Plot Point Photos – “Father and Son”

1) Exposition
“Because I do not sleep well I hear my father rising to go to work. I know that in a few minutes he will come in to look at me sleeping” (MacLaverty 165).
The father and the son clearly have a bad relationship. This fits the exposition because its telling the reader the setting, the son is at home on bed and it mentions both characters, the father and the son.

2) Initiating Incident
“I love him so much it hurts but he won’t talk to me. He tells me nothing” (MacLaverty 165).
The bad communications between the father and his son. This fits the initiating incident because the reader can realize that both characters have poor communication, and that affects their relationship leading to conflicts.

3) Rising Action
“I have not seen my son for two days. then, on the radio, I hear he is dead. they give out his description. I drink milk. I cry. but He comes in for tea” (MacLaverty 167)
The reader can see that the father has paranoia about his son dying, this fits rising action because the reader can realize that the son is doing something wrong, for the father to be worry about him.

4) Rising Action
“My mother is dead but I have another one in her place. He is an old woman. he has been crying. I know he prays for me all the time” (MacLaverty 167).
This quote shows that the son lost his mom. this fits rising action because the character lost his mom and that’s why he found a way to forget about the tragedy by doing drugs, the father’s role now is as a mother and father.

5) Rising Action
“The door swings open and He pushes a hand-gun beneath the pillow. seen long enough, black and squat, dull like a garden slug” (MacLaverty 169).
The son is hiding a gun from his dad and he is doing something against the law. this fits rising action because the reader can predict the climax that something bad is going to happen to the son.

6) Climax
“There is a ring at the door. the boy answers it, his shirt-tail out. voices in the hallway. my son with friends talking. what he does not do with me” (MacLaverty 169).
The son is talking with what he thinks are his friends probably about drugs. This fits climax because the son finally shows his father than he is being bad just to him and not to another people.

7) Falling Action
“There is a bang. A dish-cloth drops my hand and I run to the kitchen door. Not believing, I look into the hallway. There is a strange smell” (MacLaverty 169).
This quotes shows that something happened to the boy at the door. This fits falling action because finally the son paid the price of walking in the wrong path, and the father can imagine what happened.

8) Denouement
“My son is lying on the floor, his head on the bottom stair, his feet on the threshold. The news has come to my door. The house is open to the night. “are you hurt?” blood is spelling from his nose. I take my son’s limp head in my hands and see a hole in his nose that should not be there. At the base of this nostril. My son, let me put my arms around you” (MacLaverty 169).
The father realized his son is dead, someone killed him and the news came to his door. This fits Denouement because is the end of the story and, it shows how the story ends in tragedy.

Character Sketch – Two Fishermen

K. Smith from the short story “Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan is visiting a small town. “Smith is a mild harmless-looking little guy” ( Morley Callaghan 1); he has grey hair with caramel color skin made by the sunny days fishing at the lake. He has a “large head, tapering down to a small chin, a birdlike neck, and a very wistful smile”(Morley Callaghan 3). Smith is married and have 5 children, he’s work occupation is as a hangman, his work is pretty tough but he’s used to it, you would not imagine that a little harmless-looking man’s job is to kill people. Probably his job is one of the most hated ones by the society but he does not care and he still gets his job done.
he goes fishing every weekend with his wife but mostly alone, smith is not good making friends because everybody is scared of him because of what he does.

Smith has a good heart but people judge him for what he does and at the end of the story show us to don’t judge the book by its cover, smith felt betrayed by who he thought was his friend.

Capital punishment and “Two Fishermen”

David Bustamante
English 11
4 February 2018
Mr. Barazzuol

Capital punishment and “Two Fishermen”

The capital punishment or well-known as death penalty was introduced in 1859 in lower and
upper Canada, crimes like murder, treason, rape or killing a police officer carried the death penalty and was until 1976 that Canada formally abolished the death penalty from the criminal code, by then Canada had hanged over 710 people. if the short story “Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan if it would take place in Canada this would be between 1859 and 1976.

There is no excuse to use violence but when your wife is being abuse the first thing it comes to your mind is vengeance, Thomas Delaney from the short story “Two Fishermen” by Morley Callaghan was guide by anger and thirst of revenge because his wife had been abuse, Thomas Delaney killed the man that abused his wife and because of that he is being sentenced to capital punishment. Thomas reacted in the wrong way but he was trying to defend his wife, I think he had the right to kill his wife’s abuser however he is sentenced to death, something I think is unfair because it was like self-defense.

Thomas Delaney should not have been killed because he tried to defend his wife from an abuser, it’s a natural human reaction to defend someone you love and he should juts have a fair punishment.


What is metagenomics? is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples like rivers, lakes, land, etc. Metagenomics is very helpful in a very small scale for example let’s say we go to the lake during the summer and we take a test tube and we fill it with water, there is probably thousands types of bacteria in the water so how are we going to analyze or even sequence their genes? well that’s why we use metagenomics, so you take the test tube you put it in the machine and we can see what types of bacteria are in the lake and also we can see what their genops are, so that’s very helpful to know and understand the different types of bacteria. also we can see what type of bacteria are in our body and help us survive. for example, you go to the lake and you accidently swallow water, and in the water you swallowed there is some bacteria so you get sick, so in order for the doctors to know what kind of bacteria you swallowed they use metagenomics, you can swallow another type of bacteria and get sick but if you swallow a strong one you could even die. so metagenomics helps to know what kind of bacteria are out there and how can we control them.

is impossible to count how many types of bacteria are out there because there are a lot. we don’t even know all the types.

this picture shows a general examples of how a bacteria look like.

this picture shows the procedure of metagenomics.

straw tower

1.Was there a leader on your team? Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?
there was no leader we helped each other and gave opinons.

2.If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?
i dont think having a leader would help in these kind of occasions because with our ideas we did well.

3.If you had a leader, how did he/she do?
no leader.

4.How helpful was everyone on your team in challenging the process of building the tallest structure? Did anyone appear to be an expert?
everyone did good they gave really good ideas some guys did well.

5.Did any team members tune out of the activity — out of frustration with other members or for some other reason? What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?
maybe the pressure to be the firts place could help them to focus on the activity.

6.Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?
yes, really nice ideas were applied to the project.

7.How did you feel as the time limit was approaching? Did pressure increase? If yes, was that helpful or not?
we had a long time to do it but at the end we had a little of pressure because we wnated to meke our tower higher which we did at the end.

8.In retrospect, what could you have done better?
maybe the creation of a stable tower with a nice model.

9.Did you celebrate small wins? If yes, how did you do this?
of course i celebrate the small wins, because the small wins motivate you to win the big wins. usually i said to my self good job.