Speech Plotline

I will be Peter Hillary

Exposition: Who I am, who Edmund is and how we relate.

      Rising action 1: Edmund Attempting climbing Mount Everest.

How Edmund is imminent: 2: Edmund climbing Mount Everest.

3:  Edmund’s charity

Climax: Traveling around the globe, including north and south poles.

Falling action how he is a New Zealand Hero and  Edmunds devotion to the Sherpa people and the world.

Resolution: his death and how the world recognized it.

Edmund Hillary, an Introduction





Hillary (left), Norgay (right)


Sir Edmund Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer. He was born on July 20, 1919, and died from heart failure on January 11, 2008. He and Tenzing Norgay were the first to successfully summit the renowned Mount Everest. He is a New Zealand hero as he is recognized on the five dollar note, and has a 2.3-metre bronze statue facing Mount Cook. When he passed, all of the New Zealand flags on government, public and at Scott Base in antarctica were lowered to half mast. He isn’t eminent for more than his climb, he has accomplished great amounts in his life. He founded the Himalayan Trust, a not-for-profit organization focused on helping out the Sherpa people of Nepal. His journeys have also lead him to the  South and North Pole.


‘Sir Ed’, Statue of Hillary near Mount Cook


When I began this project, I wanted to it on a famous rock climber. Many of these athletes were very young, and didn’t fulfill the criteria for eminence. Following this, I started brainstorming, and came up with new ideas for eminent people, all of which were taken. Until, I thought about Mount Everest, specifically the first successful climb. That’s when I discovered Edmund Hillary. I first checked our document, and to my surprise, he wasn’t taken. As I researched more about Hillary, I found he was a lot more eminent than I thought. That’s when my choice solidified.


Climbing Mount Everest has always been an aspiration for me. Although, it is going to be a very difficult goal to achieve. Even the cost of over sixty-three thousand dollars(CAD), is a difficult hurdle to pass. I also don’t know too much about Mt. Everest, specifically about how one would climb it. I hope researching Hillary and Tenzing Norgay will teach me more about Everest. I also hope Edmund will teach me to believe in myself, achieve my goals and maybe find more interests for myself. I think I am interested in other things, and considering how much Hillary has done, maybe some of his interests are interests I have not discovered yet.


A comparison:


Rowan                                          |         Edmund


Male                                             |           Male


Canadian                                     |           New Zealand


Enjoys rock climbing and is     |            Enjoys

Interested in mountaineering  |           Mountaineering


Did not serve in any war          |                Served in World War 2


Agnostic                                      |                 Atheist but believes in

                                                      |               some Tibetan Buddhism





I do not think Sam’s actions had much positive impact to those around him. One of the positive points I can think of is that him saying ‘my dad is dying’ creates drama in people’s lives. Drama can keep things interesting in our everyday lives. It creates a sensation that makes you feel important. Sam’s lie also made his dad get a lot of compliments, which made him feel pretty good about himself. The lie also made people like the ice cream lady feel good about helping out the ‘troubled’ Sam. I don’t think the positive effects of Sam’s lies outweigh the lie because what he caused was unnecessary. It created worry and fear for others when they did not need it. I believe there is enough worry in our lives. The lie Sam made created other lies. Once he realized he could use the pity of others to his advantage, Sam creates more lies. Like the ‘I don’t know what to think anymore’ lie to the ice cream lady to get even more ice cream. It was nice of her to give him the first ice cream cone, but any more becomes too much. He shouldn’t have accepted it in the first place. I do not believe Sam’s lie ended positively because he overused it. He knew he did the wrong thing, but instead of doing the right thing to fix it, Sam not only doesn’t fix it, but he makes it worse. That is why I don’t think Sam’s lie had a positive impact on those around him.

Room Description

He came in quietly and kicked of his shoes. He’ll see my oak wood double bed, my computer sitting on my desk and my closet filled with jackets, games and books. But that’s only scratching the surface to my center of operations. Clean laundry and the fresh outdoors will fill his nose with a familiar scent and silence, with a faint airplane hum or the odd bird (if one of my three cats are not lurking outside) will occupy his ears. Often one of these felines will be sleeping on the messy bed, snoring just a little. My desk will have clutter around, especially around the lamp with a hanging headset dangling from the top. It will have decorations on top of a stand that holds a heavy can filled with spare change. My old, blue, comfy desk chair will be against the wall, out of the way, acting as another cat bed. If he were to look up, he’ll see the three model airplanes soaring stationary. As for my closet, up top there are two shelves filled with  a lot of board games, climbing equipment, spare shoeboxes (without shoes) and dust. Below that is my bookshelf and jackets neatly(ish) hung along a metal beam. Although my room isn’t the neatest in the house, it’s where I feel most at home. Things hadn’t changed, home was still home.

Riddle Test

I save billions yet detstroy millions, I can fly, swim and float. Ive been here a very long time and dont plan on leaving. Who or What am I?

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