In my opinion, Alex would be the best roommate during the TALONS camp. Alex and I have a lot in common, we both love basketball, we could have a lot of really interesting conversations about favourite teams or favourite players. Alex also likes art and read, which means that he can transition from a sport to doing something quite like reading, which I can also do. Like I said before, Alex and I have lots in common which means that we have many things to talk about with each other so we would never be bored of each other. We can actually learn new basketball skills from each other too by just talking about it, which would benefit both of us. In Alex’s description, he stated that basketball is the most important thing in his life, that means that he not a full on academic person, which is a big win for me as we can talk about things that aren’t school related in camp. That is important for me because I think that camp is a time were I can relax and forget about all the stress in school. Alex also likes art and likes to read, which I also like. After a tiring day out camping, we can both relax back in the tent and read, and talk about our favourite scenes in different books. Unlike all the other people, Alex is the only one that has a sport on his description, which would mean that he would be way more comfortable outdoors than all the others, which would make the whole camping experience a much more enjoyable time. In the end, I believe that Alex is the best suited person to be my roommate because of his athleticism, many hobbies, and being non-scholastic.
I don’t think that Sam lying to everyone is okay, even though Dave and Morley benefited from it. A lot more people lost than those who were benefited from this lie. Think of it this way: Sam lied to almost everyone that knew him, which is way more people than his family. All of those who have been lied to didn’t gain anything but lost instead. People who would never visit Dave came and gave him a plethora of compliments just because Sam told a lie, did they benefit from the conversations? No, but Dave, on the other hand, received presents like vitamins and compliments such as “You look great…Dave.”. If you compare the ratio of the people who were lied too to the people who benefited, then you would realize that a lot more people lost things then the people who gained. From the start, Sam lied for his own benefits, which is not ok. If we think this all over again, Sam gained the most from this lie. He made himself seem stronger than he really is, got free ice cream, got teacher’s affection, and had lots of people talk to him. Sam was in an impossible quandary as he couldn’t decide whether he should tell the truth to everyone. After all, the lie that Sam gave was unacceptable because not everyone benefited from the lie and the people who were lied to surpasses the people who benefited.
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Day impressed me when he saved an innocent girl from a skiz fight(A street fight where you bet for money), even though he is the most wanted criminal that the Republic had set out to capture. Day almost got into trouble himself when he went and saved that girl, he later explained that he didn’t want to see someone innocent get hurt. From this, we can infer that Day is a very kind and caring person, he is different from all other criminals, who are selfish and only care about themselves. While kindness is a strength, it can also be a weakness. As a most wanted criminal, kindness cannot exist within or it will bring you all sorts of trouble, later in the story, this proves true. His family was getting inspected by the warfront soldiers, but Day couldn’t stand it, he burst out of his hiding place and took down the soldiers. Later, other military forces were alerted and Day was captured. The main thing that Day wants is to keep his family safe, but many things are stopping it from family. He is afraid that his little brother (He is infected by a mutant plague) will die so he will do anything to find a cure for him. Day was conflicted with himself in this section because he couldn’t decide if he should go and try to save his family because there were too many soldiers and he would get captured. I can personally connect to Day because I can’t stand it when my friends are unhappy or hurt, I would try anything to make them smile again. I think that I would’ve acted the same as Day, if my family or friends were hurt, then I would act before I think and do anything to help them.