Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


So I know it seems as if iv been slacking this semester, or I've died of senioritis, but fear you not I am still alive!!! (hold for applause) hahaha Well the problem is don't really have any computer connections right now, and I've tried blogging through my phone but whenever my posts is too long somthing goes wrong when I submit them. I have all the work done on hard copies and I've already showed Dr. Preston, but just so my fellow classmate can be caught up here's a picture of all the assignments that I haven't been able to post. Once I do have a computer again I will probably scan these, or spend a couple hours re-typing everything. 
Here are all the lit term assignments 

Here are all the other assignments too

Friday, January 10, 2014

AP Prep Post 1: Siddhartha

1.If you were the river, would you be enlightenment or would you knowenlightenment? In other words, what’s up with the river? What is it’s relation to enlightenment? (

2.What is it about the natural world that helps Siddhartha attain enlightenment? (

3. Siddhartha features substantial activity and narrative action. At the same time, it is about one man’s largely internal spiritual quest. What is the relationship between the internal and exterior worlds of Siddhartha? How does Siddhartha negotiate these worlds? (

4.What kind of knowledge is valued in Siddhartha – carnal, financial, religious, or other? Is knowledge valued at all? (

5. Herman Hesse’s novels before Siddharthafocused on alienated young men who rejected the cultures of their upbringings. However, these other novels did not feature the spiritual elements of Siddhartha. How do the spiritual elements of Siddhartha make it different from any other story of an alienated youth?

Hacking My Education

To name the things I would like to know and learn about my list would be endless. I took the time to browse through my classmates blogs to see what kind of things they would like to know,  and to see if I could find any similarities. Anyways something I want to know and I'm determined to learn about is what it will take to become a professional dancer. I want to know the skills and techniques I need to not let this dream stay a dream but become my future. I know classes are a for sure, I plan to continue dancing Folklorico at Hancock colleg and also take a ballet class to learn to basics to help me I other styles of dance. During the summer I went to a dance academy in Los Angeles. called Grandeza Mexicana, where we are taught dances of different regions of mexico by professional folklorico dancers. I made it a point to get to know my teachers to I can have them under my belt, and get their insight of being a professional dancer.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Allegory of the Cave Sonnet

Dancing shadows and a flickering flame
the murmurs and echoes from wall to wall
their life in the cave, everyday is the same
this is all they know, yet its nothing at all.

There had to be something greater
these chains and shackles held their thoughts
the cave is nothing but a dictator
Until one gave life a shot.

The shadows revealed their true colors
he couldn't believe what he saw
he couldn't keep this from his neighbors
the beauty of life left him in awe.

He shouted for his friends to come
he had to share the enlightenment
yet they remained in their shackles
they couldn't understand his excitement

He was just another echo and shadow on the wall
and just like everything else, he meant nothing at all.

Allegory of the Cave Questions

1. According to Socrates, what does the Allegory of the Cave represent?
The Allegory of the Cave represents how everyone can be exposed or experience the same thing, yet we may still all perceive it in a completely different way, based on our backgrounds and what we know and what we don't know.

2. What are the key elements in the imagery used in the allegory?
The shackles, the fire, and the array shadows on the cave wall are the key elements in the imagery used. 

3. What are some things the allegory suggests about the process of enlightenment or education?
The allegory shows how people are learning something new, and you can't just have an idea or a thought put into your head, we all have the capability to learn, and learn in our own way. 

4. What do the imagery of "shackles" and the "cave" suggest about the perspective of the cave dwellers or prisoners?
The shackles and the cave represent how sometimes we feel limited to how much we can learn, not allowing the prisoners to expand their knowledge. 

5. In society today or in your own life, what sorts of things shackle the mind?
Pressure from others, or the fear of the unknown are my shackles, because I know there's so much more to life, I just don't know what it takes to get there.

6. Compare the perspective of the freed prisoner with the cave prisoners?
The freed prisoner was amazed by this world he never knew existed, and when he tried to share the excitement with his fellow prisoners, he was nothing but another shadow on the wall.  

7. According to the allegory, lack of clarity or intellectual confusion can occur in two distinct ways or contexts. What are they?
Once the prisoner is exposed to the real world, and realizes how how big life is compared to life in the cave. 

8. According to the allegory, how do cave prisoners get free? What does this suggest about intellectual freedom?
The prisoner is free once the realize that there is more to life beyond the cave. They have to leave the comfort zone, and enlighten themselves. 

9. The allegory presupposes that there is a distinction between appearances and reality. Do you agree? Why or why not?
There is definitely a distinction between appearances and reality, because you can see something one way, but once you analyze it and see it for what it really is, it might not appear as it once seemed.

10. If Socrates is incorrect in his assumption that there is a distinction between reality and appearances, what are the two alternative metaphysical assumptions?

Our eye's and mind all have a different reality, reality is what you make of it. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

To Be or Not To Be...finally!

So I finally figured out how to upload it! Thank you to those who showed me how! haha I messed up a little bit, but it's al good! enjoy :)