Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Literary Essay

Patience and Perseverance

Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet” - Jean Jaques Rousseau


     Patience in reading leads to worthwhile experiences. Jukes Verne’s novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, taught me the valuable lessons of patience and perseverance.  Learning these skills helped me to overcome the author’s complex writing style and challenged me to read more deeply and analyze the themes of this compelling adventure story. Reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea  challenged me to have patience during the book and to persevere through the obscure vocabulary and discover the themes present in the story. At first, I thought of the book as just another clump of paper meant to collect dust on our family’s bookshelf; however, with patience and perseverance in overcoming the challenges of the book, I was able to start enjoying the present writing in the book. The book themes flowed throughout my mind as I was sucked into the mirky black submarine setting. The beginning of the book was not the best or most captivating, but I  persevered through the dreaded reading ahead. I was tasked with discovering new themes and analyzing the purpose of the themes. This was a difficult challenge, but so far it has also been a productive experience. With determination, I was able to get into a flow of reading after a couple a chapters and manage my time wisely. The theme of “Everything is not as it seems” is recurring throughout the book and relates back to the idea of patience and perseverance. At times in the book you will think you know what is happening, but after you persevere with patience you will understand and enjoy the book and have the most worthwhile experience reading. The book has taught you that you can persevere through a challenge; it has taught me patience; therefore, it’s taught me to enjoy the experiences ahead. Subsequently, this has led to worthwhile experiences. Patience within this book is vital, and in reading this book it has lead to worthwhile experiences. Now that I surrounded my self in the literature, reading with patience and persevering through the challenges, I know it will be worth it in the end.

Super Bowl Bound


”Im the baddest mother F*cker on the planet” - Tom Brady 


     My sister and I took safe haven from the frigid New England weather, waiting impatiently for kickoff. It was Sunday night in New England, and the AFC championship was upon us. My family was making bets on the score, but the only thought that was present in my mind was the game and all the excitement that surrounded it. At school, the AFC championship game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs was the only topic of  conversation last week, and now we would finally see the outcome of the much anticipated game. The first half passed by swiftly, with the Patriots taking a substantial lead, but this wouldn’t last despite how content my emotions were. The Chiefs came out strong in the second half and the Patriots responded in kind. My emotions began to swirl as the lead was soon diminished. Even though I know they could not hear me, I was desperately and loudly making my case to the refs inside the television about how they should decide the outcome of different plays. My emotions were whipped like a blinding blizzard in the wild fourth quarter. The four lead changes had me desperately begging to know the ultimate winner. The multiple drives with under two minutes remaining had me anxious and ecstatic to see the plays and the outcomes. When I thought what was the end wasn’t, the OT coin toss won by the Patriots gave us a chance to stop Mahomes by not letting him on the field. I was jumping up and down and was only content when I saw the Patriots run to the touchdown zone to end the game and send us to the Super Bowl for the third year in a row.

Metacognition On 20,000 Leagues Under The sea

A Intuitive Experience Reading 


A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin


     Over the course of the past week, I have begun to read the adventure classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne. In the beginning, my experience reading the book had just seemed okay, but did not grab my attention at first. However, the book did introduce foreshadowing and the characters fairly well, and once I read further into the book, I began to like reading this piece of literature a little more. My attitude towards the book changed significantly as the plot evolved and the chase after the “monster” had begun. The book only recently intrigued me enough that I now enjoy reading the adventure classic. Occasionally, I will start to get distracted while reading by my phone. I encountered this problem many times during the first few chapters, but after I put my phone in a different room while reading and I was able to understand the boo and uncover themes. I was content with reading, and didn’t want to spend my time otherwise with another activity. Once I had immersed myself in the book, I uncovered the theme “Everything is not as it seems” based on the events in the book. One example of the theme which I discovered in my reading was the shocking experience when the crew had thought the nautilus, a very advanced submarine lurking below the waters, was the monster which they had been searching for. In conclusion, reading the classic novel was a very productive and beneficial experience discovering the characters and the book.

Exam Traditional Celebration

The Celebration Of Love And Connection

E2306899-BC94-419D-9064-3307318A650CEverybody laughs the sane in every language because laughter is a universal connection.” — Yakof Smirnoff 


     To me, Christmas is a traditional celebration of love and connection. It is a time to show your appreciation, gratitude, and love for one another. Because so many people across the globe celebrate it in some form, Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to embrace people for a few short days and to recognize how fortunate we all are in being there for each other. Cheerfulness is ripe and abundant during the season and especially in the hearts of my family and me during our celebration. Early each Christmas morning, my sisters and I dart down the halls elated in every skip of our step charging eagerly to wake up our mom up so she won’t miss all of the excitement. As we briskly move downstairs, our mom tries to hold us back with what little energy she  has left from the night before. Our eyes pop at the sight of all the bows and bright red boxes under the tree. We gather round to open presents as good cheer fills the room.  The love and connection among us is overflowing in the celebration; the greatest gifts we shared in in seeing the smiles on each other’s faces. I know the meaning of Christmas isn’t about receiving gifts; it is the love and connection given and received that makes this holiday special. Embracing each other, deepening our connection, and cherishing the time we have together, we truly celebrate and rejoice with each other. 


During Christmas we also celebrate each other’s success from the past year and toast the good things we hope the new year will bring to us. What I have noticed about our traditional Christmas celebrations is that when we are together for this holiday, we are all truly present in the moment with each other. We live life to the fullest on this day. Our meals together even feel more special and connected. Because this day comes only once each year, it is sacred time.  We do not throw it away by being on our phones and not being with each other.  That’s what makes it feel so good.


Exam To Build A Fire Literary Anylisis

How Ignorance Can Kill A Man


It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance”— Thomas Sowell

Ignorance is often the first step in the wrong direction. In the short story, “To Build A Fire”, by Jack London, an ignorant man avoids the warnings about the treacherous Yukon and must discover how to overcome his regrettable actions. The man will suffer greatly from this ignorance. The man’s lack of imagination led him to make foolish decisions, which sends him on an ignorant path towards death. 


The furrow of the old sled trail was plainly visible, but a dozen inches of snow covered the marks of the last runners. In a month no man had come up or down that silent creek. The man held steadily on. He was not much given to thinking, and just then particularly he had nothing to think about save that he would eat lunch at the forks and that at six o'clock he would be in camp with the boys.”


In his arrogance, the man is unable to imagine the possibilities of the brutal cold he will experience.  he seems to think he has enough understanding and ability to handle whatever nature could send his way. His ignorance also causes him to neglect the precautions of the wise old man offered. “It certainly was cold, was his thought. That man from Sulphur Creek had spoken the truth when telling how cold it sometimes got in the country. And he had laughed at him at the time! ”Although the path showed how desolate and unused it has recently been, but the man was unable or unwilling to realize or even imagine the real dangers ahead of him. He did not even question why the path was not well-used or how cold it could get so that he could prepare himself or make a better decision about doing it another time when it was not so brutally cold. This inability to listen and pay attention about it sets him further on this fatal path.  In addition, the man becomes so desperate for warmth that he is overtaken by this need that he is unaware of the danger he is creating for himself. “It was as though he had just heard his own sentence of death.” Although he is already too late, his final attempt to sustain a fire has already killed him.  The man’s ignorance and arrogance made it so he was not able to warn himself about or warm himself from the cruel Yukon. His stubbornness and inability to imagine an achievable outcome distracts him from the brutal cold and sends him to his own death.    


In the end, the man’s ignorance and failure to imagine such hardships occurring to him did not allow him to be prepared for what was to come. Even before he set foot on that eerie path, those traits were his first steps on his fatal journey. 














The Gift Of Magi Literary Essay

Jack Moskow

The Gift Of Magi Literary Essay

Fitz English

December 7th 2018


love And Sacrifice In The Gift Of Magi


There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” - Simon Sinek


     Love is often part of the story of sacrifice, and the theme of love and sacrifice is evident throughout the short story “The Gift Of Magi” by O. Henry. In this story, the author portrays the idea that sacrifice is the greatest way to spread kindness. The characters sacrifice for each other out of love for one another.

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Hard Times


Jack Moskow

Fitz English 8

December 2, 2018   


Overcoming Difficulties 




Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know” - Pema Chördön



    You will need to overcome the sadness, the hard times, before you can learn from the experience. My father passed away when I was three years old. I wasn’t old enough to understand the heartache or just how truly devastating his death would be in my life. Sadness spread across my family for months after we first heard the painful news.  When sadness found me, it surrounded ame and affected me in so many ways. Unlike other boys my age, I didn’t have a dad to teach me how to skate as I grew up; I didn’t have a father to talk about guy things; I didn’t have someone who wanted to throw a football with or even have “the talk” with when I became a teenager.


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Thankfulness During Thanksgiving

Gratitude The Real Virtue Of Thankfulness 



  "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward

By, Jack Moskow    

     The friends and family around me create memories of love and adventure together. They have helped guide me throughout life, and I am thankful. My mother, who has continuously lifted my confidence, yesterday said good luck before my hockey game. I am thankful that her support gave me the confidence to take the shot that scored the game winning goal. The people around me have always made me feel loved and as an important part of a bigger whole. Just this week, my family cheered me on as I spent hours this past week studying and getting my head into the best place to do well on tests.  I really appreciate knowing they are genuinely proud and happy for me when I succeeded. For all those who have touched my life and helped me in the littlest of ways —from my teachers who remain patient for the breakthrough and coaches who encourage discipline and resilience— I owe so much gratitude. Whoever thought it would be my big sister who would lighten my mood when I was struggling with my homework just by joking around with me? I will remember this Thanksgiving to let her know how much I love her. As I become older, I appreciate my oldest sister Sam and her boyfriend John for showing me fun and hinting mysteriously at things to come.  No one makes a car ride more fun than they do by blasting music while also creating a safe and carefree environment. For all my friends, I don’t think I could ever repay them for all the conversations, shared adventures, inside jokes and laughter we have enjoyed. No one puts a smile on my face like them. And when I arrived at school in a grumpy mood on a recent morning this week, the school was handing out free cider donuts, one of my favorite foods. Since I had rushed and not eaten breakfast, this kindness cheered me up and created a delicious taste in my mouth. I am grateful for that gift because it set me in a good direction for the rest of the day. So, as I approach Thanksgiving this year, I am truly thankful for all the voices that have touched my ears today and the ears who have listened to my voice, telling me stories and all listening to my ideas.  Like my stomach after the feast, my heart is happy and full.

A Second Home

Jack Moskow

Fitz English 

Blog Post 

The Destination 



 “Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.” - Stephen Gardiner 


      All the time and effort throughout the year are finally worth it as long as I’m here. The packing, the long car ride, and the ferry boat are all worth it, the only exception for the saying, “it’s not the destination that matters, but the journey.”

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Essay

Jack Moskow

Fitz English 

The Advnetures Of Tom Sawyer Essay 

November 16 , 2018


Embarcing Boyhood & Superstion 

Evident Themes In The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer 




My Mom Sees her sons as baby boys. Well, I stopped being her baby boy a long time.” — Bryant Gumbell



     “Tom was a free boy again, however—there was something in that. He could drink and swear,   now—but found to his surprise that he did not want to. The simple fact that he could, took the desire away, and the charm of it.” [The Adventures of Tom Sawyer chapter 22] - Mark Twain 



         In the book The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom exploits being a boy and is rebellious in any way he can in order to gain respect and fulfill his wish of becoming a man. Tom learns many valuable lessons throughout his superstitious and rebellious adventures, and these shape Tom’s life for the better. Mark Twain portrays Tom as rebellious boy looking to find mystery and superstition on his adventures. my experience in reading this great classic was rewarding, and I came to really admire and appreciate Twain’s work.


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