Wednesday, March 20, 2013


My plan for my project is to make a facebook page, i really wanted to be more creative with this project but the time is pretty short. I think that making the Facebook page would work perfectly because the outline of Facebook would be able to show the information, it would be able to show pictures of him, i could add quotes and be able to write about him, i could show when he was born and what his background was like. I like being able to use Facebook because it doesnt have to be in an essay form, and it makes more sense to understand.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Applied Modernism F. 451

   Doing something you think is right, even though the rest of the world is doing it a different way, is modernism. Modernism is breaking the rules, taking chances, and trying new things. Fahrenheit 451 is definitely a Modernist novel. Montag breaks rules, takes chances, and does what he thinks is right, even though he would always do what he was supposed to do, he had a breakthrough and could finally see things clearly.
   Montag fought for what he thought was right, no matter how dangerous or how many people were against him, he did what he thought was right. He was finally figuring out who he was and he was going to keep searching until he truly knew what he was capable of and found out who he was. He was in a battle with himself, he knew what he was doing was against the rules, but he couldn't stop the feeling that even though he was breaking the rules, he felt better when he read. He was understanding more about himself.
   The style of this story is unlike any other time periods. Instead of things happening the way they should, or writing the way you're supposed to, modernism introduces a new style. Instead of having a happy story, with blue skies and happy people, Modernism has destruction, and catastrophes. Fahrenheit 451 is a perfect example of that because the whole town get blown up. Modernism has more of realistic stories, where not everything ends perfect, or how things get predicted to having spaceships in the future and being able to fly across town, instead it talks about how it isn't going to be great. How the world is actually going down hill, how things actually could happen.
   The character seems to be in a battle with himself. He doesn't understand everything, his mind is filled with what other people have just told him, there's no facts in his mind, just stuff. Which is more realistic. The character will finally figure out that he has to be able to accept who he is and understand what exactly is going through his mind and whats happening around him. Fahrenheit 451 is a perfect example of a modernist novel, rules are broken, the writing style is different, there's a lot more inner and outer battles with the characters. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Writing

5 years ago my writing was probably all about happy endings, fairy tales, and everything was good and happy. When you grow up you learn to understand that not everything is rainbows and butterflies, that there is fire all around us, and growing up makes you see it more clearly. It's kind of depressing to think about it but its true, you understand the real world, and it gives your writing more meaning than just some story that you thought of while you were coloring a picture of a froggy you say yesterday. Your writing becomes more interesting, more realistic and gives more interaction with the person who is reading your paper. My writing probably wasn't very good, still isn't the best, but i know i definitely have improved with it, my writing now reflects on my issues or problems or accomplishments in life, and it shows what kind of person i have grown to be.

Monday, February 25, 2013

My Modernist!(:

The Modernist I chose is George Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish dramatist, literary critic, a socialist spokesman, and a leading figure in the 20th century theater. Shaw was a freethinker, a supporter of women's rights and an advocate of equality of income. In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shaw accepted the honor but refused the money.
Im chose him because i find it interesting that he was a supporter of womens rights, and i love that he was a free thinker like me!