Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy television series created by David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss for TV chain: HBO.  It’s an adaptation of  the series of fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire by George Raymond Richard Martin.  The series began on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and will conclude with the eighth season on April 14, 2019. The most popular character are Daenerys Targaryen playing by Emilia Clarke, Jon Snow playing by Kit Harington, Arya and Sansa Stark playing by Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, Cersei Lannister playing by Lena Headey and many other because The distribution is composed of several hundred actors.

The scenes take place on the fictional continent , Game of Thrones has several plots and a large cast but follows three plot . The first plot is about the Iron Throne who lead seven kingdoms, and follows  alliances and treasons between noble dynasties. The second story plot is about the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled and is demand to return on the throne. The third story arc follows the Night’s Watch, a brotherhood defending the kingdom against legendary creatures of the North.

The series is generally perceived as a sort of medieval realism. George R.R. Martin set out to make the story feel more like historical fiction than contemporary fantasy, with less magic and sorcery and more on political intrigue, and the characters. But legend, imaginary animals like dragons and magic are very present in the serie.

I like this serie because themes are interesting like the abolition of the slavery, the conquest of new kingdoms, the threat of supernatural characters. Although it is a famous serie, it stays a beautiful series with stunning scenery, well-turned intrigues even if sometimes it is very violent and inappropriate for young people. Each episode is captivating, the characters are very neat and very well played by the actors (I am unable to determine the best), and the plot never runs out, on the contrary it grows with the seasons.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novel by the scottisch author: Robert Louis Stevenson, published in 1886. This story is also knowing as the Strange Case Of Jekyll Hyde, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or Jekyll and Hyde.

The story takes place in London in the 18th century.  One night, Mr Utterson, and his friend Mr Enfield walk the streets of the city. They pass in front of a door that reminds Mr Enfield of a strange fact he witnessed: the attack of a young girl by a man named Mr Hyde, a man with a repulsive appearance. Later, Mr Utterson learns that Mr Hyde is linked to one of his close friends, Dr Jekyll. Latter sent him a strange testament in which he declares to give the whole of his fortune to his friend Mr Hyde after his death. Dr Jekyll is a beloved and appreciated character but he will change his behavior and become lonely and withdrawn. Mrs Utterson will be close to Dr Jeckyll to try to understand. the murder of a politically influential person has just been committed and Jekyll’s cane was found at the scene of the attack. Utterson is getting more and more worried. One day, one of their mutual friends, Dr Lanyon, dies quickly without anyone knowing what killed him. On the evening of his funeral, Utterson discovers a letter written by Lanyon that he can’t open until Jekyll’s death. Later, Poole, Jekyll’s faithful master of the house, came to look for the notary because all the servants were terrified by the doctor’s behaviour: he remained confined in his office. The notary goes to the doctor and discovers Hyde’s body. Utterson finds a letter that Jekyll addressed to him in which he asks him to read the letter written by Lanyon. All the work of Dr Jekyll is detailed: by drinking a potion, he managed to separate his soul into two parts, one good, the other bad. But the bad side, Ms Hyde, got the better of the good Jekyll and he can’t go back to what he was. The doctor declares that he prefers death rather than being the incarnation of devil. Utterson keeps all this information secret.

I think that the using of gothic element in this story is important and interessant because it reinforce the atmosphere. The scene takes at night, in confined place, Dr Jeckyll transgressing the moral code. This story inspires wonder and admiration but also the fear and amazement to think that we have a monstrous part.

The Zookerper’s Wife

The Zookerper’s Wife

The Zookerper’s Wife is a novel inspired of a real story, wrote by Diane Ackerman. The bokk was adapt in cinema by Niki Caro in 2017.

Diane Ackerman was born in 1948 in Ilinois in United States. She is a poet, an essayist and a novelist. She worked for many Univerties like Columbia or Pittsburgh. She is a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She had a Guggenheim bourse. She is married with the novelist Paul West. She lives in Athaca in the States of New York. In 2012 she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for One Hundred Names For Love. The Zookerper’s Wife received an Orion book Award in 2008. Ackerman had three bestsellers: The Human Age (2014), The Zookerper’s Wife (2008), A Natural History Of The Sens (1999). She is a member of The NEw York Institute for the Humanities.

During the Nazis occupation in Poland, the director of the Warsaw zoo, Jan Zabinsky and his wife Antonina hid almost 300 people, mainly Jews evaxuated from the guetto. They hid them in the basement of their villa and of the zoo. Germans ner found out. Six million Europeans Jews died during the genocide organized by the Nazis. All the people hid by the Zabinsky exept two survived. The Shoah Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem honoured this couple with the tittle of Rigtousness among Nation, attributed to those who had rescuded Jews during the Second World War. Niki Caro said that she « didn’t want to make a film about the Holocaust but it was different. Most of our war films deal with men. But it’s talking women, children and animals and I’m very interested in that ». While Jan was often absent because he was engaged in the Polish Resistance, it was Antonina who tooks care of their guest with the animal compagny including a piglet, an otter and a badger. Nazi Germans were always deployed in the zoo. Helping jews enven offering water was punished by the death in this time. Antonina played an air of piano to warned her guests when the Nazis approached so that they could escaped by underground tunnels.            The Zookerper’s Wife is an astonishing book. In first his form looks like a docu-fiction. The book mixed fictionnal passage with descriptive narrations. It’s based on Antonina’ diary and Jan’s interviews.

I really liked this book that tells us the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinsky: two ordinary people who became real heros during the Holocaust. They showed their curage and their strong-willed in saving more than 300 Jews of the death while they trying to live. We can see the destruction of the zoo and the power of Germans Nazis. Zabinsky uses the structure of the zoo to hide people. This books makes us see History differently. It’s a book that must to be read.

 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twistor the Parisch Boy’s Progressis Charles Dickens second novel and was published as a serial between 1837 and 1939.

Charles Dickens was born in Porthsmouth in Englan on Februar 1812. He is consider like the greates novelist of the Victorian Age. He lived in larg family. But they joinged the father in london, they lived on big poverty and Charles Dickens stopped his studies. When he was twelves, he was employed in sheeting factory. This nostalgia for happy and pure childhood, this obsession with hunger and poverty are themes and real feelings that are found in his work. In 1833 he made his debut as a writer in newspapers and tale magazines in the popular districts of London. It was in 1836 that his first book of tales « Les esquisses de Boz » (Boz being his pseudonym) appeared. From 1837 he began to reveal his talent with « The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick », his success was immediate. Between writing and great journeys, Charles Dickens is prolific and inspired. It was at this time that he married Catherine Hogarth.All of Charles Dickens’ novels will be published monthly or weekly. Overworked and very nervous, Charles Dickens does not merge and his health suffers. On June 9, 1865, he had a terrible and serious railway accident that physically diminished him. The same day, five years later, he died.

In the film Oliver was born and raised into a life of poverty in wokhouse around London. He is an orphan beacuse his mother died during his birth. Because he is poor he must live in a workhouse, it’s the new poor laws. It replace the old poor law that appear in the XVI century. This law was a poor relief to help paupers. this system changed with the new poor laws, pauppers were instead in workhouse. It was an institution where people did unpaid work and had food and accomodation in return. So Oliver Twist spends the first nine years of his life in a baby farm int the care of Mrs Mann. Around of Oliver’s nine birthday, Mr Bumble, the parish beable puts him to work in a workhouse. He lived there with very little food for six months. One day he asked more food with the famous request: « Please, sir, I want some more ». After many adventures, he finds him in London where he met Jack Pawkins, a joung pickpocket. This boys invites Oliver Twist in his band. Jack, Bill, Nancy and other stole in London streetfor Fagin. They took Oliver with them but one day the thieft turned badly and Oliver is arrest by the police. The man who was stole, he helped Oliver Twist to go out the police and they lived together. But Fagin found him and force him to stole the old man. After some times and adventures Fagin was arrested and Oliver found the old man.

In this example of social novel, Dickens satiries the hypocrisies, includng child labour, the recrutement of chidren as criminals and the presence of chidren in the street

Outlander

Outlander

Outlander is a drama television series based upon Diana Gabaldon’s historical time travel book series of the same name. The serie is developed by Ronald D. Moore and producted by Sony Pictures Television. The show premiered an August 2014. 6 seasons are planned.

Diana Gabaldon (1 952-x) is an american author and a profesor. Her books merge multiple genre like historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science-fiction. Her notableworlks is Outlander, Lord John.

Ronald Dowl Moore (1 964-x) is an american screenwriter and television producer. He is best know for his work on Star Trek, on the re-imagined Battlestar Galatica Tv serie for which he won a peabody Award  for  Outlander.

Outlander means that a person who arriv accidently in a place or who arrive in new country. Caitrona Balfe as Claire Randall is marriedto Frank Randall. She is a nurse during the World War II. In 1946 she is going on a trip in Scotland with her husband. But she is carried back in time to the XVIII century. She falls in a group of rebel Scottish Highlanders from Clan McKenzie. She met the Captain Jonathan Black Jack Randall, Frank’s ancestor. She marries Jamie Fraser, out of necessity, but they quickly fall in love. She knows what is going to happen in the future. She knows that the Jacobit cause is doomed to fail, Claire tries to warn against pursuing a rebelion. With Jamie, she tryes to changes the future.

This story is fascinated because it’s makes by intrigue, witchcraft, a temporal travel and a incredible love triangle. It’s a mix between Downtown Abbey and Games Of Thrones. The heroin is stunning. She gave way in a very male society and knows make essential in Scotland thanks her medical knowledges. She is very courageous and feminist, she defend woman. The costumes and decors was very realistic and beautiful. I like this serie because she mix the history, the fiction and love. The idea of travels into the time it’s a great idea. I advise this series for those who likes the Scottish history and the loving plot.

War Horse

War Horse

It’s a film by Steven Spielberg in 2 011, it’s adapted from the novel of the same name by Micheal Morpugo in 1 982. The scriptwas written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis. It’s a drama and historical film.

Micheal Morpugo(1 943-x) is a writter for the children most of the time. His most important works is War Horse, Why the Whales Came, Private Peaceful. Many of this works were given him prizes and awards.

Steven Spielberg (1 946-x) is an American filmaker. He is considered one of the foundingpoineers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular director and producers in film history. His best-know films are Jaws, Indianna Jones, E.T the extra-terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List.

Albert lives with his parent, they rent a farm. They need a new horse so Albert and his father are going to buy a new one but it isn’t capable at working in farm. They bought him to do competion. with the owner of the farm. Albert have a big complicity with the horse. He managed to make work of the horse ,Joey, in the farm. But the first world war start and the horse was sold to the cavalery and send in trenchees. Albert is too young to enlist right now, aftersome time he enlist in order to find Joey. By many adventures, the horse end up in deutsch army. But at the end of the warJoey and Joey meet again.

This film give a tribute to 8 Million of horses killed durring WWI. Il like this film because it is full of emotions, it is very sad ans funy. The film allows characters to meet each others in a moment of their lifes at some point of the history. Some scene of this film recall Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg, it’s natural because Steven Spielberg like to study the WWI. I thing that the characters and decors are beautiful like the soundtrack realized by John Williams.

 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This story was a romantic story. This book was published in 1813 and it was written by Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in 16 December 1775 in Steventon in England. While Austen write a great deal about marriage but she never married or had children herself. She died on July 1817

Mr and Mrs Bennett have 5 daughter to marry. Because in 18 century all girl must be married to be more respected and have a better place in society. The five girls are: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary,Kitty and Lydia.                                                                                               A rich man:Mr Bingley comes live next door to the Bennett Family. Elizabeth fall in love to Mr Bingley during a ball.                                                                                              Bennett’s family meet the best friend of Mr Bingley who is Mr Darcy. Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy are totally contrary. Mr Bingley is handsome, dynamic and very sociable in contrary Mr Darcy is arrogant, cold, distant and unsociable. Jane and Mr Darcy are going to love each other but it’s going to take time because Jane would not be married and She is very different to Mr Darcy.                                                                                                              Lydia run away with Wickham who is a soldier. And gets married with him.                      The characters found their soulmate but it was complicated. Because the society imposes social rules for the marriage and other character complicated stories

Even if we studied it in class, I liked well this novel because it’s describes society of the 18 century with realism. The story is about love, marriage, money and class. In 18 century the marriage is necessary to have a good financial situation and a better place in society

The road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road was written by Cormac McCarthy in 2006. It’s science-fiction novel.

Cormac McCarthy was born in 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). He has written 10 novels and he was working occasionally for tv. In 2007, he has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction for his novels: The road is his biggest success, rapidly this novel was adapted in film.

The scene take place in world which is destroyed. Big fires destroyed cities and campaigns. The nature has disappeared. All humans live alone, they are scared about other. The humans choose to be violent and egoistische. Two characters (a boy and his father) walk along a road to go to the Sud. The characters walk in a hostile and post-apocalyptic world. They feel menaced by other. They don’t have a lot of food and they drink water. They eat when they find food.The son is a child, he believes in the villains and in kind persons. The father is sick, so in last part of the novel he died. His son is obliged to live alone but a man find him. In this meeting he can see the start of new humanity. When they arrive to the sea they are disappointed beaucause  the sea is grey and polluted.

This story speak about the love between a son and his father .They desire to immortalize the memory and the culture in a world of darkness. I have liking this novels because I like science-fiction novels. It’s interested to see the human’s comportement after a catastrophe.  It is a metaphoric novel, the story talk about  an impossible quest, of the lost paradise, the humanity that destroys itself. This story represent the Human, we don’t know  that we are going to make and to be in future.

The Hound Of Baskervilles- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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The Hound Of Baskervilles

   The Hound Of Baskervilles is a british police novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, it was published for the first time in Strand Magazine in 1901.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in May 1859 in Edimbourg in Scotland. He was a doctor and a writer. He was famous for his novel and his short stories which stage the detective Sherlock Holmes. He has written books of science-fiction, historical novels, plays and poetries. He bacame a knight in October 1902 by the King Edouard II.

According toa legend a hound kills the members of Baskerville’s Family. The Doctor Mortimer informs Sherlock Holmes and Watsonof the death of Sir Charles Baskerville.They must protect Sir Henry Baskerville who comes from Canada to lives in family domain. Holmes stays septic about the surnaturel aspect of the investigation but the facts interest him. Holmes says that he must stay in London so he send Watson to watch over Sir Henry Baskerville. Watson go in the lande and investigate on the death of Sir Charles Baskerville. The detective and Watson are persuadate that the murderer is a man and not a hund. Thanks to their deductions, they are going to find the author of the murder.

I really liked this story, it’s an investigation but with fantastic what is not common. This book is funny and fascinating.

Dorine.l1

 

Before You

I saw Before You from Thea Sharrock with Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin. It’s an adaptation of the novel Before you from Jojo Moyes.

Jojo Moyes was born on 4 august 1969 in London.She is a journalist and a novelist since 2002. She get award twice fo her romantic novel. Her first novel is Sheltering rain.

Louisa Clark (Emilia Clark) was unemployed, she had never leave her city. To help her family she aggred to take a job for 6 months. She must take care of Will Trainor (Sam Clafin) who is a handicapped person. Before his accident Will loved his life: he had girlfriend, he made extrem sports but now he is unpleasant. Will doesn’t welcome her but Louisa persist. Will decided to end his life because his disease don’t change. Louisa decided to help him becoming happier. They are travelling but Will doesn’t return to his decision. And he died in Swiss, he gave money to Louisa to help her to realize her dream.

The message of this novel is that we must live with daring, we must overcomeour limits and make more than the minimal. The two main characters are totally different but they complet each other. It’s upsetting love story. At the end we can think that Will decide to not died. The end is suprissing. This story talks about love, the important of other people’s opinion and the right to choose to die when we have a important disease. Before You goes away of clasical love story

The Last Days Of Rabbit Hayes-Anna Mc Partlin

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes 

     The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes was wrote in 2 015 by Anna Mc Partlin.

Anna Mc Partlin was born in Dublin, in Ireland in 1972. She grew up with her aunt und her uncle. She studied marketing before working as comedian. She is married and she lives in Dubkin in Ireland

This stories speaks about the last days of Rabbit. Rabbit is Mia’s nickname, she is sick of breast cancer. Her parent,Jack and Molly, try to find solutions to save her. Mia’s family encourage her in her last days.

Davey and Grace, her brother and her sister, Juliet her daughter, and Marjorie her best friends and her parents ask themselves  on their life. There are many of flashbacks, all the characters speak about their memories, about their past. We see how the family prepar the death of her member.

Last years, my uncle died because he was sick of a cancer of lungs. This books help me to overcome this event. Thanks to this story I made a part of my mourning.

This stories is touching. The books makes feel many feeling. It’s funny and verry sad. This stories makes see the death differently.

 

Dorinel1

 

 

 

After by Anna Todd

Recently, I read After. The serie was publied in 5 tomes. These books were wrote by Anna Todd at first on Wattpad. This serie was publied in 2014 in U.S.A and in 2015 in France.

The story talhs about a romance between Hardi and Tessa. They are student in same Unervisity. They are really different. They will learn to love and hateeach other. They are going to come acrosse many events

I like this story because it is  contemporary. It’s a romance that many teens can understand. These books show me that life is not easy but you must continue to listen to your heart.

Dorine B