Act III scene i is a wild one in which both Mercutio and Tybalt die and Romeo is banished. My question to you is this: Who is to blame for what unfolded in III.i? Is there evidence that implicates one party over another? Why or why not? Please use evidence (references to or direct quotations from the text).
Tonight's homework will be to start a little writing exercise we will continue tomorrow.
First, write a paragraph (approximately 6-8 sentences) telling someone you know (alive, dead, real or otherwise) about a very specific memory between the two of you, perhaps one that they wouldn’t even necessarily remember. Example: Grandpa, I remember being a child and sitting on your lap, watching the Kansas City Royals on television. You were drinking a glass of milk with ice in it while blowing smoke rings. I remember laughing. I don't remember why I was laughing. Mom came in and yelled at me for calling 9-1-1. I cried but you told me it was OK, it's what all boys do.
Next, write a second paragraph (approximately 5-6 sentences) making a minor confession, something you haven’t told anyone before (this can be real or made up). Example: My mom used to keep cash in a porcelain jar in the kitchen. It was white and had purple and pink flowers painted on it. When I was twelve I would take a twenty-dollar bill each week. She never found out. Maybe she knew and never bothered to confront me.
At the end of Of Mice and Men, George kills Lennie. Why do you suppose this is? What can he gain? What does he lose? Is the dream still possible--more possible, not possible? What might Steinbeck be suggesting about dreams
Use evidence from the text to support
Respond in 1 page double spaced. Be sure to have evidence from the text! HAVE RESPONSE PRINTED FOR CLASS.
Ok. It's show time. Here's how to start. STEP 1 1. Take out your notebook and something to write with. Open to the journal section. 2. What are THREE things that bug you here at Algonquin? What should be done about them? Be as specific as possible. 3. What are THREE things that bug you in society in general? What should be done about them? Be as specific as possible. 4. What are THREE beliefs about which you are passionate? What are THREE beliefs about which others should agree with you? 5. What are TWO beliefs you always questioned but never really found an answer?
STEP 2 OK. Now you have a lot to pull from. For homework over break, choose THREE topics from your list and do a free write on each. Open up the flood gates. What are your thoughts/feelings/opinions? What evidence or proof from your own life do you have to support it? Each free write should be a separate paragraph.
Early in this unit we discussed how personal writing (memoir, personal narrative) seeks to demonstrate some aspect of the Self. The Self (with a capital "S") we defined as that which is essential or core to who you are as an individual--what differentiates you from others.
When after you've finished the assigned reading, pull one passage (typically 4-7 sentences) that you feel demonstrates an essential part of Jack's Self. Then discuss what that passage tells us about Jack's identity and why you feel the author chose to include it in his memoir.
- BE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME! - ONLY ONE PERSON PER PASSAGE (UNLESS YOUR INTERPRETATION IS VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM YOUR CLASSMATE'S) - THE TIME CUT OFF FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE AT 10:30PM SUNDAY NIGHT.
Once you're finished, reflect back on the reading. What was an important, interesting, or puzzling moment for you as a reader? What did that moment contribute to (or take away from) your understanding of the plot, the characters, or the book overall.
Pull one passage (typically 4-7 sentences) that most interested you and type it into your comment. Then, provide a close reading of that passage discussing how it contributed to your understanding or engagement with the book.