Sunshine Blogger Awards!

Hey, people! First post in a while, and it’ll be a 3-in-1. I have been nominated three times by my awesome fellow bloggers (Danny, Odessa and Luna) and I decided to cram them all into one huge post instead of making tons of little ones. Alrighty, here goes!

Rules

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Danny’s Questions

  1. What is the scariest show you have watched? The Mini-V series
  2. What death would you prefer: Water or Fire (I have officially “out-grimed” Rebecca’s grim topic!) 😀 Fire.
  3. What is your name. Ashley
  4. What is your quest . To do the best I can.
  5. What is the capital of Australia (lol Monty Python… had to do it) Sydney??? That’s off the top of my head……
  6. Choose: Dogs or Cats (this is a personality question) Dogs!
  7. If you could make one movie or tv show a reality which one would it be? (personally… mine would be Doctor Who) Maybe the Avengers?? It’d be kinda cool to meet them as actual people.
  8. What is YOUR favorite animated movie Kung Fu Panda.
  9. What is your favorite music artist? Don’t have one.
  10. What is better to you: Living in the city or on a farm? On a farm.
  11. Have you ever had a hard time making up 11 questions for this award? Oh, yeah!!!! 😀

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Term Paper: English II

English II: Western Literature to 1492 was an enlightening course filled with early Christian mysticism, intriguing dialogues and a valuable insight into the lives and culture of the ancient and early Christian world. As a completion for this course, I was asked to write a term paper on this topic: “Are Boccaccio’s Decameron and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales closer in outlook to Greek and Roman literature than they are to Hebrew, Christian and medieval literature?

Boccaccio’s Decameron was the story of the Black Death, a plague that swept through Europe multiple times, destroying over two-thirds of the population. In this book, Boccaccio constantly pointed fingers at the clergy and the Church. He demeaned the friars and the priests, accusing them of immoral practices. He didn’t focus at all on the glory of God and man’s inability to accomplish anything without him.

This was completely contrary to the view that was portrayed in medieval literature, which focused on God far more that any Renaissance work ever did.

As far as it goes compared to Hebrew and Christian literature, it’s night and day. Boccaccio expressed a view of Man vs. the Church, something completely contrary to the Christian and Hebrew texts. And instead of a focus on the intense, immovable piety of man through the Church, it focused on individualism and the nit-picking of everyday life. Continue reading “Term Paper: English II”