Closed for Good

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2008 by mariam93

They come not back with steedAnd chariot to chideMy slowness with their speedAnd scare me to one side. They have found other scenesFor haste and other means. They leave the road to meTo walk in saying naughtPerhaps but to a treeInaudibly in thought,“From you the road receives A priming coat of leaves. “And soon for lack of sun,The prospects are in whiteIt will be further done,But with a coat so lightThe shape of leaves will showBeneath the spread of snow.” And so on into winterTill even I have ceased To come as a foot printer,And only some slight beast So mousy or so foxy Shall print there as my proxy. – Robert Frost   

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Closed For Good

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2008 by mariam93

They come not back with steedAnd chariot to chideMy slowness with their speedAnd scare me to one side. They have found other scenesFor haste and other means. They leave the road to meTo walk in saying naughtPerhaps but to a treeInaudibly in thought,“From you the road receives A priming coat of leaves. “And soon for lack of sun,The prospects are in whiteIt will be further done,But with a coat so lightThe shape of leaves will showBeneath the spread of snow.” And so on into winterTill even I have ceased To come as a foot printer,And only some slight beast So mousy or so foxy Shall print there as my proxy. – Robert Frost   

Lovealicious

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2008 by mariam93

The Book “Girls in Love” talks about the problems and conflicts in the life of an ordinary teenage girl. Ellie, the main character of the book desperately wants to have a boyfriend, especially after knowing that her two best friends (Magda and Nadine) each have got amazing boyfriends. The story gets more interesting as Ellie meets a nerdy guy over her summer vacation that happens to fall in love with Ellie. Ellie does not enjoy the company of this guy at all but tells her friend’s false tales about him just so they get impressed. Soon, she gets tangled between her own lies and doesn’t know how to tell her friends the truth about this “boyfriend” of hers. On top of everything, she thinks she is fat and doesn’t know how to reduce her weight. She also faces other problems within her family. I personally really enjoyed reading this book because it talks about all the basic problems that a teenage girl faces. Another thing I enjoyed about this book is how it tells you to always believe in yourself, as this is one of the main problems that most teenagers face in this modernizing world of today. I could easily connect this book to my own life and the troubles that I face everyday. One thing that could be improved was the author’s way of writing. I think she could have made it more detailed and vivid. I think “Girls in Love” by Jacqueline Wilson is a must read for all you teenage girls out there who are facing simple problems in your everyday life.

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Movie vs. Book

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2008 by mariam93

I have heard many times that the movie of some story was not as good as the novel and I have experienced that today. The story “Johnny Tremain” was an excellent creation which evidently reflected the author’s hard work. However, when I watched the movie I was rather disappointed.

The novel was full off details and the story was pretty long. There were a lot of little incidents which were not included in the movie. For example the fights between Johnny and Priscilla were not included in the movie. The parts where Johnny interacts with Lieutenant Stranger were not included either. I think the book was quite slow paced while everything in the movie was happening a bit too sudden. For example in the movie Johnny went to Mr. Lyte a bit too soon. Also the parts about Ms. Lavinia and Issanah were not included at all. I think the war came too soon in the movie while in the novel, war began after a lot of meetings amongst the Sons’s of Liberty. Also in the novel, Johnny‘s hand was burnt because Dove deliberately handed him a cracked crucible, however Dove did not even exist in the movie.

Although the movie and the novel were quite different in many ways, they were still similar in some. For example the speech made by Mr. James Otis was pretty much the same as was in the book. Also the part about Johnny blowing the whistle to signal the son’s for the start of the Boston tea party was the same. Other than that, the fact that Cilla Lapham’s testimony worked in winning Johnny’s case was the same in the book and in the movie.

Overall the novel was quite different than the book. I think I enjoyed the novel more than the movie because it had many small details and incidences which made the entire story more interesting and realistic.

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2007 by mariam93

Freedom isnt Free!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2007 by mariam93

Sometimes you have to loose something very dear to you for the sake of other people. This is exactly what happened in “The Patriot.” This movie highlighted the harsh experiences of a man at war. He lost two of his sons and many other loved ones in this fight of freedom. He also lost his home and many other belongings. Other than that he lost his peace of mind. His experiences showed how the sacrifices of one man can help gain the independence of a country. Although he lost many things in this war he gained something that is far more important than anything else. He gained freedom. He lost his loved ones but he gained independence for a whole nation. I can understand his feelings for his sons but in my opinion he should be proud of the fact that his sons sacrificed their lives for the sake of independence. He lost his sons but he secured the future of the many generations coming ahead of him. If America hadn’t gained independence from the British who knows how many other lives would have been lost. So in the end all of his sacrifices were worth it.

 

 

Itz all Over!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2007 by mariam93

 

After many harsh battles the war of independence is finally over. The British and the colonists have had many colonists over the years. For example British placing taxes on the colonists which the colonists refused to pay. Such incidences and many others led to this huge war in which the colonists wanted to be free from British rule. Although the British were mush stronger then the colonists they were defeated by them. The colonists had many advantages. For example their army was full of men who were willing to do anything for their countries independence. Not only that, but the colonists also had full support from their every citizen. Each and every colonist was full of patriotism. This really helped the colonists throughout the war of their independence. The British also tried very hard to win this war until one day when they surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown. Although this war included many amazing battles; none were as much remembered as the battle at Yorktown. This battle was a huge win for the patriots. They defeated the British redcoats with the help of the French army. They totally weakened the British until they gave up and surrendered. The British left Yorktown on Oct.20, 1781. This was basically victory for the patriots but there were still a couple of small battles after this. Recently a treaty known as the Treaty of Paris has been signed by the British in which they have declared the independence of the patriots and have recognized the United States as an independent nation. All in all, the war of independence is over giving birth to America.