Mr. Donte Ximon
AP English Language
Readings, Observations, and Experiences
Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon. New York: Bantam, 1975. Print.
Summary "Flowers for Algernon" is novel depicting the struggle of a mentally challeneged 30 year old man named Charlie. He was offered an opportunity as a lab rat to have a surgery to dramatically inrcrease his I.Q. After a dramatic increase in his I.Q. Charlie began to see a dramatic decrease a short time after until the point were his intelligence had drifted lower than when he began the surgery. It is believed that a short time later he passed away.
Quote And he said that meens Im doing something grate for sience and Ill be famus and my name will go down in the books. I dont care so much about beeing famus. I just want to be smart like other pepul so I can have lots of frends who like me.
--Donte Ximon 13:38, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Hemingway, Ernest. Old man and the sea. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1995. Print.
Summary "The Old Man and the Sea" is a novel depicting the struggle of an old man and his helper in their effort to catch fish. Until one day the Old Man being fed up decides to venture out into the open sea determined to catch a fish. But while he is out there he catches a marlin which drags him out to sea for a few days and puts him through hell while trying to return to land. When the Old Man returns to his fishing village the villagemen recognize the magnitude of the marlin and he is no longer known for his bad luck.
Quote I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars.” Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. . . . Then he was sorry for the great fish that had nothing to eat and his determination to kill him never relaxed in his sorrow for him. . . . There is no one worthy of eating him from the manner of his behavior and his great dignity. I do not understand these things, he thought. But it is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars. It is enough to live on the sea and kill our true brothers.
--Donte Ximon 01:29, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Film and Television
Nonfiction - Books
- Douglas,Williams O.Mr.Lincoln & the Negroes.New York:McClelland & Stewart,1963
Summary: Throughout the beginning of the book the events are underlining that of slavery and the rising tensions between the North and the South. Lincoln was against slavery and was apposed with the South's actions. When both clashed in war Lincoln's purpose was fulfilled and he ended up being greatly uplifted by the slaves.
"...this government was established on the white basis. It was made by white men, for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever, and never should be administered by any except white men"(23).
"You do not mean color exactly?-You mean the whites are intellectually the superiors of blacks, and, therefore have the right to enslave them"(21)?