Thursday, November 29, 2007

Types of Debates

Political debates: these debates occur on T.V., The purpose is to see which see is right, it helps deciding which side is better, it is structured, it effects the decision making because if they have really good points you might believe in them more.

School debates: occurs at school, purpose is to settle an argument between two groups, it helps you decide when one group has better points than the other, it is kind of structured.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Week 2, Post B

In this section it talks about Biju which is the cook’s son. The cook usually talks to Sai about his son and that’s all they talk about. The cook talks about his son so much Sai always says she knows more about Biju than the cook. Sai has never met Biju but knows a lot about him. The cook cares a lot about Biju but Biju doesn’t really care. Biju lives in America and bounces from one job to the next, in the past year he has had over twenty different jobs. Once in a while biju will write to his father but all his letters usually say is don’t worry about me I have a job. Sai doesn’t like how Biju treats his father because Sai really wants a family to care for but doesn’t have one, and Biju has family and doesn’t care for them. Sai really wish she had a family like Biju to love but she doesn’t and every time she thinks about the more she hates Biju. Sai tries writing a letter to Biju to care for his family before they leave you and before you regret it but when Sai asked the cook for the Address of where Biju lives, the cook asked to read it. When the cook read the letter he was furious and got so mad at Sai. The cook had told Sai that if that letter was sent out it would affect Biju and his work so the letter was never sent. The cook in side really wanted Biju to see that letter and really love his father but it would affect Biju in making money. At the end the cook quietly kept the letter in his cabinet and never spoke of it again.

Week 2, Post A

Defecated-(p.54)-to void excrement from the bowels through the anus; have a bowel movement.
Introverted-(p.67)- To turn or direct inward.

"Bite your tongue, you evil little girl. Take back your words!" shouted the cook. (p.98) after reading this quote i have really realized how sensible the cook is and if you say anything bad about his son he will never talk to you and treat you worse than anyone has ever treated you. the cook loves his son but his son doesn't know it. his son is in America and never goes back to see how his dad's doing or if he's okay. from what the book says Biju(cook's son) doesn't even know if the cook is alive or not.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Week 1, Post B

I think that in the beginning of this book it does a great way explaining where Sai lives and how it feels to be her. It also shows how scary it is for Sai to live in the house with people she doesn’t really know. I think Sai is very brave because although she doesn’t know the people she is living with, she still tries to communicate with them. Sai has always tried to love the people around her as much as possible all her life but by the time she really connects to them they leave her and now that has really left a scar in her heart because now she doesn’t want to love anymore. Sai is going though a hard life because when she was really little her real parents had already died. Then her foster parents had adopted her but about a year ago her foster parents had both died in Russia so she really doesn’t have any relatives left to care for anymore. After reading the life that Sai is going though I feel very lucky to have all the things that I have. I also fell that all the times I said something were unfair, they really weren’t that unfair compared to the life Sai’s living. This book is really descriptive and very exciting, when you are reading this book it makes you want to keep on reading because one thing chains on to another so once you read one more chapter you want to read the next.

Week 1, Post A

wrought-(p13)-produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.
quota-(p15)-the share or proportional part of a total that is required from, or is due or belongs to, a particular district, state, person, group, etc.

"They're dead, dead". This was said by Sai and it tells us that she has nobody with no family members no friends. She has never told anyone what had happened to her parents before but this is the first time she had realized that her parents are gone and she will never be able to see her again.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Imformation for book approval

Book name: the Inheritance of Loss
Author: Kiran Desai
Publish Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction
Number of Pages:357
Evidence it is a book for sophomores: It seems like a hard novel because there are lots of thing in this book about history.It also has lots of challenging words.
Why you Chose the Book: Got recommended to me, and looks interesting.