The novel Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande is a story about two young girls and their struggling journey to find happiness between two conflicting and distinct worlds: the United States and Mexico. Juana on one side wants to get to the United States, or “el otro lado” as mentioned in the novel, to find her father who abandoned her and her mother after leaving to find work in the US. On the other hand Adelina escapes from her house in California to follow her lover to Mexico. The girls form a bond in the most unexpected of places, a Tijuana jail, and quickly form a friendship that will connect them for the rest of their lives.
“Connecticut, pine trees in back” by Alex DuBois is a personal narrative that goes through his hardships. He goes deep within his memories and pulls the readers attention by using a special choice of words, these words being explicit as you would not normally see in other writings. This is why his personal narrative is so special. In my creative writing, I rewrote his piece and put it in my own memories. I chose to write in this genre like DuBois to express my life like he did. He was very clear and precise on his memories of his life and I tried to act the same. Here is the analytical statement of “the escape” by Trevor Folts.
The Way to Rainy Mountain is a by N. Scott Momaday influential novel in today 's time, as it depicts the history of the Kiowa culture of how they came to be, their traditions and beliefs along with the truth of how their culture came to an abrupt end. As Momaday undergoes a journey to visit Rainy Mountain, he creates an identity for himself in the Kiowa culture that is portrayed through his use of memory, setting, and structure.
It was a bright sunny day in Colorado, or at least that’s how I always thought about it, but now reflecting back on it, it was probably more like any other day in Colorado; Unpredictable. For a reason that most likely wasn’t so innocent I was up in my attic that day, stumbling around in the musty forbidden corner of the dimly lit room in my house. It’s funny how exciting I thought it was being up alone in the attic, not that it wasn’t dangerous. we had an unfinished attic, one with boards instead of a solid floor where one mistake could send you falling down a story. I tried to step quietly in fear of alerting both my mom and the fictional beasts that hide only out of eyesight, in vain, for each step I took the already weakening boards under my feet creaked with an eerie, malevolent, shrill note. I stared ahead of me, my eyes augmented, searching for anything that might keep me more entertained than the running nonsensical recordings that projected themselves onto the television screen. To my disappointment, my eyes only laid upon dusty old boxes containing future garage sale items.
What happens once “happily ever after” is over and done with? No one knows if the fairy tale dream continues or if it is over and the reality of the world begins to set in. In the play “Into the Woods”, we see a plethora of literature's favorite fairy tales woven together to teach a lesson on responsibility and getting what you wish for. This production has two separate acts to it, both distinctly different. The first act serves as a continuation of the fairy tale world that we have all come to know, this serves the purpose of immediately connecting the audience to the story being told. In the second act, the entire mood changes and turns very dark and somber. This transition of mood and overall feel of the play is primed
“The Emerald Forest” is a movie produced by John Boorman in 1985 and based on a true story in the Brazilian Rainforest. The film is a about Tommy, a young boy, quickly and silently taken away by a tribe in the Amazon called, The Invisible People. His dad then, spends 10 years searching for him and eventually succeeds after running into a war party with another tribe called, The Fierce People -enemies of the invisible people- who pursue him. They finally meet by chance, but the boy refuses to go back to his original family and civilization and explains that he belongs to the forest now. The father couldn't understand the choice made by Tommy and asks the chief of the tribe to order the boy to
Proof of volcanic activity related to the break-up of Australia and Antarctica is seen at Bunbury, which is located 150km south of Perth, at the point where the basalt is of early Cretaceous, also on the middle Jurassic Kangaroo Island. However, evidence of Cenozoic eruptions is only seen in Eastern Highland. All through the Cenozoic, hot spot volcanic event transpire (Sutherland et al., 1985). Most of these events follow the Miocene (Stephenson et al., 1980) with recent eruptions close to the southern and northern margin of volcanic zone at southeast of South Australia and north Queensland respectively.
Far away from here there was a little house. The house was surrounded by the woods. In that little house there was a girl and her family. She was about 12 years old her name was Nikki, she had blond curly hair. She had always wanted to see the world. But her parents thought other they wanted her to stay. She never really knew why they did. But one day she was in her room and she had an idea, not necessarily a good one but an idea.
Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington, Virginia and is home to over 400,000 graves. Service members who died while on active duty, retired members of the Armed Forces, and certain veterans and family members may be buried there. Seeing the countless rows of headstones allowed me to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our U.S. soldiers. I have a tremendous amount of respect for every person buried there. Monuments, memorials and dedicated trees commemorating individuals and significant events in our nation's history are interspersed throughout the cemetery among the headstones of service members for whom Arlington is the final resting place. These people shall never be forgotten. Walking beside the graves allowed me
The Puget Sound Prairies, are an important example of a rare and unique ecosystem, that are quickly disappearing. Their disappearance is mainly due to human development and invasive plants, specifically nonnative perennial grasses, which pose another serious threat to these prairies (Stanley, Kaye, & Dunwitti, 2008).
The stories in “The Children of the Appalachian Mountains” and “My People” have many similarities and differences. For example, in the book the story seemed much more happier and pleasant were es the video seemed more realistic. The video had gone on and on about how life really was, but in the excerpt wrote only about her college experiences and not the mountains. Yes, both in the text and the interviews they had roofs falling of and a large amount lived in trailers, but the story it made it seem less than it was. The video talked about how their living spaces were horrid, they had barely any food, and even how people could not get a job because of transportation but in “My People”
Into the woods was an adventurous play that was perfect for the use of your imagination and spirit. Into the Woods had numerous different fairy tales involved which could make a small child feel like he/she was in heaven. The acting, music, concept, stage design, costumes, and even the language of the play all mixed to perfection. The crowd became involved right away with the irony of the play. I liked how Into the Woods was set up in the beginning because it made the play easier to follow. However, the play seemed to be a little lengthy and some of the characters became annoying. I do not believe the second part of the play altogether was necessary. Into the Woods did not fulfill my expectations to the max,
Forest Hills Northern is an extremely diverse school. I consider myself lucky for being able to participate in activities such as our international fair, where students can open a booth for their home country and educate other students about their local culture and cuisine. I'm a strong believer in the idea that diversity is essential to having a good educational experience. I'm specifically seeking out schools that share my same ideals. I've also sought cultural experiences outside of traditional classwork. Last summer I took a backpacking course through the National Outdoor Leadership School in Washington. I met people from all over the country; some came from as far as California or Rhode Island. When you spend thirty days in the wilderness