Monthly Archives: September 2014

EMMA Character Profile

I choose Frank Churchill to create a profile for. So far in the book Frank Churchill has done some crazy things to get peoples attention. He also has a great support group behind him to because he is a well-known person that everyone talks about. For example when he wasn’t supposed to be there for another week or so he was talked about all the time because he was coming and everyone was happy about it.

Then when he did come everyone still talked about him. He is a popular person and with that said he has some morals of being that great guy who everyone can look up to. He is also polite and I thin he strives for that then he also puts his family first. For example he shows all of these in little things that people don’t really realize because they think it is someone else. He is a shy fellow when it comes to showing his true feelings.

All these values to him come in handy through out the book. When the piano comes I think he gave it to her because he was being nice. But nobody notices because it is something so extravagant that everyone is worrying about who gave it to her but no one is looking right under there noises. His values are very different then everyone else values in the book because they do what is best for them and he does what is best for everyone else. Like when he moved his Aunt to Richmond because she wanted to move there. He didn’t fight he did it out of love for her. With this view and his values people are finding it strange but also nice because he is caring for others beside himself.

The Hunger Games Perspectives

In the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has a lot of detail that is gruesome. When she explains the killing parts she goes into detail that is kind of disturbing. She adds so much detail that you could imagine it happening right in front of you. Here is an example from page 334:

The game makers made the finale so disgusting. They made mutant dogs that looked like the tributes that had already died in the games. The dogs had the same hair color and the same eyes as the tributes and were demanded to attack the remaining tributes. This is disturbing because the capitol has every power in the world to do what they want and I wouldn’t hold it pass them to use the tributes eyes for the dogs. Peeta asked that very same question and I have to agree with him because the capitol is trying to get a point across to the tributes that are left.

When she was explaining what the dogs were doing to the tributes it was very gruesome because of all the detail. She was explaining when Petta got bite by the dog and his leg is gushing blood all over but then the worst was when Cato got hit with the arrow and fell off the cornucopia right into the dogs. She mentioned every little moan he made and the sound of the dog’s teeth against his armor he was wearing. Then the dog’s dragged him to the cornucopia and still couldn’t kill him. But don’t worry she made sure you knew what was going on and how the dogs would bite his head and armor but he couldn’t do anything. She finally ends the gruesome moment when Katniss hits him in the head with one of her arrows.

The Lottery

In this reading there was a community of 300 hundred people who had a lottery about every year but this lottery isn’t the typical lottery. When he opened the story he had kids gather rocks and put them in a pile. I figured it was just like a ceremony to celebrate who go the lottery and then the kids where making it even for them to stand. Then when they gathered and had to stand with there families it only made it look more like they are celebrating as a family.

With this the Kant’s categorical imperative was tested with these people. The Kant’s categorical imperative is where you do a bad action but then you make a rule that everyone else would follow. So like this people know that hurting others is bad but they do it anyway because they got told that it’s okay. They have also been doing it for so long that they really don’t know anything else. With these people who have taken a slip of paper and then realized that what they are doing is wrong but don’t do anything about it. Like when they found out that the other communities aren’t doing the lottery anymore and they get mad because they aren’t doing it and they are supposed to.

My question is what the hell do they think when they are throwing rocks at people that they know haven’t done anything and yet they have to stand there and take it. To me it sounds like it is a whole bunch of brain washing and they do what they are told and that’s it.