OK, there is this college in California I want to go to, which would be perfect for my currently rust free 'Stang. So I'm hoping you scholars could read over my essay and give me any thoughts, ideas, concerns, complaints... ty.
One essay option was to write about a historic event that inspired you. I'm suppose to assume the reader knows the details about this event. Tell them what it means to me personally.
Instructions also said to have 500-700 words. I have 617.
For the event I used the entire Renaissance
What is the connection between the Caribbean Sea, vanishing point, Black Death, and decline of the papacy? They all take place during the 14th and 16th century, or better known as the Renaissance. These examples are minute compared to the total achievements of the Renaissance. The word Renaissance was formed from Latin renasci, meaning “rebirth”. Everywhere this movement spread in Europe, it brought along the study of the Roman and Greeks. It also created the greatest philosophy, Humanism, stating that you are somebody. The era of the Renaissance greatly contributes to the view I have of life.
The Renaissance was a rebirth that allowed the people of Europe to take one step back and one giant leap forward. The rebirth literally represents the reappearance of the classical era; Europe pushed their way through the Middle Ages and brought back the importance of education and knowledge. However, I like to think of it as the rebirth of hope, inspiration, and achievement. This is how powerful education is to young adults like me today. Great schooling gives me hope that the future holds even greater opportunities in hand. Studies and research inspires me to push myself to the next step and to do my best. The last step of graduating, an achievement of its own, also allows me to clearly see the achievements my life as an adult will bring. Education is a rebirth into a better and more promising future.
The people of the Renaissance were born in the study of classicalism, the time of Romans and Greeks. People discovered and read the scripts from ancient ruins, studies of classical architecture and humanities reappeared, and Bible figures began to dominate the arts. The Renaissance took the knowledge of the past to advance the present and future. I also understand the importance of the past and do not take it lightly. Without the past we would not be where we are today, and ideas of the past will still take us into the future. Instead of disregarding the past, embrace it and use it as a stepping stone for future ideas, inventions, and art. Ideas of the past still are not seen in the present, including ones from the 15th century from Leonardo da Vinci. Just like the future of mankind, the past is always there.
An idea from the Renaissance created an idea for our past, present, and future; the idea is humanism, stating that all people are valuable and able to reason. Instead of just waiting around on Earth trying to stay pure for Heaven, people began to take advantage of the life they have. My time on Earth is just as important as anyone else’s, including those from the Renaissance. That is why I do not waist the time I have. My time is used to better my life and the future advancements of the world. Advancements do not have to be huge, because with over six billion very small advancements, who knows what the future will look like. Everybody has a limited amount of time, but as a whole, time is unlimited.
My life is not based around the Renaissance, but many of the concepts from that time help me guide where I want to be as an individual, also an idea from that period. With a great education and background I believe it will help me take me where I want to go. On the way, there will be obstacles that I can not hurdle alone, so I will need to look for help from other people. I also know that everyone holds a little piece of the future, but with an education and hard work, maybe my piece can be a little bigger.