January 31, 2005

play my game

I found Julie's blog very helpful, considering I am a first time blogger. Though I'm sure I learned how in an education class, I now have information on how to create a link. yay. So let's try it out. I am a fan of the texas hold 'em card game and often visit pokerroom.com to learn, play, and win people's money. Fake money, of course. So maybe you will visit the site, learn the game, and come play so I can win all your money. mwahahaha. :)
Amanda's presentation to the Writing for the Web class was also helpful, lots more info. for a "newbie" like myself to learn all about the great world of blogging and cyberspace. Hurray, bravo, I really enjoyed reading these blogs and checking out the links.

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January 26, 2005

Pygmalion

The pictures by Burne-Jones depict Pygmalion as a heavenly, angelic being. Small birds fly at his feet and flowers float while he admires his wife on her marble like pedestal. Whereas, those by Gerome offer him as a sculptor. Pygmalion is seen in a work room, much like an art studio. His bed wife has been placed on a wooden pedestal.
The first excerpt, from the 20th C had a lot of the Old English removed from it. This makes sense because people of the 20th C do not speak in that manner daily and are more apt to understand a piece written in their spoken language. The emphasis in both the verse and the prose is Pygmalion's want for a bed mate, the sculpting of a female, his lust for her, and the transformation from stone to flesh. Both pieces also emphasize the fact that Pygmalion dresses his sculpture in nice clothing and jewelry because he thinks it is actually real.
The feminist who wrote her version of Pygmalion is obviously out to get men. She's the wrong kind of feminist. She berated Pygmalion throughout the synopsis. In particular, she made him appear to be a perverted man when she said that he grew up oggling women and that his craft/art was a mere form of it.
The political effect of her work was summed up in the final line "Moral of the story:be sure you are worthy of your own ideals." The aesthetic effect of her work is that she was deeply offended by the original work and it evoked a feeling of resentment toward men.


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