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Archetype of Fiona from Shrek

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Sun, 2016-06-05 22:47 with 0 comments
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Today I'm piking out an archetyped character from the movie Shrek. For those of you who don't know, Shrek i9s a movie about the quest of a hero trying to save a cursed damsel stuck in a castle guarded by a dragon (very, very simplified version. The person I'm going to talk about is Fiona, the damsel cursed (spoiler alert) to turn ugly at night. She has a very common archetype, the damsel in distress who gets or shows more skills and abilities until the "damsel" is often regarded by the audience to be on the same level as the hero, if not higher.

Archetype of Fiona from Shrek

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Sun, 2016-06-05 22:47 with 0 comments
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Today I'm piking out an archetyped character from the movie Shrek. For those of you who don't know, Shrek i9s a movie about the quest of a hero trying to save a cursed damsel stuck in a castle guarded by a dragon (very, very simplified version. The person I'm going to talk about is Fiona, the damsel cursed (spoiler alert) to turn ugly at night. She has a very common archetype, the damsel in distress who gets or shows more skills and abilities until the "damsel" is often regarded by the audience to be on the same level as the hero, if not higher.

The Wall Sales Pitch

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Thu, 2016-06-02 00:04 with 0 comments

Kessler, Glenn. "Trump’s Dubious Claim That His Border Wall Would Cost $8 Billion." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2016. Web. 31 May 2016.

"Immigration Reform." Make America Great Again! Donald J. Trump, n.d. Web. 01 June 2016.

Gaskill, Melissa. "The Environmental Impact of the U.S. - Mexico Border Wall." Newsweek. Newsweek, 14 Feb. 2016. Web. 01 June 2016.

Final Reflection and Inquiry on Dooms Day Book

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Tue, 2016-03-29 11:16 with 0 comments
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Reading an average book these days can bring back some major cases of deja vu. Most of the teen books published 2010 or later have the same melodramatic story line with the same predictable characters and the fancy digitized covers. I have discovered recently that a lot of the time older books have more versatility and more inventive plots than the photocopied design of modernized novels. I just read Dooms Day Book by Connie Willis, published in 1992, and it was one of the first books I've read in a while that surprised me more often than not.

Share My Thinking

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Tue, 2016-03-22 23:34 with 0 comments
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I am currently reading a book called Dooms Day Book, in which both paradoxes and the black death play major roles in the plot. I therefore looked up both of these two things to help my understanding of the text. I found two sources that I know are credible and I began to read. First of all, talking about paradoxes, it was interesting to see the different types of time paradoxes there were. Obviously there is the grandfather paradox (you go back in time and kill your grandfather), but there are also other mind blowing paradoxes out there like the bootstrap paradox.

Personal Inquiry about Elections

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Mon, 2016-03-14 23:16 with 3 comments
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I have been thinking a lot recently about the election coming up this November. Most people that I have talked to have agreed that all of the mainstream candidates are not really suited for the white house in one way or another. The odd thing I notice is that people see these as their only options, when in reality there are many other people that they could choose. If one of these lesser known candidates made a big push with ideas that aren't bad or crazy they would have a possibility of actually getting enough votes to make office.

Social Alienation Over Time

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Sun, 2016-02-21 13:20 with 0 comments
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In the book To Kill A Mockingbird (TKAM) by Harper Lee, there are many social injustices exposed and discussed about the 1930s. The focus of this paper will be comparing the racism and segregation of that time to the racism of today. These social injustices of the 1930s were greater than now because of the biased courtroom, the prosecuted lynching, and the idea that every black man is a bad man.

Hawthorn by Carol Goodman

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Fri, 2016-01-08 12:31 with 0 comments
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One thing that I really liked about this book, or even just the series, is it's connections to real things that happened in the early 20th century. For example, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is incorporated heavily in the first book and the sinking of the Titanic heavily influences the story in the second one. Now the one I just read, the third one, is really interesting because it's set in the time leading up to and during WWI and talks about how the main characters affected these events.

A Bipolar Name

Discussion by: eaglej19 on Thu, 2015-10-15 12:10 with 3 comments

My last name is just about the coolest name an american can have. My first name on the other hand is rather disappointing. It isn't that it is hard to say, or that it's overly weird, it's just that it's so darn common. I could be standing in a group of people of 100 and almost guarantee that there is another James there, whether he goes by something else or not. I find this really Annoying. My last name, however is very cool because it is just about the most symbolic and majestic animal there is. The Eagle. It sounds native american does it not?

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