Monday, September 8, 2014
Exploration 2 Xavier Gregory
Hello my name is Xavier Gregory and I graduated from Olentangy Orange high school. I play four out of my 15 years of soccer for the high school team and I also helped run a soccer camp for kids in elementary school during two of my years there. My interesting fact is that I have been playing soccer for 15 years and I have 3 younger siblings. All three of my younger siblings also play soccer too and I really enjoy playing with them. I would like to help them with soccer related goals.
The author that I chose was Frederick Douglass, he was . One interesting fact that I found out about him is that for being an intellectual African-American he became a target for everyone who was for slavery. So after publishing one of his autobiography he left for Ireland in order to avoid capture by those who were after him. I also choose Frederick Douglass because in high school i had to do a project on him in history and learning that he was perhaps one of the smartest people in the world at that time is very inspiring to strive to be superior despite being African-American.
For the poem that I choose For Brother Everywhere, and what really stood out to me was the language. The way that the author uses his own slang to put a little part if his life in the writing in order get the audience to imagine the experience that he had. This was my favorite poem because it obviously is about sports and I can make a connection with that because I have a love for sports. One question that i have about this poem is why did he specifically choose this event to write about? What major event or lesson came out of playing basketball with these people give him?
One literacy event that really affected my life was that of To Kill a Mockingbird. That book really made me look at what I thought would be morally right and wrong. In the book Atticus Finch the main characters father was a lawyer and took on the responsibility of being an African-American's Lawyer. At that specific time it was frowned upon for a white male to defend an African-American. But Atticus stood above the norm and defended him because he knew it was right.