Monday, December 17, 2007
You are home, back to the place where you grew up. Where you got married and had children and where your childhood is. But, i know the real reason you are back. You know that Helen killed her mom and after she told you, you went to Clair's house and you broke in and you saw her dead. Now you’re an accomplish to murder. It's not looking good for you. You can't hide your secret for long. Now that the police are involved the true story is going to come out some way or another. Now you know that Helen slept around and that she had sex, but you still try and help her? That's very nice. And you tell her it’s not a we, it’s a you. But you’re involved now you so are in this battle just as much as she is. Also, you told Helen, you never wanted the marriage to end but you were the one with the divorce papers. When you tell Helen that you don’t want to be involved with this murder, how come you two made a plan up together? How come you guys made up a big lie so you both can get out of it no problem?
"he finally did it." page 193
I think this represents more then just Helen's dad killing himself. I think this also represents Helen killing her mother. They finally did it. They killed. It is said in some sort of way that it took them long enough. Like you knew it was coming. Finally.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Monday, December 10, 2007
"Are you okay, Mom?"
"It's a hard day, Helen."
-that Billy Murdoch was hit by a car in front of the house.
I think this quote is very important to the book because it talks about the hard day Helen and her mother had. That day a young boy got hit by a car in front of their house. And Clair was the only one to see it. But instead of calling for help she just stood there and watched him and sang to him. she couldn't make herself go and do anything to help she just stood there and watched him lay in the road until someone finally came and got help. Unfortunately, Billy died. I think this quote symbolizes this hard time and I think this quote represents all the other "hard" days for Helen's family. Which what I think, is every day. Helen had to stand up for her mom when a group of men came to her house looking for Clair. They didn’t think it was right that Clair didn’t get help for the little boy. She made Helen go outside for her. Helen was hit by one of the men. She stood up for her mom and got hit. That’s a very hard day.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
reservoirs (63): A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.
polarized (80): (of an electric plug or outlet) designed so that the plug and outlet fit together in only one way.
Go with your instincts.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I think this is a very important quote because it shows that Helen still cares enough for her mom after she murdered her that she can't cut her mom up. But Helen shoes that she doesn't have that much consideration because she can cut off her mom's hair for no purpose. I think this shows that she still had all the respect in the world for her mom but her dignity was gone. I think Helen knew that all her mother's dignity was gone. Helen knew she made a mistake but she couldn't take it back and i think the problem overwhelmed her and she didn't know what to do about it. She cleaned her mother up and made her look beautiful but she cut off her hair.
You can only trust the one's who trust you.
"I like the man next door," my mother had said when Carl Fletcher moved in six years ago. "He's pathetic which means he keeps to himself." -page 24
I think this quote is very important because Helen's mom is describing herself in a way. She always kept to herself and didn't want to get in anyone else's business. I think she liked Carl because she saw herself as a reflection in him.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I can't believe you actually did it. you killed your mom and now you are going to have to live with it for the reast of your life. I know times were hard and i know things were rough with the way she treated you but she had demencia so she couldn't really help herself. She didn't really know what she was doing to you or others and she had no control over the way she was acting. You smothered her and people are going to find out. You can't cover up what you did and now you have to live with it for the rest of your life. Also you had sex with your best friend's son- when you are married with children! You keep making wrong decisions and nothing seems to be going right for you. You need to start thinking about what your doing before you do it and you need to tell someone what you did. You should trust your husband and he should be able to trust you but obviously he can't do that if you are sneaking around with other guys. Especially one that you can consider your own son! I think you should see a therapist or you need to start getting your life on track and making the right decisions for yourself because the things that you have done aren't right and you need to fix them. You need to go make things right. And you need to tell your husband what you did.
Monday, November 12, 2007
2. October 2007
4. 291 pages
5. The book is written about Murder and Death, a tough subject for most people.
6. I chose this book beacuse I have read two other books by this author and hey were outstanding!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The differences are that in The Diving Bell and The Butterfly he can only blink, and in The Sea Inside he can move his whole head. In Diving Bell and The Butterfly he loses love, but in The Sea Inside he finds he can actually have love.
To me, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly is the more powerful one because it talks about hoe he can't communicate or talk or tellanyone how he feels. He can't describe it and he has no choice living the way he does.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
This was a very hard section for me to read and i found myself crying on more than one occasion. I felt like I had a first hand account on what happened and it was really hard for me to really feel how Alice was feeling. It must have been so hard for her to go through all of this. Then she had to face Gregory again in the court room. She had to point him out and look at him. I was very happy after she won. I thought that this was going to be so good for her and her family. They really needed this and then they finally got it. I thought that Alice wouldn't make it this far in her case but she kept on trying.
1. " 'i've been in this business for thirty years,' he said. 'you are the best rape witness i've ever seen on the stand.' I would hold on to that moment for years. page 198, Lucky, Alice Sebold
This quote is very important cause Alice just eneded her trial and the baliff told her that she was calm and collective and still managed to win her case.
2. "I had done it." page 200, Lucky, Alice Sebold
This quote is really important cause Alice and her family won. They got Gregory Madison in jail and they won everything and now ALice has a sense of freedom.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
page: 50 negative
the author made this the toughest word in the book. Its the most negative word for the Sebold's. This is the word that everyone stumbles over and no one says.
page: 54 negative
Mr. Sebold uses this word to descrice the men on the streets. He now sees every man as Alice's raper.
This is how everyone sees Alice now. They all just look at her and stare because they don't understand what happened.
page 59 negative
She feels that when people dont understand what happened to her. That she can't attack them she has to accept they don't get it and she has to explain it to them.
page: unsaved negative
Alice feels that only you ca save yourself. No one can pull you out of where you are at.
you have to do it yourself or remain unsaved.
page: 67 positive
Alice feels no one can really understand what she is going through. No one can really help her. Now that she has talked to Myra she feels thats as close as people can get.
page: 72 negative
This is the awkward feel between Tom and Alice. now that he knows the truth he can't look at her the same was as he did before.
page: 75 positive
this word is tough for the Sebold family and Alice feels no one really understands it until after she has been raped and now everyone can show how storong their love is.
page: 77 negative
Alice was a virgin before she had been raped and now she feels that a nice boy will never love her again because of this. She thinks everyone will act differently and no one will look at her the same.
page: 80 negative
Alice feels this is how she lives now because no one can understand what she is going through. She thinks she is alone in this fight.
Alice went with her mother and father to pick up her sister from college and she saw many men on the roads and couldn't help thnking that they were all bad even though they hadn't raped her. She realized that she was being strong and she had to be there for her sister and mother. The church was told about what happened to her and many people came over to visit. Alice thinks that no one is going to ever love her again because of the rape. She thinks guys will never look at her the same again. She goes and sees a therapist and realizes that no matter what no one will really understand what she is going through. She is going to have to get over it herself. And help everyone along the way.
After reading this passage from the book it makes me a little more scared to go out. I think i am going to be a little more careful. It makes me feel really bad because this could happen to anyone who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. I can't believe that there are people out there like that it makes me unhappy at what the world is. How people can have pleasure from that or think its okay. I don't understand at all. I feel that this book is going to show me something and teach me how i can protect myself.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I Am Not My Body
People are not their body's
Lisa has a thalidomide defect but she still is a regular person on the inside.
People treat her with prejudice and pity but she is just a normal person.
They were fighters who struck "I can't" from my vocabulary, and replaced it with "I will find a way."
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
One goal for myself in my sophomore year is to make the varsity team for softball. Last year i made JV and this year i'm going to try out and try and make varsity. I think that if I put my mind to it and pracitce that I could do it.