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HA. I was working on this video so much that I forgot to promote it to the front page when I was finished with it.
I created this one and added the definition of the place and the pictures.
I created this one as well and added the definition as well as contributed to the discussion and symbolism of the shark.
House of Refuge
I contributed to the discussion and stated that significance of the House of Refuge to the story.
Weekly Blog Comments:
My first blog was in response to "We Real Cool" and my opinion that it made me think of James Dean. The words were almost a mirror of Dean's life.
In this blog I addressed the affect of hearing a poem read compared to reading a poem yourself. Sometimes hearing the way a poem is supposed to sound like helps you to understand the poem better.
I enjoyed looking at the artwork within chapter 18. I especially liked the ones from Thomas Birch, Thomas Cole and Asher Durand. They all are beautifully done and echo the sentiments that were popular at the times. It was good to see that Cole was able to expand on his ideals after traveling and painted landscapes of Europe even though literary figures of the time called for a break in European allegiances. He was able to paint with the same style as the Hudson River School.
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth
I chose to create a collage of Humphrey Bogart. He was one of the most famous and influential actors of the twentieth century. Easily recognizable in his trench coat and fedora, Bogart would be idolized in the movie "The Maltese Falcon". This collage contains many images that are closely related to Bogart and the movie. His character could always be seen with a cigarette in his hand. Also the fedora is a trademark that signifies his character's profession as a private detective. The quote is one of his famous lines in the movie.
Benjamin Braddock – “The Graduate”
“The Graduate” is a film directed by Mike Nichols that details the events that unfold when an unexperienced youth is seduced by an older woman. The situation between the two becomes more and more complicated as the story unfolds and other characters are introduced.