LOTF Podcast

 

CITATIONS

“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

The following are quotes and a photo that describes the island from LOTF.

Shore:

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 4

Scar:

“All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat,” (Golding 6 e-book).

Lagoon:

“within the irregular arc of coral, the lagoon was still as a mountain lake – blue of all shades and shadowy green and purple” (Golding 4).

Beach:

“The beach between the palm terrace and the water drew to a point at infinity; and always, almost invisible, was the heat” (Golding 4).

Platform and Meeting Place:

“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.” (Golding 13 e-book).

The Jungle:

Ralph disentangled himself cautiously and stole away through the branches. In a few seconds the fat boy’s grunts were behind him and he was hurrying toward the screen that still lay between him and the lagoon. He climbed over a broken trunk and was out of the jungle. (10)

The Mountain:

“It was roughly boat-shaped: humped near this end with behind them
the jumbled descent to the shore. 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. There, where the island petered
out in water, was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing
like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pink bastion.
The boys surveyed all this, then looked out to sea” (Golding 26)

Coral Reef:

“Out there, perhaps a mile away, the white surf flinked on a coral reef, and
beyond that the open sea was dark blue. Within the irregular arc of coral
the lagoon was still as a mountain lake—blue of all shades and shadowy
green and purple. The beach between the palm terrace and the water
was a thin stick, endless apparently” (Golding 4)

The Scar:

He looked up and down the scar. “And this is what the cabin done.” The fair boy reached out and touched the jagged end of a trunk. For a moment he looked interested. “What happened to it?” he asked. “Where’s it got to now?” “That storm dragged it out to sea. It wasn’t half dangerous with all them tree trunks falling. There must have been some kids still in it.” He hesitated for a moment, then spoke again. (8)

The Jungle:

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. (26,27)

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

… “Excuse me, sir!” A little old lady said trying to pass him to get in through the doors of the drugstore as Mitty’s body was sprawled out against the exterior wall.

 

Coming back to realization, Mitty stands up tall, flicks off his cigarette, straightens out his clothes and continues to wait for his wife. Walking towards him, bag in hand, she gives him a distraught smile. Walter reaches out to hold her hand, and she immediately pulls away.

 

“Walter! Your hands are freezing. Put your gloves on first.”

 

Mitty reaches into the pocket of his jacket, to dig out his gloves, as they make their way to the car. While walking, he sees the faces of others darken, as the clouds in the sky become grey. No conversation was had between Mr. and Mrs. Mitty as they trek to their vehicle. All Walter wanted at that moment was to feel connected to someone or something in his life. Almost at their destination, a burst of wind hits his flushed face and the man walking in front of Mitty, hat fly’s right off his head …

Mitty with a quick reaction reaches up to grab it as it was traveling with the wind. Turning around to give it back to the man, Mitty looks up over the man’s head to see an unusual sight, something unfamiliar but known to what it was. Walter rubs his eyes in disbelief as pandemonium fills the streets, a tornado was heading right down the main street! His mind goes blank, Mitty has no idea at that moment what to do.

 

“Come on now Walter” a crew member grabs Walters’ shoulders and gives him a shake.

 

Walter snaps out of it, looks down at his attire to remember his duty and at that moment he knew that this was his time to make a difference. He first runs over to an old man, with a very haggard face in front of a parking lot.

 

“Come with me sir, I’m apart of search and rescue, we need to find you a safe place, “Mitty says with a comforting yet stern voice.

 

“I can’t leave, I don’t know where my granddaughter went.” The old man said with panic.

 

Mitty looks around, trying to find a young girl through the tight crowd of panicked people.

He was thinking where she could be in a time like this.  He starts walking by the cars, squatting down to look under for her, then stands up and bumps into someone…

 

“Walter, what on Earth are you doing?” Mrs. Mitty says with great frustration.

 

He looks to see he was holding the handle of his car door, in the parking lot. Mitty gets in, sits down, buckles his seatbelt, closed his eyes and takes a deep breath.
 

 

Plot Point Photo Project – “Father and Son”

In this project, we are told to find quotes that would match the plot points of the story and have an explanation below. The pictures that we have taken represent the main plot point from the short story. The short story, “Father and Son,” by Bernard MacLaverty shows the problematic relationship that a father and son have. The father and son had many struggles since the mother has passed, and have not maintained a balanced relationship since. In the short story, we are able to see both perspectives from the father and the son, and understand how they feel towards one another. The son undergoes a conflict and gets shot and is killed. The father is finally able to hold his son in his arms, and that is where the reader is able figures out the real relationship between the father and the son.

Exposition

Quote: “I know that in a few minutes he will come in to look at me sleeping. He will want to check that I came home last night” (MacLaverty 1).

Explanation:

this is introducing the father and the son, and their relationship that they have with each other. It shows a lack of trust that the father has for his son. This presents the main topic that the story is based around.

 

Inciting Incident

Quote: “I love him so much it hurts but he won’t talk to me. He tells me nothing” (MacLaverty 1).

Explanation:

The father expresses the love he has for his son, but struggles to gain affection from him, due to the sons past which creates the reasoning behind the conflict of the story. The conflict is how the father can never succeed in creating a father-son bond.

Rising Action

Quote: “Let me put my arm around your shoulders and let me listen to what is making you thin. At the weekend I will talk to him” (MacLaverty 2).

Explanation:

the father is wanting to give his son attention and talk to him, but he struggles to do so. The father also is avoiding trying to talk to his son, and work things out between them, but fails to communicate with him.

Rising Action

Quote: “My son is breaking my heart. It is already broken. Is it my fault there is no woman in the house? Is it my fault a good woman should die?” (MacLaverty 2).

Explanation:

In this part of the story, it is showing how the father is trying to figure out the reasons towards his son’s behaviors, and blames himself, as well as thinking of all the reasons towards these actions.

Rising Action

Quote: “I want to hear you laugh with me like you used to. I want to know what you think. I want to know why you do not eat more” (MacLaverty 2).

Explanation:

This part is showing how the father is coming to the realization that he doesn’t, and never will figure out who is son is. The father is starting to become more concerned than ever about his son’s well being.

Climax

Quote: “There is a bang. A dish-cloth drops from my hand and I run to the kitchen door. Not believing, I look into the hallway” (MacLaverty 3).

Explanation:

The father hears a gunshot and runs towards the door without hesitation, he knows that something bad has happened. He sees his son, but the father does not want to believe that his son has been shot. This is the part of the story where the foreshadowing, and where all the conflicts in the story led to.

Falling Action

Quote: “My son is lying on the floor, his head on the bottom stair, his feet on the threshold” (MacLaverty 3).

This part is where the loose ends are tied up and that it has confirmed that the son was shot. It starts to create a conclusion towards the story from the climax, in which the readers get a sense of how the father will react towards this situation.

Denouement

Quote: “My son, let me put my arms around you” (MacLaverty 3).

Explanation:

As his son is lying on the ground, hole in his face from a bullet, the dad finally gets to put his arms around him. The only chance he has ever gotten in so long to give his son affection is the time where his son is no longer able to deny it.

 

Capital Punishment in “Two Fishermen”

-P1: Write a brief history about what capital punishment is and its history in Canada. Referencing the short story “Two Fishermen” discuss how if the story was based in Canada when it might have taken place based on your knowledge of capital punishment.

Capital punishment is the act of ending one’s life due to his or her specific actions. The individual is either killed by, lethal injection, hanging,  electric chair, gas chamber and or firing squad. In Canada capital punishment started in 1865, for crimes of murder, treason, and rape. It was removed from the Canadian Criminal Code in 1976 and was replaced with a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years for all first-degree murders.  In the short story “Two Fishermen”, capital punishment was a topic the story was based around. It showed how it doesn’t just affect the person who is being killed but the lives of others. The story could have taken place in Canada due to it not following the rules of the USA capital punishment requirements.  Capital punishment has been in the past for quite some time now but sadly is apart of our history.

-P2: Also, discuss your opinion on whether Thomas Delaney should have been killed for his actions in defending his wife. Come up with an argument and three reasons why or why not he should have been killed.

In my opinion, Thomas Delaney should not have been killed for his actions in defending his wife because, his action came out of anger, and no, there should never be a right reason for killing someone and that also states that he shouldn’t have been killed as well. Thomas, who we don’t know much of, killed a bad man, who was affecting someone he loves and cares for in a very bad way.  I don’t think to give someone capital punishment for doing one crime is justice when the crime came from defense.  Thomas saved his wife and possibly many other women. I think that jail time would have been the more suitable decision in this situation.  People shouldn’t have the power to chose the death of others, and Thomas Delany shouldn’t have been the one to face that problem.

 

Week 14 in Precalculus 11

This week we learned how to determine non-permissible values from rational expressions.

In this question, you first start by taking out the denominator. With this denominator factor it to find the x values. The denominator can never equal zero. By finding finding the x’s you are finding the non-permissible values.

Week 13 in Precalculus 11

This week I learned how to graph an absolute value of a quadratic function with a linear equation.

Given the equation  , start by plotting the y intercept which is +3. Then find the slop which is  a rise of 3 and a run of 1. Once the graph hits the x-axis it reflects and continues the graph but with the opposites plots of when it would be below the x-axis.