I thought that “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was a rather funny short story. It was very satirical and fun to read. I thought it was funny how they stereotyped westerners as stupid people, and easterners were stereotyped as snobby, smart people. For the way we did independent reading this year, it was a nice mix up from the regular quiz’s we had to take. it didn’t really affect how i read my book, because i was interested in it either way. As for Huck Finn, i can tell by the first chapter it’s going to be satirical and interesting to read.
I’m the type of person that will read any book, but i wasn’t too thrilled when i found out we had to read Huck Finn. I’ve heard only bad things about this book, that it’s boring, its not interesting, it’s too long, etc. But i have to admit that I’ve actually enjoyed the first 5 chapters of the book. I think it’s pretty interesting and it’s definitely better than i expected it to be. One thing about this story that i thought was ironic was how the father of Huck Finn was taken in by the Judge and promised to be a better person, but snuck out that night and sold his coat to get some booze. One thing about the plot that i didn’t enjoy was how Toms Sawyer’s band of robber’s made it sound like the story was about to become action packed, with killing and robbing, but they only pretended to do it rather than actually doing it. I also didn’t like how Ms. Watson was always rude to Huck Finn and always picking at him. Another thing I thought was odd was how Jim “talked” to a “magic hairball” that would tell Huck Finn’s future. I dont really have much else to say about it, but i do have to admit i’ve enjoyed reading the book so far.
I am very familiar with satire, as i use it all the time. i have a rather dark and edgy sense of humor that probably isn’t school appropriate, but oh well. i would add my favorite example to this blog, but it has swear words, so i can’t. i dont really know much about mark twain, to be completely honest, let alone his style of writing. After doing some “extensive” research, i learned that mark twain was born two weeks after Halleys comet appeared in its closest approach to earth. Woo..
Halfway through the movie, i’ve really come to enjoy this film so far. At first, i didn’t think id enjoy the film. I thought it would be boring because of how old it is, but once i started watching it, i was hooked on its plot. What i enjoyed the most about this movie was the fact that the wife wasn’t really the wife the entire time. It really added to the mystery factor of the entire film. Another thing i like about the film is that they use the color green to signify Madeleine. They also use a lot of symbols and it also adds to the film. One thing i didnt like is how scottie tried changing judy to look Madeleine once Madeleine had “died”. it was really creepy and offsetting to me. Another thing i didnt like is just how creepy scotty was in general. He just had a very creepy vibe to him the entire film. Another thing i didnt like was that scottie let “madeleine” die, which was completely unavoidable. I dont care if you have vertigo or not, if someones about to JUMP OFF OF A CLIFF, you should have the common sense to do something about it instead of WATCHING them fall. that part was very irritating to me. i personally think the film went above and beyond on the successful factor. I personally really enjoy the movie so far.