ROOM 219

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From a book quote to experience

"Prohibition whets the appetite," concludes Galeano in The Origins after describing how several kings of England tried to outlaw soccer. All attempts to ban the game failed. With legal restrictions in place, people of the land - the mortals - wanted to experience the thrills of soccer even more.
Every person, after searching his or her past, will find a moment when the attraction of the forbidden fruit was too much to resist. When I was a student, we were not allowed to wear mascara to school. Now I remember, with embarassment, how we applied make-up by a pound for a Saturday dance. While enjoying the adrenaline rush, we did not realize how rediculous we looked with distorted faces.


May 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I’m agree about “prohibition whets the appetite” an example that happened with me was that my mother prihibe me that stop leaving with my friends at the party because they drink to much it could be dangerous to me I don’t wanted to obeyed her bacause I wanted stiLl going to my friends to party. but, one day something bad happened with my friends they had a accident all they get injured,and hurt.Now I’m thankful with my mom bacuase she don’t let me still going to somewhere else with my friends.

    Comment by al3 | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. when i was litle my mom tel me that i canot play video games because it was bad for ny eyes and i di it

    Comment by hp3 | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  3. One time in my live when I was 9 years old. When my father went to work he tell me to not go away form home because I always went to my cousin is house and stay there to many time. But I did not followed the rules and I went to my cousin is house.

    Comment by L3 | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  4. when i want to play video games my mom she tell don’t play because she want me to do my homework and i don’t want to do my homework and i play video games

    Comment by ag | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  5. my mom don’t let me go to partty

    Comment by jh3 | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  6. once supponetime I was 8 years old, and y om hd to go to the market to buy some food that she really needed. before she got out she told me not to watch television. she says that Icould only watch television for half an hour, but I didn’t followed the rules and was watching television until she got home again.

    Comment by V3 | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  7. An example of “Prohibition whets the appetite” can be my case when I wanted to play soccer but i couldn’t. My parents didn’t let me play because I have to be in home to take care of it, but I wanted to play anyway. Sometimes I scaped a couple of hours to played soccer and when I played soccer, I felt like it was my last time playing, it was so wonderful and unforgettable.

    Comment by J3 | May 4, 2009 | Reply

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