viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2015

Atonement Questions2

1. The book probably would have ended from a start, girls gossip, boys keep secrets, and yes, I'm looking to make controversy, or in the case that he were able to see what happened, a boy would tell the truth and don't get obsessed with the idea of a sex maniac.
2. It is in some extent. It shows how cruel can the war be, in relation with the separation between lovers, and later on with the injuries of battle, deaths on the battlefield, the constant suffering, etc.
3. There are parts that are macabre, especially the ending, after distracting us with a happy ending where Cecilia and Robbie end up together in London, the truth comes like a stone to the head, as we are revealed that Cecilia and Robbie were actually dead all the time, and destroys the affection we felt for the couple.
4. If Cecilia were to tell the story she would turned the story as a drama of her impossible love and he wouldn't have tell us what happened with Briony with her because she died. Robbie would have tell us the reality of war, like many other writers who were there and we couldn't know what happened with Briony as well, because you know, he died. Briony would have tell us all things with the naiveness that she had throughout the novel, making things look a little more light hearted. And if Lola told it, it would be a little bit more like a romantic novel, were she tells us how she felt in love with Paul Marshall and how she managed to have sex, of course.

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015

Atonement guide

2. The scene between Robbie and Cecilia at the fountain is important in the story because it's the starting point of how Briony sees Robbie and how it makes him been guilty of a crime he didn't commit, although it wasn't the most important it helped Briony making her conclusion of who raped Lola. 
Lola also helped the decision of Briony because she didn't say the truth when she had to and told Briony that it was Robbie, the sex maniac.

8. Yes, the end did surprise me, I didn't expect the death of two of the main characters, Robbie and Cecilia, after all the effort the made to make their relationship work. Is also dissapointing that Briony never really told anyone of her family that Robbie was innocent after all. The other thing that surprised me was the marriage of Lola with Paul Marshal, she married a man who has raped her before, that's wrong in so many levels.

martes, 10 de noviembre de 2015

Assessment task partner

Rationale 2/2 
It's very clear the process behind the task and gives us a spotlight of what's going on.
Task and content 6/8
The writer doesn't give a sufficient explanation to the examples given and doesn't go further in the tries of explanations.
Organization 3/5
The text is disorganized, there is no conjunction between ideas, it goes from ideas to a pseud conclusion and then back to some other ideas.
Language and style 4/5
There are minor orthographic errors, but this doesn't change the sense of the text.

The text globally shows that the student knows the topic and he has certain knowledge of it. It tries to show his ideas and explain then and fails in some extent. He proves his points but gives unnecessary turns and doesn't hit the point.

martes, 3 de noviembre de 2015

Commentary Atonement

viernes, 2 de octubre de 2015

Save The World

                                             Save The World - Minimarket

Standing again there like every day, thinking why the hell he picked that job, perhaps the money was enough to make him be there. She entered again, every single day passing by glancing at him and giving him a smile making him give her the best offers in the hole town. Hello. It's 5,99. Bye. That was their conversation, every single time he couldn't say another word, but why was the question.
  His daydreaming was stopped by the sudden destruction of the tips jar, two man with their face covered entered the little shop and were with a bat, that for his horror it was covered in dried blood. Who was the victim? He was next? Without knowing what to do he kept just staring the thieves like they were to say "A burger please""You'd like some fries with that". Suddenly the biggest one of them pushed him and he felt on his back against the wall, he put his headphones on :"Save the World" the only song that could make him be calm at that point.
  And that's how I will lose my job he kept saying to himself but out of nowhere two dog appeared form the backdoor one of them, a corgi with black and brown stains on his body kept on bitting the jeans of the one thief trying to open the cashier, then the other one, a french bulldog jumped, reached the hoodie and made him give a strike with his head to the table, knocking him down. After this, the other guy ran away, while been followed by both dogs.
  He never liked dogs but now he had two sleeping in his bed and who would thought that they were the ones who saved the world that night.

Ignacio Ruiz
Tomás B. Santelices

The Gods Must be Crazy Narrative Techniques

The narrator in "The Gods Must Be Crazy" by Jamie Uye uses a third person point of view to tell us about The Kalahari, the desert that looks like it's paradise but it's nothing like it and that no one lives there, except for the Bushmen, a tribe that doesn't know the civilized man, and have no problems at all although the little possibilities to live in a place like The Kalahari are, and also they have solutions for everything, education, eating, drinking, in-between others. The narration is a direct narration because the narrator talks directly to us and makes us feel we are the main audience of the text, using the word use is the best clue we have to know this. The speech is reported speech because the narrator is telling us a story, in this case a documentary of a group of people who live in The Kalahari, one of the places where I wouldn't like to go for my vacation, where people only go to die, except for the Bushmen. The tense is present, this is visible through out the whole text, all the words are used in present tense, this is because the text tries to be a documentary.

viernes, 14 de agosto de 2015

Written Analysis

"Lilian" is a poem written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, british writer who was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during Queen Victoria's reign and is well known for his use of sounds in his poems.
Lilian in English is a name used representing the Lilium, that is a flower known for it's pureness and it's beauty, and that's why this title suits with the description that is given of the Fairy Lilian.

 It starts calling the fairy, asking her if she loves the him (the lyric speaker), but gets no answer from part of Lilian, who juste stares and laughs. In the second stanza, the  lyric speaker tells us about the beauty and perfection of this fairy, telling us a physical and physiological description and gets rejected again. In the next stanza he keeps telling us the good things about this fairy but not as long as the second stanza, because he starts to realize that she is not meant to be with him, this is proven in the last stanza when gets angry and gives the possibility of killing her is she doesn't talk.
 The poem starts with the lyric speaker tells us  the swiftness of the fairy, but this has a second meaning, that she moves so fast that he will never be able to catch her, this is proven in the next 4 verses, when he says that when he asks for an answer she laughs at him because Lilian thinks it's a joke but that's not what happens, we know that the lyric speaker it's dying inside because he says that she is just being cruel.
 In the second stanza we found out that the lyric speaker has fell deeply in love and can't forget her but Lilian is just looking through him, we can infer that the fairy is just a little girl who is not searching for love, that's why she finds funny everything that has to do with love and can't understand what he is feeling. We can see evidence about this in various parts of the poem, like in the verses 13 and 14 when he says 2 qualities of a little girl, being innocent and simple and the use of a wimple, what gives us the idea that she is virgin, or holy. more evidence can be found in the next two verses when the lyric speaker tells us about the dimples that form in her face and the redness of her cheeks, classic image of a little girl smiling.
 In the next stanza we found more signs of beauty of the little Lilian, she is shown as a cheerful person that can't be other way, this shown when the lyric speaker tells us that she is gaiety without eclipse, this is in relation with children, because it is normal for kids to have no worries because worries are things that accumulate as people grow up. We can also get more description of her physical attributes and we finally get to know that that silver treble laughter, that harmonic laugh of the fairy is making the lyric speaker weep because of this impossible love.
 In the last stanza we see that the lyrics speaker has nothing else to do but pray because this love will never happen and to a point that is he hears her laughter once again he will have to kill her.

Within the poem we can identify two shifts, the first one goes form the start to verse 25, that talks about how she is so perfect and how she just rejects him. The second one goes from verse 26 to 30 and talks about how this constant rejection makes him go completely insane and just wants to crush poor Lilian who only laughed at him.
 The title Lilian fits perfectly with the character that appears in the poem, a white colored skin, beautiful and pure girl who is followed by a guy who can't have her because she is not meant to be with someone at her "age". The main theme is the unrequited love and how this makes a man go insane.

Tennyson uses varies of devices, for example, using metaphors through the whole poem, using crimson threaded lips, meaning of the redness of her lips, silver-treble laughter also, meaning that she has an harmonic laugh, black-beaded eyes meaning that she has a black eye color, and uses baby-roses also, meaning that she has pink cheeks as a kid would normally have and uses gaiety without eclipse telling about her attitude about everything, just smiling and laughing. He also uses the simile like a rose-leaf I will crush thee, because she is as delicate as a rose leaf and could be killed with the use of only 2 fingers.

In conclusion, Tennyson uses Lilian as the classic unrequited love, that one girl that you always want but you never have, the now called "friendzone" in some extent. He makes a great use of  rhetorical devices to give you that feeling of falling love again, and to make you feel those things that make love an special moment in anyone's love, seeing that smile and thinking is perfection itself, hearing that laugh that makes you grin and just wanting to hear it more often, but everything has got an end, and that's when the lyric speaker just wants her to shut up, he doesn't want to hear her more because he knows that that perfection is not for him and it's reserved for someone better.