Author Archives: jaylopes

Jlopes Final Credit

Like many others, V is certainly my favorite character that we discussed. I just enjoyed the way he went about his vengeance. It was brutal, brilliant and also perfectly justified. He is extremely polite and smart, and yet he is also terrifying because of that. Two heroes I would have liked to discuss would have been Neo from The Matrix and … Continue Reading

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Jlopes XC MLK Blog

“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men” This was put into his book Strength To Love, chapter 7, which was a collection of his sermons. I think this is amazingly applicable to today, especially in a world that … Continue Reading

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

Jlopes Blog 10

As already stated Sir Gawain sacrifices his life for King Arthur and embarks on a journey in order to fulfill his duty. He knows his life may be taken by the end of this journey but ultimately it will save the life of his king. I think a comparable hero who sacrifices his life in a similar maner is Frodo … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 4 Comments

Jlopes Blog 9

I’m choosing to talk about the Soweto Student Uprising of 1976 or better known as simply June 16th in South Africa. Black high school students in Soweto protested against a new law called the Afrikaans Medium Decree. This law forced all black schools to use the languages of English and Afrikaans. English would be used to teach the sciences while … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 1 Comment

Jlopes Blog Post 7

Soldiers to me are the bravest people on the planet. I can’t believe people really fight, kill, and protect for me, someone they have no clue exists. I have not done anything for them, and yet they care about my life and freedom. I couldn’t describe my gratefulness towards them. I wish warfare didn’t exist and they could enjoy being … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 1 Comment

Jlopes Blog Post 6

But the end result, the true genius of the plan, was the fear. Fear became the ultimate tool of this government, and through it our politician was ultimately appointed to the newly created position of High Chancellor-V I chose the letter F, for fear. Fear is not necessarily made significant until we learn the plan of the British government. We … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 2 Comments

Jlopes Blog Post 5

Anakin Skywalker from the famous movies Star Wars is probably one of my favorite characters of all time. There needs almost no introduction but Anakin is a slave who is found to have a high count of midi-chlorians (force energy lets say) and is trained to become a Jedi. He is the child of the prophecy but of course what … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 44 Comments

Jlopes Blog Post 4

I agree with what everyone else has put. It is difficult not to use the same examples but I do think that the frequent references to God by Hrothgar and Beowulf himself later on in his life. Beowulf returns from killing Grendel’s mother and claims that God had defended him in chapter XXV, “I came off alive from this, narrowly ’scaping:In … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | Leave a comment

Jlopes Heroes Post 3

All these rules in one place are ridiculous. However I have to give kudos to Gawain because I know for a fact most people (including me) could never follow these rules and do what he did. First off the Code of Chivalry states one must be respectful of host, women, and honor. And right off the bat his host asks for … Continue Reading

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

Jlopes Hero Blog 2

  Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) in The Butterfly Effect, I think plays a different sort of tragic hero. He fits the criteria in differing ways and is a hero in an aspect most people may not call heroic. He is certainly superior to the average man in that he has the ability to concentrate on a certain event in his … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 2 (Jan 4) Greek to Me | 3 Comments