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Posted: April 11, 2011

King Lear  quiz Wednesday on Acts 1 - 3 Tomorrow we are taping King Lear Idol.  We need to find our replacement fool!!

Posted: April 8, 2011

King Lear Act 3, Scene 5   How is Edmund’s treachery developed further in this scene?   Act 3, Scene 6   What are the last words of the Fool?  What might they mean?   Gloucester has tried to be helpful.  What are some things he has done or tried to do?   Why hasn’t Edgar revealed himself to his father?   From This…………………………To This       Create a chart contrasting Lear of Act 1, Scene 1, with the Lear of this scene.  Consider three points.   Lear’s Appearance   Surrounding and Companions   Language                Be sure to include supporting quotes.     Act 3, Scene 7   1.  Give two adjectives to describe Cornwall.  Which actions support your choices?  Give supporting quote.   2.  Give two adjectives to describe Regan.  Which actions support your choices?  Give supporting quote.   Discuss how Gloucester shows courage and dignity.    PLEASE NOTE:  Act 3 Scene 6 Question 4 will be passed in to be marked.   Article of the Week also due.  

Posted: April 7, 2011

Answer the following questions for tomorrow:     Act 3, Scene 4       1. Explain and discuss the following lines: a. The tempest in my mind Doth from my senses take all feeling else Save what beats there. (lines 12-14) b. Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! (lines 28 - 33)   2. Why does Lear feel a camaraderie with Edgar? 3. Pathos. In literature and drama, the portrayal of an incident in such a way as to arouse feelings of pity, tenderness, or sadness in the reader or spectator. The emotions evoked by pathos are less terrible than those aroused by tragedy. What is the irony and pathos in lines 156-163?  

Posted: April 7, 2011

All work for Chapters 1 - 8 of The Americans Are Coming to be completed for tomorrow.

Posted: April 6, 2011

     King Lear Resource and Presentation Assignment   Your group will be responsible for exploring, learning, dissecting, and then teaching the act assigned to you.  This major group project requires: equal participation, strong attendance, creativity, time management, and effort. Elements which MUST be present: ·         Key quotes ·         Character description ·         Q and A ·         Key motifs and symbols explored and discussed ·         Acting component ·         Visual display  (video and poster) ·         Hard copy and electronic copy ·         Section on elderly (treatment, current, interview elderly person/worker at senior’s complex etc.) ·         Daily log of work completed ·         Fun creative activity to engage the 122s ·         2 page reflective piece ·         Attendance mark   Mark Will Be Based On the Following: Attendance – 20 Daily Log – 20 2 page reflective piece – 20 Video/Poster – 40 122 English Presentation - 40 Completed Resource – 100

Posted: April 6, 2011

Complete questions for Act 3 Sc 2 of King Lear.   1. How does the storm parallel Lear’s emotional and mental state? Use at least two supporting quotes.     How does Lear’s language when he faces the storm reflect the storm itself? 2. Lear is beginning to show signs of humility. Discuss.

Posted: April 5, 2011

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest assignment is due Thursday April 7.

Posted: March 29, 2011

We have finished listening to Act 2 Scene 1 of King Lear.  Questions should be completed for tomorrow.

Posted: March 29, 2011

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest should be completed by Monday April 4th.

Posted: March 17, 2011

English 121 Continue reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Target date is April 4th.  Complete your questions on O'Connor's 'Good Country People" for tomorrow.   English 122 "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" project due next Thursday (March 24th) Personal essay due  next Thursday (March 24th)


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