Monday, February 10, 2014

Goodbye Columbus chapter 1

"I had my nose fixed" (13)
"My brothers having his fixed in the fall" (13)
"Is he having his fixed?" (13)
Brenda makes it seem that in her family, if something is wrong, then it just gets fixed. Neil starts to annoy Brenda with "smart-ass" questions about hey family and fixing things, because he feels like Brenda is kinda bragging about money not being an issue for her family.

"hinting all the while at 'Boston' and 'New Haven'" (11)
"Whenever anyone asks me where I went to school I come right out with it: Newark Colleges of Rutgers University" (11)
Neil views Brenda as one of those people who shy away from saying exactly where they go to school, so Neil has to push and push to find out where she goes. He dislikes her slightly for that because he is the exact opposite, whenever he is asked he tells people the exact school he goes to.

diving board
salt shaker
golf balls
swim suit
war and peace
mounds bar

class consciousness:
When Brenda hears that Neil and his cousin Doris are dark, she asks Neil if they are Negros before she even knows what they look like. I think that she does this because she is of a higher class and back then people would look at blacks or "dark" skinned people as less than them, usually belonging to a lower class.

Monday, January 13, 2014


In this photo of a peacock I took the picture with the river in the background to create a contrast of sides. In the foreground you can see the peacocks striding around but in the background cut into by the river there are the ducks walking and swimming about
In this photo the main focus is the cows. They are a little off put to the left of the frame which creates a man vs animal contrast with the man made road and a boy on the right of the frame
In this photo my family is the focus. We range from slightly left through slightly right of the photo, taking up most of the frame. The positioning of my family in the frame makes us look bigger than the mountains behind us, creating a unique perspective
In this photo there isn't a main item being focused in on. The slight reflection of the window on the right side of the frame makes the photo very interesting. The perspective of the photo makes the image reflected look as big as the mountains and telephone pole set in the left side of the frame
This photo has a slight focus on my brothers and me but the enormity of the lake in the background makes us less of a focus in the slight right side of the frame. The clouds rolling over the mountains in the background creates a cool perspective of size