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War
Grant Z.

War has been ripping the world apart. It has divided nations and created harmful coalitions. It is estimated that war has killed 5.4 million people in 13 countries worldwide from 1955 to 2002. That is only in 13 countries, and there are 196 in total. Not all of them are at war, but a large number of them are. This is important to me because so many of the people killed by war had opportunities to do more. They could have changed the world, but they never will get that chance. This bothers me, and I think that we need to end war. There is a quote by Leo Tolstoy that really shows what I mean, “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” If everyone fought for what they believed in, there would be no wars against another.

In my collage, I used four photographs, markers, and paint. I used the pictures to accurately portray the issue at hand, the markers in the background to help illustrate what needs to be done, and the paint to symbolize blood. It shows the stains of war that are with you at all times. War isn’t something that you forget. It is with you all the time, you never are away. War is what’s left of you.


 


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Delaney H.
03/06/2013 6:17pm

I liked how you used bright colors, and the Ben Franklin quote to really draw attention to your hexagon.

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Ben C.
03/07/2013 5:06pm

I like how the paint actually looks like legitimate blood. It makes me wonder what type of things actually do happen in war.

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Ms. Weiss
03/15/2013 10:39am

"This is important to me because so many of the people killed by war had opportunities to do more. They could have changed the world, but they never will get that chance."

This is a really great insight. Very powerful!

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