Monthly Archives: January 2013

Phinney Blog 11

Over the past few weeks, I have really enjoyed being immersed in a world of heroes. Two of my favorite characters that we discussed were V and Melba. I had background knowledge on these heroes but had never studied them explicitly. V was one of my favorites because of what he symbolized. He was a voice that fought for freedom, … Continue Reading

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VARGAS XC BLOG

For my quote I did not find in one of our readings but rather a quote I found reading a blog on Martin Luther King, Jr. for MLK day.  Martin Luther King was talking about the civil-rights era when he said, “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident … Continue Reading

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ABebout – Final Blog

One of my favorite heroes that we studied throughout this course is Melba Patillo Beals. She is the perfect example of a reluctant hero who volunteered her efforts for a movement that she didn’t fully prepare for. Slowly, she transformed into a cultural hero who used gratification as a response to being bullied and persistently fought for what she believed … Continue Reading

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VARGAS BLOG 11

The past three weeks we have learned about various characters that I would not have considered placing in the “heroes” category like Sir Gawain, Confucius, Addicus, and Melba. I would say there actions and decisions were beyond great, especially what they went through but coming into the class, my idea of a hero was people like Hercules, Perseus, Superman, etc.. … Continue Reading

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JHarris Extra Credit Blog

The quote by MLK that I chose was, “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” This is a quote from the last sermon that … Continue Reading

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JHarris Blog 11: Final Blog

My favorite heroes were those that fell into the reluctant/ cultural hero discussions, specifically Ghandi and Melba. I liked learning about these heroes and their stories the most because they were the most inspirational. These heroes were real and we were able to read novels and watch movies about them that made their stories, successes and failures even more close … Continue Reading

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Final Post

    The hero I liked most was V.  V is dangerous, suspicious, caring, and mysterious.  I liked watching him from the beginning to end because you start with a negative perspective and by the end you feel sympathetic and sad.  I love that Evie brings out his nurturing side throughout the movie.  He is so interesting and majestic.  I … Continue Reading

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EClausen Heroes Blog 11

My favorite heroes that we have discussed have to be the most recent heroes such as Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi and Melba. I like talking about heroes that we can identify and say that they have done something for us. If not for those three heroes, we would not have equality or freedom among the races. Being able to … Continue Reading

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Aly Quintana MLK XC Blog

In the book, Strength To Love, published in 1963 the quote, “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men,” by Martin Luther King really stood out to me. When Martin Luther King said this at the time he was talking about the war in Vietnam. He was describing the war and talking about the United State’s ability … Continue Reading

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Naughton “Final Post”

My favorite heroes we have discussed and learned about these past three weeks would for the most part be the completely non-fiction characters like Gandhi, MLK, and Melba. I’m just more someone who is drawn to non-fiction because you can actually and more easily connect to them as real human beings. Of course there were heroes we didn’t get to … Continue Reading

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