Sunday, 19 September 2010

Unit 1 - Research 1

I have been doing Research on Metamorphosis first before I start to research on my chosen Hybrid. When I researched into it, it came up with what Metamorphosis is and also on a Book, written by Franz Kafka. I have heard of the book as it was a project I did previously when I was in College at the UCA of Maidstone. The book was about a man called Gregor Samsa who woke up in the morning, seeing that he has transformed into a monsterous insect. Unable to work in his condition, his father had to work at the bank to provide food and water for the family as well as paying owned debts. Problems occur for Gregor soon later in the story but I let you guys find out when you read the book. For a little extra, here is a quote from the book.

"It seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless however nice they might be. 'I'd like to eat something,' said Gregor anxiously, 'but not anything like they're eating. They do feed themselves. And here I am, dying!"

Wales, Jimmy. Sanger, Larry. (2001). The Metamorphosis. (Accessed on 19th September 2010)

What Metamorphosis is and does is pretty simple as everything basically goes through it. From Child to Adult, Spring to Winter, Day to Night, Caterpillar to Butterfly, Tadpole to Frog and so on. I researched about this also when I was at the UCA of Maidstone, but it was like the project I am doing now except that everyone in the class had to do the same animal, which was a Chicken.

Wales, Jimmy. Sanger, Larry. (2001). Metamorphosis. (Accessed on 19th September 2010)

Right, now for my chosen Hybrid. It's original name is Nautilus and the lifespan lasts up to 20 years. They are Preditors and eat Shrimps, Small Fish and Orthoceras as their diet. I found a couple of videos showing more information on the Hybrid and it's movement.

1 comment:

tutorphil said...

such a GREAT creature!