Monday, November 22, 2010

Passage,"The Strangers"

In the passage when Meursalt and Raymond were at the beach for there second time, and they see one of the Arabs, they had fought with.The author "Albert Camus", suggests that humans can be careless based on decisions. The protagonist is careless careless when he made the decision, with Raymond to fight the Arab again. Meursalt is showing that his not only careless but that he can also be a bad person.

When Meursalt and Raymond were at the beach, they had seen one of the Arab they had fought earlier. While Raymond and Meursalt were walking toward the Arab, Raymond was thinking on how he could start the fight, also asking Meursalt for suggestions. Raymond still walking toward Arab said to Meursalt, "so ill call him something and when he answers back ill let him have it, I answered right". Meursalt and Raymond's decision on what to do with he Arab were made, and it was not a good decision.

Meursalt didn't care much on what could happened to the Arab, if he could get hurt, or even killed. Meursalt made a selfish decision and could had been feeling mad, becouse of the death of his mother,Meursalt is mostly careless because of his emotions. Meursalt's emotions based on his mother's death made him careless and a little more evil.

The narrator shows that humans can really be careless based on decisions, and that also strong emotions can impact on how you might react to pressure, and how someone would make there decision. Albert Camus uses Meursalt'se decision and also feelings to demonstrate the readers how these feelings and decision can be important and be affect in our lives.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Independent Reading

In Jaime Adoff’s novel the “Death of Jayson Porter”, the main character named Jayson porter has strong feelings toward redressing, and it conflicts directly with Jayson wanting to change to a better life style. Jayson’s character shows that he is demoralized from his life style, meaning change is key for a better life for Jayson.
In the begging of the novel, one of jayson’s biggest mistakes is shown directly, telling us what happened after in the novel, as an after and before affect. The novel mostly is based in the part before that had happened through the story, where it shows Jayson’s life style, and his feeling toward living what he had live. Jayson had a step mother, who is the Antagonist of the novel. At first Jayson thought Lizzie, his step mother, was his real mom, every word Lizzie said to Jayson, even bad things, he would listen to them, as if it was from his real mother.
During the novel Jayson started to notice Lizzie was crazy, from all the time she beat him, form her crazy actions toward Jayson and also society. Jayson always wished for a better change, he always wanted to get along with Lizzie and live happy , or at least normally. Jayson felt bad for himself, he was never happy and not satisfied. The woman Jayson thought was his mom, was an alcoholic who stole his from his real mom, and his step father he called father, was a crack head. The only activity that cleared Jayson up was his summer school, his beast friend Trax and his girl friend.
It was bad enough for Jayson, and he still had no idea there was more to come. Jayson’s dad, or least the men Jayson thought was his father, told Jayson the secret about how there not his real parents. Jayon found out that Lizzie wasn’t his mom and that he had no father he also found out that Lizzie stole him from his real mother. Jayson entered in panic, and was closer to making a big mistake.
Jayson kept all the truth to him self, hating Lizzie thought the moment from beginning he found out to the end , trying to understand why such thing had happened to him. Jayson was going to his best friends house named Trax, and when he gets the he finds out he best friend had just died from meth. Jayson now in more pain than before wants the pain to go always and tries to do it by attempting suicide
Lucky Jayson survived the fall, he landed on the top of a car from the seventh storieand entered coma for about two days. Jayson imply just wanted a restart to a better life, and he achieved that. Jayson’s real mom heard the new on
Jayson attempt and found him, taking him away with her, giving Jayson a chance to redress and start a whole new begging to a new life.