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Hallowe’en around the World Emilia and Maja

We were learning how to use a blog and had to choose something scary. We chose to write about Halloween in different places around the world. Some of the traditions are similar but they’re all very interesting. We hope that this piece of writing will make people want to read it.

The first country we wrote about is Poland. In Poland the tradition tells that people buy flowers and candles and lay them on the graves of their family members or friends. It happens on the 1st and 2nd of November and it’s called “Wszystkich Swietych” which translates to ” All Saints Day. ”

The second place we have researched is Spain. In Spain during Hallowe’en people honour the dead members of their families or their friends. This feast is a happy celebration, so people make parties.

We also wrote about Indonesia. On Hallowe’en, people in Indonesia traditionally make a lot of noise, they say it helps to scare away the evil spirits. Therefore the next day people must stay quiet and can’t do any work.

The next country we’ve chosen is the United States of America.  In the USA on Hallowe’en we can see children dressing up in scary costumes. They go around houses and ask for sweets which is called trick-or-treat . However if children don’t get anything they do something bad to the house owners.

The last place we decide to write about is Scotland. During Hallowe’en  in Scotland, people do apple dooking, tell scary stories and many children dress up which is called guising. When they go around the houses they have to say a joke, dance or sing to get a treat.

In conclusion all the traditions are very interesting . They are quite different,  they are very fascinating and we would all like to take part in them.

Mystical tree and abandoned house by Artiom Ponkratenko [Licence: CC BY 2.0]

Mystical tree and abandoned house by Artiom Ponkratenko [Licence: CC BY 2.0]

Sources

All Saints’ Day in Poland, http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/poland/all-saints-day, accessed 17/11/2015

Hallowe’en in Spain, http://spainattractions.es/halloween-spain/, accessed 17/11/2015

Celebrating Hallowe’en in Indonesia, http://www.expat.or.id/info/halloween.html , accessed 17/11/2015

  Hallowe’en in United States,  http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/halloween , accessed  17/11/2015

Discussion with Mr. Kerr,  17/11/2015

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Euan and Evan

We were learning how to write a blog in English and we had to pick a scary story and the topic we chose to do was Jekyll and Hyde. We chose this because it was interesting and captivating.

The Story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a very mysterious and thought provoking story written by Robert Louis Stevenson based on the true events of Deacon Brodie. Dr Jekyll is a man who experiments on himself and only ends up creating a monster that he can’t control. Mr Hyde is a mischievous character who only wants to bring out the worst in Dr Jekyll. Dr Jekyll tries to make pills that can control Mr Hyde but it is difficult because there are people out to get him.

Robert Louis Stevenson was a very clever and strange author. He wrote a few books and one in particular is Treasure Island. The books he wrote tells us about his life and what life was like for him. He was an outstanding person because back in the 1800’s no one would have dreamed of the way he wrote and how he wrote it and he was constantly experimenting with his writing. He was born on the 13th November 1858 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His full name is actually Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson and he came from a long line of lighthouse engineers. During his boyhood he spent his holidays with his grandfather who was a minister and professor of moral philosophy and he shared his love with him through storytelling. It came to be widely known that he was a great writer because everyone was talking about him because Jekyll and Hyde was such a good story and it was a very fascinating story and book. We found a variety of websites that we looked deeply into and we picked all of the key information such as the story of Deacon Brodie and used it to make our story even better.

Deacon Brodie is the man in the original story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He was a burglar by day and a criminal by night. He could never control the monster inside him which caused him to be executed in public. He was really just a man who wanted more in life but couldn’t quite get it and all he ended up doing was just ruining his own life.

The TV show Jekyll and Hyde was a very good programme. It was also really interesting and had a very good plot but also very entertaining to watch and there was a new episode on every Sunday night which was broadcast on STV at 7.00pm. It was also brilliant because every week it left you on a cliffhanger and made you want to watch it the next week.

In conclusion we really enjoyed reading and looking deeper into the story of the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and just getting to grips with the aspects of the whole story. It just shows how a good man can be two different people due to science and him and his mad ways. All he wants to do is just be different and he ends up creating a monster. Our opinion is that we thought that the story was great.

Sources

Deacon William Brodie, http://www.rampantscotland.com/famous/blfamdeacon.htm, accessed 15th November 2015

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson