Tuesday, February 16, 2010

INTERESTING READING LIST

I want to share with all of you of this stories,I found this story in the internet,I do not know this stories is true or false,just read it..ok...

The stories begin.....

"Thanks to Koisuke for sharing this video clip"

"This video was an investigation to solve a mystery reported by a family. They have submitted a photo with a spirit in it. In the findings, they found out that the shape formed by the spirit in the photo was indeed a woman who passed away some time ago. They match the spirit formation with a portrait kept by the family and to their horror, they matched exactly. The team then decided to further their investigation at the house and while the cameraman was video-shooting, they noticed a bright light near the window. Initially, they thought it was a car headlight but further check with the other cameraman who was video-shooting in another angle, there wasn’t such light. They played back the video and investigate every possible angle and found that the so called “light” was indeed the spirit with a formation of a face. Is the spirit looks like the girl in the portrait?

The most shocking one is that the portrait changed shape after several months. This was shown at the start of the video below...

"Actually,there is a vidoe of this stories but i cannot show it to you ..sorry....

Friday, February 12, 2010

REFLECTION

I feel very today because I Can go back home after 2week I stay at hostel.I can meet my love mother,father and my sibling.I can go back at 10:30 a.m...

I can stay at home for one week because Chinese New Year Festival.Although it is one week,I feel its not enough for me to rest.But,as a student,I have to accept it because student must spent more time at school to learn knowledge.

Whatever,I was very excited today because I have wait this day for a long time.I also have plan many activity besides my homework to do.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homework This Weekend

1 Daily Log
(have done @ plan to do)
2 Reflection
-personal thought
3 Interesting Reading List
-article/newspaper

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Character & Characteristic

Robinson Crusoe: is the titular protagonist, the narrator, and the main character-indeed, for the bulk of the book, the only character-of Defoe's novel. Crusoe styles himself as a rebellious and disobedient youth who, against the advice of several caring adults, including his father, pursued the seafaring, adventurous life over the comfort of the middle class. Although his voyages early in life led to his prosperity as a Brazilian planter (and, as customary in the eighteenth century, slave-owner), his pride, as he sees it, ultimately leads to his more than two-decade long exile on an island. During these years of isolation, Crusoe proves himself to be industrial, ingenious and resourceful as he forges his new life, often by sheer force of will. He also, however, reveals that he has not completely abandoned the pride of his former life when he repeatedly thinks of himself as "King" and "Sovereign" over his island-and over those who eventually join him in it: "his man Friday," the savage, and the Spaniard sailor and his crew. Readers are left wondering whether Crusoe's experience has, in the end, fundamentally changed him-after all, after some years back in civilized lands, Crusoe again sets forth to sea, concluding his first narrative by suggesting that he will write a second, full of "very surprising Incidents." Crusoe has become a powerful and iconic character in the English literary tradition; in fact, his very name has been given to a genre dubbed the "robinsonade": "romances of solitary survival in such inimical terrains as desert islands. [T]he fundamental thrust of the robinsonade-its convincing celebration of the power of pragmatic Reason, and its depiction of the triumph, over great odds, of the entrepreneur who commands that rational Faculty-continues to drive most of its offspring," even as it animates the character of Crusoe in the genre's taproot text (John Clute and Peter Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995], p. 1017).

Friday: is the "savage" inhabitant of the mainland opposite Crusoe's island who arrives there as a prisoner of his fellow "savages," brought to be slaughtered in a cannibalistic ritual. Crusoe delivers Friday from this fate, and Friday professes undying gratitude and loyalty. Crusoe comes to regard the man and to depend upon him as "my man Friday." Like Crusoe, Friday has become an iconic character, whose very name is a byword for a "right hand man" (or woman, as in the title of the 1940 film His Girl Friday). He typifies the Western intellectual tradition's conceit of the "noble savage"-who, despite his "uncivilized" and "barbarous" ways, is a good, lofty spirit (seen, for example, in Friday's affection for his father), lacking only direction from a more "civilized" and advanced instructor. One of the startling effects to modern readers, however, of Crusoe's "civilization" of Friday is the fact that Friday begins to demonstrate some of the same less-than-desirable attitudes and actions of Crusoe. This process reaches its fullest development in Friday's taunting treatment of the bear in the novel's final pages, laughing at the animal and even making it dance before he dispatches it with a gunshot. Friday's character and the way in which Crusoe shapes it thus raise questions about the true nature of "savagery" and "civilization" for the readers of Robinson Crusoe.

Although other, supporting characters also populate this novel's pages-Crusoe's father, the ship captain under whom Crusoe first sails, the Spaniard ship captain and his mutinous crew, Crusoe's widowed sisters, Friday's father-they remain two-dimensional at best. The only other compelling and ambiguous character in the novel is, in fact, Providence-that is to say, God. The novel is, as its preface announces, an extended meditation upon the workings of Providence, which Crusoe at times (and in the final analysis) regards as benevolent; but which at other times-for example, in moments of despair such as the loss of his canoe-he regards as anything but. Enough dissonance reverberates through the text that readers are left to conclude for themselves whether God as a character in Robinson Crusoe is beneficent or not.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Robinson Crusoe

ROBINSON CRUSOE
Robinson Crusoe is about a young Englishman who goes to sea without his parents’ blessing. He has many adventures on both land and sea, and learns many new things like trading, navigation, mathematics and farming. A storm at sea leaves him shipwrecked and alone on a deserted island. For the next 28 years, he learns survival skills, and by sheer ingenuity and common sense, creates a fairly comfortable and secure life for himself. In the process he learns carpentry, pottery, hunting, boat- building, butter and cheese production and how to make his own clothes from animal hide. One day, he saves Friday, the victim of a cannibal assault and thereafter wins him as a friend for life. They rescue a Spaniard and Friday’s father from cannibals and save and English captain from mutineers. After 28 long desolate years, Robinson Crusoe returns to England. He marries, has three children and after his wife’s death, goes sea-faring again, visiting the island now inhabited by the Spanish and English. He also sails to Brazil.