Thursday, March 19, 2009

Term II, Weeks 3+4

The work:

Within weeks 3-4 of the second term we have done a lot of work. We finished reading Death of a Salesman and we have memorized a few lines from the play and recited them in class with a partner (MM). We had an acting competition and my partner and I came home with the gold! (MG). We had the chance to then watch the scene played by Dustin Hoffman and John Malcovich (DP). To finish Death of a Salesman we wrote a paper analyzing the themes of the play (EO). We then began the novel The Namesake and discussed the beginning of the novel with the history of Gogol (CS).

The workers:
Kevin: They are waiting for what the name will be. (CS)
Dan: Willy and Biff were very physical in the final scene of the movie. (BG)
Pat: The kiss is a betrayal scene. (JG)
Martin: The Namesake is better than Huck Finn. (JG)
Julio: Education serves as an obstacle for Gogol. (ME)
Matthew: Willy is just as loyal to people as people are to him. (JG)
Manny: In hte video Willy showed a lot of emotion. (ND)
Anthony: Biff likes to take things and is disloyal to himself. (EO)
Andrew: They go south, into Manhattan. (KW)

Words to live by:
"Do yourself a favor. Before it's too late, without thinking too much about it first...see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late." ~Ghosh, The Namesake

"Be liked and you will never want." ~Arthur Miller