• In part two of the novel, “1984”  through figurative language Orwell evokes that there’s no such thing as a perfect society and that each person has a different definition of a perfect world depending on their

    • Luz,
      Do you think these realities of 1984 could potentially manifest in our lives today? Is there enough power in the government currently to manipulate the entire US population into submission below the power if the government? How do you think our society today compares to that of Orwell’s described in 1984? For example, today there are arguments all over the world about the sexuality of the man and the woman and how it should be expressed; is this an early tell-tale sign of a society that could potentially form into something similar to that of 1984?

    • Good Afternoon Luz,
      I really liked your summary of this section of the novel, “1984”. I thought that you provided insight to not only what was explained through the text, but you gave greater meaning to what the text was trying to portray. I liked how you incorporated quotes into your writing to help readers understand what you were referring to in your writing. This was an outstanding summary and hope that you continue to write. Take care.

    • Hey Luz! Your article does a very good job of highlighting all the important parts of the novel. Your quote in in the middle of the article is really effective because that quote is pretty much the thesis of Orwell’s novel. I like how you address the “cult” and how Big Brother really just forces people to assimilate to whatever they want them to do. I think that is a really important part of the novel and it isn’t always the easiest to notice. Overall, your article is really good and really effective in identifying the strategies that Orwell uses to move the plot along in his novel. I really like the way this article is written and if you want to see learn more about Orwell’s literary strategies you should check out this website! https://www.shmoop.com/1984/literary-devices.html

    • Luz, I have also read 1984 and the quote you chose is one that has stuck with me. The thought that he enjoyed the fact, relished in it really, that she had been with multiple other partners caught me off guard initially. But as you say, he doesn’t feel alone because this “…shows that many other men aren’t afraid to break the rules implemented by Big Brother.” It’s empowering for him to know that the system is corrupt and as broken as him. I also like how you broke down the statement. This was a good piece and I look forward to reading your work in the future.

    • Hi Luz, This is a great post about a great book. I like what you said about how everyone has a different utopia based on their situation. I see this in people without food would want their utopia to have food for all where as someone who gets no respect but has all other needs met would rather see a utopia where people focus on respect. Creating a perfect society is impossible but seeing parts of the perfect society realized is something every human should work towards.
      Thanks, Simon

    • Luz,

      I like your piece, because it demonstrates how impossible it is to have a dystopian society without people wishing to rebel. Winston is certainly one of them, but he obviously is not the only one. Do you think this kind of society, one in which everyone is secretly hoping for the government to fail, is possible? Since everyone has it in their mind that they ought to love “Big Brother,” but most of them have trouble doing so, do you think that it is possible to be pushed to the breaking point like they were in 1984? I’m curious to hear what you think. Some news sources have gone as far as to say today’s society parallels, in many ways, the world of 1984. I personally don’t think so, but maybe you have a different take on that.

  • Dear Arlette,
    I really like the symbolism you used with the variety of objects. You did a really good job at explaining the picture of the eyes with the rose and the representation of the lights is really cool. One of my favorite things from this post was when you said “you see I’m a female but that doesn’t mean I’m weak” because I am also a latin…[Read more]

  • Dear Shania,
    One of the things I really liked about your shadowbox was the way you talked about the negative stereotypes people have about you and towards the end of the publication you talked about who you truly are, I think that’s really empowering. To further your thinking I would like to ask some questions, Why do people marginalize others?…[Read more]

  • Luz commented on the post, Me In A Box 2 years, 8 months ago

    Amazing shadow box post, it is great to see young people talk about their ethnicity and culture. One of the reasons why I really liked this shadow box was because as a latina I feel identified with this publication, I know what it feels to be marginalized, again good job I like the variety of objects you included.To further your thinking here are…[Read more]

  • Hello Leslie,
    My name is Luz Morales I attend to Fremont High and I really like your shadow box because I can relate to your story as a latina I know what it feels like to be marginalized in a box full of stereotypical beliefs. One of the things that I really liked about this piece was the part where you talked about your religion and breaking…[Read more]

  • In our AP Literature class we were asked to write a Literary Selfie on “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and this is what I came up with.

    I want to say no but I can’t. Life is unfair so deal with it, you must do what I s

    • Luz,
      Your piece was unbelievably electrifying and a true beauty to read. I truly have never read a student piece so powerful and personal as this. I can’t even begin to relate to the situation described in your piece because of what a privileged life I’ve led, and how I’ve grown up. This kind of writing strikes readers right in the heart, and the images it brings to mind are realistic and fathomable. The mix of language in your writing shows the influence your culture has had on you and ho you’ve responded to these effects. I’m so impressed by this piece, and truly want to hear more based on this piece specifically. The message of staying true to the gender you were assigned at birth, and the so called responsibilities that come with that is so important to bring to light in our world today, and this piece does so in a creative, imaginative, beautifully immersive way. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to read this! It was truly astounding!

    • Dear Luz,
      I am amazed by the number of things I could relate to in your post by being a Latina. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is, “You must stop trying to change, this is the way life has been for many years, you’re a girl and you must act like one.” This is because I feel that all those stereotypes that have been made are kept and it is an obligation for the rest to follow them. However, a person doesn’t know someone’s personal story. The reasons why they choose not to follow certain beliefs, all the challenges that they’ve had to go through. Additionally, I liked how you used Spanish words because they stand out when making your points.

      Thanks for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next.
      -Yahaira (best friend)

  • Dear Leaders of America,


    My name is Luz Morales a Senior at Fremont High from the city of Oakland California. I am writing this letter to talk about what it’s like growing up as a teenager in America and ab

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