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Monday, June 20, 2011

fear

those fears
the monster under your bed
that phobia of the dark that can never explains itself
brothers and sisters telling scary stories with the hope of another sleepless night in  your life

then they change
will i be popular 
who's class will i be in next year 
what school can i get into with the horrible grades i have

then...well i'm not quite sure yet...
and that's what scares me the most
what happens after this..?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Writing prompt #11 response

I'm glad i live in a place where a "right of passage" is optional and not mandatory to be respected in society. many of my friends have had bat/bar mitzvah that's the right of passage in Jewish religion. that's not bad but in Australia, the Aborigines rip the finger nails off of their young men. this is done to prove that they can take it and that are men.

What memorable texts (picture books, poems, oral stories, films, etc.) have influenced your definition of growing up?

The book The Giver is a very good example of a child being forced to grow up and mature very quickly. Many of the freedoms that my friends and I have are taken away from  him. Before he is given the job he can hag out with his friends and has many more freedoms but he's very restricted already. But after the job is given to him he has to go start to it and then straight home. This book is probably one of the best books I have every read but it is also a very good example of how your surroundings can effect the way you grow up.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Response to To Kill a Mocking Bird

The book To Kill a Mocking bird is about a young girls growing up in a rural town called Maycomb in Kanas. it's mostly about her "adventures" and the law suit of a black man accused of raping a young woman. in this response I'll be doing a character analysis 


in the beginning of the book it's hard to tell if scout the main character is a girl or boy. she hangs out with her brother a lot. one time in the beginning of the book her brother Jem says to her "scout stop acting like such a girl. the relationship between Jem and scout is very strange. she looks up to him but at the same time she gets angry at him easily. she's always describing him in a loving way and that proves that she loves any way.


another character that scout has a strange relationship with is Jem's best friend Dill. she acts differently towards him then the way she acts toward Jem. she is more friendly to him. scout acts less disrespectfully to Dill. I think she likes Dill more then Jem. 


the last character relationship that scout has that is very interesting is the relationship between Scout and Aticus. aticus is scouts father. she has the most respect for her father. in one chapter scout doesn't want to go to school so she makes a deal with her father who convinces her that she needs to. scout calls him "sir" not father and always calls him by his first name. in one chapter scout almost gets into a fight at school because one of the other kids says to her "your father defends niggers". she has so much respect for him that instead of fighting she walks away because that's what her dad told her to do.


in conclusion the different relationships that scout has with these characters really defines scout as a character

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Revised Reading response to Macbeth.

       In drama we are putting on the Tragidy of Macbeth by William Shakespear and i play Ross.


       So the thing that I’m focusing on is the character Ross. Ross is this supporting figure that starts on Macbeth’s side of things in general and then switches over to Macduff’s side of things. He is with Macduff when they discover Duncan’s dead body. He is suspicious of Macbeth from Banquo’s death. Ross is Macduff’s cousin.
    
       Ross always seems to be the bearer of bad news. Like I said he was there when Duncan is murdered. He isn’t in the room when it happens but he’s in the next room when lady Macduff and Macduff’s children are killed and ends up being the one that tells macduff’s family is dead. In the last scene he finds a dead boy while his mom is right there. 

       Ross is interesting because he's the only character that starts on Macbeth's side and switches to Malcolm and Macduff's side. He has no choice some could say that he was forced to switch being that he saw lady Macduff die and had his thoughts about Macbeth from the death of Duncan and also with Banquo. In one scene Macduff and Ross are talking while Macbeth is screaming about "two murders here preformed" so they both have some what of a grip on what's actually going 

Friday, March 25, 2011

romeo and juliet

recently watched the modernized version of Romeo and Juliet. instead of swords they used guns but they used all the same text. I thought it was very interesting and sad of course. Romeo was played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliet by Clair Danes. They had some weird takes on things like, I think they tried to make Merqutio gay for Romeo. It was a sad movie. I remember watching it in fifth grade I got so in to the movie. When I watched it again I got the same feeling. Like when romeo walks into her mausoleum and sits next to her and she starts moving and I almost yelled at the screen of my T.V. every time I see this movie. I can see the parallels to other versions, but also there are many differences. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reading response to macbeth


I'm reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare. There is this war going on between the king Duncan who is this old oblivious dude and Norway. Macbeth is a soldier for King Duncan. Macbeth is this really strong guy; in the text it says "he cut a man from his chaps to his gullet" which in American means he sliced a guy from his crotch to his neck. Then there's his friend Banquo who is also soldier and they've fought side by side for a long time. Then there is Macduff. Now he is also friends with Macbeth but i don’t really know the deal with him.

So the thing that I’m focusing on is the character Ross. Ross is this supporting figure that starts on Macbeth’s side of things in general and then switches over to Macduff’s side of things. He is with Macduff when they discover Duncan’s dead body. He is suspicious of Macbeth from Banquo’s death. Ross is Macduff’s cousin.

    Ross always seems to be the bearer of bad news. Like I said he was there when Duncan is murdered. He isn’t in the room when it happens but he’s in the next room when lady Macduff and Macduff’s children are killed and ends up being the one that tells macduff’s family is dead. In the last scene he finds a dead boy while his mom is right there.

    This is a little off topic but there is this reoccurring theme of the great chain of being. This was an idea in the mid-evil ages that if you were a slave god wanted you to be a slave, if you were king god wanted you to be king. So when Macbeth kills Duncan everything is going crazy saying that because gods will has been changed. So there is this weird scene where Ross is talking to this old guy and they talk about an eagle getting killed by an owl. So yeah I just wanted to through that in.

    Any way in conclusion Ross is a cool character. He is an interesting person to get into. He is great character to play (I’m ross in dramaJ)and I think he is important because he switches sides