Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How does the motif of the Glass Castle reflect the life of the walls’ in the novel, The Glass Castle?

The “glass castle” is a dream that the father, Rex Walls, has. Rex keeps telling his family that he is going to build a glass castle for them in the near future. The glass castle symbolizes the Walls’ family at this point. The Walls’ family is fragile and hard as a rock at the same time. The reason that they are fragile is because their glass, they become poor at some points and they don’t have a lot of things other families have. The Walls’ family is also like stone. Their strong and smart, they know how to get bye in life with what they have.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is an extremely poor African nation. According to Human Rights Watch, over 50,000 people have been killed to date, with over one million people having been displaced. People have been raped, had limbs amputated and more. During the conflict during the war, schools and other infrastructure were vandalized, looted, and burned. Children were unable to attend school as education was grounded to a halt.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How Does Queen Elizabeth Use Her Female Identity To Spur Her Soldiers On?

“Queen Elizabeth’s Speech to Her Navy on the Invasion of the Spanish Armada”, show how well she uses her female identity to spur her soldiers. Within her speech she says “I know I have a body of a week and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king”, this declares that she is a powerful ruler and is not afraid to show it. Despite her appearance, Queen Elizabeth is strong and confident, she will do anything to inspire her troops and make them stronger and ready for anything.