Essay from the Literature Term Test

A) Religion and nature save the speaker of Passion from getting depressed. Do you agree

In the poem Passion religion and nature stops the speaker from being depressed. In this essay this idea will be proven.

At first, the speaker is very depressed because as the poem say’s «Waiting for the longed-for  voice to speak», she felt alone, and she wanted to be with someone. But then in the fourth stanza she starts to realize that someone is with her, Nature. She realized that nature and her are one. So she starts getting out of the depression. «Then  the sky spoke to me in language clear, familiar at the heart, than love more near». This quotation shows the epiphanic moment when she realizes that she is not alone, that she is familiarized with the voice of nature , so these means she was never alone , that nature never left her.

But , on the other hand, we can take that quotationand give it another meaning. We can say that the quote is also talking about God, indirectly , because God is supposed to be in the sky , so if the sky talks to you , it could mean that God is speaking to you. So this gaves the poem another meaning and it gives the poem , the meaning of secular love. That the speaker thinks she is alone , but she isn’t. Because God is in nature, and God has never left her.

So in a way Religion and Nature are connected in this poem and that this helps the speaker to get over her depression.

Resumen de Nuestro Proyecto De Tecnología

En la clase de tecnología nos propusieron hacer un proyecto que es durante todo el año donde producimos un snack saludable, que son frutas secas, para venderlo en el colegio.

Para lograr este objetivo nos dividimos en 5 grupos: el grupo de alimentos, que se encarga de pensar cual es el alimento, su bolsas etc,el grupo de textil que se encarga de los uniformes, el grupo de equipamiento que hace la maquina para hacer la fruta seca, el grupo de servicios que se encarga de hacer blog en donde esta toda la información de el snack y mi grupo construcción que se encarga de hacer el stand para vender la fruta seca.

Lo que yo y mi grupo estamos haciendo en las clases de tecnología es armar un  stand. Primero lo diseñamos y buscamos forma de hacer el stand que sean ecológicas. Luego con cajones de verduras, un tablón de madera y tela hicimos un stand. Todavía seguimos haciendo el stand pero va quedando muy bien.  En mi opinión este proyecto es muy divertido de hacer. Me gusto mucho que podamos crear y diseñar este stand.

Con este `proyecto aprendí del fordismo y el toyotismo, de que eran los procesos en linea y los procesos flexibles.

Para mi para el cierre del proyecto tendríamos que exponer el stand en el recreo para que los chicos puedan comprar los snacks y probarlos.





























The Prison by Bernard Malamud

At the age of 29 Tony Castelli’s life was a screaming bore. He was arranged to marry a woman named Rosa, who changed his named to Tommy, and he hated her. He worked in a candy shop. Every tuesday, a girl came to the shop to buy some coloured tissue paper. Rosa placed a mirror and Tommy realized the girl was stealing candy. Tommy got obsesed with that girl because he believed that she would end up stealing, as he did. Warning her would be a way to reedem himself. He tries everything to help the girl, without realizing that he exagerating things. One day, Tommy leaves a note for the girl, but she doesn’t come to the store. He feels betrayed and he has an epiphany; he realizes he has never taken a decision in his life. Rosa finds out that the girl is stealing and she starts shouting. When Tommy sees this, he slaps Rosa and tells her he let the girl take the candy. Finally, the girl’s mother enters the store and takes her, and the girl sticks her tongue to Tommy.

The author:

Born in 1914Died in 1986AmericanGrew up in Brooklyn, where he attended to high schoolHe worked in a factory and then as a clerk. Then he became a teacher.Concerns and worries: religion, social class, nationality, inmigrantsHe was very touched with what happened in the holocaust

The story:


Tony Castelli:

Aged 29 (he’s about to turn 30 so he has to settle down).He’s life is a “screaming bore” He was trapped in old mistakes Element of inestabilityItalian inmigrant in the USA (low class)Rosa called him Tommy because it was more american and more classy Loss of identity.As a kid, he dreamt of leaving his neighbourhoodHe’s dreams were crashed. He was doomedHe joined a gang of vandals and abandoned school, he was probably in some kind of trouble.His dad and Rosa’s dad arranged that Tommy would marry her and work on a candy store. He didn’t want to so he left. When he went back, everything was set up again.He loss control of his life.

Destined to fail, fate or destiny,  especially adversefate; unavoidable fortune: ruin; death.
To fall to one’s doom.

Of White Hairs And Cricket by Rohinton Mistry

Before reading the story, we search about the author and some of his genres. We had to search:  Post-colonial Literature, The origin of Parsi and the concept Diaspora.

Rohinton Mistry:

Rohinton Mistry, was born in 1952, India. He is an indian-born Canadian.
He is a novelist and his genre are Historical Fiction, Postcolonial Literature, Realism, Parsi Literature Minor Literature.
His books portray diverse facets of Indian socioeconomic life; as well as Parsi Zoroastrian life, customs, and religion. Many of his writings are markedly “Indo-nostalgic”.

He emigrated to Canada following with his wife to be Freny Elavia in 1975 and they married there shortly after his arrival. In 1975, settling in Toronto where he studied at the University of Toronto and received a BA in English and Philosophy. He worked in a bank for a while, before returning to studies, leading up to a degree in English and philosophy.

Parsi religion
•Parsis follow the religion of Zoroaster, a prophet of the seventh century B . C .
•From the region between the Hindu Kush and Seistan.
•A small religious community
•Which exists mostly in Mumbai, is Zoroastrianism.
•The follower is called Parsi because the religion arrived in India from Persia.
•This religion was established by Zarathustra in 6th or 7th century BC.
•The followers of this religion exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD. because of religious persecutions by the Muslims. They arrived in Gujarat region of India.

Meaning of Diaspora: the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland.
Examples: Jews living outside Israel.

Post-Colonial Literature:

Post-colonial literature is the literature people started writing when:

  • they were colonized
  •  after they freed themselfs of their colonizers

And most of them were from Europe. This kind of literature expressed the problems and consequences people had after not being colonized anymore This included:

  • Many economic and social issues like poverty and lack of education
  • The consequences and misfortunes of colonialism.

Colonialism left people thinking that:

  • They were savages
  • That they were less important  than others
  • That they didnt have much identity.

And what Authors wanted to do was bring their identity back and reconect the population with the land.

Parsi Origin:

Freddy Mercury was a Parsi.

The Parsis are an immigrant community, possibly coming from Fars, Persia, and now located in Bombay, western India. They are distinguished by their adherence to the Zoroastrian faith.

Zoroastrianism, their religion, had been in existence in Persia for well over a thousand years, usually as a state cult. The Parsis traditionally worked as entrepreneurs (ranging from the ownership of liquor shops to steel mills), in trade (especially with China), in finance (as bankers), or in government service.

Kin Groups and Descent. Most people today prefer to live in nuclear families. There are no larger kin-based groups such as lineages or clans. Descent is patrilineal. (Kinship Terminology. Kin terms follow the pattern found among other Gujarati speakers in the region.)

Religious Beliefs. Parsis follow the religion of Zoroaster, a prophet of the seventh century b.c. from the region between the Hindu Kush and Seistan. Their belief system includes ideas about a creator god, good and evil forces, individual choice, Heaven and Hell, the Last Judgment, and eternal life.

Finally, while reading the story, we did a SlideShare