Superheroes 10/14 – X-Men over the weekend

Hi everyone,

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. For this weekend, instead of answering the question from class just read chapters 2 and 3 of God Loves, Man Kills. If you read “Sinners at the Hands of an Angry God” already, then that’ll save you some work for next week. If you haven’t read it, you’ll read it next week. Sorry for the confusion but it’ll make Monday a lot easier for all of us.

American lit 9/12 – Death of a Salesman character analysis

Today we split into groups and studied a specific character:

Directions: Finish reading Act 1 with your group

With your group, choose a character to study:
-Willy
-Biff
-Happy
-Linda
-Charley & Bernard

As you read, track one character:
—-What do each of them want?
—-What details reveal parts of their character?
—-What are their fears, concerns, motivations, relationships and history?
—-What could this character symbolize? What symbols or objects do we associate with this character?

Use chart paper, make sure to include two or three choice quotes from your character.

American Lit. 9/8 – Death of a Salesman continued

Today we continued reading Death of a Salesman, making it to page 41 in class. At the end of class we journaled in our notebooks about Arthur Miller’s manipulation of time in the play:

How does the shifting of time hlep tell the story and show the character? Use the page #s 30-33, 35, and 40-41 to explain how these time shifts reveal something about one of the main themes of the play, the American Dream.

American Lit. 9/1

Today we worked in groups led by a senior looking at Steinbeck’s “Paradox & Dream.” If you’re here to check if there’s homework tonight, there’s not. We’ll finish up the reading and the response in class tomorrow.