Bosnia List Quote

“Now that I was here, it was impossible to pretend everything was fine and back to normal. My former haunts were tainted, the scene of crimes against me — and humanity. . . The continued, collective denial was suffocating. I’d returned a strong thirty-year-old man shielded by my list of vengeance. Yet part of me was still a shocked twelve-year-old boy who wanted to scream, ‘But how could you do that to us?’” (110).

Tainted is defined as a bad or undesirable quality. The narrator shows how his good memory was tainted with the horrible tragedy of the Bosnian war. “The scene of crimes against me” means everything was blamed on him; being Bosnian and all the killings and deaths of so called innocent Serbs were all the Bosnian’s fault. The narrator also states that denial was suffocating. In his mind he did not believe his humble country was at war and all his friends and teachers turned against him because he was a Bosnian. He felt he was being suffocated by all the things he did not believe were true.

He returns as a thirty year old man with power for vengeance. His years in the United States made him grow up and realize that revenge was the only thing to give back; even though he felt powerful going back with a shield of list to protect him, it did not actually protect him against the past. “Yet part of me was still a shocked twelve-year-old boy who wanted to scream.” Realizing what his past gave him, his shield of vengeance could not match the deaths and killings from the war. Knowing what caused his weakness he asks why they mistreated his people with rape, torture, and death.

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Shooting a Elephant

In the story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell shows how the author faces political, non-political, and beyond political issues in his job as a sub divisional police officer in India. One of Orwell’s non- political problems would be shooting the elephant. “I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with that preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him.” (Paragraph 8) Orwell felt he was stuck in doing what was right; if he shot the elephant the Burmese would accept him, if he did not they would not accept him at all. “Here was I, the white man with his gun, standing in front of the unarmed native crowd- seemingly the leading actor of the piece; but in reality I was only an absurd puppet pushed to and fro by the will of those yellow faces behind.”(Paragraph 7) Orwell felt since he was the only white man with a gun he had to do something to stop the rampaging elephant. It was a difficult decision to make, whether to be accepted by the Burmese or live a life as a cruel murderer. Orwell’s political anti-European problems also brought him down. Since Orwell lived in a time where the Europeans tried to conquer India, he felt he did not belong in either side, since he was born in India and sent to England by his English parents. Orwell was mostly on India’s side. “For at that time I had already made up my mind that imperialism was an evil thing and the sooner I chucked up my job and got out the better.” (Paragraph 2) Orwell still had his Indian background and knew that imperialism was a wrong doing by the British; he was there as an officer but had no intention in participating as an imperialist. “Theoretically- and secretly, of course- I was all for the Burmese and all against their oppressors, the British.” (Paragraph 2) Orwell’s issue of pride was the most beyond political problem that occurred to him. The killing of the elephant did bring him acceptance by the people, but he knew on the inside he did the wrong thing. Orwell wanted to be accepted and he did not want to be an outcast by the Burmese, so he made the decision in killing the elephant for their pleasure. “I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool.” (Paragraph 14) Orwell did wrong in choosing the people over the elephant and he will continue his life living as a fool.

I Stand Here Ironing

The short story, “I Stand Here Ironing,” by Tillie Olson, tells a life of a single mother who raises four children without a husband. Tillie suffers in maintaining her first child Emily. Emily is a little girl who suffers a great deal of depression; while her mother is away, she feels alone and scared without the company of her working parent. Her mother Tillie tries so hard to spend time with her, but work always gets in the way between them. Tillie has no idea what to do with her daughter and soon gets persuaded by a clinic to send her away to a convalescent home. “They persuaded me at the clinic to send her away to a convalescent home in the country where ““she can have the kind of food and care you can’t imagine for her and you’ll be free to concentrate on the new baby.”” (94) This type of non-motherly love made Tillie decide to send her daughter away because she did not play her part as a mother, which Emily wanted in the first place. I was in awe over the fact that a clinic suggested to Tillie that sending her first child away would somehow lead to her becoming a better mother. These are the types of words I hear in my translation. If Tillie would have listened to her daughter in the first place; she would have known that her daughter wanted love and care from her mother. But since Tillie did not have time to be a mother, she sent her daughter to a governmental facility to do her job instead, which really did not help at all. There is always time to be a mother; whether you are a single working mother or a mother of many children; there is always time to be one. If you can’t find the time make time, because a mother’s love is the most important thing anyone can have.

I Stand Here Ironing

The short story, “I Stand Here Ironing,” by Tillie Olson, tells a life of a single mother who raises four children without a husband. Tillie suffers in maintaining her first child Emily. Emily is a little girl who suffers a great deal of depression; while her mother is away, she feels alone and scared without the company of her working parent. Her mother Tillie tries so hard to spend time with her, but work always gets in the way between them. Tillie has no idea what to do with her daughter and soon gets persuaded by a clinic to send her away to a convalescent home. “They persuaded me at the clinic to send her away to a convalescent home in the country where ““she can have the kind of food and care you can’t imagine for her and you’ll be free to concentrate on the new baby.”” (94) This type of non-motherly love made Tillie decide to send her daughter away because she did not play her part as a mother, which Emily wanted in the first place. I was in awe over the fact that a clinic suggested to Tillie that sending her first child away would somehow lead to her becoming a better mother. These are the types of words I hear in my translation. If Tillie would have listened to her daughter in the first place; she would have known that her daughter wanted love and care from her mother. But since Tillie did not have time to be a mother, she sent her daughter to a governmental facility to do her job instead, which really did not help at all. There is always time to be a mother; whether you are a single working mother or a mother of many children; there is always time to be one. If you can’t find the time make time, because a mother’s love is the most important thing anyone can have.

Persepolis- Marjane Satrapi

4 top notes:

1. Marjane was a very modern Iran girl who loved Bruce Lee, Adidas shoes, and the Bee Gees.

2. Reza Shah was a soldier fighting against the king of Persia in order to install a republic. The British saw Shah trying to overthrow the king and saw an opportunity to profit from the country’s rich oil fields and supported Shahs plans of overthrowing the ruler. The British also made sure Shah be an emperor after taking over the king, but after a while he started selling the oil to the states and became a dictator.

3. Marjane’s uncle was dying and he needed a passport to get surgery in England, but the maker of the fake passports got caught and fled and a women who lived with him was a communist and was hanged by the military.

4. Young boys who joined the war were given a key and that key could open everything they wanted in heaven food, woman, and a better life which convinced many to join the war.

 

2 questions about the movie:

1. Why do Marjane’s parents need to smuggle Western items into Iran? Why do they not get them in Iran?

2. Why do street vendors charge so much money for Western items like cassettes?

Cause and Effect

3 Causes that brought me into college

1. Wanting to become a role model.

2. wanting a better future.

3. family pride.

 

3 effects college has had on me

1. expanding my knowledge.

2. confidence around my classmates and professors.

3.  being more social around others.

1.) One thing that I am successful in college is education in general. My goal in college is to transfer out of community college into a four year university, preferably Cal State Fullerton. I am good at particular subjects,  mostly ones that interest me like Psychology, History, and Communication Studies. I am a type of person that was not a education fan, I did bad things during my High School years which brought a bad example to my younger siblings, but I soon realized that education was my ticket out of stupidity even though I realized the truth late, I soon realized that by changing my ways about school was not late after all it was only the beginning. I always wanted to be a successful person from a small age, my parents always encouraged me to be successful and to not work an eight hour shift a day for little pay like they did. I of course work in Agriculture and I simply love being around plants, but even thought its my favorite low paying job I always think ahead and want something more better then what I have. If I become successful in college I will be the first member of my whole entire family to get a degree in my favorite subject in the world which is Psychology. I am glad that I have a supportive family to look up on if they were not with me the whole 100% I would have not even stepped foot on to a college, but I consider being one of the lucky ones because many families don’t care what there children do with their lives which is quite sad but with this luck I got from my family I will succeed in getting my major and I will pay back all my stupid mistakes I done to my parents and to my future children by getting a good education.

 

Making Zucchini Bread- Final Draft

Making zucchini bread is by far the most delicious and nutritious alternative to normal plain bread. The beautifully crafted piece of bread smells and tastes like zucchinis that were freshly picked from a ripe organic garden. It is very easy and simple to make. Even your kids can help you create this beautifully Exquisite bread in just these few easy steps. First off you need your ingredients: salt, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, eggs, vegetable oil, white sugar, vanilla extract, walnuts and sliced zucchinis. You would start of by adding grease and flour to an 8×4 inch pan; after you have accomplished that task; preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. If you do not understand how to adjust your oven to the correct heating temperature, I would suggest looking for some serious help. When you have finally finished greasing up your pan and figuring out how to work the oven, you will need to mix flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a big bowl and keep stirring until it is nice and smooth, like a woman’s soft, delicate cheek. After that has been done, grab another bowl and add eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar; after stirring it into a creamy perfection, add the sliced zucchinis and nuts. When done, grab one bowl and pour it with the other bowl. Grab the mixed up bowl and pour it into your greased up pan, finally grab the pan and put it inside the oven. Bake the zucchini bread for at least 40-60 minutes. If you are curious and wondering if whether your perfection will be ready by that time, add a toothpick in the middle of the bread. When the bread is cooked the toothpick will flow up to the top of the bread, and when it reaches the top it means your bread is ready to come out. Once you see your bread is ready to be devoured by you and your family, let it cool for at least 20 minutes first. After 20 minutes have passed, remove the bread from the pan and serve it on a plate. Grab a fork and take a bite out of your sweet accomplishment, and enjoy the sweet goodness of Mother Nature!

How To Make Zucchini Bread

Making zucchini bread is by far the most delicious and nutritious alternative to normal plain bread. The beautifully crafted piece of bread smells and tastes like zucchinis that were freshly picked from a ripe organic garden. It is very easy and simple to make, even your kids can help you create this beautifully etiquette bread in just these few easy steps. First of you need your ingredients which are salt,baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, eggs vegetable oil, white sugar, vanilla extract, walnuts and sliced zucchinis. You would start of by adding grease and flour to a 8×4 inch pan after you have accomplished that task preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. If you do not understand on how to adjust your oven to the correct heating temperature then i would suggest to look for some serious help. When you have finally finished greasing up your pan and figuring out how to work the oven you will need to mix flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a big bowl keep stirring until its nice and smooth like a woman’s soft delicate cheek. After that has been done grab another bowl and add eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar after stirring it into a creamy perfection add the sliced zucchinis and nuts. When done grab one bowl and pour it with the other bowl, grab the mixed up bowl and pour it into your greased up pan finally grab the pan and put it inside the oven. Bake the zucchini bread for at least 40-60 minutes if you are curious and wondering if whether your perfection will be ready by that time add a toothpick in the middle of the bread, when the bread is cooked the toothpick will flow up to the top of the bread, when it reaches the top it means your bread is ready to come out. Once you see your bread is ready to be devoured by you and your family let it cool for at least 20 minutes first. After 20 minutes have passed remove the bread from the pan and serve it on a plate. Grab a fork and take a bite out of your sweet accomplishment and enjoy the sweet goodness of mother nature.

North Vs South

In the United States slavery was very popular in the northern and southern parts of America. In the south majority of African Americans were used in Agricultural production due to its fertile soil and warm climate, they produced a lot of tobacco and cotton in which helped improve economic currency for America. The north had industrialization in which had more economic growth then in the south, which made the north less popular on slavery. The north drastically dropped 40 percent of agricultural production due to its industrialization in which slavery was not as important like in the south. Slaves were replaced by European immigrants,Many immigrants stayed in the north rather then the south due to its economic boom, seven out of eight stayed in the north due to high careers in business, medicine, and education. Northern children were more likely to get a career in the north rather then the south.  In 1860, the North manufactured 97 percent of the country’s firearms, 96 percent of its railroad , 94 percent of its cloth, 93 percent of its pig iron, and over 90 percent of its boots and shoes. The south on the other hand produced high quantities of food from the slaves but little transportation of the foods being delivered to the soldiers was a major problem. Since the battle between slavery was ended by Lincoln in December of 1865 the south had no choice but to surrender against the north which brought the south in a major economic downfall in agricultural production. If the south would have concentrated more on production rather then farming they would have surpassed the north and slavery would have probably continued on, but thankfully the north had industrialization in which helped end slavery in the United States.

3 Subject Outline

1. Mexican American History

A) Huitzilopochtli the god of sun and warfare told the aztecs their new homeland of Aztlan would be found when an eagle eating a snake on a cactus.

B) Spanish enter Tenochtitlan on November 18, 1519 and conquered it on September 13, 1521.

 

2. Communication Studies 102

A) Greek Philosopher Plato was the founder of “The Academy”  the first Institution of Higher Learning in the Western World.

B) Aristotle was the teacher of Alexander The Great he wrote “The Rhetoric” Ethos/Pathos/Logos.

 

3. Math

A) when trying to solve a problem and do you don’t know where to begin use the rule of P.E.M.D.A.S ( Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction).

B) Solving equations with a variable of X requires you to solve for X the first step is to use the Distributive Property after that combine like terms, then subtract both sides with the number that is next to X and finally divide both numbers to get your answer for X.