April 27, 2006

Miller, Resurrection Blues 2 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

I really liked this read, it was interesting yet inevidable. I commented on Kevins blog and gave an example of Christ in the modern world. What if he were to relive his resurrection? What if he truely did EXIST? The "Messiah" in this book was a peacemaker.
I want to announce my thoughts as i read, when Jeanine jumps out of the window. Well at first i thought that she was just another girl in society that had't received enought attention, so whats the result you ask? Jump out the window of course! After i continued to read; i soon found that she is a bit more than just an acquaintance to Jack, one could say an intimidating gender. Jack can be compared to Jesus, he is a sin saver. A step into the light of a new realm. Anyway, i think that Jeanine partially jumped to give herself to the "Messiah".

I chuckled when Em and Felix were out to dinner and Emily mentioned her and her partner "making love". Guessing Felix may have been a bit shocked, considering women are supposed to be proper and set the rules of ettiquette. This is (I think) the best quote in this play. "One needs it when one is not marvelous to look at." Well isnt that an everyday life situation. You know boyfriend and girlfriend oh well, i wont get into that now. But at any rate, that comment is an EGO KILLER, a confidence crusher to say the least.

As I was commenting on Kevin's blog I answered his question. "While reading this play, I asked myself this question: Does money takes the lead over morals and justice?" Definitely. Any boss: past, present, or future will just be a money- hungry pig (no offense to anyone here who is the boss of someone). That was a general statement. We are without a doubt in a "media-saturated" materialistic, money-hungry world.

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April 18, 2006

Is Utopia Obselete?

Hayles, ''Is Utopia Obsolete?'' (Online) -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

When you hear the word Utopia you think of serenity and tranquility. I found several definitions of utopia. All deal with peace and harmony. an imaginary and indefinitely remote place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions; an ideal and perfect place or state, where everyone lives in harmony and everything is for the best; or a description of such a place.

A literary work which describes the ideal state or way of life. The most famous example of a Utopian work is Thomas More's Utopia (from which the term is derived).

A place in which social, legal, and political justice and perfect harmony exist.

All of the above defintions are means of a perfect place or life.

I like how Hayles talks about how The Diamond Age could be more likely defined as a mutopia. Which in essence according to Hayles can recreate a new sense of a BEYOND HUMAN type of person. I think that with the rate of growing technology, maybe in the very distant future we will be in a UTOPIAN world.

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The Diamond Age (3)

Stephenson, Diamond Age 3 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

I was a bit relieved to read the ending of the book. not only because i have so much work to do other than this class, but the ending was not a s interesting as the first. I did say however that the first part of the book did not intrigue me, but compared to the ending....it did.

Stephenson did a great job at describing Nells womenhood. I did feel that Primaer however;was a great asset to her life in becomming a women. I feel that Nell's life turned out the way it did because it (life) erked her to become a more independent person because she lead such a rough, harsh life.

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April 04, 2006

Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 2 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

one thing i noticed aboutis that it stated how incomplete a life is that depends mainly on logic. I also feel that this book reflects alot on the ironies in life. I felt that this book had a great ending, however i sort of had a tiny huntch that his dad killed the dog, im not quite sure what led me to believe that but i did. i also agree with andy, I felt Chris doesn’t express emotions like we do. For example, he feels bad for the dog so he wants to find out who killed it, but he doesn’t cry or get scared. in a case scenerio like that anyone esle woulb be frightened.

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