Bilal’s Stand, What an inspiring movie

After viewing this film, I was reflecting on my childhood life, on the impact that my family has made on my life, they always supported me and helped me in any possible way. When I one day finish my education and pursue in the career that makes me and everyone happy, I want to really …

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After viewing this film, I was reflecting on my childhood life, on the impact that my family has made on my life, they always supported me and helped me in any possible way. When I one day finish my education and pursue in the career that makes me and everyone happy, I want to really give back to my family and I am someone who would do anything for my family, and to me I feel that the idea of a family is very important in order to succeed and continue in life.

People always have to remember that what legacy do you want to leave or what you do to want people to remember you by. Even though Bilal has miscommunication and lack of trust between him and his family, I would have to say that I will have to agree with what choices he has made after his uncle passed away, the idea that what is the point in living life, if you cant have a career or job where it makes you happy. Some problems that take place during this films involves Bilal, struggling between attending college, and managing his family’s taxi business. One of the problems in this movie deals with going to the college he wants to go, but certain things happen that prevent him from going into that college, until he gets involved in the senior project with the idea of ice carving so he can get scholarships. Bilal’s role as a family member is to work in the taxi business and go to school. While the role that Bilal takes part in his school community doesn’t take place until his senior year, where he has to do decide what colleges he wants to attend in the near future, I would say that these are conflicting roles that Bilal faces throughout the movie because he keeps secrets and not telling his family important things like college applications, and instead gives in his college application, and takes up ice carving without telling anyone in his family, and that contradicts with the daughter  ask her mom at the end of the movie if she wont let Bilal do what he wants to do, then she wont let her daughter do the same. Some of the similarities I would say that I share with Bilal involves the idea around how can I give back to my family and how will I make the world a better place with my own interests and traditions.

This film will act as a lasting catalyst for both my personal growth and awareness because whenever I am involved in any decision making, I always try to consult and share with anything that I do, because I don’t ever want to end up doing something that  my family will not approve of because like I said there are many things that I  really value in life and family is the most important aspect of my life, and it is also because you may not know some thing yet that your family already knows about.  I really don’t quite agree with Bilal when he makes decisions in life without the regard and respect of his family. Everyone should always ask himself or herself why are they here for, what aspect in life do they really want to accomplish and who is it that they are ultimately doing this for and what will leave behind for people to remember them by. I will always remember that I am not living life so I can be happy, I want to try to make a everlasting impression on my family as a whole, who else will I will be working hard for if my family wasn’t there.

The key to an successful life is in my opinion, is having a good family oriented relationship, trust, communication, and always being responsible, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the youngest, oldest, or in my case the eldest child.  In general, we are all human beings sent by God to do-good things and live life to your full potential.  Whether we like it or not, god is always testing us and always sees everything that we do, and how we are impacting the world and making it a better place with our inner talents that we all share, and how we are helping the less fortunate or people in need.

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A story based on family traditions and values

  In Shirley Jackson’s story  “ The Lottery” the story illustrates the purpose of family traditions, how it should be important in a social community. In  “The Lottery” the elder that takes part in the village tries to maintain order and stability in order to keep traditions and values alive, even though community members try …

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In Shirley Jackson’s story  “ The Lottery” the story illustrates the purpose of family traditions, how it should be important in a social community. In  “The Lottery” the elder that takes part in the village tries to maintain order and stability in order to keep traditions and values alive, even though community members try to avoid or feel disconnected from this annual ritual that has been going on for a long time. I described the elder that is known as Mr. Summers this way because he has such a great personality where he would have no wife or children because he was so passionate in what he was doing for the community and never had time for anything else. “ The lotteries were conducted as were the square dances by Mr. Summers who had time and energy to devote to civic activities.” Preserving rituals often leads to peace within the community preventing violence or from other who are being tyrant. The society in  “The Lottery” portrays a violent community. Through my analysis of The Lottery, I am trying to prove that a society should be kept harmoniously based on important traditions and values.  

 

Based on my own interpretation, I believe that this story by Shirley Jackson deals with plot, where many people would gather in this event, where the person who is in charge of all the  events picks  names of  people and  when it was  Tessie  Hutchinson’s family’s turn,  she would pick a  paper with  a  black  mark on it, which  would result  in  Tessie and her family in  becoming  angry  and at  the end she would  end up saying that it is just not fair and she would get stones thrown at her.  The plot that I enjoyed reading the most was the part when Mr. Summers who was in charge of the events that take place would have names of the people and see whether they were actually there, where  Tessie  Jackson would pick out a paper that would happen to have a black mark on it.

Likewise in The  Lottery  by  Shirley  Jackson, it deals with   a   society, on how they have  trouble  accepting  change or  it  takes people a while to  get used to new things. Even though Mr. Summers put his entire life into taking the responsibility  of  taking  care of the events and rituals of the entire village, his job was to run the coal business and he loved devoting and giving his time to civic activities at the  village, and a lot of the people felt sorry for him because he had no wife and children, and he has such a good personality because he is always giving his time to his duties and  the  people.  One of the character who is against the rituals that take place in the village is  Old  Man  Warner, because he thinks a lot of the people have to stop taking part because it will make them turn into a savage and cruel state, and how he doesn’t like change, and how he wants it to go back the way it used to be, and how he believes every year the people taking in the tradition are always changing it for  the  better.  If  I  were to  describe more in depth  of  Mr.  Summers  character, I  would say  that he would fall in the three archetypes called  The  Sage, The  Ruler , and  The  Innocent.  I  picked the first archetype because  I  feel  that  Mr.  Summers has the gifts of  being  optimistic, having  hope, and  simplicity.  In the category called  “The  Ruler, I feel that the thing that stands out and helps describe Mr. Summers where it says the category of  gift/ virtue has to  do  with   responsibility, control, sovereignty, savvy system.  And I picked “ The Innocent” because the gift and virtue is similar to the character of Mr. Summers, how he shows optimism, trust, hope, faith, and simplicity.  I picked these specific archetypes to show that Mr. Summer is someone who wants to keep order and stability within the community, and how he always devotes his time to the community with no regard to having his own family.

  Although traditions in  a  social  community  would  lead  as  a  result  of  chaos and violence, I  believe that in general  of  a  social  community should try to live in peace where people and certain families follow traditions that have been a certain part of their culture from generation to generations and it will lastly bring a very important impact for future age groups and peer groups.  Reading the lottery by Shirley Jackson have made get a  better understanding  of the story as a whole and it also made me think of  different people from different cultures like to follow traditions and values shared within a  family and it also made me look  at the other  perspective of people going  against  traditions.

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A story based on family traditions and values

  In Shirley Jackson’s story  “ The Lottery” the story illustrates the purpose of family traditions, how it should be important in a social community. In  “The Lottery” the elder that takes part in the village tries to maintain order and stability in order to keep traditions and values alive, even though community members try …

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In Shirley Jackson’s story  “ The Lottery” the story illustrates the purpose of family traditions, how it should be important in a social community. In  “The Lottery” the elder that takes part in the village tries to maintain order and stability in order to keep traditions and values alive, even though community members try to avoid or feel disconnected from this annual ritual that has been going on for a long time. I described the elder that is known as Mr. Summers this way because he has such a great personality where he would have no wife or children because he was so passionate in what he was doing for the community and never had time for anything else. “ The lotteries were conducted as were the square dances by Mr. Summers who had time and energy to devote to civic activities.” Preserving rituals often leads to peace within the community preventing violence or from other who are being tyrant. The society in  “The Lottery” portrays a violent community. Through my analysis of The Lottery, I am trying to prove that a society should be kept harmoniously based on important traditions and values.  

 

Based on my own interpretation, I believe that this story by Shirley Jackson deals with plot, where many people would gather in this event, where the person who is in charge of all the  events picks  names of  people and  when it was  Tessie  Hutchinson’s family’s turn,  she would pick a  paper with  a  black  mark on it, which  would result  in  Tessie and her family in  becoming  angry  and at  the end she would  end up saying that it is just not fair and she would get stones thrown at her.  The plot that I enjoyed reading the most was the part when Mr. Summers who was in charge of the events that take place would have names of the people and see whether they were actually there, where  Tessie  Jackson would pick out a paper that would happen to have a black mark on it.

Likewise in The  Lottery  by  Shirley  Jackson, it deals with   a   society, on how they have  trouble  accepting  change or  it  takes people a while to  get used to new things. Even though Mr. Summers put his entire life into taking the responsibility  of  taking  care of the events and rituals of the entire village, his job was to run the coal business and he loved devoting and giving his time to civic activities at the  village, and a lot of the people felt sorry for him because he had no wife and children, and he has such a good personality because he is always giving his time to his duties and  the  people.  One of the character who is against the rituals that take place in the village is  Old  Man  Warner, because he thinks a lot of the people have to stop taking part because it will make them turn into a savage and cruel state, and how he doesn’t like change, and how he wants it to go back the way it used to be, and how he believes every year the people taking in the tradition are always changing it for  the  better.  If  I  were to  describe more in depth  of  Mr.  Summers  character, I  would say  that he would fall in the three archetypes called  The  Sage, The  Ruler , and  The  Innocent.  I  picked the first archetype because  I  feel  that  Mr.  Summers has the gifts of  being  optimistic, having  hope, and  simplicity.  In the category called  “The  Ruler, I feel that the thing that stands out and helps describe Mr. Summers where it says the category of  gift/ virtue has to  do  with   responsibility, control, sovereignty, savvy system.  And I picked “ The Innocent” because the gift and virtue is similar to the character of Mr. Summers, how he shows optimism, trust, hope, faith, and simplicity.  I picked these specific archetypes to show that Mr. Summer is someone who wants to keep order and stability within the community, and how he always devotes his time to the community with no regard to having his own family.

  Although traditions in  a  social  community  would  lead  as  a  result  of  chaos and violence, I  believe that in general  of  a  social  community should try to live in peace where people and certain families follow traditions that have been a certain part of their culture from generation to generations and it will lastly bring a very important impact for future age groups and peer groups.  Reading the lottery by Shirley Jackson have made get a  better understanding  of the story as a whole and it also made me think of  different people from different cultures like to follow traditions and values shared within a  family and it also made me look  at the other  perspective of people going  against  traditions.

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About Me.

All my life, I  always faced some type of situation and always tried to overcome them. People always say who do you look up to and who do you want to be like? Well my answer to that question is that I want to be just like my parents. I know that there is no …

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All my life, I  always faced some type of situation and always tried to overcome them. People always say who do you look up to and who do you want to be like? Well my answer to that question is that I want to be just like my parents. I know that there is no perfect person in the world but to me than being blessed with two hardworking parents and two awesome loving brothers

I  feel lucky and honored to be born in a family where everyone cares about one another and  I  am also very lucky to be born in a smart family where my parents went to the best schools in Bangladesh, my big brother works hard to be a successful neurosurgeon someday, and my little brother is in City College also excelling in  his studies. I  just want to thank  god for giving me the best family and I certainly do have a big responsibility and that is working hard and making my family proud of me in every step of the way. I learned never to take anything for granted and that life is short.

This made me appreciate having my family by my side even more. I feel lucky to spend every day with them. Many  experience  in my life motivated me to succeed in life and become what I always wanted to become. This is important for because this is what led me ahead in life and relates to the person I am today because of how I am as a person to family and friends.Since then I realize that whatever my parents told me are definitely true, the only way you can live a happy life is if you work hard now, and you won’t have to worry about about living a tough life.

 

I also want to make my father’s sacrifices ever since my mom passed away even more worth it. I don’t need any more motivation to succeed. My experiences with my family and the world around me built me into the student I am today. These moments made me stronger and more aware about what I have left to accomplish both in college and later on in my life. I will continue to use these memories as lessons and motivation to work harder to succeed in my college career. I will seek to improve my academic and communication skills going into college and being an asset to the college community.

 

 

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My college experience in York College

    When I first got accepted to  York College by the  Seek  Program, I was happy to be a part of the SEEK family as a student with so many benefits that SEEK program has to offer that no other school has to offer the same benefits. What was ironic during the same time was …

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    When I first got accepted to  York College by the  Seek  Program, I was happy to be a part of the SEEK family as a student with so many benefits that SEEK program has to offer that no other school has to offer the same benefits. What was ironic during the same time was that the person who is in charge of the SEEK program as a whole told me in a email after a few days that I was not accepted because my passport was expired so I had to do the whole process all over again and I even had to attend an orientation where I was supposed to write 2 required essays of why I chose to be here at York College and how will I contribute to the SEEK program as a student and to the whole school. And when I was starting my first college semester @ 8/27 and this was my first day of classes and I was a little nervous as well as everyone would be when they themselves would be starting a new beginning of their life way different from high school and slowly getting used to being a part of York College as a whole. And slowly when I began to adjust to my first year of freshman life as well as everyone else, I would go to all of my classes in which I was so thrilled because I would see so many familiar faces and friends who happened to be my classmates who were here for the same reason to do well overall and get rid of their general requirements so they could be mainly focused on their major. And when it was my second semester at York College as a freshman, I would be also be thrilled to come back and meet my new professors, and see what was expected towards the end of the semester and possibly meet new friends.

           I  personally as well as my brothers truly believe in the concept of  “ The American Dream” , or the start of a new beginning, my parents life and our life deals with this concept of a new beginning where in the beginning my grandmother would be so proud of my mom  for graduating college and so close to making her parents proud, and this is what me and my brother try to keep in mind and do as a result to make my mom and dad proud as a result of  all of our efforts to be happy in the supposedly career we are interested in the upcoming years. My focus in life has to do with Sociology  as a whole, but there are different fields  in it which I am still not quite sure which one I am really interested in. And I am still not sure whether I will transfer to a better college so this is why I am trying to work hard and ace all  my classes and having a good overall GPA. And even though through my years at  Francis  Lewis  High  School, I  feel like I didn’t do such a good job in my part  in becoming an ideal or an successful  student  and I will try to overcome this obstacle by not doing the same mistake and I  always learned something through my years as being a part of my family and I  really want to contribute to being there for my dad along with my brothers in taking care of my father in the near future by trying to work twice as hard than my brothers. I am also happy for being involved in the Human Resources club and  Entrepreneurship club,  so it can help me more with my future.

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