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Parshva

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

Task 2 Practice

Desert Picture

The tree charmed with the slightest bit of happiness, dissipated clouds hovered over the worn out desert. Magic hour, what is supposed to be one of the best times of the day, was certainly doing the exact oppositie. Fighting through all the hurdles the tree faced, showed the resilience of the tree while the tyrannical sun was seen through a thin row of sunlight contrasting with the deceased plants lying on the ground with no hope. The tree was parlayzed with confusion and scepticism, "where is everyone, am I the last one one on Earth?". Constant haze glided through the air, like the Earth was on fire and gasoline was added. Endless skies and harsh winds tickled the my leaves all while the sun levitated over the inhabitable area. The ominous mountains stood far away in the distance but creeped like a stalker. Grey clouds seemed as if they were going to let a pool of water out all while the sun seemed as if they were going to be our saviour.

Add complex sentences with short sentences.

Extract Plaza Scene Contrast

Extract:

“We can’t argue about it here,” Tom said impatiently, as a truck gave out a cursing whistle behind us. “You follow me to the south side of Central Park, in front of the Plaza.”

Several times he turned his head and looked back for their car, and if the traffic delayed them he slowed up until they came into sight. I think he was afraid they would dart down a side-street and out of his life forever.

But they didn’t. And we all took the less explicable step of engaging the parlour of a suite in the Plaza Hotel.

The prolonged and tumultuous argument that ended by herding us into that room eludes me, though I have a sharp physical memory that, in the course of it, my underwear kept climbing like a damp snake around my legs and intermittent beads of sweat raced cool across my back. The notion originated with Daisy’s suggestion that we hire five bathrooms and take cold baths, and then assumed more tangible form as “a place to have a mint julep.” Each of us said over and over that it was a “crazy idea”—we all talked at once to a baffled clerk and thought, or pretended to think, that we were being very funny…

The room was large and stifling, and, though it was already four o’clock, opening the windows admitted only a gust of hot shrubbery from the Park. Daisy went to the mirror and stood with her back to us, fixing her hair.

“It’s a swell suite,” whispered Jordan respectfully, and everyone laughed.

“Open another window,” commanded Daisy, without turning around.

“There aren’t any more.”

“Well, we’d better telephone for an axe—”

“The thing to do is to forget about the heat,” said Tom impatiently. “You make it ten times worse by crabbing about it.”

He unrolled the bottle of whisky from the towel and put it on the table.

“Why not let her alone, old sport?” remarked Gatsby. “You’re the one that wanted to come to town.”

There was a moment of silence. The telephone book slipped from its nail and splashed to the floor, whereupon Jordan whispered, “Excuse me”—but this time no one laughed.

Analysis:
During the extract from when Nick and his mates enter the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, the author creates a rather rich and prosperous mood which is contradicting to what we previously saw with the dark and uncomfortable atmosphere created in the valley of ashes . The author does this through using diction and the effect upon the reader is it sets up the vibe for New York City which in fact is a rich and prosperous area. Firstly, the use of the phrase "south side of Central Park, in front of the Plaza" is extremely specific, he has chosen the south side of central park as this is an extremely wealthy place and is where the building "billionares row" is located. This buildings, suggested by the name, is where all the wealthy people live, furthermore, the Plaza hotel is one of the most lavish in the world. Moving on, the second example is when the author states "we all took the less explicable step of engaging the parlour of a suite in the Plaza Hotel." This sentence describes the hotel in a rich manner, also, the diction of using the word "suite" adds onto the already established rich atmosphere, and the repitition of the word "plaza" throughout this extract enforces the idea that we are once again in a rich atmosphere. Finally, "He unrolled the bottle of whisky from the towel and put it on the table.", the specific diction of the word "whisky" was carefully chosen since whisky is quite a rich drink once again repeating that rich atmosphere. Also, "unrolling" gives the sense off a paticular and posh vibe.

Gatsby paragraph ch.2 Analysis

During the opening paragraph of the chapter of the classic novel "the great gatsby" using diction and hyperboles, flitzgerd author creates a mood of discomfort and unease . The first example of this is the use of diction when the author says "hastily", this gives the idea of chaos since hastily is a strong adjective indicating rash decisions which is what causes the viewer to feel uncomfortable. Furthermore Flitzgerd uses the phrase "valley of ashes", this is a hyperbole which adds onto the already established idea of chaos as the connotations of ashes are death and smoke which can make the viewer feel uncomfortable. Lastly, the use of the juxtaposed phrase "grotesque gardens" the idea of garden connotes to happy and estatic vibes while grotesque does the exact opposite (contrast), juxtaposing these two creates a sense of chaos. These three phrases work closely together to create a dark and uncomfortable atmosphere for the reader which goes beyond this chapter and foreshadows the negative events to come later in this story.

Positives (+) = I have included a topic sentence which can be argued against, included three examples and have integrated the quotes properly.

Negatives (-) = I should developed my examples more and had a more natural conclusion.

I have added a more natural conclusions, but could have maybe developed the examples further. x

Peter Signer Essay Response

Describe Peter Singer’s arguments on the topic and your thoughts about how he has argued his case. Give at least two examples from the essay you have chosen.

Peter singer conveys his case through pathos, he puts the reader into the shoes of a great grandmother who is suffering immensely. Also Singer argues that being alive but just in a hospital for 10 years can not only be a burden to the family who is paying, but also the public healthcare system as "50,000-75,000 dollars", is taken for one person with dementia for one year.

Explain how debate around the topic has evolved since the publication of Singer’s essay. Has he said or written more about this topic? What have others said? Include at least two references to other sources.

The topic has evolved in our country Belgium as it has been legalised. According to "journals.lww" to make an euthanasia request, the patient must be an adult, conscious and must be in unbearable pain. Also another fact is that there have been more numerous ways to kill yourself such as a rollercoaster. There was a man Julijonas Urbonas who created an entire rollercoaster aimed to kill you. The rollercoaster would reach heights of 510 metres, there are 7 loops in a row. However currently, its a only a scale model.

I believe that the every person including minors above 10 should have the right to kill themselves as one of us would have no idea what they are going to. However, I do not think it should be something you can do immediately as there should be many people who have a say weather or not you can actually kill yourself. One should be a doctor as they would know what the physical pains are best, also a therapist as they would know the mental pains. And last but most certainly not least the patient itself and its family as they are the ones who know the patient the best.

Reflection on Debate

I was really interested by the "mystery NFT", this was something new. Rational argument, the one thing I learned was that there are different techniques to convey a point such as the rule of three, and that body language can be important. a big challenge for me was to build up the courage for me to stand in front of an audience. I liked the number of questions and the quality that Arav asked.

Short Screenplay based on Image (partner work, due 17 January)

Ext. The Plane Scene- Day

Fade in:

Jack and Jill have just experienced a plane crash and have awoken on an island stranded and with no hope to WORD (arav knows wut this means he do this later). Jill has suffered from an injury and awakens screaming in extreme pain.

Jack:
Jill? Jill! Is everything all right? Are you hurt?

Jill screams as she is in pain, she attempts to respond, however, the pain has rendered her mute

Jack:
Jill! I can’t help you if you don’t talk to me. You need to tell me what’s happening. What is happening to you?

Jill:
I-I-I- I my leg! OUCH!

(Jack examines her to find out she has dislocated her leg)

Jack:
It’s dislocated…I need to reposition it. This might hurt so prepare yourself.

Jill:
No! Listen to me! I’m fine! I swear I’m fi-

(Jack doesn’t let her finish and proceeds to reposition her leg)

Jill:
OUCH! You could’ve given me a warning!

Jack:
Sorry, I find that the element of surprise works best in these situations. Are you alright? Does it still hurt?

Jill:
A little, thanks.

Jack:
Don’t mention it.

Jill:
How on earth did we survive that crash, and where are the rest of the passangers?

Jack:
No clue, how did we crash? I can’t remember anything. Where are we?

Jill:
No clue, do you have any clue as to where the others are?

Jack:
None whatsoever, sorry. Do you remember what happened before the crash?

Jill:
I don’t know I can’t rememebr anything either… I can’t see anything in this jungle! We should probably seek shelter.

Jack:
Yeah, you’re right. Where though? I think…I think we’re stranded

Jill:
There must be someone on this island who can help us!

Jack:
Let’s start exploring the island, there must be someone else on this island who can help us.

Jill:
Yeah, you’re right.

Jack:
Perhaps we should split up? You know, to cover more ground…

Jill:
I guess that’s a good idea, let’s start searching.

Jack and Jill both separate and go into different corners of the island searching for any hope of survival and trying to make it off this island of unknown dangerous that lay ahead without any harm.

Fade Out:

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.

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