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Idea: “The Editor’s Notes” – Tash

In Ideas for this blog on 25/03/2009 at 10:49

So my first idea is to write in the perspective of Max Havelaar’s editor. I think it would be fun as Max mentions him several times; usually because of a disagreement over wording or what to put into the chapter. I would be very free in creating this character of the ‘editor’ but it would obviously correspond with what Max says of him in the novel. It would be interesting to see the thoughts of someone who is both profiting from this book but may also not agree with Max on many things…

I don’t know. I’m kind of excited about it… but is it a good idea? Comments please!

Ideas – Kepsibel

In Character Development, Gossip, Ideas for this blog on 25/03/2009 at 10:48

1. The weather

2. The Environmental commentator : Talk bout the environments that are involved with Max Havelaar, Java vs. Amsterdam

3. The update on the coffee exchange, kind of like the stock market but the coffee exchange, showing the ups and downs of the coffee business according to the book, adding in reasons for the ups and downs that relates back to the book

4. Character profiles as they are introduced to us, update them as their stories unfold. This is my favorite idea so far and I think I can go the furthest with it, it would include quotes from them, who they are, what they look like what they do, what they wear, relationships with the other characters.. kind of like following your favorite celebrities!

another idea from nakita..

In Cultural Context, From the plantations, Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 09:45

I could write from the perspective of an indonesian coffee plantation worker.

i would look at what they think of the events of the novel as well as what they think of the dutch occupation.

I will discuss how this effects the local communities.

Zach’s first post

In Espionage, For the British East India Company (Undercover Agent), Historical Context, Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 09:32

The Dutch East Indian company had been set up in the early seventeenth century to maximize trade interests in the Malay Archipelago. By 1700, a colonial pattern was well established; the VOC had grown to become a state-within-a-state and the dominant power in the archipelago. Its territorial possessions became the property of the Dutch government. This is what my job description is. I am the spy above all spies, quietly following the trade by the Dutch. In 1800, the Powerful British Empire took over what was gaining from the Dutch, including Java. It was not until 1824, that we ceded to a treaty with the Dutch, in which Malacca, the Malay Peninsula, and possessions in India were given to us in exchange for a new capitol for the Dutch trading company in Batavia. This treaty marked the day I was assigned a job of watching over Dutch trades. My main target is a person I know little about; Max Havelaar. A born Dutch (Amsterdam to be exact), i have been monitoring his everyday life, in search for the secret of the success of how the OVC came to be. To achieve my goal I shall stay unapproachable, and set traps everywhere. Someday soon we will unlock the furtive. Until next time, I must make camp; someone might find me in the night.

Nakita’s ideas

In Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 09:04

One idea that i had was that i could explore the towns and cities that the novel discusses and mentions. I could look into where they were located, what sorts of industry took place there and the history behind the town, for example colonization. I could then explore how these towns and cities relate to the novel and discuss their importance to the story.

Kepsibel’s ideas

In Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 09:02

I could talk about the weather, how it relates to the characters, how it relates to the coffee, and how it relates to the setting as, obviously, as the story moves from Holland to Indonesia the weather will change drastically. From a four seasoned climate to a humid, tropical, equatorial temperature.

What do y’all think?

Idea..kawangi

In Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 09:00

Reporter/publisher “News Today” like a news paper at that time period. News about events that happened in the novel as the story goes on..I could write about the characters in the novel, company (VOC), economy, and ect…

Jaxs’ Idea

In Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 08:55

My idea is to create an article that Max Havelaars’ wife is writing while they are traveling and living in Java. It will be a travel and culture column, first writing about Holland and then later about Java. It will include their different customs, food, ways of living ect…

My ideas

In Espionage, Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 08:54

I would in some way like to pursue the coffee trade idea that surrounds this novel. It would be interesting to see how coffee has evolved and show why it is so important in some countries and not others. I would also like to take the role as an average Javanese, explaining how the dutch are taking over everything. My final idea, is to focus on another powerful empire, such as the British empire, and act as a secret undercover spy observing the Dutch and the East Indian trading company

ideas..by kepsi

In Ideas for this blog on 23/03/2009 at 08:46

I could talk about the weather, how it relates to the characters, how it relates to the coffee, and how it relates to the setting as, obviously, as the story moves from Holland to Indonesia the weather will change drastically. From a four seasoned climate to a humid, tropical, equatorial temperature.

What do y’all think?