Paralle Reading Assignment

    The old major gathers the animals of the Manor Farm for a meeting that is happening in the big barn. Old major tells the animals in the Manor Farm of his dream that he had in which all of the animals live together without any humans to oppress or control them. He later on says that the animals that they must work toward a paradise and he teaches them a song called “Beasts Of England” in which in his dream that the old major had is a vision is lyrically described. Only after three days of the meeting that the old major he dies, later on three younger pigs formulate his main principles into a philosophy called Animalism. The animals one night manage to defeat the farmer Mr. Jones and get him off the land and they kept the land and later renamed it the property Animal Farm. They dedicate it to achieving what the old major’s dream was. In the animal farm they began to start teaching the animals to read, and educate young ones the principles of Animalism. Skipping forward to the story, on Animal Farm the pigs became more and more like human beings. They started to walk like humans carrying whips and even wearing human clothes. Soon all of the seven principles that they had for Animalism became a single principle reading “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

George Orwell, Animal Farm


 This quote is important to the story and in real life because I feel like it represent what life is as well. This quote really stands out to me because it’s saying that every animal is equal but there’s some animals that are just more special compare to other animals. Meaning that even though both are equal but just one is more unique and there’s more unique animals out there as well and all are equal.


“The only good human being is a dead one.”

George Orwell, Animal Farm


    Snowball says this line in chapter four. Snowball war wounds that blood was dripping from. This line really stands out in this chapter a lot, Boxer who he thinks he unintentionally killed a stable boy in the whole chaos expresses his regret at taking a life. Snowball tells him to not feel guilty to what he have done.


“Four legs good, two legs bad.”

George Orwell, Animal Farm


    This quote was said in chapter three, the quote instances one of the novel’s many moments of propagandizing, which Orwell portrays as one example of how the elite class abuses language to control the lower classes.


“Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,

Beasts of every land and clime,

Hearken to my joyful tidings

Of the golden future time.”

George Orwell, Animal Farm


The first verse of the song that the Old Major hears in his dream and which he teaches to the rest of the animals during the fateful meeting in the barn. Rebellion is over and a name regime has gained power, and squealer fears that the power of such idealistic and future directed lyrics.


“At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.”

George Orwell, Animal Farm


    In chapter five, this quote describe the Napoleon’s violent expulsion of Snowball from animal farm, and which parallels the falling out between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Napoleon is losing the contest for the hearts and minds of the lower animals to Snowball. It’s importance as it is one of many political positioning of the Rebellion’s early days gives way to overt violence, openly subverting the democratic principles of Animal Farms


    The symbolism that George Orwell the author use is one giant allegory about the Soviet Union and it’s history behind it. . This subject the readers in the 1940s,, when the book was released would have been widely understood. He gives many symbols in this book and they all represent something about the Soviet Union or the ideals imposed by it’s government in the first half of the 20th century.



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I made a collage animal farm online. The images I choose for this college relate to throughout the whole book. In the first picture I’ve added a pig who plays as the Old Major. The Old Major is one of the first big character that was brought into the first few pages. George Orwell said in the first page that he is a pig. The type of pigs that are in the book are king, and grandfatherly philosopher of change.

The next picture next to the pig is a picture of a farm and the barn. The reason I decided to put that picture inside the collage, because it describes the setting of the story. The story mostly takes place inside a farm area so I thought it would be a great way to show the location of where the story takes place at.

Under the author name in my collage I put a picture of a cow. I put that picture there because I wanted to represent the other types of animals inside of the barn. I thought instead of showing all of the type of characters I just thought I would pick a normal typical animal that could be found inside a barn. I think it really does show the story about the animals base of it.

In the last picture I put a picture of the sky and a doddle of clouds and a moon on it. The point of the picture is to show the in the first chapter and their goal of it. The pig have a dream in is considered to be a strange dream. In the dream that he have is which animals ruled England and everything was fine and lovely.

winter dreams.


  • Describe the setting and its significance.

In the beginning of “Winter Dreams” Dexter lives in Back Bear, Minnesota as a teenager. Seven years after Dexter had went to college, which is an older and more famous university in the East. Then later on in life he had move onto New York. It then takes place at the Sherry Island Golf Club. It’s there that the young Dexter first sees even younger Judy Jones; it’s there that Dexter falls for Judy Jones a second time as an adult; it’s there that Dexter sees the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. Which he wants to have for himself.

  • Describe Judy Jones at the age of eleven.  How do you feel about her treatment of the nurse?

Judy Jones’ at the age of eleven she was a very spoiled and egocentric child. Her treatment to her nurse was very rude and just not a right thing to do.

  • Why do you think Dexter quit?

The reason Dexter quits his job as a caddy is because of Judy. While he does work at the golf course, he is proud of moving up to being the most sought after caddy of the place; he is not there to be able to make a living.

  • Discuss the significance of this line: “… Dexter was unconsciously dictated to by his winter dreams.”  Are you dictated to by your “winter dreams”?

Winter dreams is the title of the story and it have a huge impact on Dexter. In the situation of the line, Dexter was working as a caddy. He later then decided to quit his job because of Judy. Judy is a very influential person to change Dexter’s emotion. So I think that his winter dream is Dexter’s perturbation by Judy. He really does love Judy; he was unconsciously dictated by her. Winter dream is very influential to people who love someone else.

  • What is the significance of the title?  Why do you think Fitzgerald used “winter” and not “spring” or “fall” in the title?  In what ways do the seasons affect Dexter’s outlook on life?

The significance of the title which is “Winter Dreams”. Dexter is the victim of winter dreams, adolescent fantasies that he is never able to fill. As he searches for happiness and love, he unwisely focuses his quest exclusively on Judy Jones, making her the sole object of his romantic projections.



  • Describe the adult Judy Jones.  What kind of person is she?  Do you know anyone like her?

Judy is a foil character in the narrative as her wealthy upbringing contrasts Dexter’s more humble beginnings. Throughout the story, Judy is casually cruel to Dexter as she plays with hearts and emotions. In the end, her life falls short of the life that Dexter and others expected for her.  She was beautiful, tan, stuck up

  • How did Dexter justify Judy’s lying to him?

Dexter doesn’t mind that Judy lied to him because he was glad that she took the trouble for her to lie to him.

  • What does Dexter “surrendering” part of himself (beginning of part IV) mean?

Dexter and Judy seem to be possessed by lust rather than love. Though Dexter thinks he is surrendering himself to her (315), it seems more likely that he is surrendering to feelings of lust within himself. Though it does not have as much attention devoted to it as the other seasons, summer appears to serve as the amorous season. The brief relationship between Dexter and Judy is an important part of the story. The affair is greatly enhanced by the mood setting it in summer creates with very little time needed to establish that effect.

  • What does “direction” signify in the line at the end of part II, “…for the second time, her casual whim gave a new direction to his life.”


Lab Work Assessment

William Root Assessment –


One thing that I’ve learn about the early 19th century life is the type of games that they would play back then. They would mostly just use two type of sticks and a circle thing and they would throw it at each other using the sticks and try to catch them as well. Other game that they played they would grab a stick and another bigger circle wood and they would roll it around. Inside the house in the downstairs they would try to impress their guest, so they wouldn’t be seen as poor. Downstairs is the only part of the house where they would try to make look nice, like having wallpaper in the room would show some type of wealth. I also learn that back then the rooms and ceilings for the upstairs would be very small because back then the people wasn’t so tall and would have smaller space. They had moved the house over a street down where it was originally. In the early 19th century they would have another building for the kitchen so it wasn’t attached to the house.


The Life and Death of Edgar Allen Poe Assessment –


  • Write about Poe’s mother and father.

Poe’s mother name was Eliza Poe, and his father name was David Poe Jr. His father David abandoned the family in 1810, and the year after Eliza died. Eliza died on Sunday morning, on December 8, 1811 at the young age of twenty-four. Eliza died of tuberculosis.

  • How old was Poe when his mother died? What did she die from?

Edgar Allan Poe was only two years old when his mother died, and she died from tuberculosis.

  • Who took in Poe and describe his upbringing.

Edgar Allen Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Growing up with them Edgar was really close to Frances while him and John relationship wasn’t that great.

  • Where did he go to college? Describe his experience there.

Edgar Allen Poe attended the University Of Virginia for only one semester, he was force to leave due to the lack of money. His experience there wasn’t that great he was struggling throughout the whole time he even burn his own furniture to stay warm.

  • Why did Poe join the military and how well did he do?

Edgar Allen Poe joined the army as a way to support himself due to an estranged relationship with the foster dad who had financially supported him in the past. Poe did reasonable well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major.

  • Who did he marry and what were the circumstances of the marriage?

Edgar Allen Poe married his thirteen year old cousin Virginia Clemm.

  • What happened to Poe’s wife and how long did she suffer?

Edgar Allen Poe wife died from tuberculosis, she had suffer for five long years.

  • What poem brought Poe fame? Was it a financial success?

His poem “The Raven” brought him into instant success.

  • What poem did Poe write for his wife?

He wrote “Annabel Lee” for his wife.

  • How, where, and what were the circumstances of Poe’s death?

The death of Edgar Allan Poe has remained mysterious, the circumstances he was semiconscious and dressed in cheap, ill-fitting clothes.

Abigail Rhetoric Eassy

The following paragraphs are from a letter that Abigail Adams had wrote to her son John Quincy Adams on January 12th, 1780. In her letter to her son she uses rhetorical strategies where she uses advice to her son. In the opening of the letter Abigail Adams had picture her concerned for her son stating that “I hope you have had no occasion, either from enemies or the dangers of the sea, to repent your second voyage to France.” Adams clarifies “I should not have urged you to accompany your father and brother when you appeared to averse to the voyage.” In the overall letter the tone of it all is her being anxious for her son. Inside the letter Abigail gives advice to her son John Quincy Adams. Adams crafted into the letter with many rhetorics embedded into it to the letter. Abigail adds loving and enthusiastic yet at the same time manages to have a prudent tone to help convey the need for John so he will be able to do magnificent on his voyage and avoid any repent of the second voyage but to France. The tone she is giving to this letter is helping give an emotional appeal. Giving  John a sense of secure confidence he will do great on his trip to France. Adams is telling John in her letter to him that she have so much faith in her son to do well in his trip. She states in the letter that she knows that John would never giver her a “reason to lament it”, or any regret of her trusting him at all. Throughout the whole letter Adam express all of the additions towards her son such like the following quote “…You will find your understanding opening and daily improving.” Adam is also using praises to push him to strive for greatness. She is also using a sense of expectancy to do the same thing. This might be an employment of ethical appeal because by using a sense of moral to sort of lightly pressure her own son to do act on expectancy John’s mother lays upon him in a way subtle way. She stated in the letter “It will be expected of you, my son, that, as you are favored with superior advantages under the instructive eye of a tender parent.”  to help convey the sense of expectancy for her son, and this helps put a good roadway on John to ensure he does great while he’s there. Adam establishes her credibility by using some wisdom In her letter giving advice such as “the habits of the mind are formed in contending with difficulties, all history will convince you of this.” in today’s terms it she was saying that a great mind is formed by dealing with obstacles and time and events will prove this to you. This will be giving John a overview on the pretentious events he takes on later in life, when he becomes one of the president of the united states of American thanks to Abigail Adam’s amicable rhetoric strategies that were successful in stirring John Q. A. to become one of American’s greatest leaders to date.


    ‘Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue‘ – Oscar Wilde.



    Wilde claims disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it promotes social progress. Disobedience is often viewed as an honorable trait, and is generally a bad term to use as a description of someone. I would agree with Oscar Wilde that disobedience is a valuable human trait. I truly believe that it does promotes the social progress of everything. Disobedience is failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority.  A reading of history clearly shows that it has been disobedience, rebellion, which have driven progress over the millennia.  It seems that because of the absence of resistance will lead to nothing changing for things to get better.


    As the years have gone by things like slave revolts, illegal strikes, LGBT riots, to even mass sit-ins, disobedience is the engine of progressive social change itself.  It has appeals to the abstract condition of order have been used for years to control the populace.  People protest for many things that they believe in. Lately in 2017 there has been a lot of protest to do with our current president Donald Trump.  You have the right to protest, but it just simply doesn’t always a good idea or work.


    Being disobedient doesn’t always mean that you’re being reckless or unethical. I just simply means that you’re thinking for yourself and others and resisting authority. Of course sometimes resisting authority and being disobedient is okay in order for you to do the right thing for humanity. So i believe that it’s okay to be disobedient to help others and do the right thing for everyone. It’s okay to be disobedient to disobey unjust laws, to question, and to stand up to the people who tells us “just do as I say so” or something around those lines. We shall not be afraid or ashamed to look around us and say that “this isn’t good enough.”


    In the quote from Oscar Wilde, he says that disobedience is an honorable trait for a person to have.  That they should be called disobedient is a complement. According to him disobedience is a beneficial thing for someone to have. Them having this trait social progress is being made.  For example people who is disobedient in a injustice against unjust laws I find it to be honorable thing. In the past years there been so many injustice courts sayings going on because of the unjust laws and I find being disobedient is really honorable to fight against that.


    In some cases disobedience is not always a good thing. For example disobedience isn’t an honorable thing when you’re breaking a law, that you shouldn’t of had broken in the first place. Also another example could be when you’re basically got in trouble for any reason at school and you start talking back to the teacher. In that case disobedience isn’t really an honorable thing to some people. It’s basically just split in half disobedience could be a good thing or not depending on how the person is doing it. If they’re doing it for a good reason or not.