When I sat down to dinner, at the dinner table, one
night I thought of some sort of question to bring up a conversation, in
school that day I watched a movie on Irish immigration and the movie was
about northern Ireland also, So I wanted to find out more about it, I
watched the movie in Mr. Ryan’s morality class, and I found the movie
rather interesting. So knowing my father was from Ireland. I knew he could
help me with what I wanted to know and all the things I found interesting
and I wanted to know more about so I asked a simple basic question. I
asked , what it was like when he fist came over to this country? he looked
at me and kind of laughed a little, and replied by saying "things were a
lot different back then" with is Irish broag.
He told me he came
over to this country at the age of 16 all by himself on the plane. In
Ireland for the past 4 years before he came over to this country he was in
the military in Ireland. When he came over in the beginning it was hard
for him, really hard. The Irish people and the Irish culture were hated
and discriminated against. he told me there was no work for anyone. nobody
would hire anyone from Ireland or with any Irish blood in them, some
stores wouldn’t even let the Irish people go in their stores to buy
things, things such as food and clothing because the Irish were thought to
be "dirty" and they talked different. the only jobs that were available,
and most of the time they weren’t even available for them but hard labor
for construction companies was pretty much their only choice. My father,
since there was no money over here.
Him and a lot of his friends
had to live in small apartments with no heat during the winter. Him and
probably fifteen more of his friends from back his place would pile into
these apartments for shelter, times were hard. Things eventually got
better now and my father now owns his own successful business, but it took
a lot of time and hard work to get there. By doing this essay I learned a
lot about my fathers past. How things were different back then, compared
to now. Racism is everywhere. A lot of people are discriminated against,
but the thing is I didn’t know it happened to him, but now I know.
Such a place to be unseen, never used by humans, but at the
same time rather interesting. This certain place I observed is not
important to humans, but noone realizes that it contributes to keeping us
alive every day and every night. This wonderful object provided us with
oxygen so that we may breathe, without it we have no chance of surving in
this beautiful world.
Over my time of observation of this object, I realized what it
actually does for me, and I also realized what I do for it, absolutely
nothing, which now I believe is extremely selfish on my part, seen as this
object provides me with so much.
This place is so beautiful and amazing, but also unappreciated at the
same time. Ive gotten to know many things about this certain place that I
never would have known in my whole entire life. Ive gotten the opportunity
to study this tree’s structure and its surroundings and im very thankful
for that opportunity, it helped me realize what life is all about, and now
I look at the world from a whole different view point sometimes.
Over my observation, whether it was windy, raining or it was warm,
this tree stood strong and tall, and so beautiful. This tree has so many
features that noone knows about, they are completely unseen and
unappreciated, and ive gotten to know them. This tree contributes to
keeping the american society alive and going, foor that we should
Jack and Devin were online buddies, they talked all
the time and shared several wonderful memories together, but they never
met each other. Jack lived in Alaska and Devin lived in California, it was
impossible for them to see each other, but they believed they were
destined to be together, as the years went by they got to know each other
through american online. Jack and Devin were truly pathetic.
One day online they started talking about the future,Jack sayed,
Jack: I love you Devin, and I believe we were meant to be together, what
would you say if I sayed it was time for us to finally meet each other
and start a life together.
Devin: that’s a wonderful Idea but I don’t know if you want to meet me, I
love you jack and I feel like I know you, you are the one for me she
says, weve talked for several years now I also think its time.
Jack: how about I move to California on the first of next month?
Devin: sounds good
So over the 28 days of febuary, Jack quits his ice fishing job in
Alaska and says good bye to his friends and family, his friends and family
tried to get him to stay. They explained to him that this was a crazy idea
and they didn’t aprove of the decision he was about to make. But jack says
I really don’t care im crazy about her and that’s all that matters. So
jack moves out meanwhile jacks online lover susan gets ready for jack and
wants to make this long awaited confrontation of the two special so she
tells him on the phone on the night of his flight that she had a surprise
for him. The next day april first also known as april fools day jack gets
off his long 10 hour flight to find to his surprise, a big three hundred
and fifty pound African american male weightlifter known as the notorious
homosexual wwf wrestler “Devin the dude” also known out of the ring as
“Devin” the love of jacks life,
At the confrontation of the two***
Devin says hey you studmuffin in a feminine voice, surprise,
surprise.“come give Devin some sugar”
Jack has a heart attack and dies right there at the airport.
“The Raven” by Edgar
Allen Poe; I found was a brilliant, “well-rounded” poem. It had a variety
of different characteristics, which makes this poem intriguing and
“amusing to read”. “The Raven” presents a different category of poetry.
“The Raven” is more of a dark, gruesome,and haunting type of poem.“The
Raven” is one of the most well-known poems, due Poe’s “deranged” style of
Edgar Allen Poe is an excellent, expiring poet, in my perspective(my
word does not show for all). With Poe’s innovative, “gruesome” style-- I
believe he’s the most “superlative” poet there is,or ever was. Edgar’s
unique style capture’s the reader’s attention instantly-- when just
finishing the first line, “once apon a might night dreary”. This opening
line appoints a “picture”, for all of us, the “readers” to see.
“Quote the Raven, nevermore” is an extremely well-known phrase in
which leaves his readers thinking, “what does he mean by this”. I for
instance, became “stumped” with a mental block--this is why “Edgar Allen
Poe” is such an innovative poet.
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered week and weary” is his
opening line; which had a great rhyme scheme, followed with great
vocabulary, and word usage. These characteristics are why Edgar Allen Poe
is known to be “one of the best poets of all time.”
Many watch it on television, some
participate in it, this sport like all other sports is tough and
challenging, and takes a lot of hard work and practice, but the
spectators I believe underestimate, “what It takes” to be not only a
professional boxer or even just an ameutur but “what it takes” to last in
the ring and participate in this sport, this is one of, if not the
toughest sports that has evolved in society over time.
Boxing began as a sort of combat between Greek and Roman empires,
somewhere around 4000 BC, now it is one of the most popular,and most
watched sports in our world today and is practiced in nearly every country
throughout the world also.
Boxing in the early days of its arrival to society was a extremely
brutal sport, contestants at times often died in the ring, due to the use
of metal studs and spikes, but now modern day boxing is all about the
safety of the contestants,
Now contestants use gloves without spikes and the winners are determined
by the use of a computer, rather than by death.
Boxing over time has changed in many ways, but in many ways it hasn’t
it still is “hand to hand” combat, and the two contestants taking part in
the boxing match usually possess similar characteristics, they both are
usually around the same weight and same height, that part of boxing still
hasn’t changed.the boxer who can combat the other's defenses and offenses
shall in turn be declared the winner. As simple and pure as it was in 4000
“In order to be a boxer you must be in “tip-top” shape, you must have
determination, motivation and also endurance, its not about the
muscles,you must be quick” states detective Martin Brooks. A Boston
police officer, who in his late teens, and through his early twenties,
before being enlisted in the police academy in hyde park was a boxer at a
gym in Dorchester. Brooks didn’t have the heart to make it big he sayed
but he always had the love for the sport, and still does today.
Boxing is one of the hardest sports to par take in, the talent in this
sport in most cases is not that easy to work towards, a lot of the times
its got to be in you, or in your blood, you must be an all out fighter,
otherwise theres no point in trying, it is a extremely dangerous sport,
where is something goes wrong during the combat, the results could be
Boxing consists of many leagues, for all ages, and for both genders
and races, there are just as many female boxers out there as male boxers,
just as many white fighters as black fighters, which I believe is
excellent for society, although America is not the location of the
founding of this sport, boxing still is one of the “most watched” and one
of the most popular sports in our diverse country, From California all the
way to Massachusetts in our country, not to mention overseas from Ireland
to Africa. Kids, adults, men and women participate in this hard, tough
sport. Leading me to the conclusion that this sport is “well known” and is
participated in around the globe.