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May 14, 2013

Social inequalities- ''The blind side'' and ''Titanic''

Today we would like to want to write a blog post about our thoughts on the movie called ''The Blind Side'' that we saw in our English class last week. We would also share our opinion on social inequality in the movie ''Titanic''. Both movies contain parts of social inequalities.

''The Blind Side'' shows us how difficult it is to be a poor, young, African American boy in the city of Tennessee, and how difficult it is to get help in the community that is characterized by white and rich people. Compared to the movie Titanic, there were only white people but in the 20`s there was a big difference between various social groups. Those kind of films make people aware that the social inequality still exists even though we live in the 21st century. We think that there are both positive and negative sides of it. What would it be like if a rich group of people was hanging out with poor people in the rich person's district? It would be embarrassing for both parts. The poor people wouldn't be able to feel confident around people who are wealthier than them, and vice versa.

''Titanic'' is a movie about a poor guy who fell in love with a woman who is about to marry a rich man. She has to marry him to ensure the future of her family. Even though there was a big difference between their economic situation, when love strikes, nothing is impossible. Unfortunately they were not able to share their lives together, because of the gigantic accident.

Have you ever seen Titanic or The Blind Side? What are your thoughts about social inequalities ?
- Ewa& Julia


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pelicular Children

A while ago, in our English class, every student had to pick a book they would like to read. Our teacher posted a blog post with books we can read. I wasn’t interested in any of them so I chose a book on my own. I picked a book that’s called ‘’The Painter of Shanghai’’. After I read few pages I decided to read another book. The reason why is because the language was a little bit difficult, and it was hard to understand. So I had to choose between:

1.       Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
2.       The book Thief by Markus Zusak
3.       Ender’s Game by Orson Scott
4.       Twice Toward Justice by Claudette Colvin
5.       The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6.       Life of Pi by Yann Martel
7.       White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
I decided to read
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pelicular Children, a debut novel by Ransom Riggs. The book was published in 2011, so it’s quite new. 
When I first saw the book, I thought it would be a book about the WW2. Maybe because the cover was pretty old-school, and the girl looked sad and creepy. When I finally started to read the book, I thought it was about a young boy who wanted to find more about his grandfather’s life, but then it turned out to be a book that is more sci-fi then I thought. His grandfather told him stories about pelicular children, stories that where hard to believe in. But afterwards we get to know that all stories where true…
The book was pretty long, about 300 pages, but it was exciting to read an English book. In my opinion we should read more. We should read more books we enjoy to read and thanks to that we will improve our English skills and imaginary.