English 12 portfolio project

By: shakeyra johsnon 4B

journal 1

My high school experience


Coming in to high school I had my guard up. I came in to high school knowing it was going to be different. Coming in to high school was like the show bad girls club. It was certain clicks that was being formed. It was a lot of friendships that ended. At the end is the reunion. Walking in to high school was me walking in to the club not knowing what to expect. Coming in to high school I didn’t know that my friends at the time were going to no longer be my friend at the end of my journey. Coming in to high school blinded made me realize that you only have yourself. It made me realize that the only person you can count on.


In my ninth and tenth grade year I was dumb. I did and said things that till this day I am ashamed of. Back then I wasn’t doing the right things. I was making bad decisions. I was still trying to figure out who I was.in the show bad girls club you can either be a leader or a follower. When I was in the ninth and tenth grade I was a follower. I am proud to say that because I didn’t have a voice then. During that time I was always waiting for somebody to help me with certain things. I never felt like I could do things on my own.


By the time I got in the eleventh grade I had realized that I was a leader. By then I didn’t take disrespect from anybody. By then I was betrayed, lied on, gossiped about, but I stayed strong. I never let the opinions and the way people treat me effect the way I looked at myself. I had then realized that my self-pride is way more important than my reputation of what people think of me.


Being in my last year of high school I look back and all I can do I laugh, Laugh at all the negativity people had towards me. I am so proud of myself. Looking back at all the obstacles that I have overcome. My last year in high school has been rocky. From almost having to graduate in august to wanting to give up and drop out. School is important. I didn’t realize that at first I’m just glad I was able to come to my senses before it was too late.


June 17th is the day I cannot wait for. That is the day of our graduation. When I walk across that stage I know I’m not going to be able to do anything but cry. I barely cry because I’m not that much of an emotional person. When I cry it is because something means a lot to me. It’s morally going to be happy tears. Tears of joy because I know where I came from. Graduating from high school is not just important for me. It is important for my parents to see. I do the good things I do for me and my family, so I can give them a better life as well as me.


journal 2

Education


It is hard to do things that you don’t want to do. It takes a lot for people to do certain things that should already be done. In life you have choices and you have decisions that you have to make that will have an effect on the way your future will be. I have learned the hard way that you have to do thing even when you don’t want to.


The choices are to either do what you have to do, or not. Most of the time people choose to not do what they have to do and wait till the last minute. This generation is lazy. Everybody wants success but are not willing to do what they have to do in order to receive it. Most things don’t get done because people do things when they feel like it. Doing what you have to do in the beginning is way easier than trying to do what you have to in the end.


Education is the most important thing in life. Nobody can take your education away from you. Education is a power that can take you far. Having an understanding that you should always do what you have to even when you don’t want to is also important. Having a good education makes you want to work harder and do what you have to do. In life you have the choice of either getting all the education as possible or deciding that you have enough.


With a good education, you won’t make as many mistakes as you would if you didn’t have an education. People say that you should go to college and further your education. I personally think that’s true because with a college degree, you can do much more things like get a better paying job. Without a high school diploma, you can’t do anything like get a good paying job. For example, McDonalds will not hire you if you don’t have a high school diploma. That’s why you need to get an education.



Education is one of the most important things. Without it, you do not have an opportunity to do what you want to do. People need to realize that they need to take their education seriously. education can take you a long way. you have to be willing to work hard and never give up. Education is the most valueble thing a person can get.

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Beauty


Beauty can be defined in many different ways. What one find beauty in others may no. Beauty has a saying. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is something that a lot of people in my generation fail to realize. Beauty is something that most people tend to focus on. Rather than getting to know a person. People look at the appearance first before deciding to get to know a person for who they are and not what they look like.


Having beauty is not always your outside appearance. Beauty is also the person that you are in the inside. Beauty can be a tricky thing because you can be beautiful on the outside and on the inside be ugly. That means that you’re ugly all around because the person that you are in the inside determines how few people look at you as well. Having beauty can make you think a certain way. For example, the media will say that you have to look a certain way and that could have an effect on the way a person looks at themselves, or even others.


I am different and I know it. I never judge a book by its cover. I always try to feel a person out for what they bring to the table and determine if I can see that person having a role in my life. Finding out who a person really is hard. People don’t really open up to you unless they are comfortable. That could take a long time depending on the person. A lot of people always feel the need to worry about others. That is something that effects a person life.


Becoming a fashion designer is my way of expressing myself. It is my way of letting other people who feel how I feel have a chance to speak out. Speaking out is not something that I am use to. Growing up I was shy and I was the one who only opened up when I was comfortable around you. I had to realize that it could only go but so far. People never really took the time to get to know me as a person. Nobody took the time to understand why I acted the way that I did. That made me realize that I knew people just looked at me and assumed they knew me when they only knew my name.


Having beauty inside and out is so important. Knowing that you are beautiful inside and out is also important. Realizing that people are going to look at you and judge you from the begging is a good thing to know. You should never let anyone tell you that you are not something. Everybody has their own definition of beauty. Sticking to it and not felling in the crowd to where you have to look, dress and live your life a certain way is not going to get you anywhere. Staying true to yourself and keeping your own opinion is something that is way more important than what other people have to say and how they define beauty.


reflection of lady Macbeth


Lady Macbeth character firstly appears in Act 1 scene 5 when she is reading a letter sent from her husband Macbeth. According to a letter, her husband thinks that she is "dearest partner of greatness”. Macbeth is deeply in love with Lady Macbeth as well as he trusts her absolutely. Lady Macbeth she become fascinated with the story told by her husband about the witches telling's. In the letter Macbeth is telling her “Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives from the king, who all-hailed me Thane of Cawdor , by which title before, these weird sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on of time, with Hail, king that halt be.” Lady Macbeth realizes a chance to become a queen and she is certain that her husband will acquire this. This is proving that she is despairing to obtain the power. Lady Macbeth is unlike other women these times as back then women used to be seen as gentle beings who had a role of being beautiful as well as giving birth. No one regarded them as being clever or equivalent to men. Her relationship with her husband was unlike other couples relationships at the time. Macbeth was a man that frequently asked his for his wife opinion before doing something as she was the first to hear about his promising future voiced by the sorceresses.

Lady Macbeth voices “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood stop up the access and passage to remorse” She hears that Duncan is coming and that he will stay for the night in the castle. This provides her with an immediate chance to carry out fatal plan. So we can recognize the evils of her as she desires to become brave enough to convince Macbeth into murdering Duncan. She asks her spouse to Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under” which means that he has to be pleasant on the outside and cruel on the inside. Macbeth is hesitates to commit the homicide, as he tells her wife that they will not continue any further on this matter. Then Lady Macbeth offends her husband's manhood by telling him that he has to be braver. Lady Macbeth calls him a coward by telling him that “then you were a man, and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man". It is clearly displaying how devious and controlling she is as Lady Macbeth is emotionally forcing her husband.


Lady Macbeth demonstrates her courageous approach in the scene where Duncan is murdered. She was meaning to kill him by herself but she fails when Duncan appears retaining resemblances of her father as she tells her husband that if “I'd have done it”. This is displaying some kindness in her as also it could suggest that after all she is a woman with certain amount of sensitivity. Moreover, she might be displaying her womanlike sensitivity when she requests for help. However, she is still concentrated and determined to carry out the plan as she appointed Macbeth do murder Duncan. Moreover, Macbeth has succeeded in test of love for his wife by doing this.


Lady Macbeth appears being the greater criminal as she recalls the facts which were unnoticed by her husband. She turns out to be furious when she discovers that her husband has not completed the entire plan as she asks him “Why did you bring the daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go carry them, and smear the sleepy grooms with blood”. Once again, this indicates that she is very controlling as well as that she holds a lot of anger on her husband. Lady Macbeth argues Macbeth of attiring” a heart so white" which could show that she hates her husband. On the other hand, maybe she is fearful of a prospect of him possibly deceiving himself. Consequently, this before long pushes their relationship into collapse. I particularly liked the quite of Lady Macbeth where she states that "A little water clears us of this deed". It means that as soon as they rinse their hands the guiltiness will disappear.


The following day when everybody discovers the death of Duncan, Macbeth must assure everyone that he did not slaughtered the King. Therefore he tried to achieve this by use of an exaggerated speech. This apparently made every person appear doubtful of him. Thus, when Lady Macbeth notices Macbeth doing this she puts her greatest efforts in order to move the attention of her husband through falling unconscious. As a result, the people shortly disremember Macbeth's scandal and are trying to help out Lady Macbeth. By doing this, she took the attention away from Macbeth.


Lady Macbeth understands that the Crown had not made her happy as she had hoped, Nougat’s had, all's spent, where our desire is got without content.” Therefore, she became mad person terribly wrecked by happenings. The sleep walking scene is showing that lastly she does feel mortified as well as regretting her own actions. What's more, gentlewoman requests a doctor to check on Lady Macbeth since she is becoming further troubled as she is sleep walling. This indicates how all the killings in with she assisted is driving her crazy. Lady Macbeth was the main power regarding the murder of Duncan as she had major influence over her husband's actions. I felt sorry for her as she could not abide her guiltiness and for that reason ultimately took her own existence since Lady Macbeth lost the relationship with Macbeth even though they were once very close to each other. Lady Macbeth was controlling she showed different feelings at the time unlike other woman during that time. Lady Macbeth was different.


musical selection "conqueror" .


Life is like a big merry-go-round
You're up and then down
Going in circles trying to get to where you are.
Everybody's been counting you out
Where are they now?
Sitting in the same old place
Just faces in the crowd.
We all make mistakes
You might fall on your face
But you gotta get up!

[Chorus]
I'd rather stand tall
Than live on my knees
'Cause I am a conqueror
And I won't accept defeat!
Try telling me no
One thing about me
Is I am a conqueror
I am a conqueror!
Ooh oh

Got a vision that no one else sees
Lot of dirty work, roll up your sleeves
Remember there's a war out there
So come prepared to fight!
You never know where the road leads you
Not everyone's gonna believe you
And even know they're wrong, don't prove them right.

[Chorus]
I'd rather stand tall (tall)
Than live on my knees (can't live on my knees)
'Cause I am a conqueror
And I won't accept defeat!
Try telling me no (no)
One thing about me (one thing about me)
Is I am a conqueror
I am a conqueror!
Ooh oh (Ooh oh)
I am a conqueror!

We all make mistakes
You might fall on your face
But you gotta get up!
We all make mistakes
You might fall on your face
Don't ever give up!

[Chorus]
I'd rather stand tall (oooh)
Than live on my knees (can't live on my knees)
'Cause I am a conqueror (I am a conqueror)
And I won't accept defeat! (And I won't accept defeat)
Try telling me no (try telling me no)
One thing about me (one thing about me)
Is I am a conqueror (is I am a conqueror)
I am a conqueror!
Ooh oh (Ooh oh)
I am a conqueror!

We all make mistakes
You might fall on your face
But I am a conqueror!