Monday, January 22, 2018

Honors 9 A: Complete semicolon, colon, and hyphen !

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Honors 9 A Review grammar for 125 point test tomorrow
Do not just say on your essays. Instead, explain out what you are trying to say. How did you feel? Surprised/ shocked Pity Angry Funny? Did we pity the begger? No “So am I” “Struggling beneath handicaps” Became successful Begger didn’t Mr. Parson’s is like don’t get your panties in a twist’ Foreshadowing “Noting click clack” Other subtle hints “Foolish sort of pity for all things blind” But Parsons is blind As he could see, Parsons was a skilled laborer As a blind man, he still found a way to succeed and now he’s happy Themes: Work with what you have? Don’t pity yourself or others? How you deal with what you’re dealt? Parsons positive example of theme Markwardt negative example of theme

Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8 Honors 9a HW: Read the story and figure out what changes! Icarus vs Talos, Talos had the talent but D didn’t want to be overcome him D liked Icarus better more of a follower Icarus fly too high fly too low, symbol for teenage years trying to find balance in youth, TESTING HIS BOUNDARIES Self-surpassing, everyone trying to be better than everyone else Freedom vs. responsibility? Having arête vs hubris Do not commit ate!!!!!!!!!!!! THEME: Do not have hubris Pg. 4 1st paragraph “not too high, not too low” Setting boundaries for Icarus, his pride ran away with his wit trying to help his son Freedom and responsibility staying in the middle air Story is Homeric Pattern- arête hubris ate nemesis Gnothi seaton – know thy self Meden agan- stick to the middle/nothing to excess Closest to immortality is fame Swan is white—Icarus follows Significant of “drumming” in partridge being happy Pride being hurt when accused of killing Talos – explain how Slave girls topless- significant? SEXIST!!!!! Myths are early form psychology; help us know ourselves gnothi seaton Anthropomorphic-- Athena wants vengeance “He decided to hide his shame” – shame in the antonym of pride Freewill!! Icarus chose to go in because of his love for his father “The first boy in the history of the world to fly” – Icarus arête “I’ll out fly them all” – Icarus hubris, exceeded the bounds meant for him by the universe Homeric pattern for almost every 12/8/17 Honors 9b HW: Reread the story and figure out what changes. First day of bootcamp guys! Become one brain, drown in notes, cry, suffer. Suffering is a part of life. WHAT DO YOU GUYS FEEL? As it progresses, the reader makes realizations and the world comes together. Author captures the readers emotions towards the end when Harrison is shot down. At the end the feeling is hopelessness because no one will remember Harrison. Frustration because the society will only continue on as it is, everyone forgets Harrison. Sadness because there’s no resolution to the problem. Fear because of this vicious cycle of nothing changing. Everything goes back to what it was before. Freedom is attained and then lost. Ceiling kiss symbol of pride, breaking free; came back down=coming back down to earth and they die. PRIDE BEFORE FALL. Ceiling kiss symbol of reaching their potential as individuals and future possibility for others + the society as a whole. If anyone remembers it could start rebellion. BUT that will never happen because of the earpieces! Harrison was special. “I forgot” –Hazel, after crying. Harrison’s mom forgot that he died!!! Her own son! Laramie Project 10 years later- everyone forgot what happened. Dramatic irony – we remember Harrison but the people don’t “Gee that one was a doozy” – repetition – this has happened before but no one remembers. “Forget sad things” “I always do” This kind of thing seems to happen all the time in this society but no one remembers so despite these revolutions nothing changes. Characters limit their individuality because of government control! The only ones who aren’t controlled are Hazel and the Handicapper General. P. 120 “Only” FRUSTRATION AT THE END IS BECAUSE A COMES BACK TO A AND EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME! Hubris of Harrison, paragraph 1 page 24 declares himself to be emperor. Is he a tragic hero? Handicap general doesn’t have a handicap – irony! This was written in 1960s when equality and fear of communism were big themes. PRO TIP: process your notes every night and pull out important things.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 5th Pantheon- family of gods Gaia- mother earth Cosmology- origin of the Earth Rhapsode- oral storytellers, told mythology, MEN! Patriarchy- men rule Matriarchy- women rule Anthropomorphic- in the shape or form of human – Gods have the same emotions as humans Mythology very sexist- don’t trust women Hera crazy jealous Demigod- half man half God Archetype- someone who tries to keep things calm, compromise Mythology- their entertainment, and ethics (ethos) What is good? Bad? 5 purposes of myths: 1. Entertainment 2. Ethics 3. Explain the world- historically, 4. Scientifically 5. Geographically Fire symbolic of knowledge, life, and power 1st chaos from darkness came love—darkness created something before love, the fates. 3 of them Fates rule over the Gods- represent predetermination. Female cant be controlled by man Gaia has children with his sons gets send to hell—have three sets of children with him – Cyclops, giants, furies Cronus marries sister Rhea has kids but he east them Zeus is 5th child first one to rebel against his father Civil war—titans have trader give human fire! Bad bad bad for Zeus as the leader doesn’t want human to overthrow him Self surpassing we can be better than we were yesterday!!! 12/5/17 Turned in and corrected comma packets. Flowchart essay: 5-paragraph essay without intro paragraph, only thesis statement. 4 Flowchart essays, 2 are taken for grades. 1 Period. 5th essay is THE FULL MONTY!!! 3 Periods. Flowchart essays- sentence fluency + conventions are worth very little, ideas, content, organization are VERY IMPORTANT. Full monty- sentence fluency and conventions and all that are worth more- know that stuff! Read story, prep for discussion first night with story. During the week revise notes, think, add what’s on the blog to your notes. Thursday night prepare a LOT for the essay. Essays are written in class on Fridays. No one writes a perfect first draft- they’re all shitty. Revise, revise, & revise again. You’re assessed on real thinking- whether you can think critically and express yourself well- and putting that into well-organized sentences and paragraphs. Really think about organization! Compound/complex sentences, conjunctive adverbs. Don’t plot rehash! It insults Watson and it insults you- we all know what happened in the story. If you want to bring up a specific part of the book, include a quote and ANALYZE IT and how it relates to your ideas. By Thursday, everything will be said, but beautiful, wonderful, insightful things will be left out or not discussed – catch those things, and write about them in your essay. Tie everything back to your theme. Does it have nothing to do with your theme? Erase it. Pro Tip: Don’t forget your brains when you write the essays, when you are preparing at home, and when you come to class! THINK! Thursday- word process #57- 5 paragraphs! Each should have conjunctive adverb. 12/6/17 Period 5 Honors 9b Mark up the story as you go along – don’t do too much in the beginning! There’s always room for original thought that hasn’t been brought up in class – spend time thinking as an individual. You only have so much space to write and so much time to write the essays – use compound/complex sentences and squeeze things together, be SUCCINT and get to the point. LITERARY DEVICES Subplot/subtheme- 2nd less important theme or message. ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY Read between the lines! Find implied meanings – don’t read completely literally. Everything you write goes towards your thesis statement, every word. WHY - character motivation- what is the character, why they do things - why did the author have it happen that way? Characters often represent humanity or parts of it, read a lot into this! Every time you have a thought, ask yourself WHY about 100000 times. Short stories are concise, so every detail has a purpose. FLOWCHART ESSAYS Make sure to get the format right- don’t lose points for dumb details, buddy. Don’t. Thesis statement and topic sentences neatly printed out when you come to class for the essay. Watson cares about your ideas, not conventions, sentence fluency, etc. Develop your ideas as completely as you possibly can, even if you go insane doing it. 1. Thesis Statement 2. Topic Sentence ¾. Write 5. Topic Sentence 6/7. Write 8. Topic Sentence 9/10. Write 11. Conclusion You MUST use plot for all 6 essays! FULL MONTY- you did everything. You don’t realistically have time/space to do this – pick the ones that are the best in general and for you and your ideas. FOCUS. Focus yourself, and focus your ideas ALWAYS on the thesis statement. Make a creative title for extra points. THESIS STATEMENT- theme, 3 reasons (literary devices). Biggest Weakness all of you will have is just saying – again, always ask yourself WHY WHY WHY x 1000000!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Honors 9- Notes Why does Hesse have the POV switch in the last chapter of the book? Hesse has been steeped in eastern philosophies; he sees a lot of truth in them Buddha serves as a foil for Sid and his theme - He comes back to the river at the end of the book, A comes back to A The ascetics are symbolic of his lack of enlightenment Sid wants to find peace and the true nature of the world: - He thinks he can find the truth in the world by understanding himself o If he understands atman then he understands the brahma o The Buddha tells him that (pg. 27) • You can not learn things vicariously, you have to experience this first hand o The connection of suffering and pain o Sid leaves again but leaves Gov behind - Truly nothing has occupied my mind as much of the self- a synthesis of the east west philosophy paradox: I am one with the world yet I am separated - Pg 31,”I am one and separated…” paradoxical - Pg 33, realized how alone he was; alienation. - Pg 39, introduced to the voice. He must teach himself and gain the experience - Voice is symbolic of authenticity, his genuine self - Pg 57 crosses the river - Pg. 59 Why is Kamala in the book? Maybe I am like you, we can no love, ordinary people can why does Hesse do this? - Pg. 62, he and kamala can not love - Pg. 63, Sid loses his voice in the samsara - Pg. 64, the dice game is symbolic of samsara - Pg. 64 the dream reminds him of his inner voice - Pg. 64, Sid remembers his mortality o The real Buddha was raised like a prince, he saw that there was age and he saw that there was death for the first time o When Sid, sees Kamala getting old o He has the dream of her song bird dying - Pg. 67 How long has it been since he had heard his voice? - Pg. 68 Sid leaves the village, because he has grown so sick, he has realized that the voice is dead. You can not find something unless its lost - Why does Hesse have Kamala become pregnant? o On pg. 71 he reaches the river again, he wants to make an end of his life. This is his abyss o This is the climax - Pg. 73. When goes through this change he sees Gov - Pg. 76 What are you now Sid? Sid says I do not know - Pg. 76 During his sleep he loves everything, sleep was permeated with OM, he loved everything - Pg. 78 he has to unlearn to learn - Pg. 80 you have to be experiencing to learn, he can not learn extrinsically o The Buddha’s wisdom is not transferable - Pg. 82 He heard the voice speak to him and tell him to love the river - Pg. 86 and 87 The river has taught me to listen o The river teaches him that there is no such thing as time o TIMELESSNESS Look up Heraclites - Pg. 88 The voices of all living creatures are in his voice, and the word he pronounces is om - Pg. 91 Kamala dies from a snake bite - Pg. 99 He learns to love his son from sorrow - Pg., 100 He had to experience it to learn, you have to end things or you will be caught in samsara - Pg. 107 - Pg. 108 He still rebelled against his fate o His fate is symbolic of our fate o Can he accept his fate? All parts of our fate? - Pg. 109 He hears the many voices of the river o The rivers voice was sorrowful, the voice was suffering - Pg. 110, 111 when he heard them all, the whole, the unity then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word. Om - He finds nirvana, he is one with everything Why does he have govinda in the novel? Write Sid paragraph Bring two copies of paragraph Siddhartha Notes: Writing a Conclusion Paragraph: - Compare Sid to something o Suffering- Old man and the Sea o Learning ones Self – Oedipus - Critical Technique Pg. 112- POV is 3rd person limited, then shifts POV to Govinda Why doe he changes it to Govindas POV? Sid knew the meaning of life, he was enlightened, and we cannot identify with enlightenment. We cannot be taught the meaning of life Character Paragraph: - What changes in Siddhartha? o He is enlightened • Govinda becomes enlightened - How does it change? o Because of all of his experiences • Epiphany: Sudden realization - Why does the author have it change that way? o Shows the different ways people can reach enlightenment o That’s what Siddhartha said when he saw the Buddha • We as the readers are confused because we are not enlightened, but we will find it in our own way Possible Theme: Everyone reaches wisdom in their own way But what is the wisdom? Page 113: If you look for a goal, you wont be open to finding something else Page 114: Wisdom is non communicable Page 115: Time is not real, everything changes and everything is everything Page 116: The potential hidden Buddha must be recognized in everybody Central Theme: Everything is good, everything is necessary, and everything just needs to be affirmed because everything is Brahmin Govinda can’t understand this because one cannot love words Because words are not the real thing Love is the most important thing in the real world (SEE OMAS NOTES ABOUT EXISTENTIALSIM) Love everything including suffering Page 121: He leans close to him and touched his forehead with his lips and BOOM enlightenment Thesis Statement: Hesse conveys the theme of love and affirmation through plot, point of view, character foil and most importantly symbolism Three Literary Devices to use: 1. Plot 2. Pov/ Char/ Foil 3. Symbol DON’T PLOT REHASH For the topic sentences of the body paragraphs give Lit D + R + “by” The complication in the falling action is he doesn’t know how to love When he accepts and loves his suffering, he becomes enlightened You can’t try and over come suffering you have to accept the suffering Symbols: River Father Kid Songbird
Euro Lit-11/29/17 Homework for Wednesday: Organize your notes for the final.
Honors 9-11/29/17 Homework for Wednesday: Work on Siddhartha collaborative essay that’s due on Thursday by the end of class.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Honors 9- Notes - He doesn’t achieve enlightenment from the samanans - Sid doesn’t believe in following, Gov does - Any time Sid goes through a change, Gov is there - This is a didactic allegory What is the point of view of the story? - Third person single person POV Why does Hesse have the POV switch in the last chapter of the book? Hesse has been steeped in eastern philosophies; he sees a lot of truth in them Buddha serves as a foil for Sid and his theme - He comes back to the river at the end of the book, A comes back to A The ascetics are symbolic of his lack of enlightenment Sid wants to find peace and the true nature of the world: - He thinks he can find the truth in the world by understanding himself o If he understands atman then he understands the brahma o The Buddha tells him that (pg. 27) • You can not learn things vicariously, you have to experience this first hand o The connection of suffering and pain o Sid leaves again but leaves Gov behind - Truly nothing has occupied my mind as much of the self- a synthesis of the east west philosophy paradox: I am one with the world yet I am separated - Pg 31,”I am one and separated…” paradoxical - Pg 33, realized how alone he was; alienation. - Pg 39, introduced to the voice. He must teach himself and gain the experience - Voice is symbolic of authenticity, his genuine self - Pg 57 crosses the river - Pg. 59 Why is Kamala in the book? Maybe I am like you, we can no love, ordinary people can why does Hesse do this? - Pg. 62, he and kamala can not love - Pg. 63, Sid loses his voice in the samsara - Pg. 64, the dice game is symbolic of samsara - Pg. 64 the dream reminds him of his inner voice - Pg. 64, Sid remembers his mortality o The real Buddha was raised like a prince, he saw that there was age and he saw that there was death for the first time o When Sid, sees Kamala getting old o He has the dream of her song bird dying - Pg. 67 How long has it been since he had heard his voice? - Pg. 68 Sid leaves the village, because he has grown so sick, he has realized that the voice is dead. You can not find something unless its lost - Why does Hesse have Kamala become pregnant? o On pg. 71 he reaches the river again, he wants to make an end of his life. This is his abyss o This is the climax - Pg. 73. When goes through this change he sees Gov - Pg. 76 What are you now Sid? Sid says I do not know - Pg. 76 During his sleep he loves everything, sleep was permeated with OM, he loved everything - Pg. 78 he has to unlearn to learn - Pg. 80 you have to be experiencing to learn, he can not learn extrinsically o The Buddha’s wisdom is not transferable - Pg. 82 He heard the voice speak to him and tell him to love the river - Pg. 86 and 87 The river has taught me to listen o The river teaches him that there is no such thing as time o TIMELESSNESS Look up Heraclites - Pg. 88 The voices of all living creatures are in his voice, and the word he pronounces is om - Pg. 91 Kamala dies from a snake bite - Pg. 99 He learns to love his son from sorrow - Pg., 100 He had to experience it to learn, you have to end things or you will be caught in samsara - Pg. 107 - Pg. 108 He still rebelled against his fate o His fate is symbolic of our fate o Can he accept his fate? All parts of our fate? - Pg. 109 He hears the many voices of the river o The rivers voice was sorrowful, the voice was suffering - Pg. 110, 111 when he heard them all, the whole, the unity then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word. Om - He finds nirvana, he is one with everything Why does he have govinda in the novel?
Euro Lit- 11/22/17 Homework for Wednesday: Organize your notes for the FINAL!!!!!!!!!!
Honors 9- 11/22/17 Homework for Wednesday: Read the rest of the book.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21/17 English 9 Honors: Homework- Read The Son pp 82-94, Read The Farryman pp 82-94