Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, November 30, 2009

Chapter 3


-Put them into divided groups.
-Separate families
-Shaved heads
-Stripped of clothing
-Start running
-tatooed number
-harsh leaders

Stein of Antwerp

-Relative of Elie
-Wanted to know if they had any information about his family
-Lied to Stein

Monday, November 23, 2009

Foreshadowing in the Book Night

In the book Night, there are many sequences of foreshadowing. Here is the list irchapter 1:

- Moishe the Beadle escaped from the forest and death, but when he came back to Sighet, no one believed him.

- While in the ghettos, no one was praying for the night to end quickly.

- The Germans penetrated the Hungarian territory.

- The Jews of Budapest has anti-Semitic acts committed against them.

- Germans infiltrated their homes, but the soldiers were nice to them.

- The Jews slowly had their rights taken away, and ultimately, the Jews were displaced into the ghettos.

- The Hungarian friend tried to warn Elie's family that danger was imminent.

- Elie's dad refused to leave and start a new life.

- Elie refused to go with family friend into hiding and escape.

- Separating gender in the ghetto.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket

Title of Selection: Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket
Author: Jack Finney
Date Read: October 8, 2009

Pre-reading: Top five priorities in my life
1. God
2. Family
3. Friends
4. School
5. Sports

1. The results, of four long Saturday afternoons, of him standing at the supermarket counting the people who passed certain displays.
2. Tom climbs out of the window and stands on the little ledge a yard below the window and he shuffles towards the paper to retrieve it.

1. Why wouldn't Tom go to the neighbors to get back in?
2. Why was the window open in the first place?

Significant Quotes:
"As he saw the the yellow paper, the pencil flying, scooped off the desk and, unimpeded by the glassless window, sail out into the night and out of his life, Tom Benecke burst into laughter and then closed the door behind him."

Harrison Bergeron

Title of Selection: Harrison Bergeron
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Prereading: I think equality means that everyone is equal and his equal rights.
Plot Reaction:
1. Harrison Bergeron is George and Hazel's son.
2. Harrison takes off his handicaps, earphones, and spectacles. He also makes himself Emperor and calls for an Empress. Harrison takes off the ballerinas handicaps and has the musicians play real music for them to dance to.
1. Why did Diana Moon Glompers do this?
"I forget," she said "Something real sad on television."