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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

 

In the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe so far, all four siblings have entered the world of Narnia. The White Witch has terrorized Mr. Tumnus’s house. Edmund is still under the spell of the Turkish Delight, and is planning to take his siblings to the White Witch.

 

The witch has the power. She can do whatever she wants and no one can stop her and she takes advantage of this by saying like if you betray me, I can do whatever I want to punish you like she did to Tumnus. She destroyed Tumnus’s private property and all of his personal belongings to punish him. Which shows she’s taking advantage. I think that the setting is being used to her advantage too. She can take her spies and just place them all over Narnia and her minions can blend in to the environment very easily. However, she could be in big trouble right now because I suspect that when it says that to get rid of winter, the white witch and her powers, that the four thrones needed to be filled, it probably meant four humans and 2 boys and 2 girls and that is the case right now with the 4 sibling.

 

I think the reason she made Edmund bad was so the siblings wouldn’t be able to free Narnia and she wouldn’t have to give up their powers. Now that Edmund is on her side, she can force him not to go on the throne. However, the siblings have more and they have the advantage of being his sibling. It’s like saying do you trust your brothers and sisters or someone who gave you food. I think the reason the white witch is so bad is because she maybe has been through the experience of being controlled and that got her mad so, she wanted to get revenge. To get it, she took advantage of her own power and raged terror throughout the region.

 

In conclusion I think that even though the witch seems to have the power, it could be a equal fight because of the strength in numbers right now and the fact that they may have the ability to end her powers.



My Perspective on Poverty

I think poverty is extremely important because people who have poverty could experience a chain of events. If they go to school for example, they might be bullied for their poverty. They could also be bullied for their race. This could end up in banishment from school, the state, possibly the country. This could also cause assault on the person. What I’m saying is poverty can lead to social issues besides just poverty. It could lead to many different social issues with some of them being very severe. Also, there is a good chance that when this certain person with poverty arrives at this school, the past victims of bullying could be eliminated from the bullies “list of victims” and then team up with the bullies to avoid being bullied which could lead to an immense amount of kids ganging up on this one single child.



Reflexion

Movie making was what I assumed “easy” but it turns out it’s way more complicated. For example I thought all cartoons are made with lots of clips flipped really fast to make it look like the thing is moving. Turns out they actually have to build the scenery and then film it like stop motion, take a picture, move the thing, take a picture, move the thing etc. But realistic movies are made with real people just using lots of CGI(computer-generated imagery). An example of CGI is shown below. In Jurassic world the velociraptors are seen as this(look bottom). But without CGI, they look like this(look very bottom ). Anyways, I hope to be starting to plan out how I’m going to make my final clip. 



Bookclubs: Blackthorn key Long and strong

I think Master Benedict is using Christopher to help him with the murders and I think Master Benedict is in the group of assassins. In the beginning of chapter 8 when Christopher was making the burn cream, Maybe one of Master Benedict’s partner in the group of assassins got burned so Master Benedict asked Christopher to do it to act like he was the one who was burnt. I think Master Benedict’s group of assassins needed lots of magic stuff but they couldn’t make enough so Master Benedict adopted Christopher and said that he was his apprentice but he Image result for apprenticereally is using Christopher to help his group of assassins. Finally, the murders never started until Christopher was adopted.

 



Stargirl Jot-1

In “Stargirl” I think Stargirl is trying to get the schools all fired up because she’s seen how they are, plain, non-schools spirit and lots more. One example is that during the football game at halftime when everyone was silent she ran on the field and started dancing. I think she did this to get the fans all hyped up. Stargirl’s cheerful attitude sort of makes everyone excited and happy. Another example after she stopped dancing at halftime everyone clapped. This shows that all of a sudden Stargirl just lights up and everyone goes crazy. I think Stargirl came to this school because she knew they were boring so and she wanted to help. This gives me a thought that when she is going to sing happy birthday for Hillary Hillary might light up a tiny bit and then that light will disappear or maybe the opposite will happen. This shows why I think that Stargirl’s trying to light up the school.



Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince Jot

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince I think that Mr.Gaunt is just like Professor Snape. I think this because they both have a very cold attitude and they both make people frightened. I think Mr.Gaunt is like a past generation of Snape. I also think they approach people they don’t know with like a evil look. Maybe Mr.Gaunt is what turned Snape into a evil guy in the first place. Snape might of always been a nice guy but when Mr.Gaunt came along Snape turned into the person he is today. I think Mr.Gaunt is Snape’s role model. This makes me think the reason the chapter is called “The House of Gaunt” because maybe there will be other people in the Gaunt family too. This is why I think Professor Snape is just like Mr.Gaunt.



Independent reading: Charlie and the Chocolate factory – Jot 1

I think Willy Wonka thought that Charlie was the one who would “survive”. I think that Willy Wonka saw how Charlie was really calm and knew he wouldn’t do anything crazy like the other kids. Charlie is the one that doesn’t really have a hobby or is special like the other kids. For example: Augustus likes eating, Violet likes gum, Veruca gets what she wants and Mike watches TV. Charlie is like a ant and every other kid is a dog. Charlie is shy, I think this because he’s poor and he doesn’t want to be noticed.



Book clubs: Bystander-Jot 2

Griffin is a jerk. His way of bullying is either himself or his bully friend asks a victim to do something that doesn’t sound so bad but then before the victim is aware the victim is bullied. For example when Griffin asked David if  he wanted to play “Pretzel”, David said “Yes”. What David didn’t know that “Pretzel” was really so that Griffin could wrestle David. So when Griffin and David stared playing Griffin tried his best to hurt David.  He also likes to use school rules as an advantage like with the school no weapon rule, Griffin claims that Eric has a knife in his backpack. Even though Griffin is a bully he does have pretty sneaky ways to get away with bullying. Like taking someone that everyone thinks is weak and then turning that person into a bully and bully the person the bully wants to bully, also know as a victim. In the book the “weak person” that Griffin uses is David. Griffin thinks he’s the best but, he goes farther than that and is at the point where he thinks “Since I’m the best I’m allowed to threaten people and they have to listen to me OR ELSE”. These examples show why Griffin is a Jerk.



Book Clubs: Bystander-Jot 1

I think Eric’s friendship with the bullies will cause everyone to hate him because Eric being friends with the bullies is sort of like Eric wants to be a bully. Also, it means that everyone who’s not a bully and trusted that he was not a bully now probably doesn’t want to be friends with him now because they’ve found out that he’s friends with the bullies. I think that Eric joined the bullies so he wouldn’t get bullied but he doesn’t realize that he’s losing trust from kids like Hallenback. Eric is a kind of kids who always listens to other people and is always afraid to be a leader. At the beginning of the book “ketchup boy” wasn’t so scared of Eric but once “ketchup boy” saw that Eric was a bully he stared to avoid him.



Writing Long and Strong on Jots – Character

Justin takes everyone’s advice. I know this because when Cash said Lumberjacks are the best but Justin disagrees with him he still takes his advice. This makes me think that Justin doesn’t like to express his own idea so instead he listens to other people. I think that since all of his friends know that he doesn’t like to express his own idea they take advantage by telling him their idea so he agrees. This also can show that Justin is sort of a weakling and he’s scared of other people. If Justin always listens to other people it might impact his life because everyone in the school might try and bully him. I think Justin should make friends with somebody who would stand up for him so Justin won’t be bullied any more. I think Justin should stop feeling embarrassed if he messes up in front of his friend. I think Justin might have a hard time in school. And people will try to be mean to him because they know Justin won’t stand up to himself. I think he will cause a lot of trouble in school because he will tell other people what somebody told him and that will create a fight. Overall I think Justin’s character traits are weak, wimpy, and scared.