The Diary of Anne Frank- The End

I finished Anne Frank and I have to say I really like the ending, it gave me chills. I think that they always knew they would be discovered. Ever since the thief came to the factory. But they were hoping with all their might that they would be safe until the end of the war. Even thought I knew the end of the story I couldn’t hope that when I read the last pages that everything would be okay, and everyone would be safe. But I was dissapointed since the story didn’t have a happy ending, and i must admit that I did cry when they got taken away. I guess, when I read a book I form a bond with the charaters, that always has me hoping for the best for them even if, somtimes, I already know the end of thier story.

Since we are also learning about the holocaust in humanities i have been think about it alot, its even in my dreams! It really makes me think about what they went through and how young some of them were. I always knew what happened but now i finally realised what they really went through.

The Diary of Anne Frank- Mr Dussel

In Scene 3 Mr. Dussel moves into the annex with the two families, I think Mr. Frank is right to do this because is he is not taken in he will be sent to a conentration camp. But it also seem that he is slightly reluctent since they are already struggling to survive with the amount of food they currently have. Also Mr Dussel is quite a big pain becasue he is not a people person. He never gets along with anyone, and it seems that everyone is wishing him away.I think Mr. Dussel is not allergic to cats. I think that he is over exaggerataing and just wants something to blame everyone for, and shout about.

I think that Anne’s Diary is a good thing for her becasue she doesen’t have anyone to talk to about how she feels, if she is scared, or happy, or excited. She can confine in it as if it was a person.This is one thing that i remember most about the other copy of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. It was how she talked to it like a person, and at the beggining of each entry she would say, Dear Kitty. It was her best friend and it helped her get through the dificult time in the small Annex with so many people, being that she has such a loud and disruptive personality.

I am really worried about how the book with come to an end even though i know the end of the story, it still worries me. Alot.

The Diary of Anne Frank

This is not the first time that i have read “The Diary of Anne Frank “. I recived one from my mother for christmas, but this version is different. This is the play script and the copy I have is the published verison of her diary. I like both of the copies equally, for different reasons. I like the play script because it flashes back and forth to different time periods. I like the diary becasue it has all of her thoughts and her feelings and you can really relate to how she feels.

From what I have read about the characters i can make a few assumptions and conclusions. Mr. Frank is a very good man, he is honest and caring and will do anything to save and look after his family. Mrs. Frank is very loyal and loves her family very much, but is hurting inside because Anne loves her husband more than she loves her. Margot is a very smart girl, she is quite and conservative and will do what she is told. Mr Van Daan is a very greed man, he loves his family- but it seems that he loves food more. Mrs Van Daan is a sweet woman but doesent have alot of hope, she keeps saying that they will die as if she wants them to. Peter is a very smart boy, he does what hes told but he is also stubborn if he doesent like what he has to do. Anne is a very loud and happy girl, she doesent mean to cause trouble but it seems to find her anyway.

If I had to go into hiding the things i would take with me are my dog, a few sets of clothes for warm and cool weather, a photo album/ camera for memories, food, a weapon of sort for defence.

The End

How important is merry-making in society?

What do you think? Is merry-making important? How? When? Why?

I think merry-making is important because it brings everyone together. So you can make new friends and reunite with old friends too. I think everyone should do it because it is relaxing and makes you forget about all the stress in your life. You can have fun and make new friends at the same time. Merry-making has been a big part of history, they used to have people to make them laugh and have fun (court jests) like feste. Even though it is great to have fun I think its not appropriate all the time, there is time to have fun and times to be serious.

What do you know now, at the end of our unit, that you didn’t before?

I know, now, that there is alot more to shakespear than meets the eye. I realised that i really enjoy it and it shows you alot about the past and how they used to live.

Crazy Facts

In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb”.

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled “Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden”…and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Amateurs built the ark – Professionals built the Titanic

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:

Spades – King David

Hearts – Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds – Julius Caesar

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”?
A. One thousand

Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase “goodnight, sleep tight.”

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the human mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

 

Have a history teacher explain this —- If they can?

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839. Lee
Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their! three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named ‘Ford.’
Kennedy was shot in a car called a ‘Lincoln’ made by Ford.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials! And here’s the
kicker:

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

 

Tough questions

Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already,
three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis; would you recommend that she have an abortion?
Read the next question before scrolling down to the
answer of this one……..

Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:

Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He’s had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B: He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whisky every evening.

Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero. He’s a vegetarian, doesn’t smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn’t had any extramarital affairs.

Which of these candidates would be your choice? Decide first, no peeking, then scroll down for the answer.

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt

Candidate B is Winston Churchill

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler

And by the way: Answer to the abortion question …..if you said yes, you just killed Beethoven..

Pretty interesting isn’t it. Makes a person think, before judging someone.

Remember amateurs built the ark – Professionals built the Titanic.  

 

Twelfth Night- The Finale

I first thought twelfth night was going to be another shakespear play, dont get me wrong i love shakespear especially Midsummer Nights dream. But i first read it i was like “Ok it seems ok” it didnt really catch my attention. But i was so so so wrong. Twelfth night is a epic love story (you could say) but it is so orginal and un predictable.

If you were commissioned to design and direct a production of Twelfth Night, where would you set it? What would your Illyria look like? What would be your take on each character? What costumes, music, and special effects would you want?

If i directed twelfth night it would be set in a valley that has a opening to the ocean. It would be difficult to reach other than the sea port. Maybe like a valley in Nepal if it had a seaport. It would be far from civilisation. My Illirya would be old fashioned (because it was seculed from everyone else). It would have a cobbled streets, and Elizabethan type houses. People would ride horses, and there would be carrages, but most people would walk (unless they were the upper class).

For the characters Sir Toby should be fat a short sort of like santa claus with no beard, Sir Andrew should be stick skinny,bony and tall. They both should wear similar colors like burgendy and black. Olivia should be really pretty but a simple pretty like snow white or sleeping beauty. She should wear nice gowns but not the ones wiht the hoop skirts. Nice flowy gowns in the colors of light gold. They should have beads to make them look elegant. So it shows she is richer than others. Orsino should be average height and very manly. Strong but not stocky. He should act like he is very full of himself, he sould show it in his movements.Viola and Sebastien should be very similar they should be down to earth, and good hearted. Feste would be very arrogant always listening on other peoples conversations and very loud and free spirited. We would were bright colors like red, green, and yellow. But his clothes would be very worn out from all the mischef he gets up too.

How would you get each character off the stage in 5.1? Think about where they are going and how they feel. Do they stop and shake hands with other characters? Do they slink off or run off? This will be the last time the audience sees them. What impressions do you want to leave?

I think when Malvolio leaves he should stalk off trying to be dignified, but wants to be out of their presense as fast a possible. That would leave the couples and Feste on stage. I think feste should start singing and then the couples should walk up the steps to there castle. All the while Feste is singing. The couples should walk slowly and when they get to the top they turn around and are smiling all happy and chatting to each other. Then feste singings his last line and the curtain drops. I want to leave the impression of a happily ever after, for most of them anyway.

Antonio’s Speech

“But O how vile an idol proves this god!
Thou   hast, Sebastien, done good feature shame.
In nature there’s no blemish but the mind:
None can be called deformed but the unkind.
Virtue is beauty, but the beauteous-evil
Are empty trunks, o’er-flourished by the devil ”

(3.4.316-32)

Oh, How horrible this god is
You, Sebastien, Have made good looks shameful
Naturally, there is no mistake but in our minds
No one can be called bad people except the unkind
Being beautiful is great thing, but beauty is evil
Empty minds, over dressed by the devil

In his speech he is commenting on how Sebastien, who is actually Viola,betrayed him. He is saying that goodlooks can hide the evil and betral behind people and that it is evil dressed up by the devil. He is saying that good looks can be deceving, and not to trust anyone with good looks because they are the devil in disguise.  

Betrayal can really hurt especially when you think some one is your friend. Everyone has been betrayed sometime in their life. Betral is everywhere it is real and it is fake. It is used alot in plays and movie to make it interesting. In movie it is usually that a friend betrays a freind to get something or somewhere. Example, in Step Up 1 A guy betrays his best friend for his career, he said that he was a stepping stone. This resulted in him losing all his friends and respect.

 

Joking Around

  • Have you ever played a practical joke on someone, or been the victim of a practical joke? Write about your experience, making parallels between what happened to you and what’s happening to Malvolio.

I remember one time (in 7th grade camp) me and a whole bunch of girls wanted to play a joke on your friend. While we were at breakfast we planned it all. We decided that two of us would stay with her during breakfast and the rest of us would leave early to get ready. We all ran ahead and got prepared by the door. One of us stood guard out side to warn us when she came. When the guard whispered to us shes coming she also ran inside too. As soon as the victim stepped inside the door we pounced at her pants and dagged her.

If you were outside all you would have heard were screams and laughter. But too our amazement for some reason out vicitm stepped onto the balcony with her pants around her ankles. No one knows why but too make it even worse the boys were around the corner and saw her. She was a little upset but we laugh about it now.

  • Make a list of all the epithets that are used for characters in 2.5 (e.g. “rascally sheep-biter,” “overweening rogue”).

-rascally sheep-biter

-overweening rogue

-rogue

-brock

-fustian riddle

Love

  • Do you think there’s a difference in the way men love and the way women love? Explain.

I think there is a difference because women are not so afraid to express there feelings in front of people, they are sentimental and romantic. But it think that men think that they have to be tough and macho and they think it is ‘uncool’ to show your feelings. Men, i think, are not afraid to show there feelings when they are alone with their love, but when they are in public or around there friends they get embaressed. But it is not the same for all men. I think they are worried people are going to judge them and they are trying to protect them selves from others. But when they are with their love they come out of there protective shell. i think that

  • Do either Viola or Orsino express views similar to your own? Or do you have a position on this question different from both of these characters?

I think i have view opposite to Viola because that men and women love differently. She thinks that men are more upfront about there love and women are not i think it is the other way around, but women aren’t upfront about it they just aren’t afraid to show it.

  • Find a line in this scene that you like or that strikes you in some way and comment on it.

I like line “There is no woman’s sides can bide the beating so strong a passion as love doth give my heart; no womans heart so big, to hold so much  ” (2.4.89-91 ) because when he describes his love he doesn’t describe it from his point of veiw. He talks about the women he loves and how that he loves her so much “no woman’s sides can bide the beating so strong a passion”.