The Value of Life

The idea for my multimedia post is partially from Edward Munch’s art. Jonas described his works as confused when he added extra lines with his palette knife. As he uses lines that does not typically blend into most of his works, I was inspired to do that. The messy lines on the page that isolates the words from the pictures is supposed to show loneliness as Lina is constantly separated from her loved ones, and her fear of further separations. My idea for this multimedia post is to focus on the value of human life and connections. At first, I focused on items that the Lithuanians in the labor camps might have traded to spy on their own labor groups. It is also about how Jonas was essentially “bought” with the pocket watch. As the Russians treated the Lithuanians like cattle, they removed all human attachments to them, and had prices for everything. The latter part of the poem focuses on Lina and her connections and how she was finally able to emphasize with Kretskey over the loss of their mothers. Human lives and the relationships that are formed between us should always remain priceless.

 

My multimedia blog post

In my multimedia post, I created a map of all of the places that were mention or is important in The Rose Society by Marie Lu. This shows the setting of the story through the descriptions of locations in the story. I also tried to incorporate some bias on some of the places on the map, showing that it was probably wrote by the Kennetrans. I did this to show that the setting of this story is based off Renaissance Europe.

Past Betrayals

“No one ever gives me their kindness without hoping for something in exchange.
Are they any different? Are they all the same? They all want to use you, use you, use you until they get what they want, and then they will toss you aside.”

From the beginning of the story, to the end, Adelina is constantly seeking company that will give her kindness with no strings attached. In my multimedia post, I showed how Adelina (In a modern alternate universe) wrote a letter in a description of a youtube video to her father, mentioning that she is with wonderful people (the Daggers). In the story, she tried to find happiness within the Daggers, but in the end, she realized that the only one to ever show her true kindness without ever wanting anything in return was her sister.