Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March 10

Write about one term as it relates to the apocalyptic novel and films we are studying. Each table has a different term.

Northwest: Trust
Midwest: Decency
Southwest: Love

Northeast: Fear
Mideast: Hope
Southeast: Community


Write 200+ words about your single term, then showtime.

Tom Hardy as Max in Fury Road, out on May 15!

21 comments:

Jaeden Spurling said...

I think that the good guys have a lot of decency. Even though they didn't trust him at all when he first showed up, but they gave him the benefit of the doubt and the decency to trust him to get the big truck to haul the tank of gas. The bad guys the "humungus" they have absolutely no decency at all, they kill and do whatever they can to get what they want. They will rape, beat, and kill you for gas. They sit out and camp until someone leaves the site, they chase them down and kill them. That is what the world has done to them, they lost their humanity, and all the decency in their bodies and hearts. Even the guys that Max met that had the snake, he has more decency than any of the savages. Having decency means behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability. In a world they are living in, I’m not surprised how many of them don’t have any decency at all, I’m more surprised at how many do have decency. In a dead world, people become dead. Maybe not physically but mentally they are dead, no feelings, no guilt, no anything, just selfishness.

Dylan Decker said...

In this movie there is not much trust left in this world and that is because everybody is basically out for themselves. For example the bandit group is wanting to take over the oil but if they were to take over the oil nobody trusts eachother and pretty soon that will lead to a backlash in the community that they have. As for the group that max is with they are able to trust eachother for the most part and I think that is pretty cool because its got to be hard to trust someone these days. You also notice that the outlaws are acting like wild animals and I think thats what makes them so hard to trust eachother.

Morgen Burkman said...

The word Community relates to the novel and the movies we have been watching by the amount of people in the community. In the novel there isn’t many people in a community, everyone is pretty much on there own. In The Book of Eli, there are a few communities. Some more safe then others. The community that is in the desert is not very well controlled, and runs into many different problems. But the one that is behind gates, on lockdown, seems to be safer and more controlled. As we watched the first Mad Max, the communities seem to be more as one then they do in the second one. In the first movie the communities stick together when the Toecutter and his gang are around. But once his wife and child die it seems as if the world goes to hell. In the second Mad Max it starts to fall apart, more people are getting killed, and there is no control at all. Even in the good guys area. They don’t have any control over the people in the area, and when the bad guys come you can see that they don’t really know how to handle the situation.

Morgen Burkman

Anonymous said...

TRUST.....
In mad max, Max trusts no one. That is a bad deal because the people at the refinery need to stick together and trust that max can drive the tanker out without the bad guys trying to steal it. Yet max is only trying to leave with his car and his dog.
Jake Garner

Caleb Van Hemert said...

There is a lot of fear that is going on during this time of life on earth. There is fear of the bad motorcycle people that they will catch them and eat them. There is a fear that they won't be able to get the gas out of the community to the east coast. There is also the fear that they will run out of water and food and they will die. If they catch you they will rape you and that is a very scary thing to think about. There is also the fear that one of your own people will turn on you and give you to the bad guys for something. If the community starts to run out of food and water then they might start to fight for it. Max may want to leave the community so he dosen't have to deal with anyone betraying him. Max is a very self relient person and he knows how to fend for himself. There is fear in every aspect of this life and the good guys want to do everything they can do so that is dosen't complety destroy their lives.

Austin Sorenson said...

In the apocalyptic you need HOPE if you have no hope you have no reason to live everyone has a dream and if you keep the hope that someday this dream will happen you will be successful and by having hope the people in these situations push harder keep going and become who they never thought they could become and they will be amazed on how they could bring something that will be useful from material and stuff they wouldn't usually use and i think hope is huge you can only hope for a good ending and a great life but without that hope you are nothing just another person acting like their life is fine when in reality there is nothing pushing them forward to have them succeed so if you are reading this Have some hope because i really hope you do It will motivate you and keep you going throughout the long life you are destined to have. Its like the dad and the boy if the dad wouldn't have hope for his son to pull through the long weeks when they had no food but they hoped the would find food and the found some when they least thought they could find it and it was a lot of food and they were so pumped because it was a long journey to find that food so that would be one example of hope and there are many more with mad max and the giver and the road and so on and so forth.

Joshua White said...

The word fear can mean a lot but the word fear only has one definition. There is a lot of fear in The Road and in Mad Max and everywhere you go is bound and determined to have fear at one point. Everyone will experience fear but hopefully they experience happiness before fear and more happiness then fear. Fear to me would be stranded in the desert like max and low on gas I would then begin to fear what I would do next, I would be lost as in not know what to do and literally lost not knowing where I am and what would be ahead of me and what I possibly left behind me. Fear is a thing that should be experienced in life because if you experience fear than you will be prepared for the more furious times to come and you will then be able to handle situations like, be able to get through things like max, and hopefully make better choices sometimes like max. Max does whats good for him not whats good for others it seems like and that alone could be furious.

Zach Frantz said...

There is allot of love in the film. Everyone is trying to find someone or something that they love in the movies. They are all in love with different things some people are in love with each other and some are in love with the idea that they will do something great and good for others. We see the snake guy from the airplane starts to get feelings for the girl at the compound. But she doesn't feel the same way she has already has much love in her family at the compound and doesn't want to give it up. Max his love is trying to find peace within himself he want to do whatever he can to stop the bad guys who killed the family he loved dearly. The bad guys try to find love but they see love differently they are in love with the lives they live they are in love with the savage lifestyle they live. Its fun for them to get drunk rape people and just act like life is one big party. Love is all over but everyone see its differently than the person next to them but at the end of they day we all want to feel like we have someone or something there at the end of the day that makes us forget about our self and take us out of our bodies for awhile.

Zach Frantz said...

There is allot of love in the film. Everyone is trying to find someone or something that they love in the movies. They are all in love with different things some people are in love with each other and some are in love with the idea that they will do something great and good for others. We see the snake guy from the airplane starts to get feelings for the girl at the compound. But she doesn't feel the same way she has already has much love in her family at the compound and doesn't want to give it up. Max his love is trying to find peace within himself he want to do whatever he can to stop the bad guys who killed the family he loved dearly. The bad guys try to find love but they see love differently they are in love with the lives they live they are in love with the savage lifestyle they live. Its fun for them to get drunk rape people and just act like life is one big party. Love is all over but everyone see its differently than the person next to them but at the end of they day we all want to feel like we have someone or something there at the end of the day that makes us forget about our self and take us out of our bodies for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Kallie Folk
Trust! Trust in the novel is very important not only in the novel but also in the movies we have been watching. Trust is taken to a whole new level in the novel. You have to have trust in each other. The father has to trust the son and the son has to trust the father. If there was no trust then the father probably would have ate the boy, or maybe other way around. You have to put all your trust into that one person. Now trust in the movies is you most have. In Mad Max he had trust in his family and job. He lost all trust when his family was taken from him. Now in the second movie is you indeed need trust! When Max promised that he would get him back and had trust he would get gas in return. Didn't happen, or like when he went all the way back and got the truck for them. They trusted him with it all and he came back with the truck. Trust is an all over you must need you can't live without trust. If this world had no trust we wouldn’t have anything in this world.

Anonymous said...

Josh Bradley
In all these apocalyptic films and stuff we are watching and reading the word hope best says that all of the people in each novel and or movie will be able to survive. Also this means that they are hoping for everything to go well but really it wont happen because these apocalyptic novels and films are made to have some twist to them. Another thing is that they hope that almost all things go as planned and that doesn't happen in any of the films or novels we have read they always have an obstacle to face because they would never make an apocalyptic movie that everything goes as they hope it will. Lastly they hope that everyone will survive but that's not always true some people may not be able to survive the cold weather or the hot weather with no food or water so they would have heat stroke and maybe even die from the climate and no food. Also some of the people in these films hope it will just run smoothly with nothing to face but really they have something to face all the time.

Joe Irvine said...

Love. In any situation love in the apocolypse would be a very dangerous thing because it would cause you weakness and pain and people could use it against you to hurt you or get you to do something they want you to do if you want to do it or not. Love would also be very powerful it gives people a reason to fight a reason to want better for not only themselves but also for others in gives them a reason to pursurvier and not give up. Love would also give you someone you can rely on in any situation you know that there is atleast one person on you'r side to go threw the horrible world with you. Love could give you joy in the little things when nothing else gives you joy because there is almost nothing else with the world being chaos

taborr ellenbecker said...

There are a few communities in Mad Max, the main community that comes to my mind if the community that has all the gas that the other communities are trying to get. The community that is trying to get the gas from the other community are considered the bad guys because they have kill member of the good community so the good community knows that the bad community isn’t joking around.
The bad community is the type of community that seems like they would screw the good community over. I don’t remember what the bad community said they would do, I think they said they would protect them. Which I think is complete bull sh!t. The good community just wants to live the life they had been living not worried about anything else or anyone else. The good community wants to move 2000 miles away and I think that will be a very very hard thing to do with the bad community watching like a hawk. Max barely made it back to the good community’s camp with the truck he said he would get for them to hall the big tank of gas. I don’t think that they will get close to the place they want to go.

Kevin Bai said...

I got the term love, in the movie I can feel that Max used to in love with his family, but after his wife and son got killed, he changed, he became a very mad guy, then he turned his love to his car, and he almost go everywhere with his car. In the second movie of Mad Max, I saw that Max won't leave with out his car when those people catch him, and then he worked hard to finished the contract, and got his car back.

Kevin B.

Caleb Andree said...

Fear
Fear is when you are in the middle of something and you have something come come up at you and get that nervous feeling thro your body. Sometime you may feel cold and all wegley inside. some little girls and boys are scared of the dark and want their parents around to have a moment or comfort. All we need to stop that those fears is to have loving and caring person with you when you have time a fear in life

Riley Bennett said...

In Mad Max, not a lot can be seen as being decent. Everybody has gone against their moral compass and created a world without a conscience. If anything, the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max could be considered rabid. That being said, not everybody is indecent. The oasis in the wasteland, the Oil Compound, seems to be an actually decent place. The people are friendly (by apocalyptic standards) and they allow Max leave with his part of the bargain upheld. Decency is not plentiful in Mad Max, so I guess that you could call it a treasure in their world. In the movie, you can see that the oil compound is an unsafe place. This somewhat shows that decency is not safe in this part of the world. The marauders are constantly trying to break their barriers down and get to the oil that they have worked for. Many times in the story, you can see that the "decent people" are frightened by the sight of the bandits coming over the hills. I have also noticed that in every scene that Lord Humungus is shown, he tries to take advantage of the people in the compound. Lord Humungus does this by acting like he sympathizes with them. Obviously, this is a tempting ruse, but the citizens of the compound have no interest in giving their oil to the savages that await outside. Overall, I believe that the minuscule amount of decency left in Mad Max will prevail as it does in most movies.

zach thomas said...

Decency means to go with the flow of how others act or feel. In the movie the bad guys all have the same feeling for what they want or doing. Decency shows us how people will feel for each others beliefs and morals. In the book the boy and man believe they can get to where they are going without dying or being attacked by dumb people who want their flesh. Max shows the decency not to kill people unless they are against him and want to kill him. The people in the camp have decency because they try to protect their people and things they have inside their walls. They may have believe max was just stealing their gas but he wasn't he wanted to get the heck out of there so he did not have to deal with the bad guys. Max has tons of decency because no matter what he does he won’t hurt anyone unless they hurt him first. The guys that are trying to get the gas have very little decency. The bad guys will do anything to try and scare the tribe of people who got together after the apocalypse to protect one another. Max believes that everyone is equal to a certain extent. In the movie The One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest had no decency because they basically said that if you have a disability you should not be on the streets. The Giver has a little decency but not much because they want everyone to be equal but everyone has different opinions. Jonas in the book or movie has decency to not follow rules that are set in stone for their community but he is sometimes undecency to.

Taia Tupy said...

love is caring for one another through good and bad, being honest and showing sympathy for each other throw good and bad heartache and pain. loving each other no matter what happens to one another.

Andrew Alexander said...

This town is a community because it is a group of people living in the same place and have characteristic in common. In the first Mad Max he lives in a nice community where the bombs did not reach. In the second movie Max finds a community with walls. In the community max helps them defend an oil tanker and even goes out and gets a truck to pull the tanker. The community wants to take the tanker down to the coast where it will be safe and where they will possibly find another community to join and be safe from people. In The Book of Eli there are also communities but those communities are ran by a terrible person. These communities are a safe place to be but they are not because of the leader. In the end they find a safe community on an island. The people also have the same interest as Eli which is to get the book reproduced. In the road there are no communities but I think at the end the man and the boy will find a safe community to live in.

Alisha Elznic said...

Hope is a big thing that gets you through an apocalyptic. When there's no food, no shelter, nothing to stop harm from coming at you the one thing that can keep you alive and strop is HOPE. Hope is the reason why most people live so long in situations like that. There's a theory that as long as your mind tells you to stay strong and keep believing that it will get better than your body will stay strong and keep trying no matter how bad it gets. If you give up hope then what is their left to have. Once you give that up the rest of your body will slowly start to decay with it. In situations like this you HAVE to have hope and keep your head up high otherwise you can end up going down the wrong path. Just believe in yourself like the Dad and Son do in The Road. He still hopes to find food and warmth and I believe that's why he makes it so long without food. I believe that's why he makes it through those chilly nights with his son. Sure love, trust, decency, and courage have a little bit to do with how they survive as well but without hope there'd be nothing to drive them to that.

Jacob Leonard said...

The word decency means to have conformity to the recognized standard of property, good taste, modesty and so on. I think the good guys have lots of decency towards Max when he showed them how much getting fuel meant for him when he offered to get the tanker of gas, and then he, after getting ran off the road and receiving not so severe injuries, said he had no choice but to drive the rig. The Guys In White also showed decency by making their own little community inside this oil rig type compound. The bad guys, or dogs of war showed no decency whatsoever. They would chase down and kill people wit no common sense or reason, kill and rape them. They would also ride around like a bunch of hoonigans, and finally all they really cared about in the end was capturing the rig, which was eventually filled with tons of sand and gravel as the result of a carefully thought out plan by the leader of the Compound People.