Tuesday, May 22, 2012

College Blog

1) So far, I have decided to collaborate with other students in class to form a college blog. I have started an outline of what I'd like mine to look like.

2) I need to get to work on this blog and start coming up with posts as well as a tab for my own individual college. (University of Oregon)

3) My work will benefit other people by allowing them to access valuable information about college.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Literature Analysis #2

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

1) George and Lennie are two migrant workers looking for work. They find a job and at first are reluctant because Lennie was turned off by the bosses mean son, Curley. They end up staying and liking it quite a bit, but Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife. He flees and runs to the spot George told him about and George lets Lennie die peacefully by shooting him while calming him down.

2) The theme is the importance of friendship. It is demonstrated throughout the story by George. No matter how frustrated he would get, he was always there for Lennie.

3) The tone is sad and depressing. Two best friends are separated forever because of one simple mistake.

4) Symbolism - Lennie and George's farm.
Foreshadowing - Lennie petting the dead mouse.
Theme - The importance of friendship
Tone - Sad and depressing
Point of View - Third person

Thursday, February 2, 2012

First 100 Pages: Notes

Juxtaposition: used to relate Paris and London as the two separate settings throughout the novel. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

Symbolism: display the darkness of the era and a foreshadowing of the lives of the characters using shadows

Diction: very descriptive and wordy.

Syntax: sentences are all lengthy in order to describe or set up the scene taking place.

Tone: Gloomy to illustrate the view of the story's time period.

Mood: ominous and creepy. It lurks throughout the novel to create a not so happy picture for the places that the characters live in.

Conflict (inner): Lorry's dreams worry him about what's coming.

Imagery: Dickens uses his diction and syntax to paint a perfect picture of what he's describing.

Colloquialism: The dialogue is key to noticing how the characters don't use proper grammar. They skip to business and just talk like any other person would.

Foreshadow:  The wine cask falling symbolizes blood spilling which foreshadows the Revolution coming.

10 Questions: A Tale of Two Cities

1) What are the "Two Cities" being referred to in the title?

2) What were England's problems?

3) What were France's problems?

4) What did the passengers do when the carriage couldn't take them up the hill?

5) What is the news about Lucie's father?

6) What does the wine cask falling foreshadow?

7) What is Tellson's Bank like?

8) What is Charles Darnay in trial for?

9) What does Jerry wonder as he sits alone?

10) How does Lucie's dad react when Lucie shows up?

1) England and France.

2) The public worries about many things including religious prophecies and the messages to King George III.

3) France is in a state of extreme violence which eventually causes the creation of the guillotine.

4) The passengers hiked up the hill alongside the carriage.

5) He is actually alive.

6) It foreshadows the start of the Revolution. It symbolizes blood spilling.

7) “very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.”

8) He was accused of committing treason.

9) He wonders why his father always has rust on his fingers.

10) He mistakes her for his wife at first, then he realizes its daughter which brings him much shock and joy.

A Tale of Two Cities

The first 15 pages establish a lot in this novel. It takes place in England and France in 1775. England  and France are both described very negatively, stating many problems both countries are having. The main characters, Lorry and Lucie come to discover on their journey to France that Lucie's father is not actually dead. When Lucie hears this news she goes into shock and Miss Pross helps her.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Literature Analyis #1

Literature Analysis #1

BQ Intro.

BQ Intro