I feel like we really didn’t do much this week just because of the 2 hour delay on Tuesday and no school of Thursday. I know that we did do a lot during the four times we met for class, but the nine hours of lazing around completely overshadowed over the 28 hours of actual learning done this week.
The things that I did learn about while analyzing the poem Bright Star we focused a lot on perspective. When you are reading something the point of view of the speaker really allows you to see what the author wants you to see. The book can be first person or third person, it could offer you a biased, limited view-point or an unbiased, all-knowing view-point. While reading A Clockwork Orange, I was able to notice that the book is told from Alex’s perspective so you see these horrible acts being committed by a young person and you are reminded by the slang that this story is coming from a young person’s mind.
Another thing that really helped me see perspective in a different way is finding what person in the story you connect with. There are three different people in the Bright Star, trying to figure out where I fit into the three people (the star, the speaker, or the speaker’s love) really helped to put things into perspective. Usually I will look for qualities in character I like to equate them to myself because I desperately want to be like them, but now I can find exactly what qualities I have that make me an active player in the story.
So I guess that in starting I was not correct in saying we did nothing, but it just felt like we did nothing. I was really grateful for the fog, but I think that it stuck around in my brain. Hopefully the fogginess will disperse so next week I can feel like we actually did stuff in school.