Blog 21

Not even sure if I already wrote this blog or not but here we go I’ll do it anyways. Huck Finn, man what an exciting time to be alive. Okay so honestly, all I’ve heard about this is people complaining about it and all the work that you have to do with it and everything but I think I’ll enjoy it. So far I really like the book. I know I’m only about 40 pages in but hey it’s a start. Huck Finn honestly reminds me of me. Not his whole family situation but his actions. He likes to do things just because the Widow doesn’t want him to. Same way for me, especially growing up with three brothers. If mom and dad didn’t want us to do something, we probably would end up doing it. It was just fun and the rebellious feeling was almost like a drug. Some things I like are hoe Huck is a realist and understands how life really is because that’s how I am and i never really understood how people could see things differently. There isn’t really anything I dislike so far. The only thing would have to be the fact that MackinVia isn’t working and I don’t want to read on my phone because it hurts my eyes. Not sure how this is going to be 350 words so I’ll ramble a little bit. Not even sure who is going to read this but as you know I recently caught a baseball with my face which put a bit of a damper on my school/sports situation. I am out for 2 weeks at least and honestly, the biggest thing I’m worried about it pre-calc. We had a quiz Friday and literally maybe 3 people knew what they were doing and I am not one of them. I’m just hoping that Yates will excuse me from taking it since I will forget what little I do know by the time I come back to school. Anyway, I have a broken jaw, two broken cheek bones, a fractured right eye socket, my nose is completely shattered and disconnected from my skull, and my sinuses are collapsed. For them to reattach my nose to my skull they might have to shave my head and go through the top of my head so that’s really what I’m worried about. Alright that’s almost 400 words so I’m good.

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Blog 20

The story about the jumping frog in Calaveras County is one that is well written yet very hard to understand. When Twain wrote the story, he wrote it to create irony for the reader by making Wheeler tell a story about the wrong person. Honestly, if you just read through the story quickly, you will most likely miss the fact that the entire story is one story within another about the wrong person. This whole situation is one big thing of irony that I personally only picked up on after McGarry told us about it. The use of humor in the story was really when you understood the fact that Wheeler was telling the Narrator a story about the wrong person the entire time. I think the point he was trying to make was the realization of how society really is and he uses satire to achieve this. He uses the narrator in this story to represent society itself and he makes the narrator look down at Wheeler because of his appearance and the circumstances that he is in (small mining town, rugged bar, fat bald guy)

I really enjoyed the AR for the second quarter because it takes literature and makes you use it in a different way (by making the trailer) and it basically ensures that you will get full credit for AR for this marking period because you don’t have to worry about taking an AR test and possibly only getting a 6/10 and resorting back to writing an essay on the book, which is a lot of work that I really don’t want to do. I would prefer to do something like this for every marking period instead of just AR Tests.

My first impression of Huck Finn was good. I think i’m going to like this book honestly. It seems like a fun story although McGarry will probably end up making me hate it after all of the work he assigned for us about the book. I think that’s probably enough so there you go.

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