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.
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This is a Hereford cow like on of the ones on my farm.

 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.

1 comment:

  1. I also like how on page 15, "I became afraid, since I could no longer tell the difference between dream and reality." It shows the true series of event's that are happening with the main character Ishmael along with other people's lives who live in the towns that where attacked by the rebels or are awaiting to be attacked. It shows how humanity is at a desperate stage where no one can trust anyone anymore. Dreams and reality should be separate but it's scary when they both come together in the terms of negativity like the rebel attacks.


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