Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Blog Extra Credit

Choose one of the following assignments for extra credit (20 points)

1) Choose an ending to any of the novels/plays we have read this year. Rewrite the ending. Don't just provide a summary, but actually WRITE a new or additional ending. Try to mimc the author's voice.

2) Think of a situation in which a long-held fear or anxiety that you have comes true (this should be a situation which could, but has not yet happened). Now, using the third-person mode of narration, write a scene describing a fictional version of yourself dealing with the situation.

3) Write a dialogue between two characters where each character has a secret. Imply the secret, but do not tell the secret outright. This scene should have exposition, climax, and a resolution. Ex. Husband has lost his job, the wife has been having an affair.

4) Choose one of the following characters: Holden Caulfield, Sydney Carton, Gene Forrester, Bottom, or Antigone. Write song lyrics that best express their character. You may wish to put the lyrics to a familiar tune. Instead of Billy Idol's "Mony Mony", you could write Holden's "Phony Phony".


HOW LONG? (200-300 words)

Due June 12th.

HAVE FUN!!!!

29 comments:

sandy j 2 said...

4. Sydney Carton

I'm a drunk who does nothing with his life
I want a pretty girl for a wife
I'm pretty pathetic as you can see
Alcohol is the only thing that makes me happy
I have a friend who criticizes me all the time
It's probably because he thinks I'm a big slime
I'm the doppelganger of a perfect guy
He doesn't want to interact with me, but i still try


I'm just a drunk, A big old drunk
And i'm so jealous of a big old hunk
I'm just a drunk,a big old drunk
I'm sad, so now listen to my funk (repeat 2x)


I look myself in the mirror, i feel disgusted
I tried to talk to Lucie, but i got busted
I don't know if i'm a hero or a coward
I can't figure it out, that's why i'm moving forward
I think i'm Jesus, but I'm not
because Jesus would have stayed and fought



I'm just a drunk, A big old drunk
And i'm so jealous of a big old hunk
I'm just a drunk,a big old drunk
And i forgot to mentin, I'm also a punk

nashally t 2 said...

3) Write a dialogue between two characters where each character has a secret. Imply the secret, but do not tell the secret outright. This scene should have exposition, climax, and a resolution. Ex. Husband has lost his job, the wife has been having an affair.


Wife: Honey, where were you last night. Did you work late again?

Husband: Oh, yeah sweetie…I did.

Wife: Oh well next time call because I had dinner all ready for you.

Husband: Sorry babe, but did you get the hair products I asked for?

Wife: Oh..yeah I did. Why did you need them again?

Husband: A coworker..at work..wanted to know so I told him I’d ask you.

Wife: Umm..okay. Well yeah they’re in the bathroom.

( next morning the wife finds her underwear….in his brief case. )

Husband: Oh..I must have picked it up by mistake. I didn’t even notice.

Wife: Sweetie, you’ve been acting a little bit different lately. Is there anything you need us to talk about?

Husband: What you mean acting differently?

Wife: Well like yesterday, I saw you putting my heels back in my closet. And the other day I saw you taking of my costume wig.

Husband: Oh its nothing, listen I’m kind of late for work. I’ll see you tonight I may run late.

Wife: James but-

Husband: Bye sweetie!

( he leaves to work. )
( wife waits up till 1 am; James walks through the door. )

Wife: Its 1 o’clock in the morning. Where have you been? And don’t you DARE say you were working late because I called the office and they said you left at 11.

Husband: Um..a couple of the guys wanted to grab a drink after. No big deal it-
Wife: NO BIG DEAL? Was there no phone around! I was worried sick wondering what could have happened.

Husband: I’m sorry, I know I should have called. I’m so sorry. It wont happen again.

Wife: Ugh. Okay. Goodnight.

Husband: Honey, do you have that delicious watermelon lipgloss? I love the taste.

Wife: Yeah James. It’s in my purse. I swear, sometimes I’d think you was gay or something.

Husband: Ha….ha. Yeah….right. Goodnight sweetie.

Jeniffer M 2 said...

4.
Dreams by The Cranberries
Bottom

Oh my life is changing everyday
Every possible way
Though my dreams, it’s never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems

I've never felt like this before
And now I'm feelin' closer to the floor
And people still stare at me

Then I open up and see
The donkey fumbling here is me
A different way to be

I don't know, impossible to know
Impossible to know
They ask you, is he a donkey is it true
Is he a donkey, is it true?

Titania, you must love me
Because you keep caressing me.
You must have lost your mind

People keep staring, am I blind.
I am quite lovely, filled with pride.
I'm everything to me

Oh my life is changing everyday
Every possible way
Though my dreams, it’s never quite as it seems
’cause I'm a dream to me
Dream to me

Jeniffer M 2 said...

3)

It was getting late. The minutes seemed to drop away like water dripping from a faucet. She, uncomfortably, lay in bed, pillow between her legs, arms tangled about her body, and tears dancing in her eyes. She had no reason to feel this way, whatsoever. He was a kind, young man, who had her best interests at heart. He felt strongly for her and wouldn't do anything to upset her. Even then, she was worried. She turned and turned on her bed, as though she was in an invisible dryer. Other women worried her. Women who were seductive and seemed more comfortable with themselves. Her hand shaked as she thought of a tigress, leaping into his bedroom, through the window, clawing viciously at her lover, a pain that would be enjoyable to an extent, until the blood was finally drawn. He would finally realize that this betrayal was not worth it, but he'd realize too late. She invisioned the scene, hoping that although he was a man, he would have some sense of respect and be faithful to her, as all the others seemed to have failed to do. The moonlight shone through her blinds and she peeked through them, staring painfully at it. She wished on the moon, that this was the one, that he would be the truth and he would be what she's been wanting. She lay back down, stretched out across the bed, and fell asleep, hands crossed over her abdomen, eyes closed, and soul opened for hope.

Ashley N. 4 said...

Holland, 1945- Neutral Milk Hotel
Holden Caufield

Intro:
Two, one two three four.

Verse 1:
The only girl I’ve ever loved
Was born right by my side
But then I left her one night
One evening in 1945
With just my sister by my side
And only weeks before I run
I came and left everyone
I want to be the catcher in the rye
Catching kids before they die
On empty rings around the sun
All sing to say my dream has come

Chorus:
But now we must pick up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves
At least enough to carry on

Verse 2:
And now we ride the carousel wheel
With my sister wrapped in white
Says it was good to be alive
But she’ll grow up to be a dame
And won’t be coming back again
The Earth looks better from a star
That’s right above from New York
I didn’t mean to make you cry
With sparks that ring and bullets fly
On empty rings around your heart
The world just screams and falls apart

Chorus

Verse 3:
And here’s where your brother sleeps
Here is the room where I shared a dorm
Indentions in the sheets
Where their bodies once moved, but don’t move anymore
And it’s so sad to see the phonies agree
That they’d rather see their faces fill with flies
When all I want is to be the catcher in the rye.

Ashley N. 4 said...

Caulfield*

Mr. Walsh said...

Non-existent bonus points for Neutral Milk Hotel song lyrics. I prefer King of Carrot Flowers, which I would have rewritten as the King of Carrousels by Holden Caulfield.

Trang T 2 said...

Fifteen years back in Devon
I thought I was the best among my friends,
I thought no one could ever be as good as me.
It was all delusional and childish thoughts.
Devon with Finny’s presence,
Peaceful and carefree.
The world around us rotates beautifully and endlessly.

Super Summer Suicide Society
Where we challenge each other
Jumping off the tree without anxiety.
So much fun and so much pain
The memory I love and hate
My innocence taken away by
Just simple and childish jealousy.

Sunrise on the beach and it rises in me,
Hoping he he’s feeling better after what
I have done to him.
The secret behind revealed at last.
We together ignore “them” whatever
Seperates us apart.
Hoping he would forget and forgive,
And yes, he does it. He does it in peace.

Super Summer Suicide Society
Where we challenge each other
Jumping off the tree without anxiety
So much fun and so much pain
The memory I love and hate
My innocence taken away by
Just simple and childish jealousy.

Consuelo T 2 said...

Bad Reputation By Joan Jett

don’t give a damn bout what you phonies think
I’m living in the past, living on the brink
A guy can do what he wants to do and that’s
What I’m gonna do
An I don’t give a damn bout what you phonies think

Oh no not me

An I don’t give a damn bout you phonies and fakes
I’ll catch the rest whatever it takes
An I’m only doing what I think is good
I’m just saving their childhood
and I don’t have to please no sir or ma’am
because I don’t give a damn
bout you, you’re just a sham

Oh no, not me
Oh no, not me

I don’t give a damn
if you think I’m strange
I’ve never been afraid of any change
not matter what anyone says
If you think I’m crazy
you can’t get me that easy
An I’m never going to care about what you say
about my hair that’s gray

Oh no, not me
Oh no, not me

you phonies!

An I don’t give a damn
bout what you say
the worlds in trouble
and I have no say
everyone is growing up
picking up a cup
Putting on their make-up
I can’t stop it anyways
So why should I care
bout where the ducks go or what hat I wear

Oh no, not me
Oh no, not me

Lynn T. 4 said...

Mother: Hi honey, how was school.
Daughter: What. What do you mean?
Mother: How was school, honey?
Daughter: What do you know?
Mother: Know what? I’m just asking how was school?
Daughter: Oh… school was great… why? What have you heard?
Mother: Haha, I haven’t heard anything, I’m just wondering.
Daughter: God, why are you always bothering me about my school!
Mother: I’m.. I’m not—
Daughter: I’m trying so hard, its not my fault!
Mothier: I know, its not…
Daughter: And you’re always pressuring me!
Mother: I … I didn’t know I was…
Daughter: Everything is so hard now, its not my fault
Mother: What are you talking about?
Daughter: Math, English, science, it is all so hard, it wasn’t my fault
Mother: what? I don’t blame you
Daughter: Why are you lecturing me?
Mother: Wait, what’s the problem?
Daughter: Nothing is the problem. School is a problem.
Mother: So you don’t like school?
Daughter: Yes, it’s their fault.
Mother: Well, changes are always good. Going to a different school might be a good idea.
Daughter: What do you mean?
Mother: I’m just saying, sometimes people need new scenery. Sometimes you need to meet new people, and go to different places.
Daughter: I don’t need to meet new people. I have my friends.
Mother: But you’re saying you don’t like your school. Why not do something about that?
Daughter: I didn’t say I didn’t like school.
Mother: But wouldn’t you like to try something different?
Daughter: No… because it wasn’t my fault. It’s the school system.









- Mother: we’re moving
- Daughter: I’m not graduation

Ngoc D. 4 said...

I'm Too Sexy by MC Hammer

I’m too sexy for my head
Too sexy for my head
Love’s going to leave me

I’m too sexy for my shirt
Too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts

And I’m too sexy for Athens
Too sexy for Athens, Sparta and the woods

And I’m too sexy for your eyes
Too sexy for your eyes
The way I’m acting on stage

I’m an actor, you know what I mean
And I do my little acting on the stage
On the stage, on the stage, yeah
And I do my little acting on the stage

I’m too sexy for the stage
Too sexy for the stage
Too sexy by far

And I’m too sexy for my head
Too sexy for my head
Too sexy for Queen Titania

And I’m an actor, you know what I mean
And I do my little acting on the stage
Yeah, on the stage, on the stage, yeah
And I am the greatest actor on the stage
(repeat)

I’m too sexy for Athenians
Too sexy for Athenians
Poor Athens, poor little Athenians

And I’m too sexy for the fairies
Too sexy for the fairies
Love’s going to leave me

And I’m too sexy for this song.

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Hillary D 2 said...

3) Write a dialogue between two characters where each character has a secret. Imply the secret, but do not tell the secret outright. This scene should have exposition, climax, and a resolution. Ex. Husband has lost his job, the wife has been having an affair.


x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x



"I'm so hungry! Feed me!" Soo demanded.

"What would you like, [i]Princess[/i]?" Her boyfriend Victor asked.

"I'm craving...craving something deep-fried and dipped in chocolate..."

"Ugh, that's so unhealthy."

She grabbed him by the collar. "I want it."

----

"Here," he handed her the deep fried ice cream drizzled in chocolate sauce.

One look and her stomach turned. "I don't want it anymore..."

"You must be kidding me."

"Let's just go home. I'm sleepy," she ended, a bit irritated.

----

In the morning, he felt her get out of the bed and heard footsteps running towards the bathroom. He quickly got out of bed and followed her.

"Are you okay?!" he exclaimed, seeing her throwing up into the toilet.

She lifted her head and breathed out in exasperation. "I think I caught the stomach flu."

"Do you need me to get you anything?"

"No, no. It's fine. I'll just drop by the doctor's for a visit. It's about time anyway."

----

"What did the doctor say? Is it the bug?"

"Y-Yeah... Doc said to have a lot of rest..." Her eyes flickered to the floor, not able to look him in the eye.

"Well you better get into bed. Wouldn't want anyone else to catch the sickness now, would we?" He pushed her up the stairs and quickly wiped his hands on his pants. "I'll go to the grocery store and buy some stuff to make you some soup."

She nodded and quietly made her way up the rest of the steps.

----

She lay in bed, feeling guilty about keeping such a secret from him.

"How am I going to tell him..." she murmured over and over again.

----

He looked around the hotel room, feeling guilty and confused about what he was doing.

"How am I going to tell her..." he mentally thought. He looked over to his right side and looked at the woman lying there. He caressed her cheek, thinking of how heartbroken Soo would be when he broke the news to her. He did love Soo, but it was different now...

Hillary D 2 said...

uhhhhhh sorry if it's not in the correct format (?). The events couldn't happen in one sitting...

Mr. Walsh said...

One minor correction...I'm too Sexy is by Right Said Fred. Having lived through the horrible musical period that was the 1980s, I remember this song all too well.

Jillann C 2 said...

2) It was a morning like any other. Jillann had just arrived at the airport to board an eleven o’clock flight to the Caribbean for a vacation with her friends. As usual they were all hyper and excited to get their vacations started. However, girls being girls, each one had to have their bags searched through when going through security because of various beauty products that were prohibited on the plane. Once seated at the gate, each girl with some type of beverage and snack in hand, the rows of the plane were beginning to be called. One row led to the other and soon enough the plane was on the runway preparing for take-off. It wasn’t long until the plane was over the ocean 38,000 feet above it.
Suddenly, the seat belt sign came on. Flight attendants took their seats on the plane and finally the pilot came on the intercom. He clearly announces that the plane is facing difficulties and that they will need to make an emergency landing in the very near future. Since the plane is flying over the ocean at the moment, the only resort to landing is to land in the ocean. At this point Jillann along with her friends are beginning to panic. Especially Jillann who always feared this would happen when flying over water. All around them, people begin to panic and cry. There was nothing to do but wait for directions.
Minutes went by and soon every passenger was ready for landing in the ocean. Unfortunately, little did the passengers and pilot know, the plane would land in shark territory. Once the plane had a smooth landing, all passengers with in life preservers; treading water. Rescue boats were also on the way at this point. The rescue team immediately warned everyone that after finding our coordinates that Jillann along with 252 other passengers were in shark infested waters. She began to cry and told herself that she couldn’t panic and that everything would work out and be ok.
Soon enough, a passenger close to Jillann panicked when she felt a great white brush past her foot. She began to wail and scream. Eventually more sharks starting brushing peoples’ feet and finally one attack arose. This attack was by a tiger shark who managed to attack a middle-aged man going on vacation with his family. Jillann and her friends sensed a mental breakdown coming on, there were more and more sharks beginning to circle as if they were the entrĂ©e for dinner. Just in time, the rescue boats came and 251 people were saved and escorted out of the ocean. Jillann and her friends were relieved, yet still extremely shook up about the ordeal they had just been through. For them, 30 minutes stranded in the ocean with sharks circling them felt like a life time of terror.

Malik B. 4 said...

Wife, Janet
Husband, Josh

Josh: (sees wife in living room taking off jacket) I hope you didn’t just get in.

Janet: Well… after work the ladies decided to take me out to celebrate. You look a mess… where have you been?

Josh: Work … but I’m sorry, you wouldn’t know anything about a hard day’s work.

Janet: Hey… I work just as hard as you do in your little office and why are you just getting out of work now… you’re a teacher!

Josh: Hey who’s making all the money here… and by the way you going to the beach “networking” with you friends is NOT A JOB! So you mean to tell me after you “worked” at the beach you went to “work” some more at a club?

Janet: I never said anything about me working when we went out tonight.

Josh: Well I’m gonna go take a shower.. I’m exhausted.

Janet: wait a minute since when do you take showers? Even after working out in the gym for hours you don’t shower.

Josh: well what can I say one of my…uhm coworkers… you know Ms. Ella? Well we’ve been working on project for a while now but today we’ve really taken it to another level.

Janet: What kind of project?

Josh: Well its just this little play we’re writing for the kids and now its official, we agreed and we’re now partners on the project.

Janet: Well as long as you’re gonna be bringing in extra money I can’t blame you for trying to make enough money to afford my…

Josh: Afford you’re what?!?

Janet: (coughs love)

Josh: I don’t have time for you’re childish games… the project is completely voluntary, its just a great way for both of us as new teachers of getting to know each other.

Janet: You can go take your shower… I just remembered that I have to work on a project with one my coworkers… I’ll see you later tonight, rather tomorrow morning I don’t wanna rush the process.

Jen-T 4 said...

4. Finny singing a Remix of Wannabe by the Spice Girls to Gene Forester....


Yo, tell me what you want, what you really really want,
So ill tell you what I want, what I really really want,
tell me what you want, what you really really want,
So Ill tell you what I want, what I really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna be my friend Finny.

If you want a future, forget my leg
If you wanna be like me, better play a sport
Now don't go wasting my precious time,
Get your priorities together we could be just fine

tell me what you want, what you really really want,
So ill tell you what I want, what I really really want,
tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna be my friend Finny.


Chorus:
If you wanna just like me, you gotta be ath-let-tic
Don’t push me off a tree, then friendship never ends,
If you wanna be just like me, you have got to stop studying
Breaking records is too easy, but that's the way it is.

What do you think about WWII, now you know how I feel,
Say you can handle the Germans, are you for real,
I won't be a toughy, I'll give you a try
If you really bug me then I'll say give me 20.

So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
ill tell you what I want, what I really really want,
Yeah,tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna be my friend Finny.

Chorus:


So here's a story from A to Z, you wanna be like me
you gotta listen carefully,
We got Quakenbush in the lake who likes to be in your face,
we got Hadley like Judge Judy, he always win the case
And Leper tags along to be my wannabe wingman
and as for me..ah you'll see,
Slam your body in blitzball then wear a tie around your waist
Slam your body in blitzball then wear a tie around your waist

Chorus:

If you wanna be just like me, you gotta, you gotta, you
gotta, you gotta, you gotta, kick, tackle, swim, jump
Slam your body in blitzball then wear a tie around your waist
Slam your body in blitzball then wear a tie around your waist
Slam your body in blitzball then wear a tie around your waist

Slam your body down and put a tie around your waist

If you wanna be just like me

Martin D 2 said...

[Stevie Wonder: I Just Called to Say I Love You /
Holden Caulfield: I Just Called to Say That You’re A Phony]

No Christmas’s day
To celebrate
No gifts to give away
No more Pencey Prep
No work to do
In fact here’s just another ordinary day
No Ackley
No Stradlater
No Jane Gallagher
But what it is
Is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say that you’re a phony
I just called to say how much I don’t care
I just called to say you’re a phony
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

No growing up
No more innocence
No more disappointment
No red hunting hat
No roller skates, but ice skates
No place for ducks to go when the lake freezes
No more Allie
No “Little Shirley Beans” record for Phoebe
No giving thanks to all the “Christmas joy” you bring
But what it is
Though old so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do.

I just called to say you’re a phony
I just called to say how much I don’t care
I just called to say you’re a phony
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

I just called to say you’re a phony
I just called to say how much I don’t care
I just called to you’re a phony
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

Of my heart
Of my heart

henry d:2 said...
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Jimmy v.2 said...

Original : Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
Remake : Holden Caulfield - Phony

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I brother died.
There is something so mad'ning about that thought
so mad I broke my hand on a window.
Now I'm so lost.

And when I was out there
insecure,
Yeah, I needed my cap.
But it wasn't because I didn't feel enough;
I just felt too much.

Does that make me phony?
Does that make me phony?
Does that make me phony?
Probably

But I want to stay a kid all my life.
I think twice, someday I'll have to give.

Come on now, phoebe, phoebe, phoebe, set me free from my pond,
Ha ha ha thank you sis.
You really helped me come-of-age.

You're all a bunch of phonies.
I think you're phony.
I think you're phony.
Just like me.

I ran away from school because my classmates were yellow.
And all I know is that, I never, want to be like them.
Ever since my brother died, ever since I've been on my guard.

And it's no mistake I've rebelled against society.
And I can die when I'm done.

Now they think I'm crazy.
Maybe you're phony.
Maybe we're phony.
Probably

Uh, uh

henry d:2 said...
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henry d:2 said...

Remake: She didn’t start the fire
Original: We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel

Tragic herione, unbending, difficult, great desire
recalcitrant, terrorizing, unpredictable

Very complex, incomplete life, self-righteous, awesome saint
boyish physique, girlish physique, messenger of god

Unjust death, martyr, brothers dead, devoted
weirdo, defy the state, and sister of Oedipus

Respectable, Crawny, Daughter of Oedipus
foolish, heroic, stubborn defiance

She didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since her brother been turning
She didn't start the fire
No She didn't light it
But She tried to fight it

"Unwritten law," strong-willed, seminal feminist
impending death, extraordinary, Idiotic Bloc

Insolence, suicide, hypocritical, admirable
King Creon Falls, Rock Around Thebes

Sallow, glorious, melodramatic woman
obstinacy, mad woman, stoic death

Withdrawn, Thebes, heartfelt, solemn wishes
Princess Boy, massive rage, envy to Ismene

She didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since her brother been turning
She didn't start the fire
No She didn't light it
But She tried to fight it

Little Rights, spiritual, idealistic, composed
Calming, sympathize, Labdacus family

niece of Creon, Psycho, conflict doubts within herself, morally undefeated

She didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since her brother been turning
She didn't start the fire
No She didn't light it
But She tried to fight it

Andy T. 4 said...

3) Write a dialogue between two characters where each character has a secret. Imply the secret, but do not tell the secret outright. This scene should have exposition, climax, and a resolution. Ex. Husband has lost his job, the wife has been having an affair.

Boy - Hey what’s sup?
Girl - Nothing much, just doing a little homework.
Boy - So did you hear anything interesting in school today?
Girl - Nope, just the same old boring days as usual.
Boy - Good good.
Girl - Why is that such a good thing?
Boy - Oh its nothing.
Girl - Ok… your acting a bit strange today.
Boy - Why would you say that?
Girl - Well for one, your sweating like crazy.
Boy - (Oh boy…)
Girl - Ok… I think I’m going to go home now, bye.
Boy - Wait up, I need to tell you something.
Girl - It’s ok, I really have to go.
Boy - But I really need to tell you something.
Girl - I think I hear my mom calling me from up the street. I have to go now. Bye. (starts walking away very fast.)
Boy - (chases her) Wait up!
Girl - (starts picking up the pace) I think I hear my mom yelling now. (starts sprinting towards her house)
Boy - (sprints to try and catch up)
Arrives at Girl’s house.
Girl - (Slams the front door shut and relaxes now)Finally he's gone...

Amir Q. 4 said...
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Amir Q. 4 said...

1) Choose an ending to any of the novels/plays we have read this year. Rewrite the ending. Don't just provide a summary, but actually WRITE a new or additional ending. Try to mimc the author's voice.

(note: Sorry about the length, I just had to write the next chapter along with the new ending.)

As the animals continued to gaze through the window, awestruck, they heard a noise behind them. They turned around, and their skins paled, standing behind them were the dogs. The howls were the last things they heard. The next day, squealer announced that the others had betrayed Napoleon and were plotting to destroy the farm and ruin the advances into animalism. “When they were caught by the brave Napoleon, who happened to discover their operation, they fiercely attacked him. He fought for his life and, in a brave display of strength, fought them off. We now warn all animals to beware of them and report them to the council, if any are found”. The council was a new organization that Napoleon had founded to lead the Farm, he told others that it was democratic and allowed them to vote for their leaders and representatives. Napoleon was elected unanimously. Although, unknown to the rest of the animals, their votes didn’t count, as the council already had picked the new members and simply needed to gain public support for the leaders, and what better way to do so than to make them believe that they choose them. Over the months, Mr. Pilkington’s farm had lost power and after 2 years had been rendered powerless compared to the animal farm. Napoleon announced that “This marks the greatness and glorious triumph of animalism over humanity”, although a new farm had emerged to replace Mr. Pilkington’s, Mr. Smith’s farm. After Mr. Frederick’s defeat, animal farm experienced a period of great growth in all areas, while the rest of the farms diminished, except for John Smith’s Farm. But, shortly before Mr. Frederick’s demise, Mr. John Smith died, and was replaced by his brother Truth Smith. Napoleon had a weary respect for John, he even admired him, but he absolutely despised Truth, and likewise the other way around. The world began to change, as the farms entered alliances and only traded with those alliances. One morning, Vlad awoke to the sound of music. “There was a parade today?” he thought. He ventured outside, only to find massive crowds and large lines of troops marching through the street. Squealer’s voice flared over the many new speakers that were installed throughout animal farm, and also on the many television screens that were installed. “Today marks the turn of an era, for now, we have the power to combat the evil humans, we have ‘it’ ”. It was a tool, Vlad knew, that Truth had created, that, as Squealer’s voice declared “allowed the humans to out power us, but now it is ours, thanks to the genius of animalism and of Napoleon.” Vlad was filled with excitement, “maybe now we can get televisions installed in our homes too, instead of just the streets, and maybe we just might be able to get more food too, this is great, all thanks to Napoleon!” “Glory to Napoleon, Glory to animalism!” everyone shouted. “Death to humans!” “Glory to animalism!” Vlad awoke the next day tired and noticed the ground moving, “An earthquake?” he thought. But then he stepped outside and saw a giant plume of ash and smoke rising high up into the air. He was awestruck, as was everyone else. His awe then turned to terror, “It hit the council chambers!” he cried out in terror. Squealer’s voice came across the speakers once again “Do not worry, Napoleon is safe, sadly the rest of the council did not make it out, do not go near the area and stay calm while we send in crews to help”. Moments later many dogs, largely built arrived to help, they forced everyone off farm property and led them to special shelters. While walking, he noticed the dogs carrying one of the victims of the blast, their body no longer resembled a body, it was badly charred and burnt, with most of his or her skin gone. Just then, Squealer came on the speaker again and was followed by Napoleon, who announced that “Today we have suffered a tragedy, unlike any we have seen before, The humans selfishly used ‘it’ as a last attempt to try to stop the spread of freedom, of true democracy, of animalism. We shall not stop fighting them, until we have exacted our revenge. Our resolve will never tire, animalism shall triumph!” This large crowds roared in approval, chanting “death to humanity”, “glory to animalism” and “they will pay”. Before entering the sleeping chambers, he noticed writing on the wall, a grave offense in animal farm, it was a picture of the animal farm flag and over it was written the words “false”.

Chloe C 2 said...

(At the carnival)

Lam- Here. (gestures toward bench) You sit here and I’ll go get us some drinks.

Lam- (returns with drinks) What’s up, Sera? You’ve been jittery all day.

Sera- I-I-It’s nothing. I-I’m fine! I-I’m having a great time, really! Go have fun!

Lam- Come on. Tell me. (Quietly) I can’t have fun if I’m worrying about you.

Sera- Well… It’s not that I’m ungrateful for the tickets- because I am! But… I don’t really like the carnival.

Lam- I’m so sorry! I must have hurt you terribly…

Sera- Oh, no not at all! Please, don’t blame yourself.

Lam- But still, could you tell me what you don’t like in the carnival? So I’d know what to avoid. For next time?

Sera- (glazed look) That smile… that inhuman smile…always smiling, even after getting hurt (snaps back) Um… I don’t like the sound of balloon animals. Too squeaky. Hehe.

Lam- (jokingly) But you’re perfectly fine with real animals, right?

Sera- (laughs heartily)

Lam- (the wind blows, Lam looks mesmerized) Well, it’s almost dark. Wanna go for one last ride? Ferris wheel?

Sera- Sure. (Lam reaches out to help her up)

Lam- Hey…would you like to do this again sometime?

Lam likes Sera. Sera is afraid of clowns.

Herman T 2 said...

3) Write a dialogue between two characters where each character has a secret. Imply the secret, but do not tell the secret outright. This scene should have exposition, climax, and a resolution. Ex. Husband has lost his job, the wife has been having an affair.

Wife: Welcome home honey!
Husband: You seem happy.
Wife: Is it wrong to be happy!?
Husband: No… Why are you acting so weird?
Wife: Maybe it’s you!
Husband: Fine… Whatever. Nice necklace, when did you buy that?
Wife: Uh... I got it a long time ago, from my mother.
Husband: Looks new-
Wife: So! How was work?
Husband: Uh… it went well. I’m going on a business trip.
Wife: Really??? To where?
Husband: Um… you know.
Wife: No I don’t…. Italy?
Husband: Italy??? Where did you get that?
Wife: Well you know I want to go to Italy!
Husband: Well it’s not Italy.
Wife: Then where?
Husband: Uh…California.
Wife: Wow, that’s nice. When will you be leaving?
Husband: Uh… tomorrow.
Wife: I’ll drive you to the airport tomorrow.
Husband: No!
Wife: Why not?
Husband: Uh… cause Joe said he’ll take me in the company car.
Wife: Really? Joe didn’t say anything about driving you to the airport.
Husband: What?
Wife: Oh I forgot to tell you, I invited Joe for dinner tonight.
Husband: WHAT?!?!?!?
Wife: Is there something wrong?
Husband: Uh… No, everything is perfect. Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?
Wife: It is like 63 degrees in here…
Husband: Are you sure?
Wife: Can you not see me turning the thermostat?
Husband: Ha… ha… how can this day get better? Did the bills come today?
Wife: Uh… Yes, but I paid them already.
Husband: Really? I got calls from the bank asking about our bill.
Wife: Maybe they didn’t receive it yet.
Husband: Then why is the bill under all this junk mail?
Wife: No! It’s last month’s bill.
Husband: Woah! $3734 Where did the extra $2000 come from?
Wife: Haha, don’t be silly $2000 doesn’t drop from the sky.
Husband: Of course it doesn’t. So where did it come from?
Wife: Ha...Ha… well it definitely didn’t come from my necklace.
Husband & Wife in unison: It’s going to be a long night…..

HebaK4 said...

Plain White T’s Hey There Delilah Lyrics
Hey There Phonies.

Hey there phonies
Whats it like in Pencey?
I’m far away.
But tonight you phonies look so fake.
Of course you do.
Barbie’s can’t be as fake as you.
It is so true.

Hey there phonies.
I’m far ways, don’t you worry.
I’m watching and ridiculing about the distance.
Don’t you worry, I’m still going to be laughing.
I’m right there if the plastic melts
Give this song another listen
It might help
Listen to my brain, it’s my weapon

Oh you phonies don’t know what mean to me
Oh you phonies don’t know what mean to me
Oh you phonies don’t know what mean to me
Oh you phonies don’t know what mean to me
What you mean to me.

Hey there phonies
I know you’re coverin up
But believe I know
whats underneath
Someday I’ll throw you through a window
You’ll have it good.
Your lives would be thrown out shattered glass
My way is good

Hey there phonies.
I’ve got so much left to say.
If all the other phonies were as fake
This song would take your lies
I’d write them all
Even more covered with fakeness
You’d have it all