|This is a Hereford cow like on of the ones on my farm.|
Monday, August 31, 2015
Journal Two Philip Mattix
My name is Philip Mattix and I am a nontraditional student returning to the Ohio State University at Marion. I am majoring in chemical engineering. I am an active person and I like building and making stuff. I have lived on a farm my entire life. Science and engineering have always fascinated me. Two to three years of my degree can be completed at Marion then I will transfer to main campus.
In reading a long way gone by Ishmael Beah, the theme that stood out to me in chapter one was the brutality and atrociousness of war. Ishmael is only 12 years old at the time when he witnesses the horrid effects of the attacks. The book goes in to graphic detail of what he witnessed and how it affected him. On page 13 it describes his reaction to what he saw '' . I felt nauseated, and my head was spinning.I felt the ground moving, and peoples voices seemed to be far removed from where I stood trembling.'' These events clearly had a great emotional and psychological affect on Ishmael. Later that night Ishmael had a night nightmare of being made a fatality of the rebel onslaught. He then said on page 15 '' I became afraid, since I could no longer tell the difference between dream and reality.
Posted by Philip Mattix at 8:27 PM