Write a well thought out response on one of your fundamental beliefs. It must be poignant and meaningful (do not blow this off and make it a joke). Just as Thoreau did, leave a lasting piece on what you believe is an important philosophy you are passionate about and why. At least 20 sentences. This will be worth 50 blog points.
Find a TedTalks seminar that speaks to you. Provide specifics on interesting points made within the performance. Name two rhetorical strategies the presenter uses to engage his/her audience and explain the effectiveness of each.
Can a single act define you as a person? Should it? Give an example of someone in history that was defined by a single act (whether positively or negatively). Did this one act reflect his/her character for the majority of his/her life? How should society act towards people who have made one mistake that could cost them their reputation?
*10 sentences for full credit.
What is idealism? What affect does it have on society? What happens when it is lost?
“Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message
to us from the dead―from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps
thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper,
speak to us, arouse us,
terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts
to us as brothers.“
What is your favorite novel? Perhaps you've read it multiple times. Maybe just reading it once changed you in some way for the better. What was it about the novel that engaged you? Dynamic characters? Detailed imagery? Poetic language? What was the message behind the story?
Please respond to the question and/or comment on another classmate's response in at least 10