My Third Guest: Hermogenes Sanchez
Hermogenes is a quiet, thoughtful Peruvian gentleman who has been in my class for two years. He enjoys learning new words and has become a “living” dictionary for many of his classmates. We are always impressed by the insights he expresses so beautifully in his second language. Here are his selections.
Assignment: Look at Paul Revere’s etching of the Boston Massacre and write from the point of view of one of the people in the picture.
British Soldier: Today seems like no other. I can see a lot of people in the square, a bunch of rabble rousers trying to make us angry. In a few minutes my regiment is going to face those protestors and in a good way we are going to tell them to disperse. (One hour later) Listen up, people. This place is not right for you to do this kind of expression against the government. So, all of you have five minutes to leave the square in peace. If not, we are going to take action no matter what. My captain is very angry and disappointed by this kind of behavior. Think about it, go home, please.
Assignment: Interpret the words “All men are created equal”
I agree with this saying because I think this is about how a man and woman get together and for natural law create a new offspring; this is the same for everybody. But we have to know that our society is going to effect the behavior, education and all those complex things that make a human being successful through his whole life. I can say that family plays an important role in the education and makes one excel in this society.
Assignment: Write about – What is beauty?
Beauty is what makes you happy, impresses your senses in the way that makes you wonder what you see or feel; it’s a moment of excitement that can stay forever or vanish. It could be colors, nature, animals, art, cosmos, people, love. It’s a complicated topic because ir depends on the person who is seeing and the way of interpretation and its point of view on the moment. Our culture most of the time gets confused about the meaning of beauty and it’s focused just in external appearances just for commercial advertisement which means money. Beauty is the inspiration of many artists. They capture that feeling and they are able to transform it into another kind of beauty that could even be music.