“The Destructors” by Graham Greene

Task

I worked with Otto Kreutzer:

Comprehension questions:

  • American gangs are usually more violent and are involved in criminal stuff like drug and gun dealing. Their enemies are people from a close neighborhood that fight for being better than the other one.
  • The centre theme is that the people at the post war aren’t able to trust anyone, no matter how kind and good he is. These people want to let everyone know about their suffering.
  • Firstly, Trevor enters the gang and the rest of them want to initiate him, through this, they wanted to make fun Trevor. The second problem is when Trevor and Blackie are fighting for the leadership of the gang. At this moment, Trevor tries to show that he is better leading the gang, and wants to prove that his plans are more interesting than Blackie’s plans. The third and last conflict starts when they are about to destroy the house and “Old Misery” appear earlier than expected.
  • The setting of the story is that the story is on a post-war situation where people were very insecure about everything; they weren’t able to trust anyone. So when they meet Old Misery, who is kind, from a higher class and his house isn’t destroyed they can’t stand that he isn’t suffering.
  • At the end of the story, the gang is able to destroy the house by locking Old Misery in the loo. When he was able to get out, he saw his house destroyed. We believe that Graham Greene has ended the story like this because no one can escape the suffering from the post-war.
  • From the POV of the gang, the destruction of the house was not senseless as they couldn’t understand how a house survived the blitz without getting any damage while momñny their houses were totally destroyed and they were forced to move house. Then, as a reader we think that the destruction of the house is senseless and that it is just a kid’s prank which went out of control.
  • “Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence. A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy” In this definition we can see Nihilism as a very pessimistic point of view about world and life in general. We can see this attitude in kids gang and their behaviour and destructive impulse
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Biology Virtual Period – Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis

A) The purpose of meiosis is to is to reduce the normal diploid cells.

B) Meiosis takes place; in male animals, in the testes and in females in the ovaries.

C)

D)

E) No, they cant because they have a nucleus.

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Biology Virtual Period – Female Reproductive System

Task

Fertilisation:

What is fertilisation?

Fertilisation is the process of the male and female gametes to form a zygote. In our case (humans) the male gamete has to fertilize the female gamete.

Where does it take place?

It takes place in the female reproductive system, more specifically in the Falopian Tubes.

Implantation and Pregnancy:

What is implantation?

Implantation is the adherence of a fertilized egg to a surface in the reproductive tract, most of the times in the uterus.

What is the placenta?

The placenta is “temporary organ” which permits the mother give nutrients and oxygen to the fetus. Also, it alows the fetus to release carbon dioxide which willl be expulsed by the mother.

How long does gestation take place in humans?

Gestation lasts 40 weeks, after these the embryo is called fetus so, gestation is over.

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Dulce et Decorum Est

  1. In the Literatuee class, Pato left us some questions on her blog to work in pairs. I worked with Otto Kreutzer, here is what we did:

Task 1:

First Stanza

 

2) In the first stanza it is described how the soldiers were going from trench to trenches. He uses the word “blood-shod”  which means that the soldiers were walking with boots full of blood. The emotions expressed are, fatigue, depression and shock.

 

3) “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks”

 

4) The shells were disappointed because they represent the dead soldiers left behind and the exhaustment of the soldiers who survived.

 

Second Stanza

 

1)In the second stanza, the emotion changes when someone warns the rest of the soldiers about a gas bomb. So, they run for their lives, with no matter of the fatigue described in the first stanza

 

2) The soldiers were fumbling because of the weakening work they were doing, they could not walk properly. Also, they could be failing to hold their guns properly because they were “out of gas”

 

3) “As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.”

 

Third stanza

 

1)The length of the third stanza indicates a shift in time as the narrator relates how many years after the war he still recalls this traumatic event. This makes emphasis. ln how the impact of the war is felt for many years. In addition, this stanza is short because of what it represents to the writer, no one wants to remember horrible things which caused you a big emptiness and depression

 

Fourth Stanza

 

1)The main emotion of this stanza, is that the soldiers were treated very bad, the narrator feels used, like a slave and that if he dies, no one will remember him or what he did.

 

2) One part affected by this gas, is obviously the lungs, this gas difficulties the respiration. The eyes because is difficult to see and lastly the tongue.

 

3) It refers to the contrast in this simile that highlights how youth, innocence and their dreams are destroyed by war.

 

Extension question:

  1. We liked the poem because it tackles what really happens in war that we are not able to see. The emotions in this poem are very present when in the fourth stanza, it says that the soldiers were devastated by war, were treated inadequately for the hard work they were doing for their country and that they were going to be forgotten by people. What the poet is trying to express is that we have to realize what is really happening at war and that we have to give more importance to the soldiers that fought in wars.

 

Task 2

“The Death Bed” and “Soldier Rest!” Are poems which talk about war and how it affected the soldier’s life; from traumas and frightening memories to the inevitable death. In the first one, water is symbolized as death because it is mentioned as something that is really near him. Also, a big contrast is made because first images of light, birds and nature are described, but then, all of a sudden, it starts raining which means water, which means death. Afterwards, the soldier starts thinking about what he could have been, and finally he dies.

In the poem “Soldier Rest!”, the “rest” for the soldier is the end of the war for him. Then, he thinks about how everything will be as before the war, but he doesn’t know all the horrible thoughts and feelings that will remain of this unpleasant experience

 

Task 3

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57195/men-who-march-away

“Men who march away”

“England’s need are we;

Her distress would leave us rueing:

Nay. We well see what we are doing,

Though some may not see!”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/13076/the-soldier

“The Soldier”

“If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England”

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The Lady in the Looking Glass Questions

In class, ou teacher Pato gave us some questions on the “Lady in the Looling Glass”. I worked with Jero Leguizamon. Here is what we did:

 

1) The mirror is described as something dangerous, it is compared with leaving a cheque book open. Obviously this is dangerous because anyone can take money out of it and in this case, the mirror demonstrates how really Isabella is

2-3) The outside things are described as perfect, tranquil and with no problems. But inside, the objects, are messy, strange, obscure and violent, all disordered, with no structure.

4) The contrast is that outside everything is beautiful and perfect while in the inside everything is missing, no order. This applies with both Isabella’s aspect and herthoght and with where she lives.

5) The narrator, is only supposing, we don’t know if that is really what is inside Isabella we only know that she is rich

6) That she is rich, he has a perfect life and she receives letters from her friends.

7)  The narrator uses the luxury inside the house, specially the looking glass; and the letters.

8) Isabella’s letters conceal the idea that the one who reads them, wpuld understand what is happening to her, in her inner an outer self.

9) Accordig to the narrator it is possible.

10) We believe that it depends on the person and on the things around him. You can’t be sure of what is happening to someone if he doesn’t show himself in a different way than normal. You cannot judge someone for just looking at him one time, you have to get to know him. For example, if it is the case that the narrator is the mailman, he may judge. It always happens that you see someone many times the same day of the week, you don’t know him but you start supposing what she is doing; here it is the same.

11) The mirror is used to let the reader to see the inner side of Isabella

House:

Garden:

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Biology Virtual Period – Male reproductive system

Task

 

1) Sexual reproduction:

♦Definition: The process involving the fusion of haploid nuclei toto form a diploid zygote and the production if genetically dissimilar offspring.

♦Use o reproductive organs

♦ Gamete occurs

♦The offspring produced possess new characters

♦ Meitotic division of cells

Asexual reproduction:

♦Definition: The process resulting in the production of genetically identical offspring from one parent

♦No use of reproductive organs

♦ Gamete doesn’t occur

♦The offspring produced possess identical characters

♦ Mitotic division produced

2) Watch video

3) Seminal vesicles: Secretes fluid

Bladder: Stores urine

Prostate gland: Produces liquid in semen

Vas Deferens: Transports sperm from the epididymis to the urethra

Urethra: Tube that carries semen and urine out

Scrotum: Contains the testicles and epididymis

Penis: Delivers sperm through the urethra

Testicles: Produce sperm and tetosterone

Epididymis: Sperm is stored, these are transported to the vas deferens

4) Semen is composed of spermatozoa in a semi-viscous fluid. The sperm has to fertilize the female egg.

5) 

 

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Martín Fierro Batalla de Payadas

En la clase de Lengua, nos asignaron a cada grupo una parte del “Martín Fierro” de José Hernandez, la cual debía ser imitada en un video. Yo trabaje con: Margarita Muller, Ines Galmarini, Ignacio Maestro Malek, Felipe Vidal y Francisco Lusso.

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Virtual Period – Sex hormones and puberty

Activity

2) In girls, oestrogen and progesterone is produced, and these cause the secondary characteristics. In boys, testes produces testosterone which begins the development of secondary sexual characteristics.

3) 

4) FSH: Stimulates the follicles tp produce eggs.

LH: In males it produces testosterone and in females it triggers ovulation.

Oestrogen: Begins body changes during puberty.

Progesterone: It maintains preganancy and helps sustaining it.

Oxytocine: It has a crucial role in the childbirth process and also helps with male reproduction.

Hcg: It maintains the lining of the uterus

Prolactine: It makes women produce milk when they are pregnant

Testosterone: is produced by the ovaries and helps to regulate energy and mental state.

5) a) The most common at which boys undergo the changes of puberty is when they are 12 years old.

b) Yes, because menstruation starts when you are between 10 and 15 years old.

c) The first menstrual perios (between 10 and 15 years old), testes enlargement and pubic hair both between 10 and 14 years old.

d) Yes

e) Girls

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My Reflections on Literature this year

In our Literature class, we are going to work with an E-Portfolio, here, I’m going to put all the work I’ve been doing on poems or stories relating it with anything, it can be a movie, an idea that I have or anything, while it is connected.

 

In class, we read the poem “Rooms” and Home is so sad” this two poems deal with something personal like a room or your house. What I thought of this is how can someone can be in his room all the time not socializing, spending in his time on whatever he wants. Or how can someone hate home and always wants to be outside of it. I believe that it is always good to try and do something different because if not the routine becomes stressing and boring; but no one can resist the pleasure of staying at home doing nothing, like watching a series or movie, sleeping or just relax and reflect on something like this. Anyways as I said before, it is always good to try or do something new something out of the routine, maybe go and eat something with a friend you haven’t seen in a while.

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Rooms by Charlotte Mew

In our Literature class, Pato, told us to do the activity of her blog in pairs. I did it with Otto; here is hat we did.

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

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