Shifting Perspectives

In the last two weeks James has gone from writing from the perspective of a poor Egyptian boy, an Egyptian Pharoah, a policy wonk in Washington (immigration paper) to this week’s writing on Ancient China.  His assignment was to imagine he was about to become the newest emperor of his dynasty and what his feelings and concerns would be as he prepared to be emperor. Things to consider, what is your dynasty? How old are you? What is happening in your dynastic era and how will it affect your position as emperor. Here is his essay:

AS THE NEXT HAN EMPEROR, I HOPE TO EXTEND OUR LEGACY. AS I AM ONLY 18, I PRAY THAT THE COUNTRY CAN DEPLOY ITS STRENGTHS.  MY FEAR IS GETTING INVADED. WE ALSO NEED GREATER ALLIANCES. EVEN NEW TRADE WILL NOT PREVENT INVASION. LET US CONTINUE CONFUSCIONISM INTO STRENGTH.

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