Capstone #3 – Interview

I was certainly nervous about my interview. I mean, what if I got no information? What if my questions were horrible and unanswerable? This could go terribly wrong if I came at it with the wrong approach. I was pretty confident about my questions and just incase I got multiple people with different opinions to revise and listen to my questions. All was set and ready as we were going to the office. I just thought one thing, hopefully I get enough information. Walking into the office calmed me but the anticipation was still killing me. Just as we started to record my nerves magically just started to melt away. It was like magic. The interview was flowing and I could tell the tension wasn’t awkward or anything like that. Turns out, the less questions you ask the better. I have found that if you are trying to squeeze a couple more questions in you may be rushing. As a result, the unuseful questions could be repetitive or just completely won’t make sense at all.


A couple days later while taking notes I found that his input was very helpful and without it I don’t know how far into this project I would be. So in conclusion, I am very grateful that I could have such a helpful source and now because of that I know a lot of my answers and I am very happy with the final product with my interview. The whole entirety of the experience was inspiring. Before the door of his personal office there were big signs of all of the shows he had produced and I was shocked of how many successes he produced. Starting with “Hairspray” and ending with “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” I was wowed with the shows he had once produced. All I can say is this, the whole experience of the interview was great and I am super glad that Mark was willing to help and make a huge impact on my project.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

In the book. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, everyone has finally believed Lucy that there is a faraway land called Narnia. The siblings have traveled to Narnia also by walking in from the wardrobe. Peter and Susan have finally caught Edmund in his lie, and have made Lucy the leader of their tour to Narnia. Edmund is extremely annoyed by this act and wants revenge. Badly. While this is all happening, the Witch is plotting her every move to kidnap and attack them. (The sons of Adam and daughters of Eve). The Witch has used her power unusually and making not smart power plays to brainwash Edmund and make him addicted to the spiked Turkish Delights. The only way he can get more delicious candy is to attend the White Witch kingdom with his siblings. Will he do that or not? Revenge is dangerous.

The Queen of Narnia uses her power and title unusually and making not very smart moves. One prime example is when she deliberately goes out of her way to mess with Edmund and produce this spell in which he gets addicted to these silly candies. As a queen you’d think just mentioning you are royalty could make people listen and bow down to you. One thing that Edmund knows is that by dangling something in front of his face then pulling it away is definitely not convincing him to do what she wants or she says or even winning him over.

Another prime example when the Queen of Narnia uses her power unusually and is overthinking and not being smart is when she enrolls the fauns, animals, dwarves, even trees and other creatures to help her decoy the harmless humans. For example, when Mr. Tumnus is made to bring Lucy to the White Witch he is forbidden to not do what the Witch asks also known as treason. While the Queen does this she is just simply turning more people against her and making it harder for herself. When she fails to prove that one didn’t obey she is just making a fool of herself and letting people develop hatred in her name.

Clearly this all states that the Queen of Narnia also known as the White Witch uses her power and title very unusually and stupidly. If she had the smallest bit of a brain maybe she started to use her power normally or for good to help out the creatures of Narnia she might not have nearly as much enemies.

Capstone #2 – Choosing Inquiry and Sub-Questions

As we have just began to start brainstorming our inquiry and sub-questions, it has been a challenge but also easy at the same time. I decided I wanted to study how broadway has evolved and made specific shows a success or failure. So now it is time to word it and come up with sub-questions to support it. It was going to be easy or so I thought… When Mrs. Cooper told us that the questions have to be specific and not vague but also not very specific. Also let’s not forget more detailed and not a opinion based question. Wow was I overwhelmed! Now it was actually time to start.


When I started to brainstorm I was having trouble including all aspects of the topic into a couple questions. I was pretty confident my main inquiry question was a good one, this part I wasn’t so worried about. Once I had my strong question I was confident this “sub-question process” would be pretty easy. Oh boy, was I wrong. Thinking of questions could be difficult. It might sound easy but trust me, it is not.


Once I settled in, and was putting some questions in my head. I started to be more productive in the way of getting sub-questions on the paper. With a little bit of guidance, I had some good questions! A challenge could turn into something productive in an instant. Then it was decided, I had some really good questions that I was proud to use as sub-questions.


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