DOAS Monologues


I was a salesman who worked hard every day, but I got fired because no one wanted to buy my products. I had a wife and two sons, it was a wonderful family. But both of my sons always against with me when they are getting older, my wife talked too much, and she is getting old, too. It wasn’t my fault to cheat, it is all their fault to let me cheat, but I still feel guilty about it when I go home. I wanted to be nice to my family, I wanted to make more money for my family, and I also wanted to be honest to my family, but I can’t do it! Will my family have a better life if I killed myself? Guest what, my death will bring more money than what I got now. I can’t give my family a better life, I can’t do it, but I hope my sons can. However, they don’t know me, they don’t know how I cares about them. They against me every single time when I wanted to talk with them. They are not two little boys anymore, they should get a good job same as me, and do better than me. They say I am crazy and too proud to say I am a looser, but I am not. I am not crazy, I just want to give my family a better life. I am not a looser and I am not proud either. I am not done yet, I still have a chance to make a lot of money for my family.

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

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is a free verse written by Maya Angelou. Her reflections on the society and the times she lived in are vividly expressed in her poetry. Outwardly the poem can be seen as a reflection on social difference, and the ideals of freedom and justice. The metaphor of birds, represents the inequality of justice seen in the society which differentiates between the African-American community and its White American counterpart. Through the poem, she also explain the nature of both freedom and captivity by creating a contrast between the two using birds as the metaphor. The poem is describing the state of two birds, where one is free and dares to claim the sky, while the other is caged in his bar of rage. Angelou puts emphasis on the lamentable state of the caged bird, and contrasts this with that of the free bird.

“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

This is the post that has a four quotes. The quotes are describing the important locations in Lord of the Flies.

  1. Scar: “All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat” (Golding 6).
  2. The coral reef: “the coral reef and the few stunted palms that clung to the more elevated parts would float up into the sky” (Golding 81).
  3. Beach: “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” (Golding 10).
  4. Platform: “Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right were most of the choir; on his left the larger boys who had not known each other before the evacuation; before him small children squatted in the grass” (Golding 43).
  5. Site where Ralph and Piggy find the conch: “little breezes crept over the polished waters beneath the haze of heat. When these breezes reached the platform the palm fronds would whisper, so that spots of blurred sunlight slid over their bodies or moved like bright, winged things in the shade” (Golding 17-18).
  6. Island: “This an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea” (Golding 7).
  7. 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 10).
  8. Sea: “That is a reef out in the sea” (Golding 2).
  9. Shape: “It was roughly boat-shaped: humped near this end with behind them the jumbled descent to the shore” (Golding 38).
  10.  Mountain: “…his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the mountain. This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that they had seen” (Golding 33).

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

… The thunder rumbled, Mitty looked at the sky. It winded hard and rained heavily.

… “Put the canvas away, we are going through the storm!” Mitty shouted. Pandemonium broke loose on the ship, “We can’t do it, captain,” a strong man looked flustered, “How…how can we go through the big storm by a small ship?” The thunder rumbled again, loud and deterrent, getting closer and closer. The wave became bigger and bigger, it was almost two floors height. “We need to go through it, otherwise, we will be caught into the wave!” Mitty shouted again, worried if someone can’t hear him, “Repeat again, we need to…” suddenly, Mitty fell off from the ship and get into the water.

… Mitty fell off from the bridge while he wasn’t noticed when he was walking. He was struggling to swim to the bank, he even didn’t know how to swim. “I am drowned, is there anyone can help me?” Mitty wanted to speak loudly to ask for help, but every time he opened his mouth, the water came into his lung from his mouth and nose. Am I going to die? Mitty quit to fight with the water, he smiled disdainful and inscrutable. Yeah, just like a sailor, die with the water. Mitty’s body sink into the water, deeper and deeper, until no one can find him anymore.

Plot Point Photo Compilation

The story “Father and Son” is talking about a son and a father who cannot understand each other and lead to a bad ending. Though they express their feeling to the reader through the story, they still can’t communicate with each other until the son was killed by a gun. This blog post shows the photos that describe this story and the plot of this story.

1) Exposition
Quote: “I know that in a few minutes he will come in to look at me sleeping” (McLaverty 165).
Explanation: In this paragraph the story tells about the relationship between the father and son, the father cares about him while the son knows.

2) Rising Action
Quote: “I must spoke to him. Tonight at tea. If he is in” (McLaverty 166).
Explanation: The father wants to talk to the son, but the son is not willing to which enhances the conflict between them.

3) Rising Action
Quote: “You hand shook when you got home” (McLaverty 167).

Explanation: The father cares about him, but his son thinks that he is a coward which increase the misunderstanding between them.

4) Rising Action
Quote: “Today I thought you were dead” ((McLaverty 168).

Explanation: It is foreshadowing that his son is going to die.

5) Rising Action
Quote: “What’s that? Under your pillow” (MacLaverty 169).

Explanation: It is foreshadowing because the son secret has been discovered by the father which lead to the climax.

6) Climax
Quote: “There is a bang.” (MacLaverty 169)

Explanation: This is where the conflict is solved because the son was killed.

7) Falling Action
Quote: “A dish-cloth drops from my hand and I run to the kitchen door” (MacLaverty 169)

Explanation: The reaction of his father after the climax, which makes him regret and lead to the denouement.

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

Explanation: This is a way that they solved the conflict between them.

Character Sketch

Michael Foster from the short story the “Two Fishermen” is a young man with a tall long leg who live in a small town. He wants to become a more well-known and respected newspaper reporter.  Michael Foster is a well-educated middle class citizen. He is a single man; however, he has many relationships with many people such as the people in the office, the newspaper worker, and the people in town. Foster fears the judgment of the people and doesn’t want people to look at him differently. Michael Foster is afraid that the people will see him less respectable if they saw Michael and Smitty were together, “Farther and farther Michael backed into the crowd and all the time he felt dreadfully ashamed as though he were betraying Smitty, who last night had had such a good neighborly time with him” (Bradbury 4). Smitty has been heard as a bad guy because he was the hangman and Michael didn’t want to be a group with Smitty. After Smitty hung Thomas Delaney, Michael saw that Smitty was treated unfairly but he didn’t stand up for him because he was worried about that people won’t like him and he won’t be a famous reporter. Foster has a good communication skills, so that he can get information from the people easily. Foster brought Smitty on to a boat and went far away from the town to make Smitty felt comfortable to have an honest conversation to Foster, “They were a bit afraid of each other. By this time they were far out on the water which had a millpond” (Bradbury 2). Foster also needs to be friendly so he can get information from his relationship. All in all, Michael Foster is a motivated, cautious, sociable, resourceful, friendly, and eager man which is why he is accepted in the community.

Capital Punishment in “Two Fisherman”

There is capital punishment in the history of Canada until Canadians wanted to change. Capital punishment is a punishment which can legally kill people. The things that used for killing can include hanging, being shot, poisonous gas. Capital punishment was used in Canada until 1976 for the public and was abolished in 1998.Canada was now totally free from the death penalty because it was voted by people. Capital punishment was replaced with life in prison with no opportunity for parole. If the story “Two Fisherman” had taken place in Canada, then Thomas would been killed before 1976 because that’s capital punishment became illegal. Most likely, it happened around the 1962 because that’s when the last execution happened in Canada.

I do not believe Thomas Delaney should been hung although he committed a murder. He was just justifying another crime. The man he killed is a criminal. Thomas should let the police deal with that person and his punishment but he was just trying to stop a criminal, he killed that person when he saw him do the crime. It wasn’t a planned murder, Thomas did not deserve to die. It would been appropriate for Thomas to serve a couple years in jail but not to end his life. Thomas was protecting the people from a criminal though it isn’t the best decision.