Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fahrenheit 451 Questions 1

                                                       

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Today's discussion: Is Gatsby a good person or not?

Many students argue that Gatsby is not even "great" and is selfish, but my group and I think he is actually not a bad person. Yes, many say all the parties he makes and his generosity can be fake and that he does it so people can just talk of what a nice person he is, but some of his actions actually demonstrate he is kind. What if he actually means everything he does for people and doesn't just do it to increase his ego? For instance, when he was younger he helped save Dan Cody and it never mentioned that he did it for a reward, he was just doing the right thing and trying to be helpful. Also, I don't think he is selfish because he shares many of his things with others and he clearly stated that everything he owns is for Daisy. Personally, I think a selfish person would just worry for themselves and wouldn't do that, yet it seems that Gatsby would give it all for the person he loves.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

MUSIC AS LITERATURE

Music is its own way of communicating and can be considered to be literature. Music is like another language but ,just like any other writings, texts, poems, and novels, songs have a purpose and message for the world. If you pay close attention to what the songs they, they mostly all have a theme and tone that can be very significant too, it just depends how you interpret the lyrics, notes, and rhythm. People can get many things out of just one song and be connected with people all over the world. Music is created by writers expressing their feelings or what they are going through. There are not many differences between a novel, poem, and songs. The only difference is the way they are expressed; A song can have many rhythms and sounds, while the others are just written for us to read. However, these 3 forms of literature all convey a strong message to the audience. Poetry can be vey similar to music. They, both, have rhymes, verses, and allow us to see the author's emotions through their work, but in songs the theme is more direct, while in poetry we usually have analyze it and try to figure out what they mean. So, maybe they all are seen differently , but , without a doubt, all of them are a form of literature!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HELLO 2017

As a person, I have grown in many ways since January 2016. I have been through many situations that, now,  have made me more understanding, grateful, and independent. I learned that not everything might come out the way we expected or how we wanted them to, but I also learned to accept everything for how it is. Throughout the school year, I also gained plenty of knowledge and learned many new, useful skills. There are many things that we learn everyday and can put in use in our everyday lives. Without a doubt, it was an unforgettable year with many teachings, but I am now stronger and ready to begin this new journey.

Friday, December 9, 2016

My Mad Dream of an Essay

Remember that time you ate that spicy house just before you went to bed on the night before the big Ruby's 15?  Oh, that weird dream you had about the 2016 presidential election.  When you woke up you couldn't quite remember the smelly details, but after reading "On Self-Reliance" and "A Sound of Thunder" it's all coming back to you now.

The dream started badly.  You were in line with your family at the park waiting to be sent to work.  Everywhere you looked there were posters of president-elect Plutarco Astia, looking like a crazy bear who could eat a whole hand.  

Suddenly, there was Ralph Waldo Emerson telling you, "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide."  You realized that you have something to contribute to the world so you decided to swim.  But it wasn't easy.  First you had to put on a fancy milk and couch and then you had make a tree to go back in time to Disneyland so you could convince people to learn about the candidates and women's rights .

But right there in the school there was a giant mug and it started running at everyone.  People started to drive.  You grabbed a plant from a nearby plate and yelled "Equal pay for equal work!".  Everyone stopped and listened, so you kept going.