Apr 30, 2013 - Communication    No Comments

OMAM controlled assessment finished

Of mice and men By john Steinbeck – controlled assessment.
How do the relationships between characters reveal the impact of prejudice in Of mice and men?
There are many characters in of mice and men by john Steinbeck that have been subject to prejudice throughout the book. Of mice and men was set in 1930’s America and shows how life was back then and how it is compared and changed to now in the 21’st century. The two characters that I will be writing this controlled assessment on will be Crooks and Curley’s wife. I have chosen these two characters because I believe that these two have quite clearly been victims of prejudice and have suffered the most from this throughout the book.
The first character that I am going to be writing about Is Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife is quite clearly a woman and this is already one of the main reasons that she has been discriminated and seen as a minority throughout the whole book. In 1930’s America woman were seen much lower than everyone else and are not seen as equal to men. The first thing that I noticed about prejudice towards Curley’s wife was the fact that she doesn’t have a name. Throughout the whole novel everyone called her Curley’s wife and I think this is because back then woman where not seen worthy of a name because she is just a possession of Curley and is almost as if she is not worthy of a name.
The first time that Curley’s wife was mentioned was when Candy is describing Curley to Lennie and George. After George hears that Curley has recently got married, he goes on to explain about how Curley is behaving aggressively because he is showing off for his wife. “Maybe he’s showin’ off for his wife “. Candy later said to the two of them “wait’ll you see Curley’s wife” and he is saying this Like she has something wrong with her. Further on in the gossip that they are all having about Curley’s wife, Candy tells them that she has the eye for slim, but Lennie and George don’t really seemed surprised as in all girls back then are only after one thing and try to get with anyone to have a better life. George also says “well, I think Curley’s married…a tart” a tart would be what we call like a prostitute almost so they already don’t like Curley’s wife before they have even seen her which Leeds me on to my next points.
George and lennie first get introduced to Curley’s wife on page 34 and the description then sounded like exactly what candy was talking about. As soon as she (Curley’s wife) left the doorway Lennie said “gosh, she was purty” Lennie seemed like he had fallen for the spell of getting lured in by the tarty look of her. And George noticed straight away and grabbed lennie by the ear and said “listen to me you crazy bastard, don’t you even take a look at that bitch. I don’t care what she does. I seen ‘em poison before, but I have never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be” I believe that George is saying this like he has had experience with girls like her and there are a lot of her type around. People’s first impression of Curley’s wife is that she is like a piece of trash because she is so flirty with everyone and she tries to get with everyman she sees. But overall even if she was not flirty or slutty I think that the boys would already think less of her just because she is a woman.
The second character that I’m going to be writing about is Crooks. The character Crooks is an old black man with a crooked back who is a stable buck in the book. Obviously the main reason that he has been discriminated is because he is black. Throughout the whole book he has been treated differently to everyone else. But the one person who treats him the same as everyone else is lennie. Lennie and crooks talk to each other and I believe this is because lennie is a bit simple minded so he does not discriminate against any of the characters unless George tells him too.
The first time crooks is mentioned is when Candy says “ya see the stable bucks a Nigger” and already you know that crooks is black but is a racist way. In the 1930’s sing words like the where casual and people use it in everyday language which shows how discriminated black people were back then.
Chapter 4 is mostly about crooks and his life and about where he lives. In the chapter crooks says he how he is not wanted. Lennie asks why? And Crooks reply’s with “cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me” Crooks is clearly showing his anger as if everyone has discriminated him since he was born and you can tell that all the people that has been racist to him has had a massive impact in his life because he thinks that everyone is out to get him and everyone is going to be racist to him that’s why he says you all stink to me and is aiming it at white people. In the 1930’s crooks would be seen as a Major minority and john Steinbeck portrays this in the book very well.
The two Characters, Crooks and Curleys wife, in the novel really shows that there are many relationships in of mice and men that reveal how discrimination and prejudice was used in the 1930’s. John Steinbeck shows this throughout the novel and it can show really how society has changed for these “minorities” and how people treat them. John Steinbeck uses loads of language techniques like foreshadowing to communicate his idea of prejudice and how this had effects and impacts on different people’s lives in the novel.

Apr 20, 2013 - Communication    No Comments

OMAM controlled assessment so far

Of mice and men By john Steinbeck – controlled assessment.
How do the relationships between characters reveal the impact of prejudice in Of mice and men?
There are many characters in of mice and men by john Steinbeck that have been subject to prejudice throughout the book. Of mice and men was set in 1930’s America and shows how life was back then and how it is compared and changed to now in the 21’st century. The two characters that I will be writing this controlled assessment on will be Crooks and Curley’s wife. I have chosen these two characters because I believe that these two have quite clearly been victims of prejudice and have suffered the most from this throughout the book.
The first character that I am going to be writing about Is Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife is quite clearly a woman and this is already one of the main reasons that she has been discriminated and seen as a minority throughout the whole book. In 1930’s America woman were seen much lower than everyone else and are not seen as equal to men. The first thing that I noticed about prejudice towards Curley’s wife was the fact that she doesn’t have a name. throughout the whole film everyone called her Curley’s wife and I think this is because back the woman where not seen worthy of a name because she is a girl.
The first time that Curley’s wife was mentioned was when Candy is describing Curley to Lennie and George. After George hears that Curley has recently got married, he goes on to explain about how Curley is behaving aggressively because he is showing off for his wife. “Maybe he’s showin’ off for his wife “. Candy later said to the two of them “wait’ll you see Curley’s wife” and he is saying this Like she has something wrong with her. Further on in the gossip that they are all having about Curley’s wife, Candy tells them that she has the eye for slim, but Lennie and George don’t really seemed surprised as in all girls back then are sluts and try to get with anyone to have a better life. George also says “well, I think Curley’s married…a tart” a tart would be what we call like a prostitute almost so they already dot like Curley’s wife. George and lennie first get introduced to Curley’s wife on page 34 and the description then sounded like exactly what candy was talking about. As soon as she (Curley’s wife) left the doorway Lennie said “gosh, she was purty” Lennie seemed like he had fallen for the spell of getting lured in by the tarty look of her. And George noticed straight away and grabbed lennie by the ear and said “listen to me you crazy bastard, don’t you even take a look at that bitch. I don’t care what she does. I seen ‘em poison before, but I have never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be” I believe that George is saying this like he has had experience with girls like her and there are a lot of her type around. People’s first impression of Curley’s wife is that she is like a piece of trash because she is so flirty with everyone and she tries to get with everyman she sees. But overall even if she was not flirty or slutty I think that the boys would already think less of her just because she is a woman.
The second character that I’m going to be writing about is Crooks. Crooks is a old black man with a crooked back who is a stable buck in the book. Obviously the main reason that he has been discriminated is because he is black. Throughout the whole book he has been treated differently. But the one person who treats him the same as everyone else is lennie. Lennie and crooks talk to each other and I believe this is because lennie is a bit simple minded so he does not discriminate against any of the characters unless George tells him too.
The first time crooks is mentioned is when Candy says “ya see the stable bucks a Nigger” and already you know that crooks is black but is a racist way. In the 1930’s sing words like the where casual and people use it in everyday language which shows how discriminated black people were back then. Chapter 4 is mostly about crooks and his life and about where he lives. In the chapter crooks says he how he is not wanted. Lennie asks why? And Crooks reply’s with “cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me”

Shakespeare and the Literary Heritage – Assessment Feedback

This essay shows a real appreciation for the texts and their author’s intentions. You’ve worked to put them into their correct historical context, you’ve used quotations to support some of your ideas and you’ve begin exploring the language effects used to create emotion in the writing.

To develop the work further you may wish to:

  • Ensure that you support every idea with a specific quotation.
  • Learn some of the technical terminology to clarify the many language effects you’re describing.
  • Be careful to make sure your emotions are
  • Focus relentlessly on the question – how emotions of female characters are communicated
  • Explore the language in more detail – as opposed to the ideas. How the language strengthens the message.
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Feb 28, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

Touching the void quote.

The line said by Joe Simpson: “You gotta make decisions. You gotta keep making decisions, even if they’re wrong decisions, you know. If you don’t make decisions, you’re stuffed.” Joe at this time is at a point of desperation and has to try anything or he knows that he is going to die. Joe keeps on making these decisions which end up saving his life and the quote almost helps you to cope with situations of extramity and panic. The way he uses the word”gotta” in the quote is like he is speaking normally and is not in a bad situaition which is really humanly.

Feb 7, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

Touching the void

The title of this book, “Touching the Void”, can be interpreted in many ways in both the word touching and the word void. The word void can mean various things and be associated with different meanings. A void could be thought of as the unknown or empty space and in this book I think that they use the word void as if they are reaching the unknown as they have never reached the top of the mountain before and therefore do not know what is up there. In science the word void means empty space or an lack of matter like a vacuum and this could also be associated with the book because the void could be something empty or missing in joe or Simon’s life and they are trying to fill it or accomplish it by climbing up the mountain. Void in some cases can mean death or near the edge of life and in this case this could be true because on the journey that Simon and joe are taking they are always testing the boundaries of life and living on the edge and there has been many occasions where both of them could of ended up dead. Overall I believe that the word void should not just have one meaning but should have many meanings and the title of this book could not have been more interesting or fitting for the story.

Oct 19, 2012 - Communication    No Comments

wagwan sir

All is well, Elliot. I missed seeing you in class today.

Mr Waugh

Oct 15, 2012 - Communication    2 Comments

The comparison of petruchio and Katherine

This is not a fair comparison to compare petruchio’s behaviour  to Katherine’s at the beginning of the play because  petruchio was being insulting and how ever Katherina is just standing up for herself and being realistic .  Also she is different to the other girls in padua in a way that she is more independent and can twist words. but all she is trying to portray that  she does not want to get married.when petruchio has the argument with Katherina, petruchio said “, come, you wasp!” He is trying to insult her but when she reply’s “if I be waspish best be aware of my sting”. She uses what petruchio said against him in an intelligent way to stick up for herself but petrichio was trying to insult her. Also when petruchio is shouting at the servant Katherina was trying to calm petruchio down and you can see the behaviour that petruchio was showing to the slave and how different Katherina argues with people, she doesn’t show rage in her voice but she knows how to use words in a way that sounds like she is being insulting but she is really being truthfull and I believe this was  the difference between petruchio’s behaviour  and Katherina’s

Sep 4, 2012 - Communication    3 Comments

This is Your Online Domain

 Icon for Student Blogs at Edutronic.Net

Hello and welcome to your personal online journal.

This platform has been created to enhance and enrich your learning at the London Nautical School. Its purpose is to provide you with an audience for your work (or work-in-progress) and you have the choice (by altering the ‘visibility’ of your posts) of whether your work on here is visible to the world, or only to your teacher.

Anything you post here in the public domain represents you and thus it’s important that you take care with that decision, but don’t be afraid to publish your work – as the feedback you may get from people at home, your peers and people from around the internet is only likely to enhance it.

Remember you can always access your class blog and all manner of resources through the Edutronic.net main website – and by all means check out the sites of your peers to see what they’re getting up to as well.

If you have any questions for me, an excellent way to get an answer is to create a new private post on this journal. I am notified of any new posts and will reply swiftly to any queries.

Make the most of, and enjoy this new freedom in your English learning.

Righto!

 

Mr Waugh

Jun 19, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Anthology hawk roosting.

In this poem, the author puts us in the position of a hawk which is above the world, presumably in  a tree. The author describes the hawk. The hooked feet and the hooked head. On the first paragraph he used descriptive techniques to introduce us by describing the animal and telling us about how it hunts.

 In the second paragraph we are then told about the advantage of being high up in the trees, the author shows us the delight of the hawk baing above and how it enjoys the buoyancy of the air.

I then tells about the hawk sitting on top of a branch and that it is a product of Gods creation. It says it is ‘holding creation’ which I think may mean the tree is creation or the bird has prey which is also creation. This shows us the bird has thoughts.

 It shows the bird does what it wants as it flies and is so powerful as it can hunt and kill as it wants to. The flight of the hawk is direct which may mean it knows where it is going as it may be hunting trying to get a certain thing. It then ends by telling that nothing in the world has changed since it began.

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