I was very happy with my mark on my synthesis essay, and two things that I did very well was integrating quotes properly, and writing a good conclusion that makes the reader continue thinking after finishing reading my essay.
On future essays, I would like to improve on my intro sentence, and make sure to integrate my essay topic sentence in a way that intrigues the reader when starting to read my essay.
Racism has been around forever, and has effected individuals, and humanity as a whole. In “The Watch”, Elie was snatched from his home and his family and friends were killed in the concentration camps during World War II. During that time humanity lost more than 11 million Jewish people, and many more homosexuals and disabled people. All these people were killed or tortured, because of their differences. In Indian Horse, it describes the abuse, trauma, and racist mistreatment that the aboriginal kids went through. Saul and many of the other Aboriginal kids were raped and beaten. Many of the kids killed themselves because they wanted to escape their reality. Children were taken away from their families so the “Indian” in them could be erased. In “What Do You Remember Of The Evacuation”, the young Japanese girl and her family were forced to leave their home and all their belongings, and go to an internment camp. This girl ended up feeling ashamed of her skin which is horrible because it’s something she can’t change. She and her family were treated like animals because they weren’t white. Forever, people have treated others with racial discrimination, because humans aren’t able to look past their differences. Humanity has lost millions of people, due to genocides, or people ending their own lives because they weren’t treated properly. It makes me sad to think that after many killings and genocides because of racism, humans still aren’t able to look past the colour of each other’s skin, or the differences between people. Everyone should try to treat others with respect, and “treat others the way you want to be treated.” No one wants to be treated differently, so everyone should work hard to create a world where everyone tries to treat everyone equally.
The police officers knocked on the door. The large door opens, and a young looking boy motions for the officers to come inside. The police officers look annoyed. They are lead around the house by the boy, and then he takes them to the old man’s room, and sets up chairs around in a circle. The police officers are talking and laughing, and the boy has a nervous look on his face. He is sweating and is very pale. He stands up and starts moving around the room. He stands up and yells, “Villians!” “I admit the deed!- tear up the planks! Here, here!- it is the beating of his hideous heart!”
The movie The Book Thief directed by Brian Percival, is a story set in Germany during World War II. A young German girl named Liesel and her family hid a young Jewish man in their basement. Liesel and her family put their lives at risk, and sacrificed their safety to help the Jewish man. They fought injustice by hiding the Jewish man in their basements when Jewish people were being prosecuted and put into concentration camps to die. Because the German family is hiding the Jewish man, they don’t have as much food to eat, so Liesel’s mother says, “We will only have two meals a day now.” (Percival, The Book Thief). To sacrifice something you own, such as giving some of your food to those who need it, or to put your life at risk for others, are some of the hardest things someone can do. At one point in the movie, the Nazi’s are knocking on doors to check basements for Jewish people hiding. Liesel ran inside her house and said, “Mama! They’re coming! They’re checking basements!” (Percival, The Book Thief). The German family were almost caught, but they still hid the Jewish man. Liesel’s family fought injustice in a severe way by risking their lives to help the Jewish man live. One can fight injustice by putting others before oneself.
Source: The movie, “The Book Thief” Photo source: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/umbrella-dad-gives-us-all-a-lesson-in-putting-others-before-yourself/
When you walk up to the Red Lobster, your jaw drops. The huge elegant glass doors draw you in as you walk along the curved, stone path. The smell of the freshly baked garlic biscuits, fresh out of the oven, overwhelm your nostrils. Once through the doors, you can faintly hear a soft splashing of a waterfall and the muffled calls of the chefs. The friendly, sociable host welcomes you and takes you to your table. Once seated, a cheerful and lively waiter brings over drinks and makes small talk, while you decide on your dish. Lying on the table are plush linen napkins that slip through your fingers, and the chilly, fizzing drink refreshes your taste buds. While you’re waiting for your food, there is calming classical music playing, and beautiful large oil paintings of succulent dishes overflowing with food. The simple wooden chairs and a large oak table makes the painting pop out of the walls. In the corner is a large aquarium with lobsters crawling over each other. The splashing of the water gives a peaceful vibe. The small ceramic vases filled with bright flowers, creates a vibrant contrast against the plain tables. The food arrives within minutes which allowed enough time to chat with family and friends and then to feast on your grand meal. The meals are pricey, but the dishes come with an abundance of food. The buttery, garlic biscuits overflow the plate, and the flaming red lobster is served with a thick, creamy soup. Ranging from $12.99 to $26.99, the meals fill your belly until you can’t eat any more.
The Red Lobster is the perfect place for a special occasion. The massive dishes, the simple but beautiful decor, the peaceful atmosphere, and the perfectly timed service, makes for a great time.
Reconciliation is shown when people are hurt but they forgive those who hurt them. If someone is bullied, they can move past their grief and anger, and try to reconcile, or connect with the person who emotionally or physically hurt them. Reconciliation is to forgive and forget. If people dwell on the past their whole life, they will never move forward and beyond; instead they will live in grief and anger their whole life. For example, Jewish people were attaked in World War Two, but today, many Jewish people have forgiven the Germans and reconciled with them. So often people try to reach out to those who have hurt them. The book ‘Touching Spirit Bear’ shows reconciliation between Cole and the boy who he physically hurt. Cole reconciles with the boy, and the boy forgives Cole. Reconciliation helps both the victim and the culprit, because both of them can live their lives freely, without anger and hatred.
There was a story on the news a few years ago about a young girl who got killed in a car crash from a drunk driver smashing into her car. Instead of the mother of the girl having hatred towards the man, she reconciled with him and reached out and forgave him. She even took it to the next level by going to the court and made his sentence in jail be cut in half! This reconciliation not only freed the man, but freed her from her anger aswell.