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Foil Characters and Natural Disasters in Their Eyes Were Watching God

Discussion by: CFlores on Sun, 2011-06-05 11:32 with 14 comments

Authors use foil characters to highlight a character’s qualities and actions in a novel. For example, in the Harry Potter series, Malfoy is Harry’s foil character. J.K. Rowling uses Malfoy to convey Harry’s intentions and personality in the book, for purposes of making the reader understand. While Malfoy is less important, obnoxious, a show-off, materialistic and evil, Harry’s contrast shows how important he is throughout the series.

What A 'Green" Means

Discussion by: CFlores on Sun, 2011-05-22 18:13 with 1 comments

Whenever a new plant booms,

It's making a statement.

A statement for a 'Greener" tomorrow.

Plants prove this,

By showing us how unimportant our materialism is,

That food and water should be the most important part in our daily lives,

They forgive our pollution,

They forgive smokers,

They forgive our decision to place a parking lot.

Plants are easy going creatures,

They know and witness the helll that we wreak on their territory and inhabitants.

 

Alien Flower

Discussion by: CFlores on Wed, 2011-05-18 07:19 with 2 comments

In the far distance, I see an alien flower.
Hot pink designs imprinted on its epicenter
With a white coating, Surging from it.
The edges seemed to have been cut by amateur scissors.
Antennas stick out from the epicenter,
That receives motions, sounds and weather broadcasts.
All these characteristics,
Create alluring extravaganza.
Surrounding its delicacy,
Is an ocean of brown, chunky, soil,
Proportioned to compliment the flower’s beauty.
This is my alien flower.

Quake Story Response

Discussion by: CFlores on Thu, 2011-05-05 07:50 with 1 comments

I loved Jamie’s essay, “My Song 5,” from Youthvoices

Poetry Fresh From the Garden

Discussion by: CFlores on Sun, 2011-05-01 13:13 with 0 comments
Photo of flowers by the author
Photo of flowers by the author

Photo of flowers by the author

Change: A Basic Pattern in Life, Chapters 13, 14 and 15 of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Discussion by: CFlores on Sun, 2011-05-01 12:43 with 0 comments

Change occurs in everyone's life. Sometimes change comes in different "sizes" and "shapes." For example, a life-changing decision can be to move to a new city or town, to start a whole "new" life. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie does exactly that; she moves to a new place with Tea Cake.

I am loving Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neal Hurston because the book has dramatically changed since the last discussion post I made on the book. An example of what I mean is on page 138.

Thoughts About Janie and Jody Chapters 7,8 and 9

Discussion by: CFlores on Sat, 2011-04-30 17:26 with 1 comments

As I keep reading Their Eyes Were Watching God, I can't help, but to think how great this book is. I love the scenery, characters, slang, time period and plot. Zora Neal Hurston brings a very good point of pages 98-100 on how she makes me see Janie and Jody during these two pages. One quote that gave me a point of view on Janie was: "Naw, Ah ain't no young gal no mo' but den Ah ain't no old woman neiter. Ah reckon Ah looks mah age too. But Ah'm uh woman every inch of me, and Ah know it. Dat's uh whole lote more'n you kin say.

The Yellow Mule in Their Eyes Were Watching God

Discussion by: CFlores on Thu, 2011-04-28 17:03 with 0 comments
I am reading the book Their Eyes Were Watching God and I like it. This book is particularly preoccupied with symbolism. This is still and interesting issue in our society because students learn about it in U.S. History and will never forget what happened during this time period. The mule in the book has a special “meaning” because of its nature and what the animal is. A mule is typically a hard worker and sometimes exploited for its ability to carry things.
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