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Huck Finn changing?

Huck fin has gone threw changes threw the course of this novel, we are going to be taking a look at four events in this novel that has helped him change/grow. The first event up for discussion is when Huck is in the cabin with Pap Finn and he got a hold of some bad alcohol and chased Huck around with a knife trying to kill him. Huck saw him sleeping and got to gun and had it loaded and said to himself if Pap moves again he will shot him, eventually Huck falls asleep too. They both wake up in the morning and Pap sees the gun down and in Huck’s had and asked why he had it, Huck says someone tried breaking in. Pap says to wake him next time, Huck said he tried but Pap would not wake. This shows that yes Huck does get that Pap does things wrong but he’s still his father and loves him even after what he did to Huck his whole life. The second event we will be talking about is how and why Huck faked his death.  The morning after Pap Finn did this to Huck, he knew that he had to get away from Pap but he didn’t want to go back to the Widow. Huck went and planned out his own death he made it look like someone robbed Pap and in the process killed Huck. This showed us he can think for himself and he does not need to rely on others to live. The third event we will discus is when happened after the prank Huck pulled on Jim. He saw Jim in almost tears and he was going to kiss his feet. Huck took about 30 minuets and went over an apologized to Jim for that prank that he played on him. We saw a development of Huck, realizing that he did do something wrong and apologizing for that, he’s developing sympathy. The last and final event in these chapters that stood out to me was when we see Huck developing his sense of right and wrong.He starts to develop this characteristic and then thinks about should he turn in Jim of not because he is helping a run away slave and if anybody finds about they could kill him. But Huck does not turn Jim in, yes he might be developing right and wrong but he knows it would be wrong to turn Jim in because of what he has done for Huck.

Satire

My experiences with satire and humor have been here ans there without me actually realizing it. I have seen some commercials with it on TV, I have also seen it on a lot of talk shows and didn’t realize what I was laughing at. The place i have seen it the most now knowing what it is are on talk shows especially the one later in the might but most during the day have it too. The Type of humor that I enjoy most is actually satire because it making fun of a certain type of audience but it incorporating humor into it so it takes some of the blow away but still has the factor of making fun of that certain type of audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BpSTlTqTVI This is the link to the YouTube video that i have choose as my example of satire. This is video makes fun of this certain schools dress code, and one other rule about bags at their school. The point that this video is trying to make is that the dress code is a little ridiculous, they stated that they cant show their legs because they are  to much of an distraction, but everyone has legs and it’s a natural part of the human body. That a girls shoulders are more distracting then a boy wearing a tank top showing all the mussels that they are working hard on. They also stated how backpacks are not about aloud in the classrooms because people could trip on  but girls are aloud to have purses because “how else would they carry everything they need around?” I think that Mark Twain’s style of writing is a type of satire and i believe that in going to find his writing very interesting and more my type of style. “He predicted, he died on April 21, 1910, of a heart attack, the day after Halley’s Comet made its closest pass. He was 74 years old.” I found this fact very very interesting because most people cant really predict their death but he managed to and he was born before the comet then he died after the comet.

 

Vertigo? how about verti-no

My initial thoughts about the film vertigo were that when it started it seemed like a normal film with someone who is has vertigo and is scared of heights and he would over come his fear over the length of this film. But things took a weird turn for me when he first saw Gavin and they talked about him following his wife. One of the many things that I liked about this film was the use of the music. How that the music had the ability to make the mood & the tone change. It being string based made a big difference too. One other thing that i liked about this film is the way the lighting and the colors were used so interchangeably and very detailed. The way the lighting changed and made the contrasts between light and dark helped bring some of the bigger points of the film.The color contrast along with the lighting  helped us understand the bigger movements of this film. The lighter colors went along with lighter music and more romantic or sad parts. But the darker lighting went along with darker music, and darker and scarier or questionable parts. What i didn’t like about the movie was that it made you think about all the things that could happen but probably would never happen. I would actually change a lot about this film, was the way they portiere Judy towards the end  of the film, she could have up and left but she stayed why? I get that she wanted him to lover her for her but don’t stay if you know whats going to happen. Also another thing why would they not have her tell him the truth about being the fake wife and the real plan? why make him have to figure it out himself that kinda made me a little mad. And why make her think a ghost came back and leave us on a cliff hanger ohh over all good film

Blog 10

The topic I have choose to debate about is whether or not parents should be aloud to change their child’s gender. I am against changing your child’s gender for many reasons. I believe that it is the child’s decision, they can not help the gender they were born and if they ask to change genders, what are you going to say that you choose their gender and they cannot? I believe someone is born in the gender they are supposed to be in but every now and again there are mistakes made and they change their gender but that ok it how they are identifying. Prior to my research i knew very little about the topic, last year in my bio 2 class we talked about it when we talked about DNA and cells but only very briefly. I got  lot of different articles trying to explain the benefits  of it, the cons of it, and then some websites had both the pros & cons. I got 3 articles but when i reworded how i said it i got many more. I plan to explain the logical benefits  of changing your baby’s gender but i also plan of showing all the cons to changing your baby’s gender. The ethical argument i will bring is is do you really want to mess with genetics and fate, and what you could get messing with both of those. I plan on having a strong argument for both sides but i am leaning towards the negative side myself. The emotion I plan on bringing is the is worry. I plan on bringing worry because if there are a huge amounts for health risk involved in changing gender after the embryo has made up whats it going to be.  so i want people to worry for these baby’s health and question the parents about why they are doing this to their child. My classmates should worry about this topic because yes is in our future and some might consider it if they don’t really get the gender they were looking for so i wanted to tell then about while they are young so that they don’t make any stupid decisions. “A ban on sex selection may well be justified in counties like China and India where the predominance of son-preference has already led to a significant shortage of girls.” This is a example of why I believe that we should not have to opportunity to change our child’s gender.

blog #9

Well tbh coming back to school was not the best thing I have done in my life, Well so far in school I have forgotten homework and had to finish it while writing this blog and kinda not ready to get a test back. Hmm I would change the fact that im a huge procrastinator, I want to stop waiting to do things till the last minuet and start doing my homework/blogs the nights i get them and get. them out of the way. i would want to change this behavior because taking it into my adult life because i the work place you have deadlines and you mess something up it will effect you a little but it will affect the company more then myself because I represent them. I would like to improve they way i treat other and myself, i don’t treat some people like they are not humans sometimes, I also don’t treat myself the best  i don’t put myself very high and i think im a big reason why i don’t dot he things i used to love. I want to change this because it not the healthiest mentally to do. I think its more other people who need to stop and think about what they say to other and how they treat them because others can break people and maybe themselves in the process. I can go about it by trying to see myself better then i think i and others do. I can stick to the plan that i have made for myself to help lose weight ans make myself feel a little better. And today im actually doing my homework a while before it was due shook. Things that would prevent this would be me wanting to not work out or wake up at all.

No more poetry?

So umm I guess you can say my like for poverty stayed neutralish because its not the easiest thing to write and most of them are kind of hard to understand. But on the other had i have a lot of respect for people who write it and write it for a living cause lets be honest i could never do that for a living i can barley write one for class. Writing poetry with requirements  has affected the way i look at poetry because  i don’t wanna write it ever again like bye. But I don’t like writing it anymore, I thought writing it would be just as easy as reading it but oh boy i was so so wrong.What changed my approve/understanding from one poem to the other poem is that i had no clue what i was doing the first time i was just going off what i was told. But the second poem i had am idea of what i was doing and it kinds helped me farm the poem more, and i had a lot more understanding of elements going from one to the other. My second poem was just a hopefully better version of my first poem and to incorporate visuals would not be that difficult but it would take a lot of thinking and planing out of what i would want to put as my visuals. Visuals would aid my poem, it would help them get more feeling from the poem and hopefully understand the poem more. The visuals would have to go along with whatever poem you wrote and then you would have to drawn everything very carefully and just make sure its fits just right with the poem but if its right you they can bring a lot to the plate.

Like any other high school drama i guess..

My story is about a girl named Alynna shes a junior at McKinley high school in Pennsylvania. She caption of the cheer team, in their marching band, and shes in STEM. But Alynna has one problem she has fallen for the Quarter back of the football team Derek. Derek is tall wavy, thick brown hair, and is dating her best friend. One day she sits down ans writes a letter about how she feels for Derek and he gets the letter…, He walks up to her letter in hand . ” I had no clue you felt this way.” said Derek. “Omg you were not supposed to get that” said Alynna. Why i feel the same way Derek says. And i broke up with Morgan because i had feelings for you.  When they got together the ex girlfriend Morgan her goal is to destroy there relationship like Alynna didn’t realize she did. . I got the idea form me being a huge fan of drama and watching so many chick flicks but them put together like im doing makes it sounds like an amazing story. They have helped me learn more about my characters and develop the story better. The process has changed for me at least because we are taking it one little pert at a time to put everything to together. It helping me understand how much work goes into writing a story. Writing a story is not just throw everything the things we have been doing in class have helped me analyze and build stories  You learn how to do the little things and you learn to do them well. The little things that we have been doing have helped me brainstorm and set up a good basis for my story. So this has helped me realize to make a good or great story you care.

Evil?

The concept presented in this story is greed leading a person/group to their own downfall can be seen in today society, you can see on the news that people who are doing thing so they can further themselves in life, or people who are doing things and they only do the things they do because it would befit them and nobody else around them. One of the things a modern reader should learn from this story if if you are greedy enough it will come back and bit you, Tom was so greedy that he never shared anything and his wife was the same way. You would think he would have learned from finding the heart and live it would have shown him whats happens when you are too greedy. But in the end Tom still made the deal with the Devil. Other evils that we have see throughout history to today are people murdering others to befit, gain, or even do it just for fun, we still have people killing others which is completely wrong. I personally think that doing drug is a true evil, they have been here for centuries now and the dug epidemic keeps getting worse and worse. Taking, doing, selling, and making drugs is evil in my eyes because, people are dying from drugs every day and people are still doing more ham then good. Yes i think both of things have remain contains and are becoming more and more popular and overwhelming. Evil to me is when someone i doing something wrong and they know that it is wrong and they wont do anything to stop it. Evil is someone who also deal out a great amount of pain and suffering to get something. Evil can look just like you and me but on the inside they are dark and twisted, they get humor in someone else’s pain and suffering. Evil is the sound of pain and suffering yet you still hear someone laughing along to the pain and suffering but personally i think evil has no true sound

 

 

 

The Devil and Tom Walker

My Initial reaction to the Devil and Tom walker was that in the beginning Tom  was a semi decent person, and his wife was just a pure rotten person. Then the story started to take an interesting turn. When Tom took that ” short cut” threw the swamp and we first got to meet the Devil. The devil introduces himself and we get the complicating factor. The Devil and Tom walker sounds like old stories about mermaids and how they would use there song and lead sailors to the untimely death, and the ones not killed would be scared and haunted forever. The Devil and tom walker is also different the most stories i have read growing up. Most stories if someone has a bad trait, through out the story they would try to change it and in the end they end up changing it in the end. For example In how the Grinch stole Christmas, The Grinch is mad because he is never included in the celebration so he now hate Christmas. But one the gets included he sees thing differently and has a positive look on Christmas. But with The Devil and Tom walker Tom is a greedy person and once his wife dies you thing that he would change  but Tom does not change one bit he makes a deal. The society i think t author he is describing in one full of greed and is corrupt. The point he is trying to make is that greed can and will corrupt you and your mind at some point if you let it control your life. The things i think i would change is Where and when it was set, also i would give a better description of Tom and his wife. I would also make it over something more prevalent, and change the setting to high school and instead of greed taking over popularity should take over.

Notes… notes… and more notes

The notes that we went over in class were very helpful to explain the elements of a short story. I have looked at stories differently since those notes and class descriptions, i have had to read children’s stories this weekend to my little cousin and i have realized to adults of older kids there is a lesson to be learned but to little kids its a funny or cute little story.The thing that most got me like oh i never knew or thought about that before it was Milieu. The story i put that with was the sisters keeper, the sister had to help keep her sister alive. But her parents never let her voice her opinion, then one day they wanted her to donate her kidney and she had enough. The feelings i got from her was anger, lonely, invisible. It dose change the way i look at the story because you’r reading this story and you are trying to figure out what everyone feels and they I try bring in there shoes and see if I would have the same emotions, this is not only for this book/ story but all of then I read. When you are observing something you look but never ask questions or participate, but when your an active participant you ask questions and participate. When in a story is no different, observers juts read it never get “hooked” or ask important questions. A active participant will get “hooked” and ask important questions. I’m more active because i get hooked and ask myself important questions through out the story. I could make the transition by not getting hooked and not asking important questions to myself. My second week was pretty stressful, STEM classes started and all my other classed picked up there pace so i got a little look at the rest of my very stressful year.

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