Monday, February 24, 2020
I definitely am happy with my progress. I think I am a week or two ahead of where I was last year when I was in the Mythology and Folklore class. I am most proud of the fact that I am actually getting ahead of class. Trying to balance this class and my capstone is a challenge but with me being a week ahead it allows me more time to focus on my capstone. My weekly routine is doing most of the assignments on Sunday then finishing it up on Monday. The assignments I enjoy the most is definitely adding to my storybook.
I want to keep the same pace that is have been going with for the rest of the semester and not slack off. One pitfall that I want to put off is putting off a week of homework for this class since I am a week or two ahead. I might change the layout of my storybook later on but I am not sure yet.
I am happy with the layout of my blog because I feel like the overall aesthetic is representing what we are reading. On top of that my project website is coming along very well and hopefully it will be better than the one I did for Mythology and Folklore.
My biggest writing accomplishment in this class would probably be the fact that I am able to write stories at all. Having really no background in understanding Indian epics, I thought it would be difficult to produce stories and understand them but I feel like I am doing a good job.
I don't think there is anything that I need to be doing to get more out of the readings. I think the stories I write could be a little more cohesive and not be as rushed.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Authors Note: For this story I wanted to just have two characters to focus on. I wanted there to be a good and evil character. In the original story we are given two characters who are after revenge and it does not end well for either of them. With this story I wanted Jake to know the cost of getting revenge and even though he does die, the oppressed people in surrounding kingdoms know what he has down and they too rise up and fight back. The moral of the story is that evil will never win. I wanted to give a God a little part because this story was really only about vengeance. In the end vengeance can consume you and will most likely lead to your death. Often when vengeance is talked about, there are always negative repercussions. Sure, this is true in this story but it also shows that vengeance can signal that people who are being opposed can change that and take back their life.
Bibliography: Gibbs, Laura. The Night Raid. The Night Raid
Richard Simkin. Source: Wikicommons
Bibliography: Gibbs, Laura. The Battle Begins. The Battle Begins
Monday, February 10, 2020
Luke couldn’t reply because he was a mute, but he started to right out in the dirt that he was an orphan and his family had been burned to death by an evil with. The old man thanks him profusely and give him a long hug after learning what had happened to his family. He then proceeded to ask Luke if he would like to live with them for the rest of his life and Luke’s eyes teared up. No one had ever been nice to him and people had always treated him with disgust. He finally found somewhere he belong and from that day forward, Luke acted like a model citizen and never caused any more trouble.
Bibliography: Gibbs, Laura. The House of Fire. The House of Fire