Author Archives: jharris

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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JHarris Blog 10

Two heroes that are not immediately similar but can be compared are V from the movie V for Vendetta and Jean Valjean from Les Miserables. V was willing to fight to the death so that the public could have the freedoms that they deserved which their government had taken away from them. In the process he met Evey and she … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | Leave a comment

JHarris Blog 9

The example of injustice that I chose was the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. When this event took place the population was made of three opposing ethnic groups: Hutu, Tutsi and Twa with Hutu making up the largest percent. The country was having issues socially, economically and politically and the blame was on the Tutsi population. Political moves and propaganda were … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 10 Comments

JHarris Blog 8

In my opinion both V and William Wallace could be viewed as terrorists depending on the person’s point of view. For example, if/when someone blew up an important building on US soil killing civilians, we viewed this as a terrorist attack (and I would agree with this point of view). In the cases of both Wallace and V the stories … Continue Reading

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

JHarris Blog 7

I think that many soldiers could rightfully be seen as heroes. For example, Sergeant 1st Class Alwyn Cashe should definitely be viewed as a hero. He was inside a vehicle when it caught fire and it was thought the seven men inside had no chance of survival. But Cashe, who was covered in diesel fuel, pulled the driver out of … Continue Reading

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

JHarris Blog 6

H is for hope. “Because he was right. This country needs more than a building right now. It needs hope.” Before Evey pulls the lever for what will eventually destroy Parliament and give the people hope, she has the following exchanges with Chief Inspector Finch: Finch: Why are you doing this? Evey Hammond: Because he was right. Finch: About what? … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 23 Comments

JHarris Blog 5

I would say my favorite film character is Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. For those of you that have not seen this movie I would definitely recommend it! For a very, very brief summary this movie is the journey of Jack Sparrow and blacksmith Will Turner as they … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 1 Comment

JHarris Blog 4

I believe that Beowulf was a Pagan. According to Buckwalter’s article, Danish Paganism was founded on the terms of fame, vengeance and fate (1). After Grendel’s mother comes to seek revenge for her son’s death, she takes Aeschere and kills him. Aeschere was the Danish King Hrothgar’s advisor. Beowulf was trying to comfort the upset Hrothgar when he said, “Wise … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | 2 Comments

Jharris Blog 3

I do not think it is possible for a hero or knight to live up to all of the codes of chivalry and courtly love. So many of them are vague, appear open to interpretation and directly contradict each other. Throughout the reading of the Gawain text, I felt that Gawain experienced many moments when he was torn between different … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 3 (Jan 7) Knights | 38 Comments