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Parshva

Hello my name is Parshva and I am in the G10 English Language and Literature Class.

Script to direct speech

Scene 1

"What’s wrong? You have been acting strange all day?" questioned Angelene

"What’s wrong with me? Look in the mirror, isn’t your back hurting from carrying an asher chip the whole day?" exclaimed Asher

"Excuse me but I have been trying the best I can do, I am being flooded with heat, walking for 20 km in the middle of nowhere and having no idea where we are going isn’t something I do every day. Give me a break" Angelene unwittingly said

"Forget the past, we have a long way to get past, lets put our minds together. Two separate minds are weaker than two united minds. Let’s put our heads down and figure out which way to." said Asher in a calm and soothing manner.

"True, you are excused. Well, there is a house nearby, it looks sort of like the one in WW1, I suggest we go in there see what we find." Angelene peacfully said

"See comments like these introduce conflicts. You are simply outrageous. We have to find our way using these maps and compasses, what is going in some random two square metres house going to do for us? I am honestly just sick of you" yelled Asher.

Asher had a really bad temper, he was furious, the teenagers were completely zoned out they had no idea of their surroundings. While they were completely bedazzled, an astonishing view around them with enriched clouds, chic scenic views and greenery.

"Jeez relax." Angelene timidly whispered

Asher took a deep breath and tried to calm himself down. He was so angry all at once he smacked his foot against the floor.

"Oh my god, oh my god ? YES oh my god, a tower a tower I see a tower." yelled Angelene with joy

Both their eyes glowed and were over the moon they had found something significant that could help them.

"See I knew I kept you around for a reason. Finally, you came to some use." screamed asher in enjoyment

"Hopefully, they have something useful for us. A phone? Food? Water? I would take in anything at this point" hoped Angelene

"Wait? Um? Why are they running at with knives? What did we do? ANGELENE RUN RIGHT NOW" questioned Asher

Imagening a dialogue between two characters (green hills pic, play script format)

Scene 1

Angelene
What’s wrong? You have been acting strange all day?

Asher
What’s wrong with me? Look in the mirror, isn’t your back hurting from carrying an asher chip the whole day?

Angelene
Excuse me but I have been trying the best I can do, I am being flooded with heat, walking for 20 km in the middle of nowhere and having no idea where we are going isn’t something I do every day. Give me a break

Asher
Forget the past, we have a long way to get past, lets put our minds together. Two separate minds are weaker than two united minds. Let’s put our heads down and figure out which way to.

Angelene
True, you are excused. Well, there is a house nearby, it looks sort of like the one in WW1, I suggest we go in there see what we find.

Asher
See comments like these introduce conflicts. You are simply outrageous. We have to find our way using these maps and compasses, what is going in some random two square metres house going to do for us? I am honestly just sick of you

Asher had a really bad temper, he was furious, the teenagers were completely zoned out they had no idea of their surroundings. While they were completely bedazzled, an astonishing view around them with enriched clouds, chic scenic views and greenery.

Angelene
Jeez relax.

Asher took a deep breath and tried to calm himself down. He was so angry all at once he smacked his foot against the floor.

Angelene
Oh my god, oh my god are you okay? YES oh my god, a tower a tower I see a tower.

Both their eyes glowed and were over the moon they had found something significant that could help them.

Asher
See I knew I kept you around for a reason. Finally, you came to some use.

Angelne
Hopefully, they have something useful for us. A phone? Food? Water? I would take in anything at this point

Asher
Wait? Um? Why are they running at with knives? What did we do? ANGELENE RUN RIGHT NOW

Formative Picture Writing- Staircase

The stairs stood right in front of me, sparkling in my eyes. They were just gigantic, every footstep was like a horse sprinting at full pace. It was unimaginable. I made it in life, my two friends were sprinting, we were having the time of our lives. We were laughing, cracking jokes, having true Italian pizza. It was a perfect day, blue skies with white clouds flew over our head. The steps were odd, there were 10 metres wide. The biggest I have ever seen. There were about 100 stairs with different shades of the colour brown. There was not much green scenery, just a few pieces of leaves here and there. There was not anything special about this place. Just the company. The fence seemed as if it was used in WW1, it was tremendously old. My friends were attempting to run up the entire staircase, after a few steps they were out of breath. While running up the stairs I lost balance, the pebles constantly wobbled. This was probably built somewhere in the roman empire. At a point, I felt unsafe being here, I felt as if I was going to be sucked into the core of the earth. There were 6 longs poles, they basically had no function being here, it felt as if they could fall at any second. The two parts of this image contrasted which puzzled me. The sky looked so bright and cheerful, while on the other hand, there was this massive staircase which was brown, depressing and painful. What have I come to? I am lying to my wife about where I am, told my job that I was sick and forgot about my kids. All to see some random staircase in the middle of nowhere. All in all, I am stuck, I have no idea what to do similar to that pole just standing there with no function. But seriously, what is it doing there? I felt as if the bricks were going to fall upon me. I felt as if the humongous fence was going to collapse. I felt as it was just all about to end.So many thoughts rushing into my mind like my friends sprinting to the top of the staircase.

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Descriptive Writing Picture Response

In the following picture it is visible that there is a presumably a donkey who seems to be carrying a tremendous amount of weight.

In the background we see a scenic view of the mountains. While the view is great the smell on the other hand, not so great. Think of it like gunpowder in a soldier from WW1. The look on the donkeys face says it all, he looks tired, he looks depressed. He was exhausted. The sky seems filthy, grey and filled with pollution. Imagine walking with that much weight on your back in a sky filled with dirt air and rocks scratching your feet everey footstep of the way. I would not be able to last even a few minutes. We see in the foreground that the horse looks as if he was going to collapse any second on the floor. Zooming into the horse, there were various pieces of string implemented for decoration. We see the horse looking far off into the distance, he is most likely thinking something "oh boy, how long is left", similar to that feeling of a long car trip. The horse also looks extremely isolated, we barley see any life around him. This adds onto the sorrows expressed in this picture. There are several sorrows decipted in this picture which are the fcial expressions of the donkey, the amount of weight and the filthiness of the sky.

The Mighty Swing

The Mighty Swing: Rajesh Rangeratmerjen

I was there when my heart was bleeding out and people were rushing to m. Rewind a few minutes and I was relaxing and having ice-cream. I was at the park with some friends when I was a strange looking vehicle about 3 blocks down the boat. It was approaching at a rapid pace. I looked at it thinking nothing would happen. it was quickly approaching. I throned my head to continue the conversation with my friend. Suddenly someone yelled "MOVE!". Next thing I know I was in immense pain and a group of people were surrounding me. I had almost past out because of what happened. It turned someone had just got hit with a cricket ball. I woke up on a hospital bed. My head still aching from the incident. I sat up trying to look around with my blurred vision,. The guy who hit me with the ball was standing there with concern in his eyes.

Formative Picture Writing- Staircase

The stairs stood right in front of me, sparkling in my eyes. They were just gigantic, every footstep was like a horse sprinting at full pace. It was unimaginable. I made it in life, my two friends were sprinting, we were having the time of our lives. We were laughing, cracking jokes, having true Italian pizza. It was a perfect day, blue skies with white clouds flew over our head. The steps were odd, there were 10 metres wide. The biggest I have ever seen. There were about 100 stairs with different shades of the colour brown. There was not much green scenery, just a few pieces of leaves here and there. There was not anything special about this place. Just the company. The fence seemed as if it was used in WW1, it was tremendously old. My friends were attempting to run up the entire staircase, after a few steps they were out of breath. While running up the stairs I lost balance, the pebles constantly wobbled. This was probably built somewhere in the roman empire. At a point, I felt unsafe being here, I felt as if I was going to be sucked into the core of the earth. There were 6 longs poles, they basically had no function being here, it felt as if they could fall at any second. The two parts of this image contrasted which puzzled me. The sky looked so bright and cheerful, while on the other hand, there was this massive staircase which was brown, depressing and painful. What have I come to? I am lying to my wife about where I am, told my job that I was sick and forgot about my kids. All to see some random staircase in the middle of nowhere. All in all, I am stuck, I have no idea what to do similar to that pole just standing there with no function. But seriously, what is it doing there? I felt as if the bricks were going to fall upon me. I felt as if the humongous fence was going to collapse. I felt as it was just all about to end.So many thoughts rushing into my mind like my friends sprinting to the top of the staircase.

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Quick Creative Writing Start

Michelle became aware of her special power when she flicked on the switch to the broken basement light, out of habit, and the light went on. Her eyes popped out and she started to tremble with excitement. "I can do stuff other people cant" she yelled, she tried again and it seemed to work on the other hand when her father tried the light remained off. Her father was in absolute shock, "what does my kid have that I don't"? Michelle jumped all around the room but then suddenly she heard a big sound and all the lights went out and all she could see was the colour black.

What is the nature and purpose of creative expression?

This is an extremely debatable question and a few words would not justify the correct answer however creative expression is something that can be expressed in many different forms. People should be able to express what they want in different creative ways. One could also express their feelings and thoughts over a particular maybe sensitive issue such as racism, homophobia and LGBTQ. Thoughts like these could be portrayed in creative ways such as video. Video would be an effective and concise way to get across a message.

Fictionised Childhood - First Kiss

My First Kiss

I could see it right in front of my eyes. In my face, glowing and looking adorable. It was practically asking for it. The sparkly blue skin and appealing smooth skin was shining a ray of light towards me. I leaned closer and kissed the dolphin which lasted around half a second. At first, I was afraid however my nerves settled and went back to my position.

I heard a small squeak but didn’t think much of it but the small dolphin continued to make repetitive squeaky sounds. My heart rate increased and drops of sweat raced down my body quicker than sound. Did I do something wrong? Was I not meant to kiss the dolphin? The crying got severely more intense and I began to shiver like a swimmer when he makes his first plunge. The dolphin moved in all directions, up-down, left-right started to jump and twirl around like a maniac.

The lifeguards seemed absolutely furious with me, they called the local vet. Everyone frowned upon me and looked at me as if I was some sort of murderer. But everything I did was in complete good faith, this isn’t my fault? The dolphin continued acting like he had a spasm attack and was trembling in all directions. The frown on the peoples faces did anything but decrease, I felt worse than Hitler or Vlad.

I heard the sirens of the ambulance approaching like dynamite, my legs started to quiver like a chicken. What is the ambulance going to do? Please God, save him? The dolphin started to struggle more and instantaneously he took his last breath.

I tore up. Completely. I couldn’t think, function or move. Did I just send an animal to heaven? I started praying to god. No, please. This isn’t possible. You know that frown that everyone had upon me, yeah well that just got a thousand times worse. How will I live like this? What is the point now?

I then heard some more sirens approaching and saw two people in blue walk out of the car and they said “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law”.

Prastisc Writing Concisley

Question 1: Outline two ways in which Pilkington gives you a sense of perspective in the first 8 lines of the text? 2 marks

Answer: The first way is that Pilkington uses descriptive language to give us a sense of perspective and the second way is that he also makes a personal reference where he refers back to his home Manchester and London.

Question 2: Identify two ways in which the author makes the description of the toad killings memorable. 2 marks

Answer: The first method that the author uses is that when he describe the killing he makes it extremely gruesome with several examples and the second method is that he is extremely descriptive the language he uses.

Question 3: Select two examples of humour from the text and analyse the effect of each on the reader. 4 marks

Answer: The first humour phrase that Pilkington uses is "all right wall of china to me", this makes it humorous as he is slightly annoyed at the fact that China decides the degree to which the monument is amusing to him. The second example is the "toad massacre" as obviously a massacre is no joke however he phrases it in such a way that is amusing to us the reader.

Question 4: Outline two ways in which sound plays a role in this scene. (Do not include comments on the use of voice-over here). 2 marks

Answer: The first way that the author makes sound play a role in this scene is at 0:18 there is a chaotic goose sound playing thus shows the chaotic atmosphere. The second way that he adds onto the chaotic atmosphere is that there was the sound of the crazy and chaotic scene which introduces us to how the scene will lay out in a chaotic manner.

Question 5: What is the overall effect of the voice-over in this extract? Select two examples of voice over commentary and analyse their effect on the viewer. 4 marks

Answer: The first effect of the voice over is to show how shocked he is feeling at the moment looking at the so called disgusting food, the effect upon the viewer is that it tell us the way that he is thinking and prompts us to think the way. The second way is that this video is very opinionated throughout the voice over.

Question 6: Outline two ways in which Pilkington makes the scorpion eating scene humorous through his spoken language in the scene. Give an example of each. 4 marks

The first example of humour in this film is that he talks about how some random lady would just eat an spider for breakfest, the effect upon the viewer is that it tells us that this is such a normal thing for it to happen in China. The second way is that he mentions about how some lady would want more spiders which is juxtaposed as the normal human being is scared of spiders.

15 minutes for this

Analytic Comparasion Prose Extract and Film Scene

Essay question: Compare and contrast how Simpson and Mears depict human survival in the wilderness similarly and differently?

The prose extract is taken from chapter 10 page 149 in the book Touching the Void and the video scene is from ** Ray Mears - Extreme Survival**, more specifically it is from season 2 episode 6 3:40-5:10. During the comparison of the two I noticed one main similarity and two key differences. The first similarity being that Simpson and Mears are in a situation where it is one individual who is out in the wild and they need to survive. The first differentiation is that they both have different precipitations of survival as Mears is staying extremely resilient and Simpson is complaining and is moody.

The first and only similarity that I will discuss is that both Mears and Simpson are currently in a situation where they are one individual male that has to survive. (The camera man being an exception). Mears is in an island somewhere near I believe the Caribbean and Simpson is a situation where he is in a mountain near Peru. They both have to survive on their own skills that they have learned during the past, there is practically no one else that can help them in this situation.

Moreover, a contrast that I noticed when looking at the two texts is that the precipitations of both is severely different. Mears is an immensely more calm position than Simpson. One way we know this is because of the calm and soothing voice that he is talking in, another is that the music was excessively upbeat and cheerful and that informed the reader that Mears is currently in a good state of mind. Contradictory, there is Simpson who is freaking out, an example of this would be he uses words such as "pain-wrecked, struggled, hours seemed to pass, jerking fire". All of these words show the current state of mind that he is in which is in an horrible and dreadful condition.

Note: We had 15 minutes to write this analytic piece.

Film Scene Analysis Emotion

Comment on how emotion is conveyed through music and sound.
Scene: 1:31:10 - 1:34:00

During the scene between 1:31:10 and 1:34:00 in the film touching the void the director uses conveys the emotions suspense and does a mood change from serious to much more ecstatic.

Firstly, at the very beginning of the scene Simpson speaks in an extremely slow and calm manner with very big breaths. This increases the suspense for us the viewer as we want to collect the information faster however that is not possible as he speaks quite slow. This occurred at the time 1:31:10 until about 1:31:30. This slow speaking manner creates an emotion of suspense and creates and empathy as the use of suspense creates empathy from us to Joe as we worry if something bad will happen to him which is very likely.

Additionally, the director also used an emotion change which happen at 1:33:44, this emotion change went from an extremely serious tone to a very uplifting and upbeat tone. This emotion change was very unexpected for the viewer and had a similar effect to a jump-scare. This created a huge contrast in tones as when the uplifting music was playing Joe was in immense pain which is ironic.

To conclude, the director of Touching the Void used two main techniques to convey emotions such as suspense and an emotion change.

We had around 15 minutes to write this

Film Scene Analysis: When Joe comes out of the Cave

Firstly, what happened in this scene, was that Joe was climbing out of the cave that he is trapped in and finally sees the rest of the world. This scene occurred between 1:04:27 - 1:05:27.

Now lets talk about the lighting, the lighting played an effect on the mood change as inside of the cave it was quite dark and gloomy as he is still stuck in the cave, however as soon as he reaches out of the cave, we see a mood change created through the lighting. When he reaches the end of the cave, the lighting becomes much more bright which connotes to being more ecstatic.

Another factor which played a role in the mood change, was the non-diegetic narration. He says "and it was a bright sunny day". The specific use of the word "and", shows that it was after being stuck in the cave for so long and it shows that it has finally come to an end. Also, the use of word "bright", indicates that this scene has more connotations to a joyful feeling.

There is no speech during this time of the movie, as he is alone. However, there is some sort of narration. During the narration, he says that “it was a bright sunny day”, which indicates that this is an joyful scene as the connotations of bright and sunny day are usually quite cheerful hence him getting out of the cave is cheerful.

The purpose of this scene is to show that there is a possible chance that he can come out in such rough conditions. Imagine walking out of a cave, in horrible weather conditions, with a broken leg and still being able to climb. the scene was to show that he did the impossible. Also Joe was determined to get out due to his alpha mindset, he said alos before that he wanted to get out

Note: We had approximately 10-15 minutes to write this.

Page 21 Chapter 1 Analysis

In this page 21 of chapter 1 from the book Touching the Void, Simpson uses a array of emotions and feelings which are displayed in the extract. Another observation was that the mood remains fairly upbeat the entire time, however there is a slight tone change as in the first half he uses an alliterated phrase "invigorating independence", he also uses "calming and tranquil". In the bottom half, Simpson expresses his admiration for the view, he uses phrases such as "God, it's fantastic, I was a little awed". "It", referring to the view. The function of the passage is the build up to the climax, right now they are extremely relaxed, calm and enjoying the view. However this would not be the case for very much longer.

What I am intrested in?

Over the past couple of months my interest in the stock market has grown tremendously and I believe that it will continue to grow. Rewind back to the start of the year, and all I saw over the news was GME and AMC to the moon, at first I was not aware of what any of this was. However I then continued to read several more articles about this topic and I gained a lot more knowledge about the stock market and I started to really understand what it was.

This is where my journey began, ever since this chaos in the stock market happened I have been fascinated by the market and stocks. Recently, I have been doing more research and I actually started to invest real money into the stock market and it has been extremely fun! Since I went to New York this summer and that is the financial capital of the world, I learnt a lot about the stock market and went to the stock exchange over there and it was really a phenomenal experience and I went over there with my sister (Priyanshi).

I have also taken many courses to learn about various aspects of the stock market like patterns, fundamental and methods of research. I did the courses on Udemy a few courses from NYU and Yale which I found extremely interesting, they gave an entire new perspective and dynamic to the stock market.

Another point that I would like to mention that I learned a valuable life lesson from the stock market as at times I was in some minor losses which I eventually got out of and that has taught me to not ever give up as I was extremely close to giving up on this however I continued and that showed me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Ultimately, this stock market journey has been an absolute journey for me, there were many peaks and valleys which in the end payed off and taught me a life lesson of great significance which was to never give up.