La Blasa de “El Caldas”

Esta semana, ni la clase de lengua, dibujamos la Blasa en la que estaba Luis Alejandro Velasco en la narración “relato de un náufrago”. Pata hacer esto había que seleccionar una cita en la cual se describa la balsa y dibujarla lo más parecida posible. Acá está mi dibujo, espero que les guste.


“Relato de un náufrago” (conocimiento general)

La semana pasado Carol, nuestra profesora de lengua, nos separo en 5 grupos para hacer una actividad basada en el libro “relato de un naufrago”. En esta actividad teníamos que buscar citas del texto que despertaran dudas sobre como funciona algo (dependiendo de la cita seleccionada) o por que pasa tal cosa. En la siguiente presentación encontraran toda la información que recopilamos.

Empezamos a leer “Relatos de un Naufrago”

En la clase de Lengua con nuestra profesora, Carol, comenzamos a leer el libro “relatos de un naufrago” Solo logramos leer un capitulo. La tarea que nos dio Carol trata de usar unas palabras que pensamos en conjunto para completar un texto explicando lo que leímos.


Un barco, internado en a mar, cargado de 8 marineros intentando alcanzar la marina. Los 8 tripulantes cayeron de la nave desapareciendo. Cuando ya habían sido declarados muerto y olvidados por toda Colombia uno de ellos apareció en una balsa a las orillas de la playa. El naufrago llamado Luis Alejandro Velasco fue considerado un héroe y consiguió mucha fama por sobrevivir el naufragio. Una vez de que a la sociedad le dejo de interesar su gastada historia comenzaron a aborrecerlo. Para recuperar su fama consiguió una entrevista con un periodista para que saque un artículos sobre la verdadera historia de el naufragio.


  1. Fraude
  2. Historia
  3. Olvidado
  4. Sobreviviente
  5. Marino
  6. Colombia
  7. Política
  8. Navegación
  9. Confesión
  10. Balsa
  11. Verdad
  12. Olas
  13. Mar
  14. Desesperación
  15. Triste
  16. Nave
  17. Barco
  18. Entrevista
  19. Misterio
  20. Tripulación
  21. Inesperable
  22. Olvidado
  23. Relato
  24. Artículo
  25. Diario
  26. Falsedad
  27. Fraude
  28. Héroe
  29. Fama
  30. Náufrago
  31. Noticia
  32. Contrabando
  33. Dictadura
  34. Baja
  35. Tragedia

A View from the Bridge (in progress)

Pato, our literature teacher gave us a task. The task consisted on searching on internet some questions that she copy on the black board before start reading our new book The view form the bridge.

Here are the questions and the answers:

– Important facts about Arthur Miller

His parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland.
He began writing plays when he was a student in the university of Michigan
His writing was influence because he lived in both wars.
He had Italian friends and co- workers
He wrote many plays most of them were set in America
– When was it written?

The book was written in 1955 and published on September 29th 1955.

– Historical and social context

The play was inspired by his Italian friends who told him stories about Italian immigrants who were betrayed when they tried to go illegally to USA to find a job and a better life, some of them escaped from the mob and other from the poverty WW2 had brought to Italy.

Tyres (Valentina, Violeta and Anouk)

Raoul was a child that worked at his father’s tyre business since he was very little. He learnt very useful life lessons about the job, one of these was that he couldn’t “cut corners” because if he did it could lead to a man’s death. He was a very dedicated young man and everything he did he did it with lack of mistake. He wanted to pursue his father’s dream of eventually passing the tire shop to him. Moreover, he brought life to every object which was connected with the tyres business. He thought their inner tube was its soul and the outer casing of hard rubber was its body. There, he learnt to see a tyre as sad. Besides, he believed that the worn were the sad ones that laid each upon the other like humans in the yard. He, also, considered that his father’s idea was the one that would heap up the old, dead tyres at the ends of the fields. These were the legacy his father had given to him in his life days so he would never fall of the highest standards. All of these, represented how much did the business meant to him and his father.
Raoul’s father was a neutral man upon the Germans and the Maquisards, he didn’t love them or hate them. This man only works for them repairing their cars to maintain his business. He didn’t want his son to be involved in war so he asked a friend of him to get him out of war.
The first time he saw Cécile it was “love at first site”. He was young and it was obvious that his feelings for her were just a childish crush, not love. He described her as a pure and beautiful human being, he admires her gorgeous appearance. However he didn’t know how she really was like because he was a very shy man and he never dared to approach her. Three years later, at the age of 17, he had another “meeting” with this girl. He was working at the garage when he saw the girl riding her bike and a military vehicle was behind her. Raoul warned her and make signs to her so that she moved aside. Later she thanked him and they had their first conversation. Now that he was older it was a mature relationship and it wasn’t only a childish crush.
This quotation shows that Raoul doubt about getting in love with the girl because if suddenly one day she left, she could leave his heart with a hole of emptiness, of love, that could never be closed. At the end of the story Cécile died and this hole is left in Raoul’s heart. Because of this we can identify a foreshadowing, because finally he ended as he thought he would end, with a hole of emptiness.
Raoul was doubtful about the position of his father with the Germans and the Maquisards. His father fixed the German cars but he also fixed Maquisard cars. Because of this he got to the conclusion that his father was neutral and that it was all to maintain the business. Talking about the girl, he knew that she was involved in the resistance. Because of this reason, he sabotage the German car. Raoul loved the girl and he would do everything for her even if it means disappointing his father. The people knew that Raoul’s father fixed German cars but they hope that maybe he could sabotage one of their vehicles . When the man told Raoul, “Try a nail or two”, he was trying to say that if they didn’t sabotage a little bit the cars of the enemy, they would think that they support the German people.
A month had passed since the girl had stopped to thank him and Raoul wanted to do something that would make her stop again. He saw her in the distance and, as a way of calling her attention, he poured stones and earth into the pot-holes. The girl stopped immediately, so his plan worked. Talking about Raoul’s father reaction, he was suspecting about this girl being in the life of his son. “Wipe that bloody stupid grin off your face or i’ll think you’re up to something”, when he saw his son gaiety, he wondered what was happening.
Andre’s feelings about Catholics were not great. He “disliked Catholics with a two-hundred-year-old force flowing in his veins”, he hates catholics and he is against the Jews being killed by the Germans. The reason of why he is against the Jews being killed by the Germans is that most of his clients were Jews and they were being taken away by the enemy. From Andre’s point of view the war was a personal attack for his business, the war was taking his clients away from him and he was tired of that.
After Raoul & Cècil started discovering each other and knowing much about them, the began to feel that they loved each other. “She shook hands with my father, and my sisters soon learned of my ‘affair’. They teased me about it, but I was happy to be teased”; Raoul was so in love that when Cècile met his family, although his sisters bothered him about her, he was happy about it, he felt ‘proud’ that, now, he could be mocked because of his ‘affair’. They were so in love that they did not want to be set apart, instead, be every moment they could together.
At the moment Raoul had to place the tyre of the German officer, he remembered the words of the man in the café, the first time war was closer him, when the three ripped bodies of the three good men in the floor laid, “One of them was a local man, the son of the butcher, a little older than myself. The other two I did not know.”, and the execution of Petit Ours, swaying from the bridge at the view of everybody, “The following week they looped a rope around the long neck of Petit Ours, whom they’d caught in a botched raid of the gendarmerie, and pushed him from the town bridge”, so he decided to shave the rubber of the inner tube of the tyre of the German vehicle.
10. What is the faint hope that Raul has for Cecile when she accepts the ride in the car?
When Raul sees that her beloved accepts a ride in a car he had recently sabotaged he holds on to the hops that the ride would be just fine and she would acquire some interesting information about the German. “The Long and the short of it was that she was forced – I can only think that the appropriate word – forced by circumstance (my bref is that she hoped to extract something useful from the enemy in that brief drive into the town)” In this part he is explaining what he hopes will happen, he is trying to imagine the best case scenario but truly he can realize that the chances of this happening are very slim.
11. The story ends with a reluctant mood to shift with the times. Explain how this is true.
Once we realize Cecile has died in the car crash the rest of the story is very gloomy and depressing because Raul has lost the love of his life because of something he shouldn’t have done, he disobeyed what he has been taught his whole life and it ends up affecting him. We can see that in the past he was depressed and i the present he was too. He never stopped loving her. “For myself , though , it was the beginning of winter, not the end. I leave fresh flowers every year on the anniversary.” This is the part where the story transforms into the present, in the present he still loves her, not a healthy love. He didn’t go on with his life, instead he mourned for the rest of his sad days. He never got married and he never had children. This quotation talks about “the beginning of winter” in my opinion this winter he is talking about is a metaphor, he really wants to say that i was the beginning of very dark days filled with suffering and pain.

The Haunted House

It was dark that night, something about it was different. The stars in the evening sky had lost their usual shimmer, the moon had been outshined by the clouds. Everything was quiet and calm, but it wasn’t a relieving kind of feeling, is felt like the calm before the storm. The crickets weren’t singing, the homeless dogs weren’t strolling around. All I could hear was the soosh of the liefs with the wind. I spotted a glimpse of something hiding behind a bush, a bat. God, I hated those animals, isn’t it enough to have rats running around? NO, there have to rats with wings, more difficult for a cat like me to catch. I thought maybe as this night was as black as my fur, teh bat wouldn’t see me come, I jumped my owners’ fence and I sneaked. The dirty bat heard me and it started flying away, I rushed behind it.

I followed him through a terrifying forest, a smelly swamp and to the front door of an enormous house, indeed abandoned. I stopped for a second to look at it and the thought suddenly, I had left my owner’s’ house and now I didn’t know the way back. As there was nothing to lose I walked slowly inside the place. It was dark it had an awful smell. There was a long staircase that lead to an inside balcony and many bedroom door. One of them was half open, I peered into it and I saw 8 pairs of bright eyes staring at me.
The door closed behind me and a candle was lit, suddenly I could see everything clearly, 2 pairs of eyes belonged to an orange cat, other 2 belonged to a fox, 4 pairs belonged to two bunnies. They were all in cages. One of them whispered – Oh no – while he was looking directly at something behind me. I turned around and i shrieked when I saw a green which with an evil grin on her face. Before I could run she put me in a cage and left chuckling with evilness. The other cat explained to me that the which used them for experiments. Right then I knew that I had to get out.
One week the which left the house to go buy some ingredients to finish an experiment. The other animals and me took is as a chance to escape, we elaborated a plan, the witch’s minion was going to take the trash out, the bags were in the entrance, each one of us had to get in a bag and when Rufus took them out, before the truck picks them up me, the fox and the other cat would let ourselves out using our sharp nails and then we would let the bunnies out. For the grand finale, just for the sake of vengeance, we would throw the trash all over the house for the which and the minion to clean up. How would be escape our cages? Before the which left she came in the room and took samples of our fur, nails, so forth. While she was taking a sample of the fox’s fur the orange cat stretched her paw and grabbed the keys. Once the which left, we used them to get out and proceed with the plan i have already told you about.
Once we were out, well, we found hostage in the woods under a big old oak tree. There we lived the rest of our lives. Happily ever after? I wouldn’t be sure of that…