Monday, September 1, 2014

Connection Captain

Connection Captain

In the book Ji-li Jiang s going throgh the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In the beggining of the book it looked like she was completely on the side of this revolution, and that she agreed with all its thoughts. Now, she is starting to notice flaws in what she thought, she has noticed that her “perfect” system is not perfect any more. This reminds me of two charecters: Jonas, from The Giver and Tally from Uglies. In the book The Giver Jonas starts to notice flaws in his society after The Giver shares memories with him. He starts to notice that he is given no choice in his community and that he has been blocked from all the beauties of the world. In the book Uglies Tally also starts to notice how bad her society is. She notices that when you become a pretty you have damage done purposely to your brain.



Another connection I have made is withow Ji-li is criticized about her family's past. This happens all the time in life people are judged by their families past for example: If a child's family has a political background and the politicians in the family have not helped develop the country she could be criticized about something that she has nothing to do with. I think that this can also relate to racism because people are also jugjed about something that they have nothing to do with.



6 comments:

  1. I agree with you Fernando that "The Giver" and "Uglies" have similar scenarios to "Red Scarf Girl". I also agree with you about people judging others by their family's past. Something that I think you can improve is your second connection. Even though I agree with you I think you can put an example from real life where someone is judged by his/her family's past. Overall, I think your post is good.

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  2. Dear Fernando,
    I really like you post! Great job with the format of your post by the way. TO begin with, I found that the connection you did with the books from last year were very insightful, and honestly I never had thought of them. I will talk about the example of Tally, which I think i can expand more about. Isn't it incredible how one story is fiction and the other one is true, yet they can be so similar in many ways right? I think that Tally from the book Uglies was more alone in her situation than Ji-li is, where she has her family, An-Yi, her teacher and etc. In my opinion, the book book Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins is a great example to be compared with The Red Scarf Girl, because there is also a revolution in the book. Again, it is a fiction, but the main character, Katniss is one of the leaders of the revolution, but in this case Ji-li is on the other side, she is in the "normal" world. Katniss is on the side of the revolution against the biggest force of her nation, yet she still is fighting for what she believes, and I predict that Ji-li might do something to support what she believes also.

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  3. Fernando, I totally agree with you that the "Red Scarf Girl" book connects with the book "The Giver" and "Uglies." The Giver and Uglies are one of my favorite books I ever read and I never realized that both of the books are very similar to the "Red Scarf Girl." Not only similar because the main characters are discovering the bad side of their city/ country, but all the main characters are persistent. JI- li is always working hard in school to get good grades, Jonas was every day going to training even though sometimes it was painful, and Tally didn't give up in helping her friends. Further, I also agree with you that we see all the time people being judged by their families. For example, maybe the person was born in Brazil, but she/ he looks korean or something, they some how are judged by people. Lastly, your thoughts made me connect with the book too, but what do you think if next time you add a specific quote from the book? I think it would be much better for the reader to understand why you are saying that.

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  4. Fernando,

    I loved your images! The one of the fish was the best one for me because when I saw it, I didn't even have to read the whole text because I knew that you would talk about the differences in Ji-li's family comparing to the other family's in her school/grade. I thought that you chose the right image for the right circumstance. Also, you connections were great. I didn't even think about the books we had read last year that could be similar to this book, other than Ties that Bind, Ties that Break. You really helped me understand more the text, and how there can be so much more connections to this book than I may imagine. On the other hand, you showed me that there two types of connections we can make: the ones that are already there; and the ones you have to push your thinking to be able to connect. The one I feel you pushed your thinking more on was the first one, and the second one was just there. That is why people were affected by your first connection, that made their thinking stretch too. Keep up the good work!

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  5. Fernando, after reading these three chapters of this book, I made the same connections as you did. ( Uglies-Red Scarf Girl ) Though the only difference is that Tally from the book Uglies needs the help of a friend to discover the reality. While Ji-li from Red Scarf Girl does not. By having this knowledge, we can see that the situation from the book that we are currently reading is worse than from any other book we read in humanities class throughout years studying at graded.
    With that being said, I can notice that your second image represents something very sad and unfortunate. Division of groups based on someones color, size ext... In this image I can see a green goldfish being forced away by a group of "normal" goldfish. As you mentioned in your post, this can also relate to racism because people are being jugjed about something that they have nothing to do with.

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  6. Chloé, Lucas, Melissa, Mari and Stefano,

    In my opinion, your comments seemed to have similar concepts. What I noticed from all of your comments is how you connected Red Scarf Girl with either Ties that Bind, Ties that Break or Uglies. Based on all of your examples, I do agree with all of you, including Fernando, because both of these plots have more or less the same idea. In detail, they are all trying to find who their world really is and how they should live in it. Furthermore, Lucas commented something really interesting, which was that Uglies was a fictional book and Red Scarf Girl wasn't. As a matter of fact, this shows how a fake event can be based on a real life event. Lastly, I thought that all of the comments above had very valuable information and these reflections helped me think much deeper.

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