Monday, February 16, 2009

Beckham

The story of David Beckham's life is a wonderful tale. He is a great person, outstanding soccer player, and the perfect role model.



Being a great person can not completely describe David Beckham. He does remarkable jobs for anyone who needs help or for his fans. All the time he signs autographs and helps people out just to make himself feel good. He also does activities on his own, such as hanging with his friends and being a family man.

In today's society, no one can make the face of soccer better than Beckham. At an early age, he began practicing this sport and had the dream of being a professional. Shortly after, he became and all-star and played for the team he and his father wanted him to, Manchester United.

One of my role models is none other than David. He is a professional athlete, makes millions, and gets the girls. A guy of such a stature always has followers. He does not do illegal drugs and he is a wonderful father married to a beautiful woman. He is one of the ultimate role models in today's society.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Call of the Wild review

The Call of the Wild was a wonderful read. The story was fun, adventurous, and full of lessons to be learned.



To begin, the novel was a fun read. The story flowed really well and made complete sense, unlike Antigone. Also , the main character is a dog, which is my favorite animal. Most novels I read are very boring and I really do not like to read, but The Call of the Wild is one book I could read over and over again.

The story also brought me out of my house and into the wild. I like stories such as this which make adventures all over the country, or in this case, all over the wild. Something adventurous is always happening in this book and this also contributes to it being a fun read.

Lastly, lessons are to be learned all throughout this book. One lesson in particular is to never attack a man with a club. But seriously, a great lesson is to never let the past hold you back and to hold your head up high for the future. This is what I saw Buck do throughout the book.

In summary, the call of the wild was a spectacular read. I enjoyed every second spent reading such a wonderful classic. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, whether they like to read or not.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Antigone Review

Sophocles's Antigone left me flabbergasted because of the story's format, because of the word selection, and because of the confusion.

The format of the story was in play form. Personally, I hate trying to read a story and have to see when one character switches to another. The story never seems to flow because of this certain aspect and never really held me in. The book took longer than it should have taken because of this particular format.

Word selection was also hard to comprehend. I understand why Sophocles used the words he did, because those were the words of his particular time frame. I did not like having to go back and forth from looking up words and reading because of his word selection. Word selection also contributed a large part in what took the book a long time for me to finish.

Confusion was the main reason for such a bad review for Antigone. I never could picture the people having their conversations or see what they were doing. I could never distinguish whether the chorus was one person or a group of people or the way Creon felt, either being sarcastic at times or mean at other times. I felt lost and never could really see what was going on until the very end.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories written in play format and are great at staying focused on what is going on. To others, like myself, I would not recommend this book at all.