Friday, November 21, 2008


I would rather die standing up, than live life on my knees.

The quote "id rather die on my feet than walk on my knees" shows a lot of self expression.That quote was said by Zapata, back in the days there wasn`t privileges for the Mexicans and Blacks.And he meant i`d rather kill for my people than be a slave.

short story

Esperanza Rising tells the growing-up story of the young and spoiled Mexican girl, Esperanza Ortega. She happily lives on her wealthy family's estate in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes, surrounded by fancy dresses and servants. But due to family jealousy, her father is murdered, her home is burned to the ground and she and her mother have two options: her mother marries Esperanza's devious uncle, Tío Luis and Esperanza gets sent to a boarding school in another city, or they escape to the United States. They choose to flee to California to live as migrant workers on a labour camp. Here Esperanza has a difficult time confronting the reality that she is no longer rich, and has a hard time adjusting to the difficult work in the camps.

Esperanza Rising shows self expression because it tells her life. Another reason is she talked about a rose and said their is no rose without thorn.That meant there is no life without mistakes.


Tom and Jerry is a series of theatrical short subjects (cartoons) created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.For Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence. Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry cartoons. At the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood, California between 1940 and 1957, when the animation unit was closed down. The original series is notable for having won the Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) seven times, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the most-awarded theatrical animated series.

This cartoon shows self-expression because the cat knows that he can't catch the mouse but he knows one day he'll catch him. The mouse will keep waiting.


In heraldry, the star is the ensign of knightly rank, and every order of knighthood incorporates this symbol in some way. It has traditionally been used as a mark of cadency for the third son.A number of stars in a row can indicate a scale of varying quality, the more stars the higher the quality.In heraldry, a mullet is a star with five or less commonly six points. A star with wavy rather than straight rays is called an estoile.In Christian art St. Bruno bears a star on his breast; Saint Dominic, Saint Humbert and Saint Peter of Alcantara have a star on their head or forehead. The star with six (or less commonly five) points is associated with law and order in the United States, and forms the basis of the sheriff's badge.

This Symbol shows self-expression because it very interesting & intriguing. It's a very special symbol and shows good effort in anything.

Song Lyrics

Intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate in the U.S. (and written specifically for Armstrong, who had broad crossover appeal), the song details the singer's delight in the simple enjoyment of everyday life. The song also has a hopeful, optimistic tone with regard to the future, with reference to babies being born into the world and having much to look forward to. The song was not initially a hit in the United States, where it sold fewer than 1,000 copies, but was a major success in the UK, reaching number one on the UK singles chart. It was also the biggest-selling single of 1968 in the UK. The song made Louis Armstrong the oldest male to top the charts, at sixty-six years and ten months old.

This song lyric shows self-expression because It's a beautiful song and it branches out. It's very nice because it reaches and touches your soul.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.


i feel this is a self expression poem because it is meaningful.when tupacwrote this poem a rose that grew from concrete the rose was supposed to be him.He says that nobody ever cared about him/the rose.

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
he also said he learned to walk with no feet.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


The player software that comes with Rhapsody is well designed, providing good sound quality and a good interface for browsing and music discovery, one that significantly adds to the value of the service. Unfortunately it is available only for Windows PCs. Upon logging in, users will see a search box, a music genre browsing menu, and music that is currently being highlighted by Rhapsody’s editorial staff, including a featured album, a radio station, and a featured playlist devoted to a particular theme. Also visible are a list of the most popular artists on Rhapsody and a list of just added albums.

This advertisement shows self-expression because it brings out the inner beauty of music.Many people download it every day.It's very special for many people.

Newspaper Article

President-elect Barack Obama sent an explicit message Tuesday to international negotiators of a new global warming treaty that, under his administration, the U.S would move to slash its own greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% by mid-century, and "help lead the world toward a new era of global cooperation on climate change."

This Newspaper Article shows self-expression because our world is going through global warming. Our new president Barrack Obama wants to cut pollution from the world. Also, it will save many lives.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Rashad (Harris) is a teen living in Atlanta with his Uncle George (Williamson) and his little brother Ant (Ross). He and his brother have been raised by George since their parents died in a car accident, and they work with him at the Swann Cleaning Service, the family's business which George took over when Rashad's parents passed. When not working or finishing his last year of high school, Rashad spends most of his time with his friends Brooklyn (Albert Daniels), Teddy (Jason Weaver), and Esquire (Long). Rashad is a talented artist but doesn't see much of a future in that field as he's become accustomed to working the family business. Esquire, Rashad's best friend, goes to a prep school on the opposite side of town from where they live, and is trying to attend an Ivy League college after senior year. However, he finds out that he'll need a letter of recommendation from someone in a high position to have a good chance of getting into the school he wants.

This movie shows self-expression beacuse this man is trying to get te girl he loves. He realizes that he has his friends by his side.

T.V Show

The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans.
When Will, an inner-city teenager from Philly is sent by his mother to live with his relatives (the Banks') in Bel-Air, everybody is in for a surprise. It is funny how influence can go both ways

This T.V show shows self-expression because it's about a man that comes from Philidalphia to Bel-air. He begins to realize that his family loves him.

Monday, November 17, 2008


David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her care, and somewhat nurturant to her children--but not to David, whom she referred to as "an It." This book is a brief, horrifying account of the bizarre tortures she inflicted on him, told from the point of view of the author as a young boy being starved, stabbed, smashed face-first into mirrors, forced to eat the contents of his sibling's diapers and a spoonful of ammonia, and burned over a gas stove by a maniacal, alcoholic mom. Sometimes she claimed he had violated some rule--no walking on the grass at school!--but mostly it was pure sadism. Inexplicably, his father didn't protect him; only an alert schoolteacher saved David.

This story shows self-expression because this kid fights for his life. He tries to find a way to escape from the beatings os his mother.He makes up things to protect his mother. He doesn't want nothing to happen to her. Even though she beats him.