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Sunday, February 3

  1. page Catch-22 (G block) edited ... Compared to the literature of time as I said above it was in a completely different direction …
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    Compared to the literature of time as I said above it was in a completely different direction going in a more comical rendition of the war that was to a lot of people actually more realistic than other novels of the time. It was a sort of revolution for the post-modern age but it did not actually change anything until later because it got lost in all of the war novels. Once it came out as a famous American work it was revered and actual gave the people something to laugh about. It brought a sense of humanity to the war and gave it a more colorful character. It was written in a time when the war was still thought to be a good and righteous thing but when the Vietnam War came around it kind of brought a sense of lightness to a dark war and allowed people to understand how crazy people can be and how funny they become because of their craziness. The way it was received definitely alluded to that with its relatively slow start but its later greatness following the Vietnam War. People wanted to see war in a better light but it was hard. Glorious war novels were not able to sate this hunger for new emotions. People wanted to experience happiness when thinking about the war and this novel in its own special way delivered this (The New York Times Catch-22 Article).
    Creative Project
    For our project, we made a journal for John Yossarian. Trying to make this book truly look as if it went through war, hours were spent on very specific details. Pages were burned, the cover was carved into, and one person wrote to make sure that it looked realistic. Journal entries were based upon the different chapters and pictures were scattered throughout the book.
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  2. page Catch-22 (G block) edited ... Compared to the literature of time as I said above it was in a completely different direction …
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    Compared to the literature of time as I said above it was in a completely different direction going in a more comical rendition of the war that was to a lot of people actually more realistic than other novels of the time. It was a sort of revolution for the post-modern age but it did not actually change anything until later because it got lost in all of the war novels. Once it came out as a famous American work it was revered and actual gave the people something to laugh about. It brought a sense of humanity to the war and gave it a more colorful character. It was written in a time when the war was still thought to be a good and righteous thing but when the Vietnam War came around it kind of brought a sense of lightness to a dark war and allowed people to understand how crazy people can be and how funny they become because of their craziness. The way it was received definitely alluded to that with its relatively slow start but its later greatness following the Vietnam War. People wanted to see war in a better light but it was hard. Glorious war novels were not able to sate this hunger for new emotions. People wanted to experience happiness when thinking about the war and this novel in its own special way delivered this (The New York Times Catch-22 Article).
    Creative Project
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  3. page Catch-22 (G block) edited ... Catch-22, an interesting world war two novel written during the post war time in the prime of …
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    Catch-22, an interesting world war two novel written during the post war time in the prime of the baby boom which later became such a hit. Today it is known as one of the greatest American novels ever written, but what most people don’t know is that when it originally came out it was not that much of success. It was at the time just another war novel and unlike its counterparts did not show the war in glorious gruesome detail. It was humorous which was uncharacteristic for the books coming out of world war two especially considering that it was supposed to be such a glorious and righteous war. Heller’s depiction was anything other than glorious it was comical but yet true and realistic. It was both loved and hated for the same reasons; that it was a sort of mad and crazy but a truly fascinating creation. Other loved how the sensation of reading certain parts brought a sort of light to the faults that were present in leaders and officers. People loved the sense of understanding people but at the same time being completely appalled at their decisions.
    Compared to the literature of time as I said above it was in a completely different direction going in a more comical rendition of the war that was to a lot of people actually more realistic than other novels of the time. It was a sort of revolution for the post-modern age but it did not actually change anything until later because it got lost in all of the war novels. Once it came out as a famous American work it was revered and actual gave the people something to laugh about. It brought a sense of humanity to the war and gave it a more colorful character. It was written in a time when the war was still thought to be a good and righteous thing but when the Vietnam War came around it kind of brought a sense of lightness to a dark war and allowed people to understand how crazy people can be and how funny they become because of their craziness. The way it was received definitely alluded to that with its relatively slow start but its later greatness following the Vietnam War. People wanted to see war in a better light but it was hard. Glorious war novels were not able to sate this hunger for new emotions. People wanted to experience happiness when thinking about the war and this novel in its own special way delivered this (The New York Times Catch-22 Article).
    Creative Project
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Saturday, January 26

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    Dress:
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    “We sewed red flags and tied the red scraps around arms, legs, horses’ tails. We wore our red clothes so that when we visited a village, we would look as happy as for New Year’s Day.” 17
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    - The epaulets and the gold stripes on the arm were added to give the dress a more warrior-like feel and to help it contrast with the feminine skirt. We used the epaulets to represent the American aspect of her life and gold stripes to show her Chinese background and culture.
    The No Name Woman:
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    - Well 3
    “The next morning when I went for the water, I found her and the baby plugging up the family well.”
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    “Sisters used to sit on their beds and cry together, she said, as their mothers or their slaves removed the bandages for a few minutes each night and let the blood gush back into their veins.”
    The White Tiger:
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    - Dreams vs. reality 19
    “I couldn’t tell where the stories left off and the dreams began.”
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    - White tigers 24
    “I heard the white tigers prowling on the other side of the fire but I could not distinguish them from snow patches.”
    - Circles 13
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    in the roundness.” roundness.
    Shaman:
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    - Metal Tube holding medical diploma 57
    Joy ideographs in gold circles
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    “But America has been full of machines and ghosts—Taxi Ghosts, Bus Ghosts, Police Ghosts, Fire Ghosts, Meter Reader Ghosts, Tree Trimming Ghosts, Five-and-Dime Ghosts. Once upon a time the world was so thick with ghosts, I could hardly breathe; I could hardly walk…”
    At The Western Palace:
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    - American culture vs. Chinese culture
    Bad boy and bad girl 114
    “…though only her niece would eat with her. Her bad boy and bad girl were probably sneaking hamburgers, wasting their money.”
    Vietnam son 114
    “’But don’t worry. Your son can take care of himself.’…’Not him… [He’s] not normal at all… He doesn’t listen to orders.’”

    Useless kids/paper dolls 121
    “How greedy to play with presents in from the giver. How impolite… her children were… They were so stupid, surely they weren’t adults yet.”
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    “’…the Empress of the West would connive for power, but the Empress of the East was good and king and full of light. You are the Empress of the East, and the Empress of the West had imprisoned the Earth’s Emperor in the Western Palace.”
    A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe:
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    - Knots
    Tangled stories 163
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