martes, 17 de enero de 2012

The caged bird is free (?) at last...

A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, luttering, circling disabled down, down to the water.

There were 12 quotations in the exam but I chose this one, from Kate Chopin's The Awakening. It appears at the very end of the text and I think it's a great metaphor that explains Edna's feelings at the moment she walked into the sea....However, I'm not very good at handwriting essays in just 40 minutes...let's see how it ends...

jueves, 12 de enero de 2012

Reading, quoting, enjoying!

Tomorrow I'll have an In-class Quotations' Test about North American literature. I'll have to comment upon quotations from Zitkala-Sá's The School Days of an Indian Girl, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson's Sister Josepha, Kate Chopin's The Awakening and F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby. The four readings are quite different from each other (really?) but I really enjoyed all of them. Wish me luck!

"Whenever you feell like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this worl haven't had the advantages that you've had."