Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"That's a Lot of Death"

When I first posted my “tweethis” statement on Facebook I wondered how much feedback I would get simply because of the nature of the content (the personification of Death), but I received quite a bit of help (excluding my dad's comment that received the highest honor by becoming the title of this blog post).
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Not only did I ask them for feedback on my “tweethis” statement, but I asked them for any other modern interpretations of Death. Several people told me that I had a good idea, but most of the feedback was in the form of other interpretations of Death. I now have several ideas that I never would've thought of before. I not only received ideas from other books (Watership Down, A Christmas Carol), but ideas from mythology (Thanatos) and comic books (Thanos loves Death).

I received more feedback from my friend, Ashleigh and my cousin, Alexis (who I talk about, here). through old fashion conversation. They helped me straighten out my thesis. While, it’s still not perfect, it’s getting there. I also received feedback through the blog. Annalee gave me feedback on how to strengthen my thesis by being more specific.

This blog has been really interesting because we, as English majors, never get to see what our classmates our working on. Maybe we proofread something for someone, but we don’t get to watch our classmate’s progress. Reading about what others are doing has provided me with a new outlook on how I could possibly write a research paper. Jose’s is a good example. I don’t think I would ever try to compare a book to a movie in a paper in the way that he is. It’s really interesting and I’m excited to see how he does it.

Working together on this blog has shown me that it is a lot easier to work on a paper when you ask for support and advice from those around you.


  1. First of all, I love how you are able to link so many things in here. I need to learn how to do that.

    Second, I need to comment on your thesis. XD

  2. It's great to stop and realize stuff like this. It's encouraging! Thanks for your thoughts.