This collage is based on Shel Silverstein's poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends." I interpret this poem as an encouragement to let your imagination take you to a better place; a place commonly known among children but lost to everyone else as they are too caught up in a polluted, concrete world.
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
From Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
Neil Armstrong - One Giant Leap for Mankind Playlist
When I first looked at the list of first-year-seminars, this one in particular immediately caught my eye. I am currently on the path towards majoring in journalism, so I was drawn to the "literature" element of the class, which greatly influenced by decision to take the class. I only briefly considered the "technology" component of the class, thinking that it would merely allow me to explore some elements of the computer I had not mastered before. Now that I have been in the class for awhile, and we have accomplished several projects, I have found that the "technology" part of the course has increasingly become more and more intriguing to me, and has become my main focus over the weeks of the class, as I have learned the most about this element.
2nd Revision...I redid a lot of the commentary...also shortened it from 9 minutes to under 8 minutes and 30 seconds (down from 10 minutes originally). Listen to it and make comments, but seeing as I'm preparing to upload my final portfolio, they may or may not be integrated into the podcast (though I certainly will try!!!)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
Jane Eyre is a novel written in the 1840's, describing the life of the main character, Jane. Both of Jane's parents die before she is too young to remember them, and Jane grows up in an abusive house. Throughout the book, Jane is faced with difficult situations she must cope with. For instance, when she finds her true love, Rochester, she discovers on her wedding day that he is already married. Jane must leave Rochester, because it is the right decision. She builds another life for herself, and proves that she is strong and intelligent. Bronte truly makes the story come alive with her words! Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite book!