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An Astrologers Day Opinion Writing.

For our Language class we had to write a Opinion writing based on the story An Astrologers Day, and then post it in our blogs. I did mine alone.

” An Astrologers Day” Is a story set in India, about this man who left his home because of something terrible he had done and moving not that far away from where he used to live. He became an astrologer without any training before and would give lessons everyday. He would wait for someone to come, and when they did, he would let them speak for 10 minutes and then tell them some short advice.  Until one day he was about to close when a man he knew came by. He was testing him, if he could really know everything about others. Truth is that he actually knew him, he had almost killed that man before, meaning why he left his old house.  He gave the man some advice about revenge telling him that his killer had died some months ago, and that he should return to his village. Later on he came home and spilled everything to his wife.

The most important characters are The astrologer and the client. I don’t think The astrologers wife could be considered important since she is only mentioned once.

The astrologer ran away from home when he was young because he almost killed someone, but he thought he did so he left without an explanation. He got married and started a new life as an astrologer.

The client was the person the astrologer thought he had killed before. He wanted revenge but the astrologer convinced him not to.

Then we have the astrologers wife who is a housewife in my opinion.

The story is set in India. Even though its not mentioned in the story, you can find out because of the vocabulary.

For me the themes are: revenge and blindness.

Revenge because the client wanted to get revenge on the man who wanted to kill him, even though it was the astrologer himself. I would connect it with blindness also because he never realized it was him.

Blindness because people were so ambitious to find out something about their lives that they never realized that the only thing the astrologer did for 10 minutes was to listen.

The ironic element i could find was that The client had his killer in front of him and he never realized. how can you be talking to the man who tried to kill you and about revenge and not realizing? that’s ironic for me.

Quiz: An Astrologers Day.

For our language class we had to read a story called “An Astrologers Day” . Our teacher gave us some questions for us to answer and then post the answers on our blogs.  Here are my answers.

1) Describe the astrologer. Do you sympathize with him?

He never wanted to be an astrologer, He had left his village without any previous thought or plan , He wasnt profesional at all,  he was married, he once tried to kill.

2) What ironic elements can you find in the story? Explain.

I find ironic that the astrologer once tried to kill and crossed paths with his victim and the victim had no clue he was the one who tried to kill him.

3) what is the setting in place of the story? How do you know?  Justify your answer. Quote.

The story is set in a city. “Cars hooted on the road”  I know because he mentions that he used to live in a village and that you had to walk two days to get where he lived now, he also mentions trains.

4) Explain the meaning of the following terms. Illustrate them. Create hyperlinks.

To Gleam: a small beam or glow of light

To be well disposed:

 

An Astrologers Day.

As homework, our language teacher told us to read a story on Global Tales called “An Astrologers Day”. After that she posted an activity on her blog which we had to do and put it on our blogs, this are my responses:

1) An astrology  consists of several systems of divination  based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and the Indians,Chinese, and Mayans developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. In the West, astrology most often consists of a system of horoscopes purporting to explain aspects of a person’s personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other celestial objects at the time of their birth. The majority of professional astrologers rely on such systems. I do believe in this. As for Magic, I do believe in it, but not the magicians, i think they are fake. My beliefs are that there is magic but is unknown for now. No I have never had a magical encounter.

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Poem

In our Writing and Oral class, our Teacher, asked us to create a poem in which each stanza was describing an object.

Here is the poem Me, Delfi N, Luna, Lucia, Catu and Jose wrote.

It spins around like a tornado.

What was once visible becomes a spinning circle.

They open it to protect themselves

from the liquid meteorites falling from above.

Throughout your childhood, Throughout your adulthood

If its ABC or 123. Someone is there to guide you.

Its similar to a house

Every once in a while People get there and pray.

Its a strange figure

with beautiful colors and smells.

It moves fast, gliding down the concrete.

Every where it goes, It sometimes stays alone.

Its arms turn fast

a pleasant breeze creates.

Four times a day

It finds its way

Through our mouths

with a pleasing taste.