Games at twilight

With Pato, in our first class, we search a theory: rite of passage.

Rite of passage: 

  • A rite of passage is a ceremony and marks the transition from one phase of life to another. Although it is often used to describe the tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, it does refer to any of life’s transitions (Births and Beginnings, Initiations, Partnerings, and Endings or Death). There are many passages in our lives if we choose to mark and celebrate them.
  • Right of passages means the things that bring you into adulthood. For example it might be your first boyfriend or girlfriend. Going throguh puberty, or graduation.
  • Every rite of passages ends up with an epiphany
In our first class we saw the place, the time, the weather conditons, the social conditions and the mood or atmosphere of the first paragraph
In our second class we have to find images of animals and phrases in connection to ‘death’
Also we saw the point of view of the 3rd person omniscient and the 3rd person limited.
In our third class I took notes:
-When Manu is caught, Ravi feels it could have been him and that’s a specular moment
– Ravi___Manu
‘Dead’ -> Ravi’s innocense died
                The kid inside him died

In our forth class we made a slideshare 

Finally, with Lola Argento, we made a prezi answering some questions of the booklet about the story

The causes of WW1

Here is a Lino that I made with Francisco Lusso for homework explaining all the long term causes, and short term causes of WW1.

Here is a video that explains how the war started and which were the causes that lead to it. What I like about the video is that it help me to understand better the causes by connecting them.

Here is a Pearltree that Lenny made to us with a lot of helpful links.

This is a photo of my plans and ideas for my first essay writing of history.


And this is a PDF of my essay.




TP: La Ilíada canto XII.

1- Buscar y copiar la cita del águila y la serpiente del canto XII

2- Ilustrala

3- Linkear con su definición de cada una de las palabras desconosidas

4- Explicar que significa este augurio.

5- Voki

1- Pero se detuvieron indecisos en la orilla del foso, cuando ya se disponían a atravesarlo, porque había aparecido un ave agorera: un águila que volaba alto, llevando en las garras una enorme serpiente sangrante, pero viva. Esta se estremecía aún y no se había olvidado de la lucha, pues, encorvándose hacia atrás, hirió al águila en el pecho, cerca del cuello. El águila herida dejo caer a la serpiente en medio de la muchedumbre y, chillando, voló con la rapidez del viento.

2- image

3-  Agorera:

4- Para los troyanos, el augurio en esta cita significa que ellos son el águila que será destrozada por la serpiente, que es representada por los aqueos. Ellos son el águila ya que están ganado la guerra, pero este suceso declara que en el futuro empezaran a perder y los aqueos a ganar. Para ellos es un mensaje de los dioses, declarando el destino. El destino es muy importante para ellos y no se lo cuestiona.

5- Acá esta mi voki

Postcolonial literature

Pato gave us 2 text that we have to read and make a summary of them.

What is postcolonial Literature?

  • Postcolonial literature are novels, poetry, and drama which were written during and after  colonization.
  • Reclaiming spaces and places:
  • To be colonized means that your colonizers would change you the way you lifestyle, your culture, traditions and your language.
  • It is descried with narration, and dramatization.
  •  Asserting cultural integrity
  • When the indigenous didn’t follow the rules of the colonizers, they were left out, suppressed and openly disparaged in favor of raising preferences and social and cultural conventions of the colonizers.
  • Postcolonial literature seeks to  assert the richness and validity of indigenous cultures.
  • Revising history
  • The colonizers tell what happened  from the perspective of those
    colonized and that was preoccupation of postcolonial writing
  • They try to justified their actions.
  • Resistant descriptions:
  • They described with a lot of detail indigenous people, places, and practices to counteract or “resist” the stereotypes, inaccuracies, and generalizations.
  • Appropriation of the colonizers’ language 
  • Postcolonial writers chose to write in colonizers language
  • They invent new words to demostrate that they can handle the language, that was force on them
  • Reworking colonial art-forms
  • They remodel  imported colonial art-forms to incorporate the style, structure, and themes.

Post Colonialism:

  •  The postconialism is a style of writing in the post-modern that deals with the political and cultural independence of people.
  • This type literature that has been showed to other societys changed the way of think in many things like the social, political, economic, and cultural.
  • Once the leader left the countrie, this indipendent countries had to lead with a lot of issues.
  • Then they had to restablish they identity so this post colonial writers try to do that to re establish all the thing, their language, their history and also they literature.
  • Interacting with the traditional colonial discourse Critical look at imperialism and its legacy Reclaiming the past, searching for cultural and personal identity Self-reflection Style often ironic Approach eclectic, political and egalitarian.

TP: La Ilíada Canto X

Hoy con Carol, nuestra profesora de Lengua, trabajamos con la siguiente consigna.

La idea de espiar se cruzó por dos cabezas

Los troyanos fueron a espiar a los Aqueos. Los Aqueos fueron a espiar a los troyanos. ¿Qué pasará cuando se enfrenten? ¿Habrá muertes?

En el medio de la noche en la ciudad de Troya, por propuesta de Néstor, Diomedes y Ulises fueron a espiar a los troyanos. Al mismo tiempo, Héctor propuso lo mismo, solo que un una recompensa, los caballos de Aquiles y el que se ofreció, fue Dolón. Inesperadamente, Diomedes y Ulises se cruzaron con Dolón. Diomedes y Ulises lo interrogan y lo mataron bruscamente. Ya desasiendo se de el cuerpo, siguieron su viaje hasta los Traicos. Luego de matarlos a todos, apareció Atenea advirtiéndoles que se tenían que retirar ya que un Dios podía despertar a los troyanos. La advertencia de Atenea se cumplió ya que Apolo despertó a Hipocoonte pero, por suerte, Diomedes y Ulises ya estaban en su campamento.


Estos son Diomedes y Ulises escapando luego de haber matado a Dolón y los Traicos.

Victoria Landolfo y Martina Villafañe Ibarbia