Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Feste or The Fool Charatcer Analysis

Joie Jernigan
Miss. Sweezey
PAP English II
Feste or The Fool
                Feste or as he is labbled in the character the Fool is anything but. He is very witty and smart man as were most “Fools” from this time period. Fools from this time period were generally the smarter people. The reason they were called fools is because they generally made fools of them selves even, they were also the smarter people because they knew how to make jokes but also to just be there for a serious entertainment. The fool tried to do this for Olivia in Act 1 Scene 5. “Two faults, madonna, that drink and good counsel will amend. For give the fry fool drink, then the fool is not dry. Bid the dishonest men mend himself. If he cannot, let the botcher mend him. Anything that is mended is but patched. Virtue that transgresses is but patched with sin, and sin amends is but patched with virtue”(Shakespeare 34). Feste is a minor character but can has so many different roles as he is to cheer up Orsino that he cannot have Olivia and to cheer up Olivia when she cannot have ‘Cesario’. “Come away, come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid. Fly away, fly away, breath; I am slain by a fair cruel maid. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, O, prepare it! My part of death, no one so true did share it. Not a flower, not a flower sweet, On my black coffin let there be strown. Not a friend, not a friend greet My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown. A thousand thousand sighs to save, Lay me, O, where Sad true lover never find my grave, To weep there!” (Shakerspear 90).  In this song Feste is singing about love and not being able to be loved back and ‘dying’ of heartache. He also enjoys his job. “No pains, sir. I take pleasure in singing, sir”(Shakespeare 92).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

If I Die Young Lyrical analysis

     The analysis if "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry. The entire song in itself is a metaphor. A young woman believes that people only really get noticed once they are dead. This song talks about what she and the people around would go through if she were to, in quoting the song, die young.
    The song uses Metonymy to talk about the girls funeral. "Send me away to the words of a love song", it means that the words spoken as she is buried are filled with love and longing. This line is repeated several times. Another line that is repeated a lot is, "the sharp knife of a short life". This is a metaphor because it is saying that a life cut short is always the most painful. Another metaphor in the song is "I'll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom". She is talking to God saying that she will be in heaven where everything is perfect. A paradox that is included is "what I never did is done" she is saying that what she never got never will be.
         "A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell 'em for a dollar 
                                            They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
                                             And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singin'
                                             Funny when you're dead how people start listenin' "
This whole stanza is the whole songs purpose, this is why she is talking about dieing young, so she can get noticed and people will listen to her and not just brush her away, because you never know how much time you have.
      This song is perfectly balanced in its music. If it were any faster and it would ruin the message of don;t underestimate life. If it were to be any slower it would make the song to sad and depressing. It is also very good to music in general because when you just read it, it sounds like a suicide note and that was note the goal of this song.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Diary For the French Revolution

Dear Diary,
   The rebellion is getting worse! I do not know what to do. My parents say to stay out of the fight and let things take its course, that the King and his men will come out victorious, like they should. I am not so sure. There are less and less people who support the Monarchy everyday, more people are going against the King. Even my cousins are rebelling. I do not know who to believe. I know that if I was to join the rebellion and we lost, I would surly be put to death, but if I join and we win, then we are free from the rule of a King who only wants more money and power.
   I would surly would not be an active fighter for I have seen things that give me nightmares for weeks. Neither side cares about who is in the cross fire of the fighting. My best friend, Ella, was shot and killed less than three days ago, and I miss her terribly. No one knows who shot her, it was absolute chaos. I do believe that for the time being I will not give my support for either side, I wish to live for me and for the life Ella.
    For ever yours

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Heroes journey modern and old: revised

       There are many differences and similarities between modern and ancient heroes. Modern heroes are different because of the way in which society has changed. Ancient and modern heroes are similar, because they are based on archetypes. These archetypes gives an author guidelines and specifications to use when writing, but most authors don't need to use them because it is natural to write a hero that way. It is natural to write heroes with these archetypes because we have grown up hearing and seeing the archetypes, without realizing.
      The very large difference between ancient and modern heroes are the characteristics of the heroes themselves. While the old myths valued men who were strong, and came from a better upbringing than most. While modern heroes are mainly still men, there are examples of women being the hero, such as the Black Widow or Wonder Woman. Also, with the modern heroes, it does not matter who or where they are from. Anyone, with the right opportunities, can be a hero. An example is Captain America, he was from a lower class and was as skinny as a stick, but with the help of the super serum, a experimental serum created to turn men into super soldiers, became almost invincible, he survived 70 years of being frozen in ice.
    Also the types of journeys that the hero goes on are different today. I  Odysseus' story, he had with gods, where as in modern stories, heroes have to deal with aliens who think they are gods. For example, Stargate SG-1, where there is a race of little grey aliens who call themselves Asgardians, and like to meddle with peoples lives. For instance the main character gets kidnapped by the Asgardians and cloned and sent back as the clone.    
     Some similarities are because of the archetypes themselves. Such as the trickster or villain, or the Holy Grail. For example, in the Avengers, Loki is the trickster and the villain, and the Holy Grail is the Terasect. Another similarity is when a hero tries to save a certain area or people. In The Odyssey, Odysseus wanted to keep his family safe and return to them, while in Harry Potter, Potter just wanted to save the Wizarding Community. 

Hero analysis

       Homer portrays Odysseus as a very strong and confidant man. Odysseus also has his faults, such as over confidence at times. He follows the heroes journey just not in the same way we think of today.
       An example from the poem that helps give an understanding to how strong and confidant Odysseus is when he is trying to get away from Calypso he shows he is till loyal to his wife and kingdom. On the journey off the island he is also forced to swim for days with no rest and only very little help.
        An example of his over confidence is when he is a guest on Phaeacia Odysseus is challenged to a competition and he believes he will win against men that are half his age and are in better shape then he is. When Odysseus goes against Polyphemus he is very overconfident and taunts the cyclops.
     The Heroes journey in The Odyssey follows the same path mostly except when Odysseus is on Phaeacia and is telling his story. This doesn't completely follow it because it goes through his trials before this story even started.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


          The differences and similarities between the modern and ancient heroes are about the same. Modern heroes are different because of the way society has changed. Ancient and Modern heroes were similar because of the archetypes that are hard to change.
          The differences between the two are many. A very large distance between ancient and modern heroes is the characteristics of the heroes themselves. The old myths used to liked Men that are strong and come from a nicer upbringing than most. While modern heroes are mostly still Men there are examples of Women being the Hero, such as The Black Widow or Wonder Woman. Also the modern heroes, it doesn't matter who or where their from, anyone, with the right chances, could be a hero. Look at Captain America, he was from a lower class and was as skinny as a stick,  but with the help of the super serum became a super solider. Or maybe Bruce Banner/Hulk, he was a scientist and had an experiment go wrong.
         Also, the types of journey that the heroes go on are different. Such as in Odysseus' stories he had to deal with Gods, in modern times we deal with Aliens who think they are Gods. An example would be From Stargate SG-1, there is a race of little grey aliens who call themselves Asgardians, and like to meddle.
        Some similarities would be the archetypes themselves. Such as the trickster/villain, or the Holy Grail. An example would be in Avengers Loki is the trickster/villain, and the Holy Grail would be the Terasect. Another similarity would be trying to save a certain area or people. Such as in the Odyssey, Odysseus wanted to keep his family safe and return to them, while in Harry Potter it was just the Wizarding world.   

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Penelope- Writing Wed. 9/19/12

      18 Year. It has been 18 years since I last saw my husband. Odysseus was called to Troy to fight in the great war. The war has been over for 8 years. That much I know for sure. I don't know if he my husband is still or live or if died in battle.
     Telemachus, my son by Odysseus. He never knew his father except from stories. Telemachus now is leaving to search for his father and bring him and his men home. I have not yet lost hope that Odysseus is still alive, and trying to find a way home. That is why I never picked a suitor.
      My son and husband, both are gone. Let the Gods protect and watch over them. I know they will go through many trials and hardships. I hope that they do not give into grief or rage or hopelessness. Let them live to see and rule Ithaca again. Oh Zeus! Protect Them! Protect them...