Thursday, January 17, 2008

Top Ten

Top Ten

1. Lieutenant Charles Hayden,
I picked him one because he is the main character and he is a sweet character. He is bold, kind, empathetic, also he makes a good leader, and he always does what he knows is best even if it goes against orders and also he looks out for others as well. Through out the book I fell like he started off as a flat character but as the book when on he became a round character.

2.) Mr. Wickham
I picked him for the second spot because he knows what he wants to do and he does it, and I like that about him. He is also brave like when he snuck over to the enemy ship to capture it and claim it fro Brittan, and he saved Charles Hayden’s life as well. He also is smart and has really good eyes; witch makes him very handy when it comes to looking for ships at night.

3.) It would have to be the first battle scene when Mr. Hayden first came aboard the Themis (the battle is between, the French and the British). I like this scene because it shows that Mr. Hayden is capable to lead a ship on his own, and it shows how he is brave, and he does not fear the enemy.

4.) I like the beginning of the book (the first chapter). I like it because it shows how Mr. Hayden will get his job and it shows what happened to the other first lieutenant. It also sets the mood of the book, witch is it is serious, and a mystery.

5.) I like the Part where Mr. Hayden, Hawthorn, and Mr. Wickham sail to the French island and see what there navy looks like, and how many ships they have. I like it because it shows how Mr. Hayden is calm and can make quick decision when he needs to, also it shows that they can work together at even the most life treating time.

6.) I like the battle scene where Mr. Hayden is partially captain of a ship when captain Bourne is going after some French ships and capture them. And I like this part because Mr. Hayden saw that the French had reinforced the ships with extra troops. So he tries to call off the attack but when that dose not work he steps up and goes and helps Bourne and saves his life.

7.) Mr. Philpott

I like him because he is a good lieutenant to Captain Bourne. Because he does not disagree with borne to put Mr. Hayden in charge of the Lucy. I also like him because he is loyal to his ship mates, and to his superiors. He is just like Mr. Wickham in the way that he is brave like him and just as eager to fight and take place in something great like him.

8.) Dr. Griffiths

I like him because he believes that the ship would be better off with Mr. Hayden then captain Heart, and I agree with him as well. Also he knows when to get involved in an issue and when not to. And if he does get involved he knows what side to be on and how to help that side. Also he is a kind and gentle man, and always wants to help in any way he can even thought he is a really old man.

9.) The crew

I like them because they are a good crew even thought they are about to mutiny the captain. But even with that they still do what they are told (to some extent), but they don’t have a good captain to lead them in to battle. And when heart gets mad he takes out on the crew, witch would push me to mutiny as well.

10.) Captain Heart

I do not like this man; I think he is scared and selfish. He does not ever want to engage in a battle, because he does not want his ship to be wrecked. Also when his lieutenants tell him that the crew is about to mutiny he just goes and punishes one of them or just blows it off. And he does not like Mr. Hayden because he knows that he could take his job. So he tries to get rid of him any way he can, and will punish any one who tries to help him.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Under Enemy Colors

post B

Dear lieutenant Charles Hayden,

I am wondering what your thinking was when you went in to enemy waters with a little boat that had no chance with the French frigate. I for sure thought you were going to be sunken or you were going to over take the French ship barely but it turns out I am wrong either way. But I like the quote where Bourne says “you penetrated their defenses when we did not.” Because I thought it was the coolest thing in the world when you snuck by them and then just owned them. Also I feel the same way you do when you found out that you killed over one hundred men on the French frigate. And what was captain heart doing when he was just randomly firing like that, and he hit you as well.

under enemy colors

Post A
Some vocabulary words are
1.)automation on page 247
1.the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.
2.a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator.
3.act or process of automating.
4.the state of being automated.

2.)dowager on page 248
1.a woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, esp. the widow of a king, duke, etc. (often used as an additional title to differentiate her from the wife of the present king, duke, etc.): a queen dowager; an empress dowager. elderly woman of stately dignity, esp. one of elevated social position: a wealthy dowager. –adjective
3.noting, pertaining to, or characteristic of a dowager: the dowager duchess; to prefer a dowager style of dress.

3.)incumbent on page 249
1.holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club.
2.obligatory (often fol. by on or upon): a duty incumbent upon me.
3.Archaic. resting, lying, leaning, or pressing on something: incumbent upon the cool grass. –noun
4.the holder of an office: The incumbent was challenged by a fusion candidate.
5.British. a person who holds an ecclesiastical benefice.

4.)ominous on page 251
1.portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds.
2.having the significance of an omen.

5.)formidable on page 251
1.causing fear, apprehension, or dread: a formidable opponent.
2.of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.; intimidating: a formidable problem.
3.arousing feelings of awe or admiration because of grandeur, strength, etc.
4.of great strength; forceful; powerful: formidable opposition to the proposal.

6.)cordage on page 254
1.fiber and wire ropes, lines, hawsers, etc., taken as a whole, esp. with reference to the rigging and other equipment of a vessel.
2.a quantity of wood measured in cords.

7.)comeuppance on page 262
an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved

A qoute that I thought was significant was
"A deck of eighteen-pounders at that rang will teach him a lesson long overdue."
This was said by captian Heart, and he said this about charles hayden. to me it shows that heart is not a good captian. Charles hayden only broke orders because he went to help captian bourne.

under enemy colors

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Under Enemy Colors

Dear Mr.Hayden

So what were you thinking when you were going to climb down the cliff? because i for sure thought some one was going to fall, and if you ask me i thought it was going to be Mr. Wickham. Also what do think caption hart was doing when he did not come for you when you went on to the enemy teritory, and then said that it was your fault for being in the wrong spot. Also when you were in the boat, did you think you were going to sink? Because i did and i t hought that you were going to be saved by the themis.

Under Enemy Colors

vocabulary words

1.)per·cus·sive Page234
of, pertaining to, or characterized by percussion.

2.)ac·qui·esce page 231
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.

3.)in·dig·ni·ty Page 231
an injury to a person's dignity; slighting or contemptuous treatment; humiliating affront, insult, or injury.
Obsolete. disgrace or disgraceful action.

4.)imploringly Page 231
in a beseeching manner; "'You must help me,' she said imploringly"

A Quote is "you must not misunderstand this, Mr. Hayden. Hart did not give a damn about Aldrich and pamphlets. this was a message to the crew."
I thought that this was a significant quote because he flogged (whiped) an inncoent man. And he dose it send a message to the crew that who ever think of talking to or help Mr. Hayden will be flogged.