Rhetorical Analysis 1-Brave New World

a. “But at your age, Lenina! No, it really won’t do. And you know how strongly the D.H.C. objects to anything intense or long-drawn. Four months of Henry Foster, without having another man–why, he’d be furious if he knew . . .” (27)

b. This is an example of hyperbole which is an exaggeration for effect. 

c. This passage shows the reader the way in which the people of the society in the story think. Monogamy is frowned upon. They encourage sexual relations starting at an exaggerated young age with many, many different people.

d. This book was written around the 1940s when people were just starting to accept people who had affairs apart from their significant other and women were just starting to not just be someone’s property. The author foresaw this image of monogamy losing it’s value and sexuality getting out of control. He exaggerates the effects of giving people the freedom to an open love life to get the reader to think about the possibility of this happening in real life. Although it is not to this extremity, we see this in our society today. Monogamy is not something expected in a relationship because of the popular thought of how having many partners makes a man “cool”.


Can money really buy happiness?

It has been said for many, many years. “Money can’t buy you happiness.” But is this statement very true?

image1A two dollar bill can amaze anyone because they aren’t seen very often. When you actually get your hands on one, your first instinct is to keep it safe somewhere and never actually spend it. Why do you think this is? Could it be that simply being able to say “I have a two dollar bill” brings satisfaction or maybe even happiness?

If you were to receive a million dollars you would probably be extremely happy. If you were to lose a million dollars you would be very angry. For some people it doesn’t even have to be a million dollars; the same feelings would happen if it were only one or two.

image2Money can also be spent on things that can make you happy. For example, pizza. If I could eat pizza for the rest of my life, I would. But it costs money.

image4image3This is Simba. I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy as I was the moment I got him. Of course, he costed money. Without money, I would have never met the love of my life.


This girl started working at age 16 to finally be able to make her own money and buy anything her heart desired. Although she later found out that working is way harder than she thought, she still works every weekend. She hates her job very, very much but finds it all to be very worth it every other Friday when she holds her check in her hands.



Along with the happiness that comes from the things we spend our hard, earned  money on comes feeling of distress, guilt, anger, and depression when these things break or get lost. We start thinking of what we’re going to have to go through to replace or repair.

image5 The girl who once owned this phone was literally in tears when someone threw her phone across the room and later found it in pieces but was very happy when she got the money to get a new phone.

For the most part, the answer is yes; money can buy happiness. But to a certain extent. Too much money or an inaccurate version of happiness can also play in to part.



Heath Ledger, who many know as the Joker from The Dark Knight, was found dead on January 22, 2008 in his apartment from combined drug toxicity and is suspected to be a victim of suicide.

robin_williams_tribute_by_emilystepp-d7ut3q0Robin Williams, a well known actor, was found dead on August 11, 2014 due to suicide.

These celebrities, along with many more who fell in to suicide, were very wealthy. So why weren’t they happy? It could have been many things.

Money does not guarantee eternal happiness and is not the cure to mental illnesses such as depression or addiction.

There are many more sides to happiness than what we get from materialistic things. Money can only buy a temporary happiness.

The most important kind of happiness we can have is the kind that money can not buy.




Photography Project Proposal

This six weeks we have to choose a topic for a photo essay. While researching possible topics, I came across “Can money buy you happiness?”. This caught my attention because it reminded me of a song called “Buy me a boat” by Chris Janson. He says, “You know everybody says money can’t but happiness but it can buy me a boat. It could buy me a truck to pull it…” And he goes on to explain things that money can buy that is equivalent to happiness. Therefore, I thought it might be interesting to get different people’s points of view on happiness and how money can give you happiness. I will argue on how money can get you a temporary happiness but it can’t give you an eternal or complete happiness.

I will use pictures of the people I ask about happiness. I will also take pictures of people selling things or unhappy people because they couldn’t buy something. Also, screenshots of online shopping websites of certain popular items people might buy. 

A good photo essay includes different views, many different examples, any citations from websites, common, real life issues, specific pictures, quotes, and opinions on your topic.


Catapult Project – Natalie Cerda and Alan Gomez

We were studying projectile motion which is the form of motion in which an object or particle is launched or shot and the only force working on it’s motion it gravity in which it moves in a curved, downward path. The purpose of this catapult lab was to better understand how it works and what it means. Our goal was to set a target and make calculations to which would help us
land our ball on the target. At first, we couldn’t get our original catapult to work at all so we borrowed Giovanna’s catapult.


  • 12 sticks
  • A spoon
  • 3 rubberbands
  • Hot glue
  • A small ball



  1. Lined the catapult with the protracted to measure the angles
  2. Put the catapult at 0 cm on the meter stick
  3. Pulled the catapult back and measured the angle the lever was at
  4. Launched the cork
  5. Timed its aerial flight
  6. Measure the distance it landed at
  7. Repeated 3x for 3 different angles
  8. Calculate averages for each category by adding them all up and dividing by 9
  9. Find the percent error