Sunday, 19 March 2017

Are Vincent and Matt Twins?! (Compare and Contrast Vincent and Matteo)

Gattaca more like Madaca because this movie is action packed!! There are two very different characters in the novel and movie we have discovered. One of them had a dream to go to outer space specifically Titan, and the other just wanted to be a normal boy. Matt was born different, no one loved him or wanted to be his friend until he found Maria, and of course Celia. Vincent was also born different he was expected to die at the age of 30 by his heart. Vincent wanted to achieve his goal, but he didn't have enough time, so that's why he needed a new identity and a new life. Matt wanted just to loved so that's why he made a change by freeing the orphans from the keepers.

Now to compare and contrast. Both protagonists have been made genetically. I have a connection to another person in both. Tam Lin can connect to Jerome because they both killed themselves and Jerome and Tam Lin have always been beside Vincent and Matt. Both have been “made” by someone really powerful like Jerome was really powerful because he was really smart and he also was registered into Gattaca, and Matt was made by El Patron who was the drug lord of Opium.

El Patron and Jerome are also connected but Jerome had good intentions and El Patron a had very bad one. Matt and Vincent bother were kind hearted, strong hearted, and were very loved by a few people. Just because both spirits were made intentionally doesn't mean they are different from one another, it just means that they have the same cells of the person whom they were made from. Vincent, in the end, did have his dream of exploring Titan but he also lost a friend while doing it. Matt achieved his goal by taking El Patrons spot, and taking care of all his friends and achieving his goal, in the end, Vincent on the other hand also achieved his goal but lost a friend while doing it but made a new one while doing it as well.

At the end of the both, we have looked at both of the protagonist's friends have died and both protagonists have reached their end goal at surprisingly fast ages which are also a major connection to both novel and film.  These two movies are basically identical in a way.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Lets Hope the Farm Patrol doesn't read this! (Real Life Farm Patrol Blogpost 5)



Donald Trump has said about the 12,000 Syrian refugees who currently live in the U.S. ― “If I win, they’re going back,” He stated. For my current event, I chose that Trudeau's Cabinet gets set for in-depth talks on illegal border crossers. This connects to Celia because she was caught illegally by crossing the border, and this whole article is based off the illegal border crossers. A more in depth reason in this article is that Trump keeps pushing refugees out from America and Trudeau keeps allowing diversity into Canada. People's first choice was Canada to illegally cross because they feel welcomed but in the wrong way, and in America it is very strict to cross borders. Here is a quote from the article "The agreement says a refugee claimant must apply for asylum in whichever of the two countries they arrive first — unless they qualify for an exception." 

Celia turned into a coyote because she cared about Matt and thought of him like a son. She risked her life because she thought Matt deserved to live through his childhood as a teenager. She made Tam Lin escort Matt outside so he can escape because Tam Lin was trusted by the new leader, while Celia had to be turned into an eejit. Hopefully, Matt can go back to the big house in Opium to save Tam Lin and Celia but it looks grim for them. The illegal crossings is a really big problem. Surely our government can step up and try to find a solution to fix this shocking inevitable. Tam Lin is unquestionably coming back because he still has his position as a bodyguard so maybe he can come back in the later last chapters. For the "human aspect" this is really true and connectible to the book because we as well have coyotes and illegal border crossers, thank goodness we have a prime minister that cares for the refugees that are actually trying to cross the border safely and legally. Trumps has a temporary ban of the Muslims crossing borders which is a good thing to know. Still, no matter how many enter illegally, some voices will try to make a political issue. If I was in Celia's position I would pray that Matt has found Maria and is finding a plan to try to save Celia and Tam Lin, but Matt's tracks have been stopped by the keepers, will he escape? If not he will have to wait until he's 18 which is still far away. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Does Matt Have the Same Insights as Us? (Blogpost 4 Matt's Worldview's)

Just to get this out, there are a total of 3 world views for Matt! For Matt, I feel like his worldview is View of the Good Life because he cares for others and not for money, unlike El Patron. He shows this by showing sympathy for Tam Lin and Celia because they were left behind while Matt is on his way to San Luise. What Matt wants to get out of life is to become a grown up and so he can look back on his past as being hated to being loved and then being used for something even worse, also to maybe to get married to Maria. Whenever you learn something about Matt it's not about his well being or his accomplishments, it's always him caring for someone else like El Patron, Tam Lin, Maria, and Celia.

Another worldview is Responsibilities to Others. The reason is because he always strives to help others and he would always still have the sympathy for other people. This connects to the other worldview that I've written about because in that worldview it also talks about his sympathy for others, and how he puts himself ahead of others. Matt has always protected others whenever he had the chance to actually do it. He has protected Maria many times in these chapters. Other close people to Matt have also protected him by saving him from El Patron (Celia), people have also helped Matt hide in comfort while the whole big house was looking for him (Maria), and last but not least Matt escaped and was able to move to a new city to start a new life (Tam Lin).

My last and final worldview is Equality with others because everyone treated Matt like a dog because he wasn't part of the human race, and was born out of a cow. Plus when everyone started to treat him normally it was only because he was only El Patron's clone. I agree that everyone should deserve the same privileges even when they weren't made by god, as long as they are not a threat and if they also believed in the same acts as everyone else. There was a hierarchy system in the Big House secluding people from Eejits which was the lowest system to be in, then to the highest part of the system which was the richest person in the building and land which was El Patron, so it does partially connect to the Renaissance's system as well.


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Will Matt Be the Next Angel or Devil? (Blog Post 3)

Want to see the actions Matt does to get attention? Keep reading! For my topic, I'm doing the sentence "are people naturally good or evil?". My thoughts on this topic is that it's true for Matt because in some parts of the book he is a good, happy kid but in the other chapters for example when he starts to grow and have different emotions for people he knows. For Maria she was forced by Matt in the birthday party chapter. To be exact its page: 109 where Matt also says "I demand a birthday kiss". Another reason is that in the same chapter Matt sent Tom to kids table because Matt just wanted to sit beside Maria. The royalty in this chapter really got to Matt because it's the only time he got loved and the only time people cared for something special about him.

A few things that Matt has done to make the story a bit better before his emotions him like a truck. First of all, he does have feelings because in the chapter called the "Eejit in dry field" he saw a dead farmer on the field which he died from dehydration. When Matt saw him he felt so bad and wanted to get him to the doctors quick so the Eejit could stay alive but Tam Lin had to stop him because Eejits weren't allowed water or anything until they've done their job.

The reason I chose this is because Matt is the most dynamic character, and he is the best one to adapt to any bad situation that comes in his way. In the chapter "the thing on the bed" Matt, Maria, and Tom go into the autopsy room and find a little boy screaming his lungs out and Matt was really scared but really confused at the same time.  He wanted to help but he couldn't because it already looked like the kid wasn't going to last very long, Matt did think about the situation but just let it go the next week. Matt knew if he helped the kid he would've got caught because the kid was screaming from the top of his lungs and wouldn't stop so there was no choice but to leave the problem and see what happens next.

As you can see there were some crucial pieces of evidence that would answer this question about Matt and his good deeds, and bad deeds...

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

My thoughts on Pages up to 100

First draft

This book has really great and diverse meaning to it. It has caught my eye right when they mentioned clones and that's how it got me interested and hooked as well. During the Harkness discussion, we talked about how we think matt is a clone because of the strange writing on his foot, but we were kinda iffy about it, so then when we read pages 50 to 100 specifically page 80 Tam Lin takes Matt to a secret place that is beautiful, and where no one knew about except those two. When Tam Lin was talking about how your not a real boy he said "A long time ago some doctors took a piece of skin from El Patron. They froze it so it could keep. Then 8 years later they grew that skin into a whole new El patron, and guess what... that was you." So that would mean our predictions were right about Matt being a clone but we didn't know it was from the owner of the big house. Now I have a prediction for my own. Mabey since El Patron is 143 years old and that he is getting very old because of his heart, it could mean that El Patron made Matt from his own skin because he needed his heart so he can live longer, and also maybe since El Patrons skin is getting old and wrinkly he can get a whole new set for skin as well.

Second Draft
This book has really great and diverse meaning to it. It has caught my eye right when they mentioned clones and that's how it got me interested and hooked as well. During the Harkness discussion, we talked about how we think matt is a clone because of the strange writing on his foot, but we were kinda iffy about it, so then when we read pages 50 to 100 specifically page 80 Tam Lin takes Matt to a secret place that is beautiful, and where no one knew about except those two. When Tam Lin was talking about how your not a real boy he said "A long time ago some doctors took a piece of skin from El Patron. They froze it so it could keep. Then 8 years later they grew that skin into a whole new El patron, and guess what... that was you." So that would mean our predictions were right about Matt being a clone but we didn't know it was from the owner of the big house. Now I have a prediction for my own. Mabey since El Patron is 143 years old and that he is getting very old because of his heart, it could mean that El Patron made Matt from his own skin because he needed his heart so he can live longer, and also maybe since El Patrons skin is getting old and wrinkly he can get a whole new set for skin as well. It is kinda creepy that a book like this took a turn like this where "everyone" is trying to make a clone so they can stay alive for longer and the detail of the clone lying on the bed like that screaming and waiting for the doctors to put him/her out of his misery. This book has really exceeds on emotions type because when it was El Patron's birthday it was also Matt's as well, and then Matt asked Maria for a birthday kiss because he thought everyone liked him now, also so he could make El Patron happy, but when it happened it took a turn for its worse. Maybe because people still think Matt is a clone/pet so they thought he didn't have emotions, but he did because El Patron made him not get the shot when he was a baby because he didn't want his "son" to be an idiot when given the shot.


Published Draft
This book has really great and diverse meaning to it. It has caught my eye right when they mentioned clones and that's how it got me interested and hooked as well. During the Harkness discussion, we talked about how we think matt is a clone because of the strange writing on his foot, but we were kinda iffy about it, so then when we read pages 50 to 100 specifically page 80 Tam Lin takes Matt to a secret place that is beautiful, and where no one knew about except those two. When Tam Lin was talking about how your not a real boy he said "A long time ago some doctors took a piece of skin from El Patron. They froze it so it could keep. Then 8 years later they grew that skin into a whole new El patron, and guess what... that was you." So that would mean our predictions were right about Matt being a clone but we didn't know it was from the owner of the big house. Now I have a prediction for my own. Mabey since El Patron is 143 years old and that he is getting very old because of his heart, it could mean that El Patron made Matt from his own skin because he needed his heart so he can live longer, and also maybe since El Patrons skin is getting old and wrinkly he can get a whole new set for skin as well. It is kinda creepy that a book like this took a turn like this where "everyone" is trying to make a clone so they can stay alive for longer and the detail of the clone lying on the bed like that screaming and waiting for the doctors to put him/her out of his misery. This book has really exceeds on emotions type because when it was El Patron's birthday it was also Matt's as well, and then Matt asked Maria for a birthday kiss because he thought everyone liked him now, also so he could make El Patron happy, but when it happened it took a turn for its worse. Maybe because people still think Matt is a clone/pet so they thought he didn't have emotions, but he did because El Patron made him not get the shot when he was a baby because he didn't want his "son" to be an idiot when given the shot.



Friday, 10 February 2017

My Reflection on the Scorpion Project

The Scorpion Project sounds like a really fun idea because it lets us read new books that we have never read before. We will be reading 50 pages every four days which make us understand and inquire what information and details we will come by. Mrs.Groeller also lets us right stickie notes actively to let our minds free and so we can conquer our quizzes that we get every 50 pages. We will have fun with the individual challenges and the collaborative group projects. We are not allowed to read ahead so that makes it much more fun because we won't know what will happen next.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

New Whimsical Story

Kids today are still facing stress and don't know how to deal with it, some suicidal.... I'm writing about why it's good if they induce the right exposure to whimsical ideas and so on. The last topic I will be writing about is the aftereffects if they do get the right exposure or not.  There are thus many items/toys where you can spark any imagination.  Take an example like Fahrenheit 451 and The Giver which shows the world without books,or imagination slowly crumbles into dust, and into a world of pandemonium.  This connects to Little prince because when the girl found out about imagination her world shifted and so did her personality.

The idea of whimsical exposure to kids is a good thing because it allows kids that fantasize and think thoughts that could help them cope with stress and so on in life.  Their exposure to whimsical activities/ideas will determine their lives, their attitude, their personality, and how they look at things in life.  Studies say kids in Canada are suffering from rising levels of anxiety, tension, depression, and even suicide. Close to 20%.

One child who has recently been exposed to whimsical ideas has changed drastically on how he/she acts, in good forms, that means when they reach adulthood they will still have that whimsical spark in their mind.  The aftereffects will change a lot in your personality and how you act because it all matters on what you desire to do that makes you feel good or that enjoys you in different ways.  The imagination is what prompts them to learn, play, exercise reads, and way more. Creativity is what forms new ideas, what gives you a passion, and finally why there is going to be a future.  More creativity means more of a happy adult, and more creativity expanding in the hereafter.



In the finale, if kids don’t get their right exposure to whimsical ideas it will lead them to be boring and the aftereffects could be even worse for depression sometimes. And if they do, they will end up living in a happy, and prosperous life.