Question 1:

I believe that Romeo and Juliet have a childish relationship. The two see each other at a party and all of a sudden, they are ”A pair of star-crossed lovers”(1.p.6). The best love relationships are born out of friendships, of which Romeo and Juliet lacked. There is nothing fueling their love but a crush. Like what Fryer Lawrence states “these violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(2.6.9-10). Their love burns too bright, too soon, and their love will easily burn out because they don’t know any better. However, their love is not childish because of their age. In the time of Shakespear, it was socially acceptable for young people to marry, even a 13-year-old like Juliet and a 17-year-old like Romeo. I believe they have an immature relationship because of the time it takes them to decide to marry each other. The span of a few days is not enough time for two complete strangers to fall in love and marry each other. As stated earlier, the best love relationships are born out of friendships. I believe that Romeo and Juliet should get to know each other first so they can fall in love with each other, not just the looks or the idea of each other. Romeo doesn’t know much about Juliet, only that she is “beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.”(1.5.45). This means that as they get married, and then get to know each other, Romeo might find out that he doesn’t actually love Juliet, or vice versa. When or if one of the lovers finds out that they don’t like the other, it will be very challenging to get a divorce, but if they realize they don’t love each other before they get married, then they would be able to break up with no harm done.

Question 2:

According to Today I Found Out, by the end of the 19th century, the average age when women were first getting married in the United States was between 22 and 24 years old, and this trend continued into the 1940s. This means that Jindra Kulich could potentially have misleading facts. Although, the source I found is to do with the United States, and not Europe. Although, as I stated before, the age of adulthood has drastically changed comparing the time of Shakespear and now. So, I have trouble understanding why the age of adulthood in Europe, in the 1940s, is relevant to the age in Shakspearean times. This fact doesn’t say that Romeo and Juliet aren’t childish, it just states that the age of adulthood in the 1940s was also the same as the time of Romeo and Juliet. Also, as I said before, the age of the two lovers is not what makes their love childish, it’s the amount of time it takes the two to fall in love.


Today I Found Out Source:

Smith, Melisa. “How Do They Decide the Age When You Become an Adult?” Today I Found Out, 10 Aug. 2016,

In-Depth Blog Post 3

As of Thursday, In-Depth 2019 has been going great. I met quickly with Ms. Krueger to discuss a time commitment but I figured out that she is very busy and won’t be able to meet on a regular basis. We didn’t actually get around to discussing any robotics as she needed to be somewhere else. This was a downer as I really wanted an engaged mentor this year, although, on Thursday (Feb. 14), my luck changed. I got an email back from someone who I mentioned in my last post, saying that he is interested in my project and wants to help. We then scheduled a phone call and discussed how we are going to meet. My new mentor is a student at UBC on a Co-op program, so he is really busy, but he says he can meet at least every two weeks. I will probably go to him at UBC for our visits since he has access to robotics labs and CNC machinery. He may also be able to get me electronic parts for the robot that I would normally be buying myself. I then did some research over the weekend on what robot I want to create; I then emailed him about it. The robot I want to build will be an advanced robotic arm, with at least 3-DOF (degrees of freedom), and will use stepper motors instead of servos. I also want the robot to have an exchangeable tip, so I can design it to use a claw, and maybe have another tip to hold a pencil. I also want it to have sensors, I don’t know much about sensors, but I’m pondering having it be able to track a face, to act like it’s looking at you. I don’t have a finalized design yet but I will start working with OnShape (an online 3d modelling program) to create a design. I’m not sure how much I will be able to 3d print and how much I will create with CNC metal. I will have to design it first then figure that out. I am excited to work with CNC though. I will forward our thread of emails and I will get my mentor to complete a criminal record check soon. I’m really excited to continue working with my new mentor! Although, I will still try and meet with Ms. Krueger because I believe she can still teach me some interesting concepts.

IN-DEPTH blog post #2

In-depth 2019 has been going smoothly so far, but I do not have a mentor yet. I have been sending out emails to two people, but they have not responded yet. I want to get replies from these two people before I start contacting other people that I do not know. The first person I contacted this year is Ms. Smith (I won’t disclose her real name until I get her permission). Ms. Smith was my last year’s mentor and she helped me learn a lot about robotics. I emailed her back in early January, but she didn’t respond. I followed up with her a few days ago and still no response, but hopefully, she will respond soon, if not, I will start sending emails to other people. The other person I am trying to get in touch with is someone named Adam McDonald (I won’t disclose his real name until I get his permission). Earlier this school year, I had a phone interview with Adam and he taught me lots about robotics careers. He also gave me some tips for me next robotics project. One of these tips was to download something called Linux, and then download something called ROS.

What is Linux?

Linux, from what I can understand, is a computer OS, or, Operating System. Most computers, run off of Mac OS, or a Windows OS, like Windows 10. The OS is responsible for almost everything on a computer, and Linux is a special kind of operating system, often used by programmers.

I ended up installing a Mac OS, Windows OS and a Linux OS all on my laptop at the same time using a process called dual-boot. I could restart my computer in either one, but as I was trying to fix something on my Linux OS, my computer ran into some problems and all three of my operating systems got corrupted, basically meaning my computer didn’t know how to operate itself. I ended up re-installing Linux on my computer and now I have one working OS on my computer, Linux Ubuntu. Great start to In-Depth 2019! From there, I went on to installing ROS.

What is ROS?

ROS stands for Robot Operating System and it is the world’s standard program for creating robots. ROS is open source software that has hundreds of files added by the public, available for download. ROS is only available on Linux operating systems. ROS works in an unusual way but is very powerful, it can even run simulations of robots. I could download a simulated robot, and code it in my own way. Here is an example of something I can do with ROS, involving turtles.

I will continue to search for a mentor, but for now, this post will have to do. I will continue to learn about ROS, and soon, I will attempt to re-program my In-Depth 2018 robot using ROS.