Travel Magazine Observations

Pound for pound, nose to tail, there’s never been a better or, frankly, wackier time to eat in London.

In this magazine there is a section that talks about a restaurant and the food that they serve in London. The article talks about the foods from the perspective of the writer. Granger & Co. the restaurant is the main one in this article, as the writer talks about how it is arguably one of the best breakfast restaurants in London.

What the Article Includes

The article includes the needed information about each of the foods, inside the restaurant Granger & Co. The background of the restaurant as well as the first person view of the writers experience there. The pictures all have to do with what is served in the place, and also what is the most commonly eaten.

Target Market Audience

What the target market audience could be in this article shows maybe a higher class, middle aged people. And also maybe business men and women. The article would show what the best food spots are as well as the best types of foods to get! Many different varieties are offered, as well as information about the local favorites.

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Title

In the title of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” you have a feeling that the poem would be about a war. Since the charge shows an action, the light brigade sounds like it would be a place. Altogether it would mean that it is a war in or at the Light Brigade.

 

Paraphrase

Stanza 1 talks about how people or an army of 600 had battled against another large army. Into the valley of Death (Stanza 1 Line 7) Talks about how the people are fighting and many have or are going to die.

Stanza 2 talks about how there was a betrayal. But since no one had known who it was, all that they could do was to try their best, or die trying. The line “Into the valley of Death” was repeated again in this stanza.

Stanza 3 talks about what the men were seeing or what they heard. Boldly they rode (Stanza 3 Line 23) shows that they were still bravely going even though they were outnumbered by the other army. Instead of “Into the valley of Death”, it had used “Into the jaws of Death”

Stanza 4 shows that the army of 600 had taken out their knives or swords and instead of shooting they would stab and slice the opponents. They had gotten through the other army, both Cossack and Russians had dodged from both sides. But after that the army of 600 did not come back. “All the world wondered” (Stanza 4 Line 31) Shows that the rest of the world wouldn’t know what had happened or even what is happening.

Stanza 5 the first three lines “Cannon to the right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them” (Stanza 5 Line 39,40,41) Is like the same as stanza 3 but instead of Cannon front of them it is Cannon behind them. This may show the the army of 600 is past the other army. But going through other army many had fallen and all had fought well. But the best had survived, they were all that was left of the 600.

Stanza 6 the world respects this army of 600, and thought of the honorable fight or war that they had.

 

Connotations

Diction: Death, Army, Loyal

Imagery + details: The author shows a battlefield of death, and of an honorable army fighting

Symbols: None

Motifs:

Irony: None

Allusion:

Effect of sound devices: Guns, cannons, death, swords

Structure: 6 stanza

 

Attitude

Loyal fierce honorable soldiers

Shifts

Losing to winning

Tensions

The general had mistakenly sent the army of men into the wrong place causing many deaths

Title
Theme

It doesnt matter if people are losing are winning, all that matters if that you keep going and have honor

Poetry Day Reflection

On April 6, 2016, we had one day which instead of a humanities class we had multiple poetry classes. We had to sign up for which classes or poetry sessions we had wanted. During that time I had signed up for Six Room Poem, and Abecedarian. Beforehand I didn’t understand what those poems were, and also how to make them. After having those classes, I now understand how they work and how they are made.

 

Same But With Different Perspectives

For this multimedia blog post I have compared the book Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang. With 1966-1976 into summary Jonathan Spence Search for Modern China pdf.  The book Red Scarf Girl is written in the perspective of the author Ji-li Jiang, who thought that the revolution was one of the most saddening moments throughout her life. The similarities would be the way that people are treated for being Counter Revolutionists, or other people higher than of the commoners. Also of the events that were broadcasted inside of the book were also similar. But the diffrences would be the feelings and emotions of the people during the revolution, and also of how they reacted.

Animal Farm Resolution

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The book Animal Farm by George Orwell, the story is based on Russian history. The book talks about the revolution of the farm animals as they take over a farm in England. The cause for their fight for freedom was that they only had limited freedom and had to work for someone. If not the animals would be punished with less food or even death. One day the smartest of the animals started to plot against the farmer, named Mr. Jones.

For this blog post, I had chosen to make another book cover for Animal Farm. What I had done with it was that I made a border on the outside with green. “But when the animals saw the green flag flying and heard the gun firing again… it did seem to them after all that they had won a great victory.” (Pg. 110) The green represented the green grasses of England. It was also one of the main colors of their flag. As the green represented freedom to the animals. I had cut the symbol for communism and animalism in half. So each side would have one-half, that way it could show that there was almost no difference and also that it represented the same idea. The red was to represent the communist flag, and also the blood that went along with the loss of animals on the farm. The quote that I had chosen to use was “All animals are equal” (Pg. 43).
This had shown what the animals had wanted before the leadership of Napoleon (Stalin) had occurred.

This book shows the history of the Russian Revolution but in a simpler and easier way to understand. The book uses animals as the peasants of Russia, and the Humans as the nobles and higher classes. That is one main reason why this story might be considered a fairytale. But as the book continues it shows that even though the leadership has changed, it doesn’t always mean that things will change for the better.

Exposition Animal Farm

In the book of Animal Farm by George Orwell, the author. The story events are truly based on the Russian revolution, and also of the history during World War 1 and 2. In this story the setting takes place in a farm, in England. The animals are mistreated, and tired from working a hard life. The humans had ruled over them and forced them to work for only the humans. After a while the animals in one farm are tired of this and want to begin a new life.

 

At the beginning of the story the author introduces a farmer named Mr. Jones. He treated his animals unfairly, as they were kept as slaves, and only given as little as needed to sustain their lives. In this story Mr. Jones represents Tsar Nicholas from Russia. In England, during the day, all the animals needed to work for the farmer Mr. Jones. During the night when Mr. Jones had fallen asleep, the animals had all gathered into the barn to listen to a speech from one very respectable Pig. His name was Old Major, in the book he represented the man behind communism called Carl Marx, he had also represented Lenin, as he was the leader of the animals. After his speech and dream, he was able to give wisdom to many people, as well as hope for others. The one thing that stuck to the animals was the song Beasts of England, where the meaning of that song was freedom and peace.

First came the three dogs, Bluebell, Jessie, and Pincher, and then the pigs, who settled down in the straw immediately in front of the platform. The hens perched themselves on the window-sills, the pigeons fluttered up to the rafters, the sheep and the cows lay down behind the pugs and began to chew the cud. The two cart-horses, Boxer and Clover came in together, walking very slowly and setting down their vast hairy hoofs with great care lest there should be some small animals concealed in the straw. Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal. Boxer was an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together. A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance, and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work. After the horses came Muriel, the white goat, and Benjamin, the donkey. Benjamin was the oldest animal on the farm, and the worst tempered. He seldom talked, and when he did, it was usually to make some cynical remark—for instance, he would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies. Alone among the animals on the farm he never laughed. If asked why, he would say that he saw nothing to laugh at. Nevertheless, without openly admitting it, he was devoted to Boxer; the two of them usually spent their Sundays together in the small paddock beyond the orchard, grazing side by side and never speaking.

The two horses had just lain down when a brood of ducklings, which had lost their mother, filed into the barn, cheeping feebly and wandering from side to side to find some place where they would not be trodden on. Clover made a sort of wall round them with her great foreleg, and the ducklings nestled down inside it and promptly fell asleep. At the last moment Mollie, the foolish, pretty white mare who drew Mr. Jone’s trap, came mincing daintily in, chewing at a lump of sugar. She took a place near the front and began flirting her white mane, hoping to draw attention to the red ribbons it was plaited with. Last of all came the cat, who looked round, as usual, for the warmest place, and finally squeezed herself in between Boxer and Clover; there she purred contentedly throughout Major’s speech without listening to a word of what he was saying. (Pg. 26-27)

The way that everyone had sat during the speech was a way to identify the groups of animals, and also who would stick or help who. It would also show the positions everybody would have later on as well as the actions that the animals would take. This passage shows the characteristics of every animal and also how or what the animals would become like in the future.

We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty…The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth. (Pg. 28)

During  Majors speech he talks about rebellion and about making everyones lives better. But to do so they would need to get rid of all the humans that have made them do the tiring work that they do everyday. It was the animals against their ruler, and also everything that had to do with Mr. Jones. Just like the theme Person vs Society, Old Major was talking to everyone about the revolution that would need to happen before they would be free.

“All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.” …… Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. What ever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. And remember also that in fighting against Man, we must not come to resemble him. (Pg. 31)

During the speech of Old Majors one of his quotes was that all men are enemies and all animals were friends. Then also in fighting against man, they must never come to resemble him. This part about resemblance to humans was the most forgotten part about Old Majors speech later on, and it keeps on coming back in later times to haunt the animals. The only part of the quote that most animals had remembered was “Two legs bad, four legs good.” Which showed that they were determined to overthrow Mr. Jones, and receive their freedom as a victory. To overthrow Mr. Jones, the animals needed to prepare themselves for the event.

 

The animals had all hated Mr. Jones and all wanted to be free, Mr. Jones had treated them all badly, and was considered a monster. But then after a few days Old Major had died, the other pigs (as the smartest animals on the farm) had taken it to be their job to prepare everyone for the revolution. The animals all had new leaders, Napoleon, a pig that is not very intelligent and always gets his way. And another pig named Snowball, a smart thoughtful and creative pig. Napoleon in this story is based off of the historical character Stalin, while he is not the smartest he is the most respected for doing things no one would want to do, or volunteer to do. Snowball on the other hand was based off the historical character Trotsky, he was a war general, and well respected by everyone. He was smart, bright as well as creative and energetic, but was known to have tempers and be very disrespectful at times. One miraculous day after the animals were not fed for days, the animals invaded the store shed to get food, the store shed was next to the barn. When Mr. Jones and his men came the animals hungry and fed up, butted and kicked the humans until they ran.

One of the cows broke in the door of the store-shed with her horn and all the animals began to help themselves form the bins. It was just then that Mr. Jones woke up. The next moment he and his four men were in the store-shed with whips in their hands, lashing out in all directions. This was more than the hungry animals could bear. With one accord, though nothing of the kind had been planned beforehand, they flung themselves upon their tormentors. Jones and his men suddenly found themselves being butted and kicked from all sides. The situation was quite out of their control. (Pg. 39)

This part of the book as the revolution is an event that can be based off many other historical events from Russia. As like Bloody Sunday where the people had just wanted to protest peacefully for food, but then ended up where many were shot dead. It can also relate or be based on the Bolsheviks and their one day revolution to take over Russia. Another connection is to the civil war in Russia where the war was between the Reds (Bolsheviks) and the whites (Richer classes and supporters of the tsar). The animals would represent the protesters, Bolsheviks, and the Reds.

The Seven Commandments

  1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy
  2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend
  3. No animal shall wear clothes
  4. No animal shall sleep in a bed
  5. No animal shall drink alcohol
  6. No animal shall kill any other animal
  7. All animals are equal

(Pg. 43)

The seven commandments were made for the animals to acknowledge and respect the rules. This way every single rule could enforce the habit so that the animals would not come to resemble their tormentors, and their foes. This way the animals may stay united, together, and at peace.

Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Sure, comrades,” cried Squealer almost pleasingly, skipping side to side and whisking his tail, “surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?” (Pg. 52)

As time drags on the pigs have lots of power and are corrupted. They needed to reinforce the rules just so that they would be able to gain more and make the animals all work while they get more luxuries than the others. The pigs would use Squealer as their speaker and he would persuade the animals to let the pigs take the luxuries swirling around the farm, as they are the brain workers, and also are the most hard working in the whole farm.

 

I can connect to the animals on the person or People vs Society. Since one of the big problems nowadays are about corruption within the governments. The corruption would enable the people in the government to feel like they should get more back in return while everyones else’s days still stay the same. The exposition of the book talks about rebellion, the events and outcomes of the rebellion. The reason behind all of this would be that the government was not stable and working properly to the conditions where everybody is equal.

Fahrenheit 451 Rising Action

When something occurs, an incident problem or many people would change they’re perspectives or decisions. Inside the book of Fahrenheit 451, Montags decisions and perspectives change, as he encounters a woman willing to burn with her books. Montag is curious and questions where he belongs, he feels guilty as well since he with the law or against it. He will rebel against the law and would read as well as ignore all the other rules that he had learned during his career as a fire fighter.

 

Montag’s occupation is a fireman, they are the police in this dystopia, the firemen keep the law and order. But one day after meeting one girl named Clarrise all his thoughts and attitudes change. One particular event happens and snaps him out of his happy go life. “We burn a thousand books. We burnt a woman.” (pg. 53) After doing what his job was meant to do, a woman chooses to die with her books, so the firemen with him just light her on fire as well. That one event changes his entire perspective on life itself in this world.

“You weren’t there, you didn’t see,” he said. “There must be something in books, things that we cant imagine to make a woman star in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” ……… “You ever seen a burnt house? It smolders for days. Well, this fire’ll last me the rest of my life.” “Last night I thought about all the kerosene I’ve used in the last ten years.” ……… “It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I come along in two minuets and boom! Its all over.” (Pg. 54) The quote this fire’ll last me the rest of my life shows that he is haunted and also curious of why the woman would want to stay and burn with her books. He thought about his job and what he had done for the world, to find that he only was harming and destroying what took people many days or even years to make.

 

Montags decisions slowly change after secretly stealing a few books over the course of his career; he comes in sick after killing the woman with her books. He also gets a surprise visit from Beatty. “Well, then, what if a fireman accidentally, really not intending anything, takes a book home with him?” ……… “A natural error. Curiosity alone,” said Beatty “We don’t get over anxious or mad. We let the fireman keep the book twenty-four hours. If he hasn’t burned it by then, we simply come burn it for him.” (Pg 66) This quote shows Beatty knows that Montag has books hidden inside his house, but not how many. The quote also shows that Beatty has had this situation before with almost every single fireman, where they take a book, and call in sick. Montag changes his decision to go against the law was when he realizes that he was not helping the community in any way.

“Without looking at it he dropped it to the floor. He put his hand back up and took out two books and moved his hand down and dropped the two books to the floor. He kept moving his hand and dropping books, small ones, fairly large ones, yellow, red, green ones. When he was done he looked down upon some twenty books lying at his wife’s feet.” (Pg. 69) The books that he has taken were all stolen from the course of his career; this quote shows that Montag actually had an itch of curiosity for the whole course of his fireman occupation. Montag would choose to rebel and his decisions change as the books in his house increases.

 

I can connect with the protagonist (Montag) since with everything you do you would or might get an irritating feeling, or you would feel that you have made no difference in your whole life. I have had this feeling when doing or playing sports. I feel like I have made no progress and am not improving. The itch is that no improvements are made. This is like Montag where he feels that he has made no change in society. But once you become the change or feel it everything would be better and you would live differently as it shows in the book later on.

Fahrenheit 451 Exposition

In the book Fahrenheit 451, the main character is a fireman named Guy Montag. The conflict in the story is Person v Society, in this dystopian place everything is opposite from our own. People fear firemen and curiosity, books and any type of literature is banned, and the meaning of social is to not speak or to think.

 

The firemen are the police in the book, where they catch the criminals and punish them for breaking the law. The firemen would start the fire and burn the literature and books as well as the house. But the house is fireproof so it would look like there is no damage done to the house from the outside. “So many people are. Afraid of firemen, I mean. But you’re just a man, after all. . .” (Pg. 11) Many people are afraid of the firemen because of the fires that they start or the stories and history that they burn. The firemen are different from the world that we know of and the one inside the book. “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of starting them?”

“No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it.”

Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flames.” (Pg. 12) The fires are all started just to prevent the people from even thinking or considering breaking the law.

Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin.

 

Rule 1. Answer the alarm swiftly

  1. Start the fire swiftly
  2. Burn everything
    4. Report back to firehouse immediately
  3. Stand alert for other alarms

(Pg. 38)

The rules or code of the firemen is to burn, they don’t stop and burning until all the books and the people that are rebelling are all gone or obeying the law. Reading these rules you can tell that there would be resistance since the last rule stand alert for other alarms shows that people are constantly going to rebel against the law and government, as they would think that the law isn’t fair or isn’t right to everyone.

 

From Montags point of view he sees all the burning and destruction as normal until he meets a 17-year-old girl named Clarrise. She changes his point of view about everything, as she is very curious about everything. She is an example in the book as the odd one out. She is very social, which in the book shows as antisocial.

“I’m antisocial, they say I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social doesn’t it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this.” She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. “Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don’t think it’s a social to get a bunch of people together and not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know we never ask questions, or at least most don’t; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film teacher. That’s not social to me at all. It’s a lot of funnels and a lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us its wine when its not.” (Pg 33)

This quote from the book in page 33 is when Montag is talking to Clarrise. She describes a normal day at school inside that book, it shows that the school is trying to teach that you don’t need to talk as much to learn and grow. “Sometimes I sneak around a listen in subways. Or I listen at soda fountains, and do you know what?”

“What?”
“People don’t talk about anything.” (pg. 34)

People grow up to be used to not talking or communicating as much so they become less social. Men and women walk around without talking or any type of communication. After talking to Clarrise and becoming more curious Montag feels different and has a feeling of realization about the place he lives and works in.

 

I can connect to Montag about his feeling, as people are less and less social everyday. Since technology is beginning to take over the world giving us the answers and goods to every problem we would every have. Can’t calculate or solve this? Use your phone and find the answer. But as technology is increasing our social time is also rising bit by bit. But slowly it is beginning to fall behind, as many people have other “things” to do now. As well as books are beginning to lessen, people buy and have literature in technology, downloaded or torrent. But printed books, and other types of literature is less used now, libraries are sometimes used. Our civilization is beginning to become similar to the book. But instead we don’t know who is rebelling or is wrong in our world.

Breaking News!! Church Broken into in Paris! (Paris Daily)

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The book I have read for this blog post is called “The Magician”. It is the second book of the Nicholas Flamel series, by Michael Scott. For the multimedia post I have chosen to make a newspaper, I have put a man named Aleron Anatole as the writer of the story. He has written it from the perspectives of himself and also of Niccolo Machiavelli. As of what he had smelled, saw and the number of people there. “He knew that they were talking about the strange fog that had suddenly descended over the church.” (Pg. 41). Another quote is “And beneath the portico of Sacre-Coeur in Paris, the air turned chill and moist , rich with the odor of vanilla ice cream.” (Pg. 34) These two quotes show the parts of the smells and looks of the night of the break in. This way when people look at the article they can feel or imagine what is talked or explained in the article.

Magical Myths and Legends

 

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In the story The Alchemyst there are many myths and legends that all turn out to be true, all magical beings that are not entirely human, but they were born human. Some are immortal, others are gods. They all have powerful auras which enable them to perform astonishing feats. The main characters in the book are the twins Josh and Sophie. Three thesis statements that I found in the book are all about what the twins learn, or the feelings that they have towards other things.

There is always some truth in a legend or myth.

In every single place there are legends or myths, but in every myth or legend there is a grain of truth. Like for instance Nicholas Flamel is an legend, he was a famous alchemist. He could change stones into gems, etc. Scatty is a vampire, but she doesn’t suck blood, nor does she eat meat. She is also a warrior in many myths, and she would train great heroes. “Indeed they are,” Flamel said. “Wereboars.” (Pg. 107) The wereboars might sound like werewolves but they are not similar, although they are grouped in clans, and are very deadly. “The Goddess with Three Faces,” Scatty added bitterly. (Pg.110) The goddess with three faces is Hecate she is the god of magic, and age or time. She is a god from Greek mythology, which shows that there is always some truth in a myth or legend.

 

Don’t let jealousy or anger define who you are, let your own thoughts flow through you and be yourself.

Josh was jealous of Sophie’s new awakened powers, and was also angry at Nicholas since Nicholas knew that there was a risk of death, and still went on with the awakening. “What I can do is awaken your dormant powers, but the danger–the very danger–is that it will overload your senses.” (Pg. 228) Hekate has agreed to awaken the twins, but she has first warned them of the danger that it could possess. They agree at first, not knowing what could actually happen. “And Flamel knew this could happen?” Josh asked, feeling a great surge of anger in the pit of his stomach. (Pg. 238) The awakening was a very dangerous process, but the twins had agreed to it. But after Sophie had been awakened first she just lay there limp, she was in a coma. Flamel hadn’t told them everything, which lead to many other dangers that would come without them knowing. All he knew was that for the first time in their lives, they were different in ways he could not even begin to comprehend. (Pg. 239) After Sophie had been awakened Josh had felt alone, since he had not gotten to be awakened. For example later in the book, “You have to leave. What I teach is not for the ears of a humani.” Looking around the room, at Flamel and Scatty and finally at his twin sister, Josh had suddenly realized that he was the last pure human in the room. (Pg. 234) Josh was now alone, even his sister was not fully human anymore. He felt a surge of anger and left the room without even looking back. But over all he should push aside the negative thoughts and think posetively. Like how they had survived so far, or how cool it is to see magic in action. But if your jealous or angry at something, calm yourself down since, anger or jealousy doesn’t solve anything.

 

Last and finally my final thesis statement that I had used in the piktochart was that Family and friends would be the first people that would help you during a time of crisis.

For every single time a grenade is dropped on you, or you are the first one to cross the finish line. The people standing around you that are cheering for you are the people that care the most about you. “They’re going into the book shop,” she said into her earpiece. “Is Josh still working there?” Elle immediately asked. (Pg. 5) Sophie had been talking to her old friend every day. Still after a long time they communicate, but in this case Sophie has seen something very unusual and her friend was there to comfort her, and try to help her. “Josh,” Sophie called again, her voice high in desperation. “Josh. Where are you?” (Pg. 350) Josh’s twin sister Sophie had been in the shop with the Witch. Josh being a mortal without powers had to wait outside. Feeling depressed he left to the park. After Sophie gaining new powers, the whole group in the shop was attacked. She frantically ran out and called for her brother. Showing that family or your friends will be there when you need them, or when you need help.