Lord of the Flies – Morality Podcast

 

Source: Atavism, http://www.darwinwasright.org/atavism.html, Nov, 15, 2017 / Dr. Wendy James
Fact: Atavism, now, atavism is a strange thing that occurs to people, what it essentialy is that, people will develop characteristics from past generations such as the cave man ages or the middle ages, surprisingly only 4% of the persons DNA will trigger the atavistic personality.

Source : Allegory, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory, Oct, 3, 2017
Fact: Now what allegory means is that has a double meaning behind it and it represents something big but only with a small portion of it

Source: Herd mentality, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_mentality, Nov, 3, 2017 / Dr. Wendy James
Fact: Herd mentality is something that people will commit do to something in a group but won’t make a move if they are alone. As dr wendy james mentioned “a dog may bark at you but it is likely a pack will attack you.” Herd mantality usually occurs when people have something in common

Source: What is Morality? https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/ethics-and-morality, Dec, 13, 2016
Fact: Morality, now you have probably heard this word in movies or television, what it basically means is to determine between the rights and wrongs in life

A place at the table response

1.) The movie showed people who didn’t have a job and were struggling to keep the family going or they did have a job but the pay wasn’t that good, they resort to what they can so and hope they will have enough money for the weekly grocery shopping. When it comes to grocery shopping the poor couldn’t really afford healthy food, they only have a small budget for things that they can afford, junk food is what they can mostly afford nice it was cheaper than the vegetables and fruits. The consequence is that they go home and stuff themselves with food that put their life in danger.

2.) Single parents or couples with children who are struggling with financial issues. This usually starts out by their own parent, it ends up in a chain if their mom was single, her only child is going to be single or if her kids were a non graduate, the same is going to happen to their future kids. The closest thing that is historical that can be related to the movie is probably the great depression, but that happened 80 years ago, by the time the second world war happened people had cupboards filled with food due to the war economy. Even after the second world war people had enough food to feed their families, but that fixed most of the hunger problems.

3. When I was told that this was a movie about food problems I thought it was about people being bulimic, but I was presented with people dedicating their life to put food in the table. I had no idea food insecurity was even a. Movie was nothing out of the ordinary, there are always going to be poor people no matter how much help people offer.

4.)If I were to make a policy for the poor it would be quite challenging because, everything will have a draw back to it, if I increased their welfare then people would to pay more taxes, if I were to give them free food from super markets, then the government loses money that could be needed for other uses. Not much could be done but hope that there the public will donate enough food for the food bank and the government can open them more often for people who are starving, trying to think logical here my dude.

“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

(Quotes describing the setting of the island)

1.) Jungle
“Trees, forced by the damp heat, found too little soil for full growth, fell early and decayed: creepers cra- dled them, and new saplings searched a way up.”

2.) Scar
“there were the splintered trunks and then the drag, leaving only a fringe of palm between thescar and the sea.”

3. Mountain
“They were on the lip of a circular hollow in the side of the mountain. This was filled with a blue flower, a rock plant of some sort, and the overflow hung down the vent and spilled lavishly among the canopy of the forest. ”

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

5.) Reef
“The reef enclosed more than one side of the island, lying perhaps a mile out and parallel to what they now thought of as their beach”

6.) Conch location
“The shore was fledged with palm trees. These stood or leaned or reclined against the light and their green feathers were a hundred feet up in the air.”

7.) Platform/Meeting Area
“Here the beach was interrupted abruptly by the square motif of the landscape; a great platform of pink granite thrust up uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high. The top of this was covered with a thin layer of soil and coarse grass and shaded with young palm trees”

8.) agriculture
“On either side rocks, cliffs, treetops and a steep slope: forward there, the length of the boat, a tamer descent, tree-clad, with hints of pink: and then the jungly flat of the island, dense green, but drawn at the end to a pink tail”

9.) Shelter location
“The first thing we ought to have made was shelters down there by the beach.”

10.) Fruit Trees
“He walked with an accustomed tread through the acres of fruit trees, where the least energetic could find an easy if unsatisfying meal”

October foods 12 reflection Cheese

DIY Cheese

Why did you choose to reflect on this lab?

It was the most interesting, when I think of the creation of cheese I think of 10 year aging then going through the process of fermentation, but we just made it within one hour with tons of milk. I’m not a big fan of cheese but I’m a big fan of melted cheese. I was excited for the final product of the cheese so I can go home and slap it in the microwave and eat it as my wishes desire.

Did you enjoy the lab? Why or why not?

Making the cheese was a absolute blast, watching the milk boil and stirring the cauldron of cheese made me feel like a witch, and it was mesmerizing while watching the curds form, it was similar to a swamp popping up mud bubbles but in my situation it was popping up cheese bubbles. And our freedom to flavor the cheese was amazing, the cabinet filled with enough spaces to make the air taste good, but my partner chose dill and it was almost ruined, can’t blame him since I told him I wouldn’t be bothered with his choice of flavoring.

Did your product turn out the way you had hoped?

I didn’t know how the cheese would turn out, I thought it would be like a portion of a cut cheese wedge but we just made a clump of cheese. I wasn’t disappointed since I was going to melt it either way. The process of making it made the cheese look a bit nasty but when the final product came around the corner it was actually quite descent looking. My cheese didn’t look the best or smell the best but it tasted pretty good. I wouldn’t make it again since it took way too much milk

Did you group work well together during the lab?

The group was very cooperative, I think I was the one that kind of let down since I wasn’t scooping the cheese fast enough to the cheese cloth and many other small mistakes, but it didn’t seem to contribute to the final product because it turned out great.

If you were to do this lab again, what might you do differently?

I would speak up about the flavoring, I’m not a big fan of dill, and I should’ve went to the powder cabinet myself and picked put the best possibilities of flavoring. Theres not a lot of things I would do differently, its nearly impossible to make a big mistake on something this simple.

 

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

The firing squad took aim before someone from the back told the firing squad to halt. “HOLD YOUR FIRE!!!” A man wearing a high ranking uniform came up and asked Walter, “Papers please.” Walter handed him identification papers… “Thank you for your kind heart mister.” A haggard and distraught man wearing torn clothing, accepted Walters money and left. Walter

“Walter! get back to the car!”

“Alright, alright”

While driving back, Walter sees the same man he gave money to, digging in a trash can…

стоп! стоп! стоп!”

Walter slams on the breaks, “Comrade, you almost crashed the truck and probably would’ve wasted tons of food.”

“M-m-my bad, I was distracted”

“Be careful again, I’ll get Nikolai to unload the shipment, you report to the main office and notify that we arrived”

Walter entered a massive building, posters covered the I interior, posters with red coloring with the soviet hammer and sickle. Statues with groups of people holding the USSR flag, Walter approaches the counter and sees a woman typing rapidly on a type writer. “Привет, comrade Walter, did you come back with the shipment?”

“Yes, Nikolai and Vasili are unloading it right now.”

“Thats good to hear, after they are done, go with Vasili and patrol the streets down from here.”

Moments later, Walter and Vasili are armed with a baton making sure the citizens aren’t doing anything suspicious. Minutes of his patrol the streets bursts into pandemonium, groups of officers hold down people that looked almost like skeletons, one of the people threw a clump of paper at Walter and he beings to reveal a propaganda poster.

“Walter! ready your baton lets get that gopnik, иди сюда!”

The citizen runs up towards Walter and readies his fist, Walter quickly takes his stance, holds his baton with both hands is swings his arms as hard as he can.

 

 

Foods 12 reflection

Croissants and Mocha

why did I choose to reflect this lab?

The croissant lab looked very simple to do and it was very simple to do but there was just many small mistakes which contributed to making the croissants in to small burnt sticks, in the end it was still edible but it would’ve been better if they weren’t burnt.

 

was the lab enjoyable? why or why not?

I had a lot of hope in the croissant lab because I would imagine they would turn out to be the croissants from superstore or Costco, flakey and buttery but they just turned out to be long scones, the butter content was a bit low a well. Making the croissants was fun at least, I got a understanding on how to make something similar to croissants.

 

did the product turn out well? what were the problems?

The croissants was a bit disappointing because they were literal scones rather than a puff pastry, and when making the batter of the croissant some mistakes were made, yeast was incorrectly made, rolling it out and we baked it for too long. It wasn’t a big deal I was happy to have them finished and being able to eat them. My mocha turned out very bad as well, I wasn’t sure if I added enough, my mocha tasted more like black coffee than hot chocolate mixed with coffee.

 

did the group work well?

The group was very cooperative, but every lab we do, there is always a small mistake but some how it doesn’t affect the end product, but the mistakes made the croissants were very crucial, some instructions were miss heard by others and we didn’t check the croissants while it was baking. When a mistake was made we just continued on with the lab hoping it would turn out well. It would’ve turned out well only if we checked on it when it was almost finished baking, the recipe said to bake it for 20-25 minutes, but we instantly set it for 25 minutes and we slightly burned the croissants, some group members tried the croissants with the jam and said it made the croissants better.

 

what would I have redone?

Even though many mistakes were made on the croissant lab, I would have redone one step and that would be the baking. I would have just play it safe and set it to 20 minutes first and give the croissants a good check before giving them another 5 minutes. Why I chose to redo the baking is because before we put the croissants in the oven, they looked very good, nothing was wrong with them, they looked liked normal rolls of dough. My group wasn’t bad but I think all of us should have given a closer look at the recipe.

 

Damon.T

Unit 6

 

 

 

Plot Point Photo Compilation

The “Plot Point Photo Compilation” is a assignment about the story “Father and Son” written by Bernard MacLavertys, this compilation will show a quote, photo and a short explanation on why each quote fits within each part of the categories.. It is a story about a single father and a his teenage son having a bad relationship with each other. The relationship with the two characters get worse in the story and eventually there was a consequence for the bad relationship.

1.) Exposition

“This is my son who let me down” (165).

An easy understanding about the story can be brought in by this quote, knowing that the father is disappointed with the life style of his son and how he is currently living his life and not satisfying his father’s sanity.

 

2.) Rising Action

“your hand shakes in the morning” (167).

This quote shows that the father is really worrying about his son, he already lost someone in his family and he is worried that he will lose another. The father is over stressed and over thinking the safety of his son.

3.) Rising Action

“I’ll talk to him on the weekend” (167).

The father is trying ways to make up with his son and try to fix his life. The tension between the two really gives a good example of the relationship that the two have within the story. The father is trying to help and the son is acting like he doesn’t need help and he can keep himself safe.

4.) Rising Action

“Everyday you think I’m dead, you live in fear” (168).

At this point, the reader can see that the father is very paranoid about his son’s safety. He can’t control his son while he roams and does anything he wants to do. The father knows that if his son continues what he is doing now, he will be dead eventually.

5.) Rising Action

“My son is full of hatred for me” (168).

The father finally understands that his son is completely stubborn and disobedient. He understands that his son doesn’t care about him anymore and ignores everything he does.

6.) Climax

“The door swings open, he pushes a hand gun under a pillow” (169).

The son has had enough of his dad and is going to extreme levels within the story. It is shown that the son doesn’t need his father anymore and is better alone rather than having someone helping him.

7.) Falling Action

“Voices in the hallway” (169).

The son treats his dad like he is nothing. He can freely enjoy talking to his friends rather than having a conversation and life lesson with his dad. Just because his father talks to his him with topics that he doesn’t want to talk about and his friends can get a good conversation with topics that they both enjoy.

8.) Denoument

“Your nose is bleeding. Something cold at the back of your neck” (169).

After the son ignores everything that his dad has said to him, his life style has gotten him “killed.” If the son knew his position in life he would’ve followed his father and taken his tips. Instead he was disobedient and he lead himself to his own death.

Character sketch

Michael Foster

 

Within the short story “Two Fisherman” written by Morley Callaghan the protagonist, Michael Foster a reporter tries to gather a story about Smitty. Michael acts all clueless because he doesn’t know how this Smitty will be like, but he seems pretty enthusiastic that he can talk to him and get a good story from him. When Michael starts to fish with Smitty he can feel a friendly relationship between him and Smitty, Michael knows that he’s going a bit too far than what he is intended to do, and after bonding, Michael knows that he can’t be seen with the hangmen or else other people have thoughts about him. Michael is scared but tries his best to be as friendly as possible to Smitty