I learned from debating our topic “should doctors strive to extend life” that lives matter no matter how weak or strong a person is. I also learned that having projects with partners makes things very easy. Team work was a major part of this project and it was done very well. We had enough time to finish our work and we debated successfully. Some things that we could improve on is writing more notes, or writing more for our topic in general. I want to be overflown with information so we wont have an issue with making time; the next time we debate.
So basically, Abigail’s in charge. She exaggerates dramatic theories of people doing witch craft. For example, she called out Mary and said she put a shadow over her. (Miller 189) For some reason, when she does this it makes her statements believable, allowing her to call the shots. So because Abigail lies very well, she’s in charge.
To begin with, the bombing of pearl harbor started it all. Because of the bombing they gathered up all the Japanese Americans and put them in a controlled community. The Japanese internment camps were very much part of mast hysteria. They gathered up the Japanese Americans and put them in a camp where they had no rights or say. The Japanese Americans had no privacy or good nutrition. They had nothing to do with the bombing of pearl harbor yet all of them were stuck into a camp anyway. They stuck the blame on innocent people just after about forty years, Aiko Herzig- Yoshinga looked at all of the records of the camp and went to the government, where they agreed that there was no right for them to do that. Then, the government granted twenty thousand dollars to all of the Japanese Americans who were put in the camps.
I feel as though a very honorable person would be John Proctor. He felt guilty for his affair that led to Abigail accusing Elizabeth Proctor for witchcraft. So with his wife on the line he goes to the court and tried to give evidence to free everyone. He and Mary state that it is all fake, that they are accusing people of falsely doing witchcraft. He could have saved his own wife for awhile but instead he felt the need to try and help everyone else too.
The women in this story are being falsely accused of witchcraft. When they are accused they either point finger or are sent to death. The court does not listen to their sides of the story. For example Elizabeth is being accused because her husband cheated with an obsessed house maid. Now she wants revenge and her husband all to herself. She’s going to court for no reason. The court will probably not believe her, and it will raise a true hell.
Certain conflicts in the play will effect some parts in the story later on such as, Abigail and Tituba. Since she blamed Tituba for making her do the things in the forest it lead to Tituba getting in trouble. That also led to Tituba accusing other people of working with the devil, and that also led to Abigail and Betty to do the same. The accusations will later on effect many other innocent people’s lives in the play.
I believe that John still does have feelings for him. Because, for example, while they were talking he agreed to everything she was saying until she brought up his wife. I feel as though he felt bad or remembered that he has a wife. If he were to leave his wife for a maid how would that look for him? So, as I said, I believe that he does still have feelings but he’s doing the right thing.
In this story I don’t believe that the teamwork was very effective. The team of outcasts immediately didn’t work well, they were mostly intoxicated and one of them did not agree to stop. Little did they know it effected their fate. After that decision everything went down hill, someone starved their self, ran off, and froze to death. Each one of the outcasts were checked off one by one. There was no strategy or care about the situation until it was too late.
September 5, 1845
All I have known since I could remember, was Missouri. My mother, father, brother sister and I are all moving to California because our lifestyle was dull, and my father lost his job. It was about fifty days ago that my parents decided to move to California, but we heard about California and there’s a beach, and more enjoyable places to work. It has been a very long trip, my mother told me that we still have a while to go. In our wagon train we have a lot of families that came with. There was even a mother who had to have her baby on the road. We stopped to hunt, some of the animals we’ve seen are so fascinating. Some of these animals I’ve never seen or heard of. We stop to sleep, or incidents like the mother giving birth but we try to keep going. Once we had to stop to look for berries and there were all kinds of birds around them. The scenery can be beautiful. Also the people who we are traveling with are fun, but also hard working. Sometimes the fathers butt heads about directions or when we should rest but they always figure it out. Sometimes when we rest we share and eat together. One of the downsides is always walking but we kids do have a good time playing with marbles. The families have become all very close, I could only imagine what the rest of the journey will be like.
Until next time, Vanessa O.
In this medical academy I learned a lot. I’ve made new friends from other schools and I also met teachers I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t come down here. I’ve truly had a blast with all of the fun projects we had down here. The academy has given me great opportunities such as job seeking for future purposes and knowledge about volunteering and so on. I definitely learned a lot about what career I want to be apart of because they allowed speakers to come and talk to us about their career. Thanks to the Sophomore Academy I know what direction I want to take and I couldn’t thank the program or the teachers enough.