We had a task. We had to write a paragraph as though we were Zoey. Joey has returned with Albert from France and we were were telling Joey about our own experiences of life whilst he was away. My Paragraph was the following…
Hello Joey!! It has passed a lot of time since you have gone. I have missed you a lot!! I did many things while you were away, but none of them were fun. I found too harsh to do the ploughing alone, since I had to make the double of goods without your help because many soldiers took our raw materials away to war. Apart from that, I was alone in the stable, and I was scared of someone entering inside the house, due to the fact that we were in war and many things could have happened while we were in it. But don’t misunderstand me, I am not saying that my life was a disaster since war started and that your life was perfect. I mean that I was worried about me, but also worried about you! I didn’t know when where you going to return to the farm or even if you were alive. Well, I think that we should talk more about you than about me. So, tell me!
In our language class we had to do an activity based on two sections the individual part and the group part. In the individual work, we had to answered 4 questions. In the group work, we had to do a quizelet with the words that we didn`t know from chapters 2 & 7. I did this with Rosario Vago, Lola Argento & Sybilla Correa Perkins.
- This meant that Albert and Joey were friends, and that Joey found a friend for life. They trusted each other. We can show people that we trust them by getting to know them, by helping them, by defending them, by talking to them, by showing them your respect, etc.
- The relationship between Joey and Albert was friendly. They trusted each other since Albert helped and defended Joey, while Joey commanded Albert orders. In my opinion, they were more like friends than an animal with his owner. One quote which support my idea is the following «… I’ll be out again in the morning – and don’t worry, I’ll look after you. I promised you that. Sweet dreams, Joey». I chose this quote since it explains the affect and the friendship that Albert and Joey had.
- This meant that the soldiers were happy to represent their country in the war. They were excited.
- Joey: he was feeling abandoned. He began to cry. He was like a little baby which doesn’t have a family anymore.
Albert: He was desperate, because his friend was going to the army, where almost all the horses died in war.
Albert’s father: He was sad, because he abandoned his son’s best friend.
Captain Nicholls: He understood the situation, he put himself on Albert’s shoes.
Our language teacher gave as a homework. It consisted in making a dialogue between the author of «War Horse», Michael Morpurgo, and me after seeing this video. We have to interviewed him and made him questions.
Then, we had another homework. It consisted in saying why we liked «War Horse» and, after that, making a poster. I did the poster with Victoria Landolfo.