Big Question

Some say that if you tell a lie long enough and often enough its becomes the truth, so...
are lies the truth?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What About My Masterpiece?

So far our masterpiece has been slow moving due to the fact that I am separated from my group mates during class and furthermore lose out on the conversions. Personally I have nearly finished the story board for the video. I am now just waiting to hear the feed back from the others on how far they have come.

Love is Blind

The difference between the way the audience views lady Macbeth and the way Macbeth view his wife is all in the relationship. As outsiders we serve as an almost objective force view the maiden on just actions alone with out emotional ties. Whereas Macbeth is married to the women, so he is constantly trying to make her proud, or make her love him. As readers we have the luxury of not having the pressure of love cloud our view of the sinister women.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I, Jury

Essay comments from Shane Hunter
I liked the essay the use of an arch to build up your argument worked really well. The point that you made about how Bernard was brainwashing kids with beliefs he himself did not hold was the strongest point in my opinion
The first 3 paragraph essay I read and it was a bad thing you condense your point into a concise message. This working better than a drawn out dissertation so good job.

Very nice essay, good analysis of the characters

Huxley's Brave New World

After watching Mike Wallace’s interview with Aldous Huxley, I noticed that there was a sense of anti-communism. As a dystopian novel Brave New World was used to bring about awareness against total control. In a time in American history where red scare was rampant Huxley’s position could have been used as Anti-communist propaganda.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Literature Analysis: Tempest


1.      The play opens with the storm at sea (causes by Ariel and Prospero) that wrecks the nobles and brings them to the island. Upon being washed up on shore Ferdinand meets Prospero’s daughter Miranda and falls madly in love with her. Meanwhile the other noble looks for Fernand (who is imprisoned by Prospero) and are waylaid by Ariel several times. As Ferdinand works as a servant for the wizard, Prospero sees that his love for Miranda is true and allow them to marry. Then he sends for the nobles to be brought to him in which Antonio is belated to see him so is alive. They all return to Naples where Ferdinand and Miranda are married and Prospero returns to be duke of Milan.

2.      The main themes of this play, are the treachery of the nobles, the ability for forgiveness and the idea that love conquers all

3.      Shakespeare’s tone in the play is ominous, there always seems to be some sort of impending doom. Whether it’s the spirits that torment Caliban or the strange lightning storm that appears to foreshadow doom.

4.      Literary Techniques: foreshadowing, foreboding, soliloquy, anecdote, conflict, Dialects, evocation, Magic(al) realism, spiritual, stereotype


2.      When characterizing Prospero the narrator uses powerful syntax and large diction with commanding tone to show the power of Prospero on the island

3.      The protagonist is a static character in that he is very stereotypical knight in shining armor; Ferdinand always is hard working and chivalrous.

4.      After reading the book I felt I knew all the stock characters when they were introduced and was not surprised by the actions, save of course Prospero’s relinquishing of his magic.