Dr. Seuss is an author that every American has come into contact at least one time in their life. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and have always been a big fan of his work. Having the chance to do a video essay I knew right away who I wanted to do. I wanted the chance to show a man that went against the norm and created his own world that will forever be in the lives of all Americans.
Poem or short story?
Reading this I had mixed feelings. I didn't have a time frame for this piece of writing but I knew it was written in celebration of women's suffrage. After looking back through my life and how my mothers role was in our house this piece of writing didn't really match my household to well. I found myself enjoying the humor in the writing and also how nice it would be to actually have someone do all that stuff for you. Through the understanding of the reading I got that the woman was wanting her husband to deep down be all of those things.
Hard Rock was identified as one bad dude, who by his description made me a little scared. The speaker and the other inmates were I believe scared of him but at the same time they wished they could have been just like the stories they had heard of him. They longed to have the fear of the other inmates. They called him their "Destroyer", sort of like their hope being in a prison. In the poem there are emotions that run throughout. In the beginning the speaker I believe is full of Enthusiasm describing Hard Rock and his rough appearance.
Bridge of Terabithia's
I chose Jesse Aarons from the book Bridge to Terabithia. This was one of my favorite books when I was younger. More importantly this was the first book I remember that had real emotions in it. I remember I went through those emotions when I read the book. This was one of the first books that made me cry. There was love, anger, hate and sadness. In my collage I tried to capture those emotions that Jesse Aarons traveled through in order to learn the true meaning of friendship.
This poem was a little hard for me to understand. Once I thought I hand my finger on it, there would be a line that would throw me off again. Is the person who is telling the peom a Man or a Women. I believe it is a man. I also think that the person is having some homosexual thoughts and feelings that he or she can not tell. The person who has AIDS I believe the narrator is falling for and enjoys that he is so open about who he is and isn't really afraid to die because of it. The more and more he was around the more and more the narrator feels comfortable and can be himself.
A Death in Texas was a great story!!
Through reading Chapter 12, I enjoyed reading the poem of Early Sunday Morning and looking at the painting. After looking at the painting and reading the paragraph above I believe the poem did a good job of portraying his lonely, despondent quality. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest and relaxation to those who work throughout the week. To the building that the poet is describing, I believe it is lonely. Reading it makes me think that it misses the everyday business of the streets and stores.
I was sad that we didn't have the chance to talk about the O'Connor reading. I really enjoyed reading this short story. The story made me think of my relationship with my siblings. I have a good relationship with my sisters but at times we fought and yelled at each other. There is three of us and so jealousy was always a huge issue with us towards our mother. Our mother loves us all the same but she loves us differently. Reading this story made a view childhood memories come back to play for me. It was a good story and I really enjoyed it.
After reading the short story it kind of made me mad and uncomfortable. There were certain istances in the story that made me feel awkward; like the conversations of the wife and the husband. Reading the story didn't really paint me a good picture of actually understanding the husband or the situation. Watching the movie and rereading the story when I got home made me understand the husband. His ignorance of blind people is what actually made him seem like a total jerk in the beginning. Having the chance to spend time with the blind man made him more understanding.
After reading Ron Wallace's poem "Hardware", I found myself in agreement and understanding of the poem itself. Unlike a young man in a scene where men rule over tools and hardware, I found myself from a women's scene of home economics and household duties. Being raised by a stay at home, southern mother, my role as a daughter and a women meant learning the ropes. My mother for the longest time wanted me to to know how to clean, vaccum and be able to cook certain dishes. Although I know enough to get by, it was never my forte.