What is Family?

May 31st, 2015

what is family?

What exactly is family? People with a same blood type? Well in book “the old man and the sea“, there was a old fisherman, who wasn’t able to catch any fish for 84days. The fisherman had a companion, who was 5 years old when they first met and the boy consistently came to the old fisherman and helped him. Even though they weren’t sharing any blood, they could feel each others feelings. They weren’t family, but their relationship was as deep as relationship between the normal family.

Wahoo’s LIFE

April 24th, 2015

 

What if the toughest guy you know suddenly gets serious injures and you need to take care of him? In the book called “CHOMP” there has the character named Mickey Cray who gets injured by the falling lizard and his son, Wahoo, needed to take care of him. Wahoo is the kind and responsible kid, who always blame himself and admit his mistake and tries to fix it.

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Chomp written by Carl Hiaasen

 

It Is Always Good To Have Curiosity?

February 27th, 2015

In the Black Vine Swamp

Hammering on a dead stump

A piercing cry

Rise from the vines

Cry

Come panther

Among the tree trunks

Running

Nick excited

But shaking

(Hiaasen 33)

Curiosity. Is it a good thing? This found poem I made from the book Scat written by Carl Hiaasen describes the characteristics of the character named Nick Waters. He is a boy who likes a girl named Marta, and he is able to “sacrifice” himself for her. The poem shows the dark setting by using the words black, dead, piercing, cry and shaking. These words have a negative connotation and tell how dark the situation is in the book. “Some of the kids got spooked, but Nick was excited. He thought he knew what kind of animal they’d heard” (Hiaasen 33). Unlike others, Nick is excited, calm and curious. He would go for the creature no matter how dangerous it could be. This shows he becomes the bravest kid when he is up to something that he is interested in. The poem and the quote describe the characteristic of Nick Waters. He is brave, calm and has lots of curiosity.

Giver & Among the Hidden come together

January 16th, 2015

No color. No specialty. No talent. Everyone thinks their world is equally perfect, except one. The book Giver written by Lois Lowry Jonas has a conflict with his society. Everyone in his world has no special events. “’Maybe we could even keep him,’ Lily suggested sweetly… ‘Lily,’ Mother reminded her, smiling, ‘you know the rules’ Two children-one male, one female-to each family unit. It was written very clearly in the rules. (Lowry 8). Government in the equal society families are controlled, one female and one male. At age of 12, Jonas gets his job “Receiver” and realized he is special. Giver, who is special starts to give Jonas memory. “The ground was thick with furry snow, but he sat slightly above it on a hard, flat object. Sled, he knew abruptly.” (81). Giver is giving Jonas memory of riding sled, which is totally new to him, surprising and joyful. After receiving memories, Jonas sees things different as before. Jonas is mad at people including his friends and his family. The law, which makes people equal Jonas thinks that it should be changed. Jonas wants to escape from equality and from his society, which makes Jonas suffers.

Jonas in the Giver has the conflict with society. Among the hidden written by Margaret Haddix has the same conflict but in a different situation. In the Among the Hidden world government controls the citizens like what Jonas world did. Boy named Luke in the Among the hidden has a normal family with 2 brothers and parents. However, Luke is not allowed in his country. In his society only total of 4 people are allowed in each family. Luke however having 2 brothers already he is not supposed to be out alive. Therefore, Luke needs to hide every day and it has been his hobby. If the policemen find out that Luke’s family has more than 4 people, Luke will be executed. Even though Jonas and Luke have different situation where Jonas is special from his society and Luke is a criminal, they both want to run away and fight back. “‘Did you know that once there really were elephants? Live ones?”’ (101). Jonas knows that sharing memory is illegal but knowing that his world is wrong Jonas wants to fight back with is world and give as many memory to people as he can. “’So if you escape, once you are gone-and, Jonas, you know that you can never return-“’ (155). Jonas and Giver plan to run away from society and find place where everyone has specialty, where everyone can love and loved. Similarly, in the Among the Hidden Luke and Jen, other third child, planned to meet government, with other third children and tell him grandly in front of him. They know that it is dangerous and risky; however they know that badly staying alive as before would not make them satisfy. Day before the plan Luke gets scared and tells Jen that he is afraid. Jen understands him and let Luke stay. They promised that after the plan they would meet together outside not as accomplice but as a friend. 2 different books I read and same conflict both main characters had.

 

 

Ungifted

September 18th, 2014

I use the poster because I thought I can interest the reader by poster because there has different kind of quotes I put and 2 of them is talking about how bad and rude the character is and 1 is talking about how smart he is now.

Ungifted

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