DOAS Monologue

I am a man who can’t even catch my parents’ attention, often wondering if I could ever get their approval one day. I often lie about who I am and what I do to empress women, so I can just sleep with them. My big brother, who I idolize, always get the attention I seek, but i cannot hate him, for I see him in a different light that overshadows my own. I try my hardest, but keeping jobs has been a trouble for I always sleep with my boss’s wife. I run, always running away from my problems by telling white lies and living on like everything is okay, but it’s not, for I live behind a shadow.

Blackout Poem – “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing”

Poem Analysis

The poem, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing,” by Maya Angelou and is a poem about human rights. in the denotative side, the poem is about a caged bird who is so restricted, it cannot move around, shrilling and singing about freedom, and how the free birds just fly around wherever it wants and just be free. On a connotative point of view, it is about African American having less rights than a white person and how they are mistreated and are not being treated right as they should be. The theme of the poem, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing,” is how some people have more privilege than other human being, and Maya Angelou’s time before, the colored people were discriminated, and they had less rights than the white people, when riding the bus, the colored had to sit on the back, while the white sit on the front. This poem is significant due to how the author expressed that even though restricted and cannot move like other birds, it has its voice and can still be heard and can still expressed its emotion to others. One of the poetic devices used was personification, “the sighing trees,” when tress cannot express human emotion. The other poetic devices the author used is metaphor, which the two different birds serve as metaphors for people free from oppression and people who are oppressed by society. Finally, there is vivid imagery in the first stanza when the free bird “dips his wing/in the orange sun rays” and personification and alliteration in the fourth stanza when the caged bird’s “shadow shouts on a nightmare scream.”


LOTF- Morality Podcast

Source:  “The Psychology Of Lord Of The Flies | Study.Com.” Study.Com, 2017,

fact: unaccompanied minors and Maslow theory

Source: Bystander Effect.” En.M.Wikipedia.Org, 2017,

fact: bystander effect

source:   “Lord Of The Flies.” The Art Of Psychology!, 2017,

fact: Sutherland theory , 1939 and Zajonc theory , 1968

Source: Interview with Dr Wendy James

fact: Mob Mentality and isolation changes a person and group diversity

“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

(this post is about how the island, where the kids crash-landed, looks like to us.)

1.The island

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

2. Island

“They had guessed before that this was an island: clambering among the pink rocks, with the sea on either side, and the crystal heights of air, they had known by some instinct that the sea lay on every side.” (37)

3. Coral

“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”(38)


“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)

5.The lagoon

“Beyond the platform there was more enchantment. Some act of God – a typhoon perhaps… had banked sand inside the lagoon so that there was a long, deep pool in the beach with a high ledge of ping granite in further end.”(75)

6.Island –

“This an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea” (Golding 7).


“When we were coming down I looked through one of them windows. I saw the other part of the plane… and that’s what this cabin has done” (Golding 8).

8.The Fort

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

9.The Platform

“There was not enough soil for them to grow any height and when they reached perhaps twenty feet they fell and dried, forming a criss-cross pattern of trunks, bery convenient to sit on.”


“faced by the brute obtuseness of the ocean, the miles of
division, one was clamped down, one was helpless, one was condemned” (Golding 158).

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

Ken Gabales

3 October 2017

English 11

Mr. Barazzoul

Sixth Dream of Walter Mitty

“He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last.”

“This one ain’t tough boys,” the Captain of the firing squad said. Mitty just laughed, “You’ll never take me alive!” “We’ll see about that, you murderer,” the captain snapped.

Walter slowly moved forward, holding his hands high, “well now boys, you don’t know who you’re messing with,” Mitty said. The fellow sniper asked his captain, “Are we sure about this, Captain,” he asked. “What if he’s not the one who murdered those innocent people?”

“Nobody asked you, Private!” the Captain snapped, “Now take aim and…”

In that moment Mitty, feeling the need to defend himself, rushed forward raising his fist…

“Hey, watch where you’re going, buddy,” said an annoyed gentleman, “Everybody’s trying to walk here, now you walk straight, too”

“I-I’m sorry, good sir,” stuttered Mitty, “I’ll be careful” “You better be,” the man said. Mitty sighed, “Why did the streets get so busy so suddenly?” Mitty tried to get out of the way of the incoming traffic in the sidewalk.

A young man said, “Hey, careful”

“Watch where you are stepping!” an old lady hissed disdainfully.

“I’m sorry,” Mitty said, and heading towards a bench and wondered, “What’s taking my wife so long?” Overhead, a train whistled and blared, and was preparing to depart for its next destination. A middle-aged man, with dirty smudges of coal stuck in his white shirt, yelled over to his young companion, “We need more coals, my god man, can’t you listen to instructions?”

The youngster laughed, “I’m terribly sorry, boss,” he said with a smile in his face, “I’ll get it right away” he scurried to opposite direction. The man said, “You better, you little rascal,” smile playing in his face, “We’re departing soon, so better hurry up!” he shouted.

Mitty, looking haggard from the day’s adventure with his wife, sat comfortably in the bench overlooking the Waterbury Train Station, and whistling a catchy tune…

“Train is going too fast, Mitty,” the conductor yelled, “At this rate we’re going to crash into the cargo train along with 500 passengers!”

A passenger train, called “Mon Cheri” with at least 500 passengers, was heading for New York until a radio message was received that they were on a collision course with a cargo train and was asked to stop.

“Deep breaths mate,” Mitty shouted over the wind, “I’ll save us, including the cargo train,and nobody knows how to drive trains like I do!”

The conductor looked at Mitty very seriously, “I very well know you can drive Mitty, but were on a crash course here and you very well know it!” the conductor exclaimed, “And we’re here sitting ducks waiting to be poached,” the man tried to pull the brakes, but the handle was broken.

Suddenly, Mitty had the craziest idea he ever thought in his life, “I know what to do!” “What!?” the conductor asked, “I know it’ll sound crazy, but trust me on this,” Mitty quickly revealed his ingenious plan with his friend. The conductor’s face paled, “But that’ll cause a hell of a pandemonium!

“Trust me, okay?” shouted Mitty, “We don’t have much of a choice here, and this is the only solution that I can think of” Mitty’s skin was glistening with sweat, thinking what absurd of a plan he just came up with…


Plot Point Photo Compilation

What this project is a plot-point that demonstrate what happens in the short story “Father and Son” by Bernard MacLaverty is a complicated, yet sad non-fiction event that took place from 1960-1970 around London, England. It is a story about a complicated father and son relationship that revolves around misfortune. The son, who is unknown of age, is a drug user that hates everything and everyone, including his dad. The dad, a middle-aged man, loves his son; but does not know how to express his feelings to his alienated son.


Quote: “When he sees me he turns away, a heave of bed clothes in his wake”(165)

Explanation: The dad walks up to the son’s bedroom, where the characters were introduced in this particular event and also, where there is a somber mood in this part of exposition. One can see the hatred of the son for his dad. the son clearly did not want to talk to his dad, but the dad wanted to know what his son is doing. the dad worries the son will do something to hurt himself, because he had before.

2)Rising Action

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

Explanation: For two years the dad never heard anything from his son, because the son ran away from home. Suddenly, the dad got a call from a doctor, then the dad “collect” the son. He told his son that when when he saw the paper he thought it was him, thus saying “I thought you was dead”.

3)Rising Action

Quote: “Look, Da, I have not touch the stuff since I came back”(168)

Explanation: The son tries to reason with his father that he has not touch “the stuff” since he came back. This fact states the son was clearly doing drugs, and that he doesn’t want his dad to suspect him of doing it again. The was\y the son said this rises the suspicion of the reader.

4)Rising Action

Quote:”My son, he is full of hatred, for me, for everything”(168)

Explanation: The son hates everything. The son hates his dad and when he speaks he spits, he shakes, turns white when asked where he goes. The son does not say the truth when asked and swears in front of his dad. The son clearly has no manners and has no respect even for his dad. This makes the mood turn into a gloomy direction.

5)Rising Action

Quote:”The door swings open and he pushes a handgun beneath the pillow”(169)

Explanation: The son, probably threatened by something or someone, has a gun and was trying to hide it from his father. One can be certain that the gun and what will behold from it will bring the end of the son and raises exciment for what will happen next.


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

Explanation: One can feel the rush of the story coming into most exciting part. The son is dying or dead and the dad just saw him. One can feel how sad the dad is of what happened to the son.

7)Falling Action

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

Explanation: this is where the son was and the dad saw there was a hole in his face. The reader realizes that the son was shot through the nose and expresses sorrow for the son.


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

Explanation: The son died and the father was trying to comfort him, even though he is dead. this type of ending is called a “Death Ending” where a character is killed in the end.

Smitty Character Sketch

K smith a.k.a “Smitty” from the “ to fishermen” has lots of interesting quality who was viewed the  wrong way. Smitty

is a middle aged man who is married and h “as 5 kids. F out going he is, Smitty does not, “look like a hangman”

(calllaghan 1) because of being the hangman, most people would think he was cold-hearted and a person who likes

bloodshed, but he is a short man who is, “ very enthusiastic” Callaghan 1) Smitty’s overall appearance can be

described as: large head, small chin, a birdlike neck, grey curly hair and a wistful smile. One of Smitty’s joy in life is

fishing, he would fish all day long until he would catch at least one fish.