AP Lang – Period 3
Slaying the Beast
Perched on a rock, the heroic victor leans on his bloodied sword with the decapitated head from the six-headed beast raised up towards the light. His patriotic toga remains wrapped dutifully around his shoulder while the remaining five heads sneer in disgust and plot their revenge behind him. This Greek mythological hero is anything but; he is American president Barack Obama holding the disapproving, lifeless head of Osama bin Laden in his hand. In this political cartoon by the U.K. Andy Davey from The Sun newspaper in London. Davey strategically uses rhetorical devices such as Name Calling, Propaganda and Emotion, and Transfer in order to further strengthen his argument being made by the piece. The use of such propaganda provides a backbone to which the audience is able to refer to while analyzing the cartoon and subconsciously absorbing the information. The idea conveyed though a picture is not much different from that of an article or essay. The visual aspect is appealing and also can be interpreted in many ways, but it is often clear what the artist is attempting to portray. The American flag worn by Obama in the illustration, for example, provokes a certain feeling of pride and patriotism within Americans and that sense of freedom and loyalty is also felt by American allies. We as the audience know this because this cartoon was released the day after the raid that killed bin Laden and in addition, was published in a country apart from the ones directly involved in the attack. Davey knew that the mere symbol of the red, white, and blue stars and stripes was enough to invoke a sense of pride into the audience’s mind without having it unfurled and raised high on a pole as it is commonly shown. Propaganda is created in order to incite a specific feeling in the audience’s mind set. “…our emotion is the stuff with which propagandists work… They can make us glow with pride or burn with...
Paragraph 1 The Beast
TS- the boys conceptualize the source of all their worst impulses as a beast, some sort of actual animal or possibly supernatural creature inhabiting the island. Over the course of the novel as their fear develop so to does the Beast.
➢ Golding uses the boys' fear of a mythical beast to illustrate their assumption that evil arises from external forces rather than from themselves. This fearsome beast initially takes form in their imaginations as a snake-type animal that disguises itself as jungle vines;
“Beastie…A snake-thing. Ever so big. He saw it.”
➢ later, they consider the possibility of a creature that rises from the sea or the more nebulous entity of a ghost.
“He says the beast comes out of the sea”
➢ When they spot the dead paratrooper who has landed on the mountain
“There was something moving behind its head- wing. The beast moved too.”
➢ The boys feel sure that they have proof of a beast's existence. In fact a beast does roam the island, but not in the form the boys imagine.
Paragraph 2 Simon and the Beast
TS- By using the Beast Golding wanted to illustrate in this novel the dark side of human nature and make the point that each member of humankind has this dark side. All along the boys take on the persona of the beast when they act on their...
...that beast though The following story was told to me by a nineteen year old man in his dorm room at College on a Saturday afternoon in March. He is from Monroe, New Jersey, and lives with his two parents, his younger brother, his dog Cougar, and his cat affectionately known as Hellspawn. His father works as a contractor, a security guard, and a fire extinguisher inspector, and his mother works at a local garden center.
The story was told to him by the main subject, his gym teacher. His teacher told the story to his health class one day as a firsthand account, although he never specified when it occurred. This is the version told to me:
Alright. So I was telling you about that gym teacher I had who was a substitute teacher, and he always claimed that he… would get in the “zone” and be able to, like, see ghosts and stuff and communicate with them. He was at a Wawa one time, and he stepped outside and there was an old man out there, and he was like, “Excuse me, sir. . . I just need your help for a second.” He was like, “Yea, sure… whatta ya need?” And the old man was like, “Could you go into this store… and ya see that lady over there?” She’s like an elderly lady. “So could you like go over there and tell her that I love her?” And then he told him his name, ya know, whatever it was, and my gym teacher was like, “Yea, sure.”… So he went in there, and… he went up to the lady and he was like, “Hey, I had a message from John,” whatever the hell his name...
...Siarhei (Serge) Hudzen
May 1st, 2015
The Beast in Shakespeare’s “Othello”
"What is left when honor is lost?" This question, asked by Publilius Syrus, a known writer of the Ancient Rome during the times of Caesar, serves as a basis for the struggle between Othello and Iago. Both men are engaged in a battle over Othello’s honor. Iago is intent on destroying Othello’s sense of honor and reducing him to a bestial state. Iago views Othello as abeast masquerading in warrior’s dress. He wants to return Othello to what he believes to be his natural bestial state, and he realizes that to achieve this goal he must dupe Othello into violating his code of honor. Ironically, as Iago tries to unmask Othello’s bestiality, it is the beast within Iago that is exposed. This bestiality is rather an image of the savagely cruel behavior of both Iago and Othello throughout the play, and is what defines each of these main characters.
Iago is the character that more accurately fits the definition of beast. According to “The Book of Beasts”, "the word ‘beasts’ should properly be used about lions, leopards, tigers, wolves, foxes, dogs, monkeys and others which rage about with tooth and claw--with the exception of snakes. They are called Beasts because of the violence with which they rage, and are known as ‘wild’ (ferus) because they are accustomed to freedom by nature...
In “Beast” by Richard Wilbur, Wilbur uses poetic structures, paradox and the idea of balance between nature and humanity to display in the reader’s mind that nature is something that should not be looked down upon rather should be feared.
In the first few stanzas, Wilbur displays the natural process that nature goes through, for example, he introduces paradox when the “ripped mouse” is “safe in the owl’s talon” stressing that there is balance within nature itself, additionally highlighting that nature is the source and creator of balance. Furthermore, Wilbur adds another paradox by showing that a “freed beast is in slumber”, confusing the reader because free beast would roam the world and cause chaos and havoc to those that destroys the beast’s habitat. This further shows that, with nature by itself the beast does not awake; however, with humanity’s interference the beast awakes and is a “risen hunter.” All of these paradoxes stress the internal balance that nature creates and portrays that any interference with nature causes humanity to mimic the power that nature has; nonetheless, humanity’s interference ultimately leads to there downfall and an imbalance between humanity and nature. As shown in the last three stanzas, humanity “suitors of excellence” wants to achieve perfection and unwavering power that nature possesses; yet, humanity is always stopped by nature with a “sigh”...
Water Concentration in Potato Cells Formal Lab Report
Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to determine the concentration of water in potato cells.
Method: To complete this task, we will first soak our potato cells in different concentrations of sugar solutions. Before we actually soak them, we will need to know the initial mass of the potato cores. After soaking, we will need to know the mass of the final core. We will use the data we collect to find the percent change in mass of the cores
% Change in mass = (final mass – initial mass) ÷ initial mass * 100.
We will also have to share the class data and use all of the data to construct a graph that will compare the percent change in mass to the concentration of the sugar solution. Our manipulated variable is the concentration of sugar, our responding variable is the percent change in mass in the potato cores, and the controlled variables are the amount of time we soak the potato cores, the kind of potato, the temperature at which these potato cores soak, and the shape of the potato cores.
Percent Concentration of Sugar Water Solution
Final Mass (grams)
Initial Mass (grams)
Find amount of sugar needed to make the soaking solution
1) Mass of Solute (g) = (%Concentration ÷100) * total volume
2) Mass of Solute (g) = 6% ÷ 100 * 100ml
3) Mass of Solute = 6g
Find percent change in total mass
1) %Change in total mass = (Final mass–initial...
...Villanueva, Kathleen A. Ms. Clarisse Marzan
Beauty and the Beast
Once upon a time…In a faraway castle, there I live. I have a huge house but is filled with loneliness and dejection. For a long time, I am living alone. Yes, I am alone. I do not consider having a family with those talking teapots, mirrors, spoon and forks and so on. No one wished to be with me, cared for me, and loved me for who I become. I am hopeless, until one day…
After I visited the beautiful roses in my garden, a heavy rain poured out. “There is a storm”, I thought to myself. Strong winds blew hard, and rain drops trembled the night. As I go to my bed, I saw a merchant heading off to my house. “He looked so cold and weary”, I told. Out of pity, I decided to open the front door so he could stay for a while. I also served splendid dinner lay on the table to fill his stomach such a delight. As he enter the main hall, I rushed to the back of a door, silently listened to his cry. “Hello… Anybody there?” he spoke. That moment, I thought to gradually show myself but then again, I refused. “Hello…” he yelled again. He now saw the dinner that I prepared. “Eat them all, my guest”, I whispered to myself. After his dinner, I slowly moved to my bedroom. “I will now prepare his bed. I know he is very tired and sleepy”, I said happily. The merchant went upstairs and entered the bedroom. “I can have my very good sleep,” he said. My heart was filled with joy after hearing that. After a...
...Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (Style)
Point of View
The first line of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?“ — “Her name was Connie “ — signals that it is being told by a third-person narrator. This narrative voice stays closely aligned to Connie’s point of view. The reader learns what her thoughts are, but the narrator provides no additional information or judgment of the situation. For instance, Connie’s harsh appraisals of her sister and mother are discussed: “now [her mother’s] looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie,” but it is clear that this assessment is Connie’s and not the narrator’s.
Observing the story’s events through a narrator who presents things as Connie sees them allows the reader to identify with her terror as she is transformed from a flirt into a victim. Arnold Friend is presented only as he appears to Connie; the reader learns nothing of his unspoken thoughts. This narrative “detachment” makes him less human and more ominous than if the narrator provided details that would allow the reader to identify with him. Maintaining the third-person narrative voice instead of telling the story in Connie’s own words, however, allows Oates to use descriptive language that Connie would presumably not. It is through this language that much of the mood, imagery, and symbolism of the story emerges.
References to popular music and slang...
...Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, released by Disney in 1991, displays many stereotypical gender roles. While some of these roles are looked down on and changed others are shown either in good or neutral light. The movie raises the question whether women should be more than objects for men to own, and look at. As well as what is appropriate for each gender to know and do. I will start with masculinity and then go to feminism.
Men are over all portrayed as idiotic, demeaning, chauvinistic, pigs that happen to be muscular and good looking. This is best portrayed in Gaston, who is as he puts it is “roughly the size of a barge.” From the opening song “Belle”, Gaston’s sole goal is to “woe and marry Belle,” regardless of her feelings, or desires. Gaston states that,
[Gaston:] She's the one - the lucky girl I'm going to marry.
[LeFou:] But she's -
[Gaston:] The most beautiful girl in town.
[LeFou:] I know, but -
[Gaston:] That makes her the best. And don't I deserve the best?
[LeFou:] Well, of course! I mean you do, but -
[Gaston:] Right from the moment when I met her, saw her
I said she's gorgeous and I fell
Here in town there's only she
Who is beautiful as me
displaying that the sole desire for men should be to find an attractive woman, and wed her. Moreover this shows that men should be self-centered as the reason he wants...