Sibera

Sibera

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Illustrious Artist - Helena Segall

What I drew was a line of kids going to recess. I remember that when we where younger we had to walk in a single, straight, silent line. If we broke any of these rules we sometimes got penalized. For example, one day my class was going to recess, and my friend and I were talking. The teacher told us to be quiet, because we were interrupting other classes around us. Although, when she stopped us to tell us to be quiet I was in the middle of a sentence and after she was done giving us a warning I just finished my sentence. I got penalized and I didn't get to play around in recess that day. The reason that I drew this was because when I was reading the book there was one part that they said that they had to walk in groups of five people. They then were warned that if anyone went out of the line they would be shot without anyone noticing. I remembered of how we used to get penalized if we didn't do what our teacher told us to do in the line. To add, I think that they are too harsh in the people in the gulag, people would get killed for every single detail that they did wrong. I don't think that it is right to kill someone for stepping out of line.

9 comments:

  1. I really liked how you related how when we were small we would walk in straight and silent lines. I like this blog post because I can also relate to it because I went through the same scenario.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good job, it was really good how you related your life to the book, and what happened to you when you were really young. Your drawing was really detailed, and it was really good.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Helena,

    When I was a toddler, I was also penalized for not following the rules that teacher had told me to. In this case tho, I believe that the rules are much strict and the camp they are staying in, is based on rules. They are there to follow rules and learn how to. In that camp, they are trying to make the people scared and frightened by them. What if, one day they all decide to just to one little thing bad, and they are threatened to be killed? Would they kill all of them? I think they wouldn't because if they did, they would stop making profit. THey are doing it just to scare and make sure that they followed the rules.

    Nice drawing Helena!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bethany,
      Thank you for commenting on my post!

      I agree with you that the people that were in the gulag were there to follow the rules. I have no doubt about that. But don't you think that it is a bit over exaggerated to kill people just because they got maybe mistakenly out of line. You said that the authorities were maybe saying that just to scare the prisoners. Although what if one of them got out of line, and they did not kill him. The prisoners would understand that they were saying that just to scare them and they would stop taking the guard so seriously. Do you think that by doing that they are being over exaggerated or do you think they are correct?
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me!

      Delete
  4. Helena, I think that you did a great job in your drawing because I can really see what is going on in your picture because it is really clear. But something that I actually really liked from your post is how you didn't just draw something that is going on in the story or something that represents world war 2. You drew a picture of the part you could connect to in the book so I think that was really creative. In conclusion, your overall post is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Helena, I think your post was good, but it could be improved drastically. First of all, I liked how you drew an image, and how you rapidly put a scenario. I also liked how you how really described how they put you into lines when you were little. Overall that part was good. But, I think that you have added the way they were penalized, and how that was different. I think that you could have also added more details on what would happen on the book. I think that your post by being a little bit improved, it could be really good. I also recommend you to add pictures that relate to the scenario in the book. I think that it would help the reader understand more of what is happening in the book.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I felt that there were some part that did mach but some that did not in the book did the people in the line get penalized for being out of line or talking because if it were either it would connect well. also i felt that you did a great job on your post and that you did a really good job connecting it you a personal story.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hello Helena !
    I was scrolling through the blogposts and I was curious about your illustration so I stopped to read your blogpost. I like how you related something occurred in the book to something that us readers could relate to. When we were little , at school having straight lines was very important , at least for the teachers. Talking was prohibited , especially because we could disrupt other classes. If you talked you were punished.

    The difference is that the prisoners , could get killed if they talked or get out of their while walking. I agree , Gulag camps are harsh and unfair. Your post made make a connection that I didn't make while reading.
    Great Post !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. http://www.asianews.it/files/img/RUSSIA_-_Gulag.jpg This image , shows the prisoner in a straight line and not talking. This was the guards asked of the prisoners , or else they killed them

      Delete