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Monyde!

posted Mar 8, 2010, 10:21 AM by Ashleigh Bugos

This book was the book dedicated to Monyde.  What does he symbolize?

    I think this book being dedicated to Monyde is actually quite interesting. Especially since I'm almost done with the whole book it now makes a lot of sense. The only part of the book that Monyde was apart of is where he goes with Benson and the boys to try and escape from Sudan. Monyde being such a young boy they didn't think he was going to survive the long journey across the desert. But to their surprise, Monyde survived until they were about a mile away from their destination. I think Monyde symbolizes motivation. When Benson and the rest of the lost boys saw that Monyde, being so young and small, could survive the long journey through Sudan. Seeing that Monyde could do it, I think it showed the boys that they are capable of surviving too. Then, they decided to dedicate the book to him to show that they did it. They survived! And that if Monyde wasn’t apart of the beginning of their journey, they probably wouldn’t even have expected or thought of surviving. Monyde, in my opinion, was kind of like their “goal” that they needed to achieve or succeed. Like they needed to survive for him. Not because of him but for him. Sort of like an act of gratitude. =)

When 2 elephants fight.

posted Feb 28, 2010, 12:44 PM by Ashleigh Bugos

-What does the African proverb at the beginning of the book, "When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled" mean to you?

    I think the proverb "when two elephants fight, its the grass that gets trampled" is suppose to mean that even when you think fighting is the easy way out of a problem, your not the only one getting affected by it. When two elephants fight in a field of grass they're stepping all over the grass that's under their feet. But thats the last thing on their mind while fighting with each other. When the fight is over, and you look back onto the grass, its not the same as it used to be. Its not standing high like it was before. If you were to compare it to our government, Its about the same as when our government fights with a neighboring government and they make descisions that they think are best at the time. But really its affecting everyone else underneath them.

Ashleigh Rose(:

posted Feb 18, 2010, 12:55 PM by Ashleigh Bugos   [ updated Feb 22, 2010, 11:03 AM ]

  My name is Ashleigh Bugos. Im 15 years old. I was born December 13, 1994 in Spring Valley, CA. I lived in Spring Valley until i was in the 4th grade. I then moved to Ramona and lived there fora couple of years until i moved to Sera Mesa in the 7th grade. I went to Taft Middle  which led me to come to Kearny. I chose DMD because I'm interested in computers and learning how to work with a variety of programs on computers. So far DMD has met my expectations. My favorite colors are hot pink, lime green,and silver.I like bright colors. In my free time i enjoy listening to music and hanging out with friends. When i get to a computer with internet, I usually check my myspace but it gets boring after a while. So i end up either getting off the computer or going on AIM to talk to friends.



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