Monday, October 25, 2010

"The Plum Plum Pickers"

In the story The Plum Plum Pickers Raymond Barrio suggests that life is like being trapped behind prison bars.

In the first paragraph of "The Plum Plum Pickers" he is showing a man trapped "No matter which way he turned he was trapped in an endless maze". What he does in the firdt sentence is he shows the man being trapped to symbolize the mans feelings. The man feels trapped.

Then in the next paragraph he shows the man being or becoming dehydrated "the hot dry air sucking every drop of moisture from his brute body". He shows this to show us how hard rhis man is being put to work, working so hard that he is about to pass out due to the lack of moisture, and wayer. This can show how the man feels trapped. He feels like he is a slave with no freedom, and only living to please others.

Thin in the next paragraph He says that the man was almost too exhausted to eat, "he munched his cheese with tortillas". So this shows us that this guy is hard working, and even though he is exhausted he will keep working, because he knows tha there will be a price to pay if he doesn't work so hard.

A few paragraphs later the author shows this man start to get a bit angry, when the man Roberto Morales said that " He had to take two cents from every bucket" The man got mad and said "you promised not to take nothing". This shows how the man could be trapped in a world where he is a slave, and he has to do everything for everyone else.

This passage is important because it shows us how the story goes, adn how the character changes through out the story. This is why it is important.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

College Essay

In my life I have had many memorable life experiences. From good times to bad times. I have had a very interesting, and fun life, I have traveled many places, and still have many places that I will, and want to travel to. Also I have many things that I want to experience, One thing is College.

Something in my life that I have found interesting is that I am only 17, and i have been to more places than the normal adult. I have been to every state on both the East, and West coast . I have also been to Canada, Brazil, and Portugal. Brazil was the funest on of them all. There were beautiful beaches, great food, pretty much everything was great. I also loved Canada the Niagra falls was great and fun. I loved to e on the boat, and the water fall into the river below. I didn't like Portugal too much it was kind of boring, I think I found it boring I didn't go to the main land I went to the Acorez islands, the island that I went is Santa Maria.

In my upcoming future I would like to travel to Italy, France, Germany, Australia, I judt want to travel the world. Some places that I will be going to soon are the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Well befor my travels I would like to gain a college education, I would like to gain a colege degree in Computer engineering or in Law or i would like to be a motorcycle mechanic. I would like to become a computer engineer because i love to work with computers, and if I can get paid to be around something that I love then ehy not, or I would love to be a Lawyer because  I like to help people get out of bad situations, and I just love to help people, and make them feel better. Then last I would like to be a motorcycle mechanic is because my mother's fiance is a Harley Davidson master mechanic, and he shows me how to work on the bikes and i fell in love with motorcycles.

Another interesting thing about me is that I am great at computer designing. I learned how to design 3D shapes, and structures on computers when I was about 12. My mother's friend who now works for NASA taught me how to do 3D designing. It is extremly entertaining and fun to do.

But the thing that is most important to me is to get a college education. And to do something with my life.