This is my video dairy on what my character, Vadim feels about what has happened since the death of Lenin and the rise of Stalin. Vadim served in the Red Guard during the Russian Revolution of October 1917, and seriously gained from the overthrowing of the Tsar and the subsequent Civil War that plagued Russia. For his achievements during the civil war, Vadim gained much more influence within the party as well as more knowledge about what the party was doing. But when Lenin died, Vadim was in perpetual fear that Stalin would kill him like he had done to most of the other influenced members of the party.
Vadim thinks that the Russian Revolution was worth it despite the cost and the future of dispair that would come in time with the rein of Stalin. He thinks that in the end Stalin was better than the Tsar and Russia would be able to move on and live on in there pursuit of their freedom and their goals. He believes that the sacrifice everyone made for the revolution would in turn prove to be a deciding factor and decisive factor in the rise of Russia on the world stage.
This was me and my partner’s first initial design of what we wanted our door to look like. Our scale for our design was that for every 1 cm on paper, we would do 10 cm on the actual sheet. This design was made by my partner George He, we decided to later scrap his idea of the trees and lanterns at the top and replace it with what I thought but keep the Chinese character at the bottom.
This is what our final design looked like as we inputted my design which was on top with George’s design which was on the bottom, this is what we used for our final design which looked like this.
My biggest success was being able to cut out the door handle and the doorstop because for me those were very difficult to measure and the rounded semi-circle almost like shape at the top created issues for me.
My biggest obstacle was that it was really hard for me to draw my balloons to the scale that I wanted to because they were rounded and not straight.
Overall, I think this product was unsuccessful because I wasn’t able to really do the balloons to my liking as well as not being able to measure them creating very frustrating moments for me.
The book that I read for my resolution multi media project was Rage of Lions written by Curtis Jobling. I believe that the theme of this book is maturity because it shows a boy that has become a man because Drew the main character was once a simple farmer but now he has too rule an entire kingdom. “The dirt in his clenched fist erupted from his hand, flying fast into the Staglord’s face. Manfred staggered back, blinded by the cloud of dust.” (Jobling 31) this comes in fairly early in the book showing that Drew is still using some of the tricks that he picked up during his times as a boy that isn’t really so king like. “Leave my friends? Impossible. I’d die for those people. Where are they?” (Jobling 335) This shows that by the end of the book for the most part Drew has matured to a part where he is noble and instead of using dirty tricks to get what he wants, he is willing to go in nobly and just fight everyone the right way.
The Boxer’s do not actually deserve a bad rap. In the treaties of Nanjing and Tianjin the Chinese were absolutely crushed by the foreigners. The conditions of the treaties that were imposed on the Chinese were that they had to pay 31 million pounds in compensation for the damages that had happened. British merchants could now trade at 5 new ports which were known as treaty ports. In addition after the end of these wars the British were now allowed to have free rein over the opium trade in china as they had made it legal now and they had their ambassadors set up in Beijing.
The boxers do not deserve to be labeled villains by history because they were fighting for what they believed in. These foreigners had just come in and beat up china horribly and enforced horrible treaties upon China that turned it into a formidable empire into a dog rummaging for scraps in a way. The effect of these horrible problems was that churches were appearing up all over china and where there had once been nothing besides from a village there was no churches and Chinese Christians which the boxers thought were Chinese who had strayed to far from Chinese tradition. While at the same time the drought in the province created even more resentment and to the Chinese provided something to blame the Christians for and if I was them I would do the same thing. The boxers were right to be angry, they governments of the west have thrown a massive amount of horrible and frankly humiliating terms through their victory in the opium wars. If someone had invaded your home and taken your stuff and then set up rules for you in your own house, wouldn’t you be mad? Therefore, I think that the boxers were justified in their actions and don’t actually deserve a bad rap like history usually gives them.
My Biggest Success in this project was how I was able to make something that could be benefical to me. Its already started to come in handy since I now know where my phone is the entire and it is so much easier to keep track of and keep somewhere.
My Biggest Obstacle was probably coming up with a good design as I didn’t really have much of an idea of what I would do for my project but once I was able to find an idea I was able to speed through the project.
One thing I would like to change is to take out the top section entirely so that I could grab the phone a lot easier out of the holder without having to get my fingerprints all over it.
The choice for my anazlying of a character in Midsummer Night’s Dream was to make a magazine for the character of my choice which was Helena. I choose Helena since I thought that she was a character that was picked on by a lot of the other characters in the story, I also choose Helena because I thought that she would be easier to analyze and figure out. Helena is a girl that loves Demetrius but that hates him so I really thought that Helena is either determined or desperate, I did this because she must be determined or desperate when she hatches her “incredible” plan to get Demetrius back on line 246-250 when she says “I will go tell him of fair Hermia’s flight: Then to the wood will he to-morrow night Pursue her; and for this intelligence If i have thanks, it is a dear expense: But herein mean I to enrich my pain, To have his sight thither and back again.” She will betray her friend to get back the one that she loves and to me that is either desperate or determined. The other reason as to why is desperate is because Demetrius hates her like when in Act 2 Scene 1 Demetrius says “I’ll run from thee and hide me in the brakes/ and leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts” which means that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he would leave her to the beasts to die.
The book I chose to do my book report on is the book called Mad Dogs which is the 8th book in a series by Robert Muchamore in the CHERUB series. The conflict in my book was external conflict between two rival gangs that are fighting each other with all shorts of weapons. An example of this is when the author said ” Gabrielle’s other hand contained a small garden fork— the kind you might use to dig in flowers— and she jammed its tree prongs into the belly of an older lad before ripping it out.” (page 36). Another quote from this same section to show the insane brutality of this section is when Major Dee says “Good news is, I’m gonna let you live,” “But tell all your friends that we’re on your case.” “After, a laugh, Dee lowered his aim and blasted the Runt’s kneecap from point-blank range.” ( All 3 on page 35) That last quote is not something Major Dee says but is what the author describes to show what Major Dee is doing and how absolutely barbaric this external conflict is.
This is my anti-phone project that I was working on for about 2 classes. It’s a pretty basic and limited design but the purpose behind it is that I would be able to create a sort of vending machine that would instead of taking money and giving out food would take in phones and give out things like soccer balls, basket balls, frisbees, and birdies. The only charge for this machine would be that you would have to put in your phone, this would allow you to concentrate on playing the game and not being constantly on your phone. The only way to get back your phone would be to put the ball back inside and enter a code that would unlock a box that contained your phone. You would get this code on the front of the machine when you first put your phone inside of the vending machine.