Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thoughts of 223

     I must say I am glad to see this semester come to a close. I have really enjoyed this class and the different things that we have read but boy was there a lot of it! I can say with much certainty that I am still not a huge fan of poetry. I must not be a very deep reader because for the most part I do not see the hidden meanings that a lot of people see. Oh well won’t lose any sleep over that. I have found several authors that I will follow up on such as Flannery O’Conner, Kate Chopin, Alice Walker, William Faulkner, and James Baldwin; although Going to Meet the Man was disturbing I think I would like to read some more of his work. I was at a book sale at the Walton Library and found a paper back copy of The Red Badge of Courage that I thought I would give to my son to read, if not for this class I may not have even gave it a second glance. I would also like to find a copy of A Streetcar named Desire to watch. I have enjoyed reading the discussion posting by all of my other classmates and have decided that I have been missing a lot of information when I read because y’all see way more things in those pages than I do.  So a big thank you to Mrs. Siemens for recommending that I take this class it has broadened my horizons.


  1. I can't gt over how much you sound like me! We pretty much have the same opionons on everything in class that it is almost scary! I also felt the EXACT same way on many of the things, one being the poetry! I am not a big fan of poetry either and while I am not saying that I didn't enjoy reading the poetry for this class i had an extremely difficult time trying to analyze and find "hidden" meanings behind the content. It was so hard for me to do that! Surprisingly I did good on my poetry homework, so I must have had some decent ideas! Haha! As for the Streetcar named Desire goes, I was literally thinking the exact thoughht in my head as I finished reading it: I wonder if there is a movie!!!! This actually happened to be one of my favorite works that I read in this class! I honestly very much enjoyed this play! I would love to see it in movie form :) Also if you didn;t know I think the GReat Gatsby comes out this Friday and Leonardo Dicaprio plays the lead! I think it would be interesting to see how it lives up to the book :) Good Luck in your future classes! It was nice to know someone felt the same as I did about the readings from this class :)

  2. Toni- You warm my heart!
    Jessica - You have made this course so much fun! I love reading your submissions.