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The Knight of The Burning Pestle

The Knight of The Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont is interesting because it is a combination of two different plays and one of them is shown according to the citizen’s demand. The story of the citizen and his wife within the play is trying to convey the message of people have a lot of choices in their life and they should be choosing what they really desire, or else they would end up being like the citizen and his wife. Although it satires me as an audience, I am more interested in recalling the play and see it from a different perspective. Further, I feel that same  when I read Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. I was so confused why a killer who kills Birdboot and Moon can be the real inspector Hound. But I found It out later, the Birdboot and Moon who are killed maybe just the characters on the stage, not in the real world. Hence, the killer can be the REAL INSPECTOR HOUND. One more thing to mention, I was in the play hence I cannot tell it.   C:

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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

MO Movie Measurement…huh?

Most of the time, the movie is like a minor, it represents daily life and shows what people desire to see and feel. It is interesting to find out that women are still in the same situation if compare to the 17th century from the MO Movie Measurement by Bachdel. There are many reasons that cause the result of the MO Movie Measurement. One of them is that conversation between the women seems less important since too many things need to be showed in a very short period. However, movie just represents part of the life. Women can still be friends with each other and their topic of their conversation is not just only talking about men, just like what Woolf says in A Room of One Own. So that, MO Movie Measurement just shows that what do audiences prefer to watch and what does a director prefer to film. It does not necessary mean that women are discriminated against and being ignored in today’s society.Image

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

colonization versus civilization

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Colonists believed they brought along the civilization to where they were colonized. They brought the locals art, literature, government and religion, just like ancient Roma did. However, to those locals, do they really need to be civilized? The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad described what had happened when Africa was colonized. Later, Jonathan Swift defined the problems that locals would meet when they were colonized and the solutions. A Far Cry from Africa, by Derek Walcott shows the results of colonization. The common in these works is the locals were usually described as gorillas. They were naïve and easy to be controlled. Irish women consumed England goods due to their vanity. Black people worked for white people to avoid being beat, while Mau Mau fought against British for the liberty. On the other hand, colonists said that they were heroes since they saved the locals from the evil and lead them to civilization. There is no right or wrong when it comes to the colonization of the local people. At least the locals learn simple things when they were colonized and the colonists got what they wanted. Nevertheless, it is still not fair since a lot of locals died from starving. They were beat when they did not meet the requirements, and they were always lost in the war since they did not have strong weapons compared to the colonists. In essence, people need to be civilized since it is part of the evolution of history, but it is unacceptable if the civilization was built on the colonization.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

A briefly summary to “The Flea”

“The Flea” by John Donne is portrayed as an amazing poem to me. This is because he uses a very unique and different insert to express his thoughts and desires.

“Me it sucked first, and now sucks thee,

And in this flea our blood mingled be;”

It shows that he wanted to have more with his lover. And then, he made a very romantic atmosphere to attract his lover. He said

“This flee is you and I, and this

Our marriage bed and marriage temple is;”

Although his lover rejected him by killing the flea, he still tried to convince his lover to have sex with him. He told his lover that although the flea meant a lot to them but she meant more to him in comparison with the flea.

This poem is interesting because of the unexpected ending of the poem. Men would learn from it and women would hesitate to see whether this poem works for them.

The reason that this poem was published after John’s passing is because he wanted to maintain his social power. His intention is to share it among his friends only. People feel that they are in power when their community has their own secrets.

 

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Response to “This Be The Verse” (Norton 2: 2716)

At the very beginning, this poem “This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin captured my attention. The first few sentences are

They fuck you up, your mum and dad

They might not mean to, but they do.

Although he tries to make it sound like a casual talk, it did give me a shock nonetheless. After that, he told me how my parents and I were born. According to the genetics, I have all the bad habits that my parents have and due to the mutation, I have more bad habits than my parents. In the end of the poem, he told me to

Get out as early as you can,

And don’t have any kids yourself.

As I was reading the poem, I kept wondering what’s wrong with him as I had done nothing wrong. He said that I have faults and the best solution is to end my life. He made me really furious and I had the urge to tear the paper. Later on, I read his another poem, High Window. I do not feel as bad as the first time that I read this poem since I catch up what he means. Larkin tries to suggest that life is just only a cycle,  we are doing the something every time. Also, it is similar to his High Window, men never satisfy with what we have. We use to admire our young generation, the freedom and the youth that they have. The best is always the one which we never achieve. So, in order to end this cycle, the best solution that Larkin suggests is not to have any kids. Although it is funny, it makes us to think further when we are reading, for instance, we have to feel graceful since our mothers give us this chance to be admired.Image

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Uncategorized