Monday, January 26, 2015

Week 2: Famous Last Words

This week, has been just as crazy as the last. However, I am getting into the swing of things. Adjusting to new classes and figuring out what is expected of me and when the deadlines are, has always been a struggle for me. Regardless I am REALLY enjoying this class. It is forcing me to think critically as I read others posts and find flaw not only in their writing but my own. I have always thought of myself as a strong writer, but in technical writing. Storytelling and reflection are seldom writing styles I use, and it is nice to strengthen myself in other areas of writing.

On another note, classes are going well. I have gotten in the swing of things, so to speak and feel much less overwhelmed. As I always like to say, I’m “getting my life together” as I balance assignments, exams, readings and of course work.

I am truly very excited to see where this semester takes me. I have just got that gut feeling that I am going to really learn, and be successful this semester (knock on wood, ha ha).

A note on Ramayana:
This book is crazy. It is unlike anything I have ever read before.  The stories within the story are so entraining. It adds such a nice little flare to the reading, like little side notes. Honestly, at first I was worried about this book. I know nothing about India and this book was instantly discussing gods and goddesses and famous Indian characters. It was a little overwhelming. Yet, Narayan really finds a way to keep it simple enough for those of us, like me, who have no idea about the culture to keep up and understand.

I know I say this all the time, but I really am excited to dive into this class and, probably for the first time LEARN instead of regurgitate information. 

This image from Wikipedia, is kinda whats going on in my head: Everything

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this class is very interesting and I'm excited to learn more about Indian Epics. I was worried too when starting this class especially reading the book since I knew nothing about Indian stories. Narayan's Ramayana was easy to read after repeating the names a few times, the names were confusing to me at first but I got the hang of it. The stories were interesting but for some reason after reading the book, I didn't like Rama's character, even though the book was about him. I see Hanuman as the true character and not so much of him especially when he made Sita do the fire test. That was ridiculous.