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First Semester Final
Transcript of First Semester Final
Work from Class: "A Prayer for My Daughter"
In the poem, a father prays for his sleeping daughter. Throughout the poem, we read what concerns and dreams he has for his daughter. He prays out of concern, but ultimately love because he wants his daughter to be happy.
What influences impact our ideas of "home" and "family"?
Parents Always Want the Best for their Kids
Other Genre: Poem
Biblical Work: Story of Samuel
Several factors can contribute to the way we perceive home and family. For example, your heritage can influence who you become. Throughout your life, your parents will always want you to be happy and successful, but sometimes the two sides have clashing opinions.
Many times we question why our parents do certain things, not knowing their reasoning behind their actions. While growing up, we may feel frustration towards our parents but when we get a little older, we look back and see that they only had the best intentions for us.
From the Poem:
"And for an hour I have walked and prayed / Because of the great gloom that is in my mind." (ll. 7-8)
"May she be granted beauty and yet not / Beauty to make a stranger's eye distraught..." (ll. 17-18)
"May she become a flourishing hidden tree..." (l. 41)
"And may her bridegroom bring her to a house / Where all's accustomed, ceremonious;..." (ll. 73-74)
Moana loves to explore, especially out and sea. Her father constantly tells her to stay within their island's reef because he cares about her safety.
In the song "Where You Are" from the movie, Moana's father explains the importance of their island and how she needs to learn responsiblity to become the new chief.
"Where You Are " Lyrics
Moana, it's time you knew / The village of Motunui is / All you need
Don't walk away / Moana, stay on the ground now / Our people will need a chief / And there you are
There comes a day / When you're gonna look around/ And realize happiness is / Where you are
Thank You for Taking Care of Me (2008)
Shares how she used to be very upset about her parents' rules but later on, she was very thankful for the discipline and love they gave her.
For a while, Hannah prayed for a son. Before Samuel was born, she decided that she would dedicate him to the Lord.
She made a promise with God, because she loved God and her son. He lived in the temple and every year she would visit him, always keeping him in prayer.
Throughout each piece, we see that parents always want the best for their kids. Their children might not realize it while they are young, but when they look back, they will hopefully appreciate all the sacrifices that were made for them. We know that God is our Heavenly Father and He instructs us to not only obey and respect Him, but our earthly parents as well. When we do that, God will certainly bless us.
Exodus 20:12 ESV
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you."
1 Samuel 1: 9- 11 - "Once after a sacrificial meal at Shiloh, Hannah got up and went to pray. Eli the priest was sitting at his customary place beside the entrance of the Tabernacle.
Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord.
And she made this vow: 'O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you.
He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord,
his hair will never be cut.'"
1 Samuel 1:21 - "'Wait until the boy is weaned. Then I will take him to the Tabernacle and
leave him there with the Lord permanently
She knew that the best thing for him was to live in the temple, serving God, because He was the one who answered her prayer.
"I might deny it sometimes / But a great part of who I am / Is thanks to the two of you / Sometimes I thought to myself / That you where being too strict / Sometimes unfair / But now I see / That it was all for the better/ And I am thankful for it all" (ll. 4-12).
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