I’m almost done with my general intro hopefully it’s good enough for a B! I REALLY HOPE SO! But while others are relieved that they’re finished, I think that’s only half the battle because while I believe that I’m going to pass, I don’t want to JUST pass. I would like at least a B as my semester grade and if I don’t get at least a B on the project I can pretty much kiss that goodbye. So I won’t really feel complete relief until I receive my grade and hopefully it’s at least a B-. :/
I’ve been trying to think what I’m going to do about my background sources. Even though I don’t have my intros done it’s just been on my mind, but I think I found a few things I could use. I hope my annotations that I turned in are okay because I really want to get the project done my friday and that is probably only going to happen if I don’t have a BUNCH of edits, hopefully they’re simple, but I’m never really sure if I’m doing things correctly so we’ll see.
I really should’ve started this earlier; I think if I wasn’t so worried about graduating I could really enjoy this project. It’s kind of cool if you pick a book you enjoy.
I found something else and the wonderfulness that is Youtube. Another adaptation of Invisible Man. This one is interprets the part where the main character talks with The Brotherhood.
BTW: I’m so tired of saying main character! If only I knew his name…
I went to get some critical essays for my book a while ago and I think I found some really good things and all of the topics are really different and interesting. One is about the influence of comic books, one about how Ellison highlights the advantages of being invisible, and one about sociology and “automata.” (I learned a new word!) I had some printing issues, but I figured it out. The only bad things is all of the essays I picked are 26 pages! -_- I asked someone else how long their articles were and they said their articles were about 3,7, and 5 pages, my jaw dropped. Kreinbring I hope you’re not planning on reading all of our critical essays because you probably won’t be so happy when you get to mine! lol Sorry!
I found this video as well on youtube and I found it to be both educational and I think it’s going to contribute a lot to this project. One of the things that stood out to me most was the speakers reference to the transition of African Americans from, “nigger”, to “negro”, to “black man” and now “African American.” It’s funny because I’ve seen things even on facebook where white people don’t acknowledge the significance of the word an the incredibly negative connotation behind it. I think that transition speaks volumes about the race and the thoughts and opinion of others.
I found this on youtube. A film student at Columbia University made a film that goes along with the very beginning of the novel. It’s only a small part, but I enjoyed it. It’s nice to see others’ visions when they read the book. I love how they used christmas lights for the 1000 lightbulbs in the basement. However, for the part where the main character beats up the man in the street I don’t think it displayed the whole story and full development of the characters emotions about the situation.
I don’t know why the word “reborn” stuck out so much to me, but it really did. It’s just a powerful word in my opinion.
While on the subject of the book I find it strange that the narrator doesn’t have a name or at least it isn’t revealed. It goes along with the theory that he is invisible though so I understand it, but I’ve only encountered this with this book and The Road. I don’t think it takes away from it at all, both books are still as emotional and raw and effective. I think it actually helps the author…. I don’t know I feel like a MAJOR AP English nerd right now though. lol