Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Opening (Revised)

Entering the room, you notice all the posters and pictures that are on a wall. It covers up almost the entire wall. However, the shades prevent light from entering the room. The room is all black. You are looking left and right for the light switch. You are also tripping over clothes and other object for the room is messy with clothes and bags everywhere. Under the window, there is a twin size bed neatly covered. Adjacent to the bed is a dirty book shelf. It has not been touched or fixed in days. Books are laying one over the other, and dust building up on top of the books. In front of this book shelf is a large desk. On the large black desk, a large pile of papers sitting there all over the table like a house after a large earthquake. Above this desk are two brown shelves that are holding my trophies, medals, and key chains. Next to this desk is also a small, messy closet. When you open the door, toys spill out of the closet. On top of this mess however are layers of neatly folded clothes on shelves. As the young boy enters the room, he throws his bag on the floor, changes, and runs to the living room. He turns on the TV, jumps onto the couch, and after a long sigh, he closes his eyes, relaxes, and sleeps.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


The room is a rectangle with light flashing through the windows making shadows of objects on the floor with the clothes that are on the chair. The open windows allowed air to blow in to keep the room cool. When opening the door, a big wave of wind comes blowing out of the room. On a hot day, the wind cools you down and keeps the room cool to keep a good temperature for doing your homework and relaxing. The chair is large and could be raised up and down with little tears on it. Under the windows, a small bed and a book case covered with dust. The books haven’t been touched in months. It is covered with dust and it is also a mess. Books lying on top of each other like a house after a large earthquake. The bed was nicely made with a white cover on top of it. Under the bed were 3 brown drawers with toys and emergency items. On the opposite side of that wall was a row of trophies with medals and key chains which was on a mantle. Under this hanging mantle, there is a large black desk with an old black computer on it. On top of the computer were pictures and posters. Next to the desk is a small closet with clothes, bags, and toys. This closet was crowded however with all the clothes and toy; toys on the floor with clothes all around you. Entering the room, he was listening to his I-Touch. Walking in, he kicks off his shoes causing a loud sound echoing across the room throughout the house. After he changes, he dashes to the living room, turns on the TV, and relaxes.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chapter 5 Prompt

In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, he demonstrates through Curley’s wife’s life that people are judged by what they seem and have lives that they do not deserve. “Why’n’t you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs... You let her hang around bunkhouses and pretty soon you’re gonna have som’pin on your hands and you won’t be able to do nothing about it.” Everyone thinks all she is good for is cleaning the house and cooking/making food for them. They do not have any respect for her. They think she is just an obstacle in the way preventing them from working and also think she is “jail bait”. She also was mean to many of them like Crooks. “You got no rights comin’ in a colored man’s room. You got no rights messing around in here at all. Now you jus’ get out, an’ get out quick. If you don’t, I’m gonna ast the boss not to ever let you come in the barn no more.” “Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” Whenever she is threatened by someone, she tries to get even by saying something really harsh. She is showing that she knows she may be a woman but she has her rights. Even though she is yelling or threatening Crooks, she only does it because she does not want to get in trouble and be kicked out so she wants to make sure he does not tell the boss to kick her out. “She struggled violently under his hands. Her feet battered on the hay and she writhed to be free… he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck.” I do not think she deserved to die this way because she was trying to show Lennie how soft her hair is. After she started screaming, Lennie got scared he might get in trouble so he panics and tries to make Curley’s wife stop screaming. However, with Lennie’s strength, he shook her so hard her neck broke and she died. Even though she was mean and an obstacle to many people, she did not deserve to die because she was trying to help Lennie and be friendly.