December 16

Taming of the Shrew Stop Motion Induction Scene Project

In class we read the induction scene of “Taming of the Shrew” written by William Shakespeare and we were tasked with stop motion animating the scene. This project was completed by Rafael Sevilla III, Evan Case and Chris Raggett. The induction is the main story of a piece of literature or media and the induction is what is shown throughout the animation. The inset is a storyline inside of the main storyline and is shown at the very end when the scene pans black and the first line of the play is said. Some of the challenges that we occurred during this project were having to control and move the characters around. Trying to separate the work load equally in the group was difficult because some members of the group did not have the props outside of school. A few things that we learned was how to use an important new piece of technology (stop motion). We have learned how to translate an out of date language into more modern day language. We have also learned how to read and comprehend the language of William Shakespeare. For our re-enactment of “Taming of the Shrew”, we used Lego props and a laptop for the background settings of the scenes.

 

October 30

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In my propaganda poster, the four propaganda types that I used were bandwagon, glittering generalities, repetition, and fear. For my example for bandwagon I used “the resolution is now”. I thought this was a good example because, I believe that the pigs Napoleon, and Snowball were trying to get the other animals to get to join the revolution and get rid of the farmers. My second example is repetition because all the animals get together and chant there most important rule, which is everything with two legs is bad and everything with four legs and or wings are comrades. However they had to dumb it down for the less intelligent animals like the sheep, so they then chanted four legs good two legs bad over, and over, and over again. I believe that my second example also applies for glittering generalities. This is because they use a very vague worded catchphrase which appeals to the animals senses of freedom, this catchphrase happens to be two legs bad four legs good. My fourth and final example is fear I think that Major tried to make the animals join the revolution through fear when he said “No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery”. Also when Major said that when you can no longer work on the farm that Mr. Jones will send you to the knacker.

September 22

 

  1. Introduction: “I’d like to inquire about a lot”(115)
  2. Rising action: “I’d prefer an older location” “I mean, where trees and shrubs have had a chance to grow” (115)
  3. Rising action: “Am I allowed…” “Is the purchaser allowed to visit it at any time?” (117)
  4. Rising action: “Please sign here.”
  5. Climax: “Ouch!” “That cursed bee stung me.” “I’m sorry.” “But that sting cost the bee its life.”(119)
  6. Falling action: “How dare you operate a beehive in this cemetery” “It’s on my property. I purchased it, did I not?”(119)
  7. Falling action: “Look here, I won’t have it. You must stop this at once!” “Mr. Jerome, I have done you a great service. Your flowers have never been so magnificent or plentiful.”
  8. Denouement: “Mr. Jerome, I have reached an important decision: I should like to buy another lot.”

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