A reflection

This year in English has been a roller coaster. Stressing about due dates, relaxing on free days, it was all worth it. I could not imagine it spent in on-level English. While I admit I procrastinated on just about every assignment, it was painfully worth while. I was pretty laid back about keeping track of when things were due, and my grades reflected my error in judgement. I even forgot to do this blog post till Sunday evening when it was due on Friday. Even if Lindner does not give me the grade, I’m alright with that. Despite how much I told myself I hated doing this blog, it has been a blessing in disguise. I have been able to tell numerous things that have brewed in my soul for a long time. It really helped me clear out some of the necrotic part of my soul. With a new outlook on life, I am ready to tackle AP English IV, and whatever life throws at me. I know I will survive.

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Transcendentalism

Transcendentalism is this wonderful idea that is best fit for small communities. With more people, there is more of a need for control. This control wears down and strips away the individual, leaving a lifeless husk of a person, content to be spoon fed their identity by the government. This philosophical movement was very short lived, only lasting a couple of decades. This movement had three main leaders, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. Emerson was the founder, creating most of the philosophies and teachings, Thoreau was his student and put those principles to practice, while Whitman is an awesome man who wrote poems with a fabulous beard.

Cast Away is a fantastic movie, and also one that displays the principles of transcendentalism fairly well. Tom Hank’s character becomes marooned on an island, isolated from all human contact. He eventually faces the worst of his inner self, conquering most of it. He eventually transforms from a FedEx employee into an individual with his own thoughts and way of acting.

Without E

Chairs, fascinating tools for mankind. A formation of human thought. A culmination of anthropomorphic wisdom. A chair can hold many functions. Any human has an ability to sit, but if said human is in custody of a chair, said human will only sustain half of a normal siting bout’s work.

A chair can withstand any pain it has to go through. A tool of this grit, cannot fail a man’s call. It has to follow his command. A chair without function is not a chair at all. Without a function a chair has grounds to submit to a combustion conclusion.