Honestly I thought the whole novel was pretty good, the beginning seemed a kinda weird but after reading the whole thing I see what happened and what was going on and how Huck grew up so much through out the whole novel was crazy! How Mark Twain used an African American in his novel and used it like it actually happened back than really took me. It surprised me that a young kid like that could learn so much without anyone else. This book was not what I expected at all it was a lot more than that. I did establish the books theme in my perspective. None of the other Novels were anywhere close to this impacting or important. I didn’t like the ending at all, I don’t know why but I wish they would of ended it different than that. That their are people in our society that are racist and it’s honestly sad and depressing that this is how our society is. Our society is awful no one should be judge because their a different color or because they have a disorder or because their not as smart as other people. Their are people out their who are killing themselves because of how they are treated and now people are killing other people because of how they are treated! Why do you think their are so many school shootings, it’s because people want to show power and get revenge and that’s just how it is, and it’s so sad. So yes this novel does deal with society. The Huck Finn project we are doing is different kind of food for each character. My goal is that we get a good grade on project and that we make the point over on how each character is.
I’m going to be totally honest with you, at the beginning of the novel I was just thinking why are we reading this thing it seems weird. But then we started reading and I don’t get what they are talking about. Now when we are going over it, and I am getting it a lot better. I have to read the chapters a couple times to actually understand what were are talking about and what is going on in the book. The book isn’t that bad now their is a lot more going on that makes the book a lot more easier to read unlike some other books that are hard to read because they are so boring. This book I heard a lot of people say it was a very good book and they liked it a lot, and I usually don’t like books that much but this one isn’t that bad honestly. I get the book a lot better now and I really am enjoying how the book is going and the characters in the book. I like the book because it feels like it’s fast moving and that nothing really slows down in the book after one thing another thing is happening. I don’t really know what I don’t like I mean I don’t like reading but that’s not the books fault it’s mine so theirs really no point of blaming the book on it. I find that the book never slowing down is really interesting and that the book always having something going on is interesting too. I think another interesting thing is the topic he choose to write the book about, how he made it that Jim is a run away slave, that’s a very risky topic to write about and that he choose it and made it sound so good and smooth really surprises me.
The author I choose was Steinbeck. I picked this book because I read the book “Of Mice and Men” and I really enjoyed reading that, it was a very good book and I thought since that book was good I would read another one of his to see how they are. Steinbeck rights novels. I don’t really understand some of the other things like short stories, I don’t comprehend them as well as I do with novels. One novel he wrote was “Of Mice and Men”, which I did really like because this did happen the book just seemed so realistic on how he used details and how he worded some of the things he said. I did not read ” A Life in Letters” yet but I would like to very soon. Just the title makes the book sound so good, I know don’t judge by it’s cover but the title makes the book sound and look so good! I also didn’t read “Beyond Boundaries” yet but I would like too soon just like the other book! I think he’s was just good at picking titles and making them sound so good that just that makes a person want to read the book! Most titles sound stupid or boring but these honestly sound so good and so interesting I can’t wait to read them. Steinbeck was born February 27th, 1902 in Salinas California. He died December 20th, 1968 in New York City. He had three spouses, Elanie Anderson Steinbeck from 1950- 1968, Gwyndolyn Conger from 1943- 1948, and Carol Henning from 1930-1943. Two plays he did were “Of Mice and Men” and “The Grapes of Wrath”. John Steinbeck also won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his realistic and imaginative writings combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception.
At first I honestly didn’t understand the point of reading this until it got explained better. It was about society and how people are which is a little different from back than but it is honestly still very accurate to what is happening right now. I liked that we did the independent reading thing that we read a little in class. It was amazing to hear about what everyone else’s books were about which kinda made me think about what the next book I should get and see which one interest me. My first impression of Huck Finn was what the heck are we reading, not gonna sugar coat it at all I was so confused on why we are reading this. I think this story is really just going to talk about how society is and how people in society need to learn to grow up and lean to grow up and learn to respect people and not be rude.
My experience with satire, is I watch it all the time on TV, I see it on youtube, and social media. I hear it all the time tv shows or people using satire. Satire is very funny but also can be pretty serious regarding some of the events going on in our world today. I love physical humor, I love when some one just falls on a table and it breaks or when someone goes to sit down and a chair breaks its honestly so funny to me. Mark Twain in my opinion not trying to be rude but he looks kind of funny. He did a lot of reviews for movies are books. He also died in 1910 which was a long time ago. He was born in the early 1800’s. For example he reviewed books like Huckleberry Finn and more.
I think the film is pretty interesting, I probably wouldn’t go to the movies and pay $10 just to watch it but it’s not awful. I like that some of their acting is funny, I know that’s kind of rude and it’s from so long ago but it’s still kind of funny that the girl caught the guy when he fainted/fell. I don’t like that the pretty much cut the back part of the car in half I think it would of been better if they would of just had it a full car, because it was kind of a waste of a car to just cut it. Why not just keep the full car and show it how it is. It just doesn’t make sense and kinda makes me mad, is it more money? more of a hassle to have it as a full car? Is their something I’m not thinking of? I don’t know maybe their is something I don’t know that they do about the car. I feel like it’s a little confusing, I didn’t know Jane I think that’s her name sorry I can’t remember right now, that her and the guy were engaged for 2 weeks I think it was. I saw they were close but I thought they lived together and they were dating because it sure seemed like it until you (McGarry) told us they weren’t dating but they were engaged. She sure seems like the jealous type. I think the girl he’s supposed to be watching her husband is going to find out they kissed, from the Jane girl and he’s going to do something to the detective Johns his name I think. I also think Jane is going to confront John about him having a girl show up at his house.
Not gonna lie at first I was like why are we reading this thing, we read too many of these this is stupid. But now I’m kinda of understanding it and liking it and getting the meaning of it and how its about society. I found that section 17 was the most interesting because that’s when in my opinion he really starts talking about society and whats good and whats bad. I have heard it being called an influential poem,which I kind of think it is too. Some of this stuff he was saying isn’t true or done anymore here but other places it might happen but here where we live is a lot different than other places out their. Which is okay with certain things but other things are illegal that some places do believe that they can do it when they really shouldn’t be. For example throwing someone into a fire because they did something bad or illegal when actually they are doing the bad thing. The one line with the bird nesting her babies and protecting them still happens now with other birds and actual humans protecting their kids. I don’t think I have any thing to say about this poem except it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I rate this poem as a 7.
I do believe that the government is the best when it doesn’t govern that much. If they don’t control that many things/ people then no one has to complain about the stupid government doing something stupid again. Also most of the stuff they do is stupid anyway not gonna lie I don’t really understand what they are their for what do they do? What do they control? Us? I mean I guess you can say control us but it doesn’t make so much sense because I don’t think they can pass things or higher things. I don’t know what their role is never really understood it. Do they do small things for us? To make our lives better? Somethings do but other things don’t help us they just make people even more angry and mad at them then they already are. The government that demands your respect is a dictatorship, the reason it’s like that is because the person in power wants as much power and respect as possible they want their people to fear them. March 14th 17 minutes for 17 victims, “The Walk-Out”. This is an example of Civil Disobedience, this is going to show power to the people and not the people in charge, hopefully they do something about it. I love hunting and guns but their are limits to these things and they have been exceeded. These school shootings that most people look at as a joke are actually happening and this is an example as I said of Civil Disobedience. Everyone should not take this as a joke, the threats are not jokes their have been so many shootings this year and it’s just not right people are getting killed for going to school where they should actually be able to feel safe and not have the fear of dying. This is affecting attendance in schools which means this is affecting kids educations. I mean I don’t like school as much as the next person but I know I need it and not feeling safe isn’t helping my learning. Kids are sitting their in class instead of focusing on class thinking am I gonna die today, am I gonna have to jump out of a window or run as fast as I can just to stay alive.
They both thought you make your own choices and the choices you make are what you believe. They both were really confusing writers and I don’t know what their saying half the time not gonna lie. Which I mean they do have that in common. They also use words you don’t hear said much or at all anymore because they were written so long ago. The first main part of the expert is mainly saying what he lived for and what you should live for. For example you should live for God and everything which their are people out their who do worship God I’m not sure if they look at him like some of these people do but then their are other people who don’t worship him at all and from the sounds of it if you didn’t worship God back then you would be in some big trouble but I don’t know if that’s a fact or not. I know in certain places it was and others it wasn’t. I mean I guess it all depends on the culture which it still does in some places. The main point of the conclusion was to put his main facts in that he wanted to be in the expert because in my opinion that was one the longest part of the expert. Which is different from the other things we have read over the year because usually the conclusion is when they write their last thoughts and sentences while the body of the story that they put all the major information that the reader should need to know about that expert/ story. The benefits of him leaving the society are one, is that he would be away from all the people and if the society isn’t going good then he can be away from everyone for as long as he wants. I would probably miss certain kinds of food but not that many people not gonna lie, not a big fan of a lot of people to be honest, if I could I would stay in a cave for a certain amount of time just to get away from these stupid, annoying people. I think a modern reader should take out that you make your own decisions, you may get influenced by other people but people need to learn to think for themselves and not let other people may up their minds.
If we are being honest I still don’t understand it. I don’t know what to say about it referring to the blogs because I just don’t know. I read the note page you put in but I still don’t get it. Everyone is saying Transcendentalism is one of the hardest things in English 11 we will ever learn, which so far it really seems like it. I’m not gonna say it is just yet, I read the guided notes and I try asking other people but they just don’t get it either. I have been trying to think of what to say in this blog ever since it was assigned to us, but I just can’t put together what to say but I mean I guess I can try so here we go. So far it sounds like it’s a religious topic, it sounds like its about God and Jesus which I mean I don’t have a problem with but I feel like if it is about that its a little risky to talk about it when not everyone in this school is religious but I mean I guess its what you want to teach us about so I’ll try to understand what your talking about. Not trying to be rude but I know that man is naturally good, that is false no one is just born perfect and good, that’s not how this world works but if it did this society would be perfect with no school shootings, no racism, etc. I don’t think people are just born evil, but I do think society needs rules to keep it from doing bad things but I feel like people who grow up in bad places/ around bad people then they kind of get those bad habits. You can’t just be born good or born evil if you could that would be very interesting with our society and some peoples beliefs. Thinking people are going to turn out good naturally is having false hope, having people be around certain people can reflect on someone else causing them to do bad things or act a certain way.