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Fatal crash Red Bug: Woman, 64, killed by car while crossing Red Bug Lake Road

This article is about an older woman who was killed while trying to cross the road.  She was struck by a car that had apparently not seen her cross the street and the woman died from impact.  This article relates to the Great Gatsby because in the book, Myrtle gets hit and dies while trying to cross the street as well.  These instances are very similar to each other because both died from impact.  When I read this article it reminded me exactly of this situation in The Great Gatsby because they were both woman and both died from getting hit by a car.  It is sickening to think about these kinds of situations and imagining the affects it has on other people such as there husbands.  In the Great Gatsby, I know Tom who was Myrtle's husband, was mad about her death and wound up shooting Gatsby.  Im not saying this lady's husband would do that to the person who hit his wife but I can imagine that he doesn't have a real good taste for the man who wasn't paying attention and killed his wife.

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Meat Loaf - I would do anything for love

The song I would do anything for love by Meat Loaf is a great song that represents Gatsby.  I think the lyrics to this song are a perfect example of the way Gatsby feels about Daisy.  The song starts off saying "I would do anything for love, I would run right into he** and back", and I think thats true about Gatsby.  He would do anything to get Daisy back because he loved her so much.  He would stand out on his deck with his arms open looking at the green light on Daisy's dock and wish he could be with her.  Later on in the song there is another line that says "I know you can save me, No one else can save me now but you."  I believe that is something that Gatsby would say to Daisy because that is the way he felt about her.  He wouldn't be as happy without her and he needed her to make himself happy.  He wanted to do anything he could possibly do to get her back.  I think I would do anything for love was a perfect song for Gatsby because of the lyrics and the way Gatsby feels about Daisy just fits perfectly into this song.

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The American Dream

According to this article, the American dream changes from person to person.  The American Dream is not a thing but it is a state of mind.  I agree completely with this article because I also believe the American Dream depends on who you are.  My American Dream is different from someone elses American Dream.  The American Dream is not only the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuite of Happiness but the right to achieve it on our own.  It is something that you have to work for and not just have it handed to you.  Like I said before, my American Dream is probably different from everyone elses and someone elses is different from another person.  It is not set as one specific thing but as a personal oppinion.  My American Dream is to get a job that I like and can work hard at to earn enough money to have a family and support my family so we can do things together and live a great life.  That may be different from someone else that maybe wants to play professional football or basketball.  Everyone's American Dream is different from each other and it just depends on what you want to do in life.

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The American Dream

While it is a quintessentially American aspiration, each of us has a unique vision of just what the American Dream is. As Peter Weddle said in his article "The American Dream", The American Dream is not one actual thing or object it is a state of mind or a mental thought. The American Dream only exists because we live in a nation that is found on certain and many specific and outstanding principles. In the article the author Peter Weddle discussed about how we as people of our nation are especially fortunate to live in a country where we are accustomed to the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To me personally that just sounds like we live in a country where we are born to live in this nation where we shall respect everyone as we will want to be respected and to strive for complete and total happiness. That could be considered a positive well being or vise-versa. Realistically though what the American Dream promises to us Americans is not a gift of happiness, but a right to Achieve it on our own. So with that said the American Dream is a personal dedication and requires determination. Why would anyone strive for this so called mental thought? We Americans spend one-third of our lives at work or working. That results in anxiety, stress, etc. It is the source of discerning fulfillment, or what the founding fathers concluded as Happiness.

 

 

My response:  I believe this is a good article as well and I agree with what it is saying.  Every person has there own personal American Dream and it just depends what they want in life.  Each person wants to achieve something different throughout their lifetime and thats what the American Dream really is.  We are fortunate to live in a country that allows us to achieve the things that we want to with hard work and determination.  Like this article says, we live in a country where we have the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.  The American Dream does not just hand us these rights though.  The American Dream allows us Americans the right to work for what we want to achieve and have determination.128  I believe that truly is the American Dream, to be able to work hard for something that you want, whether thats a good job to provide for a family or becoming a professional basketball player.  Either way the American Dream allows us to work for what we want and I believe that is one of the greatest things about this country.


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Matthew Quinlan's comment, October 30, 2012 11:55 AM
I totally agree with this article and what you are saying. The American Dream is not just one specific thing. The American Dream is a personal oppinion and changes from one person to the next.
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THE IMPACT OF THE JAZZ AGE ON MEN’S FASHION. | WILLIAM MALCOLM LUXE COLLECTION|LUXE BLOG

THE IMPACT OF THE JAZZ AGE ON MEN’S FASHION. | WILLIAM MALCOLM LUXE COLLECTION|LUXE BLOG | banning books | Scoop.it

The 1920's, or the Jazz Age, had a big impact on both men and women.  Culture changed very rapidly.  Society changed as it was mainly the youth of the era that changed the way they dressed and the music they listened to.  The biggest change for the men was the way they dressed.  Before the Jazz Age men wore suits with ties and were extremely formal.  It wasn't until the Jazz Age that men changed the way they dressed.  In the 1920's men started to wear sports wear and clothes that were a little bit more comfortable than suits.  The younger generation both men and women were said to be rebelling against tradition and the older generation or their parents were ashamed of them.  One of the main reasons the Jazz Age came about and culture changed was because of the rise in the economy.  People had the money to go out and spend money to do things.  The 1920's was a time period like no other that was very jazzy and had a pop to it.  This lasted until the stock market crashed in 1929 that was soon to be the Great Depression.

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Banning Books Is Censorship

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This article is about Banned Books Week.  Jane Friedman talks about what she is doing to recognize all the great books that have been banned in the schools of America.  Some of the classic books that have been banned from schools is The Hunger Games, Water for Elephants, and Fifty Shades of Grey.  There are many books that have been banned to its vulgerity and in depth some books go and I can understand why some parents wouldn't want their kids to read them.  That doesn't mean they have the right to say someone elses kid is not allowed to read a book.  Jane Friedman is trying to reintroduce great books by publishing them as ebooks.  Some of the books she is reintroducing are The Color Purple written by Alice Walker, Sophie's Choice, and From Here to Eternity.  All of these books have been censored because they either have bad language or have some kind of religous attack.  Jane Friedman is not only trying to bring back banned books to the new generation of readers, but classics that have fallen off a little bit.  I believe what Jane Friedman is doing is a great thing for readers because great books will continue to be banned and censored since it is such a controversial topic.

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Calvin Micheels's comment, October 30, 2012 11:54 AM
I agree with you I think banned books are bad and people don't have the right to get books so other children can't read the book. It's your own choice to read a book just because one person doesn't like a book doesn't mean everyone else won't like it.