Essay the third
Essay the fourth
One night for
homework in english, we needed to find the oldest piece of writing in
english of our family. I asked my mom if she had an old papers and she went
and got the Bible. She keeps mostly everything that is important to her in
there. We sat down and started to look through it . In a couple of minutes
we found a piece of paper. The piece of paper was from my grandfather to my
grandmother. The paper was dated November 25, 1952.
On the piece of paper it talked about the places where my grandfather went
with the navy. He was on a destroyer and was in a submarine. The naval
destroyer was named U.S.S Ingraham. It also told about the places where he
visited like Jamaica and Spain. When they stopped at these places my
grandfather would buy my grandmother little gifts and presents. Usually the
presents would express the culture of where he bought them from. While he
was in Jamaica and Spain he would do fun things and experience the culture
and traditions of the country.
This paper is very important. It was written by my grandfather to my
grandmother and my grandmother had kept it for so long and then gave it to
my mom. It is important because it was the thing that kept my grandparents
together while they were apart.
Some of the English grammar that is diffrent in the text compared to todays
English is an expression he used. He wrote 1436 which meant " I love you
always." I don't know anyone who talks like this today in modern English.
For the interview I questioned my father. The questions and answers are as
What does this look like to you?
An old letter.
Who do you think wrote this if they were in our family?
I don't know, your grandmother?
Why was this text saved?
Because it was important.
How old do you think this text is?
Ah, forty years old.
How old do you think this person was when they wrote it?
Well, Because of the content, i would guess 21 years old.
Are there any phrases that you did not understand?
No, I understood everything.
Do you know anything about this person after reading this text?
Yes, they traveled all around the world.
If this was in a miseim, what would a tour guide say about this text?
Look at how the paper turns colors over the years.
The person who said
the quote was Agent Smith from the Matrix Reloaded. This speech is said
right after Neo finishes talking to with the Oracle and she leaves, then
Agent Smith walks in. He says it while in a courtyard. He says this
speech to explain the reasons from what happened when Neo destroyed him and
why. The speech is said in a low key tone of voice, with no background
music to get the point across that it is very important. This speech is
ahead of ahead of our time because we don’t really look at our lives and
reflect on it. And this speech talks about our purpose and why we are here.
Also our reason for being here.
This quote is meant to inspire and make people think. For example,
“there’s no escaping reason… no denying purpose because we both know,
without purpose… we would not exist.” this inspires you to think why are we
here on earth. There needs to be a reason and a purpose that we are here
on earth. What would the answer be? These feelings that you get are
questionable feelings. You want to figure out why you are here on earth and
what your purpose is.
The speech gets its point across by using parallelism telling of his
personal experiences and repetition. The agent, Agent Smith used
parallelism and repetition when he said “it is purpose that created us,
purpose that pulls us, that drives us, that guides us, that defines us. It
is purpose that defines, it is purpose that binds us.” He kept on using "it
is thepurpose that…". Also he uses a storyto talk of his personal
experiences. For example, Agent Smith talks about himself when he killed
Neo, but then Neo comes back to life and destroys Agent Smith. This is all
used for purpose and reason why he had to stay and disobey orders and fight
with Neo and get destroyed.
The effect that the speech has on the viewer is that it makes a little
surge in their brain and makes them think a bit. The speech makes them think
why they are here and what is their purpose and what is their reason. There
is an effect trying to get the point across by having Agent after Agent come
out of every direction. They said “It is purpose that created us, that
connects us, that pulls us, and drives us." This is one of those special
effects that pulls you out of your seat and grabs your attention. This is
why it makes the viewers think about their purpose and reason.
The current issues this speech relates to is the war in Iraq. The war in
Iraq relates to this speech because we have a purpose and a reason to allow
the Iraqi people to have freedom like we do and not feel scared to be killed
if they speak the wrong way. We the United States of America the leaders of
freedom and the free world, are here for a purpose and a reason. The reason
is to spread our freedom to all of the world from sea to shining sea.
In the late 20th
century the British bands and crazes were coming to America. The world is
getting relaxed with the wealth they have. Everything is changing and many
advancements are being made. The U.S. is now number one after WWII and they
keep going in that direction. The twin towers were attacked by Muslim
extremists and the U.S. is concentrating on fighting the war on terrorism.
Many literature pieces have been biographies and people telling their
stories. Drama such as Broadway is taking off again. Also younger
generations have been changing the way of theater. New styles such as Stomp,
Blue Man Group, and break dancing shows have become popular. Poetry has been
a diverse number of topics, but much has been about the common man and his
everyday struggles to live a normal life. To many this is a happy living for
his kids. Prose has flourished by taking on many different forms. Comedy,
tragedy, mystery, biography flourish during this time. Magazines have become
a very popular way to get information and read what you like.
The Beatles were a smash hit when they arrived from England to the U.S.A.
It was the year of 1964 when these young “studs” went to the U.S. They won
all the women’s hearts and many men liked them too. They were as big as the
world and had no boundaries to stop them. Many of their songs had meaning
and inspired people, something that is a lost art today. Some of their songs
were about love, drugs, and common problems they went through. The men in
the band were John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and
Albert Maysles. One song that they wrote and preformed was “Yesterday.” This
is about a person wanting yesterday back. " I said something wrong, Now I
long for yesterday" (Bluesforpeace, 1). This line from the song describes
that this person said something hurtful and wants to take it back. This
leaves the person who died a negative thought and a negative feeling so the
person feels guilty and sad for the rest of their life. They want that one
moment back. “Oh I believe in yesterday(Bluesforpeace, 1)." This proves that
he believes he can move on. This song has a big impact and transform the way
people think. They start to recognize that life is so fragile and not
promised forever. It shows the other side of life and brings it out. It
changes peoples outlook on life and their ways.
The author Clive Staples Lewis, better known as C.S. Lewis, was born in
Belfast, Northern Ireland. One novel he wrote that transformed England was
Out of the Silent Planet. This is part of a science fictional trilogy. This
book is about a British university professor named Elwin Ransom. He is
kidnapped by this novel's two villains Weston and Devine. They take him to
the planet Malacandra. Once there, he escapes from the villains and quickly
wanders alone before meeting some people. He finds out that the planet is
home to three intelligent races. A race of agrarian poets, the Hrossa.
Another race of rationalists, the Seroni. Also a race of technologists, the
Pfifltriggi. Last a mysterious class of nearly-invisible beings that do not
seem to be restricted to any certain planet, the Eldila. Ransom, an expert
in philology, is able to learn the language of the people, the Hrossa.
Finally he learns that the planet is actually Mars and that its civilization
is far older than our Earth. Also that the name of Earth in the Hross
language translates as "silent planet." This book has a very big impact in
England and across the world. A review by Tal Cohen says;” Out of the Silent
Planet is an easy and enjoyable read.(1)" He also says; "It stands out as a
sustaining work.(1)" Cohen conveys this message that it is an enjoyable and
sustaining work. It is a good book in his mind. This is not the first
science fictional book written, but it makes it more popular. He brings out
sci-fi and now people notice it. Today it is very popular and there is even
a television station for it. This book and trilogy puts science fictional
writing on the map.
Another person who had a transformational impact on England was Seamus
Heaney. He was one of nine children born to ordinary working parents. His
love of poetry arose from his father and mother's habit to speak out. He
wrote many poems, but one exceptional poem is " The Harvest Bow." It is
about the change that Ireland went through and the rest of the world. It
depicts the transformation from the old way of harvesting corn to the new
way; " old beds and ploughs in hedges."(1) This shows that they started to
use modern technology and advanced ways. This line;” Hands that aged round
ash plants and cane sticks,"(1) explains the old way that men used to do the
farming and farming. Heaney wrote about this because he was from Northern
Ireland and grew up on a farm. This poem made people realize how easy life
is and notice the work their ancestor did. "Into an evening of long grass
and midges"(1), this was this office and to some still today. This is their
life and fun, they have no time to play. To us this is no fun and we would
have no life. Heaney shows us the two different worlds and it makes us more
revere and humble to people. It makes us take a second to reflect on our
lives and that those kinds of people. It puts life into a perspective of the
old days and the struggle to make ends meet. "The Harvest Bow" also shows
how hard it is to be a farmer. This in return make regular people respect
the jobs that we do not think are present or deserving of respect. Seamus
Heaney has made a tremendous impact on they way we write today.
The English author P.G. Wodehouse is one of the greatest short story
writers in England. He was captured in WWII by the German Nazi's. Here he
started he making comical dialogues and kept writing. One of his short
stories is "Author!." In it J.S.M. Babbington faces a dilemma. He wants to
go to the theater with his cousin, but needs to go to detention. The teacher
said;” You had better come in tomorrow at two and work out examples three
hundred to three-twenty in "Hall and Knight"."(1) The choice is obvious, he
goes to the theater. He and his friends work out a plan to do the problems
and be present for the detention. Mr. Seymour, the man he should serve this
for isn't a real teacher, he is just covering like this line;” I am not a
master. I was only a stop-gap, and my term of office ceased today at one
o'clock."(1) While he is out he sees Mr. Seymour and gets scared. Seymour
pretends like he doesn't know him and catches Babbington in a lie. Finally
he tells the secret that he isn't a real teacher and teaches Babbington a
lesson. Seymour tells Babbington; Now, if you'll take my advice, you'll
reform, or another day you'll come to a bad end.(1) He better change or he
will end up on this road in the future. This is the major theme of this
literary piece. This piece's impact on England was big. It teaches everyone
who reads it not to lie. If you tell the truth the consequences will be much
less and maybe none. When this reaches children and teens it changes the
perspective and makes them feel that others will listen to them. So this
leads to a better society and a more moral life. If all the world followed
this message we could have a perfect planet with peace. This has a giant
impact to England's readers. This is all by P.G. Wodehouse and his short
The man Andrew Lloyd Webber was a brilliant Brit. He made one of the
greatest plays to hit Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar. Jesus Christ
Superstar chronicles the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as
seen through the eyes of his disciple, Judas Iscariot, who has become
disillusioned and not believing with the movement of Jesus Christ. The
conflict between Jesus and Judas grows. After watching Jesus lose control in
the temple, he goes to the priests and gives them all the information they
need to catch Jesus alone so that they can take him captive without risking
violence by the mob. After leading the soldiers to Gethsemane, Judas watches
the events that unfold. He soon realizes that he has been tricked by God
into being the key ingredient of Jesus martyrdom. Furious and angered that
the man from Nazareth will be remembered as a "Superstar," Judas hangs
himself. The main plot of this play is that Jesus is betrayed by Judas and
because of the popularity of Jesus, Judas hangs himself. This play has a
tremendous influence in Britain and in other lands. Some great things come
out of this play, it brings some Brits together and it divides some. The
higher population takes this in and is a positive thing that unites them,
they have a common ground on which to bond. It is very appealing to the
younger people who see it. So this leads to a more devout population. For
the Christian community it is a great plus. The up coming children are more
interested in their faith and religion. As the word from Douglas Watt;" It
is so stunningly effective as a theatrical experience that I am still
finding it difficult to compose my thoughts about it. It is, in short, a
triumph."(N.Y. Daily Times) The critic, Watt thought that this was one of
the greatest plays of all time. When this play opened it took the world by
storm, they were not ready for this touching peace. Another critic, Alvin
Klein, had great reviews. He said;" The stunning performance and plot was
unbelievable." (N.J. Weekly Desk) The impact that this play left on the
world was a touching one, but it taught us something. How unselfish Jesus
was for us so let us follow in his foot steps.
Within this time period of about forty year, the English language has
changed. In the United States of America many influences have came from
immigrating people. These people brought their language and lingo to this
country. For example, the latin and Spanish people had a great influence in
areas around the Mexican boarder and Los Angeles. Also the black community
had made up their tounge mixed with English, it is called Ebonics. This was
a big influence in the U.S.A more than the other English speaking countries.
These people are not the only ones to have an influence on the English
language. The kids who grow up speaking English had a tremendous impact.
Certain groups of kids make up and invent different words that they feel
comfortable to use. They used words like cool, hot, fire, dog and many more
that have a total different meaning than the dictionary's. Again, these
aren't the only ways that the language changed. New technology and programs
have been invented that are new words and every year new words are made up
and put into the new dictionaries. So over this time the language has not
drastically changed, but it has a little so you can notice it. Not only the
English language is changing, in time the language is always going to change
just like the world. We are always Evolving and Changing!