December 8 2012
Dear Mr. Person,
I have recently read your essay on “Herstory” and Daisy Buchanan. What I find interesting was the fact that you have observed ‘The Great Gatsby’ in a different point of view I am marveled that the book can be interpreted in a diverse way. Every argument has its own [...]
The Great Gatsby
The first thing that came across my head after I finished the book is the sympathy for Gatsby. Eventhough Gatsby get killed, Daisy continued her ordinary life just like she does not know such a person despite Gatsby has put all of his efforts onto her and chosen love for her. In [...]
The book I read is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. The number of pages I read is 310.
As I read this book, I had to consider for a long time what the ‘mockingbird’ stands for. The book is mainly highlighting and suggesting black people as a mockingbird, however without a doubt there [...]
Editing process is very important when we produce a piece of writing. When others read our writings and make comments on them, we get an opportunity to know some problems or the ways to improve them. I also earned lots of benefits from receiving feedbacks. As they made some comments on my writing, I was [...]
Would it be good if we all live forever?
In recent days, people get to live longer and longer and trend brings many strengths. It was a long dream for us to have an eternal life. If humans had immortal lives, it would be able to achieve what you could have not done in previous [...]
We, humans behave or act out as our emotions tell us to do, without knowing how it would end up with. If I knew what was going to happen, or at least a small clue, I would not even begin. I have never thought she would have such a worry. Hence I did not expect [...]
The book I am currently reading is ‘To Kill a Mocking-bird’ is written by Harper Lee. Although I have heard of this book, and received several recommendations, this is my first time have a go at reading. One of the quotations I like is after Scout asks her why she speaks in different tone when [...]
Personally, I thought the paper we set yesterday was difficult. To tell the truth I was shocked when I heard that we are given a test on what we have studied since the beginning of the year. Although we went through all the steps for analysing the poem – writing my thoughts and feelings toward [...]
I woke up, turning the alarm off. The clock was pointing at the number nine. Houses and stores opened their windows as it were the sign to begin a new day. Nothing changed, except that it snowed over the night. I looked out the windows. The streets, houses, cars and even trees were covered with [...]
Most of teenagers, in fact, take too much care particularly about their appearances, or outer looks. They like to show off their new clothing, and new hair style. Nevertheless they do not want others to regulate them what to wear. This is because they often show a propensity to be ‘different’ among the group. In [...]
I am sure almost every kid in the world including myself was told numerous lies in our childhoods. As I read through Paul Graham’s essay, ‘Lies We Tell Kids’, I could refer his ideas to my own experiences. In my opinion this might be the reason why I was so fascinated to read this essay, [...]
Since I have read this play once and fully understand the basic storyline, I was able to pick out some of the new features that I haven’t noticed in the previous time, because at the first time I was busy understanding the storyline and learning the relationships between each character. However as I know mostly [...]
Dear Mr. Whitman,
Hi, Mr. Whitman, how are you doing? I am a student from 21st century. I don’t know if you can believe this, but the current generation has changed noticeably to the world you are living in. In our English class, we are focusing on different literature in Romantic era. At the present [...]
In recent English classes, we were focusing on the Romantics and Romanticism. We have grouped into twos and began the research on the Romantics in different countries. Not only we found some information about them, but also how their literature works have influenced the later generations and the way in which they presented Naturalism and [...]
‘Slaughterhouse – Five’, is written by Kurt Vonnegut. What he encountered in his experience in the Second World War has been the subject of this book.
Since this book is anti-war novel, I was able to sense the way the author is trying to show his opinion towards the war throughout the book. Instead of [...]
When Billy Pilgrim, the main character of this novel, has been kidnapped by Tralfamadorians to a planet called, Tralfamadore and asks “Why me?”, the alien answers:
“That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs [...]
Yesterday morning we were given an opportunity to listen to a lecture from Zhang Lijia, a journalist and an author of ’Socialism Is Great!’. As soon as I heard her speaking, it was very much amazing. Her English was very fluent that I could barely realise that she was born in China. It was quite [...]
This is actually my second time to watch the play, ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Therefore it was unfortunate that the ending didn’t appear as a big surprise. At the first time though, I have just understood how Antonio could escape from his critical situation by getting help from ‘Dr.’ Portia and the basic flows of [...]
When I heard that George Orwell actually went down the mine to provide us a vivid description, I felt that he is such a great author. I could sense a lot of efforts that were put into this essay, through his detailed writing; therefore I received different impressions from this writing about the coal miners. [...]
Three giant bears accused little girl for breaking into their house
February 22, 2012
The girl will stand trial for breaking and entering three bears’ house. The case is unprecedented in modern times.
The incident was stated as following: a girl, named Goldilocks went for a walk in the forest. As she [...]
Papa bear, Papa bear, 86, of Dark Forest, died Sunday.
He was born to the late Grandpapa and Grandmama bear. 17th of April, 1926, in Honey Forest, Fairy Land. Papa graduated from Tree University in 1946, and was highly honored for being the best woodcutter in the whole nation. He married Mama bear in 1950, [...]
The term ‘war’ itself does make people in extreme chaos and drive them into madness. Anxiety is approaching from the battlefield, seized with fear as they don’t know when the enemy would suddenly appear and attack them.
Charley Peaceful, being brought to military court for disobedience of orders, but the only thing that his brother, [...]
February 21, 2012
Dear Papa tiger,
How is everything going? Well, as I have told you a week ago I am still trying to arrange the travel schedule with my family to Suzhou. You’ve heard of Suzhou, haven’t you? It’s such a beautiful city don’t you think? I am already excited about the trip.
‘The Giver’ written by Lois Lowry
‘Shocking’ is the only word that I could think of which fit to describe this book, ‘The Giver’. The first impression I got was rather ‘Wow, appalling’ than ‘Wow, interesting’. Every time when turned the pages, I wondered, ‘What would it feel like if I was living in Jonas’ [...]
Just as I finished watching the tragedy, I was able to work out the entire query that I had while watching the play. And it was quite clear that in the begging the actions and conversations between characters actually gave audiences several clues by foreshadowing what would happen at the end of the play. Showing [...]
What makes your life a good life?
Each person has very strict and different views towards what they think a good life is; some people may desire a huge amount of money for their ‘good’ lives, and some would just wish for their happiness and to maintain their good health condition. This is because the [...]
My first impression towards ‘Death of Salesman’
‘Death of Salesman’, the title gave me the feeling that this book would be quite tragic, because ‘death’ always represent something miserable.
While reading the stage guide, I was quite surprised by the length of it, because I have never seen such a play that had that much [...]
At the first time I didn’t quite expect that this kind of old play would be interesting, however as the story went on I soon found myself actually focusing on watching the play.
This play has clearly shown the audiences criticisms against the society at that time of the setting throughout the storyline which included [...]
Not only the test paper that taught me about my english skills, the handout that Mr.Macknight has given us was absolutely helpful as well.
Firstly when writing literature, we should write in the present tense. Using inaccurate tense is a very easy mistake to make, but it is very important thing that we should be [...]
The book that I read is called ‘The Road’, written by Cormac McCarthy. While I was reading the book, I could really be one of the characters and shared the same emotions and tension. The first reaction towards this book was ‘impressive’, because this book deals with two totally different themes at the same time: [...]
‘THE ROAD’ by Cormac McCarthy
“Are you carrying the fire?”
The whole world has changed into complete disaster where there is darkness everywhere, and people start to lose their hopes, and trusts and slowly become egotistic, there is no ‘We’ but ‘I’ continues in this world, . The boy, is living in this such a [...]
Summer Farm – Imagery
As I read this poem, I could forget about busy and crowded city life and think about relaxing, cosy and calming country life and I had a strong feeling that everything in summer farm is passing slowly, peacefully and thoughtfully. This is all because that Norman MacCaig has used lots of [...]
Early education, is it okay?
Age of 5, it is the age when kids should play outside with their families or friends. However what parents are doing to their kids is forcing them to learn other languages, mathematics, science that is for elementary school. Early education, what we call is not essential, but problems occur [...]
‘Poet often uses unusual images that force us to think in new ways about familiar things’
To be honest, this idea is the basic reason why I don’t like to read poems. If you read any poems, most of you will agree with my opinion that poets confuse readers by using complicated vocabulary that we [...]
As I read the fist stanza of the poem, it helped me to bring back my memories of my previous birthdays. According to my memories, birthday was my best day of the year. When I was young, I was always counting how many days that are left until my birthday. On that day, [...]
First of All, asking “What does that peom means?” to a poetry is a wrong question to ask. When I have heard that asking what the poem means is the wrong question from Mr. MacKnight, I felt really odd, because I am the one who likes to ask what the poem is talking about. Instead [...]
As a reader,
I really do enjoy reading. Although I can’t remember quite clearly, I liked reading books since I could speak and read Korean properly. I enjoyed the time when I lied on a nice and cozy bed listening to my mum, reading me books. At that time I was probably reading Korean traditional [...]