Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bedroom Prompt

Darkness filled the room. Left and right you could see nothing. Although it was pitch black in the room, a sudden vibration rang through the room. It filled the room with sudden noise. Then a rapid light began flashing, almost as if it was a SOS from someone, but instead it was a phone. It rang and rang as if it needed attention until, an unexpected silence. After a couple minutes, the room started to brighten little by little. Then you can make out a desk and computer, which was just sitting there waiting to be used. Next, you can make out a shelf hanging on the wall stacked with books of every kind, followed by a TV hanging on the wall. Now the room was filled with a brilliant light bouncing off the white walls just illuminating the room. You could see the white covers on the bed that just lay there with no one on it. Then one after the other everything started to ring. First the alarm clock buzzed, next came the phone again, after that an iPod started playing music so loud that you could hear the bass clearly, as if someone was walking up the stairs. Everything was just going haywire with no one to stop it. Sounds of every kind filled the air and roamed the room but never left, as if it were trapped. Suddenly the door slammed open and a man walks in. He angrily shuts off all the electronics to create a peaceful silence. After everything is shut off, he sighs in relief then leaves the room. You can tell that this is no ordinary room.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Chapter Five Prompt

In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates through Curley’s Wife that looks may be deceiving. Curley’s wife was thought to be nothing but jail bait, and she was continuously looked down upon by ranchers. “Jesus, what a tramp.” They always gave her names and all agreed that she was bad news. At times she was even bossy and mean to the ranchers.” Well you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny.” She puts the African American rancher in his place and makes a strong statement that makes him be quiet. Although, she is very mean and flirtatious she has a reason for it all. “Well, I wasn’t gonna stay no place where I couldn’t get nowhere or make something of myself, an’ where they stole your letters. I ast her if she stole it, too, an’ she says no. So I married Curley. Met him out to the Riverside Dance Palace that same night.”She talks about her past and explain why she is with Curley. She does not enjoy being on the ranch either and hates being with Curley. “ I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” Curley’s wife was just a misunderstood woman, who hated her life. Nobody really knew what she wanted or anything about her life. “ Coulda been in the movies,an’ had nice clothes. An’ I coulda sat in them big hotels.” She talks about what her life could have been like if only she had lived the life she wanted her whole life but instead she ended up on a ranch. Then on the ranch she treated the people there pretty harsh and in return it led to her death. She probably didn’t mean any harm to them; she just needed to vent her feelings because she was all alone and misunderstood. This shows that in Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck really brings out the true meaning of how looks may be deceiving through Curley’s wife.
-Darren Garza