October 2009 Archives


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I've never actually written my own editorial, so I wouldn't know exactly how to argue my point, but still hit on the openents side. I do however know how to be nice about something I don't agree with. For my senior project in highschool, I had to argue my point in why euthanasia should be made legal, while hitting on the openents side, and why they think it should stay illegal. I had to give both sides, without overely favoring mine. I couldn't be rude or make the otherside seem stupid. Since I was for euthanasia becoming legal, I had to back it up with facts, and give solutions. The solutions caused a bit of a problem because it raised some problems with my view, but I addressed them with ways to prevent them. It took me 6 drafts to get it to where I wanted it to be, when I finally turned it in. Turns out I still overaly favored my side, but at least I wasn't rude about it. I find you can sway peoples decisions just by offering both sides with the correct information, and letting them choose.

Fancy Politics About Christ

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Chapter 13: It's All Political

To me, politics aren't very good. In fact Fosters has the same idea when he said, "They don't travel well, don't age well, and generally aren't much good in their own time and place, however sincere they may be" (109). I don't think it matters how sincere they try to be, because it almost never comes out that way, at least when I read it. To me it sounds arragent. Along with the sincerity issue, there is the objective issue. Once again, no matter how objective you start out, a writer almost always favors one side of the argument, and a lot of the timesit shows. In my opinion political writings aren't anything special.

Chapter 14: Yes She's a Christ Figure, Too

In a work of literatur, the author may not come right out and say this is from the Bible, but they may show it based on the characters role, or even how humankind relates to nature. Then again it could be hidden in allusions and analogues. One thing that is helpful is to know a bit about different cultures and their religions. That way your not in the dark when you read something that makes references to the Old and New Testament.

Chapter 15: Flights Of Fancy

"If it flies, it isn't human" (125). True to some extent. It depends greatly on what your writing about. Everyone knows that birds , bats, and insects fly. Not humans. However, there are some birds that don't fly, like penguins. If your writing about real life actions then it would be pointless to make a human fly. However if it's set in a fistion world, well then you can do whatever you want. You as the author can make anything fly,  and make flight mean anything, like freedom or fly. It all depends on what type of writing your doing. Fiction or Non-Fiction.

Warming The House at The End

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Chapter 13: House Warming

Again the main character talks about his life on the farm. As winter approaches he begins to gather food, and even build a new chimney. He collects berries and nuts, and even went as far as takinf them from the homes of squirrels. He also climbs trees to shake them from time to time. As winter approaches he describes throughout the chapter what he does to get ready.

Chapter 18: Conclusion

I was confused about the begining of the conclusion. The conclusion seems to be talking about the end of the year. But to me there is too much confusion about what he's talking about.

Living With Sounds

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Chapter 2: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

The main character here moves to a farm, it seems to get away from the busy life of the town. He uses seeds to plant and even builds a wheelbarrow. He has moretime on his hands than he has ever had before. However, he seems to complain a lot about the modern things being built, but he doesn't do anything about it. He just complains. He just lives on his farm, and does what he wants on his own time. The simple life.

Chapter 4: Sounds

Once again the main character talks about where he lives and what he does. First he goes on about the first summer on the farm and how he can't do what he wants (read books), but hoe beans. I found this chapter along with chapter 2 to be hard to read. It just went on and on and seemed dull to me. What I did like was how he gave a lot of dircription he used on the different sounds he heard, and what made them.

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