Thursday, December 17, 2009
This movie was different then what I usually watch. It was about these boy's or men that came to America to get away from starving, poor, and out of the war or away from the war in Sudan. The people in it needed help getting in to jobs, college, and homes. The guys were very confused at first but by the end they had a job some had two and one went to college and there was one that snapped and got sent to a mental hospital. One of the men Panther was very concerned about the younger boys that came over because he didn't want them to act like the people on MTV.
The difference between Africa and the US are that we have Christmas and different holidays like that and theirs are different too. The other thing is that most people in the US have cars and houses. Most people from Africa live in tents and don't have cars.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The book A Long Way Gone is about a boy young boy that lost his family and started running away to get to Guinea. Throw the story him and his friends and brothers are seperated then he finds new friends and starts going to a small village that people say his family is there. When he gets there he is to find a attack village in ruins. They look for people that are still alive but have no luck finding anyone. After that Ishmeal goes over the edge and goes after the rebels in revege but also keeps heading to Guinea.
Monday, December 7, 2009
In the book A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah:
"The rebels roamed about; some sat against walls, dozing off, and others, boys as young as we, stood at guard posts passing around marijuana."
The quote above talks about people not paying attention and relaxing like there isn't a war going on around them. The only people paying are boy's that are passing around marijuana. This is like my life because I roam around the woods but I dont stand guard around my house or smoke marijuana.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This is the Wheel of Dreams Which is carriered on their voices; By means of which their voices turn And center apon being. It encircled the first world, This powerful wheel. They shape their songs upon the wheel And spin the name on the earth sky, The aboriginal names. They are old men, or men who are old in voices, and they carry the wheel among the camps. saying:Come, Let us tell the old stories, Let us sing the sacred songs
This poem is about The Absolutely True Diaries of Part Time Indian. The part is about him wanting to play basket ball, go to a different school, and find away to get off of the res.