The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection

In our literature class, we had to answer some questions in our blogs about the story we read “The Lady in the Looking Glass”. I did this assignment with Vignesh Manwani. After that Pato told us to find a picture of a room inside and a garden to illustrate the house in the story. I did the second task individually.

Questions: Group work (Done with Vignesh Manwani)

 

Picture of a room and a garden: Individual work

In order to illustrate the house in the story I chose the following picture. I chose it because it has antique wooden furniture and because of the fact that the dinning room matches with the “Italian glass” which has a “marbled topped table opposite” it and it reflects a garden beyond with “a long grass path leading between banks of tall flowers”. The only thing that the picture does not provide, is the constant movement the room in the story has. However, we can image chaos and intranquility in this picture.

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The story is related with this text since Sandra Gilbert, Susan Gubar and Virginia Woolf were all feminist literature writers. Over 1980 women writers were badly seen and they were discriminated by men writers for their work. What they have in common is that they fought for their rights in both their poetic identity and in their role in life rights. Virginia argued that women should kill the “angel” and the “monster” topology on her storys in order to end with the masks invented for women. We can see this in the story as the Isabella at the beginning of the story, the one who only shows her appearance, is dead, as that is not reality. At the same time, the Isabella at the end of the story is almost also killed as she is dead laive for not  having feelings or thoughts. So Virginia applies to the story her ideas of how woman must behave in order to make themselves be respected by men in their day to day life and in their literature works.

“Home is So Sad” Song

Furthermore, I would like to add to my e-portfolio another activity on the poem called “Home is so Sad”, written by Philip Larkin

Home is so Sad

Philip Larkin, 19221985

Home is so sad. It stays as it was left,
Shaped to the comfort of the last to go
As if to win them back. Instead, bereft
Of anyone to please, it withers so,
Having no heart to put aside the theft

And turn again to what it started as,
A joyous shot at how things ought to be,
Long fallen wide. You can see how it was: 
Look at the pictures and the cutlery.
The music in the piano stool. That vase.

While I was reading the poem, I realized something was missing. I could not understand what it was, but later I had an epiphanic moment. The poem is full of images such as tactile, visual and auditory. So I imagined that I could increase those nostalgic and melancholic emotions about home, by adding “piano” music and images to visualize and set to music the magnificent alliterative poetry.

This is the song I chose to musicalize the poem:

Resultado de imagen para home is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to get back to

 

“Rooms” Collage

In our literature class, we read the poem called “Rooms”, written by Charlotte Mew. In this post I made a collage that shows many kinds of rooms: happy ones, abandoned, forgotten, rotten, colorful, etc. I created this to portray Charlotte’s point of view about the fact that rooms are memories, and memories die in our minds. No matter if they are delighted or sorrowful memories, what matters is that, at the end of the day, they will disappear, they will die.  “Out there in the sun—in the rain” it does not matter when, since they will all finish in a “dustier bed”, buried inside our memories, our minds, ourselves. Such personification is portrayed by the use of images that exposed melancholic and nostalgic emotions.

 

Guión Cinematográfico

Una vez leidos los libros de Martín Fierro, ambos escritos por José Hernandez, nuestra profesora decidió hacer un proyecto grupal. Este consistía en dividirnos en grupos de a seis y elegir una de las escenas sucedidas en el transcurso del relato para trabajar. Luego debíamos elaborar un guión cinematográfico y actuarlo. Yo realicé mi trabajo con María Roggero, Silvestre Braun, Otto Kreutzer, Martina Ibarbia y Federika Marty.

Guión 

Representación del guión:

 

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Art Project

In our art class, we started a project after our teacher, Toia, showed us many sculptures, installations, paintings, etc done by different artists. The task consisted in choosing one artist with their art piece, as we were going to work with it all this term. I decided to do my work in group, so I worked with Rosario Vago, Federica Marty and Milagros Mendez. We chose Cornelia Parker with her installation “Dark Matter”.

Following our deep analysis on the installation, we had to create some of our own, so we started having a lot of ideas in order to create something new based on what Cornelia exposed. In our following presentation, our creative process is shown.
Presentation:

Grupo B: Marruecos, Portugal, España e Iran

En este trimestre, estuvimos trabajando con los equipos del mundial en nuestra clase de historia. Nuestra profesora, Belu Trimestra, nos separó en grupos y nos dio a cada uno una zona de los equipos de futbol del mundial 2018, con el objetivo de que cada integrante del mismo se apropie de un país y describa sus culturas, su historia, su aspecto político, económico, social, religioso, entre otras cosas mas. Mi grupo fue asignado la zona B, la que conforma los paises Marruecos, Portugal, España e Iran. Yo realizé la presentación de Iran, mientras que mis compañeros realizaron las otras. Ojalá aprendan nuevas culturas a través de este post!

Marruecos: Realizada por Victoria Landolfo

Portugal: Por Milagros Montanelli

España: Por Silvestre Braun

Grupo B-España-3

Iran: Realizada por mi

 

Numbers and Quantity

In our language class, our teacher Marcela divided us in several groups and told us to do a presentation to explain the vocabulary of different topics in order to improve our English. I had to prepare a presentation about degree and intensity and I did mine with María Roggero and Vignesh Manwani. This is it. At the end of it we prepeared an activity in case you would like to improve your English too!

Hope you like it.