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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

Posted in Blog 11 "Final Credits" | 1 Comment

EClausen XC Blog MLK

“Our lives begin and end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King In this quote, King is basically saying that being silent on an important matter, is a choice in itself, it is not passive. When the world begins to forget and push aside matters that need attention, is when our country is going … Continue Reading

Posted in XC Blog "MLK in the World today" | 1 Comment

EClausen Heroes Blog 10

The hero that I want to talk about from class would have to be Atticus. Not only did he sacrifice his well-being and reputation, but also the safety of his family as well. He was willing to fight for the rights of a black man, who at the time, had little to no rights to begin with. He knew winning … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 2 Comments

EClausen Heroes Blog 9

  When first thinking about protests, I think about PETA because they are constantly fighting for the rights of animals. These people are fighting against using animals skin as fur, just as fur. They fight for many other animal rights but basically they look to educated and stop the abuse of animals. In this particular protest, anti-fur activists covered themselves … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 4 Comments

EClausen Heroes Blog 8

The word justice can be manipulated and interpreted in many ways. For example, when reading To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is accused of raping Ewells daughter. Although innocent, the people of Maycomb believe that justice has been served because he was colored. Justice is skewed by the person who is looking at the word. Although against the law, was … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | Leave a comment

EClausen Heroes Blog 7

When first thinking about military heroes, the first person that comes to mind is Pat Tillman. He was an NFL player that gave up his football career to enlist in the United States Army after the attacks of September 11th. Although heroic in his actions, he ultimately died in battle by friendly fire. Tillman’s actions showed that just being rich … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 2 Comments

EClausen Heroes Blog 6

D is for Dedicated “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” In the movie, we see the actions of V and how it impacts the world around him. One thing that separates his actions from the rest, however is his dedication to the cause. From the very beginning of the movie, the audience … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 7 Comments

EClausen Heroes Blog 5

One of my favorite movies of all time is How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days starring Kate Hudson, also known as Andie Anderson. In this movie, I see her more as a love interest as well as the antagonist. Although one could argue that her co-star Mathew McConaughey, who plays Ben Barry is also the antagonist but because … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | Leave a comment

EClausen Heroes Blog 4

Looking at Beowulf I believe he is a Pagan. Although there are signs that point to him being a Christian I think that the most obvious sign is that Beowulf believes in theses mystical creatures. Paganism today can be classified by whethere a person believes in Gods controlling the fate of others. “Living in this world means waiting for our … Continue Reading

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

EClausen Heroes Blog 3

Looking at the handout with the rules of courtly love and chivalry, I not only found it to be some what contradictory but in a sense, almost impossible. I think that it would truly be impossible for one to follow all the guidelines or rules of courtly love and chivalry. Looking closer we can see certain tasks that are almost … Continue Reading

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