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The history of Captain America begins in the United States, particularly in New York City. According to an article by Peter Sanderson, Andy Mangels, and David Roach, Captain America was “created by writer Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby for Timely Comics” (Mangels, et. al. 1). To explain, Simon and Kirby created Captain America, specifically the Steve Rogers version, as a comic book superhero in a company that would years later become Marvel Comics. The character debuted in Captain America Comics #1 in March of 1941 and was the star of his own comic book series.
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 2)
Yes, I agree that the universe had a beginning, but I am not entirely sure what that beginning looks like. I am looking forward to future scientific discoveries that can shed a light on how exactly this universe came to be and why we are here. One specific statement I would like to expand upon is, “We don’t expect the universe to end in a brick wall, although there’s no logical reason why it couldn’t." This statement stood out to me because it is completely true; there is absolutely no reason why the universe could not end right now at this exact moment. That is to an extent crazy to think about because if the universe ends right now there are a lot of things I would never have gotten the chance to do or see; I wouldn’t have traveled or gone to college or seen my niece grow up. I do not want to die before I achieve all these things, but there is no reason why the entire universe couldn’t just stop at this very second. I don’t really know where I was going with this, but it is crazy to think my life and the life of everything I love could end instantly.
'To Kill A Mockingbird'
A symbol is an object that represents another to give it an entirely different meaning that is deeper and more significant. In many novels, movies, poems, and plays, authors use symbols to add depth and richness to their story. One author who uses symbolism is Harper Lee, the writer of To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the perspective of Scout Finch, a curious and naïve child, who lives in the made-up town of Maycomb, Alabama. She lives with Jem, her older brother, and her dad, Atticus, who is a district attorney. Scout, Jem, and her best friend Dill, are intrigued with their obscure neighbor, and they're perplexed by the racism in their town. The mockingbird serves as an important symbol in the novel, and it connects to both the characters and the plot line.
The Importance of Wording
Diction is the choice and use of words and phrases in writing; there is specific diction used by the media and people that manipulates the information that is being presented. Diction can also be used to minimize the importance or what is actually happening. For example, people use the phrase "abortion debate." A women's right to bodily autonomy is not up for debate, this is a religious minority's move to control the bodies of everyone who has a uterus. That cannot be called a debate because it is not a debate, it is a human rights violation. People also tend to call Nazis monsters, but they are not supernatural creatures or mythical demons; they are human, terrible humans. Nazis were young, they have parents, they are parents, they could be siblings, they eat, they sleep, they die, they still do not deserve forgiveness or empathy. When people use that wording, it dehumanizes Nazis and that creates a level of separation between us and them; that can be dangerous because people will then ignore the subtitle signs of anti-semitism by saying "Oh they're not monsters." Do not forget that they are human and they do not deserve sympathy.
Ending a Relationship Because of a Difference in Opinion, Specifically Political Ones
Politics are extremely controversial and there are different sides to every issue. People tend to frown upon those who end their relationship with someone because of a difference of opinion, but when it comes to politics this "opinion" matter. There are people that think politics are just an abstract concept that only matters during elections, but every single person in this country and in the world is impacted by politics. Thus, someone's opinion on political issues is extremely important. The other thing is that when it comes to politics it is not just a difference in opinion, it is a difference in morals. There are people that say "It's just a difference in opinion, you should not end that relationship" and they say that as if the issue is "Does pineapple belong on pizza?" or "Which is better, Marvel or DC?"
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 1)
I believe faith plays a role in this chapter because he is answering the question about whether there is a God or not; evidence is highly important because the author is using scientific evidence to answer the chapter’s question. Imagination is involved because the author asks us to imagine certain situations in order to better understand his answer to the question. Group consensus plays a role because the laws of nature are accepted because of group consensus. Authority is also involved because Hawking is the authority since he is the author of the book; as well as how people see God as an authority figure. Sense perception can also be considered as a way of knowing for this situation because to understand the universe and the laws that govern it we use our different senses. Reason plays a role as well because the author is using logical arguments and scientific laws to answer the question. I don’t necessarily agree or disagree with the conclusion he came upon, which is that there is no God. This is because the science Hawking was explaining made sense to me and I agree with the scientific part of it. For example, I believe in evolution even though I was taught that God created all living things. I change my religious beliefs based on new evidence and new proof that we find because I hold science very highly. Thus even though I agree with the science of our universe, I still believe that there is a celestial being out there that is beyond scientific explanation. I believe in this entity not because there is an abundant amount of evidence it does but because I really want it to. I want it to exist because if it does exist then there is high chance heaven and hell exists as well.
'Captain Marvel' Review
Captain Marvel was released on March 8, 2019; the movie stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. The movie is a superhero origin story of the MCU's strongest avenger, Carol Danvers. I have been a Marvel fan since 2012 and I know everything there is to know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I am its number one fan.
Pro-Choice VS Pro-Life
Pro-choice versus pro-life has been a continuous debate for years. The pro-life movement believes that human life begins at fertilization and that abortion is the killing of an innocent human being; on the other hand, the pro-choice movement holds the position that the women who are pregnant should decide whether or not they want to give birth. This debate is worldwide and abortion has different laws/regulations in every country. The rightful answer between this argument is the pro-choice movement; this is illustrated by the subjugation of women, sexual liberation, men, religion/politics, the pro-life movement, rape, forced abortions, financial need, women’s health and rights, and science.