(M)onthly(I)ndependent(B)ook(P)roject: Animal Farm- Post #2 March

Animal Farm


By George Orwell


Themes of Animal Farm In Propaganda And Political Cartoons



I decided to show the different themes of Animal Farm in a different manner then I would normally. I decided that I would show the themes of animal farm through propaganda drawings and political cartoons. I made a poster relating to the first theme, which was power corrupts all. The poster was a picture of a pig with a hat, with one of the quotes in the story that showed how because of ones power they feel the need to control everything in life. The quote was, Napoleon Is Always Right. I thought that this showed the soul purpose of the theme because of how if one develops an unhealthy friendship with greed and power, they usually want to be controlling over people, so they wont lose their power.

The second theme was drawn out by a political cartoon of three pigs, one rewriting a Seventh Commandment ( All animals are equal.) and changing it to ( All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.) The other two pigs are toasting to each other with a glass full of beer. I chose this symbol because it showed how the pigs were violating the  laws for their own purposes. I thought that this showed how animals could not be equal in Animal Farm because of how the pigs were bypassing the laws each time and were being hypocritical as well. This shows how because of one person feeling higher than another in society, they tend to believe that they can bypass the laws, which is completely incorrect.


Easybib: Van Der Kaap, Albert. “Animal Farm.” Histoforum. Internet, 18 Dec. 2011. Web. 08 Mar. 2016.

Wiki History. “Leon Trotsky.” Wikipedia. Internet, 1 Mar. 16. Web. 8 Mar. 16.

(M)onthly(I)ndependent(B)ook(P)roject: Animal Farm- Post #1 March

Animal Farm


By George Orwell


Brain Frame

Character Analysis

Character: Snowball

Animal: Pig

Significance to the Russian Revolutionary: Leader Leon Trotsky

Brain Frame: Categorizing and Comparing.


Snowball Character Analysis

Snowball is one of the main characters in animal farm, before he was driven out of the farm by the dogs. Snowball is a pig that believed in the equality of all animals, and that all humans should be overthrown. Snowball had begun the process of advising other animals to follow the ways of Old Major, fighting off Mr.Jones, and causing other animals to want to learn how to read and write. Snowball’s main traits as a character were that he was a leader, and for the cause of overthrowing the humans. Snowball also made the first army for the animals on Animal Farm. Snowball also planned to build the windmill, so it would benefit the animals on the farm. However, Snowball was exiled from Animal Farm by Napoleon, and was thought of as a traitor.
Leon Trotsky Character Analysis

Leon Trotsky was a political activist in Russia and was also a huge political figure during the revolution. During the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky was for the democratic party in Russia, until the Bolshevik party had come into power, which made Trotsky switch sides. Leon Trotsky then followed the leader of the party, who was Vladimir Lenin; Trotsky told the people of the new Soviet Union that communism is the only real way for life to prevail. Trotsky formed the Red Army and was made the head. He influenced outside countries to follow the communist government. After Lenin had died, Stalin ordered that Trotsky be exiled and then later assassinated in Mexico.

Easybib: Van Der Kaap, Albert. “Animal Farm.” Histoforum. Internet, 18 Dec. 2011. Web. 08 Mar. 2016.

Wiki History. “Leon Trotsky.” Wikipedia. Internet, 1 Mar. 16. Web. 8 Mar. 16.

(M)onthly(I)ndependent(B)ook(P)roject: The History Of The World In Bite Sized Chunks- Post #2 January


History Of The World


In Bite Sized Chunks


By Emma Marriot


Genre History

Trivia Of The World


Beginning of history to 450BC  

What was the first known civilization?

Where was the fertile crescent?

Were the hanging gardens built in Babylon or Assyria?

What is the earliest known Chinese civilization? Hint, it is the word for down.

When was the first Hindu scripture written?

450 BC to 450 AD 

What was the original name to the Persian Empire?

Where can you find most buddhist temples today?

What were three forms of Greek government?

From Greece to, blank, Alexander The Great conquered the land.

Who was the Roman general who turned the republic into an empire.

450 AD TO 1066 AD

What is the second most popular religion in the world?

What western European country did the Islamic empire conquer?

During the Golden Age of China, what dynasty ruled during the time?

Japan had simplified what language to form their writing system?

After Rome split in two, what empire had been founded in the east?

What civilization had first found North America?

What was the capital of the Aztec empire?

1066 AD to 1700

How many crusades were their and how long did the crusades last?

What civilization succeeded the byzantine empire?

What is the name for the military dictators that ruled Japan?

Who founded the Mongol empire?

Who conquered England?

What state in the US still speaks French as a second language, due to the New France territory.

What was the first of the 13 colonies?

1700 AD to 1945 AD 

Who drafted the declaration of independence?

How long did the revolutionary war last?

Who was the first king of Russia?

What was the old capital of Russia?

When were New Zealand and Australia found?

What was the other name for the Great War?

Why did Russia secede from World War 1?

What three countries were the main cause of world war 2?

What year did world war 2 end?

What year did Australia gain it’s independence?




Iraq and parts of Syria.


Xia Dynasty

1500 BC

Achademia  empire

Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos

Tyranny, Oligarchie, and Democracy


Julius Agustus Caesar




Chinese Writing

The Byzantine Empire

The Viking tribes of Scandinavia


9 Crusades, all summing up to 200 years of war.

The Ottomon Empire


Genghis Khan

William The Conquerer of Normandy



Thomas Jefferson

5 years

Peter The Great

St. Petersburg

In the 17th century

World War 1

Due to the Communist Revolution in Russia

Japan, Germany, and Italy




I decided to represent the book, The History Of The World In Bite Sized Chunks, by Emma Marriot, with a chance to learn while having fun. My decision was to make a whole novel into a game of trivia. Reading the brief history of the world allowed me to gain fun facts about different cultures that existed in history. Such as Japans writing system actually being from China, and the first communist union beginning in the  1920’s. Therefore, I thought, ” Why use a reference book when you can make it into a fun quiz; especially since I had access to all of the facts that I needed to make a trivia game anyways.”


Citations: O’marra, Michael. “The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks.”Goodreads. Goodreads.com, 1 Sept. 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.

(M)onthly(I)ndependent(B)ook(P)roject: The History Of The World In Bite Sized Chunks- #1 January


History Of The World


In Bite Sized Chunks




By Emma Marriot

Genre: Historical

After reading this historical reference book about the brief but long history of the world, I have learned more about the world quicker then I would have ever imagined. Besides the fact that the book was a reference book, I found it intriguing to learn so much about our world, and our history, in bite sized chunks. From the Mesopotamians in the fertile crescent, to the independence of Australia. I especially liked the book because of its interesting facts, learning about different civilization backgrounds, and reading a short, but descriptive history book.

What I thought made the book interesting, wasn’t just because I like learning about history, but also because the book included facts that were completely new to me. Learning previous history, I learned some facts that I didn’t know as much about, however, in this book, no matter how brief the segments in history were, I feel as if I learned facts that I would have never’ve known about. For example, the numerical system that we use today had been discovered, and adopted, from Arabia, however, recent evidence have shown that the numerical system is from north western India. I found that the facts were also correctly cited as well. At the end of the book I had found that all of the facts had been properly cited and were found from proper sources.

Besides interesting facts about how our world has evolved, the one way that civilizations had evolved was through the mixing of cultures. Civilizations of the world had started in Mesopotamia/ However, the Mesopotamians would die out and then spread all over the world. The book had given information starting from the very beginning of civilization. I thought it was interesting to learn about how different cultures had evolved and had developed into countries of great power over time. Something interesting that I found in the book was how language had also evolved amongst the world. Spanish, Portugese, and French, are all Latin based languages, and eventually english would be considered one as well. The book contained information that I knew only little of, however, in the end of the book, my knowledge of civilization had grown very strong.

Lastly, my favorite subject in the whole book is its shortness. Although the book was only 170 pages, I found it very informative and descriptive. For a brief history of the world being printed in bite sized segments in a 170 page book, i found it to be very interesting. The book might seem like a very impossible situation, but, if you look at the format of how history was arranged; which was only about one and a half pages per event in history. I thought of this idea crazy until I started to find more and more details in each new historical period. Also, the book was split by regions of geography, and then reordered them in historical the proper historical timeline. However, I dislike the fact that the book only reaches the point of 1945, instead of 2000. Besides the lacking information of the twentieth century, I found the book very interesting and intriguing.

In conclusion, the book was very descriptive and informative. It had the basics of the worlds history and the civilizations of the past, and current day. The book provided great facts of the past and were properly evident in the amount of citations. I now have a greater understanding of the past civilizations from this book, and it had left me wanting to know more about the given civilizations. I feel as if I would learn more about the worlds story through a short book, then reading a long book that is for a class instead of leisure.





Citations: O’marra, Michael. “The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks.”Goodreads. Goodreads.com, 1 Sept. 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.



(M)onthly(I)ndependent(B)ook(P)roject: Unbroken- December #1



By Laura Hillenbrand


The Beginning.


A boy came across a long road.

One road that submerged into two seperate roads.

One leading to a mountain and the other to a valley

full of desolate despare.

The boy walked on the path to the valley, curiosity controlling him.

With each growing step the boy took he found thoughts of hatred and

mischief. The boy continued on his journey until he saw the valley from the

top of the descent. He saw the land was barren and there was nothing for him.

The boy turned around and headed for the mountain, running faster than ever.

Eventually he reached the slope of the mountain and could see something emerging.

Something glowing and shimmering like gold, with the purest light to be seen.

When the boy reached the summit of his destination, he found the greatest treasure,

his dream.


Review: The poem was written in honor of Louis Zamperini, the olympic runner who had run the fastest 400 meter lap in history, and the main character of Unbroken, by Luara Hillenbrand. The poem summarizes his early beginnings in life. Living the life of a child thief who stole, fought, cheated, and lived the life of a criminal. Until, his elder brother, Peter Zamperini, had found Louis talent in running. Louis Zamperini was trained by his elder brother to become a great runner, eventually running for the United States in the 1936, Olympic games.

The Poem, shows his early life of being a thief and then changing his life’s course of destination by becoming a famous athelete and finding the greatest treasure of all which is having something that no one can take away from you which is glory.




BLT Communications, LLC. “Unbroken Movie Poster.” IMP Awards. IMP Awards, 16 Oct. 2014. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.


(M)onthly(I)ndependent(B)ook(P)roject: Paper Towns- October #2

Paper Towns






The gif is supposed to represent the time when Quenten Jacobsen and his friends started their adventure, when they found this message from Margo. To me I thought that this was the very beginning of the adventure to come for the group. Starting when they found the clues in Margo’s room that led them to an abandoned mini-mall, where they then found the message, “Once you go to the paper towns, youl’l never come back.” In my opinion I was mindset that this message was what gave Quenten the motivation to find Margo, and to continue his adventure. Eventually leading him to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Citations: Various Authors. “Robot Check.” Robot Check. Amazon, 2008-2015. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.

(M)onthly (I)ndependent (B)ook (P)roject: Hero On A Bicycle Poem, October #1

Hero On A Bicycle


By Shirley Hughes



The land lay scared with desolation and disaster.

The land lay with blood spilt that shouldn’t have been.

People and families migrating out of fear and loss,

yet still having something left that has not been taken

from the war.

The treasure that once was here had been taken from us,

and all the wealth it provided, taken by the gestapo’s gunpoint.

After the evil had left the land that once was flourished by vast

vineyards and faces of happiness.

Now that the shells stopped shooting and my bicycles return along with my

fathers. Although life will never be the same life has gotten sweeter

in taste and more bearable.


Review: The poem is supposed to show the main character, Paolo Crivelli’s, opinion at the end of the novel Hero On A Bicycle. The story reflects on paolos visualization of the German occupation in Florence, Italy. Bringing back memories and expieriences of the past. Reflecting on the past events in the falling action which eventually bringing the poem to the ending of the story with the happy events that had happened. Such as the end of the occupation, Palos father coming back, and his bicycle being returned.


Multiple Contributors. “Hero On A Bicycle.” Rev. of Good ReadsGood Reads.com several dates edited: 1+. Print.