Thursday, February 27, 2014


Fiction Analysis: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  1. Robert Louis Stevenson's story revolves around the point of view of Gabriel Utterson, a lawyer. As he tries to discover the problems of his fellow friend Dr. Henry Jekyll, and a murder case involving a suspect named Edward Hyde. As the story continues, we find out slightly more information about the two and how they relate.  At the climax of the story, it is assumed that Mr. Hyde had murdered Dr. Jekyll, and locked himself in Jekyll's home. They find Mr. Hyde had killed himself, and with Dr. Jekyll no where to be find. However it was discovered that Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll were the same person based off letters that Utterson read from Dr. Lanard and Dr. Jekyll.
  2. One of the themes that I got from this story is the problems of addiction. The concoction/potion that Jekyll would drink would allow him to morph into Hyde. Even after he told himself that he would quit turning back into Hyde, he still did it. Until at one point he couldn't change back into his regular self.
  3. Stevenson's uses both a mysterious and unsettling tone.
    1. "The last, I think; for O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan's signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend." - Gabriel Utterson
    2. "...and then came the horrible part of the thing; for the man trampled calmly over the child's body and left her screaming on the ground." - Richard Enfield
    3. "...and in that case, can we venture to declare this suicide? O, we must be careful. i foresee that we may yet involve your master in some dire catastrophe." - Gabriel Utterson
  4. Literary Elements/Techniques:
    1. Symbolism - Concoction/potion symbolizes a form of addiction.
    2. Oxymoron - "...trampled calmly..." - Richard Enfield/Page.6
    3. Irony - It is ironic that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person because they have two completely different features and characteristics.
    4. Point of View - Third person, limited
    5. Setting - England in the late 1800s
    6. Genre - Thriller, Mystery, Drama
    7. Allusion - "'I incline to Cain's heresy,' he used to say quaintly: 'i let my brother go to the devil in his own way.'" Refers to Cain and Abel of the Bible.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Valentina Alvarado ( I can see a lot of her own personality expressed in her blog. For example, the color font she uses. I can't remember the last time I saw Tina turn in an assignment without there being some type of color in it. 9/10

Maggie Guia ( I like what she did by using Tumblr instead of using the generic Blogspot that everyone uses. She has all of her assignments organized in her archive section. Font is a little too small, but besides that it looks good. 8/10

Matt Reynolds ( Matt seems very open with expressing his opinions. Like the fact that he added a bio, and a link to his Twitter page in order to keep up with his activities. It seems as if he is keeping his blog up to date. 8/10

Alina Ramirez ( I like the ideas she expressed in one of her most recent post, where we must live on making decisions and how they will effect us. Just like me, she needs to update her blog. 7/10

Daniel Alvarez ( For Daniel's blog I was expecting him to take about his passion, food. The font and the background are almost the same color, so it makes it a little hard to read. 7/10

Monday, February 17, 2014


Behoovesit is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something
Extremitiesthe furthest point or limit of something
Immobilization - fixation of a body part in order to promote proper healing
Outpacego, rise, or improve faster than
Anatomythe branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms
Physiologythe branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts
Paramedica person who is trained to do medical work, esp. emergency first aid, but is not usually a fully qualified physician
Interpersonalof or relating to relationships or communication between people
Techniciana person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory
Adaptivecharacterized by or given to adaptation
Intravenous Therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein
Traumaa deeply distressing or disturbing experience
Echocardiograms test of the action of the heart using ultrasound waves to produce a visual display, used for the diagnosis or monitoring of heart disease
Practicalof or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas
Esotericintended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
Cornerstonea stone that forms the base of a corner of a building, joining two walls
Synthesiscombination or composition, in particular
Analoguea person or thing seen as comparable to another
Emblazonedconspicuously inscribe or display (a design) on something
Chlorinationthe addition or substitution of chlorine in organic compounds

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I'm not talking about the romantic comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey. However I might have gotten the title of this post due to this movie. As you may have already seen/read not much work has been done on my blog. Nothing important has been posted. I feel like I'm missing the rocket fluid I need to finally take off. I do have some fellow rocket scientists trying to assist me with the system failure, but I'm not really taking their advise into consideration. I continue to ignore the fact that work has to be done, and distract myself with other things I value to do than the work I'm expected to do. I question myself periodically wondering if I have made the right decisions. Where have these decisions led me? Do I want to continue doing what I'm doing? I like it here on Earth and I'm not ready to venture into space...yet.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Insanitythe state of being seriously mentally ill; madnessFitin good healthRepetitionthe action of repeating something that has already been said or writtenResistancethe refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument
Endurancethe fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way
Obliquea muscle neither parallel nor perpendicular to the long axis of a body or limb
Respirationthe action of breathing
Cardioof or relating to the heart
Sprainwrench or twist the ligaments violently so as to cause pain and swelling but not dislocation
Warm Upprepare for physical exertion or a performance by exercising or practicing gently beforehand
Muscle Fatigue - is the decline in ability of a muscle to generate force
Pacethe speed or rate at which something happens, changes, or develops
Competenthaving the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully
ASVABThe Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces
Aptitude - a natural ability to do something