Class Notes 9/12

First of all so sorry guys i am posting this up now. I am horrible at this!!!

Things we did on Tuesday 9/12:

ASSIGNMENT FOR THURSDAY 9/14:

RE READ THE STORY,

READ EVERYONE’S BLOG,

PRINT OUT SOMEONE’S BLOGĀ (Ā we will talk about why is it important to you, why did you pick that especific blog.

NO NEW READINGSĀ 

Finish girl and if any had questions, we could go back to them.

-Narration and Context

-No burning questions or comments.

Questions of Identity, Perception, Freedom,

(Most of us liked the Yellow Wallpaper) lol

GREAT JOB ON BLOGGING!!!

Move on to Puertoricanness, Evaluate it and go into context as to being puertoricanness:

“No longer keep her accent under lock and key” – to be set free

We concluded that the narrator is a SHE.

A shift- conflict- “lock &key”

BLOG TIP- IDENTIFY THE CONFLICT.

Conflict- tension, character, plot. (it’s almost always resolved!)

external ( vs. society, environment, human vs. human)

internal (vs. yourself, like getting up in the morning, we all have internal conflicts/wars with ourselves at all times. whether to eat pizza or not, to cross a bridge or not, to go to class today or not. )

I did not have an internal conflict typing this up, JUST finishing my Calculus HW.

INTERNAL CONFLICT- often short-handed, you struggle with something.

AMBIVALENCE- Conflict between 2 things, having 2 different feelings about something.

there is usually a consequence to whatever you decide but when it comes to this word, it is either coming to class or be affected by your grades when you aren’t present to do the classwork and participation.

MAYOR CONFLICT IN PUERTORICANNESS

Self VS. Identity- Internal

Self VS. Society- External

1st sentence: “Waking up inside her” what was dormant? (like a lightbulb just turning on)

PERSONIFICATION of PR being a character.

Paragraph 5 Sentence 2: being caught between 2 worlds, being an immigrant, accent, pronounciation.

PACE/TIMING when she says, “Interrupt me back!”

Her Puertoricanness– Noun, semi-made up word. (essence of being puerto rican.

Puerto Rican- ADJECTIVE describing a person

ANALYSIS- stay grounded, do not stray because of what the author feels. Your idea or your opinion can change because of what we are percepting.Ā 

Puertoricanness- “The way you leave the stove on with food ready…..”Ā Part of culture-Home-Social Aspect

SPONTANEOUS- not expected? just pops up. (think of spontaneous combustion)

IDIOSYNCRASIES- unique to you or to me, not generally to other people.

Narrator identifies being Puerto Rican conflicting.

“Come mija, quieres cafe?” is the way that she starts speaking spanish during the reading intentional?

Yes, to show she misses herself, waking up to the sound of that rooster, to show her puertoricanness, to be set free when speaking her language.Spanish comes out mid-sentence.

1st half of the story is in english until she is no longer under lock and key.

She is becoming more authentic, UNRAVELING.

It’s like she is becoming PR, with an American culture cape hovering above all of that inner self.

SYMBOLISM- personification, manifestation of conflict, diction

THE ROOSTER

The rooster- cannot be repressed- who she really is, TRUE SELF (but she loved it)

IDENTIFICATIONĀ “she was like the rooster” (simile- using like or as)

It reminded her of home. (Home being PR)

The rooster prompted the memory of the rooster back home.

Neighbors did not like the rooster- they cursed it, pissed them off.

BARTERING- TRADING/EXCHANGING (BACK AND FORTH)

PUERTO RICO- ROOSTER, SPANISH-FOOD, NATURAL CLOCK , HER DREAMS
USA- ACTUAL CLOCK(ALARMS),DIFFERENT LANGUAGE, DIFFERENT CULTURE

LAST PARAGRAPH: She accepted herself, puerto rican and american, two cultures inside her, going in the bus to buy vacalao. it all just ends up coming together, conflict is resolved, she gave in. It is all balanced now, no more heartbreak between herself.

SYNTHESIS- coming together

 

Start on Yellow Wallpaper(not finished yet, re read and comment on a classmate’s blog)

We only did the first couple of pages.

DISCUSSION TIP:Ā  when talking about the story make sure to include page #, column #, paragraph #, and line #.

Setting/ Imagery: uninhabited for a long time, (untenanted Paragraph 4)

“Colonial Mansion”

John is her husband-says that she is not sick, yet he gives her medication (CONTRADICTING).

CREDIBILITY- He is a physician( like her brother)- High Standing

John- controlling (Practical when she is emotional)

Believes in hard facts (Tangible)

Laughs at her, scoffs at her, does not take her seriously.

Treats her like a child, He puts her away from room with flowers. He puts her in a horrible NURSERY

Does not aknowledge her actual being sick

Dismisses everyone around her, he wants he to stay alone in a way. ALIENATES HER.

CONCRETIZED- MAKING SOMETHING DEFINITE. NOT CHANGING

FELICTY- JOY

QUEER- SOMETHING WEIRD,UNUSUAL. Ā  Ā  Ā TONE- ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE SETTINGĀ 

1st person POV- only her perspective-SUBJECTIVE-RELIABLE?

Narrator has a big imagination, (Paragraph 2- she talks about romantic felicity, and haunted house, like she hopes for the house to be haunted.

EXTERNAL CONFLICT- Husband and Brother are physicians, they take control of the narrator’s life. WHO IS IN CONTROL?

The story is told through her, the setting and imagery but also take a look at the role of her writing. Ā Her relationship to writing. How she writes and when is she writing.( we will discuss this in class tomorrow!)

Once again guys, sorry for posting this late. I made it as detailed as possible, if you have anything to add feel free to do so!

 

 

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