Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Final update

I haven't started my final project yet.  All I have done is talk with other peers in my collaborative working group about how we are going to create our college blogs.  We have come up with some great ideas with how we are going to create the blog.

In these next two weeks, I will need to create my college blog and connect it with my working group and their college blogs.

My project/blog will benefit me because I will get to research information about my university that I may not know yet.  It will also help others by giving them information about basic college stuff and maybe will influence upcoming seniors to look into the University of Arizona.

Final project

For my final project i will be doing my own college blog.  I will create a new blog which will have information for upcoming seniors about college stuff and college advice.  I will also have a page for information about my university which is the University of Arizona.
How do we get our blogs recognized on the internet

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ap test/ final plan

I will be taking the in class final because I forgot to sign up for the ap test. For the in class final I plan on studying the essay questions and actually write a couple of paragraphs. I will also do the practice exam and check my answers to see what I need to improve on

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MacBeth "tomorrow" Speech


Thank you to Annette Sousa for recording!

MacBeth Test answers

Part 1

1. A. Slaying the traitor Macdonwald.
2. B. The Thane of Cawdor him.
3.  A. I and II only
4. A. His titles of Glamis and Cawdor.
5. A. The traitorous Thane of Cawdor.
6. B. A metaphor.
7. B. "too full of the milk of human kindness."
8.  B. II and III
9. C. has accepted the challenge to slay the king.
10:A. get the chamberlains drunk.
11.he is one of King Duncan's generals, noted for his fierce courage. In his battle against Duncan's enemies, he fights so furiously and valiantly that Duncan rewards him by making him the Thane of Cawdor. He then becomes a bloodthirsty tyrant as he sets out to gain the throne of Scotland. In the plays conclusion, the last view of Macbeth is one of courage in battle, a glimpse of his former self.
12.Macbeths ambition is aroused by the witches' prophecies, and once he becomes Thane of Cawdor, he sets out to gain the throne of Scotland.
13.Macbeth gained his power with help from the Witches and it destroyed him. They present things to Macbeth, planting the seed of ambition which is watered by his wife. He brings about his own demise, the witches were only the tools who acted as a catalyst.
14.Macbeth lets ambition corrupt him immediately upon learning that he has become the new Thane of Cawdor. The fact that one of the witches' prophecies comes true makes him hungry for the rest. Banquo, however, is very distrusting of the witches' because they are evil beings. He won't put much stock into what they have said just yet because he's concerned about the reprecussions.
15. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are very interesting in so far as they are quite ambivalent. Lady Macbeth admires her husband but also triggers his downfall. Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to slay Duncan. 
This event is pivotal and needs to be stressed if we really want to understand the whole concatenation of this wonderful yet mysterious play. Lady Macbeth symbolizes evil, Macbeth symbolizes gullibility. In short the relationships between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can be construed as a mixture of cruelty, anger and admiration.

Part 2

1. B. dagger.
2.  B. he looked like her father
3.  B. remind the audience of the Witches' prophecies.
4.  A. because they fear the daggers in men's smiles.
5.  C. he will eradicate all records of their previous crimes.
6.  A. conversing with the Ghost of Banquo
7. A. I and II
8.  C. I, II, and III
9.  B. suspects a trick.
10.  B. the camouflaged soldiers make their advance.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Literature Analysis 7

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

1. This stroy is about a farm that the narrator had when he was in Africa. The narrator never says her name, but we know that she is Danish.  The farm was located in Ngong, which is now Kenya.  The farm which had over 6,000 acres of land, grew mainly coffee beans, the other remianing acres, were covered with trees and houses where the natives lived.  The natives were from a tribe called, Kikuyu.  In exchange for giving the chance to live on the farm, they had to work a certain number of days per year.  The narrator is very attached to the natives.  she runs her own school for the children and even most of the adults, to learn to read and write.  She also gives them medical care.  The whole story is a flashback for the narrator who is remembering the events that happend on the farm.

2. One of the main themes of the story is that it doesn't matter what race or religion you are, we are all still humans.  When the Europeans invaded most of Africa, they treated the Afircans as if they were animals not as people.

3. The tone of the story is different had times. It can be dark and depressing, when the Europeans invade, and it can be happy and relaxing, when the narrator is talking about all the good times she had with the natives and the farm.

4. The whole is book is one big flashback.  The narrator is talking about the events that occured when she was living on the farm.  There are also symbols in the story.  Lions, for example, are kings of Africa, they represent aristocracy that is found in the African forests.  Another symbol is Lulu, the antelope that the narrator adopts.  It represents the connection of the farm to the landscape that surrounds it.