The Globe

The Globe is an amazing building, that were built in London in 1599. It is the former Shakespear theatre, and looks almost exactly like it did when Shakespear were alive. The theatre were round shaped, in the middle of the building there is a big stage. The stage is surrounded by several floors with stands for the audience. The theatre can room around 3000 people.

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In 1613 the theatre sadly burned down during a performance, but were rebuild one year after the accident. Even though the theatre were rebuild then, they did not start having performances again until 1642. Eventually the Puritans forbid performances, therefor the theatre was demolished in 1644. In 1989 some of the foundations were discovered and used for tourist-purposes, still there are many undiscovered foundations. A man named Sam Wanamaker, an actress and Shakespear-entusiast, decided to rebuild the Globe in 1969. After years of trying to rebuild the theatre as exact as the original building as possible, the Globe was finally done in 1997. Today The Globe is a great tourist attraction in London. They show performances from Shakespear-plays and have many visitors every day.

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Sources:
Smidt, Kristian, Published 24.11.11, read 19.09.18 https://snl.no/The_Globe

Gurr, Andrew, Published 20.05.16, read 19.09.18 https://www.britannica.com/topic/Globe-Theatre

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Hills like white elephants

The story takes place in a cafe in a train-station in Barcelona. It was described as a very hot day. The setting is not a very important part of the plot.

I believe the story took place years earlier, considering the girl was so afraid to go through with the abortion, I believe this story took place during the time where abortion was very dangerous with a risk of dying. The time the story takes place effect the social circumstances in the short story, because of the way she acts around abortion and the fear she is facing.

There are two main characters in the story, a girl and a man that are dating. The author described the characters throw their thoughts and feelings. Throughout the story both of the characters remain flat characters.
The most important part of the story is when they start discussing the abortion. I feel like the structure in the story is chronological. The narrator in the story is the author, but still we hear the characters thoughts.

American History X

The film made me feel both angry and sad. I was provoked by the racist attitude the characters in the film had. I feel this way, because it upsets me to see how unfair Derek and his friends treated black people, and how easily both the black and the white gangs would kill people. During the film I thought about the lack of justice among the people. The fact that the white people loved Hitler made me very mad, it brought up terrible memories from documentaries and films I have seen about Holocaust when Hitler killed so many innocent jews.

Rasism is still a huge issue in many parts of the world. In the US, people still experience racism and discrimination. Luckily it is not as bad as it was in the film today, but still some white people treat black people like they are trash. For instance, US recently had the campaign Black lives matters, because the American police often blame black people for all the crime in the US and often shoot or use violence on innocent black people.

In the film, we can see that Derek’s hate towards black people, gave him huge consequences. What we learn in this film is that hating someone is just a waste of time. Hate and violence are never the solution, and it only leads to negative actions. I think this movie is important to watch, because there are still people like Derek and his friends,in this world, that supports Hitler and KKK. I think this movie could learn these people that hating and killing is a waste of their time, because the world is always moving towards justice, so these people would never prove a point by killing and hating different cultures and races.

Fatou

Fatou is a migrant from Africa. She immigrated to London where she started working for the Derawal family. She thought she was going to work as a housekeeper, take care of their children and run errands. The Derawal family was not as expected. From reading the story, I would say that she is basically their slave. They have her money and her passport so she can not escape. The family, especially the children, are being racists towards Fatou, and the parents in the family are being violent towards her. Even though she is allowed to walk in public alone and go shopping, she still is under their control. For instance you can compare it with the afro-American slaves. They were allowed to run errands and go to the store, but they still had to go back, just like Fatou. I think rich and wealthy countries, such as Britain and Norway, take advantage of migrants from poor countries, because it is a cheap workforce. For example, in Norway, we hire workers from Poland to paint our house for a cheap price. I think this is the reason why the British family hired Fatou instead of a British girl. The statistics shows that 73,4% of migrants that works as slaves or for sex are women. 11,5 million migrants are domestic workers just like Fatou. Fatou’s story confirms that these statistics are relevant. What shocked me the most was that I thought the statistics only included poor countries, because no way rich and wealthy countries treat migrants bad. But I was wrong, Fatou’s story showed that these numbers are relevant for us living in wealthy countries like Norway. It is truly devastating reading about how migrants are being treated.

Migration and working abroad

1. This clip is produced by NPR.

2. They interviewed people in the street, a student.

3. This clip was made in July 24th in 2016.

4. The clip was made after Brexit

5. The man’ employment status was unemployed.

6. Some pull factors are that you can earn more money, and also that they can experience other cultures and learn a new language. Some push factores are that if the culture is different and the language is new, you could feel excluded and lonely. Also being a foreign in a country minimizes the opportunity to get a job in the country.

7. Hard for migrants to establish a life there. It became more difficult socially after Brexit.

Task 8

a) English is an official language in Nigeria, because Nigeria is a former English colony.

b) The American roommate’s story of Nigeria was that Nigeria was a country of poverty and a non ability of speaking English. She also thought that the music they listen to in Nigeria, was only typical African music and not artists like Mariah Carey. The other story that would have created a balanced view would be to see Nigeria as a country where the inhabitants are similar to Americans in some ways, and people with feelings that are more complex than pity.

c) Americans have this view of Africans, because the most popular images from Africa and different stories, mainly include poverty. This is the image Americans have learned to believe about Africa.

d) What she means by saying this is that, stories have the power to convince the reader to believe the story. For instance how she was convinced that stories could only include white people as the characters, because she only had access to..