In the poem “Rooms”, Charlotte Mew tells us that her room is a space where she can’t get out off. I believe that this means that there is something inside the room which doesn’t let her get out. Maybe some toy of her childhood of a picture of one of her dead siblings. She might feel that if she leaves the bedroom she might never be able to get back inside, therefore she will forget of her family. Maybe for poetic reasons she uses a room to describe this, but in reality it is her mind. She still carries the thought of her dead relatives and that stops her from moving on. She had traumas because of death and loneliness, so she might have felt that the only company she would ever have would be the memories of her family. Therefore, she deciding to close herself and not show any interest or capacity to meet new people is not a cause of her loneliness but a consequence.
When we were reading and analyzing the poem in class I understood the real meaning of the poem. How sometimes life gets hard and unbearable, you don’t feel like going on, like there is no reason to keep going. Maybe this could be because of disappointment or of lack of love in your life. But no matter what thoughts go through life, one has to understand that life will get better, not easier, but better! There is a famous quote which I’ve seen many times scrolling down my Instagram feed which says; “Life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger”, which is completely true as one learns from different situations.
I can imagine the life of John Keats, losing his parents when he was young, the lack of a parental figure, the economic hardships, they all add up, and it can destroy you. I guess that’s where he got the inspiration of this poem from. He must have been depressed for several periods of time during his life, maybe asking himself if it was still worth to go one with his life, or it would’ve just been better to end it faster. This poem can help out many people who are going through tough times and I am glad that some people are brave enough to talk about and share their experiences with others, who may be going through the same, giving them hope and faith that they will get stronger and their lives will improve, as after a slump, no matter how long it is, one goes into a growth period.
In the lady in the looking glass we are shown that what we want to see or be seen as is not always how it reallity is, and this may have negative consequences. In snowwhite the stepmother of snowwhite realises that she wasn’t told what she wanted to hear.
As an Argentinnan I am aware my country doesn’t normally get involved in wars, however when we have been involved we were heavily outperformed by our rivals. Our soldiers, during the war for the Falklands with Britain, were told that it was sweet and noble to fight for their country.
While we were reading the story “The Destructors” by Graham Greene I felt like I already knew the story, all the events and characters and their personalities seemed quite familiar. Then I realized that I had played a video game that copied all of these. If you have a look at the story of Grand Theft Auto V, then you will be able to see how they resemble. It is clear how Blackie can be connected with Mike from the game, Trevor from the story and Trevor from the game to, finally Mike from the story and Franklin from the game. At first Blackie and Mike were in a relationship were one had more power than another, but then T got in the middle and challenged Blackie. The same happened in the game! Moreover, in the game there is a task were the gang pulls down a house with a truck. just like in the story! I haven’t found any source that says that the company that created the game got inspired by the story, but it is a possibility.
This year at school I’ll be working on an e-portolio. It will consist on all of my work I’ll do along the year, with the aim of creating a section of the blog where you can find all of my work done when I’m inspired.
Hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy doing them!
Before starting to read the story “The Lady in the Looking Glass”, we did some research based on the following criteria:
- Important facts about her life.
- Her influence on female writers.
- The techniques she introduced.