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Name: Sarah Well
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Feb 14, 2014
Poetry / presentation i want to call madness, or we all know shes crazy [NEW]

When reading Away it is significant to note Mary's mental state. The only problem is at no point does Mary express her thoughts and feelings. I am going to present a monologue by Mary focusing on Ralthin Island, the landscape, and the Irish culture.

Father Quinn and Brain O'Malley came to help cure me from Away they called a disease. I did not want to talk to anyone. No one would understand. When I spoke with a twist of rhetorical tongue it was for me to remember the male sailor and the messages that came to me from the sea.

The Maid of the Fine Flowing Hair
The sun hath gone down in the sky,
The stars cease their heavenly way,
The swan on the lake hath no sway;
The cuckoo but adds to our care,
Who sings from his green, leafy throne,
How the maid of fine flowing hair
Left Eric in sadness to moan (by Edward Walsh)
Everyone thought I was sick and unable to think in my mind, but really no one gave me credit for my historical knowledge.
I know about Island Rathlin located off the North Coast of Ireland. Rathlin in Greek is Rikina which meant standing before Erin. The Irish name for Rathlin is Rechru, which was switched to Reachra because the translation was the place of many shipwrecks which represented the Island's purpose. Irish people lived on the Island for many years. The Irish are strong, and when the Vikings tried to raid the Island they were not successful. When I was a child some people tried to find the buried silver and bronze the Vikings have lost on the Island.

The fever of the mind knows the truth about Maria. There was a shipwreck off Rathlin Island in 1810, but the Maria was an image from the future. The day a man came ashore he told me about a steam ship that was to be built in 1902 in a place called America ( a cargo ship SS Santa Maria). The boat was an illusion, which represents survival because the boat to come next had all the people on the boat to live. When there was a wreckage and I have encountered with a sailor he told me the water was giving me a message. Therefore, with this information it is clear I must be named Maria. This may sound like rambling but I am not, the water tells me things.

A flowing tide, a flowing tide,
My secret love, my worldly store,
Floating my brave sailing boat!
The Boat by Samuel Ferguson 1834
After I got married and I was suddenly cured from what others called madness, I was able to learn about new places. Maria and the water still was a memory I did not let go off. Christopher Columbus was an explorer like my self and was aboard La Santa Maria in 1492. He had a journey from Spain across the Atlantic Crossing.

My husband, a teacher, taught me how to read and write. When my husband was disappointed about the hedge schools closing down and the fear of the Irish culture being lost I tried to encourage him to keep hope. When our son had no idea what the Irish symbols meant I did not dare speak up, but I knew. Three castles, a shamrock, and a hand were symbols on the family napkins. The three Irish castles represent the three caves King Robert the Bruce used in 1306 to hide when he was fighting for Scotland's freedom. Irish spread of the Catholic religion relates closely to the shamrock. This three leaf plant grows in Rathlin Island. The three leafs take the form of the father, son and the holy ghost. The number three is associated to the holy trinity.

With all that I knew, I was shocked Liam's father did not say anything. The shamrock also stands for luck because Celtic tradition believes in superstition. When looking at a hand on the napkins the right hand is a sign of the Celtic god Dagda and the left hand is the mother God Anu.

To me it is important to remember my culture. When remembering the legend and the language Gaelic Irish I think of Black Dan O'Reilly, Black Dan O'Reilly and folklore to explain Celtic artifacts is what I value most. The Black Dan family represents Celtic musical Ireland clan. Irish people should know Danny O'Reilly as the son of Mary Black. Mary and her siblings sang and wrote songs in Gaelic. Music is a natural talent Irish people obtain. The ability to dance and sing with the tradition of song strengthens the Irish culture.

Folklore also helps predict what will come in the future. I have a gift most people do not follow. The ability to look at poems and traditions of my time gains dominate understanding. The misrepresentation made about Irish Catholic creates a place where my own people do not understand me.

No one thought I knew, but the current potato disease is leading to famine, which will soon reach me and my family. The water tells me to do certain things, but I must try to stay sane for my family.
Feb 14, 2014
Writing Feedback / toefl: Learning with a teacher is more efficient than by myself. [5]

in class we had the debate on the designer verse builder... collaboration verse individual .. I feel you project is going in the right direct collaboration and working together is more efficient than struggling to fins out things by yourself. Overall your topic is personal because different people learn at a different pace or different styles influences how people learn.
Feb 14, 2014
Undergraduate / Personal Statement Essay for a Graduate Tax Program. [4]

I do not think you should say you failed your classes, for example was there not a good balance or did you not have passion in these first year courses? did you have a tutor? use different types of learning skills? Whats the goal of this writing/ purpose? when you started understanding tax code did you look at scholarly information or just basic google and you tube sites?
Feb 14, 2014
Book Reports / Canadians are very proud to be a multicultural nation; book review [NEW]

The Last Crossing #1 National Bestseller by Guy Vanderhaeghe.
Canadians are very proud to be a multicultural nation. In 2017, Canada will be turning one hundred and fifty years old and to show your appreciation we are asking all recent immigrants and citizens of Canada to read The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe. Fort Whoop-Up border was located between Saskatchewan and Montana which evolves into the cities we see today. Learning historical information about Canada is important to note. In 1871 when Canada was becoming it's own identity new settlers from European saw Canada as the New World. What type of people traveled on this frontier where they come across the land to the Western landscape of Canada? The Western highlights cultural differences, struggles between Aboriginals peoples, and European encounters with Aboriginal people is well described throughout The Last Crossing plot.

The main characters of the novel are travelling into Canada. The non-established landscape was full of wild animals, Aboriginal people, and whiskey posts. This story of conflict is entwined tightly to the story of love. Three brothers known for different qualities, an intellect (Charles), ex-military officer (Addington), and an idealist (Simon) all form different relationships with their father, Henry Gaunt, an English gentleman. Therefore the theme of the story has men with money and power come to Canada with a purpose which also stays true to the historical facts because men have a commanding influence in this times. The social arrangement and the treatment of women gets portrayed how women play a less powerful position.

First, Henry is a father figure to these young men who's character flourishes with success from thinking ahead by constructing and owning railways. His businessman lifestyles gives the boys a promising future, but comes with the negative outcome where Henry thinks people are plotting against him. Henry does not have an active role in the book but with his connections to his sons they believe they should please their father.

Throughout the book, there is a mix of love and hate. Simon's perceptive about issues like religion and self is very innocent which makes him different from the other brothers, so Simon leaves to explore his identity and finds an understanding from others. The "other" is explained by Europeans through aboriginal group (non-Europeans)which in this case are in the Crow people. Different aboriginals groups are also interacting in this time period. Unfortunately, the majority of white people's treatment to the aboriginals was not a high priority at this time. White man's superiority role is displayed through military examples, exploitation, and oppression. To find Simon, Addington and Charles go searching in Canada with the attitude that their tradition is best.

Before the Gaunt brothers start their quest to find Simon, Addington and Charles must find a good guide to help them. Jerry Potts was a half breed with Blackfoot and an English background. Jerry Potts has experience with the Hudson Bay company and knowledge about the Blackfoot way of life. His blood representation is important because other people define him by his parents. There is great tension between Aboriginals and Englishman for they are seen as rivals, so children to both ethnics feel unaccepted and out of place no matter which side of the clash they take on.

To continue, Charles comes into a town trying to locate Potts and then several more characters are introduced. The people he meets that are most dominant in the story is Lucy and Custis. Lucy asks to join Charles to travel up North because she wants revenge on the people she suspects killed her sister, and to find her lazy husband who abandoned her. Custis a civil war veteran goes chasing after Lucy, where Aloysius follows Custis. The author introduces the reader to all the characters through a creative narrator style. Before writing novels Guy Vanderhaege wrote many successful short stories, so his unique writing had diverse characters that have the ability to speak keeps readers on their toes.

For example, the detailed descriptions in this book come from many points of views, and several characters thoughts and feelings, which makes the story complex and realistic. The external and internal contrasts the characters face represents human nature and the behaviour of a variety of people. From the beginning of the book readers are at the edge of their seats to find out: Does Simon survive? Who murders Lucy's sister Madge (who owns that belt)? Why is this character acting this way?

Finally the story has rationalism, morals, and passion. Any reader who likes justice and karma will like what happens to the main characters of this book. Furthermore, the novel opens with a flashback and the story comes full circle. The characters are striving for individualism, freedom, and equality. In different ways theses qualities are obtained by the characters. The historical reality to Aboriginal and English deaths needs to be remembered. Significantly the attributes of the past is what Canada is trying to strive for today.

Humans intelligence, psychology, and emotional values are learned and adaptation occurs depending on the situation because peoples perceptive on the same thing is differential which is clearly portrayed in this novel. People have different personalities dependent, broken down, rebellion, coward, and so forth through different characters and pieces of yourself can be seen. This book was written about the Victorian romanticism era, but can still be understandable to today's time. This symbolic interpretation of the Canada shows a meshing of two worlds where change is unacceptable, but learning about these problems from the past helped shape Canada. To where we have reached a time where Aboriginals are respected and other immigrants are welcomed into Canada.

thank you so much for all your help, just wanting to make sure my grammar is all good