Jan 7, 2007 English 1st Paragraph
“It’s time for a brief history of the United States of America. Hi, boys and girls! Ready to get started? Once upon a time there were these people in Europe called Pilgrims, and they were afraid of being persecuted. So, they all got in a boat and sailed to the New World where they wouldn’t have to be scared ever again.” (Oh! I’m SO relaxed! I feel so much safer!) “But as soon as they arrived, they were greeted by savages, and they got scared all over gain.” (INDIANS!)…
Note: This is a part of the famous documentary Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore which tries to explore the causes for the Columbine High School massacre and other acts of violence with guns.
» pilgrim:a person who makes a journey, which is often long and difficult, to a special place for religious reasons
» persecute: If the authorities prosecute someone, they charge them with a crime and put them on trial.
» scared: frightened
» savage: uncivilised; in an early stage of social development
» massacre: an act of killing a lot of people: