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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Governess and The Ninny (J.D)

The ninny that is written by
Anton Chekhov is different than the short story the governess written by neil Simon. The governess is more understandable and humorous than the ninny. My reaction to these two short stories was that I didn't really like these two stories because I don't read those kind of stories. And it was new to me but I kind of liked the governess more than I liked the ninny. But I did really like how Yanchi and Mrs. Carboni read the play of the governess because it made me understand the story better.People can stand up for themselves by standing up straight and looking straight in the persons eyes and talk respectfully and not yelling at the person your talking to.

The ninny and the governess

The ninny by Anton Chekhov is a story that is for advance reader. This book is hard to understand the vocabulary is great. There are different aurthor that remade this story like The governess this story is much easy to understand. My felling about these to story is that i like The Governess is because that it was much easser to under stand. I think i like this version better and i recommend this book to everyone.

The Ninny,The Governess My Opinion:

The Governess had more courage to go to her boss for the rebuls she deserved but even though the boss kept saying I made a note of it she was still being a polite person and got the unfair payment of money. The Ninny was not being confident to get the correct amount of money she was to scared to say it out of fear she would be unemployed but mostly the fear of the social class ranking.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"The Ninny" by Anton Chekhov and "The Governess" by Neil Simon

"The Ninny" by Anton Chekhov and "The Governess" by Neil Simon have the same plot and theme but are different in many ways. Lets start with "The Ninny" by Anton Chekhov is very short story and doesn't have much detail. Anton's story seemed to bore me, and it was really hard to understand, while "The Governess" by Neil Simon had a lot of detail, and seemed to have humor to it. Another difference is how they both wrote it. Neil wrote his story in a play form, while Anton did a basic story with dialogue and paragraphs. Most importantly, the main difference was the characters. The nanny or governess in both stories seemed to be very timid, but the governess in Neil's story seemed to stick up for herself a little bit more.

My feelings about these two stories are different. "The Ninny" seemed to be boring, and it took me awhile to understand what was going on. It didn't have much detail, and I just seemed to be lost the whole time I was reading it, but "The Governess" had so much detail that I understood the story completely. I actually enjoyed this story, and I liked how Neil kept having the employer annoy and keep bugging the nanny. Also, in "The Governess" the nanny spoke more and it added more humor and understanding to the short story.

Everybody should stand up for themselves, and not let people walk all over them, but always stand up for yourself in a respectful way. Standing up for yourself shows confidence and I believe everybody should have that. Standing up for yourselves shows people that you aren't afraid and if done in a respectful way, they show respect in return. First thing a person should do while standing up for themselves is to speak with authority, because when you do people know and they listen. Also, change your outlook. This will let people know that you are worth listening to. Most importantly, always stick up for others. This will show that you are kind, and fair. People will soon look at you as a good person, and will not walk all over you, or maybe even bully you. Eye contact, and body posture is a important thing! People will listen to you if you speak up, look them in the eye, and keep your head up high. Never argue with the person, look for a resolution that pleases everybody.

"The Ninny" And "The Governess"

"The Ninny" by Anton Chekhov and "The Governess" by Neil Simon, while they have the same concept and plot, share their differences and similarities. Firstly, the authors altered between methods of writing. Neil Simon chose to write his version in the form of a script of a play. Anton Chekhov on the other hand, wrote his version through the regular fashion with paragraphs of text and dialogue. Another difference between the stories is that the employer's gender differed between each version. "The Ninny" contained a masculine employer while "The Governess" contained a feminine employer. Characterization is a major similarity between the two stories. In both "The Ninny" and "The Governess" the employees were depicted as passive, submissive, and agreeable. Both the employees did show distraught towards the employer's discrepancies and attempted to speak out, only to accept the unjustly deducted salary.

While both stories taught the same morals, I personally enjoyed Anton Chekhov's version. The more old-fashioned sense behind "The Ninny" appealed to me rather than "The Governess" and its more modern sense. On the subject of the humor in "The Governess," I don't see it. Both versions have the employer constantly state that they took a note of it in an irritating manner so it somewhat baffles me. Also, the governess in "The Ninny" did not speak as much as the one in "The Governess" which created a significant impact towards the sorrow you feel for her.

Regarding advice on how to stand up for one's self in a respectful manner, it is not as complex as many say it is. Eye contact and body posture contribute greatly and can generate more positive results compared to constantly lowering one's head and slouching over. Making one's voice clear with no stammering is also a factor. Present yourself in a polite manner, excessive aggression should not be utilized. Discuss the issue at hand and come to a resolution. If the person you are conferring with refuses to, calling upon authority may be a necessary resort.

"The Ninny" and "The Governess."

Many distinct similarities and differences can be pointed out in the two stories. The theme of social status is eminent between these two entries. Both governesses were unable to stand up for themselves due to the difference in social status between them and their employers. We see that it is very easy to cheat someone if you are consistent with excuses, just as the employers had done. We also divulge into the most important theme to me, which is blinded by power. The employers had tried to bilk both governesses out of their money for many reasons, one being that they had the authority to do so, and no one could stop them. They were blinded with what they could do, they were playing a trick for their own enjoyment. Differences could be pointed out too. In "The Governess," there seems to be a sort of humor present within the dialect, but "The Ninny," is very straight forward. "The Governess" is easier to follow in my opinion. Also, in "The Ninny," the employer seems much more relaxed, while in "The Governess," the employer is very harsh with her words, and rude. She is trying to agitate and antagonize the governess but it fails.
There is similar moral present in the stories. I believe it is that without speaking out, you are cheating yourself. I like the story "The Governess" better because I believe it has a form of comedy that comes along with it, it almost seems like the characters are bartering with each other at first. Even though the other story is written in first person, which is some-what easy to comprehend, I get bored with all the thoughts of the narrator is experiencing. Both stories tell us that we should stand up for ourselves. In today's society this is especially true. If you are respectful and you're well presented, you have every right to speak out. But most importantly is that you have to believe you can do it, because if you think about it, if you don't believe, the other person sure isn't going to either.

Christian Reda

The Ninny/The Governess Assessment

In the short story "The Ninny", an employer plays a cruel trick on his/her governess, Yulia Vasilyevna by cheating her out her out of the money she earned. Yulia is referred to as a "ninny" because she doesn't stand up for herself as the employer makes up foolish reasons for deducting Yulia's salary. "The Governess" was based on this story as is very similar to "The Ninny" except for the fact that "The Governess" is written in the form of a play. I, personally, thought that both stories were very good. They both contained humor and both stories taught a lesson about standing up for yourself at the end. Although both were good, I think I still prefer "The Ninny" over "The Governess" because I feel like it because it was the original story and it was easier to read because of it's story format. The employer of both plays the trick on the governess to teach her a lesson about being assertive. Both governesses could have been assertive respectfully by telling the employer how they felt about the unfair salary deductions. If you know that you are being treated unfairly, you must stand up for what you believe in.

Blog Assessment: "The Ninny" and "The Governess"

"The Ninny" by Anton Chekhov and "The Governess" by Neil Simon possess many differences and similarities. Differences include the methods of writing both authors used. For example, Neil Simon wrote his story in the form of a play and used a diction of vocabulary associated with modern writing while Anton Chekhov summarized "The Governess" through the process of paraphrase and used different methods of speech and illustrations to make readers feel as if they were in the 19th century. Similarities between the two versions of the story would include the methods of characterization the authors used to describe the characters. For example, the employer(regardless of their gender) in both stories was first portrayed as being deceitful because they fabricated reasons to why the governess, or ninny, should not be paid her full salary. The governess, in the beginning, aroused minor discrepancies, but then accepted the employer's offer and did not protest to the injustice depicted in the employer. Through my interpretations, the employee in both stories is represented as being meek, deferential, and agreeable because of her patience and willingness to accept the minimum amount given.

Both stories are slightly identical because both educate us in the art of obtaining and protested for what is rightfully ours. However, both stories provided me with different feelings because both contributed to different levels of amusement and entertainment. I, personally, enjoyed Neil Simon's version of the story because it was humorous and possessed much more dialogue and detail than Anton Chekhov's version of story, "The Ninny". I propose several methods of transactions to what is just. Respectfully, one could verbally discuss the situation in a positive manner or engage in a friendly debate. One could also refer to legal affairs, though it is recommended that you avoid it unless it is absolutely necessary and if it poses as your only option.

"The Ninny" and "The Governess"

Many similarities and differences between "The Ninny" and "The Governess" can be point out. One similarity between the two stories is that both deal with social statuses. The two governesses in the story are also alike in a way. They do not stand up for themselves due to their low social statuses. Another similarity between the two stories is that both stories show how easy it is for the employers to manipulate their employees. Also, another similarity is the theme of the stories. The theme of the two stories is that one should not be blinded by power. In other words, one should not view themselves as inferior due to power that someone else has. One of the differences between the two stories is the action of the characters. In "The Ninny," the employer is a man who did not speak so harshly and agitating as the employer from "The Governess" did. Another difference is that "The Ninny" is written in first person, which is easier for the reader to access the thoughts of the employer.

My reaction to the two stories is that I think the stories teach a lesson of how easy it is for someone to walk over another person. I like "The Ninny" more than "The Governess" due to the fact that Anton Chekhov wrote the book in first person point of view. Even though "The Governess" is easier to read since it is a play, I do not like it as much because I'd like to know more the thoughts and feelings of each character. In my opinion, I think both employers are sympathetic about their employees because they wouldn't have gone through all the trouble of teaching them a lesson if they didn't care. Overall, I like that both stories show something that is the norm of today's society. People should always stand up for themselves in a respectful fashion because everyone deserves justice. You can stand up for yourself by telling the person that's treating you unfairly your feelings in a respectful fashion. One important thing in standing up for yourself is that you must believe in yourself because people won't believe you if you don't believe in yourself. You can also stand up for yourself by talking with confidence about what is right.

The Ninny and The Governess (S.P)

The Ninny written by Anton Chekhov and The Governess written by Neil Simon are similar and different in many ways. The Ninny is sort of a classy story that uses rich vocabulary and The Governess also uses rich vocabulary but, it has a play theme to it. The employer in Chekhov's story is very calm but still seems to have a harsh side to him. On the contrary, the employer in Simon's story is intimidating and harsher. Yulia is the Ninny who seems to be very frightened and frail. Julia whom is the Governess in Simon's story, seems like she had something to say but, because she was such a low rank in social class she chose not speak up for herself.
I personally liked The Governess better. I mean don't get me wrong I did like The Ninny, but it seemed to be a little dry on humor and it didn't catch my attention until the very end of it. When my group members and I were reading over The Ninny, I was so confused and my mind was somewhere else. I was lost. I didn't understand one bit of what was going on. However, The Governess was well explained and it was even more enjoyable written as a play. The way Yanchi and Mrs.Carboni read it made me visualize what was being read in my head. The way Mrs.Carboni read her part made me hate the mistress. Which I believe is a good thing because the character is drawing you in and you are catching emotions towards them.
I strongly believe that everyone should have a look at these two short stories. They are both magnificent and well written! Both stories teach you how to stand up for what is yours no matter who it is. For example, if the President told you, you couldn't get your check, would you just sit their? I guarantee anyone in our generation would not just sit there and let ANYONE take their money way from them. I consider these stories the best of their kind!

Blog Assessment

The Governess is clearer than the Ninny the governess seem more detail and contain humor unlike the ninny. In the governess the nanny seem to be confident but she still agreed with the mistress, in the ninny she was not as confident she did correct him once or twice she still gave in. In the ninny the man pulling the trick was nicer than the the mistress in the governess. My feelings on both stories are I don't think that the employers were trying to be mean or save money.I think that they were trying to teach them to stand up for them selves. In my opinion that it was a good idea to teach them but sadly it seem not to work. I feel that these were very good plays and could teach someone about standing up for them selves. My advice to people so they can stand up for there self would be to not be afraid to speak up when your being cheated.

Blog assessment for "The Ninny" and "The Governess"

The story "The Ninny" and "The Governess are stories that have similarities and differences. Both stories have to deal with a governess who works for a rich employer, but the both of them get tricked by them and are considered spineless for not standing up for themselves. Also they both are basically the same story just minor changes. In the stories the employer tries to provoke his/her employee to stand up for themselves but both fail to do so and as each of them receive only ten rubles, the employer tells them that they are playing a trick on them. The differences in the stories are in the story "The Ninny" the governess will not protest when her employer says all the wrong things she has done which leads to her deductions in her salary, while in "The Governess" the employee sort of speaks out against the Mistress when she starts to deduct rubles from her salary. It is obvious that both employers are mean in a sense, but in "The Ninny" the employer tries to put fear into his employee, yet he still wants her to say something back because what he was doing was stealing from her. The employer in "The Governess" seems like she wants her employee to feel as if she is lower than her like she is worth nothing and she deserves to get only ten rubles, but just like the employer in "The Ninny" she wants her employee to retaliate or say something to her because what she also did would be considered stealing. In my opinion I think what both employers did was right, it could be considered harsh but all they were trying to do was get their governess to not be so spineless and stand up for what they believe is right otherwise they would just be cheated out for things they did not do wrong. Also I felt in "The Governess" that the nanny had more confidence in what she was saying because she started to go against her employer but just like the governess in "The Ninny" she was thankful for the money she got. People in our world will not do what they think is right if they see an injustice going on with someone they do not know usually they will not doing anything about it just walk by and act like nothing happened. Also if someone is charged more money for something they paid for they might not do anything, but leave it as is. If someone wants to stand up for themselves they need respect and the only way to get respect is to earn it and that is the only way they can stand up for themselves.

"The Ninny" & "The Governess"

There are not even that many discrepancies between "The Ninny" and "The Governess" but there are a couple which are that in the governess she was actually not too scared to disagree with the mistress as much as in the ninny was scared to disagree with the employer. The governess had some humor in it while the ninny did not. Both of these stories are very comparable because it is the same story but told in different versions. The governess in both stories were scared to speak up to their bosses about their salary being deducted because both governess are inferior. Most people that are inferior think that they have no say because the person above them will have a better say over their say.
In my point of view I liked "The Governess" better than I liked "The Ninny". The only reason I liked the "The Governess better is because "The Governess" was more understandable because it was written in a play format. "The Ninny" was not too effective because the governess's boss was not to loud or too mean as the boss in "The Governess". I liked "The Governess" more because it was more understandable than "The Ninny" and it was acted out.
People can stand up for themselves by not letting people walk all over them and to defend themselves in a respectful way. If you don't want anyone walk all over you than you should believe in yourself because if you don't believe in your self, no on else would believe in you and they would think they would be able to walk all over you and take advantage of you because your low self a steam. You can also respectfully tell the people how you feel and maybe they would not walk all over you.

Alexis Cordero