IRJE#4

For the past few weeks I have been reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. It’s about a love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. The book is about how they both overcome their biases to be together. As you’re reading the novel Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy learn to leave their pride and their prejudice. I also think it is a feminist novel because Elizabeth Bennet thinks that it’s wrong that men are considered superior than woman.  Love and class really stand out in this novel.

I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.”

Pride and Prejudice, Page 361, Volume three

This words start out to me because after what they’ve Benn through they finally announce their engagement so Mr Darcy written a letter to their gardeners showing his joy. Personally I think this quote is full of happiness, since they’ve learned to leave the pride and they’re prejudice to be together. This book is well known for being one of the most revolutionary love novels and I agree with that. Although it was at some point hard to reed I enjoyed it.

last summer. #3

 

 

Last summer I went on a cruise with my family and we invited my best friend and my cousin. The cruise shipped from New york so we had to take two flights to get there and we stayed 3 nights in New York city. We ate at very pretty restaurants and we visited the city although we have been to New York several times. I find it fascinating. After the three days passed we got on the cruise. It was so fun, we danced, made new friends and we ate a lot . I love going on cruises because it’s like a floating hotel. I personally think it is the best way to travel. The bad thing is you don’t have wifi but that’s also a good thing because you get to really enjoy the experience. The cruise was 1 day at sea and our first destination was Bermudas. Bermudas was really pretty, the waters were beautiful and the food was great. My brothers went swimming but i went shopping and exploring with my cousin and my best friend. They gave us half a day to get to know Bermudas but since it is a small place we got back into the cruise. The cruise was 2 days at sea. In those days they had parties and an all white dinner. The next stop was Saint Marteen, it was also beautiful. We went to a beach where planes arrived very close to you. We bought stuff, took pictures and headed back to the cruise. The following day we arrived  in San Juan Puerto Rico. This was personally one of my favorites because I have been to Puerto Rico four times and every time I go I like it more. Puerto Rico is awesome, the vibe was amazing and the people were great. We sang bad bunny, took pictures and got to know the city’s history. When we headed back that night we had the captain’s dinner and that was really fun. The next day we arrived at Haiti which was amazing. We had a lot of fun because we all got into the sea.  I was so sad because the cruise ship almost ended and when you leave a cruise is like leaving a life because of your friends. I loved that we had the opportunity to invite my best friend and my cousin because I think it’s an amazing experience and plus I had a lot of fun with them. We arrived in NYC and we stayed 2 days. The boys went to a baseball game, meanwhile we went shopping and we got to see the city from a helicopter which was amazing. It was a really fun summer 




irje #3

I have continued reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. These words said by Darcy really captured my attention. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” chapter 6, pg5. The context of these words are that earlier in the novel Darcy was obligated to accept he had feelings for Elizabeth Bennett. Meanwhile Caroline Bingley flirted with him. Caroline asked what was he thinking about and he responded. How pretty Elizabeth’s eyes were but made it sound has a joke. So Darcy keeps up the joke because he knew she was going to ask that because women are always thinking about marriage. He complained that he couldn’t made a compliment without all the girls thinking he wants to get married.

I like this quote because eventhough it is a tongue-in-cheek quote. It’s is true  in Jane Austins novel women tempt to make marriage a central priority or obsession. So many Women like Caroline Bingley are alert for competition. It is meaningful because it shows how all the ladies in Pride and Prejudice with just one compliment that made ideas that goes from admiration to love and then to marriage.

Pride and Prejudice IRJ

I have been reading Pride and prejudice and I find it very interesting because Jane Austin uses a lot of irony in general. This words said by Elizabeth Bennet really captured my eye..  “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” chapter 5, pg 21. This context of this words are that Elizabeth Bennet was talking with her friend Charlotte Lucas about the night ball. They were recently introduced to Mr Darcy who was a rich and handsome man. He captured the eye of all the girls in the room including Lizz. Charlotte did not wanted to be so hard at him as others because Mr Darcy is a very important man and from the high society and she thought they’re would’ve been a reason to be so pride himself. Elizabeth agreed a little with Charlotte but Mr Darcy refused to dance with her and her pride had been hurt.

I like this quote because it shows how none of them are able to leave pride beside but at a point I understand Elizabeth Bennet because she respected her pride but she did not respect hers.So why would she leave her pride aside when he can’t do the same  When two over prideful people collide there is allot of tension so it can be difficult but has you read the book you notice allot of things change.

A party I will never forget

It is very traditional in Mexico to have a party for your xvs (quinceañera), so I did. I woke up that day feeling really nervous because it was a very expected party by almost all of my friends, so normally I start overthinking. What if it isn’t a good party and I disappoint everyone? But my dad calmed me down. Early in the morning, I got my make-up and my hair done, and I put my dress on, and we started taking pictures. The pictures took like 3 hours because all my family wanted to get pictures. After that, I went to church, and the priest gave a really nice ceremony. After the ceremony ended, all my best friends were waiting for me outside with lighted candles. We went to the party. I was so excited because it was something I had been thinking about since I was a little kid. The decorations turned out beautifully. Later, all of my family and friends arrived, but they couldn’t see me because I was in a room, but I got out when I danced a vals with my dad. This was a very special moment for us. We cried, we danced, we laughed, and it was beautiful. Following that, I danced with my best friend to a surprise dance, and after everything ended, the party began. So there were a lot of people, about 1,000 people were registered entering the event, but the DJ was fantastic, so everyone was able to dance. I did not leave the dance floor until the whole party ended. I did not even have dinner, but it was worth it. Not only that, but I had so much fun; it was the party of the year. Furthermore, I received lots of compliments about how great the party was. It will undoubtedly be something I never forget. Finally, the party ended at 7 a.m. I was very tired, but the next day was my actual birthday, so I had another party with all my family too. It ended at 9 a.m. I was exhausted, but I had a really nice time. It is certainly something I will never forget.

 

Comparing “They Shall Not Grow Old”, “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Soldier’s Home.”

This post is going to be about the comparaison between “They Shall Not Grow Old”, “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Soldier’s Home.” The tree of them fought t in WW1 but each one has they’re different stories, even tough they are different stories they have similar experiences. In each of the stories they talk about how hard was it during those times, all the social pressure and how they felt morally obligated to go . “All quiet on the western front” and “soldier’s home” have in common that both of them feel like they don’t belong and feeling different after the war. “All quiet in the western front” focuses on the story of one soldier, while de movie focuses on various storys of fallen soldiers, also the movie focuses more on what soldiers did on their free time, the songs that they sang etc . Overall the three stories where very good and I enjoyed viewing different perspectives of the war

IRJE Pride and Prejudice

The book that I am reading is called Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I find it very interesting, it is a very revolutionary feminist novel, its about a very complicated relationship between Elizabeth Bennet who is the daughter of a county gentlemen and Darcy who’s a rich man. It shows the adventures and the adventures of their love. This novel starts with the quote” it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. ” p1 . For me this sentence opens up and shows us what the whole novel will be about . We can say it”s going to be about marriage and at is says “universally acknowledged” we can determine is going to be about gossip or misunderstandings . This line is all about Ironi , Why? you might ask , well nowadays is not usually for a men to seek for marriage, it also says “must be” as if getting married had to be the only option . It”s true that some women want to find a husband for a good lifestyle but Austen turned around as since a rich man HAS to have a wife. I think it”s funny in some way because it shows how moms and daughters are in a competition for this young man .

differences between Baummer and Krebs

The similarities between Baummer and Krebs were that they were both young and went to the war, also their responses from getting back home . Krebs does not want to live with all does consequences, practically he did not see value in things in life . Paul also lost meaning in life . And the differences were that Paul died in war and s kern lived . Eventhoug Krebs fought the war , after it he meat his family and the wanted him to put him to work even though he direct know nothing about life . rebs was a methodist “Krebs went to the war from a Methodist collage in Kansas ” p1 while Paul did not. I can’t choose between which life I prefer I just see that their is a lot of trauma and they suffered lots of things and face lots of challenges. K

my response to ” All quiet on the western front “

I found the book all quiet on the western front very interesting since it teaches us a different perspective of WW1. This novel begins with “This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.”The use of direct address in this quote signifies the impact he is putting on the reader to empathize with the young men that fought in the war. It shows us how young 18 year old boys fight war , they’re traumas, their sentiments and the loss . Identity is something we all have, each person is different, we have our own world but these men fear not to ever be the same again . as Paul said “We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.” Chapter 5, pg. 88 , this quote demonstrates that the war completely changes and affect their lives .

In my opinion it is a very good book. It taught me that I am very lucky to have the life that I have and not have to go through all the horrific things that people went through in those years. In my twenties I would like to have a spectacular life yet they do nothing about life, like Paul said “I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.” Chapter 10, pg. 263″. This quote makes me sad and makes me think that they were so young to live all those things, to suffer all those traumas. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting. It made me see things from another perspective, and it motivates me to try and be better as a person and being peaceful.

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