Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Being inside all that time?

The Pedestrian and The Forecast
4-27
      In these two short stories, we are seeing that everyone in the future is just sitting inside. But I think that this could actually happen, if we don't do anything about our electronics. Today, we don't need to go talk to someone to socialize, we can just go on our phones, and text. But all of the kids that are growing up with all of these electronics will have no point to go outside, they'll have everything they need inside, and in a few generations, they would all have grown up being lazy. I think if we didn't have sports to play for fun, the kids today would be lazy, and just stay inside, just like in these stories. Will this happen?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Leaving

The Giver
4-25
       In this part of the giver, Jonas left the community. He is struggling to get food now, and is regretting leaving. I think he should have stayed, because the community was fine he way it was, they had everything they needed, why does Jonas need to ruin that? It's been working out fine for them, what makes Jonas and the giver want to ruin something a lot of people worked so hard on?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Release"

Book: The Giver
4-21
        In this part of the giver, Jonas learns what release is. Release is when you die. Not just dieing, but getting killed by a drug of some type. I think that this is terrible, because it's not uncommon for release, it actually happens a lot, and sometimes just for really no reason. For example, killing the twins. What is the point of killing the twin? Why can't you just keep both? Conflict? I don't think so.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Givers pain?

4-14
The Giver
        Right now in The Giver, the Giver had to give Jonas a memory of pain, because it was too much for the giver to hold on to. I think that it's crazy that a memory from so long ago is still popping up in the givers head, showing him that pain again. I wonder, will this happen to Jonas in his later years?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Colors in the real world?

4-13
Book: The Giver
       In this part of the book, Jonas begins seeing colors in the real world. I have learned that the people in Jonas's world have been genetically engineered to not see color. I think this is stupid, because how often does color cause conflict? I wonder if they're trying to make everybody simple, and plain? How could this help them? Everything seems fine the way it is, why take away color?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunburn

4/11
Book: The Giver
       In these two chapters of the book, Jonas meets the giver. The giver apparently can give the receiver of memory memory's from the past. I don't understand how this could work in reality, but I guess this is just a book. Jonas is taught the feeling of sunburn, which is the first pain he has felt from the giver. I get sunburn a lot, and if this is the only type of pain he will be feeling, I guess it isn't so bad. I wonder what else he will feel?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

What type of physical pain?

4-7
Book: The Giver
        In this part of The Giver, Jonas has received his job. It's no ordinary job, it's actually
Very rare, but Jonas is able to do this job. They call it the ability to see beyond. Jonas doesn't believe he's ready for this, but I do because they have been watching him and they know best, so I wouldn't doubt them. But she said on stage that Jonas will be feeling physical pain, but not smashing your finger in a door pain, so what other type of physical pain is there?