final meeting reflection

Shakira Browne

In the class I have learned that people are allowed and able to make a story. In a Christmas carol there was a part where his flashbacks added to detail in the story. I learned that there is no right way of looking at something because of the way that people were raised and their background may impact their beliefs. A fluid reader needs to have an open mind that is good at interpreting through not only the eyes of a reader but as well as the eyes of the author. When there is an issue in the Alice books sometimes becoming real isn’t always something that comes easy to Alice. For example when the red king was asleep Alice was told by the Tweedledee that she was only there because the king had a dream of her but Alice sees that her crying is actually proving that she was real. In a Christmas carol scrooge tries to interact with the people around him but since he was apart of Christmas past and future he was not able to talk to them physically but he knew that he was real.

Humpty Dumpty

Alice finds Humpty Dumpty on a wall and tries to give him a compliment even though she knows that he is an egg and he seems to have very different options about what people think about him being a human being and having a hard time being a person. Alice questions what she sees, “I said you looked like an egg, Sir,’ Alice gently explained. ‘And some eggs are very pretty, you know’ she added, hoping to turn her remark into a sort of a compliment,”(chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty of Through the looking glass). She makes the remark because he is dressed up with pants, a shirt and a tie or maybe a belt because his neck is not easily recognizable like a human beings. Alice gets used to the fact that he is an egg, “And how exactly like an egg he is!’ she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment expecting him to fall,”(chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty of Through the looking glass). Alice gives the egg a personality in her head and he does have a face, arms, legs and clothes getting on but he also is still an egg and can’t really be walking and taking and would also need help up on the wall. “However, the egg only got larger and larger, and more and more human: when she had come within a few yards of it, she saw that it had eyes and a nose and mouth; and when she had come close to it, she saw clearly that it was HUMPTY DUMPTY himself. ‘It can’t be anybody else!’ she said to herself,”(chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty of Through the looking glass). She didn’t realize that he was probably a figment of her imagination and that he was in fact just an egg. An egg is usually a living thing that comes out of birds, snakes, somewhat of a human because of the way that people are able to hold their babies in their stomachs for many days. Humpty Dumpty doesn’t really believe that he is an egg because of the way that he is dressed and can do almost everything that she can,‘“It’s very provoking,’ Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, ‘to be called an egg—Very!”’(chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty of Through the looking glass). Non living things are made alive when people believe that the are actually there. Since Alice thinks that she sees Humpty Dumpty he can talk to her and have actual thoughts but if she ignored him and didn’t believe in him because of the nursery rhymes he would of probably just been an egg that was sitting on top of a wall. Overall this book shows that Humpty Dumpty has one of the most confusing personalities because he has accepted the fact that if he falls that all the King’s horses and all the King’s men would put him back together if he fell and broke his body. Lewis wants us to think that humpty is alive by giving him real human like features and giving him a voice for Alice to talk to giving him personalities so people give objects a personality.The norm of the book is for non-living things, normal things and people to become alive and entertain Alice and become reasonable individuals. The people would like to know what would be the best thing that could come out of alice making the best of the next things that was in this imaginary world through the looking glass. The way that people are needed to go around and make sure that they know the difference between what is real and what isn’t real.

word choice

[His words are wisdom to those legislators who contemplate no essential reform in the existing government; but for thinkers, and those who legislate for all time, he never once glances at the subject. in RCG 36-45]he doesn’t really to seem to know the difference in what they are doing wrong so if there is an issue it is our job as human beings to educate others and make them aware of whats really going on. How will will we do this one may ask? My answer would be to make sure that we as the people who are supposed to abide by the laws to speak up when there is a valid reason to question them. The voice or speaker should not only be heard through the media as most people would do when they need something to be shared and reworded to sound better than it actually is. For example the media would sometimes make people seem greater or less than who they really are and use a higher vocabulary. [sojourner. Economy 1-14] This was said by a man that lived by himself for 26 months and was about a mile from his nearest neighbor in the middle of the woods. This shows that he is a person that uses his resources to survive while liking that kind of lifestyle he chooses to come back to a “civilized life” where he can communicate with others and share his experiences from living alone for a little more than two years. Word choice I would say is the most important when reading about the economy because everyone has a different experience with [In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well. Economy 1-14] Sometimes using pronouns can change the way a story is told and create multiple meanings that either aren’t intended or are open for interpretation. The experience can also be frustrating and confusing but need to be done in order for people to know and understand.