Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mrs. Dalloway

The new form of writing presented in Mrs. Dalloway is known as the stream of consciousness.  The goal here is to provide the inner most thoughts of the character, something not done before.  I believe this new idea allowed for a whole other point of view and never before seen insight into characters within novels.  However, I have to wonder if the inner thoughts of any character can be taken seriously, without doubting the intended goal of the writer.  I think it is not ever truly possible to gauge the inner most private thoughts of any character in a story without having some sense of bias to overcome.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 9-15

This week, the works studied each had an interesting theme. Each one regards self evaluation. Mostly I thought poems were supposed to be romantic or artistic in a stereotypical sense. These works presented actual feelings and events, making the ability to identify with them much easier.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Queen Victoria

In class this week, we read and discussed many literary works centering around the Victorian time period. My initial understanding of this era was pretty basic. To my knowledge, the Victorian age was a period in history with beautiful furniture, portrait paintings, and king and queens. After reading the texts assigned, I began to acknowledge many other ideas and contributions made as a result of the time, including religious doubts, exquisite art, modern invention, and politics. Overall, the texts and class discussions were a great eye-opener for me on The Victorian Age.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New English class!!

Well hello :)

For my new english course, I have been instructed to "blog" regarding a topic found in one of the assigned readings each week. Here goes.

I believe "The Garden of Love" was my favorite of the poems given. The concept of religion is very much apart of every single aspect of our daily lives. Even those who claim to be agnostic (no religious beliefs whatsoever) are in fact affected by religious faith. Religion, much like anything involved in human existence, is not without faults. Human beings have a tendency to attempt to perfect what ever ideal or experience they develop. Being creatures of habit, there is always room for improvement, whatever we do. Sometimes though, even if we mean well, our efforts can lead to negative and devastating results. Even the most positive of intentions can often have the opposite effect on the overall agenda. "The Garden of Love" captured the this idea in a manner that was easy to understand and impossible not to agree with on some level.

I so much enjoy interpreting poems~

Bye for now.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Oh these boys..

I seriously cannot believe I am a mother to 2 boys. I mean I realize I should get used to the idea by now since Jack is 3 and Sam is 1, but it continues to blow me away. These two kids are quite possibly the most amazing children I've ever met. So amazing in fact, that I have decided to keep a running blog of their capers for anyone who wants to read about them. They are constantly doing and saying the most intelligent and entertaining things, that I feel compelled to type them on a regular basis. I do hope they will enjoy this small tribute to them at some point in the future. I love them dearly =)