Friday, 14 July 2017

Romeo and Juliet essay

Is young love blind?



William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet contains many themes. Young love is one of them. But is Shakespeare trying to say that Romeo and Juliet are a wonderful couple that love each other so much that they kill themselves for each other? Or that what they had was anything but love and they were blind. That is what I will be discussing in this essay. I believe that it wasn't really love because at times I feel that they weren't thinking and done things without consideration and blindly.

One example of this is the fact that Romeo forgets about Rosaline after days of depression. This is taken away after setting his eyes on Juliet for the first time. Romeo says in Act 1 Scene 5, “Did my heart love till now?” The rhetorical question makes the reader confused because just a few scenes earlier he was talking about love and being depressed but now he feels as though he's never felt love before. This also makes the reader believe that Romeo might not be trustworthy and is blind to love. However, this could also mean that Romeo loves Juliet to such an extent that he's never felt the same way before about anybody and that their love bond is really strong.

Soon after this, Romeo and Juliet want to get married 2 days after seeing each other. This is really abnormal and strange because 1) They don't even know each other 2) They are from 2 rival families 3) They are 5 year age difference 4) It has already been arranged for her to marry Paris. This shows that the love between young people is blind and they are not considering what they are doing and the consequences that may follow. Also it all in a rush as 2 days ago he was depressed over Rosaline and then meets her cousin and falls in love and wants to get married to her.

During their relationship, there were many deaths like, Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, Romeo and Juliet. If they never met, would all of this have happened? Mercutio died because Romeo didn't want to fight Tybalt as they were now family and Tybalt died because he killed Mercutio. Thereafter, Romeo kills Paris because he wanted to see Juliet. Finally, Romeo killed himself because Juliet was dead. The love of the pair kills all of these people. 

The love between the older generation compared to the younger in the play differs. The older generation do not really display their love as they are more serious and more pragmatic. One example is Friar Lawrence. He believes that young love is blind as he begins debating with Romeo after he wants to marry Juliet by saying, “Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts but in their eyes.” Friar Lawrence is implying that Romeo is blind and he doesn't not love her but it is just lust; he only finds her appearance good as it was also just love at first sight. However, the nurse is on the complete opposite side and an optimist. I feel like this is because she lost her daughter and her heart is broken so she won't really know how to love properly again.

In conclusion, young love is different to others but it may not be blind. The love of the Romeo and Juliet is really passionate but at times, it is blind because Romeo doesn't really know what loves is as he was depressed for 2 days and married straight after. Juliet is also blind to love as she is only a young child and hasn't experienced other things

Monday, 24 April 2017

Hannah’s eyes lit up with evil and looked at Adam.
“If you only care about yourself and you would rather live by yourself with comfort, and leave me and grandma, then be my guest.” The words just spilled out of her mouth.
“Don't you see?”, asked Adam, “We've lost mum, dad and grandad. Grandma is already ill and sooner or later, one way or another, she will die…. you can't runaway from death.”
He stepped into the vehicle and tapped some buttons. He jumped out suddenly and wrapped his arms around his sister. “Forgive me Hannah…. I'll miss you”
Hannah put his hands around him. “I'll miss you too”
He stepped in and as the door closed he turned around. They locked their eyes with each other. Hannah watched until the machine wasn't there anymore.

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Friday, 21 April 2017

English essay

People's opinions are controlled by the media

The media has both positive and negative influences on people. The media can make a person more aware of what is happening, or it can change one’s perspective of the truth. The media has the power to ruin society by giving false ideas. I think that the media controls our minds in many ways, whether it's lying to us, giving us unnecessary/false information, they can influence us to think one thing. However, this isn't necessarily controlling our minds as it is just giving us information.

Before giving my opinion, it is better to define what the media is. The business dictionary’s definition of the media is: “Communication channels through which news, entertainment, education, data, or promotional messages are disseminated. Media includes every broadcasting and narrowcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet. Media is the plural of medium and can take a plural or singular verb, depending on the sense intended.”

One argument people might use is that yes, that's what the media is for. The media is designed to tell the public what to think about world issues and stories that affect a significant portion of society. From news to television shows and movies, an image of what the world should supposedly be like is placed into the mind of the viewer. Media definitely has a hand in how people view their communities, as well as local and national politics. Scott Paglia has said,”As a former journalist I can tell you this: they sell fear and WE buy it by the bucket load.”

Also, the media can control us or get us to do things by using examples of others which isn't always true. For example, if the media says that your favourite celebrity went out and gave money to charity, then most of the time you would go and do the same thing. Or when the 2016 presidential election took place, we were given true and false ideas. The media told us about Hilary Clinton’s fake emails and Donald Trump’s sex offences. This caused many people to change their opinion and vote for the other.

However, the is by no means controlling our minds. The media tries to fire a bullet of information into our mind, but whether it is correct or not, the decision depends on us. All the statements given to us by the media is not exact every time. Our brain decides by observing the facts and realities. So, the media tries to influence us every time but it's our own opinion which allow us to follow the media.

In conclusion, to a certain extent, yes, the media is controlling some of our decisions. We use media for hours and within that media we are being told what to think is important, instead of having an objective point of view and deciding ourselves what we feel is important. On the other hand, the media cannot decide whether you agree or disagree, or whether you feel positively or negatively about something. At the end of the day, we control what we do with our time and how we choose to feel about it, but the media can't control what exactly it is that we feel.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Lucas Perez has been offered an escape route from Arsenal back to Spain. Sevilla are looking to make a deal for Perez by offering him more regular football back in La Liga next season.
Lucas Perez hasn’t quite managed to take his career to the next level ever since he made the move to North London from Deportivo La Coruna this season. Signed on a £17.1 million deal, Perez came to England after a really successful season.
However, after the transfer, Perez has struggled to fit into the first team. having only started nine games so far. Injuries have played their part as well but Arsene Wenger has favoured other players ahead of Perez despite the 28-year-old proving to be a really talented forward with 9 goals.
It wouldn't be surprising if the forward decides to take a new route as he has been in the best form of his career and has consecutively scored. However, he still hasn't received the game time he deserves. Also, Arsenal have never lost a game that he participated in.

Arsenal Wenger hasn't been making very wise decisions and some reports say that the Arsenal fans want him sacked. Some odds also say that Sanchez wants to leave. He said,"I'm not here for the money, I want to win trophies." Could we be seeing Arsenal going all downhill this season?

Are people's minds controlled by the media?

People's opinions are controlled by the media

The media has both positive and negative influences on people. The media can make a person more aware of what is happening, or it can change one’s perspective of the truth. The media has the power to ruin society by giving false ideas. I think that the media controls our minds in many ways, whether it's lying to us, giving us unnecessary/false information, they can influence us to think one thing. However, this isn't necessarily controlling our minds as it is just giving us information.

Before giving my opinion, it is better to clear out what the media is The business dictionary’s definition of the media is: “Communication channels through which news, entertainment, education, data, or promotional messages are disseminated. Media includes every broadcasting and narrowcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet. Media is the plural of medium and can take a plural or singular verb, depending on the sense intended.”

One argument people might use is that yes, that's what the media is for. The media is designed to tell the public what to think about world issues and stories that affect a significant portion of society. From news to television shows and movies, an image of what the world should supposedly be like is placed into the mind of the viewer. Media definitely has a hand in how people view their communities, as well as local and national politics. Scott Paglia has said,”As a former journalist I can tell you this: they sell fear and WE buy it by the bucket load.”

Also, the media can control us or get us to do things by using examples of others which isn't always true. For example, if the media says that your favourite celebrity went out and gave money to charity, then most of the time you would go and do the same thing. Or when the 2016 presidential election took place, we were given true and false ideas. The media told us about Hilary Clinton’s fake emails and Donald Trump’s sex offences. This caused many people to change their opinion and vote for the other.

However, the is by no means controlling our minds. The media tries to fire a bullet of information into our mind, but whether it is correct or not, the decision depends on us. All the statements given to us by the media is not exact every time. Our brain decides by observing the facts and realities. So, the media tries to influence us every time but it's our own opinion which allow us to follow the media.

In conclusion, to a certain extent, yes, the media is controlling some of our decisions. We use media for hours and within that media we are being told what to think is important, instead of having an objective point of view and deciding ourselves what we feel is important. On the other hand, the media cannot decide whether you agree or disagree, or whether you feel positively or negatively about something. At the end of the day, we control what we do with our time and how we choose to feel about it, but the media can't control what exactly it is that we feel.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Article

Lucas Perez has been offered an escape route from Arsenal back to Spain. Sevilla are looking to make a deal for Perez by offering him more regular football back in La Liga next season.
Lucas Perez hasn’t quite managed to take his career to the next level ever since he made the move to North London from Deportivo La Coruna this season. Signed on a £17.1 million deal, Perez came to England after a really successful season.
However, after the transfer, Perez has struggled to fit into the first team. having only started nine games so far. Injuries have played their part as well but Arsene Wenger has favoured other players ahead of Perez despite the 28-year-old proving to be a really talented forward with 9 goals.
It wouldn't be surprising if the forward decides to take a new route as he has been in the best form of his career and has consecutively scored. However, he still hasn't received the game time he deserves. Also, Arsenal have never lost a game that he  participated in.

Arsenal Wenger hasn't been making very wise decisions and some reports say that the Arsenal fans want him sacked. Some odds also say that Sanchez wants to leave. He said, ,"I'm not here for the money, I want to win trophies." Could we be seeing Arsenal going all downhill this season?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Opinion editorial


The story of the Siamese twins, in 2002, Mary and Jodie brings up a lot of controversy. It is also very difficult to come up with a conclusion. This is for the simple fact that, you would rather keep both twins than just one. However, this would bring the demise of both girls. It is very difficult to decide what the morally correct thing to do in the situation of the siamese twins is as many people would  not to meddle with god's realm, no matter the cost. Wheras others would say that if you have the chance to save a life you should do it, no matter the cost. There are those who would say that parents word is law when it comes to the fates of their children. Yet there are those who say a child should be given the right to live. It is my belief that the operation was the correct thing to do as, that way, at least one of the siamese children was able to live.