Am I a humanist??

Independent Reading Exposition

Connect with the conflict. Write a text-to-self response in which you connect with the protagonist’s struggle to overcome one of the conflicts listed in the definitions above. Who or what is the main character struggling against? Ask yourself if you’ve also struggled in the same way. Your first paragraph must explore one type of conflict in your independent novel and provide MLA formatted quotes to show your understanding of the type of conflict. Your second paragraph should be a much longer paragraph, in which you describe your own struggle to overcome the same type of conflict that the protagonist struggles to overcome. Include specific examples from your own life.

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I’m doing an analysis on the book “ILLUMINAE” Written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. In my analysis, I am focusing on the element of fiction, Conflict. In the book “ILLUMINAE” There were various conflicts that took place. After reading the first couple of pages it had become evident that this book is based more on a man to Society plot. After reading a couple of pages it has also come to my attention that this “World” that they are(The characters) living in is dangerous. Because in our real-life world it would be highly unlikely to one day go to school, then get attacked by flying spaceships. Moreover, I believe that Kady (One of the main characters) Is a generous girl. Because even though she broke up with her boyfriend that same morning, She still decides to help him out and escape with him. We can see that there are many conflicts in just the exposition. But what we could also see is the character traits, and how they change based on the situation or conflict that is going on.

A couple of conflicts that Kady and or Ezra have to overcome is the adjustment to a different society. Everyone has gone through this one point or another. For Kady and Ezra, it’s joining different ships and getting separated. I remember when I was young I had to go through this a lot. When I was younger a lot of my friends would leave each year, and It was sometimes hard for me to cope. Although I could send mail to them like Kady and Ezra, It still wasn’t the same. Another change for me was moving to ISB, this was definitely a different move, And although at first I completely disagreed with this idea, It turned out that a lot of opportunities opened up to me. I’ve noticed that “After rain always comes a rainbow”, Meaning for anything negative that is happening there is a positive reason and it could somewhat beneficial at the end. Another Conflict that Kady and Ezra have been going through is friendship issues. This is a very common conflict that everyone has probably gone through. In the book “ILLUMINAE” The main friendship conflict was lack of communication. On pg. 2, you could see that Kady explains her struggles with Ezra in the form of an interview. I deeply connected with this part because friendship issues has happened a lot of times in my life. Such as when some people misunderstand and assume things about me that aren’t true. A quote that interested me was when Ezra said “But there was another guy that looked like me, and he was laughing” Ezra said this when he was retelling his dream to the interviewer. He had dreams and thoughts that spoke vividly by themselves. We could also infer about the doubt that Ezra has about His and Kady’s future friendship.

“The Monkey’s Paw” Explanation

The poem “The Monkey’s Paw” is a story by William W. Jacobs.

Throughout the poem, there were many different emotions presented to the readers. As I chose to focus on the climax of the story I could almost immediately notice that the moment was full of tension, nervousness, and uncontrollable fear.

I chose to use a fire as my background because it represents the moments when things get heated, and escalated. You might also notice that the fire is not just orange but red at the middle and black on top. Each of these colors has connections that tie into the story. For example, the black represents the death of Herbert (Their son) The red represents when Mrs. White goes ballistic and loses her mind. And as for orange, this gives you an idea that there isn’t a certain ending and that if we were to visualize a mountain for this story, we wouldn’t see it come down to how it started. Instead, we will see the mountain stay up Because we know that things will never be the same, as the beginning of the story. You might also notice that in bold white words is written the quote “He was our only son”. Out of all the different quotes in the story, I chose to write this one because it demonstrates how Herbert is an only child and how since he was an only child he had a closer rapport with his parents. When Herbert passed it was a great deal since Mr. and Mrs. White had only one child to love and give their full attention.

Even though the climax is the peak of the story, the moments that lead up to it could be quite important. For example the rising action. On page 1 paragraph 25 We can see this “Outsider” comes to change the plot of the story. When the Monkeys paw gets introduced to the characters, The White family got excited because they could make wishes and get away from the dread their living in. But like always there’s a plot twist, and that paw changes the family’s life. It’s quite clear that the setting of this story was located made great influences on the characters decisions. Because If this family were wealthy and had the power to live in a mansion somewhere in the city, Then we can infer that they wouldn’t have needed 200 pounds. On page 2 paragraph 110 when Mr. White was about to make a wish Herbert says “God we’re going to be rich, famous, and happy!”. Maybe this could show the excitement of Herbert seeking a better life.

Overall, The setting plays a big role in the story “The Monkeys Paw”. It is noticeable that certain aspects of their(The characters) lives cause for them to make choices. I would have to say that this story is mostly based on a man to man or man to society. I would say man to self because Mr. White is fighting an inner battle about the paw and whether or not to continue making wishes. I would also say man to society because even though there is no direct connection, as stated before the setting of the story plays a big role in all their decisions.

My Life

My life

She turns challenges into a genuine learning moment.
Takes constructive criticism to improve
and be the better version of herself.
Her accepting charisma is always

Genuine (adjective)
I chose the word Genuine instead of positive because I was being really genuine with my word choice. And I wanted to make sure to emphasize the word.

Effective- Constructive
Constructive (adjective)
I chose to use constructive as a replacement word for effective because effective is cliché. And because constructive isn’t as common, the poem would flow more.

Personality- Charisma
Charisma (Noun)
Instead of personality I would suggest using charisma because it sounds fluent when the poem is being read, also its more of a fancy word for personality which is also over used

Prepositional Phrases

Here is the link to my video on prepositional phrases.

We Make History

Here is my video called We Make History

This Is My World

A Book You have To Read!

Penelope crumb is a forth grader that never forgets what she stands for, she comes across problems that makes her think she has  lost her best friends, and she also makes a collection of things she collected in the past she also makes a name for her collection which is and important part of the book, if you like books that are reality fiction, this is a book you have to read!!!!(Even though there are many other books in this series i would still say this is the best!!!

I recommend this book!

I recommend this book! book by: Shawn K Stout

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