your sentence by saying everyone deserves to be treated fair and equally and this whole thing is just…[Read more]
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