Personal response brave new world

While I was reading the book Brave New World I felt that it connected to our society and that It really shows the path that things can go down by showing us how a futuristic society is like. In this society thye mass produce humans in labs and they make them play sex games. All this is a sort of reflection of our own society because people just take drugs when they feel sad. The plot of this book is how Bernard feels different in this society and how he feels sometimes left out because of his different way of thinking and because of his height. This really connects to our own world because some people are left in th emargin because of some reasons such as race or something similar. As stated before the drugs are a big part of this futuristic society but in our society it isnt all that different. When somme people are in the margin of society they feel abandoned by this society and they start hating this society that left them out. When all this energy is concentrated it results in characters such as Bernard or John the Savage. In this society they have castes which is basically the equivalent of social classes and it defines what your job is or what you can or can not do.


The federation then launched a winter campaign in Asia and the Middle East taking Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The leaders of the federation promised the people that there would be no criminals in the places that they captured and that there would be world peace. “You shall not fear my loyal followers, for we are here to protect you” Said Edmund politician of the Federation “We will lower all the criminal activity and make all places safer and more jobs will be created, but more importantly, we will bring world peace and unite the world under one flag, OUR FLAG”. They said this to the people in the cities that they captured and they always promised world peace but the war was still raging on and the death toll was too high to try and count it by the time the Federation almost had complete control of Europe and this was before the Great Russian Empire would rise. They took Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and other former parts of the Soviet union. While all this was happening there was tons of pressure put on United Korea and Japan trying to recapture Australia. When the first troops landed on the Philippines they faced no resistance from the federation and instead they took the surrounding islands easily but this was all a trap. When the groups of Korean and japanese soldiers arrived in the coasts of Australia they faced tremendous resistance which included artillery, tanks, planes and bunkers in the coasts but in central Australia there was a nuclear research facility and they had built a large arsenal of missiles which included ICBMs, MRBMs and SRBMs. All these missiles had a great destruction capability. When the first bomb was launched against the landing troops, they were reduced to ash. They faced the greatest heat ever experienced by a human being. They described it by radio like the sun had hit them with all its force.


In the part that I am reading of the book fire and blood king Aegon is frustrated because one of his lords couldnt stop a rival army from taking a key castle from him and he gets very mad at him. The lord tries to undo the mistake by writing a letter to the king and the king decides to give him a lesson so he tells him to go to kings landing and he says to him

“Thrones are won with swords, not quills. Spill blood, not ink.”

After king Aegon tells this to his vassale he decides to “dismiss” him and he sends him to the prison and the day after he is executed infront of the people in a public toen square. He decides that it should serve as an example of what happens when someone doesnt do what he is meant to do and instead decides to seek glory for himself and he tells everyone that if someone else lets the enemy win a single battle he will cut of his head himself.

Personal writing #5

the federation 1

It all started when a new ideology in Europe started to appear. The first victim to fall to the ideology was Albania which fell to anarchy and was absorbed by the federation. After that it expanded quickly, taking over most of Europe in weeks. It gripped Poland, Turkey, Denmark, and other surrounding countries. Then within some months, Berlin fell and Germany was consumed but the UK and France fought back using one of the few nuclear weapons available in Europe. It was the first of many bombs dropped during the war. 

“We fight for liberty and peace” Said Mustanar, the leader of the federation

“We won’t fall to these imperialist oppressors” 

Scar, the general of the federation stated: “When Russia and China were attacked by one of the Federation`s ballistic missiles they joined forces with India, United Korea and other asian powers that were not eliminated during the attacks and made an alliance to fight back”. 

When the war reached Africa, the nations agreed to try to stop the Federation at all costs and Africa resisted with all its strength, but the nations in the east and south of Africa fell quickly. Then followed the American continent with tons of fierce combat. South America, Central America, and México formed the “Pacto de Defensa Latinoamericana”  which was a strong alliance and it became even stronger when Brazil joined the alliance. Then the United States and Canada joined the global alliance to stop the Federation. This new global coalition consisted of major powers of the world joining forces to stop one common enemy. The war in Asia was fierce with North and South Korea making the Korean union, they fought back in union with Japan and recaptured the islands lost during the fierce Sea Lion campaign.  But it all changed when the United States, Venezuela and Colombia joined the Federation. This gave the federation a lot of power which included nuclear weapons and the most advanced technology.

Brave new world IRJE


In “Brave new world” in chapter 2 they show us the real vision of how different castes see other castes like for example with this section of the chapter that preety much summarizes how they see each other. Also we already know that “people” from the same caste problaby look very similar and also we know that they are happy doing what they do.

“Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid.”

This quote shows how, for example the Betas see the Alphas and the Betas are happy with being Betas. This problaby also means that the other castes felt happy with what they are. Additionally we also kow already that humans are created in labs throughout the world.

Willingham chapter 5

In chapter 5 of willingham we are presented with some real world cases in which for example a textbook that seems hard to read. Once we read a bit more the chapter we realize that sometimes the solution is easier than we think. This also connects with some situations that we have all faced like when weread a book. This cahpter also adresses the familiar situation of being in a class and not knowing what to write in your notes. The book helps you identify the different mistakes that we make when it comes to reading and writing.

This chapter additionalluy makes us reflect on what we do while reading such as just highlighting the important parts. When we do this we dont really take in the information and on the long run we just forget what we read and use this technique throughout school life. We should also have in mind specific questions when we read like who are the characters and how they affect the plot.

Personal writing#4 Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, in full Vincent Willem van Gogh, (born March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands—died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, France), Dutch painter, generally considered the greatest after Rembrandt van Rijn, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists. Van Gogh, the eldest of six children of a Protestant pastor, was born and raised in a small house. His artistic career was extremely short, lasting only the 10 years from 1880 to 1890. During the first four years of this period, while acquiring technical proficiency, he confined himself almost entirely to drawings and watercolors in a village in the Brabant region of the southern Netherlands. In 1883 the urge to be “alone with nature” and with peasants which took him to Drenthe, an isolated part of the northern Netherlands frequented by Mauve and other Dutch artists, where he spent three months before returning home, which was then at Nuenen, another village in the Brabant.

IRJE #5 – 10/01/2023

When the Targaryens defeated one of he last enemies during the conquer of Westeros they burned him and then they also let the word spread that they had defeated one of the last defenders of Westeros. This was to  scare some fo the other defenders into submission and therefore make the invasion of westeros easier.

“Let no man think that the fire of the Targaryens did not burn in his veins.”

This part of the book talks about how the aftermath of the conquest was still a deep wound on the loosing side and they just wouldnt give up so the targaryens started some brutal tactics and this quote is showin gone of those tactics. This tactic wasnt as effective as they expected it to be. It did work to some extent but it wasnt as much as they thought. Just a couple of warlords surrendered and the rest still posed a threat against the invaders.


Many writers have made their depictions and versions of how a utopian society would be and also how a dystopian society would be. For me a utopian society or wolrd would be one where where there are no economic boundaries between people and where everyone is more equal and not seperated by economic boundaries but where people have also understood that some groups just cant fit into society. Additionally we have developed technologies so advanced that we have been able to make some magnificent discoveries but also we have made some horrifying discoveries. In this society we understand that even though wars dont bring anything good and that they just cause destruction we also undertsand that it is thanks to wars that we developed certain technologies and that warafare has existed since the dawn fo man as well as crime and so many other things that are usually bad. Additionally we have understood the threat of nuclear use and we have banned the nuclear wepaons with a new converntion. Altough, governments have kept small amounts of nuclear weapons just in case they are necessary in the future. The truth is we cant reach a utopian society in this world because of all the barriers we have with all the segregation and also the fact that we are tolerating certain things that are not natural and that shouldnt even exist.

IRJE Fire and blood 2

In the part of fire and blood when the next ruler takes power is very interesting. This is because A large section of “Fire and Blood” that I am reading is dedicated to the reign of Jaehaerys I, the longest-ruling Targaryen king. Known as the “Wise” king and the “Conciliator,” his reign starts out with conflict, when he chooses to marry his sister, Alysanne. Jaehaerys resists the attempts of many — including his own mother and advisors — to stop the marriage or remove him from power. Jaehaerys’s reign involves many ups and downs. He institutes many reforms in Westeros, from changes in taxes, to creating a comprehensive set of laws. He also deals with both man-made and natural disasters, including a famine and subsequent plague that kills indiscriminately, including one of Jaehaerys and Alysanne’s own children. The couple have thirteen children, with nine making it to adulthood. Notable among them are their eldest son and heir, Aemon, who marries a Baratheon lady, and Baelon, who marries his sister Alyssa and has three children: Viserys, Daemon, and Aerys.

IRJE Fire and blood

In the first part of fire and blood, the new book that I am currently reading, they introduce us to house Targaryen, a house in the universe of game of thrones and that is one of the most powerful houses which has learned to have dragons as allies. After the wars of conquest, it destroyed a smaller regime which was opposing the house and then it created the kings landing castle. They also introduce us to the founder of the house who si taegon the conqueror and eh expanded a lot the territory of the new house. he united several tribes under one banner and he also made a great standing power. This is shown in the quote “the iron throne will go to the man who is strong enough” which also reflects the power and will necesary to sit on the irn throne and rule over all of weteros even though at the begining Aegon didnt really care a lot about affaris in Westeros but over time and as house Targaryen started gaining power and territory it started to have to get more engaged in politics and foreign affairs. Finally as he started to expand the base of influence of his house he was forced to stablish relationships with other houses.

Story of Vazix part 2:The houses 1

House Guibert

House Guibert was founded by Vicar Guibert who was the leader of the    Smotia Empire during the battles of the Forest and the Twin Mountains. He rised to the glory after these battles and since then didnt loose a single bettle. Their main Castle is the Red Keep which is next to their capital city, Perseus. Perseus is the capital of Guibert because it is a symbol of resilience and perseverance since it was the first city founded after the great battles of expansion


House Hardegen

House Hardegen was founded after the Battles of Expansion in which the great Kingdom of Ikh came out victorious. After the Kingdom was dissolved because of the assasination of Kind Harald the Third, the several Duchies went on different ways until one warlord, Margrave Hardegen, established the foundations for the House of Hardegen which would be his legacy.


House Persefall

House Persefall has it’s roots very deep with the origins of the realm of Vaizix. Viscount Wilmont Persefall established the House of Persefall in the north and united the regions to stand against the Lord of the dead and has ever since been holding the frontier by establishing several strongholds along the Black wall and many guard towers to cover every single corner of the territory of House Persefall.


House Ancelmus

The story of House Ancelmus is the house of the East. It controls the main forts of defense against the Lord of the Dead and his Hordes. It has it’s roots in the war of the legions. Demir Ancelmus was a military general and strategist during the main battle of this war and he was the founder of House Ancelmus after the war and he was granted many benefits as a war hero.

IRJE #2 Percy Jackson The titans Curse

In percy Jackson the titans curse until the part that I have read, ,Percy and his firends recieve a mission based on a profecy and also they are tasked with liberating Athena who was captured by Luke and the General and they use her to lure the heroes into a trap and the evil forces have summoned undead soldiers who had transparent-grayish skin and they have military uniforms that are modern. There is a quote that is said when the prophecy is recieved and that shows the despair that awats the heroes of the camp since it says how they will loose people during the expedition. This shows the sacrifices that will be made during the expedition.

Five shall go west to the goddess in chains,One shall be lost in the land without rain,The bane of Olympus shows the trail,Campers and Hunters combined prevail p.89

This quote shows how there will be sacrifices during the mission and the prophecy is also true for when the hoeroes are in the desert they encounter a metal giant that was created by the titans and Bianca DiAngelo was lost in the desert for she stayed inside the metal giant when it ran away and they didnt see her again.

The story of Vaizix Part 1

The world of Vaisix is a medieval fantasy world that has been in a struggle for power for years between 6 big factions founded by houses. The first house and the most noble is the House Hardegen. The second is House Persefall which controls the icy north. The third house is House Guibert which is in the west of the mainland and has big bastions and big defenses but lacks good offense. The fourth house is house Ancelmus which controls the East of the mainland and they don’t have many defenses but have a great offense strategy and have had a long standing rivalry with House Guilbert. The 5th house is house Percival which controls the warm south and has big advancements in ship technology so they control the seas. The 6th and last house is house Ranulph which controls the center of the mainland and has big cities with big fortifications. They are the main power in the mainland and have a big trade empire. There is a 7th evil faction which is controlled by Lord Brevil, the Lord of the Dead and he has a very powerful army which he uses to raid the enemy factions and try to rise to the golden throne of Vaizix, like his predecessor, the Lord of Death also known as Dark King once did. The golden throne has its origins after the great war of Expansion between the Dark Legions and the Alliance of Vaizix conformed by the great duchies and empires of the old Realm.

Reflection They shall not grow old

In the documentary film “They shall not grow old”, the audience could watch how the life in the trencjes was actually like and also It showed the true horrors of the war and it was very similar to “All quiet on the western fornt”. It has similarities in the facts that they both try tot show how the war was actually like and how the raids and charges across no mans land were actually like and the fear that they felt was inhumane. aditionally the war was very stressful and there were always sounds of bombardments and artillery firing. In comparison “Soldiers home” doesnt describe a lot the war, but instead it narrated the life of the soldiers after the war in particulalrly the life of Krebs who was an american soldier who had enlisted in the marines to go fight in the western front but wasnt inmediatly accepted back into society and this also happened with the british soldier who fought in WW1. They were like a different race apart form civilians.

IRJE Percy Jackson:The Titans Curse

In Percy jackson: The titans curse, the main conflict in the story happens when percy and his friends arrive at the military school and are recieved by a commander who seems to be the instructor of the school. Altough he seems normal and human at first when percys friends recognize that he is a monster they start to be more cotious. The main objective of Percy and his friends is to save the demigods or halfbloods form the military school before the military men discover them and they take them away. They start to blend in and they discover the dark secrets of th emilitary school sucha s the one that it is run by some monsters who want to eleminate the demigods so that they dont go to the halfblood camp. Percys mission it to stopt he monsters form discovering the halfbloods and he and his friends have to save them and take them back to the camp before it is too late. If they fail the effort put into the extraction mission of Grover and of the demigods will all be in vain and all of the work and rpogress done so far would have gone to waste. And also if they gave up the monsters would basically have a free passage to the cmap.

Soldiers home

The similarities and differences between krebs and Paul are that Krebs enlisted in the marines and Paul enlisted in the army. Paul died and Krebs survived and they were in opposing sides of the war so the experiences were different. Some of the similarities are that they both survived the true and actual horrors of the war and they both didnt usually talk about their experiences in the war. Paul got paid to be in the war and and krebs enlisted by will.

All quiet on the western front personal response

All quiet on the western front is a very interesting novel which mixes fiction with reality. It describes how the soldiers were taken their humanity away and how there was no order on the trenches. It describes how the insanity and inhumanity take over the soldiers and make them do horrible things not necessarily at their will. It envelops a lot of different scenarios and many different character but at the end of the book it all ends with the tragedy and truth of everyone loosing their lives. And at the end everyone faces the bitter end of death and devastation.


It envelops and lot of events to create a fascinating story about how the life in trenches actually was lawless and full of death and despair. It reflects the true horrors of war and how the soldiers were affected by this even if they had survived the war they were mentally or physically affected after the war ended. Over all the book is a greta story and shows the real perspective on how the soldiers had suffered in the war and with their commanders but in a short conclusion it is written from a first person perspective and is a very deep and meaningful story which includes a lot of the tru details of the war specially at the end and during the beginning while setting the stage.

About me

Hi I am Patricio and I live in Mexico City. I was born in the city and I haved lived there since. In my free time I like to design buildings and other similar things. I also enjoy meeting new people from around the world. I like to play videogames and also I like to read science fiction books. I like to play golf and to go out with friends.