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Thursday, December 13

  1. msg Hey! message posted Hey! Great job Lane! Good connections with your pictures. Did you take some of them yourself? -Hannah…
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    Great job Lane! Good connections with your pictures. Did you take some of them yourself?

    -Hannah =]
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  2. msg :) message posted :) Lane your qoutes are wonderful. All of them are very simple, but at the same time incredibly powerf…
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    Lane your qoutes are wonderful. All of them are very simple, but at the same time incredibly powerful and the pictures really add to the whole ambience. Nice job. I loved the last quote especially, really good choice.
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  3. msg hooray... message posted hooray... ...for your photography journal! i really like how you incorporated and connected all of your pictu…
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    ...for your photography journal! i really like how you incorporated and connected all of your pictures with quotes. it helps to put pictures with themes/helps you to see thoughts, in a way.
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  4. msg Welcome page... message posted Welcome page... The immediate atmosphere of your wiki is dark, but the picture reveals the glint of hope, and the f…
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    The immediate atmosphere of your wiki is dark, but the picture reveals the glint of hope, and the fact that dark only exists for light, and visa versa. This is a very powerful way to bring people in, and it makes the reader want to read on aout your ideas.
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  5. page Personal Philosophy Statement edited ... The Crucible, by Aurthur Miller is filled with these ideas. Some of the villagers see the witc…
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    The Crucible, by Aurthur Miller is filled with these ideas. Some of the villagers see the witches as the evil that permeates Salem. Others see the entire idea of the trials to be evil. Mr. Hale demonstrates how one's view on either evil or hope is subject to change based on circumstances. Throughout the story his views change drastically as he comes to view human nature, and the church itself as evil. Mr. Hale however is engulfed by the evil and is unable to stand up against it. Proctor is able to understand what evil is going on and use his hope to make a decision. While the decision he makes seems like a hopeless one it is truly a demonstration of inward strenght. His hope is the justness of his God. Every character shows their ideas on evil and on hope at one time or another in the story.
    The Crucible is also widely accepted as a metaphor for the fear instilled during the McCarthy era. The people of that time demonstrated that fear can be a hope-absorbing evil. Some were engulfed in the fear, begininning to see communists everywhere and believing everything the Senator said. Others are symbolized by Proctor in their inability to accept the equivocalities. They believed that the evil was in the fear being spread. On the opposite end of the spectrum lies McCarthy. His view of evil is clouded by his thirst for power and influence. He may be construed as the various magistrates of Salem. McCarthyism captures the fully human side of this philosophy.
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    Almost the complete polar opposite of this philosophy is transcendentalism. Transcendentalism deals with the idea of existencialism, and living that lifestyle. Defining a word with another big word is not usually good practice. In this case however, to understand existencialism is to understand trancendentalism. The main idea of existentialism is that "existence proceeds essence." In other words, there is no reality, truth, or essence without mankind. People create thier own gods, and truths. Transcendentalism is the lifestyle that follows this belief. Authors of this genre attempt to "transcend" or rise above, society, restrictions, and government. Usually these people also look to themselves, and themselves alone, as a source of truth. This idea accepts that humans, and human nature, are, if not inherently good, inherently right. A transcendentalist denies his need of assistance and considers any form of interference into his life, as evil. In essence, he destroys his real hope in favor of a flawed hope in himself.
    Falling somewhat into this category is Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and American Slave, Written by Himself. This book is the autobiography of an incredible intelligent, brave, man trapped in a life of slavery. It details his life as a slave and then proceeds to look into his life following his espace from slavery. A large part of Douglass's adventure is the acquirement of knowledge. This knowledge and education allows him to see the evils of the slavery in which he lives. The book falls into the transcendentalist category because it is a personal journey in which Douglass discovers himself, as well as his environment for what they truly are. Douglass would identify evil as anything that attepts to take away the humanity or identity of a person. Having experienced the dehumanization that is an obvious piece of slavery, he concludes that those most evil are the ones that hold another man's life as property and treat him as an animal. Douglass finds his hope, not in himself, but in freedom. He realizes that he can only achieve this freedom for himself and that there is a very small liklihood he will ever receive help. His hope is realized when he finally does escape into the North.
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  6. page Class Activities edited ... Into the Wild: This book turned movie is the story of Chris McCandless, a real world transcend…
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    Into the Wild: This book turned movie is the story of Chris McCandless, a real world transcendentalist. After graduating from college Chris takes off on a western adventure with the goal of reaching, and surviving, the Alaskan wilderness. Chris is attempting to leave behind social restrictions and expectations that his social status imply. He has lost hope in his current society and turns to himself to find the answers. After proving his ability to survive alone in the Wilderness Chris is trapped by a rushing river and slowly starves to death. Chris is proof that human nature alone is not strong enough to survive the tide of evil in the world.
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    Into BondageBondage: This painting by Aaron Douglas is a depiction of the removal of the people of Africa to ships waiting on the horizon. The people are cuffed and most of them, despairing. They know what awaits them on the ship and, worse, what will come when the ship lands in the southern United States. This painting shows three different types of people: those who abandon hope, those who grasp hope, and those who embrace hope. The man standing the beam of the North Star has embraced hope and made a decision to go with dignity and find freedom when he may. This is the man who will survive the torrent of evil awaiting him slavery. He has the hope to get through it.
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Wednesday, December 12

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    Dead Poets Society: This movie is a drama about a teacher who breaks all the rules of the rigid, unemotional education of the 1950s. He constantly refers to the trancsendentalist writers Walt Whitman, lovingly referred to as "Uncle Walt," and Henry David Thoreau. Mr. Keating teaches his students not to rely on those telling them what to do but look into themselves for answers. Unfortunately, one of his students, Neil, is unable to overcome the restrictions of his father and commits suicide. This movie depicts evil as society and hope as humanity.
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    Into the Wild: This book turned movie is the story of Chris McCandless, a real world transcendentalist. After graduating from college Chris takes off on a western adventure with the goal of reaching, and surviving, the Alaskan wilderness. Chris is attempting to leave behind social restrictions and expectations that his social status imply. He has lost hope in his current society and turns to himself to find the answers. After proving his ability to survive alone in the Wilderness Chris is trapped by a rushing river and slowly starves to death. Chris is proof that human nature alone is not strong enough to survive the tide of evil in the world.
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