Monday, October 17, 2011

Patriot's Pen Essay

Authors Note: Are you proud of your country? Do you think that your fortunate to live where you do? This is what I think of my country:

Brave soldiers, freedom to do what we want to do, and food that we don’t have to work for: what’s not to be proud of? I mean, come on now! How could you not be proud of that?!
To begin with, having people fighting for the freedom of my country makes me feel protected. I feel like I can embrace the beauty instead of just catching a glimpse. After all, most people don’t take the time to enjoy the view, especially when it’s directly in front of their face.
We have so much to be grateful for in our country. First of all, not many people in other places can say that I have shelter to go home to, a bed to sleep in, and food to eat every meal. Other people are starving to death and walking two miles just to drink uncleanly water. While us Americans can just walk to our refrigerator and get a hold of as much water as we want.
          A community in Africa is way different than a neighborhood in the U.S. In the United States, you would see houses and garages to put your cars in. Africa on the other hand wouldn’t have these supplies commonly. Second, in other countries, slavery is still going on; people don’t have a choice to be a slave of someone else. The owner of the slave just picks who they want and forces them to work.
I am appreciative for the soldiers who fight for our freedom, so we don’t have to be a slave of someone else: we are free. Lastly, we have policemen protecting the streets for our safety. They catch people speeding and arrest people for doing things that shouldn’t be done. Some people don’t understand what these people go through.
Our country is very fortunate to have a country like this. The flag stands with courage, enthusiasm, life, purity, and peace. Therefore it is proud of its country, just like me.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Titanic

Authors Note: There's a lot of ways the sinking of the Titanic could have been prevented. Here's something that I think could have been done to avoid the sinking of the big ship:

People grab onto the railings holding on for dear life. Water suffocating most, while others take their last breaths before springing off of the flooding  ship, landing in the icy, cold ocean. Families scream at the top of their lungs for someone to come rescue them before the wave collides with their fragile bodies. Some go into shock, realizing that this could be it. The Titanic had just sunk, but it didn’t have too…
           There are lots of theories of how the sinking of the Titanic could have been prevented. One theory is if the people aboard the big ship would have been watching intently out the window for the icebergs, the sinking of the Titanic could have been prohibited. The captain could have been less laidback, and paid attention to the sea that they were heading into.
          Also, the sinking could have been prevented by having a different route that excludes icebergs. They could have used an ice detector to tell where the ice bergs would be so they could prevent getting close to them. If they had an ice detector, they could have successfully made it across the Atlantic ocean: from South Ampton, England to New York.

If the ship traveled in the morning when it was light out, at least one person would have seen the iceberg and warned the captain to slow down, or swerve around it. So therefore, they could have traveled in the Titanic during the morning so they could see everything surrounding them. But this helped people discover how to build bigger and better ships, to improve the Titanic to the best of their ability.

If everyone did all of these things, then the Titanic ship would still be here. Although, since they did crash the ship into the iceberg, it taught us to build bigger and better ships that can withstand mostly anything. I think that if the Titanic wouldn’t have sunk, then we wouldn’t know how to build bigger and better ships that can withstand a lot more than just an iceberg.  The Titanic didn’t have to, but indeed it sunk.