Grade 8 English Lesson 122

Today I proofread chapters 4-6 of my storybook.

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Grade 8 English Lesson 119

Today I read The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells. I also had to write a 1-2 page essay with the challenge of having to use one of the literary devices that I was shown.

Today I will write an essay on the following topic. Does true loyalty require unconditional support? Well loyalty is obeying whoever or whatever you are loyal to. So I would think that true loyalty would be to do whatever you are told. If you are truly loyal then you would do anything that your master says no matter if it’s good or bad. If master says, put this man to sleep, then you do what he says. That’s what I would think. If your master becomes evil or something and orders you to do something bad, if you don’t do it, you’re not loyal. Being loyal is often thought of as a positive trait, but you can be loyal and be a bad person. You always see those action movies where the bad guy has this super loyal brute, and the brute does everything he says. That’s an example of a bad, but loyal person. This essay so far has been really dark, lets change the direction of it. If you are truly loyal to a good person, then you will endure what ever it takes to obey him. Like you would risk your life to obey him. People truly loyal to God do amazing things, like move out of their expensive house, quit their great job and go to places where they are needed. People loyal to God do good things because God is good, and he wants us to¬† help other people, by doing good things and spreading the word.

Grade 8 English Lesson 118

Today I read The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells, chapters 15-17 of book one to 1-3 of book two. I also had to write a 1-2 page essay with the challenge of using the three types of comparisons at least once.

Today I will write an essay on the following topic. Must our achievements benefit others in order to make us truly happy? I would feel guilty if all my achievements only benefited me. But since I am still a kid my goals, or what I am trying to achieve is to learn my subjects well. Does that benefit others directs, not really, but will doing that make me happy, in the long run. That doesn’t make me a selfish person, everybody has or had an achievement that benefits themselves, that’s just how it is. Should all our achievements benefit ourselves only? Definitely not. It is our God given duty to help others that can’t help themselves. I’m just saying, achievements don’t definitely need to help others to make us happy. Really it depends on the person, this question varies with different people. Some people can’t live without helping other people like a servant. And some people including me can be happy without benefiting other people, not saying we shouldn’t. But it says truly happy. To be entirely honest, every time I’m happy I think about the people who aren’t as privileged. It’s the same way with when you’re complaining, then you realize those who are happy with much less than you. So I think that it varies between people, but for me I can’t be truly happy when my achievements don’t benefit others.

Grade 8 English Lesson 117

Today I read The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells, chapters 8-14. I also had to write a 1-2 page essay with the challenge of using the rule of three three times in my essay.

Today I will write an essay on the following topic. Are there some heroes who will be remembered forever? Or are all heroes doomed to be forgotten one day? Today we know many heroes that are brave, selfless, and willing to lay down their lives for a cause. But I have noticed that some people are starting to care less about history and all that are in it. Young people these days say that history is useless, about remembering dates, and boring. You have to admit at some point that the way history is presented in America, it is what they say. I can’t even remember seventy-five percent of the lessons in my history books. The whole goal of learning history, is to not repeat it’s mistakes. Now will some heroes be remembered forever? I think so, less maybe but still some. Living in America, we should remember the names of our founding fathers as freedom fighters, bold, and the planters of the seeds of a nation. If people forget our founding fathers then America has not gone the way the founding fathers meant it to. It already has veered off course substantially, with every president in the past few decades breaking the constitution. But yeah not to veer of course of the topic I’m writing about, I think there will be some who will never be forgotten, but some will disappear. Though thinking about it now, any historical websites will be on the internet for a very long time, it’s just if anyone will bother to visit them.

Grade 8 English Lesson 116

Today I started reading The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells. I also had to write a 1-2 page essay.

Today I will write an essay on the following topic. Is having too many choices a problem. As always with these questions you have to look at it from different perspectives. When you have a lot of choices, you can find the right whatever which fits you. Instead of having to choose between A, which you kinda like but it doesn’t fit you. B which has some aspects that you like but is mostly trash. And C which is the best of both worlds. You get all the letters of alphabet and more to choose from. You don’t like Q because it’s missing the one thing you need most? Why not pick Y, which is Q but with the thing you need. So having many choices gives you variety and lets you choose which one you would most prefer.

How about the cons. Well simply put, too many choices. What do you want for Christmas is a question asked a lot this time of year. But what would you think if I put it like this. Well out of the billions of things you can order on Ebay, plus another billion for Amazon, and at least a thousand for all the local stores, what do you want for Christmas? There is a word for questions like that, overwhelming, which is exactly the problem with too many choices. If you’re a penny pincher, then the question is, where can I go to save the most? You’ve got this coupon from this store, but this store has relatively low prices and will go even lower if there is a coupon, oh yeah, internet shopping. I’m not saying it isn’t worth it to get the lowest price here and there, but it’s a hassle, which is why some people don’t bother. Personally I might be one to hassle for a good price. I haven’t done it yet, but looking at my mom zooming from here to there, iPad to computer, I might not. I think I’d rather go with more choices than less. Because I’d find what fits me best out of the choices and begone, walking past the guy thinking even harder choosing between the few choices.