Wednesday, April 26, 2017
For Mr.Croys class we have to write a career letter. I want to be an engineer when I am older so I might write to a college that offers great engineering skills. Another option I might have is writing a letter to a great person who does engineering. I honestly don't know where or who to write to yet.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Our class just read a short play, "War of the Worlds" it was about aliens that came to planet Earth and decide to take over the planet. One day a radio station decided to read that story on the air. They said in the beginning that the following broadcast was fake. Still, people that tuned in late thought the whole thing was completely real. America went crazy. Some people hid in their basements and some people took their own life, all over fake news. I just read a Newsela on fake news. This was about how lots of people believe fake news, and many people decide to keep writing fake news. Many people write fake news because the more views they get the more money they receive. Then, many people choose to believe the news because it touched their deep and darkest fears. There is a comparison with these two articles because they show how people read, or hear, fake news and how they react to it.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
I think forgiveness is the theme in the Tempest. I think this because Prospero decided to forgive his brothers Antonio and Alonso. His brother dethroned him and banished him twelve years ago, such an evil thing to do. Still, Prospero decided to forgive despite all the conflicts in the past. This is one reason I think forgiveness is the theme of the play, The Tempest.
Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 90-100Shakespeare's line reads,
"Miranda-.......With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock against my very heart. Poor souls, they perish'd. Had I been any god of power, I would have sunk the sea within the Earth or ere It should the good ship so have swallow'd and the fraughting souls within her.
Prospero-Be collected: No more amazement: tell your piteous heart there's no harm done."
My translation of Shakespeare's lines:
Miranda- I saw innocent people suffer under a terrible storm. They all cried out and the sound touched my very heart. Poor people, they all perished. They were all innocent. If I was the sea god, I would of sunk the ship quickly without any pain, and no suffering at all.
Prospero- Calm down, it is over, and no harm was done to anyone. Everyone is safe.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Today we watched a funny/weird part of the Tempest. Mr.Croy says Shakespeare wrote this scene for it to be funny to the lower class people. Our class didn't really think it was that funny. I am enjoying the play I just think the characters have too long of speaking parts, but overall it good.