Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Exploration 8

After reading through the speeches what stood out most to me was the one written by martin luther king jr. I felt his words impowered me more than the other ones writing did. He goes into great depth about his beliefs and his motivations for changing what was going on around the world at that time. A passage that stood out to me most in his acdeptance speech was recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time. king has and will go on to inspire people all over the world for years to come.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

exploration 8

After reading a few acceptance speeches from Nobel Prize recipients, I feel I connected with Martin Luther King Jr.'s the most. His words grabbed my attention immediately; from the beginning he acknowledges that his battle is far from over, that only days ago protesters from his movement were attacked mercilessly by dogs and fire hoses. He then asks, why would he deserve such an award if the Civil Rights movement seems so far from success? King concedes that he is receiving the Nobel Peace Prize not for his own personal accomplishments, but in "recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time." I think this idea still holds true today, and there has still been no one to say it as eloquently as Dr. King.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I am leaning towards the photo essay, i think i can bring alot more to my paper by doing this and exploring something thast people have the same intrests in as i do. Ive been doind alot of brainstorming and i think whatever i choose i can compose a great essay through this.

My second choice would have to be doing prompt for question 8 dividing the world into "us" and "them" i think i could also develope alot from this

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My first choice would be promt one because it would be a thoughtful and long essay. There would be a lot to write about, and usage of examples. We did a lot of reading on the Nobel Peace Price winners so it would be a good way to keep talking about some of the things the winners want to be done.

My second choice would be promt eight because again it links to peace and not really having "us" and "them" if there was peace we wouldn't have that.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Prompts for Essay 3

My first choice for an essay prompt would be choice #1 in the textbook. In this essay i would describe several definitions for the word "peace". I would quote several of the Noble Peace Prize speeches that we read last week, and then i would state my own definition for peace, and explain how it can help the world.

My next choice for prompt would be choice #6. This would describe a necessary balance of civil liberties in the United States, and it's societies needs for balance and protection. It is important to have personal freedoms, but sometimes freedom must be sacrifice in order to provide safety for a population.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Essay 3 Brainstorm

I am leaning towards the Photo essay because I am a regular at a place called "winking lizard", its are reasaurant/ sports bar. I feel this would be a good place to choose because I know it first hand. The other place I thought of was the Bowling Alley on the westside. I go every once and a while but I have friends in the leagues there and I like going and always see the same people.
Out of the choices we have for the second essay Im again torn but leaning towards number 10. The question about how far a person would go to attain their freedoms. I can relate and have experence in it. The other one was question number 8, asking about how to avoid paranoia and dividing the world into "us" and "them".
I have already done pictures for the bowling alley just because I was there over the weekend but Im still not a hundred percent sure which one to do.

topic ideas for essay 3

My first idea is for prompt 9 in The Essay Connection. I'll use motivation, empathy, and presence to describe the qualities that I believe it takes to become a national or international leader. I'll give an example of a Nobel Peace Prize winning leader that obtained one or more of those qualities, and explain how it helped him or her succeed.

My second idea is for prompt 8. I will explain that suspicion and paranoia can be avoided through proper communication, knowledge, and inner peace. I will incorporate my opinions on being on guard against selfishness, putting importance on material objects, and ignorance.