Monkey Gone To Heaven – The Pixies

The Pixies is band that was formed in 1986 in Boston. The predominant genre is pop/rock, and its style vary from alternative pop/rock,, alternative indie rock and college rock.



Monkey Gone to Heaven»‘s main theme is enviromentalism. The song mainly deals with man’s destruction of the ocean and «confusion of man’s place in the universe. «Monkey Gone to Heaven» includes references to numerology in the lyrics «If man is five/then the Devil is six/and God is seven». It’s a reference from what I understand to be Hebrew numerology, and I don’t know a lot about it or any of it really. I just remember someone telling me of the supposed fact that in the Hebrew language, especially in the Bible, you can find lots of references to man in the 5th and Satan in the 6th and God in the 7th, The line «monkey gone to heaveb» itself forms a basis for the song, which revolves around man’s relationship with the divine and environmentalism.




In process

Task 1:

Task 2: Copy this essay in your blog and add connectors.

Causes and Effects of Uncontrolled Urbanization

If you are an urban dweller, you may know the real meaning of urbanization. 1. However, this does not always indicate your sufficient insight in the “uncontrolled urbanization”  topic too. To form a causal chain, it is right to say that more jobs, more services in the urban side and absence of land in the countryside force people to migrate to larger cities which brings about uncontrolled urbanization. 2.Yet, some problems arise such as unemployment,inadequacy of infrastructure/services and some environmentally unwanted events as well as unpleasant demographic incidents.

3.After all, it is a good point to dig up the reasons for people to come to larger cities. First of all, by all accounts, cities are perceived to offer a wide variety of job opportunities on the grounds that there are very different branches of  businesses in cities. Inasmuch as unemployment level is hugely high in the rural areas and the work is only about farming in contrast to countless business sectors in chief cities, more and more people choose searching for their chances in the metropolis.

4. Here it comes another significant reason: There are better services in cities. As a matter of fact, transportation is extremely developed so as to make use of time efficiently. Medical services are supported with the latest technological improvements, there are unbelievably modern hospitals. 5. In addition, education is taken into account seriously. There are very high-quality schools with excellent teachers, teaching with up-to-date techniques. None of these can be found in the rural areas, at this stage.

6. Between factors causing migration to big cities, there is a strong push factor stemming from absence of enough land. It would be very hard and useless to cultivate the land if it is too small to make an agricultural production. One important thing triggers this incident increasingly during the last years; namely, division of land. To explain, in the rural areas when someone dies, the inheritance would usually be the land. 7. Therefore, the land is divided into many parts due to the fact that in the countryside it is common to have lots of children and they all have rights to take one part of the inherited land. 8. But, what they get are useless small lands rather than a gigantic land which is capable of making a great deal of agricultural production itself. The inability to do the only thing, farming, again brings about migration to big cities with the hopes of making money.

As mentioned earlier, all these facts and figures necessitate uncontrolled urbanization, in the midst of the causal chain. 9. But, what are the side effects and drawbacks of this growth?



Fill in the blank spaces with connectors such as: whereas, but, although, however, despite

  1. Dave smokes … he seems to be in good health.
  2. I couldn’t sleep … I was tired.
  3. Kate never learnt Spanish … she lived in Spain many years.
  4. It was raining very heavily … they continued the match.
  5. Some people enjoy city life … others prefer the quiet of the country.
  6. … Jon won the race, he didn’t feel happy.
  7. She was very intelligent … she pretended not to understand.

The end

In my opinion the idea of doing an E- portfolio was a instance to learn a little more about what we can do with different tools. I used this space to open and to be more creative than in any other test or work in class. I really liked the way I found new things I didnt know I could connect with. So in conclusion, I hope everyone who reads all my work, could take something that was enjoyable or something to learn.


Loss of innocence

The conflict of «The Destructors» is primarily man vs. society. The boys have had their innocence stripped by the events of World War II. They use their imagination to reconstruct scenes of violence, demonstrating the influence of their environment on them. The bombed out area in which they meet symbolizes this. The first thing that came into my mind when thinking about The Destructors was the city of berlin after the war. I immediately connected the feelings of the people living this situation with the kids in the destructors. Here it is also the conflict between man vs society, they have taken lives because of this conflict and also the place where thousands of people lived. By this they have destroyed society. I think that many kids that lived this situation may have loss that innocence the gang in “The Destructors” did.

Rooms and my own Room

I can connect the poem to my room. My room makes me feel comfortable is the place where I think and I make reflections about my life. Everything that is in there is crucial to my personal comfort if something is moved or misplaced I automatically recognised it. I Believe that every room is a world there are certain things which  characterize each of us. Also it represents our personalities. If
A room is gloomy, light is very soft and it is barely seen the sunlight for it means the person is constantly sad and little bit shy. Although if the room is full of colours it has pictures sometimes frames it means for me that, the one who owns the room is very cheerfully, extrovert. In my particular case my room is a mix of things, it has a very soft light and sun barely enters but the color is a light blue which brings me happiness and there are lots of pictures of me and my friends.


The “The Death Bed” by Siegfried Sassoon “Soldier Rest” by Sir Walter Scott andA war poet is a poet who participates in a war and writes about his experiences, or a non-combatant who write poems about war. While the term is applied especially to those who served during World War I, the term can be applied to a poet of any nationality writing about any war “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen are three poems that tackle the same main theme War Poetry. This term is associated with a poet who participates in a war and writes about his experiences, or a non-combatant who write poems about war. While the term is applied especially to those who served during World War I, the term can be applied to a poet of any nationality writing about any war. In my opinion I cannot connect this to my daily life, I have never lived through a war in my life the only thing i can connect is the trauma that is left after the war. Soldiers live with a trauma after war and I believe that everyone has their own traumas and that they are very hard to overcome. For example I remember a series called Sherlock which is clearly seen the trauma left in one of the protagonists Dr watson:

Here is a video clip showing it.




(1929) The Lady In The Looking Glass: A Reflection and Alice in Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass (1871)


After reading this story the first thing that came into my mind was the second book  about alice in wonderland. This story it’s all about reflections. In the story by Virginia Woolf, it

describes the images reflected in a mirror situated in a woman’s dressing room, providing a glimpse of the furnishings of her life. It makes you feel she is in a parallel world and there is when the comparison with the movie goes. Alice Through the Looking Glass tells the tale of Alice who enters a parallel universe where the common sense laws that she had grown to take for granted no longer apply. She strives with admirable patience and persistence to achieve new understandings but is constrained as much as she is enlightened by her efforts to reconcile new experiences with her old world view. Also the two protagonists are women which fight with difficulties in their lives. This two stories also have in common that nothing makes sense, everything is confusing and it is complicated to interpret. Everyone has their own interpretation. What I found rare about this two stories is that they were published
with a lot of difference of years, and they have lot of resemblance.



The Hollow of the Three Hills and The Haunting of Hill House: Gothic Elements

In The Hollow of the Three Hills by Nathaniel Hawthorne we have the theme of sacrifice, death, regret, guilt, desperation and bravery.
Hill house is a series which contains certain elements. Supernatural elements of Hill House are real paranormal manifestations and happenings in the characters’ minds. The trick is to read carefully and find out which is which.

The two of them have things in common, I am not talking only about the themes but the Imagery. As The Hollow of the Three Hills is a poem it only contain imagery which we can imagine the situation and the fear that provoked, in the case of the film The Haunting of Hill House has short video trailers which we can see the same imagery that Hawthorne transmits Both of them left the reader or the viewer with the same uncomfortable emotion.

Hawthorne uses dark descriptive imagery to draw in his audience into the ambiguous and mysterious setting that characterizes this Gothic fairytale. From the get-go, Hawthorne clearly depicts the darkness, mystery, and evil of the world.


“Home is so sad” is Connected to “Missing Home” and in my personal life there is a song called “Don’t Worry Baby” from the “Beach Boys” and it reminds me from the time where me and my family had a country side on Lobos, Buenos Aires. Also I can connect this feeling to the poem ode of melancholy, and as the poem says is a good nostalgic is something I really like to remember and I miss.

Video of the song

This song still is one of my favourites and I listen to it constantly. And this two poems reminds me a lot to the events of my childhood y lived in Lobos.

As the song tittle is “Don’t worry baby” I connect that feeling of relaxation of good vibes to the feeling of nostalgic. I believe they have a lot in common those feelings because they can connect to each other.  For example I feel nostalgic to my countryside and the memories I have there are pure, full of relaxation, being in the pool or being in a chair under the sun in a lovely day. The lyrics to the song goes

“Well it’s been building up inside of me
For oh I don’t know how long
I don’t know why
But I keep thinking
Something’s bound to go wrong
But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize
And she says «don’t worry, baby»
Don’t worry, baby
Don’t worry, baby
Everything will turn out alright
Don’t worry, baby
Don’t worry, baby
Don’t worry, baby
I guess I should’ve kept my mouth shut
When I started to brag about my car
But I can’t back down now because
I pushed the other guys too far
She makes me come alive
And makes me wanna drive
When she says «don’t worry, baby»
Don’t worry, baby
Don’t worry, baby
Everything will turn out alright

When they say “everything will turn out alright” Is the moment when I feel nostalgia, I interprete, for knowing the song and listening to it for many years, that although a lot of things change for good or bad everything at the end is going to be alright