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  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 16, on the site summer 6 years, 4 months ago

    I am very proud of my nonfiction prose class. English 211W. This class was taught by Professor Bobe. For an assignment, I wrote about meeting my mother at the age of 11. This was a very difficult time for me. I had no clue who this woman was and then she was suddenly in my […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 15, on the site summer 6 years, 4 months ago

    Free Writing on 6/22 I cannot wait for my summer vacation to begin. Yes, I like this class but I would rather be at the beach. Yes, the beach would be so nice right now. The cool water on my skin, making me forget about the cruel sun. Ahhh I can feel it now. No, […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 14, on the site summer 6 years, 4 months ago

    I rememeber how pissed I was when he almost hit me. I was so uspet because I was following all the rules on how to cross the street. You wait for the walk sign and then you poceed to walk across the street. I did all of those things. How can you really mess that […]

  • sthomas104 commented on the blog post Bibliography 6 years, 4 months ago

    Zimic, Stainislav. “Don Quixote: Some Observations on the Creation and Evolution of Its Protagonist and on Its Novelistic Structures.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies Vol. 88. Issue 1 (2011): 25-43. Texas.
    This article is about Don Quixote’s character.I will focus on “flat and round charatcers” to tie my points in.

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 13, on the site summer 6 years, 4 months ago

    Why is Narratolgy useful? When I first entered this class I never  heard of narratolgy. It doesn’t even sound like a real word. But once I was introduced to Jahn it seemed as if stories just seemed to make more sense.  Every story that you have ever read, follows some form of narratolgy. I find that fascinating.  […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 12, on the site summer 6 years, 4 months ago

    Final thoughts on Omaha Bigelow. Igave this book 4/5  stars. I really enjoyed this book for the most part. I think the humor, the characters, and the location of the book kept my interest.  I love NY, so I am glad that it was based there. I loved the story line between Omaha and Marquita. I liked the […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 11, on the site summer 6 years, 4 months ago

    Final thoughts on Don Quixote This was an OK book. I had never read a book where the main character was so crazy. At the beginning of the story I felt that the story was pretty fun. I mean being in an English class and reading a book about someone who is crazy about books was a very interesting […]

  • sthomas104 commented on the blog post Response 2 6 years, 5 months ago

    Other Half of the Work Cited for Manfred!!!!!

    Prose: A Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres. Cologne: U of Cologne Press, 2002.

  • sthomas104 commented on the blog post Blog 10 6 years, 5 months ago

    I am not in love with this book at all. I really like the concept. A guy that is so engrossed in books that he cannot differentiate between reality and imagination. Sounds interesting right? Well the book start’s off strong but went downhill from there. Don Quixote is a great protagonist. He is funny and […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 10, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

  • sthomas104 commented on the blog post Blog 9 6 years, 5 months ago

    In class we discussed flat and round characters again. In “Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative,” Manfred Jahn explains that a flat character is one that “does not develop in the course of the action and can often be reduced to a type or even a caricature” (N7.7). A round character, on the […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 9, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 8, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

    “But this doesn’t matter much, as far as our story’s concerned, provided that the narrator doesn’t stray one from the truth.” (Cervantes 25) This quotation sheds light on the novel Don Quixote by Cervantes. The reader is confused as to whether we have a reliable or unreliable narrator when we read the text. Who should we trust? The narrator […]

  • “Can you believe that shit. I was crying my eyes out. But I don’t know why. I think I was just so freakin mad. The guy just jumped the curb and almost killed me. It would have been the last time you saw me.” “Ma’am please calm down and help me fill out this police report. You […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 6, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

    On June 13, we continued our discussion on Don Quixote by Cervantes. We took a closer look at this quote: ” The idea that this whole fabric of famous fabrications was so real established itself in his mind that no history in the world was truer forhim.” (27) When closely examining this quote, the reader can […]

  • The day started out like any other day. I was on my morning bus (Q112) that takes me to Jamaica Avenue. I usually get off at Suphtin Blvd and then transfer to the the Q44 that takes me to Queens College. Anyway, I got off at Sutphin and was waiting to cross the street. I […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 4, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

    One of my favorite books of all time is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. The book is split into four seasons and a prelude. The first section of each book is narrated by Claudia who is retelling events from a tumultuous year. She is nine years old. The setting is Lorain, Ohio and the […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 3, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

    For the most part, I liked the short story “She Lived in a Story” by Guillermo Samperio. This was a my first time reading an “experimental text” so I did not know what to expect. Samperio creates another world for the reader and demands the reader to pay attention to follow the story. The story […]

  • sthomas104 wrote a new post, Blog 2, on the site summer 6 years, 5 months ago

    In the short story, “She Lived in a Story” by Guillermo Samperio, the reader is introduced to Ofelia. Ofelia is a character that is stuck in an imaginary world created by Segovia. Ofelia says: “I write that he writes a story that I live in.” (Samperio 60) This quote proves that Ofelia is aware that […]

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