25, march 2019
The book Lord Of The Flies tells a story about how a plane crashed and the only survivors were young boys. The young boys came together and voted for a leader, ,Ralph. Initially, Ralph played his part as the leader, by calling meetings, giving positions, and even keeping everyone in order. However he let the leadership position inflate his ego job get to his head which results in poor decisions. Eventually this led to his peers overrule him and create chaos. When someone is given power they feel as though their power overrides the perspective of anyone that may be affected by their actions`.Savagery is reflected upon the rights or the wrongdoings of a meaningful altercation.
President Donald Trump of the United States signed a law ensuring the shutdown for the pay of all government workers. This is because Trump felt as though if he cuts government employees pay, he could focus more on building a wall so that Immigrants from Mexico cannot enter the country. In the CNN Politics article it talks about how the citizens of the US who works for the government are working for free, they don't have any way of paying bills or keeping there houses, cars, or kids together. They also are being forced to work because if they don't go to work they still will get fired. By doing so they will not only be unemployed but, for the days they worked, they will not get the checks back when the shutdown is over. So many people would call out sick that they would make people come in anyway because they didn't have enough people to work. No One agrees with this shutdown, not even his own staff. He fired some of his employees because they spoke their opinion on some of the poor/self-centered decisions he made. For this example you can tell that Donald Trump obviously makes poor decisions.
In this scene, Ralph wasn't exactly being the best leader he could be. “Ralph didn't know what to do and he was captain, No one did” (15). In certain situation, Ralph didn't know what to do, and some of the reasons could be because of his age. This is important because towards the end when of the story when they needed a leader the most Ralph didn't have anything to offer. So Jack stepped up and got the other kids to gang up on Ralph because he persuaded the other boys that he would be the better leader. The kids didn't know that Jack would turn out to be the worst leader they could have. The only chance the boys have really of getting rescued was from a signal fire. “ We’ve got to have special people for looking after the fire”(42), those special people were Sam,Eric, and the Choir.“ There was a ship. Out there. You said you'll keep the fire going and you let it out”(70). Jack never wanted to leave the island, therefore he extinguished the fire so that the boat wouldn't see the smoke in the air. Throughout the book Jack made decisions that wasn't his place of making begins though Ralph was the actual leader. Jack was too comfortable because Ralph couldn't never take charge over jack so basically he did as he felt. “I was chief, and you were going to do what i said”(132). Ralph started to get furious at him, but Jack still did as he pleased “ All right. Light the fire”(120) said with sarcasm.
Donald trump is taking kids away from their families and locking them in cages due to the fact of them being illegal immigrants. In his eyes he feels as though immigrants are dirty and stealing people's jobs even though they are trying to make a living for a better. As stated in the USA Today newsletter it talks about how Trump compares immigrants to dirty filthy animals. This is important because he's splitting families up because they are living here illegally, some people have tried to become citizen. It can take years for you to become a citizen, not because they were not living in the US long enough but just because of the simple fact that their request could still be pending therefore not able to get there Green card. There are millions of people out there that still are waiting to be declared citizen and get their green card but because they are technically not citizens Trump is splitting there families up.
This is compared to the boys in the story due to them being separated in groups, and the older boys had more power than the younger boy. Which is reflected upon the actions of Trump being the division of the immigrants and the documented people. While the boys leaders felt that one was higher than the other due to the opportunities that they could pursue.”Seems to me we ought to have chief to decide things”(22). Throughout the story the leader role was played from both Ralph and Jack, the two would have problem with each other throughout the book because they both thought they were the best leader for the boys. “ Ralph is like piggy. He says things like piggy. He isn't a proper leader”(144). Not only did they not really like eachother but they would talk about each other to the other kids and each other. Ralph would talk about how he is the leader to the others, and Jack would try and persuade the others to pick him as the new leader.In conclusion , In the story Lord of The flies and the president of the US have a few things in common. when giving power the people forget about other perspectives therefore hurting others around them. Savergy played a big part, and i would say this due to the fact that in the book the leaders Ralph and jack both were savages. The perspective of the boys were that they wanted to be in charge. This is compared to Donald Trump because his perspective is also savagery, he does whatever he thinks is best for US and not what is best for the US. He doesn't care with anyone thinks, he actually fired one of his employees because they didn't agree with him.
I want to date this girl. But it’s like, “uuuuuuuuuuugh.”
Let me explain...
I like this girl. But. I used to go with the girl’s cousin. It’s weird. I know.
The girl I like is named Khalilah.
It was like love at first sight.
I had a two-year crush on her. But no one never knew.
I always acted like she was just a friend so you could never tell.
I didn't see her in 2 years, but my feelings for her never changed.
I would see her on Instagram and just think of what we could be.
Today I’m starting at this new high school.
And I saw her. My heart stopped for a second. I didn't know she went here.
We instantly locked eyes. She ran and hugged me she was happy as day to see me.
She was real hype when she saw me but I had to play it cool.
“Sup”(said nonchalantly). On the inside I wanted to be hype, I wanted to hug her back, but I just couldn't. I didn't have it in me.
Then I found out that she was in all my classes. When got to class we spoke and made up for lost times.
We talked about how close we used to be, and how many fun time we used to have before the move.
I tried my best to act casual as we talked, but when she hugged me.
I remembered every reason why I ever liked her.
As the day goes by every minute getting harder than the next. Finally, the day is over.
I thought about her the whole time I was walking home with my new friends I made.
My conscience told me to tell her I liked her, but I was way to scared.
I opened our messages and just stared at it for about an hour.
Finally. I texted her.
“Khalilah“ I sent
“I like you and have for a while now“
“You’re joking right?“
“No, I had a crush on you for like 2 years now“
So she calls. My hands started to shake viscously. I was too nervous.
I almost dropped my phone.
I let the first call ring all the way through ( ring, ring... )
As the phone was ringing so many thoughts crossed my mind.
Does she like me?. Would she go out with me?. Does she even look at me like that?.
(took a deep breath)
She calls again. I answer.
she said “Are you joking? Because we can’t be together.“
As much as I wanted to say I was joking. I just couldn't.
“No, I’m being for real“
“You went out with my cousin in the 6th grade, I can't do that,“ she says.
I started to get frustrated. “We’re in 10th grade. That relationship was so childish.”
She said nothing. We sat their quiet. About two minutes went by, but it really felt like 2 years.
Then suddenly beep, beep, beep, .
She hung up on me.
All night I thought. How could this be? There has to be a way.
The next morning comes. The second day of school. I see her on the way to Spanish class.
Things were kind of awkward but I go along with it anyway.
I knew she was nervous because she looked down and played with her nails as she spoke to me.
“What took you so long to tell me you liked me?“
“Well 2 years ago you had a boyfriend, I wanted you to notice but you never did“.
She finally picked her head up and said
“I didn't think you would like me, Karon, I thought you looked at me as a sister. Not as a girlfriend“.
As class starts all I could think about was her. I sat and stared the entire time thinking of what we could've been. What we could have become.
The class is over. I'm walking home and I get a text. It's from Khalilah.
We can't talk. We can't go out. We can't do anything.
I felt empty on the inside. I felt like my hopes of getting the girl I wanted so bad was coming to an end.
My phone vibrates again it's another text message. It's Amiyah, Khalilahs cousin.
“You like Khalilah? Rumor going around that y'all supposably got something going on”.
“I like her but we don't have nothing going on, she won't talk to me because of you”.
“Well, you can't talk to her point blank Periodt “.
I left her on read. I felt everything in my body go numb, starting from my toes.
We were in the locker room when coach said this is the game we all been waiting for. We knew that we had to win the game because this was the world series. We wanted to play this team the whole tournament. You could instantly feel the tension with the other team as soon as we got on the field, because on the first day we were at our hotel their players kept bragging about how they were the best team. They continued to say how they were going to beat us. As we were on the field warming up they said “ Rays, Rays, Rays “, which was the chant that they would say after every game they won. By them saying that they were implying that the game was basically over before it had even begun.
We were the home team so we were able to throw the first pitch. The first three of there batters struck out so our energy was up and theirs were down. We put up an 3-0 lead in the first inning. Their whole team was down and our energy was through the roof like the game was over and we already won. Our pitcher was on fire, he struck out the next 6 people. So now it's the top of the 4th inning. Score was still 3-0 we started to slack we thought we had the game in the bag. They started to get hits and started to get on base, the whole game knowone from there team touched the bases into the 4th. We still stopped them from scoring but now there energy was up and it was like ours was going more down as theirs came up. The 5th inning came still 3-0 but not for long, we walked 2 batters and a passed ball caused them to advance from first and second base to second and third. The next batter hit a pop up the our left fielder and the guy on third SCORED! 3-1. 4
Our coach called time and came to the pitcher mound and had a talk with the whole infield. “ Guys come on wake up, this game is not over we have two more innings left of baseball don't let up now “. We went back to our potions, the next batter hits a ground ball to our third basemen, he fields it cleanly but makes a bad throw home causing another run to score. Now ts 3-2 one out and a man on first and third their power hitter is up now he hits a shot over our center fielder head both men scored. 3-4 Rays are winning! Coach came back to the mound and changed pitchers. Our new pitcher struck the next two batters out. This is our last chance to come back and we were at the bottom of our lineup. Tampa put in a new pitcher and struck the last 3 of our batters out to end the game Tampa won the world series. I was s hurt because we could have crushed them but since we were up the whole game we slacked and they showed us that you play the whole game your hardest into its fully over.