“Disillusionment of Ten O’clock” by Wallace Stevens in the poem he writes about how most people are very easily comfortable with becoming alike so they can easily fit into their surroundings. This shows that our society had become very boring in a sense that not many people are actually making an effort to stand out and be different or just being themselves. In his poem, Wallace Stevens suggests that our society should live for their own imagination instead of a “white” life. Overall, he believes that we should break away from our old routine and be more like the sailor, full of imagination and adventures which I will assume then that he/she will not have a boring dream.”The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a lonely song that is nothing about love but more like fear of J. Alfred Prufrock. In the poem he describes himself as a person who denied pleasure and beauty which causes Prufrock to isolates himself from society, restricting his social interactions and ruining his romantic life. Prufrock allows his anxieties to take control, leaving him pinned “and wriggling on the wall” because he can’t connect with others. In the end, he cannot fit into our society which causes him to be rejected by society and having the longing for a sense of being wanted. As for the other poem that I read the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by e. e. Cummings talks about how we all live our life as normal as anyone such as having kids and laughing and dying. Without the understanding that there’s no escaping the fact that, someday, every trace of your existence will be gone from the world if keep doing the normal that we everything does. He trying to encourage us to be different so we can stand out when the present had become the past. “Disillusionment of Ten O’ clock” is the most applicable to our society because most people today want to wear the same brand of clothes and have the same gadget as the person next to you. And we forget that we have the awesome opportunity to be different and have our own choice in life. The poem that I like the most was ” Disillusionment of Ten O’ clock” by Wallace Stevens because it was easy to understand and I also thought the theme was very good!
The author that I choose from the lengthy list that we got in class was the best of the best, Mark Twain, the master of literature. One of the reasons that I decided to choose Mark Twain was the idea that Mark Twain is one of the best authors that have ever lived and I thought it was very embarrassing that I did know anything about him! His primary form of work is writing novels such as The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. He also wrote many well known short story such as the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is a short story published in 1865 by Mark Twain. It was his first big success and brought him wider recognition. In the story, the narrator retells a story that he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler about Jim. He, Jim, is a gambler that does have never loss a bet and will take a bet on anything, from horse races to the health of someone’s wife. One day, he catches a frog he names Dan’l Webster, and over the course of three months, he trains it to jump. One day, when a stranger visits the camp, Jim boasts that Dan’l can out-jump any frog in Calaveras County, and offers the man a $40 bet. The stranger isn’t impressed at all and he goes along. He said that he was going to take the bet, but he first needed to find have a frog. At that, Jim runs off to catch a frog leaving Dan’l with the stranger. While Jim is gone, the stranger poured lead down Dan’l’s throat. This made Dan’ls’s to loss the jumping contest which causes Jim to lose the $40 bet. Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Before Mart Twain became a well know write, he had many different jobs including piloting steamboats down and up the Mississippi River. Twain’s father was a lawyer by profession but was only mildly successful. Although the family was not wealthy, Twain apparently had a happy and secure childhood. This is why I decided to choose Mark Twain’s from his low background I can easily relate to his life.
The most important moment that happened in this three chapters was when Huck decided to go to Hell rather than heaven. This is very important due to the fact that he had decided to keep his promise between Jim and him. At first, Huck seems very tempted to write a small note informing Miss Watson that Jim was down two miles below Pikesville, but he changes his mind at the lost minute. Even though he did write the note but when he was thinking about whether he should pray before he send the note he decided to change the idea of sending it. This was a shocker for me because Huck does not believe that prayers work for him. Anyways, the thought that made his mind change was all the memories that Huck had made between Jim and him while going down the Mississippi River. This tells you that Huck had become to respect Jim and he rather go to a place that few people would like to be; all for Jim. I believe this is very important because it shows you how much Huck had changed through his journey. The new characters that we meet are Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Sally which later in Chapter 32 we learned are actually related to Tom Sawyer. Mr. Sally is a very generous person that does farming to make his living and in his spare time, he preaches. Mrs. Sally is the type of women that I have a lot of energy considering her age and seems like she does not to be kissed by men. The Duke and the King become to show their true self which makes us dislike them. This causes us not to feel sorry when the townpeople catches them. I think that Jim is going to become the Slave of Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Sally and live with them forever more. At the beginning of the book Huck describe the places as “It seemed so lonesome and like everybody’s dead and gone: and if a breeze fans along and quivers the leave it makes you feel mournful because you feel like it is spirit whispering-“. I still have the hope that Jim will find his family and be able to move to a free state.
This book is very interesting so far and I really like the way there is something new going on in every chapter. Through Huck perspective, the story is very exciting he makes his life sound like an adventure of survival. At the beginning of the book, when we learned that Huck is wealthy due to his daily income of one dollar a day. I was like man this kid has money! Even though he didn’t receive the amount of money daily from a bank, but anyways that is not the point Mark Twain is making. Actually, Mark Twain is telling us that Huck and Tom are not like any ordinary kids. They have the choice if they want to move away from their old way of life, but of course, they choose not to. Also, it was very interesting that Mark Twain makes it seems like a joke when Tom starts his band of robbers. But if we go back to the first chapter and read this sentences “Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich” we see that they were actually serious. After reading this it makes me understand that Tom and especially Huck is not taking this like a game. The thing that I dislike and that I am sure of is that Huck’s father treats him very bad. At first, I was more upset with Huck than with his father due with the fact that if Huck could have run away. Later on, it came to my understanding that Huck does not want to leave his father because his dad is the only person that he has left as a family. This was shown in chapter 6 when Pap was chasing Huck around the cabin intending to kill him with a knife. He was very close to killing Huck, but thanks goodness he got exhausted before he got the chance to do so.While Huck’s father was resting, we learned that Huck thought and had the opportunity to get rid of his father forever by killing him. Before his dad had the chance to came back for another attack. This did not happen though, because Huck did not have the courage to take the life of the only person he had left from his family. This is a great example showing what type of person Huck is.
The short story was pretty good I’m not going to lie, but at the same time, it was pretty confusing. If we did not have gone over the story thoroughly, there would have been zero chance for me find the point of the of the story by myself. Because as I was reading the story, I thought it was just a story of an athletic frog. It never even cross my mind that it was about politics! But it anyways it was very clever the way Mark Twain wrote it. As for the independent reading, I thought it was fun doing the small activities that we did in class. It was interesting to see what other people were reading and also the video we suppose to make was not bad. Overall, it was something new that was enjoyable. From the first chapter that I read from Huckleberry Finn, it was very entertaining because it seems like he is a very adventurous person. He does not like to be civilized; he just wants to run wild and free which is good because this is the type of story that I like to read. I’m very excited!
To be truthfully before class I had never heard of the word satire in my life and when I first headed it in class, it never crossed my mind that it was a type of humor. The kind of humor that I enjoy the most are healing humor. In healing humor, we are not laughing at someone but we are laughing with them because we know how it feels to be in the same situation. One of the greatest examples that come to mind when I start thinking about healing humor is the old silent movie, Charlie Chaplin. We laugh at his character because it is easy to connect with him. We understand that at some point in our love we had been the underdog, just like Charlie Chaplin, who is seen as the underdogs in every episode of is movies. Charlie Chaplin gets into many situations that are seen by society as funny, such as getting pie on his face. From experience before, I have noted that it does not really matter in what situation the people are going through. What really matters, if you want to make some laugh, is the reaction person has toward the situation. For example, I do not believe it would as fun to see someone getting pie on their face if someone seems like they enjoyed the situation that they are in. We laugh only if the person gets angry and starts yelling because we like to see people go through bad situations. It also gives us an opportunity of getting our stress out of us. Mark Twain was one of the greatest writers of all time. He was amazing at writing book base on true events. Among the novels that he famously wrote were The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri which gave him the best experience that made him able to write two of his most famous novel. One of the first thing that he did in his career was serving as an apprentice in a printer company. Then, later on, he started writing articles for the newspaper for his older brother Orion Clemens.
This movie might not be the best people that I have watched, but so far it has been the most interesting. It has been fun watching this movie because it is very hard to predict what is going to happen or how it is going to happen. I’m still confused on the idea that Madeline died many years ago and that she is still alive. Also, how can she remember all the places that she visited before? One thing that I dislike about this movie is when Scotty follow Madeline right behind his car. I believe that he makes it too obvious. It would have been very nice if he actually tried to hide from her and not be front of her nose all the time because it is very annoying seeing him passing inches away from Madeline.Well, anyways, it is really hard to comprehend that Gavin asks his best friend, Scotty, to find out what is wrong with her wife. Well, you expect that your buddy would have done him the job without interrupting the relationship of his best friend. But as we already know he did not. I also felt really badly for Midge when she drew the painting of herself as Carlota. She was just trying to explain to Scotty that she was still in love with him and she had decided to go back on her first love …”art”. I believe that movie had done a wonderful job so far on succeeding in its premise. Because if you look up the word vertigo it says; it is a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings. The movie so far makes you feel very confused while you are trying to catch up on what is going on and you become to suspect that something else is about to occur.
I enjoyed reading and analyzing Walt Whitman work because he writes his poem to advice us on how to become a better person. I also like the way he tries to write his a poem in a way that we could easily understand what he is trying to say, but in the same time, we need to look deeper to figure out what and whom he is talking about. I would say that my favorite section, other than my own, was section three. First of all, I thought it was very inspirational the way he relates his life to his writing because it is easier to connect with him. He does not want someone to do something that he has not done before, making me believe that he actually cares about their readers (us). For example, in one of the lines, he talks about how you can’t learn from a perfect situation. There are going to be many mistakes in our life before we can actually learn something that is of value. Knowing from experienced before that I, myself, usually get very irritated when things go wrong. Just like Whitman said if you want to learn or become a better person you must go through obstacles and make many mistakes through your life before you become the person you wish to be. Whitman made many mistakes as a young person, but he knows that those mistakes are the very reason that he become the great person that he was. He informed the reader with a lot of enthusiasm that he is satisfied with his life because he is comfortable with who he is. Some of the elements of the poem that reflects our society today are morals, ethics, race, and gender. He clearly put it out that he believes that every human being on this planet are equal to each other no matter what their skin color is or from what background they come from. But he also stated that even though we are made up of the same material, we are still unique in our own way and we should be proud of it. I will give this poem a seven out of seven and even an eight if that is possible.
I do not disagree or agree with the statement “government is best which governs least” because over many years I have learned a lot of things and one thing that I certainly learned is that government can be helpful, but it does not mean it is good. I learned this while I was in Bolivia and if you think that our government is too involved with our lives, I don’t believe that you should be angry or at least not right now because what the US government is just trying to do is make the US the most powerful country. This was very different compared to the Bolivian government because most of the people who work for the government wanted to get all the money that belongs to the people into their pockets. Well, at least the U.S government knows that if they want to become powerful they first have to get the support of the people or they are not going to get anything done. Government is defined as a system of people, laws, and officials that define and control the country that you live in. The Government is responsible for people’s affairs and it tries to assume certain outcome or forms of behavior considered desirable by those who use political authority. I believe that we need to refuse certain laws of governmental if you want to stand out and tell people in authority what you stand for. For some laws do not belong to us. I believe this is very effective because other people can easily stand by your side without actually committing a crime.