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CWhite27 Blog 11 Final Credits

Through-out the entire course we have discussed many different heroes and hero types. I have learned a lot of information that helps me classify many different types of heroes that I did not originally view as being a hero. My favorite heroes that we discussed in class were V from V for Vendetta and Atticus Finch from To Kill a … Continue Reading

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CWhite27 MLK XC

Martin Luther King Jr. is a very important man in not only society from a while back, but still greatly remembered today. In his I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World he said that “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” I find this to be extremely inspirational and … Continue Reading

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CWhite27 Blog 10 “Sacrifices”

  The hero that I chose from class is Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus was a lawyer in Maycomb County that represented a black man that was being charged for raping a white woman. Even though Atticus knew he would not win the case he still took it and decided to defend the black man anyway. Atticus … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 18 Comments

CWhite27 Post 9 Kings & Leaders

  In Chicago the city was engulfed with a public school strike that left over 350,000 children without classes. This made rising tensions nationally over teachers’ circumstances, placing the teachers’ union and the Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a tough, political standoff, which seemed to have no end. Thousands of teachers dressed in red made their way through downtown and marched … Continue Reading

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CWhite27 Terrorists? Outlaws? Justice?

In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is portrayed as a folk hero. He is a lawyer in Maycomb county that decides to take a case that most others would not take. This case was where he was representing an African American. During this time people did not accept the fact that he was representing a black man which put his families reputation … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | 4 Comments

CWhite27 Blog 7 Soldiers

Ben Kopp from Minneapolis was a soldier that completed two tours in Iraq by the time he was 22, and was returning back overseas to serve in Afghanistan hunting the Taliban. Right before he was about to be sent back home he was wounded saving his unit during a firefight. It was said that he was airlifted off of where … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 16 Comments

CWhite27 Blog 6

R is for Remember Everyone remembers what happened that night and what it meant for this country. But I will always remember the man and what he meant to me. Towards the end of the movie Evie made this statement about how V became such an important aspect in her life. Through-out the entire movie I never expected Evie to … Continue Reading

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CWhite27 Blog 5

Jamie Sullivan, as portrayed by Mandy Moore in the 2002 film A Walk To Remember is my favorite film character. The movie is based in my home state of North Carolina in a town called Beaufort which I have been to on vacation. It is a romance and drama movie that is somewhat of a tear jerker.   The narration … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 2 Comments

CWhite27 Blog 4

In the text of Beowulf Paganism and Christianity are both seen through-out the reading. I believe that Beowulf is a Christian because he refers mainly to one God where Pagans refer to multiple Gods. Another reason that I believe that Beowulf is a Christian is because the monster Grendel is based off of Cain from the Old Testament in the … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | 3 Comments

CWhite27 Blog 3

The rules of chivalry and courtly love are extensive but almost seemingly impossible. It is difficult to be in a situation where each thing has its own rules. The rules that are set seem difficult and some contradict one another. The art of courtly love states that “nothing forbids one woman being loved by two men or one man by … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 3 (Jan 7) Knights | 4 Comments