Wednesday, October 20, 2010

College Essay

Hi, my name is Ravix Dupervil and I am from Haiti. I think myself as a kind, nice and very honest person and I am always respectful to any adult that respect me back. The most memorable moment in my life is when my mom told me she loves me for the first time. the most important thing in my life is my mom and my little brother, i love them so much those two special person means the world to me. the one thing that is missing in my life is my father its been more then 5 years since i havent seen him or talk to him. My mother is the most influenced person in my life. She is a blessing from almighty God. God couldn't be everywhere at once, so He created mothers. She posses the gift of birth she is the door to all life. My mom expresses her love selflessly. She continually gives, caring for me, encouraging me daily, weekly, monthly, yearly until the day she can serve me no more. The only thing that would stop her from loving me so much is death. My mom has set great examples in my life. Because of her lover I learn to love myself and other people that I care about. She pushes me out into the world. Her love is perfect and the tears she sheds are many. We can never understand although we see her tears. If I could taste her tears it would be an exciting flavor of joy, pain, hurt and especially struggle. She deserves admiration and appreciation. She is a tough independent woman who has always moved forward and kept my family together. She had always been there for me during my entire life, she taught me not to pretend to be someone I am not, taught me how to be kind and respectful to other people. I remember I once brought something for my mom, she hanged it in her room and it felt to me like one of the few bonds between us. My mom moved to U.S five years ago and been a nurse assistant her whole life who would be describe as a hero because ever since 5 years she took care of me and little brother without the help of my dad who decided to live by himself.
One person I regret having in my life is my dad. When I use to live in Haiti my mom and my dad would always fight everyday. And i watched in horror as dad cheated on mom until the divorce came. The after me and my mom and my little brother who was 8 years old back moved to U.S and since then I never seen my dad again. The scars still hurt occasionally knowing that I would never see my dad again. I don’t believe in looking back other than focus on where I’m going in life, I refuse to look back with regret, because I know I can’t change anything now, and I choose to be happy with what I have.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Plum Plum Pickers

In the story, Raymond Barrio suggest that people can give others courage and be a hero. The author uses Manuel, the main character of the story to show that we should and can stick up for what we thing is right. In the story Manuel is described as a hero and having a lot of courage for standing up to himself and standing up for the other Mexican pickers as well. The author also describe Manuel as a leader and we should be all like him.

The story is about a group of Mexican migrant workers laboring in the fields of California. The workers works for long, hard hours for little payment, little break time and no respect. In the first paragraph of the story the author mentions “the jails of hell” this describe how the workers are struggling and it feels like hell. Also in the first paragraph the author constant use of words like “brute, wreck” those words are referring to the sun and the effect it has bearing down on the workers, that is one reason why the story takes place in California.

The imagery on the story not only helps clear a mood in the first paragraph but it also develops a conclusion about the characters such as the use of words like “beast, predator” make the workers feel as animals and they have no concept of what is human because the way they are struggling and the way they are being force to work long hours and little break time such as the second paragraph, the author wrote “lunch” as one paragraph because the author is trying to explain to the audience how short their break time is. And also in the second paragraph the author gives a lot of information about Manuel relaxing witch means they have been working for hours and no break time. With so many struggling and long hours of work in this case the author can also suggest how money is very important to them and to some people in life and how people would do anything to get money such as working and struggling for long hours.

The main characters name is Manuel witch can be interpreted a representation of “Man” or “Manual” that is involve with farm working. Another character in the story is Roberto Morales who is in charge and the boss in the field. In the story Morales is described as “ a gentlemanly, friendly, polite, grinning, vicious, thieving brute....” that sentence goes from being nice to being mean witch shows how Roberto is a fake and the bad guy. He comes in the story smiling and acting nicely to everyone but what he really wanted was their money. His last name “Morales” says it all which comes out to sound the real word the author wanted to write “Moral Less”

the main situation that proves how Manuel is the hero that saves other pickers from Morales greediness is when Morales comes to take “Two cents” from everybody buckets. Manuel steps in and purposely kicked everyone's buckets. Manuel had showed strength and courage making it clear to Morales and the other workers how brave he is. After trying to show bravery and being a hero, Manuel felt like a “winner” Manuel reflects that there would have to be some kind of punishment, but he knew from now on he would be looked at as a human being rather than an animal or a machine they thought he was. Again the author suggest that people can force other people to do stuff by giving them courage and confidence and that people should stand up for themselves and stop being treated like an animal.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Hi my name is Ravix Dupervil. I am from haiti and I live in Malden, I speak only two and a half languages, I speak fully creole and english but half french. I love reading books, I have difficulties reading shakespeare book but other than shakespeare I love reaing about high school books or teen books or nonfiction book because they are interesting. the only thing Iam not really good at is writing, I hate writing essays, but beside that I am a good students becuase I respect my teachers and do my work in class and pay attention when the teacher is talking. I try not to get in trouble, sometimes I really get lazy to do my homework and sometimes daydreaming about other stuff instead of paying attention when the teacher is talking, those are the two problems I need to work on in order to graduate my senior year. I dont mind being friends with anyone as long as they wanna be friends with me first. when it comes to thinking iam not the best at doing that because my head hurts when I think too much thats one reason why this essay about me is not that long:)