Monday, August 31, 2015

Exploration Two: Our first blog post from Natalee Christman

My name is Natalee Christman and I am currently a freshman at Ohio State-Marion. As of now my intended major is journalism in hopes of being a TV reporter once I graduate. I graduated in 2015 from Dublin Jerome. In high school I played Basketball and Softball all four years. My fun fact was that I hope to work for ESPN one day as a reporter. At ESPN I hope to be on college game day because, my favorite sport is college football.  I also enjoy hanging out with my family and friends in my free time. I also love to travel to new places. This past year I traveled to New York City for the first time. I enjoyed my trip to New York because it was nothing like anything I had seen before. I definitely plan on going back!
The photo above is my best friends and I after graduation 
The reading that stood out the most to me was The Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass. This reading stood out to me the most because I thought that the meaning behind it was strong. The moral of the writing is that people are often fueled by the hatred of others. Also when people are told that they cannot do something they often find themselves  more determined to prove that person wrong. In the excerpt Fredrick Douglass did not allow his master to influence him that it was wrong for him to learn to read and write. Instead Douglass took his master's words as an incentive to learn. In this chapter from a Call to Write I learned that we write in everyday life and that often writings can be personal but, they are often connected to larger events. For example from The Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass was writing about the time that he was scolded by his master for learning to read and write. This writing can be connected back to the civil war which is larger social event, because during this time it was not acceptable for a slave to learn such skills. 


  1. When you think about it, the social context of a writing is almost as important as the content of the writing itself. An understanding of the Civil War is certainly key to understanding Douglass' writing.

  2. I agree with what you said about the Narrative of The Life of Fredrick Douglas. I believe that most people are self centered and only have there interest in mind when doing something. This reading does a great job of portraying that.


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