Sunday, November 30, 2008
Over the semester, I really enjoyed reading A Streetcar Named Desire as well as the Tupac poems. Writing about the character of Blanche was really interesting to me because it made me go deeper into her character's flaws. The Tupac poems were really interesting because I had not realized that he was more than just a rapper. He really tried to write in a way that spoke to the public. I didn't really like the short stories as much as I liked the novels. Some of the stories were really hard to understand which made me not pay as much attention to them.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
After reading the link about an experience of The Watchmen, I have concluded that I had a somewhat similar experience. I too am a skeptic when it comes to graphic novels and comic books. Growing up, I was never a big fan of them and still find them hard to read. I did however enjoy The Watchmen, as it was very interesting and contained a lot of symbolism. I am very excited to see it in theaters.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
In Atonement, I don't think that Briony ever really achieves the atonement that she wants so badly. I think that it would have been different if Robbie and Cecelia had lived through the war and were able to reconnect and have the life together that they deserved. Also, if the book had ended the way that she wished it had, I think that other characters would have spoken up about who actually raped Lola. If this had happened, there would have been atonement for others as well as Briony.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Out of all of the works that we have read, Blanche from A Streetcar Named Desire, has been my favorite. She was just one of those characters that was so fascinating. She truly made the play what it was. She kept me interested in the plot line, mainly because she was the one causing most of the drama. I'll be honest, I love watching the soapnet channel during the day so Blanche's character was right up my alley. She was a lot of fun to try and figure out. At first, I couldn't tell if she was crazy or just stuck up. Tennessee Williams did a great job by making Blanche increasingly crazier throughout the play. She is a character that I love to hate.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
A plot that I think would be interesting in to read from this perspective would be from the point of view of a married couple that was getting divorced or from the point of view of a person committing adultery. I think that the stream of consciousness going back and forth from the new adulterous relationship to the guilt that they might feel about cheating on their spouse.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I decided to choose the song, "She's a Maniac," from the movie Flashdance to summarize the type of person that Blanche from A Streetcar Named Desire. The instrumental parts of the song are very scattered and crazy sounding, kind of the way Blanche's personality is. You never really know how she is going to react to things. It also fits her because she really does go crazy in the end of the play.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The character that helped me understand the difference between Modernism and Post-modernism is the man from the Obsolete Man video. His character tried to show everyone around him that it's all right to think differently. The government is seen as being toward the extremes of modernism, where there is a clear right and a clear wrong way to do things. Basically, if you didn't think the way they did, you were put to death.