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At the end of chapter 3 is the scene where Estha is undressing as Rahel watches. This scene confused me because...they're brother and sister. As he undresses to do his laundry, it's not just one or the other, they both seem to be impartial to the others eyes. As Rahel basically checks Estha out, it seems to get weird, are the supposed to be getting intimate, or is this not what I think it is? Finally, they have an intimate interaction to top it all off. Rahel wipes a (raindrop?) off of Estha's ear. While he pretends not to notice,... Continue reading
It was first touched upon in class discussion, and then again through the impromptu with the passage;aul D. Is essential to Sethe moving on with her past. This is primary illustrated through the scene where Paul D and Sethe lay in bed together. They appear to be 'tagging' each other iand out of the memory. One minute it's coming from Paul D. And the next from Sethe. It's seen through the corn husk. Like the corn, Sethe is able to release her memories and let her "jailed juices" flow freely. It is clearnthe it is vital for Sethe to have... Continue reading
Yes, there was a slight comment about it in class, but we did not go in depth about what it really meant. As William Blake walks down the street when he first arrives in the town machine, he is seen as an outsider. As a matter of fact, his solitude really begins on the train as he drifts in and out of his sleep, he sits alone and watches the strange people getting on the train. It isn't until the train conductor himself comes and talks to him that WB ( I'll be referring to William Blake through several nicknames... Continue reading
Reading through King Lear, it appears that everyone is pretty miserable... but who would you say is the worst character to be? After putting much thought into it, I've decided the worst character to be is Gloucester, for several reasons. a) Gloucester get's his eyes gouged out. What an awful awful experience. To sit in a chair and have your eyes removed from your skull by a crazed man screaming "OUT VILE JELLY"... I can't even fathom. The mere loss of bodily parts, such as eyes, is enough for Gloucester to take the cake here. b) He was tricked by... Continue reading
How is Storm Warnings about war, even more so than about internal conflict? Why, after proving that it is about war, is that still an incorrect explication by AP standards? And, most importantly, are there limitations on interpretation of poetry? If one is to read through a poem, and think "this poem is about X, Y, or Z" and said person is capable of providing substantial evidence as to why X/Y/Z is a plausible explication, should it not be correct? Why then, when opinion becomes verbalized through assignments such as impromptu poetry explications, are those opinions dictated as incorrect? The... Continue reading
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How does Lady Catherine manipulate Mr. Collins? Throughout the novel, Mr. Collins depends on Lady Catherine for social status. He often has dinner with her and travels to her estate whenever he can. He consistenly brings Lady Catherine up in his everday conversation. Frankly, hearing about her has started to get very annoying. Then, his marriage comes up. If I were getting married, I'd like to choose someone based on my own opinions and beliefs. Instead, Mr. Collins simply parrots Lady Catherine, listing his ideal wife as Lady Catherine would do so. I look at this as the crux of... Continue reading
I agree with Luke. Jean's intelligence is limited. Such a bold and elaborate scheme seems so farfetched it's hard to fathom. The extent of her plotting appears to be switching water with gin, even a 10 year old could have developed that brilliant plan. Oh well, I would like to believe that Jean could have planned it all. It would have added a nice aspect to a mainly bland character. Jean is clearly trying to tear apart Matthew and Maria, but the grenade metaphor.... I don't think so.
Maria and Matthew had a complicated relationship. The originally came together in the shed for one purpose....because neither of them had anybody. They became dependent on each other. When Maria's life began to turn around, she started to learn and work, she was no longer as dependent on Matthew. She had bigger aspirations than a teen pregnancy and decided to abort it for the purpose of pursuing her own wild aspirations.
I don't think that her mom died of 'disappointment and disgust.' Primarily because of a few things that she said. Basically, she told Maria that so that Maria would be guilt tripped into taking care of her. Otherwise, she would have had to go back to work! It was merely a ploy to keep Maria vulnerable and dependent.
Why does Matthew carry a hand grenade around anyways? It just doesn't make any sense. This has been a question that has been bothering me for the entirety of the film and I can't seem to come up with any matter of fact ideas, but I do have a couple. A) Escape - Matthew has been unhappy living with his father. That's obvious. I mean, who honestly wants to clean the bathroom ten times a day?! But how unhappy is he actually? Perhaps, the hand grenade serves as a reminder about the meaningless nature of life. That one day it... Continue reading
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