Writing essay #3 was enjoyable. I really enjoyed the up series. Personally; even though it was meant to be enlightening and though provoking (which it ways), I though it was simply entertaining above all.
I’ve mentioned this before but I disagree with the Jesuit maxim the series is based on. The Jesuit maxim can be taken many different ways but I do believe the directors intent with the series was to show that one’s social and economical backgrounds define their lives and restrict them to the social class they where born in. I’m against that for very personal reasons; I do not believe in any sort of predetermined future (destiny, fortune, etc) and believe that we make our own life. Through hard word and dedication we can accomplish any realistic dreams.
Writing the paper wasn’t hard. Since I feel so strongly about the Jesuit maxim was wrong, I knew the intention of my paper as soon as I read the assignment instructions. Tony, being my favorite character, and being a perfect example for my paper; was the natural choice. He was born into the low class, attended public school (dropping out at 15) and still made it out of the East Side of London. He set realistic goals for himself and accomplished them. He has a nice house and makes enough money to support his family and be comfortable. He disproved the Jesuit maxim.
If I could revise my paper, I would go into more detail on what I personally believe to be the directors’ intent. It would give more insight as to why I went the way I did with my paper. And it would give insight as to why Tony was the natural choice for my paper.