March 15, 2005

A Streetcar Named Desire

Something is seriously wrong with the men in this story. I mean they go off and do things on their own and leave the wives to amuse themselves. And then when Stanely gets drunk during poker night and smacks Stella, who is pregnant, I think he went way too far. Also Stella is not all with it either because she does not leave Stanely or even let him cool off before going right back to him. I think that she is asking for trouble and that makes no sense to me. I think also the way Stanely treats Stella's sister is horrible. He just assumes things and basically is calling her a liar and seems to not care at all that he is doing it. I think the people in this play have some serious issues that they need to work out and they need to think about what they are doing to each other and how they treat each other. Why did Stella's sister start flirting on Stanely when she knows that he is married to Stella?

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March 3, 2005

My Wonderful Cover Entry

This whole blogging thing is still a bit much for me, but I have kept up. Of course I am not an English major and I am not very good at picking up things out of stories or poems as you can by now all tell I am sure. I feel so out of place in this class for this reason and also because I am a freshman. I am killing myself with two English courses this semester and I do have to admit this class is hard.

Coverage:
In this section I am including works like A Jury of Her Peers, The Adding Machine, and The Great Gatsby which I feel I did a very good job on. I understood these stories more than the other ones we read even though I still did not fully understand them.

Depth:
I have one blog to put in this section because when I seen the first paragraph I had to see what it meant. This blog is the Love Song, which I did not see as a love song but after class see it more now, I looked at Tiffany's blog to see what it meant (I could not find a link to her exact blog entry, confused, sorry). After I read her blog I then went and read the rest of the story.

Interaction:
One big thing I did was disagree slightly with one of Holly's opinion's in The Great Gatsby and when I did that she commented back to me to defend her reasoning (this could also fall under Xenoblogging). Also on my blog of The Adding Machine I had comments and questions, this brought up discussion in class and then I understood the answers a little bit better.

Discussions:
The main blog that I did that sparked my further intellectual examination of the literary subject (which I have yet to do) is on the Poems. I know that I am not very good at understanding literature and when Jerz told me I should look at the other's blogs and go back I got curious. I looked at the other's blogs but I still have to reread them myself and see if I get more out of them.

Timeliness:
All of my blogs have been early but I do not seem to get very many comments. At first though I do have to say with the blogs on The Great Gatsby and The Adding Machine got the most comments.

Xenoblogging:
As I already mentioned earlier (in Interaction) Holly's blog on The Great Gatsby got a good discussion going on between us and I commented on her blog. Another blog that I would include in this section is The Adding Machine because it sparked questions and we talked in class.

Wildcard:
The one blog entry that I would include in this section would be The Great Gatsby. This is because I have a good bit of information on it and a good conversation going.

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March 1, 2005

Poems

I really do not know what to blog about poems but I am not very good at picking up on what stories, especially poems, are about so that is what I am going to do. I am going to blog on what I think each poem either means or what I think it is trying to say, some may be wrong but it is worth a shot.

In the Old Age of the Soul
I see this poem being about war. Whoever they are talking about in this poem are forgetting absolutely everthing in their life to go and fight in a war. They feel that this is the right thing to do. This is all I got out of the poem if that was even what it is.

Judith of Bethulia
This poem is about a girl looking for someone to marry. She cannot find him and with all the guys around her she finds something wrong with them. It is very strange if you ask me.

Never Again Would the Birds' Song Be the Same
In this poem I see that the voice of a woman named Eve changed the birds' song. She would sing and they got used to hearing it and liked it so they sing the way she did. They will continue to sing this way even though she is gone.

To Brooklyn Bridge
At first when reading this poem I had no clue what they were talking about. Then I looked at the title again and it kind of dawned on me. They were describing what happens and what is around a bridge, in particular the Brooklyn Bridge. I cannot believe that I did not realize this while I was reading it, it is so obvious at least now that I know what the title is.

The World Trade Center
The person who wrote this talks about how when the World Trade Center was built he along with other New Yorkers did not like it because it was too big and blocked a big view of the city. They could not see everything that they wanted to with those big buildings standing in the way. He then talks about how poorly they were built but then as if to show proof the towers were hit and fell. Anything that was built properly would have been able to withstand this terrible event from what I am reading from the poem. He then talks about how it is pleasant to look through the city now, because the towers are no longer there to block his view. He can finally look at the city in the way he has wanted to in a long time.

Daddy
This poem is a girl talking about being a Jew because her father was a Jew. To me it seems as if she does not like it or appreciate it. I am uncertain though based on this poem if she killed her dad or not. It is worded kind of funny and I cannot make that decision based on what I am reading and taking out of this poem. I mean look at the line "Daddy, I have had to kill you. You died before I had time--" To me it kind of sounds like she wanted to kill him but did not get to because something else did first. I really think that the first part of the quote I put in here is wierd, I do not really understand what it means.

Medusa
I have absolutely no clue what this poem is saying. I do not understand a word of it and can pick nothing out of it. I just think that it is weird and possibly demented.

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