Life and American Literature Essay

962 Words May 5th, 2013 4 Pages
Ana Sarabando
AML2000-American Literature
Professor Gibson
Individual Work-Week #12
At this point, you have read works in five genres: speeches, essays, poetry, short stories, and drama, plus you have explored the additional genre of science fiction. You have also discussed the works of nearly twenty authors and have examined the historical eras and events that influenced their works.
1. Write a reflective essay of 250 words (one page) about your experience studying American literature this term.
2. Important: Your paper must have a well-developed introduction, body, and conclusion.
* Include at least two of the works from the entire term.
* Which works have had the greatest impact upon you?
* Which of the
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Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."
Many of us experience this moment, where we gamble our fortune to overcome an event, some call it fate and good fortune, others karma or bad luck. Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself, you have to be the one to make the changes and admit to your changes and be willing to do so. I believe, as a Catholic person, we tend to relay to prayers and ask God for guidance and love, sometimes is necessary to do so in order to feel good about ourselves. We live in a World, where everything out of the normal is normal, we depend so much on the advance technology that we tend to forget, the basic of things, the more simple things in life. Be able to appreciate life, take turns unexpected, enjoy the little things life offers us, because we don't know if were here tomorrow. Living in a world filled with poverty, crisis, loss of employment, and global warning, is important to maintain our spirits balanced and gamble in the hope of gaining something good. "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."(Emerson)
"Live no longer to the expectation of these deceived and deceiving people with whom we converse. If you are noble, I will love you if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by…