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The Moving Finger by Edith Wharton

Born in 1862 and died in 1937
She was from USA
She used to write novels and short stories
She used to criticise the social and economical differences in society and the conflicts between society and our inner selves , trying to fit in society.
Characteristics of modernism:
-New paradigms
-The unconscious
-Stream of consciousness
-The last generation
-Make it new
-Imagism and vorticism
-The city
-The Jazz age
The uncanny
The uncanny is a psychological concept which refers to something that is strangely familiar, rather than simply mysterious. For example a doll, you seen her as a toy and something without life who is familiar, but then society or a text make you see that object like it has something strange ,close to be alive or human.

The Macabre
The macabre is the quality of having a ghastly atmosphere, it emphasizes the details and symbols of death.

Little Red Riding-Hood Rhyme by Roald Dahl with Mora and Nina

As a homework we were asked to read Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes and in class answer some questions about our favorite. If you are interested and want to read them, here I’ll leave you the link.

We have chosen Little Red Riding-Hood because of the courage that is shown by her in the rhyme, and also for its really unexpected and comic ending. In case you haven’t read it, this rhyme is about a girl who arrives at her grandma’s and what she doesn’t know is that the one who is waiting for her, IS NOT her grandma, but a wolf!

In the real story, she was saved by the hunter, and in this version, she kills the wolf herself and makes a coat of it. One similarity, is that she mentioned  like ‘What great ears you have, grandma’ , but she actually forgot to say ‘What big teeth you have’ and the wolf reminded her of it.

Cloak= a sleeveless outdoor overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders. Example: It was so cold that I had to put my cloak on.

Knickers= a woman’s or girl’s undergarment Example: She took the pistol from her knickers.