Reflection

1.When do you feel like a grown-up?” “What affirms this?”   Like many others I feel like an adult when I undergo a rite of passage. It is the moment when I transitioned from boy to man marked the instant when I felt like an adult. My first pocket knife to my first drink with…

Home Made Satire

All Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. (Due to technical issues please click the link above to view the satire) -What institutions, practices and or groups are being satirized?  This satire aims to ridicule and point out the slave labor like conditions which can arise through the improper development of equality in…

Animal Farm, a Tale of Ignorance and Communism

Animal Farm, written by George Orwell is a classic masterpiece of dystopian literature that demonstrates how power corrupts even the most devoted individuals.  A violent revolution, an ancient and decrepit monarch overthrown, and a power on the rise, for the fate of Manor Farm, is in the hands of two warring rulers; this is what…

Dear Mr.Wolstein

[Please note this is a fictional letter, and it does not in any way reflect my thoughts on the novel The Lord of the Flies.]     Ignacio Benito House number 12, Embassy Garden, Clayton Panama, Ave Clayton Ciudad de Panamá ignaciobenito@metjags.com   January 11, 2017   John Wolstein Head of the student library committee at…

Propaganda Poster

Why was my book banned?       Why Was my Book Banned? The Lord of The Flies an extraordinary novel written by William Golding, a bildungsroman about a stranded group of boys who release their inner savagery when rules are removed. The author of this dystopian novel was openly criticized for his extensive commentary…

Literature, Oppression, and Libraries

Ignacio Benito Professor Ms.Meadows Language and Literature December 6, 2016 Literature, Oppression, and Libraries American Library Association (ALA), Founded October 6, 1876. 1936. Chicago, Illinois, United States. Libraries are the birthplace of literature and the sustenance of literacy and enlightenment. To dismiss the importance of these locals is not only to strip a community of…

The Towering Man

The Towering Man. I read because I want to learn I read because I can, yet all I can read is what I am told to read. Books enlighten us, they don’t censor. A  towering man sits over every book with a shimmering red pen he crosses out words, then sentences, then paragraphs, and finally…

So Close But So Far Away

Blog 1: {Pictures on their way!} As we make our way out of the plane into the corridor of the airport we are greeted by a semi-bold man in his sixties. He turned out to be the U-High principal, and furthermore, he would accompany us throughout our journey in Baton Rouge. We continued to make our way through…

I feel like so many aspects of growing up are thrown at me just about every day. Every day that I talk to my friends they throw something new at me, or a chat with my parents reveals something new about my age. Gosh, and I am only 13. I have a friend, Pedro, he…

Amazing View, Terrifying Steps

Never before had I been so amazed by what I saw, and rarely had I been so in love with what lay before me. The snow packed lanes of Whistler mountain were carved into the surrounding forest as if someone had meticulously crafted each turn and each straight. The freshly made tracks blended into the…

The Crazed Mob

[Names blanked out for privacy reasons]   Credit to the following site of the featured image. All hell broke loose, and for the most absurd reason too. However before I  delve any deeper into this small portion of my daily life; I will give you some back story to how this class pans out. Some…