Author Archives: Markisha Allen

MAllen Blog 11 “Final Credits”

This course has opened my eyes to what makes up a true hero and has caused me to look at protagonists in films differently. My favorite heroes over the course of ENG 255 were V from V for Vendetta and Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird. V opened my eyes to what it means to truly fight for a cause … Continue Reading

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MAllen “MLK in the World Today” XC Blog

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on October 14, 1964 he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” This quote reflects on the actions of people. It is highlighting the fact that pain and suffering cannot be fixed with more pain and … Continue Reading

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MAllen Blog 10

Sir Gawain from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight stood up in the place of King Arthur and was ready to die for him. Sir Gawain put his life on the line for his king when he did not have to. He could have sat back and watched the Green Knight challenge Arthur and said nothing. Sir Gawain was a … Continue Reading

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

MAllen Blog 9

Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge part of the Civil Rights Movement and a leader of several protests throughout history. In Selma, Alabama in 1965, white officials were preventing black people from voting in elections. King organized a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to let people know of the problem. Police officers responded by using tear gas and … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 3 Comments

MAllen Blog 8

William Wallace is a dynamic character in Braveheart. I would not consider Wallace a terrorist because the British wronging him was his motivation to save Scotland. Also his father and his love interest getting killed helped fuel his rage as well. However, there is a difference between righting wrongs and excessive brutality and murder. Wallace, while not a terrorist, does … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | 3 Comments

MAllen Blog 7

Steven Salzano of Ladder Co. 132 was working the morning of 9/11 installing a hot water tank in his home. His wife had informed him that a plane had flown into the twin towers and he immediately called his job to see if they needed this help. They told him they did not and everything was under control but when … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 58 Comments

MAllen Blog 6

M is for Mask. “You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.” – Deitrich Deitrich was gay but had to hide it because of the strictness of the world he lived. This quote also applied to V because he actually wore a mask that hid what was left of his face. The world all … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 1 Comment

MAllen Blog 5 Fave Film Character

One of my all time favorite characters is Tim Thomas played by Will Smith in the movie Seven Pounds. He is the protagonist and Seven Pounds uses flashbacks to slowly give the viewers bits and pieces of the story. It is a sad romantic movie but it forces one to pay attention and infer things. Tim was married to the … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 3 Comments

MAllen Blog 4

As many of my classmates have already stated, Beowulf has both pagan and Christian references. In that time period, different people believed different things. Even in the movie clip we watched, the King was asked if the people should pray to Jesus Christ because he was a new god and they thought he could help. Then in a different part … Continue Reading

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

MAllen Knights

The edicts of courtly love and chivalry are very extensive and impossible to completely abide by, in my opinion. There are several that contradict and some that do not really make sense to a person’s everyday life. Number 14 under The Art of Courtly Love says, “The easy attainment of love makes it of little value: difficulty of attainment makes … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 3 (Jan 7) Knights | 11 Comments