“Lord of the Flies – Morality Podcast”

Worked cited

• Barazzuol, Brian. “Herd Mentality.” Teaching, Nov 1 2017.

Herd mentality can also be known as mob mentality, this is described as people being influenced by peers to adopt certain behaviours.

• James, Wendy. Personal interview. 8 Nov 2017.

Dr. Wendy once said, “In adult society riots are violent”.

• Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. Penguin, 1983.

Page 168, “kill the beast, cut his throat, spill his blood.”

• Richard Crutchfield. Conformity – Majority influence, 1955, http://www.integratedsociopsychology.net/Conformity-Majority_Influence/RichardCrutchfield(1955).replacepeoplewi.html. Accessed 6 Nov. 2017.

Crutchfield once said in 1955, “Conformity can also be simply defined as “yielding to group pressures”.

• Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. Penguin, 1983.

Page 19, “Every hand outside of the choir except Piggy’s was raised immediately. Then Piggy too.”

• Van Mieghem, Jan A. “Coordinating investment, production, and subcontracting.” Management Science 45.7 (1999): 954-971.

By definition, “Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.”

• Morality, 2016, https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Morality. Accessed 6 Nov. 2017.

Morality is related to your morals People can learn morals from religion, parents, friends, school, or reading a book. People that teach or follow morals are called moralists.


“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

(The following are quotes based on the location of Lord of the Flies.)

1) Sea

“That is a reef out in the sea”(2).

2) Lagoon

“On the right hand was the lagoon, troubled by the open sea”(144).

3) Island

“He was surrounded on all sides by chasms of empty air, nowhere to hide, even if one did not have to go on… the sea would make an island of the castle” (144).

4) Beach

“Here the beach was interrupted abruptly by the square motif of the landscape; a great platform of pink granite thrust uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and a lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high. The top of this was covered with a thin layer of soil and coarse grass”(6).

5) Mountain

“His eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the mountain.
This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that
they had seen.”(33)

6) Scar

“Beyond falls and cliffs there was a gash visible in the trees; there were
the splintered trunks and then the drag, leaving only a fringe of palm
between the scar and the sea” (39)

7) Rocks

“Pink tumbled boulders with guano layered on them like icing; and a steep slope up to the shattered rock that crowned the bastion” (115).

8) Platform

“Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right were most of the choir; on his left the larger boys who had not known each other before the evacuation; before him small children squatted in the grass.” (43)

9) Jungle

“All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat. He was clambering heavily among the creepers and broken trunks…”(6)

10) Shape

“It was roughly boat-shaped: humped near this end with behind them the jumbled descent to the shore” (38).

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

Anthony Van Hulsen
English 11
3, October 2017
Mr. Barazzuol

Expressionism vs Realism

                “He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then with that faint, fleeting smile playingabout his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last.” Bang, a bomb had killed the entire firing squad, and the jail broke into pandemonium. Walter Mitty had planted C4 into a sewage pipe under the jail. Walter Mitty was not going to die that day. He escaped out of the jail using his stealthiness; and now he is the last hoodlum standing.

                … Cough cough, he choked on the cigarette smoke. Mrs. Mitty came out of the drugstore and said to him, “Why didn’t you go in the car you got soaking wet in the rain.” Walter said confused, “I was just waiting for you here.” They started walking to the car, so they could go home after a long day of shopping. Mrs. Mitty said excited, “look at those kids playing street hockey, don’t you like hockey?” Walter replied, “Yeah it is my favourite sport.” Walter glanced over at the kids playing hockey and heard the slashing, and banging sound of the hockey sticks. Once Mr. and Mrs. Mitty got in the car to drive home the rain started turning into snow. Mrs. Mitty said, “Be careful the roads are slippery!”

.               … “Come on guys, get your head in the game,” said coach La Flame. “This is the most important game of your lives!” It was all tied up with 5 minutes to go in the Stanley Cup final. Walter Mitty the Montreal Canadians super star got badly hurt mid way through the second period. The Canadians were now getting heavily pressured by the Edmonton Oilers, and it looked like they had nothing left in the tank. Then Walter walked up through the tunnel to the bench. Coach La Flame yelled, “Walty your coming back in the game!” And Walter replied, “Ya, I just got all stitched up.” No one thought that Walter could come back in the game after taking a puck to the jaw. When Walter Mitty stepped on the ice for his first shift back, the oilers fans were distraught. The pressure was immediately switched back onto the oilers. The speed and hands of Walter Mitty were unbelievable; he had no competition. The game was know getting close to the end with only 30 seconds left; Walter had to act now. “Pass!” Shouted Walter. He had gotten a break through the middle, and as Walter skated up ice he pulled an inscrutable move on the last defensive back. Now it was just Walter Mitty against the Edmonton Oilers goaltender. With 2 seconds left Walter didn’t hesitate to shoot top cheese off the crossbar. Everyone in the stadium had froze from the realization of Walter’s goal. He had saved the Montreal Canadians in the 1939 Stanley Cup Final. Walter Mitty was now Montreal’s unbeatable hero.

Plot Point Photo Compilation

Can you imagine losing your mom at a very young age, what would you feel? Lost yet hopeless is what this son feels, affected by drugs and gangs, losing connection with father this short story, “Father and Son” by Bernard Maclaverty has it all. The son is involved with bad people, and drugs; in a rough neighbourhood in Belfast, Ireland. His father wants to know what is going on in his life, but his son will not talk to him. The hardships of the father and his son shown in this story lead to a tragic ending. The, “Plot Point Photo Compilation,” is a project based on matching the various plot points in the story to different quotes, and photos. This post shows the general premise of the story through photos, and quotes.

1) Exposition

Quote: “This is my son who let me down. I love him so much it hurts but he won’t talk to me” (165).

Explanation: The father just wants to love his son throughout the whole story, and his son wants nothing to do with him. This sets up the events to come, and the setting of the story. It also reveals the characters to the reader.








2) Rising Action

Quote: “I had to go and collect you, like a dog” (168).

Explanation: The reader learns that the son has been involved with gangs, or drugs before. The father has also had to save his son before. Tension rises between the son and his father.








3) Rising Action

Quote: “Why do you always spy on me, you nosey old bastard?” (169).

Explanation: At this point, the father is very concerned about his son’s safety. He fears every night that something bad will happen to him. The son is overly annoyed with his father, abusing him, name calling and completely ignoring his dad.








4) Rising Action

Quote: “Today I thought you were dead” (168).

Explanation: The dad is so worried, and stressed about his son. He knows if his son does not change his ways something bad will happen to him. This foreshadowing makes the reader very anxious.








5) Rising Action

Quote: “Your fingers, are orange with nicotine” (166).

Explanation: The father understands his son is completely disobedient, and still abuses drugs. The son does not care what his dad thinks of him and completely ignores him. Their relationship is now completely broken.








6) Climax

Quote: “There is a bang … My son is lying on the floor” (169).

Explanation: Confusion is brought to the father, and the reader. His son’s life flashes before his eyes. This is the most intense part the story; the son is badly hurt almost dead. The father has no idea what had just happened, his son went from happy with his friends to dead in his father’s arms.








7) Falling Action

Quote: “I take my son’s limp head in my hands and see a hole in his nose that should not be there” (169).

Explanation: The father realizes of his son’s death. All the stress, and tension has turned to pain, and the father has lost the only thing he had left. There’s no getting his son back now.








8) Denouement

Quote: “My son, let me put my arms around you” (169).

Explanation: The story is resolved in a bad way. The son’s bad lifestyle has ended his life. All the father wants to do is hug his son for the last time.






Character Sketch – Two Fishermen

Anthony Van Hulsen
English 11
Mr. Barazzoul
18, September 2017

Character Sketch

The character, Smitty in the story, “Two Fishermen,” written by Morley Callaghan is

very multi layered character, who reveals his diversity throughout the story. Smitty is a middle

aged man with a family. He has an odd appearance, “Michael saw a little fellow without a hat,

sitting down with his knees hunched up to his chin, a very small man with little

grey baby curls on the back of his neck who stared steadily far out over the

water” (Callaghan 2). One weird feature of Smitty is his birdlike neck. His occupation is a

hangman, and this is a very controversial job. Smitty does not mind doing his job, even though

he kills people for a living. He evidently believes that capital punishment is right. His favourite

hobby is to fish; anywhere Smitty goes he will throw his line in the water. Smitty is a very

generous guy, ” Then he pulled out two good-‐sized salmon—bellied trout, folded in a

newspaper, and said, ‘I was saving these for you, Michael. I got four in an hour’s

fishing'” (Callaghan 6). Smitty is also very content and calm; he is good at making friends. Smitty

just wants to be happy, and do his job, however many others are angered at what he does.

Two Fishermen

       Capital punishment is a severe way of punishing criminals to their death. It is only applied to certain serious crimes. Canada introduced capital punishment in 1914. The ways the jails killed someone is through hanging, gas chamber, shock chair, guns and injections. Only crimes like killing an officer or arson could be tried for capital punishment. Canada abolished capital punishment in 1976. If the setting of the story “Two Fishermen” was in Canada then the story would have been set between 1914 and 1976.

       Thomas Delaney was hanged by the hangman, Smitty for killing a man who was molesting his wife. I believe Thomas Delaney should not have been hanged. Thomas Delaney should not have been hanged is because he was defending his wife and if he didn’t defend her should probably would of been raped. If anyone was in this situation they would have to take action. Thomas Delaney only killed one guy so the punishment of death is very severe. Also he gave the molester what he deserved, if anyone had a wife who was getting molested I’m pretty sure they would do the same. Thomas Delaney died a innocent man and nothing can bring him back to earth.

Immigrant Diary

Self Reflection:

This project was very fun for me because I put myself in place as an Irish immigrant. I thought I did well on this project because I included many details about the journey to Canada. What was hard for me was coming up with feelings for my immigrant and his family. Overall I liked this project because I learned what it was really like to be an Irish immigrant

Math Journal #2 and #3

1) Reflection for Qustion #7 pg 567

The question is: Consider the graph of the function with the equation y=2.

This is the lesson when we learned y=mx+b and the concept was pretty simple for me. Y= 2 means that the y-int equals 2 and that means that the line on a graph will be a horizontal line. In this question u had to state the values of m and b. Their so no slope so m=0 and I imputed the yint into b. Drawing the line on the graph was easy because it is just a straight line. I kind of got confused when they asked for the x int because on the graph the line does not go by x and then I realized that there is no x int. I remembered how to state the domain and range from the last unit. I learned from working on this question that using graph is a very good visual to help my learning.  I also learned to think outside the box. I think before the test I will need to study these types of questions and ask more questions about them. I will prepare myself by doing the practice test before the real test.

2) The x-intercept is where the function intercepts the x-axis. The y-intercept is where the function intercepts the y-axis.
When you look for the x-intercept given a equation, you set y = 0 then solve for x. Why is that?

You set y = 0 to find x because when y = 0 that means the line has to be going through x. When you solve for x you are isolating x and finding the x intercept, where the line is going through x on the graph. For example at the point (5,0) y = 0 and x = 5 and 5 is the x intercept.

Example: How do you find the x and y intercept for the equation :

y = \sqrt{x}-4 latex?

To find the x intercept you set y = 0 and solve for x. You plus 4 on both sides and then undo the sqrt by squaring the number. To find the y intercept you set x = 0 and solve for y which isolates the -4.

3) Reflection for Question #8 pg 605

This Question is: After 7 days of heavy rainstorms, the water level in a river peaked at 2.85 m above regular level. Four days later the water dropped to 2.25 m above the regular level.

This lesson we learned slope as a rate of change and it was one of the harder lessons for me. In the question the water was falling at a constant rate from the peak water level. For this question you needed to find a function that  describes the height of the river above regular level as a function of time. This means you needed to find the slope and create an equation of y = mx + b. Then you needed to figure out what the slope actually meant and this was easy for me because the water was just going down 0.15 m every day. I was confused when the question asked for the range and the domain. Then I realized that it was the peak water limit and when river has dried out. This question reminded me as the gas question because the amount kept on going down as time went on. I think I will have to study questions like this more before the test so that I completely understand them.

Math Journal

Question #3 pg. 479

The questions is Over the last 10 years, data was recorded for the number of cups of hot chocolate sold at the BGB Senior High School. It was found from the data that the water the day the less cups of hot chocolate were sold. The data can be modelled by the formula N t =150 – 10 t is the daily number of sups of hot chocolate sold the the average temperature is t C.

When I first read the problem I thought it was the same as all the other questions I had already anwnsered this assignment which it pretty much was but there was some different elements to it. To answer the questions you need to use the formula and input the (t). For this question you also need to be able to write the meaning of the function. When I was asked to explain the lower limit of the domain of the relation at first I was very confused. I thought it had to be a specific temperature but then I realized it was just the average minimum temperature. I learned when doing this question that all the questions may look  the same however their is different parts to them. I also learned to think outside the box. I think before the test I will need to study these types of questions and ask more questions about them. I will prepare myself by doing the practice test before the real test.