Enrique’s Journey, a book about a not so amusing adventure a little boy had to take to reunite with his mother, Lourdes. Sonia Nazario the author of the novel went into an illegal immigrant shoes, and tried to make it across the border to America. You might think that illegal immigrants arrive smoothly to America, but no you are wrong. Smuggling across the world to America and starting a new life is the scariest thing some illegal immigrants might have to do when things aren’t going right. In this novel, Enrique does reunite with his mom, Lourdes but wait, the immigrant’s journey doesn’t end there. Maria, a mother of a small daughter ends up taking the same journey to reunite with her boyfriend who is also the father of her daughter Jasmine.
“Maria Isabel does not say good-bye to her daughter. She does not hug her. She gets out of the car and walks briskly into the bus terminal. She does not look back. She never tells her she is going to the United States” (Nazario, 218). To me, this quote is telling me that Maria did not have a hard time leaving her daughter but without a goodbye is more spiteful. But the question really is why did she have to leave? This honestly is the worst way ever to ever leave your child in a country by herself without her mother by her side. I don’t believe that Maria is any different from Lourdes. They both did what they felt was right for their children. They both wanted to go and earn money to provide their children an education, toys, clothes, and anything else young children needed. So, why did Maria Isabel do this to her child after seeing what Lourdes did to hers? What was going through her mind? Doesn’t she know that Jasmine might have to go through the same journey? To me, nothing that she learned or seen over the years has affected her one bit. Jasmine needed her mother by her side, but Maria Isabel made her decision to go to America to be with Enrique instead of her own daughter. She’s repeating exactly what Lourdes did to...
...Does the idea of a ‘journey’ apply to Tripitaka’s pilgrimage? If so, how?
The idea of embarking on journeys has stood the test of time - early man explored uncharted territories, while modern citizens jump at the chance to have an overseas experience. Are we truly concerned with materialistic experiences, or are we seeking to expand our horizons ? The term pilgrimage itself suggests a journey to a geographical location of spiritual importance. However, journey in this case may not solely be categorized as physical travel but also as the voyage of soul development.
Tripitaka's pilgrimage is more likely a spiritual journey to enlightenment than a mission to retrieve Buddhist scriptures from the West. Tripitaka in the story bears little resemblance to the historical monk. Historically, XuanZang's travels took him to many kingdoms, and his initiative to seek out the rulers of each of them suggests that his pilgrimage had also diplomatic intentions.
By contrast, the pilgrimage of Tripitaka, the story’s fictional equivalent to XuanZang, was set up to be an ideal case of spiritual journey.
Gold Cicada was his former name
As heedless he was of the Buddha's talk
He had to suffer in this world of dust...
....dedicated wholly to the pursuit of Nirvana (Vol.1, P.263)
Tripitaka was formerly a disciple of Buddha, but when he fell asleep during...
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born on May 8, 1975 in Madrid, Spain. He is better known as Enrique Iglesias; a Spanish singer, songwriter and actor. Enrique is the third and youngest child of the Spanish singer Julio Inglesias. His mother Isabel Preysler, a magazine journalist, later divorced his father in 1978. The following year, their father moved to Miami, Florida to continue with his musical career.
In 1985, Enrique's grandfather, Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga, was kidnapped by the terrorist group ETA. Fearing for his grandchildren's safety, Enrique and his brother were sent to live with their father in Miami. He also lived in Belgrade, Serbia for one year with his mother, who worked as a journalist.
As his father's career kept him on the road, Enrique was raised by the family nanny. In 1993, he graduated from Gulliver Preparatory School, and continued on to study business at the University of Miami.
Despite being a son of a big singer, Enrique didn't want to take the advantage of his father's famous name. Without telling his father, he borrowed money from his nanny and recorded a demo containing one Spanish song and two English songs. The demo was later showed to his father's old publicist Fernan Martinez. Together, they then promoted the songs under the stage name “Enrique Martinez” with the backstory of being an...
...Enrique Iglesias Biography
Enrique Iglesias was born Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler in Madrid, Spain, on May 8, 1975. He was the youngest of the three children and he is the son of a Popular Spanish singer Julio Iglesias His Grandfather got kidnapped, He was snet to Miami to live with his father due to security concerns. Because of his father's intense touring schedule, much of Iglesias's parenting came from his nanny, Elvira Olivares, to whom he later dedicated his first album., the prestigious Gulliver Private School in Miami. From there, he started writing and performing songs at various Miami restaurants with a small group of friends, all of which he kept secret from his parents. After graduating from high school, Iglesias enrolled at the University of Miami, where he intended to study business. But the world of music kept calling to him, and after just a year of college, he dropped out.Intent on making it without the help of his father or his famous last name, Iglesias started shopping demos of his work to various producers under the name Enrique Martinez.He'd recorded the cassette, which featured one Spanish song and a pair of English tunes, by secretly borrowing money from his nanny.Hard work soon paid off, and in 1995 Iglesias, much to the chagring of his parents, inked a record contract. Later that year, Iglesias's self-titled debut album hit CD stores.The record proved to be more of a hit than...
Grade 11 Honors English, Period 3
September 20, 2011
Lost in Fog
Shrouded under the foggy presence of lies and denial, one can live a misleading life. People are forced to operate under a façade until they are forced to reflect upon their fake life. This may result in epiphanies which compel them to learn something about themselves. In Long Day’s Journey into Night, a play by Eugene O’Neill, a day in the life of the Tyrone family is chronicled as they start off acting as a close family but the reality of their situation is unraveled through the day under the use of drugs and alcohol. Each member of Tyrone family attempts to hide the truths surrounding his or her faults, and although they eventually acknowledge it through epiphanies when they escape the guise of an ambiguous life, they do not do anything to reform themselves. The transformation of the characters occurs with the decline of the day, as various truths and epiphanies are revealed by the end of the play. James Tyrone, the patriarch of the Tyrone family, encounters his self realization when he discovers that his stinginess is a result of him not becoming the actor he wanted to be.
James Tyrone realizes the ramifications of compromising a successful acting career for monetary comfort, however realizes the complexity involved in changing and prefers to stay the same. Tyrone, as he is more commonly called, chastises his sons, Jamie, James Tyrone Jr. and Edmund for...
...<center><b>The Fog of Substance Abuse</b></center>
<br>As the fog descends around the Tyrone's summer home, another fog falls on the family within. This fog is that of substance abuse, in which each of the four main characters of Eugene O'Neill's play, Long Day's Journey into Night face by the end of Act IV. Long Day's Journey into Night is a metaphoric representation of the path from normalcy to demise by showing the general effects of substance abuse on human psychology and family dysfunctions through the characters Mary, Jamie, Edmund and Tyrone.
<br>Mary Tyrone makes the transition most clearly throughout the entire play. In Act I, her hands move restlessly, and she seems to be quite nervous. When she appears in Act II "one notices no change except that she appears to be less nervous, but then one becomes aware that her eyes are brighter and there is a peculiar detachment in her voice and manner" (O'Neill 58). These subtle signs of her relapse back to chemical dependency continue until the final scene, where she is most obviously under the influences of a chemical substance. The morphine seems to make her reminiscent of the past. In Act III, she talked about her two childhood dreams of becoming a concert pianist or a nun. By Act IV, she has dragged her old wedding dress from the attic and attempted to play the piano again. This presents a psychological reasoning for her relapses. She considers herself to be growing old and ugly,...
...	In the play Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years. " No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72) [James Tyrone referring to the Morphine addiction of his wife, Mary, which attributed to the undoing of the family]. Their trials and tribulations are well documented by O'Neill through the proficient utilization of theme, characterization, plot, setting, and style.
Throughout the play, O'Neill's theme is one of a disclosure into the life of a seemingly normal family on the outside yet convoluted with bitterness on the inside. It portrays the actions of a dysfunctional family and brings us on a reflective journey from when the fledgling family had started, devoted to one another with high hopes for the future, to what it is today, a family engulfed in turmoil. "Who would have thought Jamie would grow up to disgrace us Its such a pity You brought him up to be a boozer." (110) In this excerpt from Mary's conversation with James regarding their son, it is obvious that their life had taken a 180-degree turn from when their offspring were mere children with promise.
Characterization throughout the play helps us not only to understand the characters' actions but also to see into the soul of each and to comprehend their thoughts...
...Journey To The West 西游记
Growing up, we all had our favorite stories. My personal favorite was the Harry Potter series; I spent hours and hours immersed in those books. For a lot of Chinese children however, the story they grew up with was called Journey to the West, or XiYouJi. This story was written by Wu Cheng’en, an author who lived during the 16th century in the Ming dynasty. A very famous piece of literature, it is considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature. The novel starts by telling the story of SunWuKong, who was born from a rock. He went on to learn 72 polymorphic transformations and becomes super powerful, powerful enough to challenge the Taoist Gods. The story goes on to tell about SunWuKong’s great rebellion against heaven, where he basically goes around and beats up everyone in the sky by himself. Eventually however, his arrogance leads to his downfall, and the Buddha manages to trap him under a mountain for five hundred years. The story then jumps to the introduction of Tang XuanZang, who is instructed by the Gods to go east to India on a pilgrimage and retrieve the Buddhist Sutras. After setting out on his journey, Xuan Zang bumps into SunWuKong who is still trapped under a mountain. With the help from the gods, Xuan Zang frees SunWuKong and takes him on as a disciple. He also meets a pig named ZhuBaJie and an ogre named ShaWuJing. Together, the 4 of them walk west towards their...
...Speech – “The only journey is the one within”
The internal journey; the journey within has been the subject of great cogitation and contemplation throughout academic discussion. Through scrutiny of Ivan Sen’s film ‘Beneath Clouds’ and Stephen Chbosky’s ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ we begin to see aspects of the affiliation between the internal journey and alternate journeys. Today, ladies and gentlemen I argue that the inner journey is the central and pinnacle of all conceived journeys, that all other journeys, work to shape and determine the fundamental and paramount internal journey.
The idea of the inner journey being moulded by other journeys is immediately noticeable through the lead male characters in both Beneath Clouds and the Perks of Being a Wallflower. Vaughn portrays himself as a being that lacks emotion and disregards a relationship with his family, however throughout the film we realise that he is a highly emotional character that attempts to uphold an external image of a hoodlum. Evidence of this can be seen through his carving in the tree, and his instinctive denial of his sensitive actions when asked by a fellow inmate. The close up of the ‘Country Meats’ sign and the caged horse as Vaughn observes is also symbolic and is a metaphor for Vaughn’s life and how he views his predestined future. He...