Theme Book Study
How are people changed by their relationships with others?
Relation in My life
This question is relevant in my life in many different ways, but one that I chose was soccer. Before I met most of my teammates and my coach, I didn’t understand why working hard was such a big deal. They showed me how soccer was a metaphor for life and that working hard mattered if you wanted to get into a good college and get a good job someday. Without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today. In my second picture I chose my dog because my dog makes me want to be a better person. Dogs are such kind creatures, that its in their nature to put other's need before their own. Whenever I'm sad, my dog is always there for me, cheering me on through every obstacle I encounter.
Across the Universe by: Beth Revis
Unwind by: Neal Shusterman
Everything, Everything by: nicola yoon
MY Poem-- "Change" by: Kathleen Jessie Raine
Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.
Says the moon to the waters,
All is flowing.
Says the fields to the grass,
Seed-time and harvest,
Chaff and grain.
You must change said,
Said the worm to the bud,
Though not to a rose,
That wings may rise
Borne on the wind.
You are changing
said death to the maiden, your wan face
To memory, to beauty.
Are you ready to change?
Says the thought to the heart, to let her pass
All your life long
For the unknown, the unborn
In the alchemy
Of the world's dream?
You will change,
says the stars to the sun,
Says the night to the stars.
This poem addresses my question very uniquely in my opinion. Raine says in the poem, “Change said the sun to the moon, you cannot stay.” In my perspective, the sun is telling the moon that change is evident. It is telling it that you should embrace it rather than fight it. Another way I see this is that in order for a new day to come, to get on with your life, people have to change.
My current event example
My current event example is the Paris terrorist attacks. This is a good example because the terrorist attacks opened the world’s eyes to the greater evils such as hate. Countries across the globe have sent supplies and support to Paris to help them recuperate from their losses. This relates to my question because the tragedy that happened changed the other countries for the better. They started taking precautions, making sure that other countries, or themselves would get attacked again.
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Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. New York: Razorbill, 2011. Print.
(Across the universe book)
Shusterman, Neal. Unwind. New York: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 2007. Print.
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Yoon, Nicola, and David Yoon. Everything, Everything. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
(Everything, everything book)