This is the second project I had to do for Math 1010. This class was very helpful in making me realize how exactly you can use math, especially algebra, in real life. Also on this project, for part 6 we were instructed to respond to this question: Did this project change the way you think about how math can be applied to the real world? Write one paragraph stating what ideas changed and why. If this project did not change the way you think, write how this project gave further evidence to support your existing opinion about applying math. Be specific. I definitely think that this project helped me realize how much you really use math in the real world. Before I just really didn’t care about algebra and never really understood the use of it, until now, especially with the great teacher I found. Before I never really had a teacher that would use an example from every chapter to show how you use it in the real world. And doing this project in her class has definitely helped me out a lot and has changed my view on it.
For my laughter yoga class I decided to interview 10 different people about what their most joyous moment was! It was really fascinating and fun to listen to and I enjoyed every minute of the interviews. I really do hope that all the videos show up (because honestly I’m not very tech savvy when it comes to these things). Hopefully by the end of this week I can have real help and all the videos will show up!! 🙂 for now enjoy!
Who Am I?
I am me. I encompass everything that my parents ever wanted me to be. Loyal, compassionate,
friendly, a people person, a hard worker, lovable and trustworthy. As I sit there and mediate
every day I think of all the things I have accomplished and what I can accomplish in the future
because of who I am. I am me, the girl that doesn’t judge a cover by its book, who has gained
many friends over the years because I don’t give their secrets away and don’t judge them based
on those secrets. I am the girl people look to for when they need help and or are in trouble. I am
the one who will love no matter what may happen in life. I am the animal lover that will do
anything to protect an animal against anyone’s wishes and threats. I love myself for who I am
and the great woman I am blossoming into. That is who I am.
The King’s Speech: Film Review
This film interested me greatly in the fact that I don’t know much about the hierarchy in
the United Kingdom and when this film came out it received such great review that I just had to
do a review on it. The film revolves around Bertie, or better known as, King George VI. He had
a speech impediment that ruined many speeches that he had to give in front of people. And the
people, it seemed in the movie, weren’t all that thrilled about it and were not sure he would make
such a great King if the occasion arised and didn’t want to stand behind him because of his
stammer. He and his wife tried so many different doctors to actually try to help him get over his
stammer, but to no avail they all failed. And he quit after a long while and I do not blame him.
After a bit of time passes his wife locates a Doctor by the name of Lionel Logue who has very
unorthodox methods in trying to get Bertie passed his stammer. And eventually it works and he
doesn’t stammer as much and they eventually become best friends and Lionel helps him through
every speech and war speech for the rest of Bertie’s life.
Overall the movie followed what happened in real life pretty closely. There are a few
things that were wrong, and I had to keep in mind this movie was made in Hollywood and they
love to twist things a bit. After doing a bit of research on King George VI, I found out that in fact
he was born left handed but because this was not acceptable for a member of the Royal family,
his teachers made him learn how to write with his right hand. It was also correct that as a child
growing up he had to wear leg splints to help him walk better. The only thing I found wrong,
from when he was a child, was the fact in the movie Bertie said his stammer started around the
ages of 4 or 5, but in fact the stammering started when he was 8 years old. And when it came to
his wife, Elizabeth-Bowes Lyon, they were pretty accurate. She was a strong lady and always
supported Bertie whenever he needed it. Just as an interesting fact, when they were younger she
actually refused his marriage proposal twice. The reason this is, according to the movie, was
because she was afraid of the Royal life and what you had to do when you were a part of the
Another thing I did notice, and this was from a different history class, was that in the
movie, King George V called Joseph Stalin “Marshal Stalin” but Stalin was not awarded this title
until March 1943, after the Battle of Stalingrad, more than 7 years after King George V died. So
that was historically inaccurate. Also, what I wish they would have shown, was the fact that
Bertie and his wife stayed in Britain while the Blitz was happening, and people acknowledge that
and loved the fact that they were willing to stay with their people through the darkest of days.
They characterize Bertie, aka King George VI, as a very strong-willed man who was sometimes
anxious but never lacked the bravery that was needed. And that really showed well in the movie,
even after the abdication of his eldest brother. But truthfully I think that in his eldest brother
doing that, it helped restore faith in the Royal family and the throne, along with King George
becoming much better at his speech. It restored confidence in the people and the military. He
also was a huge supporter of Winston Churchill. And once again, this movie did a good job on
portraying the Royal family, Bertie, his wife, and Lionel.
When I was watching this film, it reminded me of a few things we have learned so far in
class. The first thing it reminded me of was the difference in social classes. There was a part in
the movie where after Bertie’s father died and told Lionel that they were too different people,
that he had never really talked to the common man and didn’t know much about his life and how
the common man does not know much about the Royal life and how it works. And that reminded
me a bit of how Queen Isabella treated the Jews. And that maybe if any type of Royal family
learned to know the common man or folk, they would treat people a little better rather than
judging them on their social class or automatically despising them for strange reasons. Another
part that ties in with the class is the speech impediment. Even though when the Spanish started
coming over here to America, or I guess discovering more of South America, there was a speech
difference and dialect. And this movie really made me think of that. If you really don’t have
much of a speech , or a way to communicate, some people will not want to stand behind you, and
because they might not understand what is being said or communicated, it could be taken the
wrong way. Just like how Pizarro gives Atahualpa a Bible, he knows that’s a great gift, but
Atahualpa doesn’t know how important it is and just randomly throws it on the ground. There for
a fight ensues. The same thing happened with Bertie. When people didn’t really understand what
he was saying because of his stammer, they didn’t really want a king like that, but when he
started speaking much better and with a little help, they stood by him.
The King’s Speech, 2010 Film
http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george6, author unknown, date created unknown.
http://www.biography.com/people/george-vi-9308937?page=3, A+E Networks, 1996-2013
For my wonderful Western Civ class we had to pick a movie and write a review about it and throughly critique it to see if some of the movie was accurate or inaccurate, especially since it was made by Hollywood. Enjoy!