Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fahrenheit 451 Essay

Do you ever just start reading a book and find out how good it is and want to finish it in one day? Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that you pick up and you have to finish reading in one day. This book is about a character named Montag who goes through a journey between right or wrong. Ray Bradbury takes us on a journey on how Montag feels and what he is going through. Montag goes through a lot during the book, he is a very dynamic character. He becomes self reliant during the story, i feel like Emerson would be proud.

In the beginning of the book Bradbury would describe Montag and bold and scary. He would be bold and scary because he is a firefighter. Everyone would be afraid of the firefighters, except for some seventeen year old girl named Clarise. She was no afraid of Montag, and she would talk with Montag like no other person would. Montag was surprised when she started talking to him. He was shocked to the fact that no one would talk to him because he was a firefighter. He likd the girl because he would be able to talk to her, she made him realize a lot of things.

After Montag met Clarise he started to think to himself a little more than he use to. Especially when Montag's wife overdosed Bradbury made Montag thing about his life. Ray Bradbury uses a lot of figurative language to show what Montag is feeling. Montag starts to get inner thoughts. He starts tot think about the firefighters and beatty and think it is wrong to burn books.

In the middle of the book and towards the end of the book Montag changes. Montag starts to think for himself and does things he thinks is right and not things he is told to do.For example he starts to save books when he has to destroy them. This is showing that he is more self-reliant and is changing as a character. In the beginning book Montag would do what he was told to do and he would not think twice about doing it. In the beginning of the book Montag would be in love with his wife no matter how little cared for him and bad she would treat him. Towards the end of the book Montag realized he would not miss her and can live on without her.

Overall, Montag was a dynamic character throughout the story. Ray Bradbury made Montag change a lot on how he described him and how he made him think. In the beginning of the book Montag would not really think much to himself and would just live life by going through the motions. As events occurred and passed Bradbury made Montags inner thoughts change. He made Montag see things differently. Montag became more self-reliant throughout the book especially at the end.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Great Gatsby Remix #2

As a remix i thought it would be fun to remix the characters. What if Nick was rich and hid Gatsby's money. Would Nick still behave the same or would his role as a character change. Would he still have the same personality or would it change and be more like Tom's personality. Would Nick throw big parties like Gatsby or would he just keep his money to himself. There are endless possibilities on how Nick could be if he was rich.

Friday, January 27, 2017

GREAT GATSBY REMIX #1

To start off I had a hard time finding out what i could remix. Then I started talking to my classmates on what i could remix and they gave me plenty of ideas. So decided to remix a character from the story. I decided to remix Nick the narrator from the book because I thought it would be a fun character to do. So, I thought what if Nick wasn't the type of person that you could open up to and instead was mean and disrespectful. Would this change what happens in the book?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HELLO 2017

I have grown in many ways from January 2016 , to January 2017. For example i have become more mature and responsible. I have learned how to help other people with problems they have. Overall, I have learned how to become a better person and be more appreciative.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Immigrants in our own Land

In class today i went over the poem again for a better understanding. After i got a better understanding of the poem by Jimmy Santiago, I read Jessica's post. I agree with Jessica's post for the most part.
Tone- The tone of the poem in the beginning is very happy and achievable. The tone at the end of the poem though was sad and depressing.
Theme- Dreams don't always come true

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MY MAD DREAM OF AN ESSAY

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

The dream started badly. You were in line with your family at a friends house waiting to be sent to go work in the fields. Everywhere you looked there were posters of president-elect Barney, looking like a crazy dinosaur who could eat a whole cow.

Suddenly, there was Ralph Waldo Emerson telling you," Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self." You realized that you have something to contribute to the world so you decided to help. But it wasn't easy. First you had to put on a fancy suit and shoes and then you had to make a time machine to go back in time to the White House to convince people to learn about the candidates and their view and racism.

But right there in the White House there was a giant spider and it started biting everyone. People started to panic. You grabbed a gun from a nearby store and yelled everyone remain calm. Every stopped and listened. so you kept going.

Most of the things we do today will effect the things that happen in the future. It is up to you to decide if you want to do the right things or not. For example in "A Sound of Thunder" when Eckels kills the butterfly he changed the entire future. From the how the language is written to who won the presidential election. That is why people have to think before they do something. People need to make their won choices too. You should not be following other people. Like Emerson says you need to be self-reliant and not depend on other people.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Emerson's Child

      Election day is over and everyone is shook at the outcome. No one could believe what just happened. This election is tearing communities, states, even the country apart. Everyone is distraught and angry over the outcome of the election, no one could have predicted this would be the outcome. Everyone is talking about how the country is going to fall in the next four years.
      Emerson would view the 2016 presidential election as a disaster. Emerson would view this presidential election as a disaster because everyone is following society and saying the same thing. "Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not.", is a quote Emerson uses that best fits this situation. No matter how much people say our new president is terrible it is not going to change the fact that he is still president. People need to except the fact that he is going to be the president for the next four years. People just need to move on and hope he will be a decent president.
       Do not get me wrong i hate our new president as well, but like i said not much we can do to change it. I just have to move on with my life and hope he does a good job as president of one of the most powerful nations in the world. I do believe that though that Emerson would think that our president would be a genius. Emerson would think Donald Trump would be a genius because he says whatever he wants and does not care what people think. For example he has said some pretty awful things, but he does not care what people think about his opinion. Everyone is also entitled to their opinion.
      "Let a man know his worth and keep things under his feet." I believe this quote by Emerson fits Donald Trump well because i believe he has found his worth. Like i said most of the things he says are terrible and awful things, but that is just him. I believe Emerson would like how Trump says things not caring what people would think. But, a lot of the things Donald Trump says are very controversial. There is a lot of people that disagree with his views on immigration and how he treats people. All his views are also causing havoc around the country. People are also throwing riots as well to protest against Trump.
      Emerson would have different views on this presidential election. He could say it is a good thing because people are standing up for something they believe is wrong. He could also say this presidential election is a disaster because everyone is following society and saying the same thing. Even though the outcome was not what people intended it to be, people just need to move on and hope for the best. People should riot and cause havoc because it is not going to change anything." Nothing can bring you happiness, but yourself."