Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ideas on My Career

Honestly, I'm not sure what job I want to have.  I think engineering would be a good choice.  In ELA, we will be writing a letter to someone who is currently working our 'future job'.  I'm going to try to find an engineer to write to.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fake News Reflection

I just read an article about how easily fake news on the internet can be mistaken to be true.  Sadly, putting fake news out on the internet can earn people money.  This can encourage more people to put more false news out just to get more views on their website.  Hopefully, someone will find a way to delete all of this fake news so people will not be confused between the true and the false.

This article is similar to a play my class also read called "War of the Worlds".  They similar because they both have something to do with fake news.  Years ago, the play was read on a broadcast system, but listeners tuned in during the middle and thought the Earth was actually being invaded by aliens.  This shows how easily fake news can be misleading.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tempest Theme & reflection

Now that my class has finished The Tempest, I think a theme is to forgive others.  I think this because throughout most of the play, Prospero plots his revenge against his brother.  At the end, Prospero forgives his brother once they reunite.

Overall, the play was pretty confusing with the way the characters spoke.  This didn't stop the meaning of the story from being interesting.  I think this play has great meaning to it and teaches a great lesson.  I feel like more people would appreciate the story if it was easier to understand, so if my class would have watched a transcript of the play, it would have been much better.

Tempest Translation

The Tempest Act III Scene I:

Miranda.  Alas, now, pray you,
Wrok not so hard: I would the lightning had
Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile!
Pray, set it down and rest you: when this burns,
'Twill weep  for having wearied you. My father
Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself;
He's safe for these three hours.

Ferdinand. O most dear mistress,
The sun will set before I shall discharge 
What I must strive to do.

My translation as if it were to be said in modern day:

Miranda. You have done an amazing job!
Why don't you chill for a few hours while my father is busy at work?
Take a break.
You deserve rest for how hard you have worked.

Ferdinand.  How sweet of  you to offer, 
but I am determined to do my job the best I can, 
with out wasting time.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Tempest 4/13

Today, our class watched The Tempest and it was hard to understand what they were talking about , because the talk differently then we do today.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Tempest

In reading class, we will be reading "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare. I am honestly kind of worried that I will have trouble understanding some parts, making the story unenjoyable. I am sure my teacher will try his best to make it easy to understand and more enjoyable.  It will be exciting to see how it goes.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Final Argument

Here's my argument I'm writing in ELA class: Violent Video Games Make Children Violent My younger brother plays games on his Xbox almost every day. I’ve noticed how he has been playing more violent of games as he gets older, and he tends to be acting a little more brutal each day. Violent video games are making people violent. I’m not 100% sure if this is because of the video games, or it’s just how he is, but he’s not the only person I see this happening to. I’ve found that most gamers I know, tend to be more aggressive. The young gamers playing violent games will naturally believe they can do the bad things that happen in the games they play, such as hurting other people or things. This is not a good thing, because innocent people or items could be harmed. It will also become harder for the child to understand what is right and wrong. This is because they will think it is okay to have brutal actions, since their character in a videogame acts like this. They will also get addicted to the actions the characters have, so they will act the same. If the character is violent, the player may become violent like them. This can be a bad thing, because other innocent children could be harmed. Some may say it’s just playing games. It’s different than real life, but the player plays the game enough to act like they’re still in the video game when they’re in the world. Violent video games make children more violent than they should be. They become addicted to the violent actions and start doing them regularly.