The Haunted House

 It was a cold, damp night when I got lost in the woods of Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, I did not expect what was about to happen, as I innocently rode my horse through the rural zone mentioned before.

    It was raining while I was working on my farm, and I was told to look for a lost axe in the woods we had gone before to get firewood, because it was winter, with very low temperatures, and we had forgotten it. When I got in the woods and found the axe, I realized that I didn’t know where I was and that I had lost the path. As I got desperate as the rain hit my head, I decided to gallop in an attempt to reach a location where I could shelter , but what I found was worse than I had thought. It was a mysterious, old house. The rain got stronger and stronger, so there was no other way of keeping away from the drops of water, rather than entering the house.

     I ran through the entrance and knocked the big, wooden door. I waited for some seconds when suddenly the door opened by itself. I entered and the door closed. Inside that dark, gloomy house, the only signal of light was a chimney. Next to it, a black, scary chat was resting under deep sleeping. I approached the chimney because I was very cold, but out of nowhere, a nasty, wrinkled, horrifying witch appeared while screaming towards me who I was. I stayed shocked, peering her ugly, repugnant face. That was the moment when I realized I had to run. I went Upstairs, where I hid in the bathroom. As I heard her coming, I prepared my surprise attack: shampoo, which is lethal to her eyes. When she arrived, my plan worked. As she shouted that her eyes hurt, I ran towards my horse and I escaped.

     As I woke up next morning, I convinced myself that It was all a dream. This theory was totally discarded, as I saw a big, red-written sign which said: “This is not over, I will take my revenge”


Essay Writting-Passion by Tomás Braun and Matías Ripoll

Essay question: “Explore how the voice of the poem Love III shows a change as the poem develops”.

As this story develops, the personna shows a change according to being worthy of receiving God’s love and being his guest.

To begin with, the character wasn’t able to accept his invitation because he felt “Guilty of dust and sin”. Despite this fact, Love is personified as God and acts fondly towards him as we can see in the following quotation: “Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, if I lacked anything”. In addition, this extract from the poem shows that love thinks that the speaker has all the qualities to be his guest. As the poem progresses, in spite of God’s acceptance, the raconteur still refuses to enter heaven. Moreover, through the rhetorical question “Who made the eyes but I?” the divine being explains to the storyteller that he can look love with the eyes he gave him.

At the beginning of the third stanza, the speaker accepts what God says, in spite of the fact, he still feels unworthy because he ruined what the celestial being gave him. We can see this through the extract “Truth lord, but I have marred them: let my shame”. Furthermore, when the creator transmits “Who bore the blame?” he wants to explain that Christ died on the cross to make us free from sin. Moreover, in the third line of the fifth stanza, we can see love says to the voice “you must sit down, and taste my meat”. This metaphor means that, now that the speaker is in God’s house, he must obey Him. Also, it is a reference to the last supper. Finally, the personna obeyed his word when he says “I will serve”. Through this quotation, we can see that the personna understands and accepts what God was trying to transmit.
All in all, as the poem develops, the voice of the poem changes his feelings about accepting God’s invitation.

Rite of Passage-Tyres

Rite of Passage:

1- Unattainable object of desire: Raoul’s object of desire was the girl called Cécile Viala. He wanted her to be his girlfriend, he loved her, however, he didn’t have the braveness to talk to her.

2- The break of the father’s law: His moment of trespassing, is when he fixes the tyre incorrectly, breaking his father’s law.

3- Dare: The challenge that he faced is to break his father’s law when he repaired the tyre in an incorrect way. He mischief because he did what he shouldn’t have done because this caused his girlfriend death.

4- Face what he had done in a mature way: The personna didn’t face in a mature way what he had done because he didn’t move on with his life from her death.

5- Reparation: In this story, Raoul didn’t repair what he had done. He didn’t face what he had done, so he couldn’t have had the chance of repairing what he had done.

In conclusion, Raoul didn’t mature because he didn’t complete the rite of passage.