Monday, December 17, 2007

post B week five

Dear Jake,
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?

Post A week five

"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

Post B week four

It was on a hard day-
"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.

post A week four

Vocabulary words:
conical page 117: Of, relating to, or shaped like a cone.

bilious page 125: suffering from, caused by, or attended by trouble with the bile or liver.

your conscience always knows.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Post B week three

Helen starts to have flashbacks towards her childhood and how much her mother had put pressure on her to act older than her age. Her mother would not leave the yard, let alone the house. This was a hard time for Helen and her father. Before Helen kills her mom she has nightmares, and after, it was a reality. Helen washed her mom after she was murdered her. Her mother, Clair, soiled herself so Helen thought she should clean her so people didn't see her like that. Helen thought she was respecting her, even though no one else can see it because Helen just killer her mom. I think Helen’s mother put her through some very hard times and kind of brought this on herself. Helen was only a child when she could see the difference between her family and others. She knew her mom wasn’t the same as everyone else’s mom. She knew her dad had to work a lot harder to keep the family together. I think Clair was a burden to the family somewhat because she wouldn’t even try to get over her condition she just stayed there and waited for her family to help her. She didn’t even try for herself to keep her family together.