Marie Antoinette film

1- Marie Antoinette is sometimes referred to as “The Teenage Queen”. What attitudes in the movie can show that?

She has a very inmature personality. She does not obey the rules, she cheats in King Louis XVI and she is asists to many parties and drinks like a teenanger. She does not behave like a queen.

2- After her first child is born she shows many changes in her attitude and lifestyle. How? Provide examples. Why do you think that happens?

When her first child was born she moved to the farm to teach many things of nature to her daughter. This shows a big change with maturity, but on the other hand she still goes to parties. It is as if she wants to give values to her daughter and to act as a grown up, but there is something in her personality that doesnt let her do it.

3- Some historians have often suggested that Marie Antoinette’s behaviour helped encourage agitation in the people at the beginning of the Revolution. Can you find any instances in the movie that confirm or deny this claim?

It was because she was always spending a lot of money in unnecessary things like jewelry, clothing, etc. There were many people suffering for hunger and she acted like nothing happened.

4- Towards the end of the movie, we see a more mature woman. How does she show she has somehow stopped being “The Teenage Queen”?

She starts to be more mature when her family is at risk due to the attack of Versailles. This is shown when she decides to disobey what her husband said, to leave with their sons.

This is very mature because she wants to stay by his side and support him.

Diary entry

For our virtual period our history teacher asked us to do the following task:

Imagine you are a French citizen who was involved in the storming of the Bastille. Later that night, write your diary entry, explaining what happened (from your viewpoint) and expressing your fears, wishes, hopes for the future, etc. Be as creative as possible in finding a voice for that character to make it sound realistic.

 

Dear diary,

Dime hours ago I was able to participate in the glorifying storming of the Bastille. It was very pleasant to destroy that 30-metre building that represented the horrible monarchy that has done so much damage on us.

The battle was very aggressive. There were many deaths. We fought with passion and anger. All the fury of my soul possessed was expressed today. I am very proud about all the work that we have done because now I won’t be treated like before. Life Will not be as hard and unfair as before. It was not very easy to see someone’s head in a spike, but I did it for my life and my son’s. I don’t know if I will sleep with guilt or pride tonight, but I do know now that I will have the gift of equality forever.

Semana del Libro

Como esta semana se festeja la semana de la lectura, nuestra profesora Lenny Ambrosini, nos leyó un cuento que ella leía de chica y un poema. Ella nos pidió que escribiéramos sobre un libro que nos marco o sobre citas que hablen sobre que significa leer y yo elegí la cita.

“La lectura perjudica seriamente a la ignorancia.” Esta cita me parece que pone el fin de la lectura en un modo irónico. En mi opinión esta dirigido a la gente que esta negada a leer por ignorancia, que se niega a saber nuevos conocimientos y a saber distintas historias. Yo creo que leyendo cada uno se puede desconectar de su vida, meterse en otro mundo. Para mi los libros unen y también nos transmiten cosas. Cuando yo era mas chica esperaba todo el día el momento de terminar de comer y esperar a que mi mama me venga a leer mis libros llenos de cuentos, que a lo largo marcaron mucho mi vida. Ahora cada vez que pienso en mis libros preferidos me acuerdo de como disfrutaba pasar el tiempo con mi mama, escuchándola contar cuentos. Yo creo que eso fue lo que me motivo a aprender a leer y también a poder disfrutar las rutinas de los demás, generalmente de princesas.

Lo que trae la lectura es algo único, algo que nos alimenta de conocimiento y que nos prohíbe negarnos a distintas cosas.

Ficha del Héroe: Tristán

Después de leer el mito “Tristán e Isolda” nuestra profesora nos pidió quehttp://camilaaliberti.cumbresblogs.com/2015/06/11/ficha-del-heroe/
Datos Personales:

Nombre: Tristán

Predecesores: rey de Leonís y Blancaflor

 

 

Principal virtud que lo distingue como héroe: el más noble de los caballeros, bueno en la guerra, Justiciero y valiente.

Breve descripción del personaje: El mas noble de los caballeros, gran habilidad con la espada, montaba con gran destreza, y toca el arpa de un modo exquisito, socorra a los débiles, protege a los indefensos, pelea contra la injusticia.

Relato en el que aparece

Sinopsis: Luego de una herida mortal, Tristan conece a Isolda quie nlo salva de su muerte. Se enamoran pero Tristan debe volver a Cornualles donde su tio espera se convierta en rey, pero su pueblo demnda un rey puro de sangre real. El rey se casa con Isolda, luego de huir juntos, Tristan e Isolda regresan al reino, y son separados para siempre.

Rol que juega el personaje en el relato: el héroe, el salvador del pueblo.

Citas que permiten distinguir al personaje como héroe:

“Era capaz tanto de blandir la espada o de montar con gran destreza… Habían inculcándole ademas los mas estrictos principios de todo caballero: socorrer a los débiles, proteger a los indefensos, peliar contra la injusticia… Fue por eso que no dudo en ofrecerse para enfrentar a Morholt”

“Tristán fue el primero en ponerse de pie y empuñar la espada. Morholt lo ataco sin piedad. Pero Tristán era ágil y logro esquivar una y otra y otra estocada hasta que consiguió herir a su rival en la pierna.”

Información adicional:

Origen del personaje: Fue la tesis del medievalista francés Joseph Bédier que todas las leyendas de Tristán podían derivar de un único poema, traducido por Thomas de Britannia al francés desde una fuente original en cornuallés o bretón.

Otros episodios importantes en los que haya aparecido: “ Libro del muy esforzado caballero Don Tristán de Leonís y de sus grandes hechos en armas”
“Tristán el joven”
Tristán también aparece en muchos poemas, especialmente franceses.

Games At Twilight Essay

Here is the essay of Games at Twilight we made in pairs. I did it with my partner Lucia Frias.

Essay Games at Twilight

Games at Twilight by Anita Desai is a short story about a young boy’s despair generated from a realization of his insignificance. Do you agree?

In this essay we are going to analyse the insignificance that the protagonist of Games At Twilight felt.

Since  the beginning of the story, Ravi, the protagonist, wanted to beat his cousins and brothers in “hide and seek”. He wanted to be a champion, to feel victorious. His mind and thoughts were focused on the game. “…To be the winner, in a circle of older, bigger, luckier children…” Ravi would do everything to win, he stayed in a horrible and dark shed, accompanied by spiders and rats, just for a game.

As the story continues, Ravi was still in there, waiting to be found, until he realised that he had to touch the den. When he left the shed, running in a desperate way, feeling proud of himself, he found his family chanting and playing other games, but his illusion of winning was still alive. “Seeing his attended to, the children went back to clasping their hands and chanting… ‘I won, I won, I won.’ He bawled, shaking his head so that the big tears flew.” As the quote shows, he had the necessity to show his awaited triumph although his family was with their minds in another place. Ravi wanted to be recognised as a champion.

The disappointment that he had was very strong, he had been ignored and forgotten by his own family all the afternoon. He was expecting congratulations from his cousins and siblings, but what he had were insults. “Stop it, stop it Ravi. Don’t be a baby…” He also felt anguished, he has been waiting for something that didn’t happen.

After this, his partners encouraged him to play another game, and he felt like a jerk, so he moved aside and started crying. “He felt his heart go heavy and ache inside him unbearably. He laid down full length on the dump grass, crushing his face into it, no longer crying, silence by a terrible sense of his insignificance.” Ravi wasn’t sure of what was going on, he didn’t know how to react, he felt that crying was the only way to take off his pain. He realised that had been ignored the whole time.

To sum up, we agree at a hundred percent that this story is about a young boy who realize his insignificance and his despair.