• ereyes89 wrote a new post, Exit, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 8 months ago

    I was lucky to get into this course in the first place. For some reason I was left with no classes at all on the first day of the semester. I came in to speak with a couple of professors was lucky enough to get into Eng255. I was kind of turned off to the […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Quiet Insanity, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 9 months ago

    I think both the theme of silence and of madness are very relevant in this section, and even connected. In this section Maxine is now in American attending an American school, and trying to adapt to the very different American culture. At one point, a delivery boy from the pharmacy accidentally delivers the wrong medicine […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Bad to Worse, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 9 months ago

    The transformation that Maxine’s mother under goes is very evident. “Brave Orchid” has abandoned the traditional roles of the Chinese woman and is attending medical school. She thinks of herself as being very independent although it is her husbands money that is paying for her schooling. Upon her return to the village there is a […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, "Girl Power", on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 9 months ago

    The Chinese culture is a culture that strongly favors males in many ways. This is very relevant to Kingston, and she is not a huge fan of certain aspects of the culture. Kingston is against many of the cultural practices and norms that put women in a very limited role and looked down upon. These […]

  • I completely agree Peter.

  • Before beginning the book I was very interested in its contents because Obama’s past seems to be somewhat of a mystery to me. I thought it was pretty smooth flowing book, but in a extremely different way then that of Diaz. Although it was easy to read I cannot say I enjoyed it, I actually […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, So True, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 9 months ago

    I couldn’t decide on 1 favorite story in Drown. Personally being of a Dominican decent I deeply appreciated the authenticity of the stories. I even kind of linked some of my own experiences and even family member to details from the story. My mother was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to the U.S. […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Finally!…Drown, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 10 months ago

    FINALLY, this book seems so fresh and easy to read in comparison with our last reading. Diaz writes in a bold, blunt style which gives his story a very readable feel to them. His style’s honesty gave his readings a feel similar to watching a movie. The only difficulty I found in reading Diaz was […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, 4/8/1928, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 10 months ago

    The ending to the story seemed somewhat inconclusive to me. I’m not sure about what exactly happened. I felt as if the story might have been more complete if Caddy had returned and the family reunited. Benjys story also seemed very incomplete. I didn’t expect Ms. Quentin to take her money back, but it was […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, 4/6/1928, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 10 months ago

    We finally find out how Quentin killed himself. It is brought up almost in a comical sense. We are also introduced to how Jason perceives time. I personally am not a fan of Jason’s character. He steals money from Quentin, but the part that bothered me most was when he burns the tickets to the […]

  • Quentin seems to be a very disturbed person. The line, “if it had been cloudy” made no sense to me until the proceeding pages. Quentin seems to be a dark, somewhat depressed character. Any time it appears to be a nice day he seems to be unhappy, and when things aren’t going well Quentin seems […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Faulkner, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 10 months ago

    This book was an extremely difficult read for me. I used several outside sources to help me understand the book, but it didn’t help too much. I also wasn’t too sure of what tense the book was written, some events seemed to be in past tense and some in present but it wasn’t clear to […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Persepolis, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 10 months ago

    Having read this book a couple of semesters ago I found it very nice to read it a second time, but with some understanding and information about what was going on with the Islamic revolution. Even while reading Persepolis a second time, knowing how good of a story it is, I couldn’t help the feeling […]

  • Hemingway’s style of writing was a little easier to follow then the previous readings. I found his writing style very simplistic in language and he also used short direct paragraphs. Something about his writing kind of covered up the identities of the characters and it seemed as if there was a deeper meaning behind his […]

  • I can’t honestly say the class discussion and the second reading helped me understand The Waste Land much better. I’ve read it twice, had the class discussion, and read the spark notes on The Waste Land and am still confused about what Eliot is really trying to speak about. Having to read poems like this […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, The Love Song, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 11 months ago

    I’m not 100% sure but i think The Love Song is essentially Prufrock speaking to/asking the reading if his feelings of lust for many women acceptable. There is a line asking “is it worth it after all”, I think Prufrock is not only asking if the slight satisfaction from having several partners worth not having […]

  • After finishing my 1st reading of The Waste Land, I feel as if I have never even looked at it. The story mad absolutely no sense to me at all. I found it extremely frustrating and difficult to get through the entire story after realizing I had no idea what Eliot was speaking about. I […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Adams curse, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 11 months ago

    When I first saw the title of the poem, I jumped to the conclusion that it was a poem about the story of Adam and Eve from the bible. People who have studied Christianity have made the reference that mans (Adam) curse is woman (Eve). My first reading didn’t leave me with a good understanding […]

  • ereyes89 wrote a new post, Kurtz, on the site E.Reyes 9 years, 11 months ago

    The character of Kurtz is mysterious because even before he was introduced in the book he is spoken about by both Europeans and Africans. As the story progressed the character of Kurtz began to seem almost mythical because everyone knew about him but not many had seen him. The Europeans view Kurtz as a failure […]

  • Reading Achebe’s essay opened my eyes to what not seems to be blatant racism in the Heart of Darkness that I originally didn’t pick up on. I believe Achebe has all the right to feel offended by the book, and the way it is praised in the world of literature. The story refers to the […]

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