Monday, September 8, 2014
Exploration Two from Choe
Hi, my name is Alex Choe. I'm from Powell OH. The fun fact I said in class was that I used to be able to solve a rubik's cube in under a minute. This was accomplished in middle school. I haven't touched a cube since the eighth grade actually. Most people think it's all about math, but it's really about memorizing codes so to speak. Not numbers or equations.
The author I decided to research was Frances EW Harper. I found out that Frances was the daughter of free black parents and she grew up in her uncle's home.What I thought was interesting was the way she achieved her fame or success. She achieved her initial success through one public speech she made, and that landed her a two year lecture tour in Maine to speak for the state Anti-slavery society. I found this interesting because today it takes persistence and a lot of hard work to become famous or successful. All it took for her to get famous was a simple lecture she did Massachusetts.
The poem I decided to read was Bury Me in a Free Land. This poem kind of reminds me of the popular movie Django Unchained. Mostly because the poem reminds me of all the terrible things slave owners and traders would do to their slaves and the movie really reminded me of it. The part in the poem where Frances says "Of blood hounds seizing their human prey", really reminded me of the one scene in the movie where Leonardo DiCaprio lets his dogs chew up a captured runaway.
A literacy event that has changed my that I remember would be when i was playing the video game Skyrim. I just finished a quest and I was talking to one of the characters in the game and he said something along the lines of, "Is it better to be born good, or to overcome evil nature?". I didn't really think about it at first, but when I went to bed that night, that's all I could think about. After that night, I realized that people can change and it doesn't matter what they did in there past life because you can't change your past, but you can alter your future.This made me reflect on my past actions, so I could progressively become a better human being.