Larisa Albers Glenn-2 English 10H 26 November 2012 Old Man and the Sea Annotations 11/15 Pages read: 9-26 Plot points: * In Cuba * Boy is friends with the old man * Old man hasn’t caught fish in 84 days Characters Introduced: Old Man: * Salao (worst form of unlucky) * Sick * Blue eyes * Close friends with boy * Name is Santiago Boy: * Fished with old man for 40 days * Cares for old man * Loves old man * Name is Manolin Martin: * Owner of the Terrace Similes: “They were as old as erosions in a fishless desert.” Other thoughts: The quote “When I was your age…” made me wonder how old the old man was. New vocab: Bodega- Spanish word for warehouse or winery Allusions: The name “Santiago” is a biblical allusion to Saint James who was also a fisherman-apostle in the New Testament. 11/15 Pages read: 27-44 Plot points: * Santiago sets out to sea * Santiago reminisces about turtle boating * Santiago catches an albacore and decides to use it as bait * Santiago sets his baits at exact fathoms * Santiago constantly thinks about Manolin and wishes Manolin was with him * Santiago hooks the giant marlin and it starts pulling him out to sea Characters Introduced: None Similes: “The clouds that looked like high snow mountains above them.” Other thoughts: It made me nervous and anxious when Santiago was pulled by the marlin so far that he could no longer see land. 11/16 Pages read: 45-54 Plot points: * The marlin tugs Santiago’s boat northwest * Santiago has to constantly convince himself that the position that he is in while attempting to hold the line is comfortable, as he is holding it for several hours * Santiago still wishes Manolin were with him * The fish can kill Santiago at any time if the fish decides to dive or jump * Santiago reminisces about a time when
Simon helps the others in all sorts of different ways. When the ship passes by the island Ralph is angry and hopeless: “Simon put out his hand, timidly, to touch Ralph…” (67). Simon is trying to comfort Ralph in his time of need. Ralph is afraid that they’ll never get off the island and that the ship was their only chance Simon know that they’ll get off and even says it when Ralph is longing for home: “You’ll get back to where you come from” (111). This quote tells how Simon knows Ralph will get back and is trying to give Ralph some hope in this dark time of depression.
The “earliest recollection” of the father is filled with imagery such as “stubble of his cheek” and “ sound …boots galumphing along”. The lifestyle of his father still haunts the narrator still as he automatically wakes at four believing that he’s making his father wait, however he then realizes that his father is no longer there and he is “foolishly alone.” Salt is infused with the memory of the narrator’s father due to the amount of time he spent in the sea. The father “smelled of salt” and “tasted of salt.” The narrator placed his father on a pedestal and cannot deal with his
Huckleberry states, “It felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now” (XXXI, 213) It is the river and what Huckleberry encounters on the river that helps him find purpose behind his own character. Although Huckleberry is a young boy, he depends on the river to help him find adventure and his identity. He states, “…a big storm after midnight with a power of thunder and lightning…we stayed in the wigwam and let the raft take care of itself” (XII,66) Huck leaves Pap and St. Petersburg because he desires to begin his journey. In search for his significance, Huckleberry begins to feel attached to the river and becomes dependent on it for sustenance, the most important being that it provides them with comfortable transportation towards freedom. Huck states, “We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off the sleepiness.
Nina Nguyen Comp II Prof. Martin THE ABANDONMENT OF SOCIETY Robert Frank took this black and white photograph on the Fourth of July, 1958 at Coney Island. In the photograph, a young African American is lying on the beach in the fetal position. There are people gathering in the background to celebrate the Independence Day. Looking at the photograph closely, everyone’s dressing in white against the dark sky; while this young gentleman is dressing in black. He was alienated by the crowd around him, or in other words, by society.
The tides change twice a day by the push and pull of the moon. The rocks on this tide pool were black, sharp, and in spots covered in green moss that is slippery making it very hard to walk on with out falling. There is a nice calm breeze that is blowing a fresh scent of salty sea water. The water is nice, clear and blue making it easy to see what lies beneath. In these pools the boy found a purple octopus as he picks it up, he fells how soft and slimy it is as it sticks to his arm with its eight suction cup covered tentacles as it was trying to get away and find a place to hide.
16/2/12 Drifters Bruce Dawe Response: The author is successful in immersing and engaging the attention of the readers. We can understand the persona's thoughts through multiple language and poetic techniques. The poem depicts the restlessness of a transient, gipsy like, rouseabout family who often 'drift' due to the fathers job. We learn about the characters and how they over come family distancing. There are subtle suggestions of uncertainty in life; (“one day soon...”), aimlessness, shiftless, feckless (“unpacked bottling-set”) and unfulfilled dreams; (“make a which Tom, make a wish”).
BIOGRAPHY- Harold Holt Death On Sunday 17 December 1967 in the morning he and his friends Christopher Anderson, Jan Lee and George Illson and his two bodyguards went down to Melbourne to go see British lone yachtsman Alec Rose head off to sail his boat around the world. Then later they Cheviot Beach which is his favourite places where he loved to go swimming and snorkeling. So he decided to go for a swim. Cheviot Beach is known for its dangerous rip tides and strong currents they have. His friends told him not to go in but ignoring them, as he was a strong swimmer he still went in and after a while he could nowhere to be seen.
Kaitlin Villaverde Mrs. Bradford English 11 30 September 2014 Poetry Explication Mending Wall This poem is about a soaring wall which parts one thing from another leaving the on of the neighbors inside wondering about the possibilities of freedom if the wall was to be absent yet, and the benefits there of. “And on that day we meet to walk the line”(13).The wall is ironic because, even though it separates the speaker from his neighbor, it also brings them together every year. “And set the wall between us once again” (14). This quote reflects the feeling of how are protagonists is sighing in frustration from having this division between him and his neighbor. As stated,there is an ironic twist at hand.
At one point the narrator’s wife became sleepy in the later parts of the night and dosed off so that led to Robert and the narrator to have alone time to bond with each other. The bonding was good for the narrator because it led him to learning more about his own self. He never knew a blind man saw so much life without ever being able to actually see. The narrator felt so good that he saw a part of himself that he was once blind