Tyres

With our literature teacher, we read a story called Tyres. Here is my analisis of it:
Setting:
Macrocosm (historical-social context)
– War (dark)
Microcosm
– Life in a french village
– Love relationship (clear)

Key moment (404)
Now, they can see the war is near!
War is really happening in front of their eyes!
Love and war get interconnected (404-405)

Specularity–>he feels reglected on the body of a young boy (son of a butcher) (405)

Climax–>point of no return
– He finally feels involved/touched

(405)-> description of the act
– Full of emotions
– The N feels alive not equal to ending (407)

Dead – alive
– He’s alive but dead inside
Narrator
– Stagnation (stillness)
– He never grew out of it
– Senseless life
– Guilty
– Couldn’t move on

Voice
-A narrator telling his memories (a flashback)

Tone
-Sad/depressing
-Romantic
-Guilty/remorseful

Theme
-Paing for your mistakes
-Never letting go
-Commitment
-Loyalty to his country/the girl
-No cutting corners
-How historical context define man

Stages of rite of passage

From not knowing that war was near to experiencing it.

Object of desire: The girl, Cecil.

Trespassing, breaking the law the father figure: When he chooses the girl instead of his father.

There should be a dare: When he breaks the tyre of the Gestapo officer, he “cuts corners”

The mischief should be owned up: when he leaves the flower.

An act of atornment: He decides he’ll never be happy again.

Nazi Germany


In history, we are studying Nazi Germany. There were a series of presentations about this topic, I had to do Nazi propaganda. Martu Ibarbia, Sybilla Correa and Ignasio Maestro did it with me. We made a Facebook about Joseph Goebbles, the minister of Propaganda and Enlighment. We put pictures with descpriptions as if we were Joseph. We had to explain what was banned and what was not.

Here is the link to the facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012607668908&fref=ts

On Tuesday the 20th, Jeronimo’s father came to class, Martin Leguizamon. He studied history when he was young and went to a trip named “El Viaje Por La Vida” He told us about his experience and how shocking it was for him. He also explained new definitions like “Shoa”. It was very interesting how he did the class and the things he explained.
On Wednesday the 28th, we went to the Museo Del Holocausto. In my opinion, it was very shocking, I could not believe what I was seeing. I could not believe what some people have been through. First, we saw a video from a man who survived the Holocaust. The video explained his life during and after the World War Two. Afterwards, we saw objects from those days, like the pajamas, or newsletters. I really liked it, it made me realize how awful it was.