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|It has finally hit me. At the beginning of this semester my English teacher handed the class a copy of The Fountainhead. he told us to have it read by April 3rd and that we would be doing an essay alongside with the reading of the novel. Like everyone else I put it off for the longest time. I didn't start the book until the weekend before Bamboozle Left hoping I would be able to go. I didn't go (which sucked and causes another story). |
So I read the entire book, which I thought was amazing. I finished it while everyone else was back on page 200. I went to the Ayn Rand Institute website and found the prompt for the essay and decided I wanted to write about Howard Roark since I liked his character. I didn't do anything with it right after I read it. The next week in class we read two critical essays on the book and everyone only talked about the first 250 pages. I didn't want to be a bitch and ruin the novel for everyone so I decided to keep everything to myself and save it for my essay.
The first draft was set for Monday (4/14) and we were told it would be a writer's workshop. I wasted away my weekend doing things WAY better than an English essay. It was Sunday night at 930 and I still had nothing. I decided to write shit down and then replace it later on. Well I never did, so this is what i ended up turning in: http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=311621 (It's the last post)
I felt ok about turning it in. It gets to the group who will read my essay and the first person to read it, begins to crack up in a very quiet room, and he eventually turns red. The teacher walks over and sees what is going on. The kid is on the last page of my essay where I start off my last paragraph with the sentence "I guess I should conclude this piece of shit." The teacher then walks over to his computer and as he is walking he says to the entire class "I'm going to be making an indentation to Bobby's grade to reflect the effort he gave to this assignment." I check my grade. I received a 12 out of 20 on an assignment that everyone gets full credit on. I was pissed.
Instead of fixing up my essay I plan on taking out some of the original and adding in some quotes about the book which will prove how ballsy Roark is. I honestly don't give a shit what he is going to say about it. I just need to graduate to get into K-State and I'm good with getting a 'C' in his class. I WILL be posting what he says after it gets turned in, so let's see how that goes.
|Tags: the fountainhead, ayn rand, the starting line; senioritis