Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First essay Camus' The Stranger

I in the passage when Meursault is at work and his boss calls him to his office, Meursault thinks it's because he's done something wrong. Camus shows this be describing Meursault's emotion towards being called to the bosses office. Meursault is annoyed by the situation, to him it's just an interruption of his day of work andin general. Albert Camus suggest that not everything in life is as expected, because things can appear as one but may turn out the other meaning that you shouldn't judge anything before getting the facts on it or thiem first.
When the passage begins, Meursault realizes that the boss wasn't only calling to complain but to hear his "opinion of the matter" (41). Meursault is thrown off at first about the situation he's in, but he never really gives the boss a straight answer about his promotion. But by the second to last sentence, Meursault starts thinking back to his school years because of the remark his boss gavr him, " That i had no ambition, and that that was disatrous in bussines" (41). Meursault begins to to think back and realizes that he thought he had a lot os ambition but that different situations people are put through can change a person. "when i was a student, I had lots of ambitions like that. But when i had to give up my studies I learned very quiklythat none of it really mattered" (41). the "it" Meursault refers to is ambition, but could aslo refer to life. The reason he feels thi way is because Mursault doesn't have any ambitions, he likes the way his life is ow, not a big fan of change.
There for Camus reveals that life is anoying because of all the changes people have to o through. In others perspective change is good but in Meursaults situtation because he's such a nuetral person, doesn't really have true feelings about anything that goes on in his life.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


In the beatrice spark's fictional diary "Annie's baby," the character Annie's passion for Danny conflicts dirsctly with her personal,social life, friends, and even family ultimately resulting in Annie getting pregnant at fourteen and showing/releaving that not everything or anybody is what they seem, people can truely change over time.
In the beginning of the book Annies a normal fourteen year old girl, who goes to school, plays sports, has friends, divorced parents lives with her mother. Then on the "ordinary day" as Annie calls it she meets a named Dann, after her soccer game from that day on she's hockedm, all she ver thinks about is him Annie states " Im lying here on my bed going over and over and over the awesomeness of it all. He wants to be my friend! I want to be! i really do want to be! More then i've ever wanted anything in th world in my whole life!" (2). Now mind you this is the first time she's ever met Danny.
This obsetion grows with every day passing, Annie even starts dressing up to school just in case she gets to see him. It even got to the point were she would rather stay home and feel sorry for her self instead of going out with her friends, when they invited her some where. " I can't believe something like this can make me feel so completely world-shattering, darkly empty." (5). Days go by and Annie is finally starting to forget about Danny and going back to her regular rutine, but then Danny comes back and the obsetion starts all over again but this time Danny asks Annie out on a "Date", of course ahe excepts. The date is everything Annie hoped it would be " He's not like any other boy i've ever dated." (10). They've become extremly close atleast from Annie's prospective. Annies gotten to the point that even with her friends she wasn't happy enough, she always wanted to spend her time with Danny. Then Annie finds out about Tanya and Danny , Tanyas an "overt slut." Danny called and cleared everyhing up but she still denied then ever being together