Author Archives: michaelcrispi

Crispi Blog 11

My favorite character throughout the whole course was hands down “V” from “V for Vendetta.” V was a very unique character because I felt he was very atypical and you could not really define him throughout the story and I still don’t think we can. He breaks the mold of stereotypes of what a “masked” hero is as he seems … Continue Reading

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Crispi- XC Blog “MLK in the world today”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Junior   This is a quote that I believes signifies everything Martin Luther King Jr. stood for as a human being and a civil rights activist. His morals and principals of combating violence and discrimination with … Continue Reading

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Crispi Blog 9

http://ehis.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=12&sid=793308a2-e17c-4234-b151-66901ce9f425%40sessionmgr12&hid=120   I chose to take a very conventional route when it came to this assignment. When I thought of the word “protest” I could not help but think about the Westboro Babtist Church and their notorious actions throughout the years and their infamous reputation for protesting in the most bizarre ways, and often sparking major conflict in communities. They … Continue Reading

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

Crispi Blog 8

When it comes to defining a hero from a terrorist or a good guy from a bad guy, it all has to do with the perspective of who is evaluating them and when they are being evaluated. Technically a hero would be someone who acts for the greater good and does something so remarkable and unique, people look up to … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | 2 Comments

Crispi Blog 7

I would like to salute Caleb Campbell, a West Point grad, lieutenant in the US Army and aspiring NFL Linebacker. Campbell had always had a passion for two things in his life, the Army and Football. He was able to live out his dream my attending West Point and quickly grew into an All-American caliber player and was regarded as … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 6 Comments

Crispi Blog 6

“The past can’t hurt you anymore. Not unless you let it. They made you into a victim, Evey. They made you into a statistic. But, that’s not the real you. That’s not who you are inside.” “R” is for Revenge. The story is all based upon V seeking revenge for what was done to him in his past and how … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 143 Comments

Crispi Blog 5

I recently saw a movie about a protagonist that I found so compelling, I am willing to call it my favorite movie of all time (And I have seen many and my list is very exclusive). Django Unchained was a remarkable film that I found so entertaining. The main character and hero, Django is a very dynamic character who see … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 6 Comments

Crispi Blog 4

I believe that Beowolf was in fact a Christian, although we see both sides of the text pointed out in this reading. Pagans worship multiple Gods and Christians worship one God, Jesus Christ. We see points in the text when Beowolf asks God for help and to guide him and protect him. This is him referencing directly to one being. … Continue Reading

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

Crispi- Blog 3

In class today we discussed principals of chivalry and what made a good, noble, brave and thoughtful knight in their time. We dove into the topic of Gawain and how he exemplifies a proper knight and a prime example of being in order spiritually and physically. While throughout the story, Gawain does uphold the standards of chivalry he does eventually … Continue Reading

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

Crispi- Hero 2

In class today we learned about several character traits of heroes that define who they are and how others perceive them. My favorite example of a character that sums up all of these elements of behavior was Oedipus. He defeated the Synphx and solved its riddle and thus became a heroic figure. Because of this great feat and how much … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 2 (Jan 4) Greek to Me | 1 Comment