Thursday, April 27, 2017

AP 1991 Q3

Ecclesiastes 1:18, "For in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow." Knowledge is power and with power comes a variation of emotions. Ecclesiastes states it brings nothing but sorrow, but plenty can argue it brings nothing but joy. Knowledge does indeed, come with loads of happiness.

Solomon argues knowledge only only brings grief in the book of Ecclesiastes. However, the book of Proverbs states, "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and gains understanding." I agree that with more wisdom, you find more happiness. Just like when you're healthier, you become happier. Being wise is just being healthy in your mind. When you carry more knowledge, you feel more confident and ready to take on the world.

Some believe choosing to ignore facts will avoid and prevent despair. For example, Daisy, from The Great Gatsby, is not only playing a fool herself, but also hopes her daughter becomes a fool in the world. Being a fool is her way of coping and she believes it brings her happiness. unhappy people believe that the less you know, the less you can be wounded. People fear the hurtful truth.

Being knowledgeable brings many advantages. For example, you won't feel empty-headed in a room full of other people. You'll see things differently and make better decisions. You'll know well enough to make the same mistakes as other people. The more you know, the happier you'll be.

Friday, March 31, 2017

a step ahead of the hound

1. Montag goes to the Blacks house to drop off books like he and Faber had planned.
2. Faber describes the war as something that's just going to pass and it'll give an opportunity to bring back books.
3. Faber's tv is really small, the size of a postcard.
4. Montag's run was on tv when Montag was running. The whole city wanted to watch the police catch him.
5. Montag was running for the river when everyone looked outside their houses to get away.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

the chase is on

1. The hound attacks Montag because Montag is a "guilty" one and kills Beatty.
2. Montag defends himself by burning the hound with a flame thrower.
3. Montag realizes that Beatty wanted to die. He wouldn't have intentionally made Montag mad once he was already threatening him with a flamethrower if he didn't want to die.
4. Montag goes to Faber's house. He wants to see him alive one last time and thank him.
5. When Montag crosses the street he's almost ran over by a beetle which he thinks are the cops. Really, it was just a group of young kids messing around.

F451 questions

1. In the scene where Montag and Mildred are reading books together, Montag seems genuinely interested in what he's reading while Mildred sees it as just a waste of time and that they should just burn the books as soon as possible before they get in trouble.
2. The bombers flying gives the effect of tension and chaos. While problems are rising in Montag's personal life, there seems to be bigger problems in the outside world.
3. Professor Faber is a man Montag meets in the park one day. Faber is afraid to speak to him at first, but they later begin to talk about his job and Montag knows he knows about books since Faber was an English professor.
4. Montag gets irritated and angry with the commercial in the subway. He's trying to read the bible before he has to give it back but the announcement won't shutup and won't let him concentrate.
5. Faber makes an argument that books are alive. They're full of life and teach so so much.
6. The small green metal object is kind of like a chip that Montag can put in his ear and have Faber listen and speak to Montag through it.
7. The White Clown leads to believing that the programming in this society is pretty much a bunch of nonsense and somehow lures everyone's attention in.
8. Mrs. Phelps cries when Montag reads a poem because she is just then starting to realize she has feelings. So much pain and ignorance has made her build an emotional wall and when Montag reads the poem her shell starts to break and she gets really sensitive.
9. Montag's destination at the end of section 2 is his own house. Beatty either knew about his library all along or had learned about it when Montag's wife and friends rang the alarm.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gatsby chapter 8

-Gatsby and Nick talk about Daisy all night
-Nick and Jordan talk, Jordan is with another man
-Wilson thinks Gatsby had an affair and killed Myrtle on purpose, since the car that murdered her was Gatsby's
-Wilson kills Gatsby
-Wilson kills himself

Great Gatsby chapter 7

-Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, Nick, and Jordan all hang out
-Myrtle wants to move away with her husband
-Gatsby and Tom get into a fight, Gatsby tells Tom about him and Disy
-Myrtle gets ran over by a car and instantly dies
-Daisy killed Myrtle with Gatsby in the car by accident

Great Gatsby chapter 6

-Jay Gatsby- name given to Gatz by Dan Cody
-"on the surface"- Gatsby goes to Dan Cody when he's on a yacht
-Gatsby is a self-made man