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19 January 2008 @ 10:09 pm

 I'm so excited to join this community, it's gross. Really.

Because studyin' can truly be the bomb. Anyone else into history? how about English?

For the U.S. history dorks I shamelessly promote my community, http://community.livejournal.com/apush_for_5/
because it's new. Like a five second old baby. What a comparison.


Anywho, sup?

Hey Everyone,

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10 January 2007 @ 08:23 pm
Hello there! The name's Lamb, and I'd like some help with something I'm working on...

I know this must seem like a very obscure question, but I am in the process of working on a project for school, and I am trying to test the waters of consensus, so to speak. I am creating a story in which the protagonist is a global dictator, and would like to know what people think would be her largest character flaw, as such.

Technically speaking, I'm trying to ask the very complex question of what are the biggest problems that you think would face a female global dictator? I wouldn't take her sexuality into the equation normally...but in talking to a few of my friends, I've discovered that many people are more nervous about the concept of her being female rather than her being a dictator.

Because of my fierce desire to make this story realistic, and make other characters that will make the story interesting, I'd really like to hear some thoughts, if it's not too much.
Current Music: Scar Tissue x Red Hot Chili Peppers
21 August 2006 @ 09:49 pm
Studying is so sexy! Anybody into DNA Research? I go back to class tomorrow and I can bearly sleep for being so excited!!!!!!!!
Current Mood: dorky
Current Music: Bach
07 August 2006 @ 10:11 pm

I am soooooo excited to be going back to school! I just joined this community because I think studying is sexy! Anything that gets anybody excited about learning is good in my book!!!!!!!! ttfn

Current Location: Home sweet home
Current Mood: dorky
Current Music: Only a lad- Oingo Boingo
13 July 2006 @ 05:06 pm
I'd love to know how podcasts work. Like, if I sign up for a podcast, can I listen to a podcast on my IPod, while I'm AWAY from my computer?
07 February 2006 @ 06:25 pm

this is a summary of the main points of a critical essay on The Awakening, and my responses to them.



A Forgotten Novel by Kenneth Eble, p. 188

Melinda Enriquez


Main Points


The Great Awakening is a “first rate novel… advanced in theme and technique over the other novels if its day” and is recommended though its “general excellence” (188).

According to Eble, “characterization was always Mrs. Chopin’s talent” (189). The Great Awakening, then, “portrays the mind of a woman trapped in marriage and seeking fulfillment of what she vaguely recognizes as her essential nature” (188). The novel, essentially, is good because of the characterization of Edna as an independent heroine and the focus of the novel on her.


Response: This is a good novel, but not what many would call “first rate,” primarily because of the characterization of Edna. Edna is characterized as strong willed and independent, but her struggle to ‘find herself’ should not make her be seen as a heroine: she says herself, “I want nothing but my own way” (105), and getting her own way was more important to her than the well being of her family, specifically, her children.  How is a mother willing to give up the well being of her children for her own desires a hero?


Edna is not, as some claim, selfish; but rather, her awakening is one to a self awareness that no one around her can understand, and an awakening that gives her a sense of dignity and significance, and that is what makes the novel great.

Eble asserts that Edna could be seen as a sort of tragic heroine struggling with inner passions that she has previously not been aware of because they have been suppressed as a result of her upbringing and marriage. She has, according to Eble, overcome her “Kentucky Presbyterian upbringing and a comfortable marriage” (192) to become independent.


 Response:   Actually, Edna is selfish. She does not want to be seen as the possession of a man. Her awakening is not only the realization of her desire to be independent, it is also the realization that she will go to great lengths to achieve her goal. These include forgetting her duties at home, putting herself before her children, moving out of her husband’s house, and engaging in her affair with Robert. When she comes home to find Robert has left her, she ultimately decides to kill herself. Instead of realizing that she has put her family life in danger because she was in love with another man, she decides that because she cannot have him, she cannot live.


Eble argues that, “quite frankly, the book is about sex… from first to last”

The sensual quality of the book offended contemporary audiences. Eble also asserts that critics were not only offended because the book was “indecent” because of “the sensuous scenes, but rather that the author obviously sympathized with Mrs. Pontellier” (191).


Response:  The book is not about sex. Edna’s story is about love, and lack thereof. Her story is one about a marriage in which she did not love her partner, a duty to children who she loved less than herself, and the one man who she really loved but was unable to be with. Edna’s great awakening was one in which she finally found herself able to love, and with that love, something to live for.

26 January 2006 @ 07:32 pm

It is more of a girl's book, and I kind of enjoyed it, even though I read it in three days.

If anyone's read it, was anyone as thouroughly upset with the ending as I was?

Current Mood: tiredtired
23 January 2006 @ 07:03 pm
This community has been kind of dead lately, so I am going to enliven it by.. posting here..

Facebook is awesome, for you college kids, and highschoolers who get the invite.

I think i'm gonna start posting my homework this site.. or something.


US Hist: p. 498-525; 531-533: American Civil War

AP English 11: chapters 25-26 in The Awakening, current even articles

AP Spanish: Romance de la luna, luna, Comprehension and Discussion questions; Encuentros Maravillos Chapter 8 exercises A and B

Not a bad night tonight.
Current Music: The Real Thing-- Gwen Stefani
05 January 2006 @ 11:41 pm
PSAT- 196...

not wonderful, but enough to get me recognized by National Hispanic Merit people thing.

Physics-- 76 on the final, but 91 quarter 2 grade, and 8 semester transcript grade.

History- 83 on the final, 88 quarter 2 grade, and 88 semester transcript grade.

AP span-- 87 on the final, 90 quarter 2 grade, and 90 semester transcript grade.

math and english? not worth talking about.