Thursday, January 14, 2010
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So, now that i'm officially an english major (a.k.a. creative writer), here's my pilot poem:)
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Friday, August 14, 2009
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Today, I want to bless my mum:)
Mum you are the apple of my heart:)
And you have taught me many valuable lessons throughout my life*
I wish you a wonderful day at home,
And wish I could cook you breakfast in bed:)
Lots of love,
Your dearest son,
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Friday, May 08, 2009
Peace and Joy1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And webrejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but wealso rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Articulation - Dr. Williams, my class blog is actually at http://jiahsienlit.blogspot.com but I've uploaded it here in since it's already linked
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Service Learning is not easy. We have to deal with non-native speakers who effectively have never spoken a full sentence in perfect English before. Granted, they've watched movies and TV in English but most of them pay attention only to the Spanish subtitles and not the actual words spoken.
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Monday, March 30, 2009
- The theme of usurpation is asserted at the outset when Mowbray and Bolingbroke accuse one another
- However, in the second scene, we hear that Richard is himself a usurper. Indeed, he is reported to be responsible for the very murder debated by Mowbray and Bohngbroke.
- Should Bolingbroke be killed, that eliminates one of Richard's enemies. On the other hand, if Mowbray is killed, then (we may infer from events later in the play) that silences someone who might have testified to Richard's guilt.
- After these preliminaries, Bolingbroke is exiled. In keeping with the
- standard structure, right after the exile of Bohngbroke, the story turns to a
- threat, in this case from Ireland.
- In the usual manner of Shakespeare's (slight-
- ly modified) prototypical structure, Bolingbroke does not return to fend off
- this threat. Instead, he makes use of the opportunity to stage his own inva-
- sion, supported by the Duke of Brittany.
- In this way, Shakespeare doubles the foreign attack sequence. (Doubling, or even tripling, is another development principle used by Shakespeare.) In part drawing our sympathy toward Bolingbroke, Shakespeare presents a series of complaints against Richard
- (e.g., II.i.246-55).
- But right after this we witness the affection Richard's wife
- has for him (II.ii).This helps to re-humanize Richard and tends to foster
- compassion for his side in the conflict. Sympathy is not the only wavering
- value here.
- Law too is unclear. York states that legal right is on the side of
- Richard (II.iv.167-68), while Bolingbroke claims illegal dealings on
- Richard's part (II.iiil28-35).
- Bolingbroke then goes on to order executions
- with very flimsy justifications (Ill.i), a point with both legal and emotive
- The ambivalence cultivated throughout the play (with its
- intensification through familialization) is stated directly by York when he
- says, regarding Richard and Bolingbroke, "Both are my kinsmen./Th'one is
- my sovereign, whom both my oath/And duty bids defend; t'other again/Is
- my kinsman, whom the King hath wronged,/Whom conscience and my
- kindred bids to right" (II.ii.lll-15).i8
- As the preceding reference to Hamlet suggests, the anti-functional
- ambivalence we have been considering is also not confined to plays before
- Henry V. It spans Shakespeare's career.
- Henry V does not mark a turning point
- firom youthful non-conformity to mature traditionalism any more than it
- marks a shift from youthful conformism to mature emotional and evaluative
- complexity. The complexity is there from start to finish. Hamlet provides a
- clear instance.
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