Romeo and Juliet // Act 2 Response

Based on our readings so far, do you agree or disagree that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of “‘infatuated children’ engaging in ‘puppy love’”? Why or why not? Why or why not? Provide two pieces of textual evidence.

Based on our reading thus far, I believe that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is not that of two infatuated children. After Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time, Romeo is still lovestruck and wants to see her again. To do this, he climes over the Capulet walls and finds Juliet on her balcony. They exchange words and Romeo offers to swear that he loves her truly. Juliet refuses his offer “Well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be / Ere one can say ‘It lightens'” (act 2, scene 2, page 5). From this we can see that Juliet is aware that they had just met; she is saying that him promising something is way too sudden and that he hasn’t thought enough about what he’s about to promise. She knows that what she feels is fast compared to the time that they’ve known each other. From this we can infer that she doesn’t often rush into things. She doesn’t just look at guys and swoons over them any chance she gets. Juliet is aware that this is weird and rationally shouldn’t happen, but her emotions are taking over her consciousness. A task that Juliet sends Romeo to complete is something that demonstrates Romeo and Juliet’s commitment to each other. Instead of allowing Romeo to swear and promise on his word, Juliet sends Romeo out to essentially plan the wedding details and get back to her  “[…] Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow / By one / that I’ll procure to come to thee / Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite […] ” (act 2, scene 2, page 6). If Romeo and Juliet weren’t truly devoted to each other and had full intentions to get married, Romeo wouldn’t put as much effort as he does trying to make their wedding happen. If they are really “‘infatuated children’ engaging in ‘puppy love'”, I doubt that they would even be considering marriage in the first place. These characters aren’t to be under-estimated as unintelligent, they were written to display caution and thought behind their dialogue. It’s a story based on miracles and one in a million chances. If they aren’t really in love, it makes the story less whimsical and heart-wrenching, as they die in the end out of ignorance and not devotion.

To what extent is Kulich’s argument that Romeo and Juliet should not be viewed as children effective, or even historically accurate? Do some brief online research to back up your claim, providing links/citation to your research at the end of your response.

I agree that Romeo and Juliet should not be viewed as children, as they are legally allowed to get married. Even though Shakespeare wrote his version of the play in the 1500’s, Romeo and Juliet is set to take place during the 1300’s. During this time, people aged and died far more quickly, shortening their lives and thus shortening the time period in which they could have children to carry on their bloodline. At the time, the legal age for boys to get married was 14, and girls 12 (with their parent’s consent). In the modern world, little trust is put onto pre-teens and teenagers as they are often seen as too juvenile to handle any pressing task. However, in the 1300’s, boys could enter university at age 14 (girls could not go to university until the 1900’s), which compared to the modern age would technically deem that 14 is considered adulthood. Based on how fast teenagers were expected to mature in the middle ages, I agree that Romeo and Juliet should not be viewed as children, but more realistically as young adults.

 

http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/page_86.html

http://www.historyextra.com/article/feature/love-and-marriage-medieval-england-customs-vows-ceremony

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Romeo-and-Juliet

http://cdalebrittain.blogspot.ca/2015/08/teenagers-in-middle-ages.html

In-depth #1 // Intro post

Another year has passed!

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my first in-depth. It seems so surreal that I’m already halfway done my last year of TALONS, and I’m planning to make the most of my opportunities while I’m here.

This year for in-depth I’ve decided to focus my time on music production and the process of song writing in the industry. As you may know (or may not know) I really like music. It’s one of my many burning passions. While finishing last year’s in-depth I thought that learning to play the guitar would be a good choice for this year. However, I ended up teaching myself over the summer and taking guitar 11 in school during the first semester, rendering my previous plan virtually useless to me. I mean sure, I can always improve my skills and learn new chords, finger picking styles etc., but there are some things that you can learn yourself and some things you can’t. I want to learn more about producing techniques and become a truly independent musician. When I listen to music, I want to recognize sounds and understand what people mean when talking about making a song.

In terms of my mentor, I haven’t secured one yet, but I have some leads and potential interests (I will get a mentor this year!). I asked Ms. Mulder, who referred me to Mr. Salisbury, who referred me to Mr. Morris. He then referred me to one of his musician friends, who’s name is also Samantha! She is an awesome drummer and I expect to be in contact with her very soon.

Some specific goals of mine for this year’s in-depth are:

  • Being able to produce a beat and make a song using an audio editing software.
  • Understand how notes relate to each other and develop a keener ear for music.
  • Combine my current playing skills with what I learn and create a full track.

I personally don’t think I’m setting the bar for myself too high. Maybe I’m over-estimating myself, but I’d like to think that if I work hard enough over the next 5 months I’ll be able to accomplish all my goals and create something I’m genuinely proud of and develop skills that I’ll carry throughout my life. I mean, isn’t that what in-depth is about?

ZIP Document of learning #2

This class for ZIP I learned a valuable thing about how I subconsciously decide to percieve lyrics. Because of the question that Mr. Morris asked us to reflect on during class (What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself during ZIP today?), I have realized that I only decide to view lyrics by how I connect to them through my past experiences. I’ve never consciously decided to look up the artist’s intention for the songs meaning, nor do I ask people their opinions of a song. I realize that whatever I believe the lyrics mean in a song is the only way I decide to look at it- like I’m stuck in a bubble. Even though this by no means invalidates the meaning I derive from a song personally, I hope that this project will help me in terms of seeing other people’s viewpoints and how their life experiences change the meaning of a song for them. It is by recognizing my faults that I hope to improve in English, school, and my life.

Being a 360 degree leader – Leading up

In the resource The 360° Leader by John C. Maxwell presents us with the ideologies that one must lead down, up, and level to their position in a system. The most important idea that I took away from our leadership lessons is to lead up. Before listening to Mr. Maxwell’s seminar on the topic, I assumed that I was only able to lead people who were below and beside me in an organization. However he brought to light that leading up is an extremely crucial part in being able to run a group of people smoothly. There are multiple ways someone is able to lead up while still maintaining a professional and respectful relationship with those who are higher than you on the organizational ladder. A quote that I took away from the participation guide that I think is exceptionally valuable is: “Lead yourself exceptionally well” (18). This means that you take account for your actions and know that by doing your job and responding to your duties as best as you can, in turn you are also lifting weight off of your leader’s shoulders as they don’t have to clean up after you later. I am able to connect this to many aspects in TALONS, but I believe that leadership events and cultural events are a more prominent example. During them, everyone is assigned specific responsibilities that they must fulfill by a deadline in order for the event to be planned and ready to go by its date. By everyone being responsible for their own little things, we form a team. In this case, the grade nines are lead by the tens, and the tens are guided by Ms. Mulder. It makes it extremely difficult for things to go to plan for the grade tens if the nines do not do their assigned work, and similarly for Ms. Mulder when the tens do not do their assigned work. I think this is an extremely valuable lesson to take away for anyone participating in leadership, as it benefits everyone up and down the ladder.

ZIP / Document of learning #1

 

What is a specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering your inquiry question? How has it proved valuable?

 

I found an extremely viable source for analyzing lyrics. This source includes author’s official intention for the song as well as other people’s personal connections and how they connected the song to the world and within the text. The site is called www.genius.com and includes almost every song that you can think of. We were introduced to this song during socials last year and used it to analyze our assigned Hamilton songs. After that, I never really looked at it, as I like to listen to songs and not know the artist’s true intention behind the meaning. Now that I’ve started ZIP, I’m forcing myself to open myself up to other points of view instead of limiting myself to what I want to see or what I want the song to convey. The website also has exclusive interviews with the artists contributing to the song. They commonly talk about what their inspiration for a song was or how it reflects on their personal lives. I find that this adds another layer to the song’s depth, how the same words can affect different people in different ways.

ZIP Proposal and goals for learning

This​ ​year​ ​for​ ​ZIP,​ ​my​ ​main​ ​project​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​a​ ​close​ ​analysis​ ​of​ ​lyrical​ ​text,​ ​seeing​ ​how 
closely​ ​the​ ​lyrics​ ​actually​ ​affect​ ​the​ ​popularity​ ​of​ ​a​ ​song.​ ​I​ ​will​ ​examine​ ​two​ ​songs​ ​each​ ​week, 
noting​ ​the​ ​rise​ ​and​ ​fall​ ​of​ ​their​ ​popularity​ ​and​ ​their​ ​peak​ ​positions​ ​on​ ​the​ ​billboard​ ​hot​ ​100​ ​chart. 
I​ ​will​ ​analyze​ ​three​ ​sets​ ​of​ ​songs​ ​(six​ ​songs​ ​in​ ​total)​ ​and​ ​create​ ​infographic​ ​organizers​ ​to 
compare​ ​them​ ​and​ ​present​ ​my​ ​learning.  
 
My​ ​question​ ​for​ ​ZIP​ ​is:​ ​To​ ​what​ ​extent​ ​do​ ​the​ ​lyrics​ ​in​ ​different​ ​music​ ​genres​ ​add​ ​to​ ​or​ ​detract 
from​ ​the​ ​success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​song​ ​itself? 
 
The​ ​reason​ ​I​ ​chose​ ​this​ ​topic​ ​is​ ​because​ ​I​ ​find​ ​the​ ​subtle​ ​details​ ​and​ ​attention​ ​that​ ​artists​ ​put 
into​ ​the​ ​lyrical​ ​work​ ​of​ ​their​ ​songs​ ​extremely​ ​interesting.​ ​I​ ​understand​ ​how​ ​much​ ​soul​ ​artists​ ​put 
into​ ​their​ ​songs​ ​and​ ​I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​fully​ ​appreciate​ ​the​ ​time​ ​they’ve​ ​spent​ ​tweaking​ ​their​ ​songs. 
Another​ ​reason​ ​why​ ​I​ ​chose​ ​this​ ​topic​ ​is​ ​because​ ​I​ ​enjoy​ ​finding​ ​‘easter​ ​eggs’​ ​within​ ​text.​ ​Being 
able​ ​to​ ​connect​ ​lyrics​ ​to​ ​themselves​ ​or​ ​how​ ​the​ ​artist​ ​felt​ ​while​ ​writing​ ​entices​ ​me. 
 
I​ ​have​ ​minimal​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​this​ ​topic.​ ​I​ ​do,​ ​occasionally​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​meaning​ ​behind​ ​lyrics​ ​and 
how​ ​I​ ​interpret​ ​them​ ​with​ ​one​ ​of​ ​my​ ​close​ ​friends,​ ​but​ ​nothing​ ​beyond​ ​that. 
 
I​​ ​​can​​ ​​approach​​ ​​my​​ ​​teacher​​ ​​for​​ ​​support​​ ​​in​​ ​​my​​ ​​learning,​​ ​​as​​ ​​well​​ ​​as​​ ​​my​​ ​​peers​​ ​​and​​ ​​TALONS​​ ​​alumni.  
These​​ ​​people​​ ​​could​​ ​​also​​ ​​help​​ ​​me​​ ​​as​​ ​​a​​ ​​potential​​ ​​source​​ ​​for​​ ​​my​​ ​​final​​ ​​piece.​​ ​​I​​ ​​can​​ ​​ask​​ ​​them​​ ​​on  
their​​ ​​opinions​​ ​​on​​ ​​a​​ ​​song,​​ ​​if​​ ​​they​​ ​​like/dislike​​ ​​it​​ ​​and​​ ​​why.  
 
 
My​ ​schedule​ ​for​ ​my​ ​learning​ ​will​ ​be: 
December​ ​3rd,​ ​finalize​ ​ZIP​ ​question 
December​ ​4th,​ ​choose​ ​songs​ ​to​ ​analyze​ ​from​ ​a​ ​mix​ ​of​ ​different​ ​genres 
December​ ​8th,​ ​Listen​ ​to​ ​all​ ​the​ ​songs​ ​and​ ​research​ ​their​ ​current​ ​popularity​ ​and​ ​peak 
position​ ​on​ ​billboard​ ​hot​ ​100.​ ​Copy​ ​down​ ​lyrics​ ​and​ ​start​ ​analysis​ ​on​ ​first​ ​set​ ​of​ ​songs. 
December​ ​11th,​ ​finish​ ​analysis​ ​of​ ​first​ ​song​ ​set,​ ​start​ ​analysis​ ​of​ ​second​ ​song​ ​set. 
December​ ​15th,​ ​start​ ​organizing​ ​final​ ​infographical​ ​organizer​ ​of​ ​lyrical​ ​analysis,​ ​finish 
lyrical​ ​analysis​ ​or​ ​second​ ​song​ ​set​ ​and​ ​start​ ​third​ ​song​ ​set 
December​ ​18th,​ ​continue​ ​working​ ​on​ ​graphical​ ​organizer,​ ​finish​ ​third​ ​song​ ​set 
December​ ​22th,​ ​finish​ ​graphic​ ​organizer​ ​and​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​my​ ​learning 
 
 
Some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​I​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​on​ ​during​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​this​ ​project​ ​are​ ​as​ ​follows:  
 
Closely​ ​analyze​ ​texts​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​lyrics​ ​to​ ​current​ ​world​ ​events,​ ​artist’s​ ​goals​ ​+​ ​personal 
events,​ ​and​ ​connections​ ​within​ ​text. 
Refer​ ​to​ ​different​ ​sources​ ​and​ ​take​ ​into​ ​account​ ​personal​ ​opinions​ ​on​ ​the​ ​songs​ ​and 
what​ ​they​ ​are​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​convey 
Understand​ ​how​ ​lyrics​ ​affect​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​text​ ​and​ ​its​ ​popularity​ ​(e.g.​ ​is​ ​it​ ​relatable​ ​or 
following​ ​trends?) 
Finding​ ​out​ ​the​ ​artist’s​ ​personal​ ​intention​ ​behind​ ​a​ ​songs​ ​meaning​ ​and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from 
my​ ​own. 
Be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​my​ ​thoughts​ ​visually​ ​while​ ​being​ ​able​ ​to​ ​convey​ ​the​ ​style​ ​of​ ​song 
and​ ​information​ ​neatly. 
 
For​ ​my​ ​final​ ​product,​ ​I​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​produce​ ​a​ ​graphic​ ​organizer/infographic​ ​showing​ my 
thoughts​ ​and​ ​analysis​ ​of​ ​a​ ​song.​ ​These​ ​would​ ​include​ ​the​ ​information​ ​I​ ​gathered​ ​on​ ​a​ ​song,​ ​the 
lyrical​ ​analysis,​ ​peoples​ ​opinion​ ​on​ ​the​ ​song​ ​etc. 

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Night of the Notables – Events and reflection

Phew! It’s been a wild ride. I can’t believe that this year is my last year of Eminent- last year of TALONS. It’s hard to describe how I feel thinking about it. I’m relieved that I’m able to settle down and relax until In-Depth, but I’m also sad, because I keep finding myself thinking about what I’m going to do next year, but then remembering that there won’t be one.

My goal for the night was to represent P!nk in a way that maybe some people haven’t seen her: present her weaknesses and how she overcame them. In my speech I wrote of something personal she had to overcome with her daughter, facing adversity because of the way she looked and not how she sounded. I wrote an entire blog post about my speech and the writing process [here]. As I said in that post though, I wanted to talk about how I felt during the day leading up to is as well as actually presenting.

I know that everyone was nervous, even the class’ most talented and performance inclined. I think that there’s a stress associated with the grade 10 Eminent night that you can’t really understand until you feel it. The pressure being a mix of not wanting to mess up your speech in front of a large group of people, while wanting to accurately portray your Eminent person through emotion and acting.

The entire school day leading up to presenting our speeches, I was nervous beyond belief. To be honest, probably the most nervous I’ve ever been for anything in my entire life. I’m generally a calm person and try not to work things up more than they should be; I believe that if someone stresses and frets, the more panic will actually ensue. This philosophy did not work for me that day. My stomach felt twisted, like if someone were to wind a rubber band until it was on the verge of breaking. The tension was incomprehensible. Not only did this affect my mood and how I was feeling the entire day, it affected my physical being. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t relax, and it had taken it’s toll on my sleep the night before. Every time I thought of walking out on stage, my heart beat would increase and I’d start sweating.  Inevitably the time rolled around where we were all huddled backstage, the entire class in a chaotic-neutral panic to try and squeeze in one more run through of their speech before they had to go on. Someone suggested a temperature reading before we were to present. Everyone was rating their moods at an eight, nine, ten. I said four. The worst part for me wasn’t that I had to speak in front of 200 ish people, it was that I wasn’t allowed to be myself. I was expected to accurately portray someone else that I’ve never even met, and failing would not only shift the audience’s perspective of me, but more importantly her’s. It didn’t help that I was going third.

The feeling I got when I walked on stage and presented my speech felt almost like I was in a dream. It’s like I barely remember it, but at the same time like it happened yesterday. For some reason, my clearest memory is walking backstage through the curtains. After that, the rest of the night was incredible. Everyone relaxed and was just happy to get the speech over with. In a way, going third paid off because I held the curtain during the second act. Because of this, I was able to talk to everyone going on/coming off. After our speeches, the learning center part of the night was smooth sailing. The engaging part of my learning center was singing with people, and I was very surprised by the amount of people actually willing to do it. I really enjoyed being able to  unwind and play some guitar between the people coming and going throughout the evening.

A way that I could have improved was through my speech. I was so focused on trying not to screw up what I was saying that I couldn’t concentrate on the actual presentation aspect. I feel as though I wasn’t as convincing as I could have been portraying P!nk and what she’s like on stage. This being said, I couldn’t help my nerves so I suppose that this is just something I have to learn through repetition.

I’m thankful for all my peers who were really extraordinarily supportive and made a large effort to try and calm me down when backstage. It really means the world to me how many people gave me advice on how to calm down or talked to me, even if I haven’t particularly talked to them one-on-one before. I appreciate ya!

Overall this Eminent is definitely something I will remember for years to come. It was pretty scary, but it was really fun. I’m glad it’s over, but I wish it had just begun.

Document of learning // Eminent 2017-18

This year for my Eminent speech, I decided to draw inspiration from different sources of P!nk’s career, referencing old and new. Since her career is so lush and inspiring, rather than being hard to find something to talk about, it was harder to narrow down on something. I wanted to choose something that really highlighted her personality clearly and felt natural to say as if she were really talking about herself.

The most challenging part by far was editing the speech to make it sound like her. Yes, I am fully aware that the first draft sounds super starchy and scripted (and not like something she would actually say, might I add) but it was a process of making it sound natural since it’s not actually from my perspective.

A point that I really took interest in was what she said in her AMA speech. Her daughter had been bullied in school because she decided to dress more masculine. Of course, P!nk facing the same adversity herself throughout her career, she decided to take the opportunity on stage and make some very important points. A pare that stood out for me particularly was this:

“Do you see me growing out my hair?” “No mama.” “Do you see me changing my body?” “No mama.” “Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?” “Yes mama.”

The context and rawness of that part of the speech really stuck with me. Which is why I decided to add that part of her speech to mine.

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As you can see in my outline, I originally wanted to revolve me speech around androgynous artists and how important and prominent they are in the industry. However, since the time limit for the speeches are two minutes, so I obviously couldn’t fit that much content into the time span. I don’t think it would be doing the topic justice to mention it only briefly.


First draft:

You probably know me as the punk, bold and righteous tom-boy who dwells in the music industry; yep. That’s me. I don’t really have a name for my style yet- but don’t worry. I’m working on it.

My career has been based around being singled out. My stage name, P!nk, actually was to make fun of me at first, to reference Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs. But… I don’t really care. I embraced that name and made it a part of who I am. Not to be cheesy but that’s what makes me different. There are always going to be people that make fun of you, and I’ve just kind of learned to ignore the ones trying to tell me to be something I’m not.

One day, my daughter, Willow, said there were kids bullying her at school. Calling her a boy because she likes to dress more masculine. Everywhere I go people are asking “isn’t your hair too short?” “aren’t you too… manly for a woman?” “you seem really out there for a girl.” I’ve learned to disregard them. However, it was something specific about a fellow 6 year old being able to say such hurtful words at such a young age.

I asked her: what do you think of me? People tell me all the time that I look like a boy. I said “do you see me growing out my hair?” she replied “no mama” “do you see me changing my body?” “no mama” “do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?” “yes mama.”


Like I said before, the intro to the speech is really (in my opinion) cringy and could definitely use some work. I also talked to some people around the class, and they suggested that I a scene to my speech and present it as if I was in that moment in time. This ended up working out when we worked out transitions in class. Elyjah had the idea to implement his Eminent person’s Oscar acceptance, and coincidentally I was thinking of doing the same thing. Even though the awards are different in real life, he will hand me the same trophy prop.


Second draft:

Wow, thank you so much. Thank you to my family, to MTV for presenting me with award. Thank you so much to my fans, i love you all and I couldn’t do it without you. I never expected to receive a michael jackson video vanguard award, this is an incredible honour, thank you. I know I don’t have a lot of time to deliver an acceptance speech, but the one thing I would I need to say is that this is a night about creativity and individuality.

My career has been based around being singled out- being an individual. My stage name, P!nk, actually was to make fun of me at first, to reference Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs. But… I never really minded. I embraced that name and made it a part of who I am. Not to be cheesy but that’s what makes every single one of us different. There are always going to be people that make fun of you, and I’ve just kind of learned to ignore the ones trying to tell me to be something I’m not.

However, one day, my daughter, Willow, said there were kids bullying her at school. Calling her a boy because she likes to dress more masculine. Everywhere I go people are asking “isn’t your hair too short?” “aren’t you too… manly for a woman?” “you seem really out there for a girl.” I’ve learned to disregard them. However, it was something specific about a fellow 6 year old being able to say such hurtful words at such a young age.

I asked her: what do you think of me? People tell me all the time that I look like a boy. I said “do you see me growing out my hair?” she replied “no mama” “do you see me changing my body?” “no mama” “do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?” “yes mama.”


My third and final draft of my speech, I fine tweaked and removed the words that conveyed uncertainty (kind of, um, etc). Since P!nk is a powerful speaker and I on the other hand get very nervous, I was worried that I would say things like that on the night of by accident. I consulted my peers and they told me to pause and just think for a moment- as pausing can be a purposeful device used to add effect (spoiler, I did end up doing this while performing).


 Final Draft
Wow, thank you so much. Thank you to my family, to MTV for presenting me with award. Thank you so much to my fans, I love you all and I couldn’t do it without you. I never expected to receive a michael jackson video vanguard award, this is an incredible honour. I know I don’t have a lot of time to deliver an acceptance speech, but the one thing I would I need to say is that this is a night about creativity and individuality.
My career has been based around being singled out- being an individual. My stage name, P!nk, actually was to make fun of me at first, to reference Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs. But… I never really minded. I embraced that name and made it a part of who I am. That’s what makes every single one of us different. There are always going to be people that make fun of you, and I’ve just learned to ignore the ones trying to tell me to be something I’m not.


However, one day, my daughter, Willow, said there were kids bullying her at school. Calling her a boy because she likes to dress more masculine. Being made fun of for the exact same things I have been my entire career: “isn’t your hair too short?” “aren’t you too… manly for a woman?” “you seem really out there for a girl.” I’ve learned to disregard them. However, she hasn’t yet. She is only 6 years old.


I asked her: what do you think of me? People tell me all the time that I look like a boy. I said “do you see me growing out my hair?” she replied “no mama” “do you see me changing my body?” “no mama” “do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?” “yes mama.”


In the end, I am very happy with how my speech was written. I believe that I accurately conveyed P!nk’s emotion through her hardships- presentation however, is a different story. I will have made a separate blog post about this, how I felt, and the events that took place throughout the day. If you read this far, thanks! I really appreciate it. This blog post is unusually long (because of the repetition in the text and speech drafts) but I hope you learned something about the process and/or my Eminent person. Bye!

Eminent – Annotated bibliography

Annotated bibliography 

  • MTV. “P!Nk Accepts the ‘Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award’ | 2017 VMAs | MTV.” YouTube, YouTube, 27 Aug. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_gA5vkJJc4.
    • In this snippet of MTV’s video vanguard awards, P!nk delivers an inspiring speech directed at her daughter about the harsh reality of adversity and how people are successful even when not conforming to norms. A big factor in contributing to the topic of my Eminent speech.
  • “ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Albums.” Http://Www.aria.com.au/Pages/Httpwww.aria.com.aupagesARIACharts-Accreditations-2010Albums.Htm, www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupageshttpwww.aria.com.aupagesARIACharts-Accreditations-2010Albums.htm.
    • The official site for Australia’s Official Music Charts. P!nk certified two albums as 11 times platinum and another as 4 times platinum, from December 31st, 2010 until now. One of P!nk’s biggest achievements (if not biggest) within the music industry itself.
  • “Who is Pink? Everything You Need to Know.” Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline, www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/pnk-6217.php.
    • A site that compiles a list of relevant general facts about P!nk as well as a brief history of her early life and career. This site is most useful for the tiny details within my speech or for preparing to answer questions at my learning center.
  • Coscarelli, Joe. “Pink Quietly Became Pop Royalty. Here’s How She Made It Last.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 5 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/arts/music/pink-interview-beautiful-trauma-trump.html.
    • A detailed article and interview revolving around how P!nk became a pop sensation and maintained her unique style while still creating timeless music and inspiring other young female musicians in the industry today.
  • “Pink (Singer).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Oct. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_(singer).
    • I found that Wikipedia was a good source for more in-depth analysis for her life and first musical experiences. I referenced a part of this in my speech, and it was helpful when answering questions about her music career as well. It isn’t all bad!
  • Decarufel, Laura. “Pink reaches new heights.” ELLE, 3 Oct. 2012.
    • A really insightful interview about P!nk’s writing process and balancing her home life with her work. This interview was conducted shortly after the release of her album The Truth About Love, which followed after the birth of her first child.
  • “Pink Talks Struggles of Monogamy, Collab With Eminem & ‘Beautiful Trauma’.” Billboard, www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7998501/pink-interview-beautiful-trauma-marriage-eminem-the-guardian.
    • The source for the image I used in my VIP passes at my learning center. The article offers some insight into P!nk’s VMA speech and why she decided to speak about it.

3 Wise Nuggs

  1. The way you communicate with people to make them feel comfortable is as (if not more) important than having pedantic knowledge.
  2. Consider being in medicine more of a lifestyle than a job. Even when you’re off work, the concern of your patients is always carried around with you.
  3. Once you’ve had the clarification of whether or not you seriously consider perusing a career path, the rest is hard work and dedication.