You have showed a tender fatherly regard
To wish me wed to one half lunatic,
A madcap ruffian and a swearing Jack
That thinks with oaths to face the matter out."
They head, thy sovereign - one that cares for thee,
And for thy maintenance commits his body
To painful labor both by sea and land,
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
Whilst thou li'st warm at home, secure and safe;
And craves no other tribute at thy hands
But love, fair looks, and true obedience:
Too little payment for so great a debt....
But now I see our lances are but straws,
Our strength as weak, our weakness past compare,
That seeming to be most which we indeed least are.
Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot,
And place your hands below your husband's foot,
In token of which duty, if he please,
My hand is ready, may it do him ease."
The world is constantly changing anywhere from advancements in technology to changes in the environment. Humans are also always changing mentally and physically. When the men in “The Things They Carry” get drafted into war they are forced to face many changes in their lives. To cope with all of these changes many people shut them out and ignore them. Ignoring or not embracing change is one of the worst mistakes a person could make.
Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk didn’t start off as friends at all. However, based off of this story, when a person is at war they need to learn to trust people extremely fast. The two men made a pact that if either of them ever got critically injured in battle, than the other would kill him. They signed a document and had witnesses. When Lee got his leg blown off this pact went out the window. Lee said “But you’ve got to promise. Swear it to me--Swear you won't kill me. Jensen nodded his head and said “I swear,”...” Lee died shortly after that. In this scenario Jensen embraced change extremely quickly and went back on his written word. The two men changed their pact. Many people would have stuck with it because they wouldn’t want to change what they said. Jensen wouldn’t kill his friend because he didn’t want to have that burden.
Before Lieutenant Jimmy Cross went to war he met a woman named Martha. He quickly fell in love with Martha. Throughout the beginning of the book he could not stop thinking of her. This caused him to lead his men into a bad situation and someone got killed. “He felt shame. He hated himself. He had loved martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry in his stomach for the rest of the war.” Soon after that he came to a realization “... and because he realized that she did not love him and never would.” When Jimmy Cross went into the war he wasn’t ready to embrace the change of leaving Martha behind. Jimmy hung onto Martha like a little kid with a pacifier who just isn’t ready to give it up. Him going into battle with his mind full of thoughts about Martha got one of his men killed. He now needs to live with that. He got a man killed because he wasn’t ready to embrace change. By the time he finally realized the truth about Martha and his relationship, it was too late.
''I went to my room in the basement and started pounding the typewriter,'' he recalled. ''I did it all summer. It was the most terrible summer of my life, worse than being in the war. My conscience kept telling me not to go, but my whole upbringing told me I had to. That horrible summer made me a writer. I don't know what I wrote. I've still got it, reams of it, but I'm not willing to look at it. It was just stuff - bitter, bitter stuff, and it's probably full of self-pity. But that was the beginning.'' Tim O’Brien getting drafted into the war seemed like the worst thing possible to him. However, he embraced this change. By coming to the realization that he should just accept this life changing encounter instead of pushing it away. By accepting it, it made him the writer he is today. He vented his anger but acceptance of this change by writing and it made into an extremely successful author.
When people are faced with change they either choose to embrace it or ignore it. By ignoring change people put themselves into situations that aren’t always the best. It’s best to embrace change instead of completely ignoring it.
It was finally December and that meant it was almost Christmas! Christmas time meant a million phone calls from every family member asking what I wanted. One call was special though. It was the phone call from my grandmom that always stuck out to me. We had a great relationship but many people would call it strange. For starters, I didn’t call her my grandmom. I called her my aunt. I did this because she always said she was to young to be a grandmom. She wanted me to call her Aunt Jan so that’s what I did. She was also a very open person. Anything that was on her mind she would say. That’s what I loved, but sometimes hated, about her. She had a saying “Lord keep one hand on my shoulder, and the other on my mouth.” So back to the phone call. It always started with a “how was your day?” I’d say “Good, what about you?” Then it would go on to “So Bella you know it’s that time of the year right.” We’d talk about how I’ve already talked to a billion people and told them all the same thing, I just want money. After finally telling her something different than money, we’d hang up. When Christmas came along I would go to her house in the morning, still wearing my pajamas. I would see all the things I asked for but every year there was always one extra thing. It was the same thing every year just a little different. It was a Victoria Secret sweat suit. The only difference between this years and last years was the color. She never got me the same color two years in a row. The last sweat suit I ever got from her was purple, one of her favorite colors.
A few months before the Christmas of 2012 we got some bad news. Aunt Jan got diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a really hard thing for all of us to wrap our heads around because none of us saw it coming. My grandmom fought hard and beat cancer once. When Christmas of 2012 came nothing changed. We had our same phone call. I still went there in the morning, just our usual Christmas.
After Christmas her cancer came back, and it came back stronger than before. Unfortunately, on one sad day in May of 2013, my grandmom lost her battle to breast cancer. Cancer had gotten the best of her and none of us could believe it. We all knew that she wasn't going to make it because that's what the doctors told us but we still had hope that she would beat it again. None of us were ready to accept the fact that she would be gone, especially me.
I saw her the night before she died. I looked at her and she looked back at me with a very particular look. A look that said the words I never wanted to hear, without even saying them. A look that was certain that her time here was over. It hurt to bad to agree with her.
After her death I wasn't ready to accept all the changes that were about to happen. I started to let my life fall apart. In my eyes the only way to really deal with my problems was to drink. Where I live teen drinking is a pretty normal thing. Almost everyone teenager drinks to have fun. That's not why I started though. Sure it might of seemed like I was having fun in the moment, but when I got home and it was just me it wasn't fun anymore. I called her phone almost every night and listened to her voicemail over and over again. I left long messages of the things I never got to say. I hoped that one day maybe, just maybe, she would answer.
I knew that it was time to finally accept that she was gone. The final realization was when Christmas of 2014 came along. I didn't get that phone call I usually got. When I went there in the morning, there wasn't a sweatsuit waiting for me to change into. The house felt empty and not whole. All the things that we did together, I would now have to do by myself.
When I finally accepted this change I realized that everything was going to be okay. I knew that she wouldn't want me to let my life fall apart just because she isn't here anymore. I knew that if she were here she would ask me what the hell I was doing with myself. Whenever I felt down I would just ask myself how she would react if she were still here. By accepting the fact that just because she's gone physically, doesn't mean she's gone spiritually. I know that she's always there watching over me and I'm now able to accept that and be a better person because of it.
Works Cited for Analytical Essay:
Bruckner, D.J. "A Storyteller For the War That Won't End." New York Times Online. The New York Times. April 3, 1990. Web. October 20, 2009.
O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. New York: Broadway, 1998. Print.
850 miles (1,368 km) in the United States (transcanada)
"This pipeline will allow Canadian and American oil producers more access to the large refining markets found in the American Midwest and along the U.S. Gulf Coast." (transcanada)
"require 9,000 skilled American workers" (transcanada)
"With more than 60 years of experience building and operating pipelines, TransCanada has successfully reclaimed thousands of acres of native rangeland on pipeline rights of way throughout North America." (transcanada)
"Despite growing domestic oil production, both the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the International Energy Agency have forecast that the U.S. will continue to import 3.5-to-7.5-million barrels per day into the year 2035, to meet American demand." (transcanada)
Monologue One (Secret Service Agent)-
(Secret service walked into his house late but just in time for dinner. He sat down at the table with his family.)
(worker walks onto site and has a conversation with another worker about all the controversy)
Ya know I really don't know why people make such a big deal about this pipeline. Were making a decent living right now. I just really need the money for my family right now. I’m professionally trained. I went threw the training program like everybody else here and got certified to work. Everyone thinks were gonna mess this up. Do you get what I’m saying? I mean people make mistakes and stuff but I feel like we can't. They'll fire us and just replace us at the drop of a dime. Well, I guess we should get back to work before we actually get fired. See ya later.
Monologue Three (a fox living near the site of the pipeline)
(The fox trots along, past the pipeline looking for a new home)
Señora Thompson es muy fantastica y buena profesora. Cuanto vente ocho años. Ella es professora de matimaticas. Ella le gusta ejercicio mucho. Ella vive con el esposo. Ella es muy interesta en corre y ciclismos mucho. Tambien hace snowboarding mas o menos. Le encanta cocina y lee en la casa. Ella quiere los dos ninos, asi necesito muy grande casa. Le gusta colores azul y verde.
Su casa está en City of Atlantis. Está en la ciudad. Está cerca del parque y las escuelas. Esta casa es moderno y nueva con tiene colores vibrantes. Está lejos el campo y del río. Un cuarto de bicis porque, Senora Thompson su encanta an en bicicleta. Tambien hombre de las cavernas para su esposo.
- es muy grande la nevera
- una la estufa
- el lavaplatos
- el fregadero
- cinco la ventanas
Bike room /Cuarto
- Es muy grande
- Máximo es seis bici
- Grande la ventanas
Mi amiga Srt. Manuel. Teien 48 años. Ella es muy trabajorda. ES por que le gust escribe y estudia.
Mi llamo es Bella. Vivo en Filadelfia. Tengo catorce años. Soy estudiante de Sla. Está en centro de la ciudad. Está cerca de las tiendas. Hay 500 estudiantes, hay 24 profesores.
Tengo historia, matemáticas, bioquímica, español, inglés, almuerzo, arte, y ingeniería. Me gusta almuerzo y ingeniería. Me gusta almuerzo porque es chévere. Me gusta ingeniería porque es interesante. No me gusta bioquímica porque es horrible. Yo necesito las hojas de papel y el cargador en historia. Una carpeta y los lápices en matemáticas. La carpeta y la computadora en español. El libro y hojitas en inglés. La computadora en ingeniería.
El Señor Kay enseña inglés. El Señor kay es bajo. La Señorita Martin enseña educación física y es mi consejeria. Ella es muy divertida. La Señorita Hull enseña tecnología. Ella es muy divertida, simpatica, y boba.
Lo que más me gusta de SLA es el almurezo y es diferente. No me gusta nada benchmarks porque es muy dificil. Sla es muy divertido, pequeño, y extraño.
El es Tj. Tj es alto, moreno, y un poquito timido. El tiene los ojos cafés. Me cae bien porque TJ es mi hermano la escuela.
Angelo y Alejandro son locos y increiblemente divertidos. Alejandro es soy de República Dominica perro vivo en Filadelfia. Me caen bien porque ellos son buenos amigos.
Gabby, Amirah, y Pilar son súper sociables. A ellas les gusta ir de compras. Me caen bien porque ellas son bobas.
Gabby y yo somos bonitas. A nostras nos gusta comer.Nos llevamos bien porque es una buenísima amiga.
Además este es mi proecto.Hasta Luego
No le gust nada estudiar.
2. Bella B.
¡Hola saludos desde Filadelfia¡ Es una ciudad grande. Soy Bella, soy morena. ¿Qué tal? Estoy tranquila. ¿Cuánto años tienes? Tengo 14 años. ¿De dónde eres? ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy en ____? Aquí en Filadelfia hace bastante frío. Me gusta cocinar, pasar un rato con amigos, dormir, y cuando tengo tiempo libre practicar deportes, y siempre comer. No me gusta nada ir a la escuela, leer, y soy nunca estudiar. ¿Y a ti? ¿Qué te gusta hacer? Soy muy alta, increiblemente deportista, y bien sociable. Yo también soy muy cómica. ¿Y tú? ¿Cómo eres? Bueno, los fines de semana me voy porque tengo que cocinar. Responde cuando puedas. Adios.
Con cariño, Bella
How to say and ask the time in spanish
First you will need to know the numbers 1-59:
uno=1 dieciseis=16 treinta y uno=31
dos=2 diecisiete=17 treinta y dos=32
tres=3 dieciocho=18 treinta y tres=33
cuatro=4 diecinueve=19 treinta y cuatro=34
cinco=5 veinte=20 treinta y cinco=35
seis=6 veinteuno=21 treinta y seis=36
siete=7 veintedós=22 treinta y siete=37
ocho=8 veintetrés=23 treinta y ocho=38
nueve=9 veintecuatro=24 treinta y nueve=39
diez=10 veintecinco=25 cuarenta=40
once=11 veinteseis=26 cuarenta y uno=41
doce=12 veintesiete=27 cuarenta y dos=42
trece=13 veinteocho=28 cuarenta y tres=43
catorce=14 veintenueve=29 cuarenta y cuatro=44
quince=15 treinta=30 cuarenta y cinco=45
cuarenta y seis=46
cuarenta y siete=47
cuarenta y ocho=48
cuarenta y nueve=49
cincuenta y uno=51
cincuenta y dos=52
cincuenta y tres=53
cincuenta y cuatro=54
cincuenta y cinco=55
cincuenta y seis=56
cincuenta y siete=57
cincuenta y ocho=58
cincuenta y nueve=59
Next we will learn how to ask what time it is:
¿Qué hora es?
¿Qué hora son?
¿Qué hora tiene(s)?
All of these mean the same thing, “What time is it?”
So to begin saying the time you start off with:
This means “It is”
Then you say the time:
Son las cinco
This means “It is 2:00”
“Son las” applies for all numbers except one. To say its 1:00 you have to say:
Es la una
This also applies with saying 12:00 also:
12:00 AM is Es la medianoche(It’s midnight)
12:00 PM is Es la mediodia(It’s noon)
You can add “Y” after Son las cinco to say the exact minutes:
Son las cinco y treinta y cinco
This means ”It is 5:35”
Here are some simple time shortcuts:
Y cinco= :05
y cuarto= :15 (quarter after)
Menos cuarto= :45 (quarter of)
Y media= :30
Menos cinco= :55
en punto (on the dot)
You can also say “Menos” this will subtract time so you will have to say its 1 hour ahead when its really not an hour ahead, for example:
Son las seis menos cuarto
This is 5:45. You can use “menos” just like “y”
Lastly, we will learn to say the time of day:
de la mañana (in the morning)
de la tarde (in the afternoon)
de la noche (in the evening)
Heres a video of me trying to find out what time my plane back to the U.S.A. from Puerto Rico
This is how you say and ask the time in spanish. I hope you enjoyed this lesson.
How to say the months and date in spanish
First you need to know the months
Notice that the months all start with a lowercase letter, this is because in the spanish vocabulary months begin with a lowercase.
The months with the asterisk(*) are the five most commonly miss spelled months so watch your spelling.
The next thing you need to know is that the number, for example (11th) always comes first. Instead of the date being February 11th, it’s the 11th of February.
Now you need to know the numbers 1-31:
uno=1 dieciseis=16 treinta y uno=31
Now we are going to learn how say it all together. First you say:
This means “It’s the”. Then you would say the number date. So for an example you would say:
Es el once
In english this means “It’s the 11th”
Next you would say:
This means “of” in english. Then you would say the month. For an example you would say:
No we will put it all together:
Es el once de abril
This is how you say the date.
Next we will learn how to ask the date:
¿Cuál es fecha de hoy? This means “What’s today’s date?”
¿Qué día es hoy? This means “What was yesterdays date?”
¿Qué día es mañana? This means “What is tomorrows date?”
And lastly, just in case you need to know, here are the days of the week:
The first letter is also lowercase just like the months.Here is a video of a person trying to tell a delusional person the date:
I hope you enjoyed this lesson and now know how to say and ask the date in spanish.
An OMG moment I had while learning this is that there's a lot of steps the happen within the internet. To get information the modem and router, the computer does a bunch of steps in a few seconds. If you have a home network be sure to have a password so people can't slow you down. Also, put it at the highest point of the house so to internet can basically rain down on your devices.