Author Archives: nickbruno

NBruno Final Credits Blog

In this class, we have talked about many different heroes and different types of heroes. I am a very action-oriented person, and like heroes who battle for what they believe in and what’s morally correct. In unit 1, my favorite heroes were the tragic heroes Odysseus and Beowulf.  These two heroes had the same hubris, their pride and ego.  I … Continue Reading

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NBruno Blog “MLK in the World today”

One quote that really stuck out to me by Martin Luther King Jr. was when he said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” King Jr. said this in a speech in St. Louis, Missouri on March 22, 1964. This quote means that sometimes we, as in all Americans need to compromise and work … Continue Reading

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NBruno Blog 10

William Wallace in Braveheart is a great example for this blog. Wallace sacrificed his life for his people. The English killed William Wallace’s father and brother while he was a young child. The English were trying to invade and take over Scotland. Later in his life, Wallace gathered an army and decided to rebel and fight for their independence. Wallace … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 5 Comments

NBruno Blog 9

Upon reading the criteria for the blog post, I didn’t know any protests against injustice in the world today. I decided to research the topic and found a protest in Italy. Hundreds of Italians in Rome were protesting against the injustice and target killing of the Hazara people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Hazara are Persian-speaking people who mainly live … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 2 Comments

NBruno Blog 8

Terrorism is defined many different ways. Some define it as “both a tactic and strategy; a crime and a holy duty; a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination.” Others define it as “the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.” I think everyone would agree that terrorism is a use of fear through violence and … Continue Reading

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

NBruno Blog 7

Sgt. Dennis Weichel is a hero to me. Weichel was a 29-year-old U.S. soldier with a fiancé and three children. Weichel was riding along in a convoy in a province in eastern Afghanistan when some children were spotted on the road ahead. The children were apparently picking up shell casings of the ground. In Afghanistan, they are recycled for money. … Continue Reading

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

NBruno Blog 6

F is for friendship.   Evey Hammond: Who are you? V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask. Evey Hammond: Well I can see that. V: Of course you can. I’m not questioning your powers of observation; I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a … Continue Reading

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

NBruno Blog 5

It’s hard to ask someone his or her favorite film character, but I would have to say my favorite character is Coach Carter in Coach Carter played by Samuel L. Jackson. In this film, Coach Carter is the protagonist and plays the role of being a coach, leader, and father figure to his high school basketball team. The setting of … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character, ELYSIUM | 7 Comments

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As discussed in class, Beowulf was an epic poem written by an unknown Anglo-Saxon poet. It was also discussed in class that this poem may have been written in two parts: the first part being written in a Pagan manner and the second half being written in a Christian manner. With reference to the Beowulf SparkNotes link that was available … Continue Reading

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

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There are many Celtic edicts of chivalry and courtly love. I do not believe that a hero can possibly abide by all of these rules. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain steps up to be the courageous knight, not letting his King play this “Christmas game.” When Sir Gawain ends up at this castle, his courtly love and … Continue Reading

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