We've been reading The Color Of Water in English class for the past couple of days, and I was surprised at how little racism there actually was. I'm not saying it wasn't there, I was just expecting to be blasted with it, especially since the title is named after the skin color of James's mother. It made me think about how accepted racism is now.
People say racist jokes all the time. You hear comedians joking about it all the time, and sure it's hilarious, but it's still racism.…Continue
For my Quarterly Book Blog, I had the pleasure of reading The Innocent by David Baldacci. This book is about an assassin for the American government who is sent out to do a hit in the middle of Washington. He doesn't go through with the hit and finds out that the agency that he works for is after him because of it. He then meets a young girl, Julie, who is fourteen, and her parents had been killed. At the beginning of the story, these two plot lines seem to have very little in common,…Continue
He could be considered a villain because he did kill his friend by stabbing him repeatedly. But he was also freeing the Roman people from what he thought was a suppressive ruler. It's obvious that he's a person that will do what he thinks is right for the major good because he says so in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.…Continue