Tuesday, May 25, 2010

robinson crusoe themes

Courage and Determination
Robinson Crusoe’s parents want him to become a lawyer but Crusoe is determined to become a sailor. He leaves home without his parents’blessing and works hard to become a good sailor.He shows great courage when he escapes from his Turkish master.
He ensures he has guns and food before he escapes.When he is shipwrecked on a deserted island, Crusoe overcomes great obstacles to survive. He struggles alone in order to carry food, equipment and other materials from the ship so that he can make a life for himself until he is rescued. He builds two homes, a raft and a canoe. He is also able to make tools and plant enough food for himself and his companions. He shows great courage when he saves Friday, Friday’s father, the Spaniard and the second English sea captain. He does all thisat the risk of being captured and eaten by the cannibals!

Importance of Hard Work
It is important to work hard as this makes you disciplined and successful in life. Robinson Crusoe is a good example of a man who is fearless, positive and hard-working. Instead of complaining about his fate, he looks at the situation and does what is needed to make the situation better. For example, he salvages useful items from the sinking ship, makes a canoe and safe shelters for himself, and hunt for food. He creates a comfortable life for himself and is able to survive on the island for twenty-eight years.

Relationship with Nature
Humans are part of Nature and, therefore, should live and work harmony with Nature. Crusoe is a man at peace with Nature. He loves the sea and the outdoors. So when he is marooned on the island and finds himself alone with only Nature as his companion, he adapts easily. He is quick to use things from Nature to help him survive. He uses the trees and plants to build himself a canoe and homes, ant to provide him with food.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Animal Story

Lion Tamer
Unemployed guys are talking. One says, "I'm going to become a lion tamer."The other replies, "That's crazy, you don't know nothing about no lion taming."
"Yes I do!"
"Well, OK, answer me this. When one of those lions comes at you all roaring and biting, what you gonna do?"
"Well, then I take that big chair they all carry, and I stick it in his face until he backs down."
"Well, what if the lion takes that big paw, and hooks the chair with them big claws, and throws that chair out of the cage? What do you do then?"
"Well, then I takes that whip they all carry, and I whip him and whip him until he backs down."
"Well, what if that lion bites that whip with his big teeth, and bites it in two? What you gonna do then?"
"Well, then I take that gun they all carry, and I shoot him."
"Well, what if that gun doesn't work? What will you do then?"
"Well, then I pick up some of the shit that's on the bottom of the cage, and I throw it in his eyes, and I run out of
the cage."
"Well, what if there ain't no shit in the bottom of the cage? What you gonna do then?"
"Well, that's dumb. Cause if that lion comes at me, and he throws the chair out of the cage, and he bites the whip in two, and my gun don't work, there's going to be some shit on the bottom of that cage, you can bet on that."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not compositional — that is, whose meaning does not follow from the meaning of the individual words of which it is composed. For example, the English phrase "to kick the bucket" means "to die". A listener knowing the meaning of kick and bucket will not necessarily be able to predict that the expression can mean to die. Idioms are often, though perhaps not universally, classified as figures of speech.

The part of speech that modifies a noun or other substantive by limiting, qualifying, or specifying and distinguished in English morphologically by one of several suffixes, such as -able, -ous, -er, and -est, or syntactically by position directly preceding a noun or nominal phrase.n adjective is a word which qualifies a noun, that is, shows or points out some distinguishing mark or feature of the
An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up..oun.

Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
Analogy is a cognitive process of transferring information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject.
An antonym is a word with the opposite meaning of another word.
For example, happy is an antonym of sad.
A word having the same or nearly the same meaning in one or more senses as another in the same language.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


2- 1H 5W
3- Fishbone
4- Write
Topic sentence
5- Draft
6- Read-Reread
7- Rewrite 2

Monday, May 3, 2010