Macbeth

Macbeth is a play by Shakespear, it is a very tragic and gloomy tale of a man named Macbeth who hears a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland after the King at the moment dies. But he becomes impatient and even murders the King. After he is haunted by his guilt.

The beginning of the play, three witches discover a prophecy that Macbeth will become king of Scotland, they tell Macbeth after he returned from battle, this makes him think very highly for himself. He becomes impatient since the King of Scotland at the time is very much alive and still ruling. 

Macbeth’s impatient wins out and he murders the King while he is sleeping, he then blames the perfectly innocent jail guards who had nothing to do with it, the people believe him since he had used a jail guards knife, this is a very bad and wrong decision, first of all it’s terrible to murder someone, but it is even worst to blame someone else when you commited a crime such as murder .

He is then crowned King and holds a large banquet in his honour, he kills many people you he thinks is a threat to his throne including his friends! Quite evil.

The feast does not end so joyfully for Macbeth, one of his friend’s ghost appears, since Macbeth is the only person that can see the ghost, everyone’s reaction was very surprised when Macbeth seemed ill, the party ended early.

The longer Macbeth rules the more evil and wrong decisions he makes, this threatens the welfare of Scotland, because of this he sees the witches again, they cast a spell that tell Macbeth of his fall.

After this, Macbeth is defeated by a good man named Macduff, Macbeth is even killed which frees Scotland from his horrible reign.

This clearly shows that being evil never pays off, and that you will lose eventually if you do bad things, power can blind people, and that not everyone should become King.


Why Running My Own Business a Way to Guarantee My Employment in 2030

Technology is getting better and better as time goes by, one of the many technologies that are getting better are Robots, or Artificial Intelligence. Robots and Software are special machines that can do things very closely to humans, this is great but it can also cause issues for humans, since Robots and Software are always improved and new Robots and Software are being invented, the work that humans do, Robots can do it better, faster, and cheaper, which replaces the human workers.

Since less human employment is needed thanks to Robots and Software a lot of people will lose their jobs and be unemployed. 

 To guarantee I will be making an income in 2030, I must run my own business, this saves me not only from not being replaced by a Robot or Software, but instead I will manage the Robots or Software, being on top of a company or business will guarantee mye employment and an income.

Most people do not have the guts to run a business because either they are not capable, or they are scared of the risk that a business may cause them.

Conclusion

Many jobs are disappearing because of Robots or software, many people will be unemployed and struggling, the thing to prevent myself from being unemployed and struggling is to run my own business, and being on top

Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespear, is the tale of a man with two daughters, Katherine and Bianca. The story is about a father trying to get a husband for his oldest hot tempered and not so kind daughter Katherine who has scared off many suitors, she is the shrew of the story. This is troublesome for the younger, sweet and kind daughter Bianca, since she has to wait to be married until her older sister is married, because the oldest daughter must marry first .

The story is very funny, containing many comedic details, and funny moments, especially when Katherine is dealing with a man named Petruchio, who has been set up to marry Katherine, this forces him to try to “tame” Katherine by psychologically torturing her in her own ways.

Because of this they fight a lot, and it’s pretty entertaining.

Here are some quotes from the first fight between Katherine and Petruchio when they first meet.

PETRUCHIO. Good morrow, Kate- for that’s your name, I hear.

KATHERINE. Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing: They call me Katherine that do talk of me.

PETRUCHIO. You lie, in faith, for you are call’d plain Kate, And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst; But, Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom, Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate, For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate, Take this of me, Kate of my consolation- Hearing thy mildness prais’d in every town, Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded, Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs, Myself am mov’d to woo thee for my wife.

KATHERINE. Mov’d! in good time! Let him that mov’d you hither Remove you hence. I knew you at the first You were a moveable.

PETRUCHIO. Why, what’s a moveable?

KATHERINE. A join’d-stool.

PETRUCHIO. Thou hast hit it. Come, sit on me. 

KATHERINE. Asses are made to bear, and so are you. 

PETRUCHIO. Women are made to bear, and so are you.

 KATHERINE. No such jade as you, if me you mean.

 PETRUCHIO. Alas, good Kate, I will not burden thee!

This fight goes on for awhile, she strikes him physically a few times, and it’s pretty funny and stupid.

During the time while Katherine is being ‘tamed’ her little sister Bianca gets married to a man that has been her suitor for a long time, without her father’s permission, which causes a little scandal, but everything turns out to be fine in the end, for Katherine the shrew’ is now tamed.


Protestant Reformation Summary

The Catholic church controlled europe for many years until the 16th century, when some men discovered the false teachings of the Catholic church, and decided not to let it go on but instead to stand up and fight against it, and make a change.

The Beginning

Some people before the actual reformation started noticed the false teachings of the Catholic church but never really took action. This went on for some time until 1517, when a man named Martin Luthur published the ninety-five theses of the issues of the church, on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This was the jump start of this movement.

The Reformation Spread

Many people were very interested and moved by Luthur’s teachings, and began following his belief, soon the reformation had spread all over Germany, the reformation kept growing bigger and spread to different countries all over Europe, these countries included France, England, Italy, Poland, and etc.

The Beliefs

The reformers beliefs were put together into five latin phrases.

  1. Sola Scriptura- ‘Scripture Alone’
  2. Sola Fide- ‘Faith Alone’
  3. Sola Gratia- ‘Grace Alone’
  4. Sola Christus -’Through Christ Alone’
  5. Sola Deo gloria-’To God Alone Be The Glory’

The Reaction From the Catholics

The Catholics of course were not very pleased with this movement, so they tried to hire people to get rid of the reformers. This did not work since the reformers were strong in their belief, and did not give up.

The End

The end of the reformation in 1648 after a peace treaty.


Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was the steel barron of his time. This is my essay on him.

Early Life and Background

Andrew was born in Scotland in November, 25th, 1835. He was born into a very poor weaving family. He lived in Scotland till 1848, when hard times hit Scotland, and starvation was a risk, he and his family immigrated to Pennsylvania.

Life in America wasn’t easy either, Andrew worked for twelve hours a day, six days a week, at a cotton mill for only twenty cents a day. He worked really hard. This benefited him greatly.

He then got a job at fifteen as a telegraph messenger boy, this job paid a little better. While working he would memorize all the locations of the businesses and the faces of the important business men. He became very good at his job and only in a year he got promoted as a telegraph operator and he was very good at this job too.

At eighteen he worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad company, and went through the ranks very quickly, thanks to his great work ethic. He got a good mentor who taught him business, and helped him make business investments. His investments paid off and he began investing in oil then in steel and iron after 1864.

His Nature of Business 

Andrew’s main business was steel, in 1889 he owned the biggest steel company in the world at the time. He sold this company though in 1901. He began dedicating his life to philanthropist work, which included libraries, scientific research, and the Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Hall. By the time of his death he had donated around five billion dollars in today’s dollars.

Why He Succeeded

The reason why he succeeded (in my opinion), is his work ethic, motivation to work hard, and problem solving ability. He never gave up and worked hard until the very end.

Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, has many bright and entertaining characters which share different personalities. This essay I will be comparing and contrasting the characters Tom, Huck Finn, and Aunt Polly.

Tom

The main character of this book, is a funny twelve year old boy who is very curious, mischievous, dramatic,  and superstitious; he is also very manipulative, and even gets his friends to do his chores for him. He gets into trouble throughout the book but the book would not be entertaining if he didn’t. Even with all of his faults he can be a rather sweet and nice boy, who is still learning and figuring out life.

Huck Finn

Huck is one of Tom’s good friends, he is the son of the town drunkard. Because of his background he is a very wild, rough, and fun boy to be around even though most of the parents in the town have forbidden their children to spend time with him. Huck doesn’t seem to care of his not “so good reputation” with the parents since a lot of the children want to spend time with him thanks to his reputation of being “not a great kid”. He likes getting into a fight or two.

Aunt Polly

Aunt Polly is Tom’s Aunt. She is a compassionate woman, who threatens to beat Tom whenever he gets into trouble but usually can’t bring herself to do it, when she does though she really regrets it after doing it.

Conclusion

Aunt Polly is much different from Tom and Huck, because she is not a young boy, who likes fighting, pretending to be a pirate, and treasure hunting all of these Tom and Huck both love doing.

But she does share one thing in common she is pretty superstitious and jumps to conclusions pretty quickly, but other then that she is much different a character then Tom and Huck who both have a lot in common.

How Does Harry Browne’s Approach to Selling Rely on the Principle of Service?

The Secret of Selling Anything by Harry Browne, is a book on how to sell things which is of course very obvious. But the way Browne approaches a sale makes the book unique. His ideas of selling is based on a principle known as The Principle of Service.

What is the Principle of Service? 

The Principle Service of course is a way to sell people, but instead of putting the product first, you instead put the customer first, this enables you to find what the customer exactly needs or wants and sell it to them. Most salesmen are way to pushy, they always try to sell things that the customer does not need or want, instead you should listen to the customer and help them find what they need.

Example

An example of someone that uses this principle, is my boss (I work at a Health store); she does not push the customer to buy some new fancy product instead she asks them what they need, say if the customer has a cough, first she will let them talk about their symptoms and how they are feeling etc, then she will guide them through some products that can ease the sickness, to find the perfect product, she doesn’t push them. These customers most of the time come back to her store and may even become regular customers there.

Conclusion

If a salesman uses this principle when they are selling they have a higher chance of selling and gaining more customers who will come back to this business to buy something again. This is Harry Browne’s principle to selling; put the customers first.

Something I Did This Week

This week was a pretty busy, one since I went to a potluck Party for swimming on Wednesday, which was fun.

There was a lot of school for me that day, so it was a bit rushed to get ready for the party, but it was doable.

The drive to the party felt long thanks to the excitement. The party was very fun, I hung out with my friends and teammates, there were speeches from my coaches , and most of all, it was nice to see my team together and having a good time.

That was the most exciting thing I did this week, the other things I did was go to work, which is always good and I enjoy working, shopping for ski gear with my family, going to swim practice which was hard but fun, and celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.

My week overall was pretty good and normal except for the party and Thanksgiving.

My Little Sister

I am the oldest of five kids, I will be talking about my oldest sister Nancy Isabelle.

She was born on June, 7th 2007, four months before my second birthday. The first year after her birth I didn’t like being an older sister, I probably was jealous because I wasn’t getting all the attention anymore, but after a little bit I warmed up to her. Soon enough we became best friends and started doing almost everything together.

Nancy is very mature for her age, she is a good and encouraging leader when it comes to dealing with kids who are younger than her, this makes her a very good communicator with younger kids. Example say if she was talking to a three year old that has just started talking, she has no trouble understanding them, even if their speech ability is very hard to understand.

Because of her maturity I have no problem talking to her like she is the same age as me, and she is a good listener. 

We tell each other almost everything, and try not to keep secrets from each other, even when it’s hard.

Nancy is an inch taller than me; she has straight, long dark brown hair which she always puts up into a ponytail or braid. She has a lot of freckles, even more than me, and has a dimple by her mouth when she smiles. People often mix us up, and think we are twins which annoys both of us.

 She is a great athlete, and loves sports, especially skiing and swimming.

We have a lot in common, we both love chocolate, sour gummies, nail polish, and crop tops, but we have a lot not in common, she like very long hair and I don’t, I like butterfly but she likes breaststroke, and I love pink but she likes purple, so we have are differences in taste.

One of our favorite things to do together is swimming, we swim four times a week together with are team, we both support each other when we have a swim goal, and we even race each other.

My little sister Nancy is an amazing person in my life I don’t know what I would do without her.