Friday, March 31, 2017

THE CHASE IS ON

1. The Hound attacked Montag because he killed Beatty. Montag also secretly kept books in his house, and he was becoming different.

2. Montag defended himself by using a flamethrower. He used the flamethrower to kill Beatty and the Mechanical Hound.

3. Montag realized that Beatty wanted to die. Beatty was literally asking Montag to pull the trigger.

4. Montag went to a gas station to wash his face and hands. Afterward, he starts heading towards Faber's house.

5. When Montag crossed the street. he was almost hit by a car. He thought it was a police car, but it ended up being a car full of kids.

Monday, March 27, 2017

F451 Questions

1. In the scene where Mildred and Montag read books together, Montag is more accepting to reading the books than Mildred. Montag tries to understand what is in the books while Mildred just complains the whole time.

2. The bombers help show the characters emotions during a scene. They help depict whether a character is furious, scared, out depressed.

3. Professor Faber is an English professor who was still alive when books were around. He stands by as books and intellectual life decline. Faber later explains what books mean to him, and he helps Montag with his plans.

4. Montag’s reaction to the commercial on the subway is a turning point in his life. How does he react and why?

5. Professor Faber argues that there are three things necessary for books: quality, leisure, and ability to apply information from books. He then explains that the only importance of books is what is written on them.


6. What is the “small green metal object”?
7. What does the White Clown show lead you to believe about television programming in this society?
8. Why does Mrs. Phelps cry when Montag reads “Dover Beach”?
9. What is Montag’s destination at the end of section II? Why?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

HIGHER EDUCATION WEEK

     The college fair was amazing. Even though UC San Diego wasn't there, I was still able to learn more about other colleges and universities. The presenters for each school were passionate about their own schools which made the experience better. Since I always focused on my dream school, I never gave other colleges a second look, but I was wrong to do that because colleges and universities like Westmont College and UC Irvine actually piqued my interest. They gave me really great information on their majors and tuition while being extremely passionate about their schools, so I became engulfed in their presentations. I actually got really interested at a UCSB table about geology because the presenter looked like she really loved what she was doing. One day, I hope I'll be able to talk for hours about my major and career like her. In the end, I left the college fair with a lot going on in my head, but I was glad that I took the time to look at other colleges and universities.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WHAT I SEE IN LITERATURE

"And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,"

These lines in the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot help show the theme which is knowing the value of oneself. Throughout the poem, we get a depressing vibe from the author because he makes himself sound so insignificant. He doesn't think highly of himself, and every line talks about how even though his life goes on, he hasn't done anything with it. The author has basically hit rock bottom, and he's describing his experience with it. Because he thinks of himslef as a failure, the whole poem is really depressing and miserable.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

GATSBY TEST CHAPTERS 1-4

Chapter 1

  1. What does Daisy say that she wants her daughter to grow up to become?
  2. What advice does Nick's father give Nick at the beginning of the book?
Chapter 2
  1. How does Tom react when Myrtle repeatedly says Daisy's name?
  2. Judging from Tom's actions, is Tom happy with his life?
Chapter 3
  1. Who does Nick unexpectedly meet at Gatsby's party?
  2. How does Nick describe Jordan and himself at the end of the chapter?
Chapter 4
  1. What is the connection between Gatsby and Daisy's past?
  2. What do Nick and Gatsby talk about in the car ride? Be specific.

GATSBY NOTES 4


  • Why does F. Scott Fitzgerald list and describe the numerous people that have been to Gatsby's house?
    • Is it to show Nick's keenness and observation skills?
    • Or is it to show that no matter how many people Gatsby invites over, it will never fill the real isolation he feels?
  • Gatsby reveals his past to Nick.
    • All of Gatsby's family died, and he inherited the family fortune.
  • It is revealed to us that Gatsby is in love with Daisy.
    • Jordan tells Nick the story of Gatsby and Daisy as well as Gatsby's true intentions.
  • Nick and Gatsby meet Tom Buchanan at the restaurant, but Gatsby disappears when Nick tries to introduce him.
    • I believe this is because Gatsby knows that Tom is married to Daisy.