Dear Jackie, thank you for being their for me. You are the best brother I could ask for. Remember that one time when we were playing in the snow and having so much fun? Of course you remembered! Also thank you for listening to me talk about Madeline and helping me find Jupiter. I would have never have been able to do this all without you. The reason why I am writing this letter is because I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me, for being the best brother and friend someone could ask for even if you knew what I was labeled as. You saw who I truly was and this is what I like the most about you, not judging someone for who they were called until you knew what they were actually like in the inside.
Sincerely, your favorite and only brother, Joseph
Hello Allison, I am excited to discover that you are my partner! I have thought hard on a question about Orbiting Jupiter to give you, and I finally know one now!
Do you believe Josephs father will get custody of him once again, and why do you think that?
It was wonderful to talk to you, and I can´t wait for next time, bye!
I chose two songs for the soundtrack of Orbiting Jupiter if it was a movie. The two songs I chose were Without You Acoustic (Breaking Benjamin) and Follow You (Bring Me The Horizon).
I think Without You Acoustic (Breaking Benjamin) is a good song for depression and heartbreak because of the sad melody and lyrics for it. I believe the song would be good for the part in the book where Joseph discovers that Maddie died giving birth to their child, Jupiter, because in the lyrics of Without You it says “I can't face the dark without you”. I feel like that lyric would say that Joseph can't face himself living without Maddie.
The song Follow You (Bring Me The Horizon) would be good for the theme when Joseph is talking about the happy moments he had with Maddie when they were together and she was not dead. I think that would be a good song because the tune is soft and the lyrics are about someone who loves you so much that they would follow you even if you went to hell as it states in the chorus that is “So you can drag me through Hell, If it meant I could hold your hand, I will follow you cause I'm under your spell, And you can throw me to the flames, I will follow you, I will follow you”. I believe that lyrics shows that Joseph would go through hell just to be with Maddie once again.
That is why I think that those two songs would be appropriate for the themes that I chose if Orbiting Jupiter was a movie.
Joseph- I chose Mateus Ward to play Joseph's role because he has dark hair and eyes, he has appeared in a variety of TV shows and a couple movies and because of his roles he has played.
Mateus has dark brown hair and dark eyes that almost look black, even is they are just brown. Also he has appeared in 9 TV shows and has been the main role in 2 of those, which are Hostages and Murder In First. He has played in 2 movies and one of the roles in the movie Lonely Boy, he played a character who is Young Franky who had schizophrenia, which if you look up the definition, it will say long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. I believe Joseph has a little bit of that disorder in the book because sometimes he has breakdowns like the one he had when Jack's father went behind him and Joseph panicked and ran away, resulting in the milk pail spilling because he had been milking their cow, Rosie.
I think Joseph has changed from chapter one to chapter two because in the last chapter he was timid, shy, more outgoing, and he did not give that much of a effort.
Joseph is not as timid as he was in chapter one now because he was walking onto the black ice that he knew could break under his weight.
I think Joseph is less shy because last chapter he was not speaking that much and he would not hold a stare between him and someone and now in chapter two he is talking a little bit more to Jack then he was before.
Lastly Joseph is more outgoing now because it even says in chapter two that he beat the "Legless Man" by 3 seconds in gym.
That is why I believe Joseph has changed a little between chapters one and two.
I think Joseph's new foster family thinks he is shy, misunderstood, and scared. They probably think he is shy because he does not talk often or look people in the eye. I think he is labeled misunderstood by them because he is not what he seems and they know he is not what everybody thinks he is. I believe they think he is scared easily because sometimes when somebody go behind me he will panic and run away.
I think that the bus driver thinks he is a spaz and a freak. I think the bus driver thinks he is a spaz because when he said "Your that kid who has a kid. I couldn't believe it when Mr. Canton told us. Aren't you a little young?", Joseph got off the bus. He most likely thinks Joseph is a freak because he has a child at that age.
The vice principle probably thinks he is a trouble maker, irresponsible, and immature. He probably thinks he is a trouble maker because he was sent to juvenile detention. I believe the principle labels him as irresponsible because he has a child at his age. I think the principle labels him as immature because he took a pill just because he was told to by someone to do it.
I think the teachers think he is a murderer, psycho path, weird, and dangerous. The teachers most likely think he is a murderer and a psycho path because he attempted to assassinate his teacher. I believe they think he is weird because he has a child and he looks at a picture and will not show them it. I think they label him as dangerous because like I said he tried to kill his teacher and also because he took a pill before.
I think Joseph might be more timid and shy because of these labels placed on him without mercy. Honestly, I think if he did not have these labels, Joseph would probably might be at least a little more sociable.
As I begin my grade 8 year, I will try to get average grades or better by using all the effort I have at the moment when I am working. I am going to work on french, history, and science this year because I did not put any effort into them and that resulted in bad grades that made me regret my thoughtless decisions last year