Literary Periods

Task 1: Read and investigate

https://mc.libguides.com/eng/literaryperiods

https://englishpost.org/literary-periods-and-movements/

Task 2: Prepare a timeline 

Valen and I created this timeline!

https://my.visme.co/view/01000dd6-literary-periods

Task 3: Which 3 periods do you like best? Explain why.

-The Renaissance and Reformation (1485-1660 CE)

I really like this period in literature due to many facts. This period  took place in the late 15th, 16th, and early 17th century in Britain. I really like this period of time in history because of the changes the British monarchy overcame. I find very interesting the Early Tudor period, where Protestantism emerges and is really catching how the different writings of the time are really influenced by this. There was a writer called Edmund Spencer, which made writings and poems about the British Monarchy at that time. As I really enjoy the history of this period of time, I find very interesting to see it in literature.

– The Victorian Period and the 19th Century (1832-1901 CE)

I also like this period in literature, the Victorian Period. I really enjoy investigating and knowing about the British monarchy that’s why I really like and consider the leadership of Queen Victoria as a key event in history. In queen Victoria’s reign we can see a lot of sentimental novels; also the movement of aestheticism emerged which is something I really like. In aestheticism they centered on the doctrine that art exists for the sake of its beauty alone, and that it didn’t have to serve or follow a political purpose. I really like this idea of writing and creating art for the sake of it, to do what inspires you, to write about feelings and emotions, with no other purpose than to create art.  An author that I love about this period is Charles Dickens which wrote a book I used to read with my grandmother called “Moby Dick”.

-The Modern Period (1914-1945 CE)

Finally, another period in literature I love is the modern period. I really love it as I read some works of authors that I like from this period of time like Wilfred Owen and Virginia Woolf. Last year we analysed in our literature class, a poem by Wilfred Owen call “Dulce et Decorum Est”; I loved this poem and how vividly the author conveys the atrocities he had to endure during war. Besides, another author that I love a lot from this period in literature is Virginia Woolf. I read many of her books and her stories; the one I like the most is one that it’s called: “A room of one’s own”. I read it two years ago and I was fascinated with it and by the way Virginia Woolf wrote about certain topics such as feminism that where too controversial for her time. I love the freedom in which she wrote, not caring about the critics and the insults from others. I love how deep she goes through her writing, and I love how all her pieces live you a certain message, or makes you analyse your own thoughts and beliefs. Another thing that I love about this period in literature was the rise of black writers, which started to speak out their voices and fight against the unfairness they suffered. I love about this period of time that people started to fight against injustices which were considered common such us gender inequality and racism. People started to question and to change their minds about so many aspects which led to the society we are now; we can clearly see this change of thoughts and this new ideas expressed in this literary period.

¿Que es la literatura para mi?

Desde que soy chica me gusta mucho la literatura. Mi papá es abogado, pero su verdadera pasión y su hobbie preferido es leer; leer y escribir. Al vivir separados, una de las cosas que más nos unió y nos une hoy en día es la lectura. Todos los miércoles dormía en su casa, y antes de dormir el me leía un capitulo del principito. Claramente ya lo habiamos leido 500 veces y, a pesar de que él propone y quería leerme otros cuentos, yo siempre quería que me lea el mismo.  Era nuestra tradición, nuestra rutina de los miércoles; ¿Porque leer otro si podemos releer el mismo muchas veces? Papa se reia y me decia que si lo leiamos tantas veces nos íbamos a aburrir, pero yo no me aburria, cada vez que lo leiamos me gustaba más. No se si era por las ilustraciones que tenía, o por la historia en sí, o simplemente porque era el tiempo que compartía con papá, pero amaba mucho ese libro. 

Pasaron los años y fui creciendo. El colegio por un lado y el abrumador cambio de trabajo de papa por el otro, provocaron inevitablemente que esta rutina se fuera cortando poco a poco. Lo que no quiere decir que mi vínculo con la literatura se haya cortado. En la primaria me gustaba mucho los libros que leíamos en clases; me gustaban tanto que me compraba libros distintos de la misma autora para seguir leyendo. Me empezaron a gustar también las sagas; los libros que no terminaban en el primero, si no que continuaban en muchos otros. La primera saga que lei fue a los 11; una de Maria Ines Falconi, “Caídos del mapa”. No exagero si digo que estaba loca por estos libros, son 11 en total y los habré leído más de tres veces a cada uno. Me encantaban, no podía esperar ni 1 dia despues de haber terminado uno, que ya me compraba el siguiente. Lo llevaba a todos lados: a lo de mis abuelos, a la colonia, al médico de mama cuando la acompañaba a buscar estudios y así mil lugares más. Lo que más me gustaba de esto aparte era que mis amigas también los leian. Pasábamos tardes hablando de lo que había pasado en la historia. Pijamadas enteras asombrandonos y pensando teorías sobre que iba a pasar en el siguiente libro. 

Arranque primer año y este vino con todas las novedades y cambios posibles; entre las nuevas obligaciones y los nuevos programas que iban surgiendo fui dejando de lado la lectura cada vez más. Deje de buscar nuevos libros para leer, deje de leer las cosas que papá escribía, y poco a poco fui perdiendo mi vínculo con la literatura. Fue a los 15 años que retome con la lectura. Me estaba por ir de viaje e iba a estar 16 horas sentada en un avión; dieciséis horas. Decidí ir a la librería y comprarme un libro que mi prima Memi me había recomendado; “Culpa mía” se llama, no le tenía mucha fe pero repito, eras dieciséis horas, algo iba a tener que hacer. Me lo compre una semana antes de viajar sin muchas expectativas, sentía que no me iba a enganchar. Que equivocada estaba; cuatro días después ya estaba en la librería de nuevo comprando el segundo. Así fue como retome. Novelas como estas lei muchisimas: biologías, trilogías, sagas, etc. Las primeras las leí en espanol, ahora las leo en inglés. Gran parte de mis ahorros se van repartiendo entre cúspide y kel 🙂 Vale la pena al 100%.

Hoy en dia, ademas de seguir leyendo novelas y sagas también me interesa y estoy empezando a leer libros sobre el feminismo; en inglés, español, de distintos autores con distintos formatos. Desde poemas, hasta biografías, ensayos o simplemente historias. La literatura me encanta; y no solo me gusta leer si no que también escribir. A pesar de que no sea muy buena en eso, lo veo como una forma de descargarme y entender lo que me pasa. La literatura estuvo presente en la mayor parte de mi vida, y pretendo que así siga siendo. 

Portugues 16/3

Portugues actividade 16/3

A partir do tema trabalhado na última aula, nomear e explicar 3 (três) mudanças a respeito das funções sociais e culturais do homem e/ou da mulher. Por exenplo, as mulheres estudam carreiras universitárias e se desempenham em suas profissões de uma maneira semelhante aos homens.

– Extensão da explicação de cada uma das mudanças: 5 linhas; letra Arial 12; espaço 1,5.

– Criar hoje uma postagem no seu blog com a atividade feita.

 

As mudanças no respeito das funções sociais e culturais são as seguintes: As mulheres agora podem fazer muitas coisas que antes não eram permitidas. Ao longo dos anos, eles adquiriram novos direitos, um dos quais é que eles podem votar. Como os homens, as mulheres têm o direito de escolher quem as representa. Outro mudanças no respeito às funções sociais e culturais das mulheres é que elas podem não ter filhos. Antes, não era certo que uma mulher não tivesse filhos e ela era julgada por isso; Hoje, as mulheres podem decidir livremente se as têm ou não. Por ultimo, os homens também tiveram mudanças em relação às funções sociais e culturais: hoje, os homens não são obrigados a trabalhar para sustentar sua família. Eles podem ficar em casa cuidando dos filhos, algo que antes não podiam porque eram julgados.

Task 2: Copy this essay in your blog and add connectors.

Causes and Effects of Uncontrolled Urbanization

If you are an urban dweller, you may know the real meaning of urbanization. 1….However……, this does not always indicate your sufficient insight in the “uncontrolled urbanization” topic too. To form a causal chain, it is right to say that more jobs, more services in the urban side and absence of land in the countryside force people to migrate to larger cities which brings about uncontrolled urbanization. 2…..Besides….., some problems arise such as unemployment,inadequacy of infrastructure/services and some environmentally unwanted events as well as unpleasant demographic incidents.

3……Furthermore…….., it is a good point to dig up the reasons for people to come to larger cities. First of all, by all accounts, cities are perceived to offer a wide variety of job opportunities on the grounds that there are very different branches of businesses in cities. Inasmuch as unemployment level is hugely high in the rural areas and the work is only about farming in contrast to countless business sectors in chief cities, more and more people choose searching for their chances in the metropolis.

4……In addition………., comes another significant reason: There are better services in cities. As a matter of fact, transportation is extremely developed so as to make use of time efficiently. Medical services are supported with the latest technological improvements, there are unbelievably modern hospitals. 5………………, education is taken into account seriously. There are very high-quality schools with excellent teachers, teaching with up-to-date techniques. None of these can be found in the rural areas, at this stage.

6…………As a result of………………. factors causing migration to big cities, there is a strong push factor stemming from absence of enough land. It would be very hard and useless to cultivate the land if it is too small to make an agricultural production. One important thing triggers this incident increasingly during the last years; namely, division of land. To explain, in the rural areas when someone dies, the inheritance would usually be the land. 7……Consequently……, the land is divided into many parts due to the fact that in the countryside it is common to have lots of children and they all have rights to take one part of the inherited land. 8……Nevertheless……….., what they get are useless small lands rather than a gigantic land which is capable of making a great deal of agricultural production itself. The inability to do the only thing, farming, again brings about migration to big cities with the hopes of making money.

As mentioned earlier, all these facts and figures necessitate uncontrolled urbanization, in the midst of the causal chain. 9………On the whole……………, what are the side effects and drawbacks of this growth

Literature- Individual Task

In today’s class our literature teacher asked us to check on her blog an activity she asked us to complete in this first class. This are some questions about responsibility and how being a responsible question affects our daily life.

This are my answers to this questions:

  • How would you define a responsible person?

I define a responsible person as someone who cares and is conscious about what he/she is doing. A responsible person is one who takes awareness of his/her actions and is very careful and thoughtful about their own decisions. A responsible person is someone who takes precautions before doing things in order to avoid unexpected situations. A responsible person is also someone who sees the consequences that our actions have so makes an effort and takes time to accomplish their tasks/jobs.

 

  • Are you a responsible person? Why or why not? Give examples of people you know in your personal life or in the public domain who are responsible. How do these individuals support your definition?

I don’t have an exact answer to if I am responsible person or not; it depends. On the one hand, I consider myself a responsible person concerning school stuff. Like for example doing the tasks that are given as homework, studying for tests, making an effort on learning, etc. Although, on the other hand, I don’t tend to be responsible about my belongings. With this I mean that I always forget things cause I get very distracted so I use to arrive late at important events, or forget important things. I have to confess that while I wrote my definition about how I define a responsible person I was “inspiring” my answer one person: my mom. My mom is an extremely responsible person who, as my definition says, is very conscious and cares a lot about what she is doing.  She is very thoughtful about her actions and takes awareness of her decisions.                                                                                                                                                                               

  • How does one learn to become a responsible person?

I believe that someone learns to become a responsible person when he/she starts to care about what he/she is doing. I mean if you like and care about what you are doing you pay more attention and put much more effort on what you are doing. Also I consider that someone becomes a responsible person when he/she becomes aware of the consequences that their decisions have and how not being responsible will affect their future.  I believe that the “teachers” that make us become responsible persons are two. On the one hand, I believe that we are our own teachers, I mean, as we start to realize that not being responsible brings consequences, we start to take conscious of our actions and start changing them. On the other hand, I believe that we need to have someone who “pushes” us to be a responsible person. This can be the school which comes which huge responsibilities that we have to achieve in order to learn and pass the term, or a job which demands us a lot of work in which we need to take responsibilities of in order to succeed and get what we aspire to. 

 

  • Is being responsible a character trait that you value a lot?
    Why or why not?

I consider that being responsible is a very important character trait as it will be useful for every aspect of your life. I consider this as being responsible is very important in order for us to organize and help not only others but ourselves too. If you a responsible person you will be able to achieve what you desire easily than people who aren’t. Besides, if you are a responsible person you will have much more opportunities than others who aren’t as responsibility is a very important quality that a person needs to have in other to be successful on what they are doing.   

 

  • The Golden Rule is “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” What does this statement mean? Can you think of a situation in your own life in which you used this statement as the guiding principle for the action that you took? If “yes,” explain.

I think that this statement means that every action or decision you make for others, you should do it taking into consideration how would you like others to do it for you. With this it means that we should do things for others with as much effort as we do it for ourselves. If I have to think some situations in which I have used this statement as the guiding principle for an action I took, I would say when helping a friend. With this I mean in every situation; it can be at school when someone asks me to explain something I try to do it as good as I can, and try to explain as well and as clear as I would like to be explained myself. Besides, when I am gathering with friends and they ask me for advice or comfort I try to help them as I would like to be comforted when I am feeling sad.