Thursday, December 22, 2005

List of language arts-related careers

short list of English major-related jons/careers:

Editor, Film or Video
Literary Agent
Radio and TV Commentator
Editor, Magazine
Radio and TV Newscaster
Administrative Assistant
Editor, News
Lobbyist (go figure)
Reading Consultant
Editor, Newspaper
Magazine Writer
Advertising Copywriter
Editor, Publications
Editor, Publications Scientific
Manuscript Reader
Editor, Writer
Retail Sales
Attorney (fancy way of talking)
Editorial Assistant
Marketing Writer
Education Specialist (teacher)
Mass Media Assistant
Scientific Writer
Entertainment Agent
Media Planner
Script Reader
Book Critic
Business Manager
Foreign Correspondent
Circulation Assistant
Freelance Writer/Consultant
Special Events Coordinator
Greeting Card Writer
Paralegal Assistant
Speech Writer
Sports Writer
Comedy Writer
Communications Manager
Human Resource Specialist
Talent Agent
Congressional Aide
Human Service Practitioner
Information Abstractor/Indexer
Product Manager
Technical Consultant
Program Manager
Technical Writer
Book critic
Interior Designer
Training Specialist
Crossword Puzzle Designer
Interpretor & Translator
Investment Counselor/Manager
Public Administrator
Customer Service Representative
Journalist, Newspaper/Magazine/Broadcast
Public Relations Specialist
Video Scriptwriter/Producer
Desktop Publisher
Labor Relations Specialist
Public Speaker
Publicity Assistant
Documentation Specialist
Publishing Assistant

and, best of all,
(this includes novelists, fiction and non-fiction, as well as poets)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Lord of the Flies

Ever wish you could get As without reading the books in school?

well, you're in luck.

Here i have compiled my expertise into a manageable, very short summary, useful and concise, unlike some versions I found (i mean, really. One had as many pages of notes as the book had for the story!)

Lord of the Flies contains numerous characters, all of which are young boys. The most important characters in the novel are listed below, with a short description.


Ralph is twelve years old with blond hair, and is the most charismatic of the group. He is described as being built "like a boxer," and is initially chosen as leader due to his many positive qualities. He maintains a conflict with Jack throughout the entire novel, attempting to keep order whereas Jack isn't concerned with it. Ralph and Piggy together represent the struggle for order and democracy.


Jack is about Ralph's age, with a skinnier build and red hair. His freckled face is described as being "ugly without silliness." From the very beginning, he seems to harbor emotions of anger and savagery. At first, he is the leader of his choir group, who become hunters as the book progresses. Finally, his savage personality and ability to tell people wha they want to hear allows him to overtake Ralph as chief.


Piggy is a short and overweight boy who wears glasses and represents order and democracy. He is afflicted with asmtha and doesn't care to do strenuous work on the island. He tries very hard to cling to civilization, and tries his best to keep peace. While probably the smartest boy on the island, he lacks any social skills whatsoever, and has trouble communicating or fitting in with the others. His glasses are a very important part of the book, as they are used over and over to start fires. Piggy's constant polishing of them shows his desire for clear-sightedness and civilization.


Simon is younger than the three boys above, but older than other littluns. He is very good and pure, and has the most positive outlook. He insist multiple times that they will get rescued, even when Ralph is strongly doubting the possibility. Simon often travels into his tranquil spot in the jungle, but also tries to help out when it is needed. He meets up with a pig's head skewered on a stick, which becomes known as the Lord of the Flies. Simon is killed soon afterward by all of the other boys who were caught up in a savage dance.


A small boy with dirty and shaggy black hair, Roger represents pure evil and wrongness, moreso even than Jack. He has no mercy, and is the first one to intentionally kill another boy on the island when he smashed Piggy with a boulder. He gets sadistic pleasure from torturing a pig and other boys on the island. Roger is one of Jack's most loyal helpers, and gladly carries out his orders.

Sam and Eric

Sam and Eric are two young twins who always travel and do everything together. Without each other, they are incapable of very much. They represent reliance and unity, and because of this become like one person referred to as Samneric. While seemingly loyal to Ralph, they eventually give in to Jack's threats and join his tribe. While Ralph hoped otherwise, the twins in the end disclose Ralph's hiding spot to Jack. The loss of civilization led them to lose any real sense of loyalty to others.

More info will be added soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2005