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The oldest document that was written
in english was a paper written by my sister, Una Green, when she became a freshman in
highschool. She went to FontBonne Academy In 1995! The paper that she wrote was written on
the 28th of December. The paper was entitled "My Life" because the teacher
assigned a paper in which told the life story of each student.
The paper received an A-, which i think deserved atleast an A or an A+. It was
probably given an A- due to the two correction marks made. But even so, two grammatical
errors is not bad for a student just entering their first year of high school. The paper
is intricatelly detailed with pictures of family and freinds, and also had an attatched
essay consisting of about six pages. The paper my sister said was atleast to be three
pages, but my sister went for double.
When I told my sister about the assignment, she immediately took out a folder that
she remembered she had. Out she took a old paper of hers, slightly yellow along the edges
showing that it was old. My sister forgot that she had that paper and quickly became light
hearted. My sister loves seeing old pictures from school and family because it brings up
many stories and memories of the person in the picture. as well as the writings of the
past. It was once said by a famous person that" a person might be gone physically but
there heart lives on in peoples minds, as well in the writings and pictures of them. which
is exactly the case because the pictures contained in my sisters project were not seen in
eight years. These pictures contained faces of the past as well as people that have passed
on. The pictures told a tale, and brought back happy memories.
When i asked my Father about the paper he said that " it was funny" as the essay
was, as well as the pictures. He also said that "it was Interesting" having to
do with seeing what my sister did eight years ago. My sister is twenty two and she thought
it was funny to see what she did so long ago. It truly was a joyous paper because it was
funny to see my sisters writing as to what im doing now. it was only a grade behind me but
the paper was a very well written paper. My mother said " I thought it was a great
paper". It showed the verywell written skills of my sister! Which of course I think
its a great paper as well!
A movie that I found really
memrable and that was ahead of its time was a besutiful mind. The events in the movie
actually happened, but it was the script and the characters dialogue that the genious
script writers put into the movie. The script consisted of fiction and non-fiction. The
characters and the script really made the movie as special as people would say.
This film followed the true-life story of John Forbes Nash Jr. (Russell
Crowe), the man who established the Nobel Prize-winning Game Theory of economics. Nash's
personal trials include marital struggles and recovery from paranoid schizophrenia. These
events later shows things to happen later in the movie and the things he does basically
shape and mold the whole movie there after. He teaches that a beautiful mind even has its
own dark sides. And the paranoid schizophrenia that he suffers from causes him to see
people and events that dont really happen but it they are so realistic that he
believes that he is living these things out. Even to this day he sees the people and
events that he makes up in his mind, yet hes still teaching. Since there is no
absolute cure for this disease he just has learned to live with it.
A memorable quote frm the movie that he actually said in real life was
It is not the thought these days that make you famous, but is how you use those
ideas and try them out on the community. Which basically means ideas that designers
and people with beautiful minds that think of such great inventions dont get the
credit that they deserve, people dont bother to see who actually created the item
and the person just goes about doing his job from there. The ideas usually become property
of someone elses, and thats why people arent recognized as much as they should be.
The thought that keeps making an appearance is the word thought and
idea which seems to be repetive. But im sure that it basically is normal
because the movies title is a beautiful mind.
This movie was ahead of its time because the people who wrote the script have to be
original in what they are doing. The script writers know what people want to hear as well.
But there were so many memorable quotes and thats what truly made the movie. People
that wrote this script truly did have beautiful minds themselves. Those people were also
recognized because they won an Oscar award, who knew that John Forbes Nash; dream would
have come true, especially with a movie about him.
The nuns priest tale starts when
the knight interrupts the monks tale, Because he does not like to hear about a mans fall
from grace. He would rather hear about heroes that rise to the occasion, or have heroic
status. The knight then refuses that the monk continues, and instead he tells the Nuns
The nuns priest tale is a light comedy. It tells of a woman who lives on a farm with
her animals. Her prized hens are accompanied by a rooster named Chanticleer. Chanticleer
tells the story of a man who predicted his own death and it came true for him. Pertelote,
Chanticleers female prized hen thinks that he's delirious because of his lack of sleep so
she tells him to get some herbs. A fox then grabs the rooster and they fight it out(the
fox is winning) and the owner( the old woman) comes running over getting rid of the stupid
The nuns priest tale of Geoffrey Chaucers is a comic fable, I found that it was very
light hearted and yet very adult for a story about talking animals. The most adult I found
In the Canterbury tales stories. It tells the personality of its narrator, the nuns
priest. The tale even though it has talking animals, seem to be a little awkward for such
a light hearted story.
My opinion about this story was that it was very different than the other Canterbury
tales because it used comedy as well as talking animals. These talking animals also had
something to say. With what you think about talking animals might be funny for kids, well,
this is no kids story even though they might not understand the irony in the words they
used in the paragraphing. Such as the rooster "feathered" the hen all night.
These things aren't really G-rated If you know what I mean. But none the less it was still
a good story to read and to do a story about. I find it very different from Geoffrey
Chaucer's work in the Canterbury tales because of the adult themes throughout the story.
Because Geoffrey Chaucer was more of a poetic writer, it was very different for him to do
this in one of the biographies that came with the story. The author said it was very
different for him because he was striving to keep his home and in doing so he had to spice
1)A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
2)Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar: "The tempest in my
mind/Doth from my senses take all feeling" (Shakespeare).
The reason that i picked the name the T.E.M.P.E.S.T age is because I fell
upon it by accident. I was thinking of names and i saw that the first
letters of each word created a completely new word. hence it became
T.E.M.P.E.S.T. It worked out perfectly because our time can be described as
a commotion of things happening through a period of time. T.E.M.P.E.S.T
means Television, Electronics, Music, Politics, Economics, Science, and
Tragedy. They each have something to do with the time we have lived in.
Television is important because it's a popular form of entertainment and it
has become more popular than a radio and newspaper. Electronics, because
with electronics it replaces a lot of things that we used to do by hand as
well as made life more enjoyable, as through movies and entertainment and
music. Politics, we had the best age of president and also the worst and
some in between we slipped and we also made up for things. Ecology, the
relationship of the organisms with their environment because that's how we
cope to things such as buildings and dealing with other races. Science, we
have had giant leaps in medical fields and as well figured out things that
our ancestors would have once thought was impossible. Tragedy, such as
massacres world wars and terrorist attacks such as 911 suicide bombings.
As for what should become the popular findings of British literature this
wasn't as easy as creating a name for the book. I had to take fifty years of
culture and break them down into one book and one song. I could pick the
Beatles but the beatles have been done more than to many times. and I could
pick Shakespeare but I wont. So Im going to try and be as original as I can,
In my paper. So It wont be as easy as it should be.
As for an author I have picked Virginia Wolfe who wrote all of her books
through the things she has seen or thought breaking out of the mold that
most authors would do in every book they would write. Her books and various
writings had mixed review but they were revolutionary in the time that she
lived and had to get some credit. I wish i could say the same about the
movie that was made about her. as true as to her life they kept and the
stories she wrote, It still was excruciatingly boring, and of course the
academy thought it was pure gold because Nicole Kidman played her character,
and it seems that Nicole Kidman has a thing for old fashioned nut cases, but
she does them well.
As For Music that is a tough subject because there are so many good artists
that have come out of England such as the Beatles and the Spice Girls and if
you want to go out of England and get Enya and the cranberries involved then
I guess that's ok because there sort of a English province..or around
England is good enough. So I picked the band Coldplay who is said to be the
next coming of the beatles even though only one of them sings and there fame
isn't as big as the beatles are. But none the less they are a good band. one
of there greatest hits within Europe and America is a song they created
called "clocks". This song makes no sense what so ever but I suppose lyrics
don't matter anymore and the beat of the song and what it sounds like is
more important for most artists. but I suppose that the song "clocks"
captures the feeling of the mood the person was in instead of making sense
of the song. and that's what music is supposed to do, its supposed to set a
mood for us. That song has won a lot of grammy's as well as the band because
of there ground breaking new sound. and that is why I picked Coldplay to e
remembered in the future of this book.
If I had to pick a book that captured the essence of the time I lived in and
what people couldn't get enough of I would pick the books of J.K Rowling.
But I thought that the controversial book " The Da Vinci Code" was a better
book because not only does it have a story it explains the past and how
things went on, so not only is it good reading its also a history lesson. It
has such things as the painting of the last supper and how it was the
authors point of view as well as lots of historical truths that Mary
Magdalen was sitting next to Jesus at the time before his crucifixion, as
well as she had actually married Jesus and bared children with her. She was
also a prophet who helped start the beginning of Christianity.Another point
in the book states that the mona lisa was not a real woman. But it was none
other than himself! His art dealt greatly with the human figure as well as
other things but he wondered what he would look like as a woman at the time
of which he would have been twenty eight. He altered the bone structure and
gave himself female characteristics, and that is what the mona lisa painting
is. So all the movies that were based around the painting of that woman were
all wrong, because that woman did not exist.Its a very interesting book on
leonardo da vinci.
As for a british play, that was memorable and should be given refuge In this
book Is a hard one, because there are so little famous ones, ther was " the
hours which was based upon a virginia Wolfe book was a movie, an interesting
movie at that. Not my cup of tea as you would say but got prestijuce
honoring at the awards.But I feel It was the actress Nicole Kidmans doing
that got the movie the fame it got recognized for. As for a memorable play
in british history I would have to say the tempest by William Shakespeare. I
found it very ironic that the title of my book was also a play written by
one of Britains most famed poets. and it just so happens it can work in the
book.The Tempest by william shakespeare is a romance/ light hearted
comedy.It deals with a royal family and the hygincs the jester of the court