Exposition: Setting

Expositional Setting of Ranger’s Apprentice

In the story Ranger’s Apprentice, The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan the setting is very important. The story most likely takes place in a Medieval time period, because the story says “I plan to sack a castle, and I hear you people are rather good at that.” (page 17-18) This shows that the story takes place in a time when people would “sack a castle”. In Ranger’s Apprentice, one of the character’s, Horace, says that he is heading to Castle Macindaw to rest during the winter, meaning that the story also takes place in the winter. This place also most likely has magic, because of the line, “Malcom the healer, more widely known as Malkallam the Black Sorcerer,” (page 30). This shows that there is probably magic, or at least the people in this world think there is magic, because they think Malcom uses magic as a sorcerer. The specific country or kingdom this story takes place in is Araluen, explained by the Skandians when they said where they had crashed. This story also will most likely be around Castle Macindaw. I think this because Horace is on his way to Castle Macindaw of Norgate Feif, which John Buttle tells Horace’s when he says, “There’s nothing for you in Macindaw and nothing for you in Norgate Feif.” Norgate Feif is a section of the kingdom of Araluen. The setting of this story seems to have a mood of being desolate and unhappy. When Horace is riding to Castle Macindaw, the area around him is described as extremely cold. He also says that he hasn’t passed a village or settlement for several days. The few trees by the side of the road Horace is travelling also are dead. Generally cold environments are stereotypically sad or unhappy environments, and the fact the trees are dead also adds the idea of the area being empty and possibly scary. Overall, the setting of Ranger’s Apprentice, The Siege of Macindaw is the Norgate Fief in Araluen, during the winter in a quiet, desolate medieval setting, and it greatly affects and enhances the mood of the story.

Am I a Humanist?

Beginning of the Year, Etude 1 Phrase

Etude 1, Beginning of Song

This phrase is the opening phrase for Etude 1. I think it doesn’t sound clean and the notes don’t sound solid. I also think my notes were slightly off or my French Horn was out of tune. In the future, I will practice scales to practice moving up and down from notes, and so that I will be able to play the notes easier and more solid.

Found Poem “The Monkey’s Paw”

This found poem was created with the words of William W. Jacobs in the story, “The Monkey’s Paw”. My poem shows the characterization of the characters, specifically how the characters developed and changed by the end of the story. I used Adobe Photoshop to create my poem.

My poem shows the character development of Mr. White, Mrs. White, and Herbert. I separated my quotes from the story into two sections. The top half has quotes about the three characters from the beginning of the story. The bottom has quotes from the changed characters at the ending of the story. I separated the two sections with the words, “Everybody Changed”, because this to show that every single character, or at least the three I was talking about, changed in some way, almost always in an extreme way.

First of all, I used a quote about Mrs. White. The quote I used was, “Mrs. White, a white-haired old lady, sat knitting by the fire,”. I picked this quote to create an image of a nice quiet old lady. Throughout the story, Mrs. White became less and less quiet and nice. At the end of “The Monkey’s Paw”, the author described her as doing and saying things like, “’What’s that!’ shouted the old woman, sitting up suddenly.” Or wailing and crying. The next character I wrote about was Mr. White. He started out as a loud unhappy and angry character. I used a quote of him shouting to show this. At the end of the story, he was weaker, and less angry and more sad. The quote I used stated that his voice shook, which shows that he was worried, or afraid, or weak in some way. Finally, at the start of the story, Herbert was a nice, smart, and fun son. This was shown in the quote I used of him laughing, and in “Mr. White and his son Herbert were playing chess.” This portrays Herbert as being fun and kind by playing a game with his dad. At the end, Herbert was dead. Not only that, but he was wished back and was banging on the door, horrifying Mr. White. He was definitely no longer a nice fun son that would play chess with his dad.

At the very bottom of the poem, I found and wrote, “nobody was happy ever After”. Mr. White ended the story terrified, and most likely traumatized by Herbert. Mrs. White ended being incredibly sad, as she was described as having “a long, loud wail of disappointment and misery” break from her voice. Herbert didn’t even end the story alive, which is an unhappy ending for him and the rest of his family. Overall, there was significant character development in everyone, but no one developed in a happy way.

30 Word Poem

The Dungeon Master of Life – by Harrison

The Dungeon Master

Of my life

My home is eminent,

But my house is jaded

Indiana remains the


Of my life

Playing baseball and football, the American way

Dot Me Poster

Dragon Design Maze

I finished my first 3d Print Obstacle Course Maze that I made from scratch

Demons, Dragons, and Grandparents

FableHaven is about two kids who go to their grandparents house for a month, but their grandparents are not who they say they are. This book is for people who really like a lot of fantasy. It has dragons, witches, demons, magic, curses, and almost everything a fantasy lover loves. FableHaven is a series of 5 books by Brandon Mull, all full of action and adventures.Fablehaven