Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a movie that came out in 2017, it’s about the relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.

A.A. Milne was a soldier under WW1, the war to end all wars. Describe the role of the soldier under WW1 and the trauma they experienced.

The role of the soldier under WW1 was tremendous, WW1 was known ass the trench war, and the soldiers were fighting across the fields in their trenches. They experienced death and horror and got heavily traumatized.

How many soldiers died during WW1?

About 40 million people died during WW1

When he returned for war, how did he adjust?

When A.A Milne returned from the war, he got a stress syndrome. And could never forget his time out in the battlefields.

Happiness, what makes you happy? What did Christopher Robin want from his parents?

All Christopher Robin wanted from his parents were their love and attention. And that is what every child needs to be happy.

Why did Christopher Robin have such trouble with the characters in his father’s books?

Because they were about himself. And he didn’t want the fame.

What was his relationship with his father?

In the beginning, their relationship was quite poorly, they did not seem to have any chemistry at all. However, later in the movie, they were brought more together and found more in common. Towards the end, Christofer got angry at his father for ruining his childhood with the Winnie the Pooh books. It ended with him saying sorry to his father.

What was his relationship with his nanny, how did it develop in the movie?

The Nanny and Christopher were very close. She had been there his whole childhood, from he was a little baby. It delved into a mother-son relationship.

Christopher Robin went to a private boarding school. Describe life at an all boys school before WW2.

The life at an all boys school before WW2 was very strictly,

 

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Ellis Island and the statue of liberty

Ellis Island was the registration center for the immigrants who came to the USA, from 1892 until 1954. When you came with boats from Europe and arrived in New York, you needed to check in at Ellis Island.  There you got the right papers and was allowed into the country.

Almost half of the immigrants who came to the USA was registered at Ellis Island, and among these, were some famous people. Such as Albert Einstein, he began his life in Germany before immigrating to the United States. He arrived on April 2, 1921, at the age of 43. His wife, Elsa, also joined him in New York City. By this time period, he had already developed the Theory of Relativity, but it was after his arrival in America that he accepted the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Another person who came to Ellis Island was my mothers’ uncle Torleif Wikestad. He arrived in the USA in 1959. However, he lived most of his life in Norway and died peacefully in the north of Norway in 2016.

 

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Gaming in class

We have just played a game called Spent. The main purpose of the game is to survive on 1000$ a month.  The game gives you several facts about poverty in America, and we learn how hard some people in the USA have it and we learn how to spend money most profitable.

I would say the game is not pointed at us living in Norway, but more to the people in the USA. In Norway, we have a welfare state, and it brings a lot of benefits, where we don’t need to pay for example dental care.

I think it was a learning full and a fun game. I would highly recommend it to students.

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Climate change around the World

In today’s class, we had a conversation with some student from India and Israel through skype. We mainly talked about climate change, how it affects our country and what we are doing to prevent it. We learned what their main concerns are, and what they are doing to prevent global warming.

The winter in Norway is very cold, however, the summers are pretty hot. The United States are experiencing extreme heat waves in the south and cold weather in the north. Global warming is no joke. Israel has the same problem it’s getting extremely hot. In addition, they are experiencing a lack of water, and everybody needs water. India is affected by heat weaves as well, however, they are experiencing other problems. Pollution and floods are tearing their country apart. 

Bali, also known as the plastic island, two young brave sisters tried to make a change. They took on the problem with plastic bags and started a campaign against plastic bags. They assembled a group of children and got together to make a difference. They managed to meet the governor and made a deal to get rid of all the plastic bags in Bali within 2018. They show us how children can make a difference, you don’t need to be a grownup. 

All the countries have kids doing an effort to save our planet. It’s important to do this together, not alone. Another example is some young people in Australia, they are separating the garbage, recycling, and focus on renewable energy resources. They are also encouraging people to bicycle and walk instead of driving. The current situation in Australia is of great concern, the temperature is getting extremely high, up to 50 degrees Celsius.

Global warming is affecting the whole world, and we need to take action now. 

 

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Brexit

Brexit is the term used to refer to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) and is a shortened version of British Exit. On June 23, 2016, the UK decided to officially sever ties with the EU. This monumental decision came as the result of a referendum or public vote of nearly all citizens of voting age in which more than 30 million people voted.


A WALL OF FEAR

Today we are learning about politics in America. At the moment the American Congress is under shout down by the president. He is demanding to build a wall. Here are some questions I will answer.

  • What is the story behind the wall?

The story behind the wall starts with Trump. He said under his campaign, that if he won the election he would build a wall across the border to Mexico to prevent illegal immigrants to cross the border to the USA.

  • Why is it so important?

The wall is important because it will prevent Mexicans to illegally travel into the USA. It will also prevent fewer drugs to come into the USA.

  • What is a government shutdown? Is this the first time this happens?

A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass sufficient appropriation bills or continuing resolutions to fund federal government operations and agencies, or when the President refuses to sign into law such bills or resolutions.

It’s literally a “government shutdown”. 

And this is not the first time a government shutdown has happened. However, its the longest shutdown ever.

  • Are there any similarities to the building a wall along the Mexican border and Brexit?

The similarities between building a wall along the Mexican border and Brexit are Britain is leaving EU, and the USA are leaving Mexico. Both are getting more independent.

  • Who are affected by this shutdown?

The people who are affected by the shutdown is the American citizens and workers, especially they who don’t get paid because of the shutdown.

  • What does the “Buck stops with me” mean.

If you say ‘The buck stops here‘ or ‘The buck stops with me’, you mean that you have to take responsibility for something and will not try to pass the responsibility on to someone else.

Is it Brave to suffer in silence

To be suffering in someway is normal in today’s society, to feel sad or helpless. However, it’s important you don’t hold this to yourself, but either tell someone about it and open your self and let people in instead of keeping them out. You can tell your parents, teachers or friends, and maybe they can help you in some way.  It’s not brave to suffer in silence, it’s cowardly.

We have just read a short story by Hemingway called “A day’s wait“. The story is about a nine-year-old boy from Germany who thought he would die of a fever. However, he had 102 fever in faitheists but he thought it was 102 degrees Celsius. The short story is in a way about how he suffers in silence, how he refused to tell anybody about his “soon death”.

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The Lost Generation

The Lost Generation is a concept who took place after the first world war. It describes a feeling across young men who have lost their youth because of the war. It says the generation who was born between 1883 to 1900 are the once who suffered the most to this concept.

An influential style

Hemingway and other Lost Generation writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sherwood Anderson expressed their ideas in writing styles that were new and different. Hemingway’s writing style, particularly his method of writing dialogue, has influenced many other writers. He is one of the most often imitated writers of the 1900s

Fact becomes fiction

Like much of Hemingway’s writing, “A Day’s Wait” is based on actual events in Hemingway’s life. While Hemingway was living in France, his son came down with a high fever and reacted similarly to the boy in the story you will read.