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Senior Portfolio

this is a compilation of literary works from year 10 to year 12, comparing these works to other works which we had not learned in class.

Andrew Hisshion

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Senior Portfolio

The Universe of Literary Works Themes Fate Love The Great Gatsby Pride and the Prejudice "The respect created by the conviction of his valuable qualities, though at first unwillingly admitted, had for some time ceased to be repugnant to her feelings; and it was now heightened into somewhat of a friendlier nature by the testimony so highly in his favour, and bringing forward his disposition in so amiable a light, which yesterday had produced" - Elizabeth to Darcy Written By:F. Scott Fitzgerald Written By: Jane Austen "He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete". - Gatsby towards Daisy Antigone Written by: Sophocles
"I know it too, and it perplexes me.
To yield is ... grievous, but the obstinate soul
That fights with Fate, is smitten grievously".-Creon ISMENE
I scorn them not, but to defy the State
Or break ... her ordinance I have no skill.
A specious pretext. I will go alone
To lap my dearest brother in the grave.
My poor, fond sister, how I fear for thee!
O waste no fears on me; look to thyself Romeo and Juliet By: William Shakespeare "I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
Some consequence ... yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night's revels and expire the term
Of a despised life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death". - Romeo

"Is it even so? then I defy you, stars!". - Romeo Speeches Ain't I A Woman

Speech By: Sojourner Truth "And ain't I a woman?
Look at me
Look at my arm!
I have plowed and planted
and gathered into barns
and no man could head me
And ain't I a woman?
I could work as much
and eat as much as a man
when I could get to it
and bear the lash as well
and ain't I a woman?". - Sojourner Truth Womans Right's Womans Right Speech Speech By: Elizabeth Cady Stanton "to declare
our right to be free as man is free, to be represented in
the government which we are taxed to support, to have such
disgraceful laws as give man the power to chastise and
imprison his wife, to take the wages which she earns, the
property which she inherits, and, in case of separation, the
children of her love; laws which make her the mere dependent
on his bounty". - Elizabeth Cady Shanton. The Theme of Love was present in many novels I have read through my years in Brent. Love is a very interesting theme in books as it presents realism with imagination; these are things most of us can relate to. We dream of being in love and what we imagine love to be like. In literary works we can see how love can cause tragedy; despair and sometimes presents something we can never attain. This shows experiences which people might encounter in their life, tragedy, despair, sadness, hopelessness; but in some cases also shows the good parts of love as how unexpected love can be and the feeling it produces which are out of this world; and the desire for someone you wouldn’t dream of having any emotional feeling for. These are the effects of love which make it such an extraordinary feeling. Fate, some people say there is no such thing but other people may say otherwise. Fate is when you know what is going to happen before it actually happens, in some way, telling the future. We can see the theme of fate in many great novels, more before than now as it relates to gods and astrology. Fate brings a sort of magical and mysterious entertainment to a story as your fate is usually brought onto you by your actions and sometimes determined as soon as you are born. There is no factual way to see if fate is true, it really all depends on what you believe and how you choose to believe the word fate. The only way someone could know their fate is if they foresee the future and, to me, I doubt that could ever happen, as time tells its own story and is not already told. Speeches are usually delivered to send out an opinion or a message towards a desired group of people. Speeches have to be very forceful and mind capturing so the audience can either relate or become drawn in to the side of the speech. Speeches are usually used to address a flaw in the justice system, actions/motives which are morally incorrect, racism, sexism and other things that can cause inequality between people. Most problems are now resolved from the speeches of past time hero’s, there is still some few who tend to rebel against the new passed laws and there will still be a feeling of insecurity in people who were discriminated against in the past. Songs:Swing Low Sweet Chariot
What if God Was One of Us Literature's use on songs is one of the most fantastic components in the work. It adds excitement, joy or some emotional effect to the reader as it gives a musical affect. Whenever a reader reads a song in a piece of work, they usually sing along or play it in their head; this attaches them to the song and they feel how the tune and the words affect them. Poetry is usually incorporated with song as most poetry can be sung since it has rhythm and order to it. Songs are important in many theatre acts as well as they really express emotion and viewers can feel and see the actors emotions. The emotional effect of songs is what makes it such a powerful part in the literary art. "I’m sometimes up and sometimes down,
Coming for to carry me home,
But still my soul feels heavenly bound,
Coming for to carry me home.


The brightest day that I can say,
Coming for to carry me home,
When Jesus washed my sins away,
Coming for to carry me home".


By: Wallis Willis Swing Low Sweet Chariot
By: Wallis Willis What if God Was One of Us By: Joan Osborne "If God had a name, what would it be
And would you call it to his face
If you were faced with him in all his glory
What would you ask if you had just one question

If God had a face what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets."

By: Joan Osborne Theatre Plays Theatre is where literature come alive; This is where literary works take action and become performed into a visual story. The people who performed in theatre's become the first actors of today's modern film. Theatre's are based on a stage with multiple actors and a few props and setting changes, yet still gives a whole environment displayed by the wording in the script. The Theatre is one of the most important achievements by the literary world, as it displays writing in more than just what we can read; It presents us with visuals and audio, this allows people to see real emotions of the actors and gives people whom don't involve themselves in reading to become attached with literature. Theatre is now and ,for a long time, be main part in the entertainment industry. Hamlet
By: William Shakespeare
"Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love".

-Hamlet, Act II, scene II
"To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;

-Hamlet, Act III, scene i
Into the Woods
By:James Lapine Witch: Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see. And learn. Children may not obey, but children will listen. Children will look to you for which way to turn, to learn what to be. Careful before you say, "Listen to me." Children will listen.

All: Careful the wish you make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take - wishes come true, not free. Careful the spell you cast, not just on children. Sometimes the spell may last beyond what you can see and turn against you.

Witch: Careful the tale you tell. That is the spell. Children will listen".

- Into the Woods
By: James Lapine
"But then how do you know who you are till you know what you want? Which you don't. So then which do you pick? Where you're safe, out of sight, and yourself, but where everything's wrong? Or where everything's right and you know that you'll never belong? But whichever you pick, do it quick, 'cause you're starting to stick to the steps of the palace!". - Cindarella

-Into the Woods
By: James Lapine Poetry Poetry in our English class is used almost everyday as poetry is found in most forms of literature, Novels, Theatre, Short Stories etc. In class we use poetry as a means to think and understand ways of the writers, how they show a meaning in a way which is not obvious and direct. It helps us understand the piece of work in more detail and allows us to use our imagination to find out if there are more meanings than just one. We practice poetry as it enables us to become creative and think of ways to express a meaning in an artistic way, this is very important to our literary studies as literature is all about being creative and imaginative. "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields".

Written By:Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders Fields
By:Lieutenant Colonel John Mcrae "And one morning all that was burning,
one morning the bonfires
leapt out of the earth
devouring human beings
and from then on fire,
gunpowder from then on,
and from then on blood.
Bandits with planes and Moors,
bandits with finger-rings and duchesses,
bandits with black friars spattering blessings
came through the sky to kill children
and the blood of children ran through the streets
without fuss, like children's blood".

Written By: Pablo Neruda I Explain a Few Things
By: Pablo Neruda Authors/Writers:
Franz Kafka
J.R.R Tolkein Without Authors or Writers there wouldnt be literature, making them the creators of the first works of literature. They are the most creative people on our planet as they create an alternate universe and a character which they invent. They create a story around something which is not real but they get it to affect readers as events surround the story and the character. This is what a true writer can do, he can bring out emotions in readers using imaginary characters just by using words. Writers are a unique breed of people and should be regarded as some of the most intelligent and creative people to roam the earth. The Metamorphosis
By: Franz Kafka The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring
By: J.R.R Tolkein "Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
He paused, and then said in a deep voice,
"This is the Master-Ring, the One Ring to rule them all.
This is the One Ring lost many years ago,
to the great weakening of its maker's power.
Now, he greatly desires to have it again,
but he must NOT get it"

-The Lord of The Rings Introduction
Written By: J.R.R Tolkien “As Gregor Samsa awake one morning from a troubled dream, he found himself changed in his bed to some monstrous kind of vermin".

-The Metamorphosis

"The washing up from breakfast lay on the table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of different newspapers".

-The Metamorphosis Symbols Symbols are a very unique component in literary works. They present you an object/character/setting yet there is a another idea related to the object/character/setting. Such as with colours, we usually expect Red to be associated with love and/or death. Symbol's try to create an abstract idea out of something which we view as having no importance. Many literary works have symbols as they help viewers open thier minds to the larger message in the literary work. The Lord of the Flies
Written By: William Golding "Life...is scientific....I know there isn't no beast...but I know there isn't no fear, either....Unless we get frightened of people". -Piggy

"He knelt, holding the shell of water. A rounded patch of sunlight fell on
his face and a brightness appeared in the depths of the water. He looked
in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger. He
spilt the water and leapt to his feet, laughing excitedly".

The Lord of the Flies The Black Cat
By: Edgar Allen Poe "One day she accompanied me, upon some household errand, into the cellar of the old building which our poverty compelled us to inhabit. The cat followed me down the steep stairs, and, nearly throwing me headlong, exasperated me to madness. Uplifting an axe, and forgetting, in my wrath, the childish dread which had hitherto stayed my hand, I aimed a blow at the animal which, of course, would have proved instantly fatal had it descended as I wished". - Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat THE END
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