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Chapter 30-33 of Huck Finn were very important parts of this story. The most important part of these chapters is that Huck hid the gold inside of the coffin. This did not occur within chapters 30-33 but it is important because if this did not happen, nothing else would have occurred the way it did after this event. It is also really important that the boy told Huck where Jim was. Huck never would of found Jim or even would of known where to start. There are also new characters that we meet in these chapter: Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas. We learn that Aunt Sally is kind and nice but is very racist and despises black people. This is very surprising given she is the nicest lady you could meet and has a very bad view of black people. Uncle Silas is calm and does not worry to much about stuff. He is way more laid back than Sally. He is also a preacher but this is not his main work or job. The characters that have the furthest development are Tom and Huck because they come up with a plan have been the main characters most of the story and are developed and we know the ideas and thoughts they are thinking. The two also are close to each other and are very relate able. They go to the Phelps farm that is littered with dogs.They also have a big yards and many barns and shacks to house their slaves and servants. The plot line is for Tom and Huck getting in trouble but freeing Jim when they already do not know he is free and are working toward a pointless plan to free a man who is already free.  My prediction is at the end of the book is Tom moves back and continues his life and Jim finds a job up north and has a family. I think Jim and Huck will stay close for the rest of their lives and Huck will move west like he said he wanted to and live a long happy life out in the deep West.

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The three poems (anyone lived in a pretty how town, Disillusionment of 10’o Clock and The Love Song of  J. Alfred Prufrock)  we read all have the same idea/theme of how society is boring and repeats the same chores and goes through the motions. Anyone lived in a pretty how town explains how a boy and a girl fall in love and shows how common of a story it is. Also the peoples names are no one and anyone which shows that it can happen to anyone but also no one. The poem goes into how they live their lives and how the townspeople are. The poem basically implies that when they die it is repeated over and over. In Disillusionment of 10’o Clock the town is described to be filled with boring dreams, people and nightgowns. The one character who is a sailor is described as outgoing and disagrees with society and is not accepted. The Love Song of  J. Alfred Prufrock is sad story about a man who attends a party. The poem is about how people judge you and talk behind your back. He says how he measures his life in coffee spoons. This shows how he has a pretty dull life and has a strict routine. It is also very sad because he says that the sirens who call “everyone” would not even call to him. They are all related because they have a repeatable cycle type story line and focus on the negativity of society. The most applicable poem to today is The Love Song of  J. Alfred Prufrock because in life people will stab you in the back and act nice to your face but talk bad about you behind your back. It is still relevant to today because people still judge each other and shows the issue of self confidence. Everyone has had someone talk behind their back at one point or another. I like the poem Disillusionment of 10 o clock because it was an easy read and I understood it the most out of the others. Also I liked it because “BORING” dreams/people kind of sounds like a familiar place. cough Blooms cough burg.

 

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I liked the book as a whole a lot other than I thought the ending was really frustrating. It is frustrating because Jim has been free the whole entire time and the book wasted a lot of time on the one thing that already happened. I think the book could go on to what Jim does and how he was freed way quicker instead of using the book to “free” someone that has been free the whole time. The book was actually better than expected because I thought it would be boring being written long ago and it was actually pretty interesting. Yes it did accomplish its job in the themes and backed them up quite well. I read other books that differ in genre and do not really compare to Huck Finn. I like Huck Finn but I can not compare it to the other books because they are way different and I read fiction. I do not like the last few chapters but I would not change them because that is what makes Huck Finn Huck Finn. The modern reader can take the style of writing away from the book. The writing is very informal and deep south talk. I think the novel still applys to today because of the racism that still exists in the world today. Also it explains the country’s history and how we must learn from the dark times that we had such as slavery and freeing them. If you were caught you were hung or lynched very violently. Our Huck Finn project is going to be a game board. The concept is going to be the game of life but with Huck Finn. The game board will be on cardboard so it will be nice and not flimsy. We picked this idea because it is a fun way to depict Huck Finn and I personally think will be very effective in connecting to the audience. I expect it to turn out well and get at least a 100. I think we will get bonus because it will be so good and will be a published game.

 

 

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I selected George Lucas as my author. I picked this author because he wrote Star Wars and I liked the movies and the fantasy type of movies. His primary work is in film. This affected how I picked him because I like movies more than books and his movie style. The three most interesting works by George Lucas is Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and THX 1138.  Star Wars is interesting to me because it is Star Wars(who doesn’t like Star Wars). Raiders of the Lost Ark is interesting because it is the first part of Indiana Jones. THX 1138 is interesting because it is in the future setting. I know he made star wars and lives in today’s time period and that’s about it. I think I am either going to pick The lost Ark or THX 1138 to read.

 

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I like the novel so far and find it interesting. Huck seems like a fun character to be the main character because he is adventurous and is mischievous. I like how when his father was drunk and chasing Huck with a knife he did not shoot his father and then in the morning he said he had the gun out for a guy who was trespassing on the land. Also later that day Huck went out early to check the fishing lines and he found a washed up canoe. His first thought was to show his father and sell it. His second idea was what I liked. He hide the canoe in hopes of going fifty miles downstream to get away from his father. This made the story interesting and foreshadowed future events. Such as, I think Huck is going to get supplies and leave his dad. He will also fake his death in some way blaming the trespasser. This covers the trail and Huck will be free to go without someone finding or following him. Also Huck’s dad doesn’t seem to be too bright so that also helps the situation. The novel is better than I expected because there is a decent amount of action already in the novel and Huck is a great main character. Also the book is well written and has a lot of different components. I like the way the author includes little details such as how Huck values his dad and did not kill him and wanted to show him the boat but ended up not showing him and selfishly kept it for himself. The only thing I do not like is the fact that Huck could have died so easily and there would not have been a story. I find this unrealistic because his dad should have been able to kill him easily. Also how do you hide a bot where his father won’t find it but where he will remember where it is at? In total, I am looking forward to reading this book and finding out what Huck will do next.

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I did not like the story the celebrated frog. It was written well and used humor and satire efficiently but i found the story kind of weird and not that relevant. Who is going to care or watch a frog contest. Also you could look at it as abuse towards the frogs. The point it was trying to make was obvious but it was still corny and unusual. I enjoyed making the book trailers. I thought it was neat alternative to taking a ten question quiz on book. Also the quizzes do not show if you read the book or not. The trailers show how much the reader read and how they took the information. So far Huck Finn seems like a good book. I think it will be about smiley and Huck going on adventures and discovering the world. In total the book looks like it will be a good read and I am looking forward to reading it.Image result for huck finn

satire blog

I enjoyed looking for examples of satire because it was fun and the examples were funny. I like ironic humor the best because you expect one outcome and get another outcome.

Mark Twain uses alot of satire in his writings. He also uses his diction very carefully.

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My reaction to the work is confusion. He uses phrases that are hard to understand and relate to. I liked section 4 the most other than my section because of its detail and it was the easiest to understand. Also the ability to inspire people in this poem is great. The line, “I have no mockings or arguments, I witness and wait” I like because it shows patience and how he is willing to wait for things to come. This is important because it shows he is not rushing or pushing for things to happen. Also the line, “Trippers and askers surround me, People I meet, the effect upon me of my early life or the ward and city I live in, or the nation” is important because he is surrounded by people who do not do anything and are lazy. This creates a need for the author to break the norm and this is where the poem is inspiring. In total section 5 is the best because it is inspirational. It relates to society today because a lot of people sit back and wait or procrastinate. I myself sometimes procrastinate such as this blog is an example. The poem offers inspiration for this and is basically saying good things come to those who wait. But the reader can not get confused about this meaning. It is not saying don’t do anything and be lazy but don’t rush the big things in life. I do not have any specific questions but just need to understand the total of the work a little more and possibly read it again. Some of the story makes sense and some of the story I am lost in and do not know what they are talking about. Some of the phrases he uses are confusing as well. Overall the story was well written and is one of Americas most influential poem for a reason. I would rate the poem a 9/10 because of it’s ability to reach the audience. I would not give it a 10/10 only because I do not fully understand the work in its entirety yet.

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vertigo

I like the film so far but I do not really understand the story behind the movie. Why does the guy not like heights and how long ago was his accident from the movie. Why is he following the girl around and how is she not creeped out or wondering why is this guy following me. Also what is controlling her and why does it only happen part of the time. Is it from a ghost or is she in another life. Also why does the girls husband pick this detective and not another one and why does he trust her. I did not like how the movie glitched everywhere and was choppy. How did the guy save her from the bay and she did not remember anything. Why did he bring her back to his house and not tell her husband. I predict that the two fall in love and he loses his friend. I also think that going to the place where she had her dream and she dies there. He then will have to tell his friend that his wife died because he killed her on accident. I also predict that the main character will have to face his challenges of vertigo and overcome them to either live or save someone else. I do not understand the painting that the girl drew and its importance to the movie. What was it supposed to symbolize and represent. I also predict that the vertigo will go away forever because he faced his fear and will not need to stay on the ground all the time. I really do not have any critique for this film because I do not fully understand the film. But in total I liked the movie and its main idea of facing a challenge and solving a mystery.

 

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I agree with the statement, “that government is best which governs least.” I agree because the government is way too involved and makes a lot of matters way more complicated than they need to be in my opinion. I think that a lot of situations that the government tries to fix could go unfixed or work themselves out. Also, I agree with the statement because a lot of the situations the us gets involved in we have no part in getting involved and let the countries where there is conflict work it out and be their problem where we would not have to waste time money and resources. But  we do need a government but not too involved and it’s impossible to run the country without one. I think it is a fine line of where the government needs to get involved and one way it can be crossed is for safety because safety should be the governments number one priority. It is the government’s job to protect us and are debt to them for security is taxes but why do they get to set tax brackets and decide who gives more or less. Also, I believe the government should help those who can not(not someone who is lazy but someone who physically or mentally can not provide) help themselves. Through benefits and aid. Civil disobedience is still very effective today. It plays an extreme role in how our country makes decisions and what actions the country takes. It affects these decisions because government try to appease everyone and even other countries. By standing up and protesting, it reminds governments that they are only in power because of the obedience of its people and it is the “peoples” government. A government can’t be a government with no citizens, they run the government through elections and such. The government can punish people who disobey but that can just cause more hatred and anger in the country, and eventually leading to roits. This is why civil disobedience is still effective and used today. Image result for martin luther