Monthly Archives: January 2013

Strager MLK XC

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”–Martin Luther King Jr. This quote is written in the beginning of Martin Luther King Jr.s “Letters From a Birmingham Jail”. Unfortunately this quote is still pertinent today and will be until there are no more injustices in the world. Overcoming injustice in one society is only one small victory for the larger … Continue Reading

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sarahlittle XC blog

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” (Letter from the Birmingham Jail) This quote from the famous Martin Luther King Jr. really moves me. This is from his famous 1963 “Letter from the Birmingham Jail,” written after his Good Friday arrest … Continue Reading

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kmiller blog 11

My favorite hero that we talked about is William Wallace. I have always loved the movie Braveheart, and think that William Wallace encompasses aspects of many different types of hero. He is a folk hero, a soldier, and an anti-hero in many ways and can relate to almost all the other heroes we discussed. I also like the fact that … Continue Reading

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Strager Hero Final

One of my favorite heroes that we discussed in class was V from V for Vendetta. He was a very meticulous and thoughtful character, which added to his complexities. I also really enjoyed the movie’s different uses of symbolism throughout characters and character development. I think it would be interesting to add the movie “Pay it Forward” to the curriculum … Continue Reading

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JVonick Blog 11

It’s hard to think we could cover so many heroes in just three weeks, but we got it done. From Antigone to Beowulf to Rick Blaine in Casablanca, all of the heroes we covered have unique personality traits that qualify them as heroes. However, two of my favorite characters from the course would probably be Gawain from Sir Gawain and … Continue Reading

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Diversity event Extra Credit

I went to Kip Fulbecks diversity program held in Whitely on January 16th.  Fulbeck discussed his racial obstacles.  He was Chinese and Caucasian and was always made fun of as the Chinese kid.  He never understood why people wouldn’t accept that he was multi-racial.  In Fulbecks family he was considered the white one since he looked mostly American in comparison … Continue Reading

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Jordans Final Credits Post

My favorite heroes that we discussed were Melba from the Little Rock 9, Bonnie and Clyde and Martin Luther King Junior. I thought all three of these heroes had great stories. I think the violence that the Melba and the Little Rock 9 had to endure was sad but fascinating. I also thought that the Little Rock 9’s youth made … Continue Reading

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CEdwards BP_11 “Final Credits”

When I received the syllabus for this course, I can honestly say that it was not what I expected. I registered for this course because I love superheroes like Batman and Spiderman but when I saw Oedipus on the agenda, I honestly thought I made the wrong decision.  However, this class has completely enhanced my view of heroes. Through this … Continue Reading

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Whitehead Final Blog

The hero that I wish would have been talked about more is Batman.  I believe him to be a great hero in more ways than one.  He sacrifices himself for the city, he becomes the “bad man” for the sake of the city.” All in all he cares about the city more than his own reputation.   He sacrifices everything for … Continue Reading

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JVonick XC Blog MLK

  “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”   Everyone knows that Martin Luther King Jr. is the definition of a hero and leader. Similar to another famous hero, Gandhi, King led by example, but even saying that is … Continue Reading

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