Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The Bluest Eye

1. What do the "blue eyes" symbolize?
Blue eyes symbolize a whole lot of things in the bluest eye just for the fact that a poor little black girl wants blue eyes to escape her pain and suffering from her family in the bluest eye they mostly symbolize power and respect or any thing with high authority.

2. With current technology, anyone could have blue eyes with the help of contact lenses. Is the desire to have blue eyes the same as Pecola's? Why or why not?
No it's really not the same because Pecola wants blue eyes to escape internal feelings now and days people want blue eyes to make there physical appearances look better to be excepted by society. Pecola wanted blue eyes to run away from what was going on at home.

3. What role does Soaphead Church play in this novel? Why is his character important?
Soaphead Church is the preacher guy in the church who is infatuated with little girls. He is the one who told Pecola that if she kills the dog and if it reacts god will give her blue eyes.

4. In many ways, this novel is about loss. Give as many examples of loss as possible.
Cholly and how his mother threw him away, Cholly never knowing his father, Aunt Jimmy dying, Pecola losing her innocence to rape, Pecola losing her baby and at the end of the book Cholly Breedlove dying. HA HA HA HA

5. Why do you suppose that Cholly tried to burn the house down with his family in it?
Cholly in some ways is like Pecola he wants to run away from all his pain and suffering from his family. He has no love from his family and all Cholly did anyway was drink and beat on Mrs.Breedlove. And the guilt of raping his daughter and she now caring his seed inside her.

6. The novel offers hope. Find evidence and support it.
Hope that one day Pecola will have the joy of becoming beautiful, Hope that she will one day get the blue eyes she has always wanted, Hope that when she does get her new blue eyes all her pain will go away like she is vanishing into a new world a world of happiness and love.

7. What do the seeds represent?
The seeds represent life and pray for Pecola's baby. And just life in general.

8. In the end, when Pecola has the dialogue with her imaginary friend, how does the blue eyes comfort her?
The blue eyes comfort her when her "friend" starts to talk about her relationship with her father, and the rapes.

9. How was Pecola like holy water for the whole town?
Pecola is like holy water for the whole town because it's like the whole town is asking her to relieve their sins, it was like everyone was trying to blame her for their faults and problems.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Imtation of Life

1. Contrast 5 elements from and make 5 comparisons to the film and novel.

2. What do you notice about the musical element in The Imitation of Life? In other words, how is music used to emphasize the scenes? (2-5 sentences)

3. Why does Mary Jane so desperately wish to be white and Pecola wish to possess blue eyes? (paragraph)

4. How is Annie Johnson(Friend of the Meredith family) treated compared to Lora Meredith (Actress)? (paragraph)

5. How are the women and men similar and different from the novel to the film? (paragraph)

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Letter To Ms.Chiang

Hello, Ms.Chiang My name is Jessica Moore. I am a very fun person to be around but if you upset me or make me feel uncomfortable I can be your worst nightmare. I have a short temper, but I am trying to work on that. I also have a short attention span meaning if we are doing class work and I understand it, but some people don't. I'll get borad very quickley. i love to read and I enjoy writing poetry.
I really don't have any weaknesses in English just for the fact that I love to read and write. I think we are goning to have a great class together. My least favorite things about English are grammar or anything that have to do with that nature. Ms.Chaing I really don't know what else to write so im moving along to the next question.
A good student is a person who listen and takes notes, respects the teacher, and follows instructions the first time given. everyone has the potential to be a good student some people just lack the compacity or are just to lazy to do the work. A good teacher is one who takes the time out to prepare the lessons each day. A good teacher also treats students with equal respect just like they want to be treated. Most teachers would like to be good teachers they just wasn't made for the job. but you Ms.Chaing are a really good teacer just for the fact that our attitudes or somewhat alike when we get angry.

Da 1 Da Only
Jessica M

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Is it dangerous to have an abortion?

All surgical procedures have some potential for complications. Individual circumstances and medical conditions can cause problems if they are not identified before the abortion. It is very important to discuss your entire medical history with the doctor during your pre-op examination. Statistically, childbirth is far more dangerous than abortion. That still doesn't make it right to have an abortion.
Even though you take a pre-examination some doctors dont clean the tools they need to do procedure causing the female to gain an effection.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

What is Partial-Birth Abortion?

Partial-Birth abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet first out of the womb and into the birth canal. The abortionist pulls the whole body out except for the head. According to Ron Fitzsimmons, "the abortionist punctures the base of the baby's skull with a surgical instrument, such as the long scissiors or a pointed hollow metal tude called a trochar" (98). The doctor then inserts a tube into the wound, and removes the baby's brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which thw abortionist completes the delivery of the now dead baby.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Does the laws that support abortions kill babies?

Yes! An abortion is only necessary when the babies or the mothers health is in danger. Most woman have abortions because they feel selfishly inconvenienced by pregnancy. An abortion is legal in the United States and that is Legal Abortion discriminatory. That means any law which allows the callous, a cold blooded killing of a life must be considered as a discriminatory.

What are the current abortion rights in the United States?

The current abortion rights are very easy to go by. Anyone who is pregnant and doesn't want the child can have an abortion. If you are under the age of 18 you have to have your parents sign a paper saying that they are allowing you to have the process done. If your parents are not able to sign the paper somebody over the age of 18 in your family will have to go in the clinic with you. If you are 18 and older all you have to do is walk in the clinic sign some papers saying you understand what is being done.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

What are the cons of having an abortion?

The cons of having an abortion is that some doctors that preform abortions do not know what they are doing. Over 35% of women who go in to have the process done comes out with a rash or some sort of virginal infection and that is not good. Another con is that abortions are a form of killing and killing is a sin. Why take life from something that has never even exprienced it yet. Having an abortion is decreasing our population and thats not right.