Art work analysis


What see in this picture os the sea full of plastics. I see two kids doing their best to go through it. I use this picture to make one of my own in which is shows not only that the people are affected, also the sea animals too. Because we humanos are very irresponsible we can not take care of our seas by recycling and stop throwing trash to the sea. So I made an artwork which shows the process and its consequences. 


Eportfolio Lady in the looking glass-questions

After reading the story «Lady In The Looking Glass Pato told us to do some questions she assign us that were in her blog.

This is Pato’s blog here you will find the questions and this are our anwers I did with Francisco Montoya. Pato makes us do this questions so we could revise the story and be prepared for the term test.

In this group work, I felt that I could organise the work between both of us I notice sometimes I can be very annoying when I am telling someone what to do, hopefully I noticed it so I can change it. We worked together pretty well and we could finish our work and we were happy with the result.

I relate this story with another story we read some years ago named «The prison». In this story the main character feels a prisoner of his own mind so he can not take desicions for himself, which made his life very miserable and no one knows how he really is feeling. I relate this with «The Lady in the Looking Glass» questions as in this we talk about how the main character looks as person that has a perfect life with a perfect graden, but she doesn’t. AS no one really know her they don’t know she is not enyoing his life as the character of «The Prison» Tommy.


A leave taking Eportfolio

In our literature class we divided in pairs. I worked with Ramiro Aizpiri and we both and analyse the poem «A leave taking»

This is our presentation.

Apart from analysing the poem we had put the biography of the author in the presentations. This work consists in making us work together so we can share ideas and help each other in the subject. This also help us to see another point of view when you read the poem.

As I have said before working in groups help and I think is an excellent idea to make us do it. Moreover I can see that not always everyone will think the same us a I do. Working in groups not only shows that, it also shows the things that I am good at and the ones I am not. For example drawing, my partner Ramiro was the one that did the drawings as I am not good at it but I could give him ideas. I also saw that I could understand poems easier than before. This year, I do not think this is difficult as in other years, now I feel confortable and relax with this type of works.

I associate this poem with the story «The destructors». In this poem some of themes are sadness and depression. But the thing that makes me relate the poem to «The Destructors» is the character named Trevor. This character has a sad and depressive life but no one knows about it. In the war his lost his house and family and that is why he is full of bad energy. I relate the pain Trevor feels with the one the narrators feel too.

Eporfolio Drawing Lady In the Looking Glass

After reading in class the story the Lady In The Looking Glass which deals with the inner and outer self. In the story it is shown how different both are, how people assumes that if a person has a perfect life with a wonderful place to live they are always happy and have a perfect life. So Pato gave us a drawing of a mirror that did not have anything on it. She told us too write or draw how we saw our selfs.

I think it was a good excersice to stop to think how we are feeling and what is stopping us from being happy. It is a good activity because most of the times people usually try avoid what is making them feel bad, so stop and thinking how to solve it is great idea. In my case it really served as I was going through some stuff. Luckily this activity made me reflect on what was going on in me and luckily I could solve it with the people I was having trouble with. I would recommend this activity because for me was really helpful.

I relate this excersice with my first espiritual retires with my school were I could open and talk with my classmates without fearing they would critize me or judge. In this retire I could talk about the things that were making me feel bad, like this excersice that make me ralize what wa sgoing on in me.

Art as a form of creation-Second work Racism- E-Portfolio

Conflict: Racism against black people

Participants: White people and black people

White people: Throughout time white people have thought that they were superior. As time pass less white people had been thinking that, but nowadays there are still some white people that think black people are superior. They want black people out of «their country» or at least not near them or they going to the same schools as their children, the same ways of transport and everything that makes them cooperate or be near a black person.

Black people: Throughout time black people have been tourtour, discriminated, killed and hated by the hand of white people. At first black people were slaves, then as time pass, black people were given more privileges but still less than white people and they were still discrinated.


The main solution is to start changing the society showing to all people in esarth that racism is wrong and should not be done. If we teach well the children they won´t make the same mistakes we did, but we have to make sure they learn.

Moreover punish all people that are discriminating anyone. But not in a violent way we need to give them therapy so we know were does this hate come from.

Art as a form of creation-First work- E-Portfolio

Yesterday, each one of us show to their groups chosen by Pato the material we brought to class related to death and war. This material could be a photo, a video, a poem , an article or a drawing.

I brought a picture from a movie and a video which shows the scene in which this picture appears. The picture is from the movie atonement. In one of the scenes the protagonist Robbie is in Dunkirk where he is injured and exausted. While he was resting he dies and then his friend covers him with the first thing he found. This shows how bad war is. What is causes and how much damaged it can do.

Picture:    (First image)


We read a poem name «Soldiers, rest» in which it is about a soldiers who had been injured in battle and is suffering and he wants to rest, meaning he is ready to die as he can not keep on living. In my picture and video of the movie Atonement, where the main chartacter goes to sleep and dies.

One of my teamates had a similar idea, so he try to look for a photo of a dead soldier. He found a picture of a soldier helmet on top of a gun and another soldier showing respect. What it all symbolises is that the dead soldier is told when he is saluted by his fellow that he has already done his job and that he can rest now.

I relate this work with the novel «El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba» we read in Lengua. I relate how unfair the government in the poem and in the novel are. In the poem I think the government is unfair because, the people that started this war, the ones that take orders are not fighiting. Then the people that did not declare this war had to fight it for their country. In the novel the government does not give El Coronel his pensión. After being a militar all those years they can not give him his pensión for all his job. In both the poem and the novel the government affects the people.


Task 1: Watch the following video and take notes.

Task2: Make connections between the video and the text. Write the summary.

An e-portfolio is a way people can learn. If you are a student you can learn from your mistakes and have what you have learn in class. An E-portfolio is a colection of work that is recorded in an electronic format. E-perfolio is a new way people and be more organised so they can study. At first it isn´t that attractive but when you keep using it, it is pretty helpful.

Task3: Visit some blogs from the students who are in Senior 5 now. Check out their last year portfolios. Choose 3 students and say:

-what you like about their portfolio

-what is missing according to what you have read

I choose Margui Muller, Gonzalo Criniti and Juana Perez Muniz

Gonzalo: What I like of his portfolios is that he related his related the poems and stories and explain them very well but what I did not like about it was that he explain it but he did not anaylise it to much. He show some literary diveces for example but in total were very few.

Juana: Juana´s portfolio is very complete she anaylised very good the poems and the stories but I did not liked that she always use the same method which were good but I would like more if she had done other methods.

Margui: What I pay more attention of her portfolio was that she talk always very personally, meaning she always was giving her opinion and saying how she felt. But the thing is I do not know what is wrong as she always show what she thought and shown graphics and more. It is a very complete Portfolio. I may not agree in somthings she said but it was very well justified.

Lady in the looking glass-Questions


3)What kind of contrast is there between the objects inside the house and outside the house, as they are reflected in the mirror?

5)What are the known facts about Isabella’s outer self?

6)What material objects inside and outside the house does the narrator use to imagine Isabella’s life?

7)What are Isabella’s letters supposed to conceal, according to the narrator? What would one know if one could only read them?

9)In this story Woolf questions whether the inner self of an individual is finally knowable. What do you think is her conclusion? Provide support for your statement.

10)What do you think is the role of the mirror in the story? How has the mirror been used as a metaphor in literature?




The contrast that is generated through the mirror, between the garden and the interior of the house. its mainly the difference between the visually beautifullnes, that is to say a lot of green and the shades of colors. In addition to, the climate and the atmosphere. on the other hand there is the interior part of the house, which is in poor conditions. The house is described as old giving it a macabre and messy and chaotic touch. Besides, What history really wants to hire in addition to the garden and the interior of the house, is the feelings and what this woman shows to the people. that is to say that she really shows on the outside a reality that does not represent her, because inside she is distraught and sad.


The facts of Isabella´s outer self seen by the other in the story are not true. We as readers we are the only ones that know this as we can see what people think of her and how she really is feeling. They think about her happy life her gorgeous garden and her beauty. The thing is all these people can not see her inner self so they would never know how she feels. 


The narrator uses elements of the story such as flowers to describe Isabella’s life. Use, for example, «Her trance of immortality», «sunflowers», «white and violet roses». He explains how she is organized by how she picks flowers with her «thin summer dress». On the other hand in narrator, He mentions that she is rich due to all the trips she made and the amount of things she brought with her.

7) The narrator thinks that this letters are supposed to conceal Isabella true self. I someone could read them they will really understand Isabella´s feelings and experiences they could feel what she feels that is why they are very important as they can connect you with her.

9) The inner self of an individual to be knowable it is very complicated. In the story Isabella´s is a woman who pretends to be someone else. At that time women´s opinion was not taken into account. We can take this story as a way of criticizing the society rules and a way in which women want to express they should be free to listen and be able express themselves.


The role of the mirror in this story is to show the girl the true reality and on the other hand she shows her inside and outside of her feelings. The mirror is used to show Isabela what she really is, her reality. It can be said that it is a metaphor and what does it compare to the mirror with Isabella. We can say this since a mirror is an object and in this story Isabella is treated in the same way by society.