Monthly Archives: May 2011

Blog #42: Thoughts for Final Paper

At this point, I have a rough draft for my final paper. I am writing about the issues of identity in a Postcolonial nation, using Omeros and Ceremony as the two novels I will analyze. I am going to start … Continue reading

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Blog #41: Amor Y Cohetes- Tourism

“Locker Room” “For the tourists of the Lower Side, a chance to gain great cultural insight – for the natives, a chance to survive” (G. Hernandez 112). This short comic strip begins with a mother standing with her two children. … Continue reading

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Blog #40: Amor Y Cohetes- “Bem”

I was able to connect the characters in the comic “Bem” with a few things that could connect to this class. In the story, the monster has the power to take over the land. The monster has apparently been “conditioned … Continue reading

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Blog #39: Ceremony- The Land and the Stolen

They see no life / When they look / they see only objects. / The world is a dead thing for them [ . . . ]” (Silko 125) “He wanted to scream at Indians like Harley and Helen Jean … Continue reading

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Blog #38: Ceremony- Healing Narrative

“His sickness was only part of something larger, and his cure would be found only in something great and inclusive of everything” (Silko 116). Throughout the novel Tayo is trying to heal from his sickness. Just as Omeros was a … Continue reading

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Blog #37: Ceremony- Racism

“There he is. He thinks he’s something all right. Because he’s part white. Don’t you, half breed?” (Silko 52). “He knew Emo meant what he said; Emo had hated him since the time they had been in grade school together, … Continue reading

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Blog #36: Free Write- Graduate School

I have always thought that I would go to graduate school. I never really thought of NOT going. As a NYC teacher I would be required to get my masters after five years of teaching anyway so I always just … Continue reading

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Blog #35: Free Write- Plans for the Future

Like I said before, I know that I am not graduating this semester but I have been thinking a lot about my future with an English degree. I will be in school for another year. The first half of the … Continue reading

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Blog #34: Reflection- Completing An English Major

Even though I am not graduating this semester (I still have to take Secondary Education classes) I have completed all of the classes required as an English major. When I first realized this, I was actually a little sad. Since … Continue reading

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Blog #33: In-Class Reflection- Writing

One of the most important things I have learned about writing is to cite your sources. Plagiarism can be tricky and you can plagiarize without doing so purposely. I’ve learned how to correctly cite my sources and that the Purdue … Continue reading

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