Sep 5, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Welcome to your work blog!

Here you will be able to create, edit and receive feedback on pieces of work that you will complete as part of English. You will be able to use this as a way to develop your writing and thinking outside of class.

Everything that you publish here publicly can be seen by anyone with access to the web, but namely your fellow students, teachers and parents. So think carefully before you post, but equally remember this is a chance to experiment with your work and receive feedback. Don’t be scared to get it wrong. (Remember if you don’t want anyone else to see your work, you can always publish it privately and the blog will notify me so I can still respond.)

The blog will be a great place for you to learn and to have fun with your work, so make the most of it. Go forth and blog!

Jul 10, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The Casual Use Of Racism, Is It Acceptable??-unfinished

These past few days Mr Waugh has had numerous conversations with my class, because he (on a number of occasions) has witnessed this racism, i.e. when Benn and Tyler have their jokes, Benn (who is white) will call Tyler ‘shadowman’, ‘darkboy’ etc. because he is black, whereas Tyler will call Benn ‘garlic sauce’ ‘ghost’ etc. because he is white. It’s good that they don’t fall out over these ‘jokes’, but isn’t it bad that these jokes are around anyway?

Over the past few years, racism has dissolved itself into the liquid that is society, meaning that you can insult someone’s background, and feel no guilt, because it’s only a ‘joke’!

I am sitting on the fence in this argument because i will use these terms to joke and mess about with my friends, but on the other hand i realise that without noticing, i am demoralising millions of people’s ethnicity.

Feb 28, 2012 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

Draw B; Debate Speech; Moot: “The UN was right to stay out of the Rwandan conflict”- Affirmative

[Potential Rebuttle]

Your team has displayed nothing but expedience in your speeches and I am going to put these points to rest.

The UN had every right to stay out of the conflict, as it would have made things made worse. To further my point, the UN is a PEACEKEEPING society. Peacekeeping means you prevent wars and conflicts, not add to the problem.

Do you want a war? Do you? Because that seems to be what you are implying, it looks as if, no, you are saying that you wanted the UN to come in and (to use a euphemistic term) make the Interhamwe “retire” as you would call it.

Audience, do you really believe that the municipal system of Rwanda would have let a worldwide organization come through all guns blazing?!! Do you? Because I vehemently believe that the leaders of Rwanda would have recalled the moment of when Belgium was ruling the country.

Audience, and Negative team, please read the moot, it clearly states CONFLICT. This means an inner country feud, and you want send in an Universal organization, to sort out one country’s battle

Thank you for listening, I hope I have shown you the right view.

Jan 3, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Film Review: The Castle of Cagliostro

Studio Ghibli’s animation The Castle of Cagliostro is about an international thief who revisits a previously failed challenge. While he plans his advance, he falls in love with the princess and heir to the throne of the shady nation Cagliostro.

The thief, named Lupin or ”Wolf” is entering Cagliostro with his attack plan of closing in on the rumoured secret printing presses, taking them over and becoming perpetually rich.

The animation’s name belongs to an Alessandro Cagliostro, a Sicilian magician whowho founded egyptian freemasonry. This is portrayed throughout the film in the masonic architecture of Cagliostro.

I strongly recommend this film because it has you constantly has you guessing at each moment, due to the sharp twists in the storyline.

Jan 3, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Book Review: Twilight: Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

Having seen the film and liking it, I decided to read the novel.

I am highly impressed because reading this book fully submerges me in the story with feelings and emotions that are highly relatable, also battles that are fast paced and gripping.

The story is about a young adolescent female called Bella and her vegetarian vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen. Bella’s graduation is nigh, and Bella has decided to become a vampire to live forever. She hs chosen to transform 3 weeks after her graduation, tension is high, as her were-wolf best friend (rival species to vampires) has stopped speaking to Bella due to the fact that she will be joining the rival species. Bella wants to make up with Jacob, the were-wolf, but Edward doesn’t want Bella anywhere near were-wolves, due to a previous altocation.

Nov 29, 2011 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

Romeo and Juliet Fate/GOD calls.

In the play Romeo  and Juliet they portrays God, or, Fate, as the controller of events throughout the play, as Shakespeare is catholic himself, so he will (by  faith) put God into his plays.

The first point is that Shakespeare uses metaphorical terms to support his portrayal of God, i.e ”He who hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail!!”- Romeo.

Another point is that most characters make quotes about God, i.e Romeo says ”I fear too early, for my mind misgives
Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars…”

In the play the time passes according to the apparent mood of God, usually when somethin bad happens time passes quickly because it always approaches night time.

Nov 25, 2011 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Romeo and Juliet Fate Call

I think it was God that controlled the events because both of the lovers had their tough times and had come through better times, and Romeo said himself that God has his fate ‘hanging in the stars’.

Nov 23, 2011 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

Revision for the W.Shakespeare ESSAY

Q: How did Shakespeare maintain the audiences interest and develop the idea of God in his play Romeo and Juliet?

A: Personally, I think that it was the twists and changes in the plot that maintained the attention, e.g.; the priest being stuck in a town with a quarantine due to an illness.

Q: Do you think that it was God or chance that led to R&J’s death? Also, why?

A: I think it was God that led to the deaths because God controlls the chances, it was almost destined to happen. ‘ It was hanging  in the stars.’ -Romeo

 

Nov 22, 2011 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The 4 Differences

1. The film has been modernized.

2. Instead of swords and rapiers it is guns and knives.

3. Time passes according to mood of the moment.

4. People like Apothecary have been adapted to nowadays; he went from a potion-maker to a drug-dealer-esqe figure.

Oct 18, 2011 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

2nd quotation of Fate by Romeo

ROMEO
I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night’s revels and expire the term
Of a despised life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.

Just before Romeo heads over to the Capulet ball, where he falls in love with and meets (in that order) Juliet, he tells us that he has a funny felling – he fears that something “hanging in the stars” (something destined to happen) will be set in motion that night. Romeo’s premonition seems to be in keeping with what the Chorus tells us in the Prologue

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