BY: Aldo Córdova González 1°B INSTITUTO MEXICANO MADERO 1
INDEX TOLERANCE IN COMMON (ESSAY) . 3 OUR BEAUTIFUL HOME (POEM) ........ 5 IF YOU FORGET ME (POEM) ................... 6 A STRANGER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (SHORT STORY) ................................................ 8 ACRONYM ................................................................ 14
Tolerance in common Has someone ever thought about (besides the case of the guy that burnt the American flag) what do the Texas vs Johnson Majority opinion and the American Flag Stands for tolerance have in common? As well as the trailer of My So- Called Enemy. Well it is very easy. All of them talk and show evidence of “tolerance”, but what is tolerance? According to most dictionaries is the willingness to accept behaviors and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them.
But what evidence can be used to verify this affirmation? Well here are some of them in the Texas vs Johnson Majority opinion “Our decision is a reaffirmation of the principles of freedom and inclusiveness that the flag best reflects and the conviction that our toleration of criticism such as Johnson’s is a sign and source of our strength.” It describes that the decision the court took was based on the principles that the flag best refers to which is the freedom of expression and by burning it Johnson just ex-
“The way to preserve the flag´s special role is not to punish those who feel differently about these matters. It is to persuade them that they are wrong”. And here can be proved that the main purpose of the court was not to punish the free expression it was just to change Johnson´s mind about what he did, so they respected his thoughts.
In the case of the text of the American Flag stands for Tolerance “What most distinguishes our civilization from both predecessors and its contemporary competitors
is a belief in the sanctity of the human conscience. Each individual is to have the freedom to develop by his or her own lights and not by the command of officialdom.” This means as well as the other text that men in the USA is are free to express themselves without being criticized by other nor be forced by authorities.
And finally in the trailer what the leadership group of Building Bridges for Peace does is that both cultures Israeli Jews and Palestinians tolerate and get along better by the interaction of day by day so both can respect the other´s culture.
In conclusion we can say that tolerance is very important now a day because of all the political problems in each country so everyone has to respect other people’s points of view as well as in the case of the places that are in war they have to be so strong to try to put in other´s shoes and understand them. So writers try to persuade people by putting this topic implicit in their writings.
OUR BEAUTIFUL HOME BY ALDO CORDOVA
Nature is the most wonderful thing on earth You can see it everywhere, wherever you go In each ecosystem, each flower, each little or big animal, And in so many more things that give sense and color to our life. It is surprising to see how plants, trees, flowers, Butterflies, birds, and every living being Grow and develop all together in harmony as friends As family but at the same time following their own life cycle. But nature does not depend only in living beings It also has to do with landscapes, climates, The four elements of nature and other stuff all together Make our home livable and the most colorful planet in the universe. For these and many other astonishing wonders that Make our planet suitable for life and that allow the coexistence Between every organism it is important to take Care and respect our only and beautiful home.
I want you to know one thing.
If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda
You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me. Well, now, if little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you little by little. If suddenly you forget me do not look for me, for I shall already have forgotten you. If you think it long and mad, the wind of banners that passes through my life, and you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots, remember that on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms and my roots will set off to seek another land.
But if each day, each hour, you feel that you are destined for me with implacable sweetness, if each day a flower climbs up to your lips to seek me, ah my love, ah my own, in me all that fire is repeated, in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, my love feeds on your love, beloved, and as long as you live it will be in your arms without leaving mine.
A STRANGER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BY ALDO CORDOVA It was the week of Halloween; everyone was preparing the stuff for the party they might be having. All neighbors were climbing up the trees to hang the ornaments, taking out the fake ghost, the head of Frankenstein and Dracula all these to make their house look creepy and to fit in the Halloween mood all the neighborhood was expecting to get. In my case, my duties were to decorate with a funny, creepy, normal, friendly, whatever face I could imagine some pumpkins that my mom had bought at the store, hang some bats and ghosts in the branches of a tree in front of my house. When I finally finished I got in my house and call Karl my best friend to discuss what customs we were going to use at the party my family was going to throw to celebrate this festivity. After discussing a lot, we got into an agreement that we were going to dress as clowns, as it is something trendy nowadays. The next day at school I saw her she was so beautiful, blonde haired, with a perfect body, I have never had the guts to talk to her but that day was the day to invite her to the party. -Hi Ely -Hi? Tom right? -Yes we are in most classes together -Oh, well -I just wanted to ask you if you would like to come to the party that my family is throwing? -Yeah, why not? -Ok, it’s on this Friday -Well until Friday, bye. Finally, I talked to her, after talking to her I had to tell my best friends Karl and Milly, what I had just done. Of course as it was expected Karl was as excited as I, but something weird took my attention Milly didn’t say even a word, I was so confused but I didn’t pay much attention on it. That night something strange happened, at my window I heard as if someone was knocking on it, but what was the strangest thing was that a shadow could be seen at the window I was so scared, it was past midnight and I didn’t have the guts to look what was happening there, as expected I could continue sleeping it was one of the worst and most terrifying nights in my entire life.
I didn’t have the courage to tell my parents about my incident, I waited until the next day at school to tell my friends my terrifying experience. -Hey Karl and Mil I have to tell you something really strange that I witnessed last night. -What happened? -Yeah, what happened? -Last night I was sleeping and suddenly I started hearing some noises as if someone was knocking at my window, obviously I couldn’t continue sleeping. - You are so paranoiac; it may have just been a tree branch -No I have heard that a lot of people have witnessed some of those things, and one week later they disappear, so you’d better do something. -Yes I know I will tell my parents later. On the afternoon when I was coming back from school, there was a crowd outside a neighbor house, I got closer there and I heard that someone had stolen all the Halloween ornaments of that house last night. And I got in complete shock, would have been the same person of the noises at my window? I quickly got into my house and called as expected Karl, I told him what had happened and he told me that I had to be very careful and that I should set some security cameras and try to catch the thief. I didn’t tell anything to my parents because I was scared they could get angry because I didn’t say anything last night when it was happening. So I decided to live with that secret one more night.
It was getting darker and I placed each camera in the correct place to get a wide angle of the thief, everything was perfect. Later when I was sleeping I heard the noises again, I was scared but not worried because I knew that the cameras where there to do all the heavy work, and I didn’t pay much attention to it so I kept on sleeping until the next day, finally I could sleep after a night without sleeping almost anything, I felt I was getting kind of mad and a little bit grumpy so it was a relief to catch it without a problem. At the morning some voices woke me up, there were some neighbors that were telling my parents something that had happened the previous night, I heard it and immediately went to see what the cameras had filmed. I went all to the beginning and when I was checking there was no one, might It be a ghost? I thought I was getting crazy but no, there wasn’t anyone in the film, and the previous night I had heard the same noises and also my neighbors where here to inform my parents, it was very strange. All these events kept on happening all the week. It was Thursday, the day before the party and more of these strange and confusing events continued, I asked Karl if he could help me with planning something to catch the ghost, person, whatever it was. I was decided to stop these events. -Hey Karl what do you suggest we should do? -I was thinking in something but it will require a lot of effort and some more people. -What is it? -I think Mil can help us, you should find someone else. I think we can make a neighbor patrol, two of us can watch over while the others, sleep and we set a certain hour to change, in this way we can have neighborhood watched over, and it won´t scape, because we are going to be four and he only one, I hope. -That’s a good idea, I’m going to look for someone. -Can I stay at your home to set all stuff for tomorrow night?
-Yes of course We spent all the night planning the strategy, and the way we were going to set our stuff, tramps and the schedule for resting. I had been thinking on who could I ask help for this tough mission, after thinking a lot I found him/her, the only problem was to ask if he/she would like to do it. As all this week the thing attacked again this night and he now did something really bad…. He now attacked my house, all the Halloween ornaments had disappeared, and the real problem was that, that night the party was going to take place, I really got angry so it was more than said and stablished I was going to find the responsible for this, and I would make him pay for everything he had done. My mother didn’t reuse to throw the party so she was going to buy some ornaments and set the house for the party, so during the mission we were going to have a lot of people so if it was going to be tough, now it was going to be much tougher. When I arrived to school the first thing I was forced to do was to the person I was thinking of, if he/she could help us in the mission we were going to have, he/she will have to give up tonight´s party. -Hi Ely -Hi Tom, ready for tonight´s party? -Talking about that, I have something to tell you…… -Yeah, what is it? -Well I consider you have the guts to help me and my friends in a special mission, we are having tonight. It is going to take place in my neighborhood, during the party. -What special mission? -Look all this week strange things have been occurring in my neighborhood, so I decided It was enough and we are going to capture the thief. -Isn’t it dangerous? - Yes it is, but I’m tired of people who take others things -Well count on me, you gave good arguments, and you convinced me
you, I really appreciate it
-Yeah, so tonight at your house at what 8? -Yeah, you don’t need to bring anything have everything already prepared, we were just waiting for you. The moment had arrived; Karl came with me to my house since the classes were over, Mil arrived at 7 and Ely at 8 as we set it. We waited until the party started, we had sticks, cameras, flashlights, walky-talkies, etc. We set that we were going to split, Karl said he wanted with Mil, so I had to stay with Ely, I obviously didn’t have any problem, so went to find that thing. We were locking in all the backyards of the houses, porches, etc. and we were talking through the walkytalkies, when suddenly Mil and Karl’s walky-talkie went off, and suddenly it turned on and a voice told us, I know you´re looking for me, but you won´t find me nor your friends, so you´d better give up. Ely got very scared and wanted to quit but I convinced her that If not I was going to stay alone and without friends, I think she has a good heart because she said yes and we kept on going. It was almost midnight and we hadn’t found anything but suddenly Ely got a little bit delayed and she disappeared, I knew the thief was there so I was so scared, and there he was, he was wearing a black coat and I couldn’t see his face.
He suddenly took the hat off and……. He didn’t have a face; it was a ghost. -what do you want? why do you do this? -I just people to appreciate more these festivities - But we always throw parties on this date - Yeah, but I want you to adore us -I won´t do so -So you´re dead -But…. I started running and took a ghost tramp, Karl and I had done and kept him, with some gases that neutralized him. I looked for my friends and they were already monsters, so I also caught them and kept them as a trophy. Since that day I’m the Tooommmm.
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