Hey. Parker here. I have this assignment for my Honors American Lit. class at my school, and it's one of those things you kind of just have to jump into. Everyone in the class has to come up with their own philosophy statements, and to use those statements to, of course, further our learning. I'll get to my belief in a minute. First, I should bring you up to speed on what did to get to this point. My philosophy was impacted by these first two units. Of course, we have had (and will have) more units that these, but these is just the lead in. Also, in the tabs, I have written them in order, in a sense. If I assume that you understand whatever it is that I'm talking about, and you don't get it, sorry. I tried to continue what I was talking about previously, and not just start over every time. Anyways, here's that explanation...

The first unit was on The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. If you don't know what that is, the book was based on the Salem Witch Trials, and what the author thought that they went like. The book was written during the Red Scare in American history, during the 1950s and the Cold War. Miller called this time "a modern day witch hunt." In actuality, it was rather similar. The main differences were that it was communism, not witchcraft, that condemned people, and Hollywood, not a small Puritan town named Salem. People ratted each other out like there was no tomorrow, and for some, there might not have been a "tomorrow" for them, at least in Hollywood.

The next thing we did was to watch M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. I personally enjoyed the movie, and to those who have not seen it, I would recommend seeing it at some point. I won't spoil it by talking about it (yet), but it is a good movie, in my opinion. It is very intriguing, and since this is an English class, we had some great discussions on it.

Now, to this assignment. Kind of self explanatory, isn't it? We have to create a wiki where we...talk? about these different things, with our main focus being our personal philosophy sentence. To see the statement itself, with my reasons for choosing it, see my Personal Philosophy link.We will build on these ideas as we go through the year.