Sunday, 24 March 2013

Introduction to Narratives

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Task for Lesson 2 (to be done in class):

You will watch a video. At intervals, you will answer the following questions.


1. At 4:02 mins, answer these questions as comments on this post:

a. Do you understand what is going on so far?
b. Who are the different people seen earlier?
c. What is Daniel trying to do?
d. What do you think is going to happen next?

2. At 4:39 mins, answer these questions:

a. Who is this doctor? Why does Daniel have to see a second doctor?
b. How do you think the story is going to end?

3. After seeing how the film ends, answer these questions: 

a. What was the twist? Was this similar to what you predicted earlier?
b. Why was it unexpected?
d. Were there any hints /clues leading to the ending? 

4. Conclusion:

a. What techniques do you think the director used to make the narrative captivating?

Here's the link from where you can retrieve the video.
https://sites.google.com/a/s2013.sst.edu.sg/english-language/s1-07

Cheers,

Miss Esha


48 comments:

  1. 1.a. Daniel has multiple personality disorder and thinks that his is different people
    b.the doctor ,a child, the police, the strong man , the women,the fat men,and two office man
    c. when he had a different personality he wanted to escape
    d.he listened to the docter and become the original daniel

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  2. 1(a) The woman was trying to snap Daniel from his current state as he was going to be released soon.
    1(b) The other people are Daniel's alternate personalities
    1(c) Daniel was trying to get out of his containment.
    1(d) They were going to allow Daniel to take his final evaluation.

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  3. 2a.the doctor is someone who helps people who have multiple personality disorder to get back to his original self.the second doctor is trying to evaluate that if he can be released
    2b.i think daniel will not be released because he started to impersonate the previous doctor

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  4. 1. a. yes
    b. they are prisoners trying to escape with a doctor
    c. he is trying to escape
    d. they will escape

    2. a.

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  5. Qs 1 ]
    a] Daniel has multiple personality disorder and he thinks he is someone else

    b] The different people are who Daniel thinks he is.

    c] Daniel is trying to lock out all the different people who are “ controlling” him and be himself.

    d] Daniel is going to be released and be back to normal again.

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  6. 1-
    a) Daniel has many personalities and cannot control himself.
    b) A doctor, a child, a man who seems to be very strong, a fat men, and 2 working people
    c) Daniel wanted to cure himself from this problem.
    d) Daniel will be cured as he started to take the doctors advice seriously.

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  7. 1a.Yes, Daniel has multiple personality disorder where he impersonates many people.
    1b.The Doctor, the girl, the police, the women,the bald man and the two officers.
    1c.Daniel is trying to escape the place.
    1d.The female doctor will start her evaluation.

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  8. 1a.Yes.
    1b.The other people that has been affected by Daniel.
    1c.He is trying to free himself from the other people's personalities.
    1d.I think the doctor will ask for Daniel's past life and how that started.

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  10. a. Do you understand what is going on so far?
    b. Who are the different people seen earlier?
    c. What is Daniel trying to do?
    d. What do you think is going to happen next?
    a:Daniel is paranoid, thinking that he is different people.
    b:A young girl, guards, a woman, the doctor, a fairly plump man, a big surly man, an old man and two working men.
    c:Daniel is trying to escape from his predicament of having multiple personalities.
    d:I think he cooperated with the doctor and became his normal self again.

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  11. 1.a Daniel has multiple personality disorder and he is impersonating them
    b. the mentally disabled man, the doctor , a child, a muscular man, a women, a middle-age man and the two officers.
    c. He impersonating the characters in his mind and he wanted too escape from there.
    d.he will start impersonating the doctor

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  12. a. Yes. Daniel has multiple personality disorder.
    b. They are the other people in his mind who he thinks he is.
    c. He wants to control the other people and escape.
    d. He became his own-self again.

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    1. 2a. The doctor is to see if Daniel can be released. He has to be made sure that he can be released.
      2b. I think that he will be released.

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    2. 3a. The first doctor was also one of Daniel's personality. No
      3b. We thought he was himself again but he became the first doctor.
      3c. Yes. The first doctor could not communicate with the second doctor when he came in. The first doctor was able to communicate with the people in Daniel's mind.

      4a.They used creepy music and scary backgrounds and made the place lok more like a prison. They also made a twist at the ending and they did not show in the ending whether Daniel was released.

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  13. 1(a) Yes, Daniel has multiple personality disorder.
    1 (b) there is doctor, a fat man, a woman, two office man, a strong man, a police and a child.
    1 (c) He was trying to escape from the different personalities
    1 (d) Daniel will listen to the doctor to become original himself

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  14. 1. a) I do not understand what is going on.
    b) The different people are the different personalities of Daniel.
    c) Daniel is trying to get out of the prison.
    d) I think that Daniel is going to be released from prison.

    2. a) This doctor is the actual doctor who needs to see him. This "second" doctor was the actual doctor who needed to see Daniel.
    b) The story is going to end with Daniel getting released from prison.

    3. a) The twist was that the first doctor was actually another personality of Daniel.
    b) The doctor who looked like the person who was actually going to cure him was another personality.

    4. a) The director used creepy music and a dimly lit area to film.

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  15. 3aDAniel seemed to become normal again but after the first the doctor left he started to impersonate the first doctor.NO
    3bWE thought he got himself back but before he was evaluated he became the previous doctor
    3c there were many personality so the daniels disorder should be quite bad

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  16. 2. a.The first one was useless.
    b.he will still not get cured

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  17. 2(a) A different doctor with different speciality to help Daniel.
    2(b) Daniel would have been released.

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  18. 1.a. Daniel has multiple personality disorder and thinks that his is different types of people
    b. a child, a police, a strong man, a women,a fat man and two office man
    c. he wanted to escape from the place
    d.he will listen to the doctor and will become normal

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  19. 2a. That was Doctor Blake.He had to see Doctor Blake because he had to conduct a pre-evaluation test on Daniel.
    2b.The pre-evaluation test will be conducted.

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  20. 2. a) The second doctor was the actual doctor who needed to see Daniel.
    b) The story will end with Daniel being released from prison.

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  21. 3. a. The doktor has the same personalities as daniel. no
    b. A doktor was to help but had the same personalities
    c. No

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  22. Qs 2 ]
    a ] This doctor is the one who would evaluate him to see if he can be released. Daniel has to see the second doctor to be evaluated.

    b] Daniel will be released but he would still have multiple personality disorder and imitate the first doctor.

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  23. 1a : Yes
    1b : The different people are voices in Daniel's head.
    1c : Daniel is trying to control the voices in his head.
    1d : Daniel successfully controls the voices and only speaks from the point of view of one person (him).

    2a : The doctor is the actual doctor as the first doctor is actually another voice in Daniel's head. The first doctor is Daniel trying to control the others (other voices) as the 'invaded' his mind.
    2b : Daniel gets better and manages to control the voices to speak from one point of view. (?)

    3a : The twist was that the first doctor is actually another voice in Daniel's head (and not a real doctor) which is Daniel himself (the real him and not the other voices) .
    3b : The first doctor acted professional, but in actual fact she isn't a doctor.

    4a : The narrator added a interesting twist that was unexpected, and the plot was interesting.

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  24. a:The doctor was another of his personality. Thus, the second doctor was the doctor that would help him snap out of his different personalities.
    b:I think the man will cooperate with the doctors and snap out of his disorder.

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  25. 2a.He is Daniel's actual doctor.The first doctor was also one of Daniel's personalities.
    2b.Daniel may be released after his condition is better.

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  26. 3(a) The first doctor was one of daniel's personalities. I did not predict it.
    3(b) The doctor was too sane.
    3(b) The doctor was not addressed by anyone or needed something to refer to to understand Daniel

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  27. 1.a)Yes.
    b)The people are Daniel's multiple personalities.
    c)He is trying to rid himself of his other personalities.
    d) He is going to be interrogated about something.
    2.a)The first doctor helping him get rid of his personalities. The second doctor will interrogate him about something.
    b)Daniel would be rid of his other personalities.
    3.a)The twist was that the first doctor was Daniel's other personality.No, it was not similar.
    b)I expected the doctor to be real human being, not his personality.
    c) No, there were not any clues.
    4. There was a good twist and the whole film was creepy and interesting.

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  28. Q1)
    (A)I understood that the man, Daniel, has multiple personalities
    (B)The different people were people that Daniel saw in his time before he was put in rehabilitation.
    (C)Daniel is trying to get out of the centre.
    (D)Another doctor is going to come in.
    Q2
    (A) This doctor is the real doctor that Daniel was supposed to see. The first doctor was actually another one of his personalities.
    (B)I think Daniel will have to stay in rehabilitation until his multiple personalities are gone.
    Q3
    (A)The twist was that the first doctor was actually imaginary.
    (B) Everybody thought that the first doctor was actually real.
    (C) The doctor could hear the different voices.
    (4)
    (A)The director had made the ending a cliff-hanger.

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  29. 1)a.I think that Daniel can only speak what others speak, not from his own mind.
    b.They are the personalities within his mind.
    c.He is trying to get out of the asylum.
    d.I thought that the doctor would cure him.
    2)a.The doctor is another personality of his mind.
    b.The second doctor is the real doctor, not the one in his mind.
    c.I thought that they would cure Daniel.
    3)a.The first doctor was part of his mind. No, it is not.
    b.I thought that the first doctor was real.
    c.Yes.
    4)a.He makes suspense and lures us into Daniel's world.

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  30. 1a. Yes, Daniel had multiple personality disorder.
    1b. The people seen are the doctor, the child, the woman, many different guys.
    1c. Daniel is trying to escape.
    1d. Thanks to the doctor, Daniel is back to normal, he does not have any more multiple personality disorder and is going back to work.

    2a. This doctor is the real doctor. This doctor is trying to help solve Daniel's disorder.
    2b. Daniel has multiple personality disorder, and it is not solved.

    3a. The twist was that the first doctor was actually part of his mind. No.
    3b. I thought that the first doctor was real and trying to help him.
    3c. No.

    4a. The director used many people to show that Daniel had multiple personality disorder. There was also a twist.

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  31. 1a) Yes, I understand what is going on. Daniel has multiple personalities.
    1b) The people seen earlier are his personalities, which are people he met earlier.
    1c) Daniel is trying to control his personality.
    1d) He is going to have the personality of the first doctor.
    2a) The first doctor is an imaginary doctor while the second doctor is Daniel's real doctor.
    2b) He is not going to recover from his multiple personality disorder.
    3a) The first doctor was one of his personality. It was quite similar but not exactly alike.
    3b) It was unexpected because the first doctor seemed to be a real doctor.
    3c) Clue 1: The first doctor could see the other personality. Clue 2: When the real doctor walked past the first doctor, nothing happened. They did not communicate of any sorts.


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    1. 4a) The writer gave a twist to the story and it started with anticipation. He lets the viewer try to anticipate what is going to happen next. He also makes the viewer interested in what is going on next. But after everything, the twist gives the viewer a good impression of the viewer.

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  32. 1. At 4:02 mins, answer these questions as comments on this post:

    a. Do you understand what is going on so far?

    Yes.

    b. Who are the different people seen earlier?

    The different 'persons' in Daniel's brain, his character is made out of different people, from kids to old people, because he has multiple personality disorder.

    c. What is Daniel trying to do?

    Daniel is trying to answer the questions of the doctor/trying to get out of the hospital

    d. What do you think is going to happen next?

    I think the doctor is going to cure him of his mental problem - He has Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple personality disorder

    2. At 4:39 mins, answer these questions:

    a. Who is this doctor? Why does Daniel have to see a second doctor?

    This doctor is another psychologist. He has to see a second doctor because the previous doctor may not be good enough or is his subordinate

    b. How do you think the story is going to end?

    I think that both of the doctors are going to heal his illness together.


    3. After seeing how the film ends, answer these questions:

    a. What was the twist? Was this similar to what you predicted earlier?

    The twist was that the female doctor was another one of Daniel's personalities in his brain. It wasn't similar to what I had predicted

    b. Why was it unexpected?

    It was unexpected as I thought that the female doctor was the real psychologist.

    d. Were there any hints /clues leading to the ending?

    Yes. The female doctor could see and talk to the other personalities in Daniel's brain, but normal people will not be able to see it or even communicate with them.

    4. Conclusion:

    a. What techniques do you think the director used to make the narrative captivating?

    It started with a sense with a sense of horror, darkness and a sense of suspension. It then ended with a twist in the end, but it doesn't show what happens in the end (If he gets cured or not).

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  33. 1)

    a)Yes.
    b)The person can control other people
    c) He is trying to get out of prison.
    d) The story is going to end with the evaluation

    2)

    a) The first doctor had failed. The second doctor was going to ask him and try again.
    b)The person was going to escape.

    3)

    a)The people were imaginary. No.
    b) I did not expect the people to be imaginary.
    c) No, There was not.

    4)
    The directors used the view from the Daniels mind.

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  34. 2-
    a) This doctor also controls daniel's personality. Perhaps, the second doctor is a senior of the first doctor.
    b) Perhaps daniel will be cured.

    3-
    a) The twist is that the lady doctor is also one of daniel's personality.
    b) The lady doctor was trying to act that she was a doctor but she was not.
    d) To me, there were no clues.

    4-
    a) The narrator included a twist to the end of the story so that was how the story was made interesting for the people who watched it.

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  35. Qs 3 ]
    a] Daniel was not cured but instead, he started to imitate the first doctor. No, it was not.

    b] The short film was made such that viewers would think that in the end Daniel was cured.

    c] No, there were not.

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  36. 3a.There was a change in Daniel's doctor.No, I expected it to be the same doctor who will treat Daniel.
    3b.The first doctor acted that she was Daniel's doctors.
    3c.No
    4. The director made a twist in the story.

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  37. 3a : The twist was that the first doctor is actually another imaginary character in Daniel's head.
    3b : The first doctor isn't a doctor and was just Daniel's imagination.

    4a : The narrator added a interesting twist that was unexpected, and the plot was mysterious.

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  38. a:The twist was that the first doctor was one of his personalities. No.
    b:It was unexpected as the doctor seemed to be helping him snap out of his disorder, thus it was a twist because the doctor also was one of his personalities.
    c:There was no clues.
    4:They added a twist to the story to make the story more captivating.

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  39. 3a.The twist was that Daniel had inherited the Doctor's personality. No, the twist was not similar to what i had expected.
    3b.Daniel was supposed to get cured and not get his situation even worse.
    3c.Yes,Daniel was silent when the male doctor was speaking to him which shows that during that period of time, he was inheriting the female doctor's personality.

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  40. 2. a The first doctor was also just character in his mind so there is no second doctor.
    b. he will impersonate the doctor
    3a. the doctor was his also his character and it was similar to what I predicted
    b. they made the doctor look so realistic
    c. no
    4.he used real people to represent people in his mind

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  41. 2 (a) The second doctor was the one who evaluates if he released from the multiple personality disorder
    2 (b) Daniel will not get released as he is trying to impersonate the previous doctor

    3 (a) Daniel seemed to be recovered but he was actually impersonating the first doctor. No
    3 (b) I thought that he got himself back but he actually became the previous doctor
    3 (c) When the previous doctor was talking he became impersonating many people. So when the second doctor came, he impersonated the previous doctor

    4. The writer used a creepy music to make it captivating

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  42. Qs 4 ]
    a] The director decided to use real people to represent the different people in his mind.

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  43. 4a. He made the video a cliffhanger which increases the audiences's suspicion.

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  44. 1a.Yes I di
    1b.a strong man,a old man,a young girl,a doctor,daniel,bodyguards,a crazy man.
    1c.He was talking to a doctor
    1d.I think the doctor is going to cure him from his disorder.
    2a,The doctor is one of Daniel's other personality.The second doctor was the real one and not the first.
    2b.Daniel will manage to pass the evaluation.
    3a.The doctor was one of his personality.
    3b.No one would have thought that the doctor was one of his personality.
    3d.Yes there was.The doctor asked every one to co operate with each other so that Daniel can pass the evaluation test.
    4.He used a cliff hanger meaning putting a interesting twist in the story

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