My Perspective Of Flowers

If I was given the opportunity to make a movie performance on Flowers for Algernon, I would make it similar to the short story that Keyes wrote. The only changes to the text would be worse description of how Charlie pronounced certain words, like genius would be pronounced gen-ass in the text; but I would make it be spelled like giniss, this goes for other words put into the story. Worse lettering for words is the key, using the dictionary can help you get a better background on the main word; jēnyəs is how it is shown in the dictionary.

I would choose a movie because the performance would be like a play because it can explain more emotion with the lighting shinning on the performers and the props would have a better prospective for related things towards people in the audience. The original movie was built on the movie directors prospective mine will be on my prospective, which will be how Charlie started off in the start by explaining himself to Mrs. Kinnian, into an opening scene where the camera would start going into his house window; unlike the scene from the original movie were it was Algernon was running through a maze and the people talking to the doctors.

I would have the scenery in the United States, NC. because it is a very crowded state, also it would be in the future; 2025, because at that time many technology and machinery is going to be improved and used for diseases and such. The technology we have today can be used like what was used in the story; maybe in the future we can have more efficient technology. This would be my prospective from Flowers for Algernon.

Universal Theme – FFA (Flowers for Allgernon)

1. Charlie – (quest for discovery): Mentally disabled

2.What truths about yourself can the study of art, literature and others uncover for you? – Art is a creative skill and imagination that brings joy to people, it can effect me by the way it describes someones life (mine).

What are Universal Themes? – Universal theme – Is a theme common in many books and is understood by a wide audience.

Why is it important to understand where other people are coming from? – To get a better background from.

What is your purpose in life? – To be a honest, noble person.

Why are we here on earth? – To live life.

Prometheus and Gaea

Gaea is mother earth in the Ancient Greek religion, Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give to mankind.

Prometheus, of Greek mythology, was a Titan, the forerunners of the Greek gods, who stole fire from Zeus (who was not a Titan) and gave the fire to mortals. Prometheus was horribly punished for this crime against Zeus and against order. He was also the god of forethought and the molder of humankind from clay. It was his desire to better the existence of humans that led to his conflicts with Zeus.

Gaea (also (Gaia) was a Protogenos goddess, one of the original deities connected with the original primeval elements of the universe. Some of these were Earth, Air, Sea, Sky, Fresh Water, Underworld, Darkness, Night, Light, Day, Procreation, and Time. Gaea is the mother of Earth, the begetter of the universe. Her anthropomorphic depiction shows her as being at one with and inseparable from the Earth: her legs remain only partially risen from the ground.

 

“Anthem Questions.” Aslan, Mar.-Apr. 2012. Web. 08 May 2014.

Webquest For Ayn Rand

1. Ayn Rand is a novelist and a philosopher.

2. Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

3. Ayn Rand died on March 6, 1982, in New York City, NY.

4.  Ayn Rand’s real name is Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum

5. Ayn Rand wrote the following book; We the Living, Anthem, The Fountainhead, Three Plays, and many more novels.

6. Rand left for Hollywood, hoping to get a job as a screenwriter.

7. Ayn married an actor named Frank O’Connor for 50 years.

8. Ayn and Frank  chose not to have any children.

9. Ayn began to have an affair with Nathaniel Branden.

10. Leonard Peikoff was designated by the philosopher Ayn Rand as heir to her estate.

11. Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982).

12. Ayn Rand believes that drug addiction is the attempt to obliterate one’s consciousness, the quest for a deliberately induced insanity.

13. Rand did believe there was some type of right to privacy.

14. Rand entered the University of Petrograd on October 2, 1921, when she was just 16. (Petrograd was the new name of her birthplace, St. Petersburg.)

15. “Tiddlywink music was basically turn-of-the-century popular music of which there is no equivalent today. Completely joyful, but unserious, unheavy, light-hearted, fast rhythms … .”

16. Rand’s best-known hobby was stamp collecting.

17. During Rand’s lifetime, ‘Mrs.’ might be used with any variation of a woman’s married name, regardless of whether she was currently married, divorced or widowed.

Michael Pineda

Recently baseball player Michael Pineda was banned for 10 games, for having pine tar on his neck. “Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night’s 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox after umpires found the pine tar on the right side of the right-hander’s neck.” Pineda admitted he used pine tar to help his grip of the ball during cold games. Michael said that he had never used pine tar before this season.

Michael accepted his punishment of a 10 day suspension; Yankees manager Joe Girardi, expected a suspension of about 10 games from this incident that occurred during a rivalry game between New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. “Rule 8.02 (b) prohibits pitchers from altering the ball to gain an unfair advantage, and forbids them from having a foreign substance on them or in their possession on the mound.”

In my opinion I would allow for players in using pine tar for better accuracy in pitching, the cold weather messes up how you throw the ball so using pine tar will make the player have better grip. “Pineda wasn’t seen with the pine tar in the first inning, when the Red Sox roughed him up. Boston manager John Farrell asked plate umpire Gerry Davis to check Pineda after two fast outs the next inning. Davis went to the mound, touched Pineda’s neck and ejected him.”

Earlier in this month, Pineda had pitched extremely well in a 4-1 win, cameras showed a substance on his hand in an inning but Pineda said it was dirt; was it really dirt or pine tar? He said that it didn’t make his throw harder but gave him a better grip, he said he wanted to be careful and not hit any of the batters. Michael chose to use pine tar himself no one asked him to use it, so his decision causes consequences.

“Pineda Banned 10 Games for Pine Tar, Won’t Appeal.” – MLB. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.

Fahrenheit 451: Round 5

Fahrenheit 451 Discussion Questions:

So far in Fahrenheit 451, we read about how Captin Beatty came to Montag’s house and discussed with him how he isn’t feeling well. Montag reveals a secret that he kept for almost a year, his secret was that he kept book near to 20 book in the ventilator. Montag wants to know about if their are multiple type of bibles, poems, and other writing things.

1. Do you think Montag has changed because of Clarisse death?

2. Will Betty find out about Montag’s secret in your opinion?

3. Can you relate someone you know to Montag, from this part of the story?

Fahrenheit 451: Round 2

Fahrenheit 451 Discussion Questions:

I am currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by: Ray Bradbury. For round 2 of our literature circles while reading the book, I had the responsibility of being the Connection Maker. As part of any job, I found the following information compelling.

                        We just begun the book, we are on page 35. In my opinion I think that it is an outstanding book. Its ridiculous how the firemen in the book create fires instead of stopping them form burning down buildings, forests, houses, etc.

  1. “The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel back in a dark corner of the firehouse”.

What does this quote mean to you?

2. What can jargon mean?

3. How do birds relate to this book?