Friday, March 7, 2014

Old Man and the Sea Symbols


Study Guide Questions for "The Guest"


HW 3/7/14

Euro Lit: Read "The Wall" by Sartre and "The Guest" by Camus (answer study guide questions for "The Guest")

Honors 9: Write a paragraph on symbolism proving Hemmingway's theme, complete 55-57 in the Sentence Style packet, and read the other handouts

Sentence Style Packet 55, 56, 57







Sentences and Clauses Handouts





Honors 9 Notes 3/7/14


How to get to the theme of any piece of literature:
Character Analysis
A comes back to A but is not longer A
>What changes?
[SANTIAGO DOESN’T CHANGE, that’s the point, he is that 1%] [although he might be dying in the end] [Manolin becomes a man]
>What makes it change?
>In what way does it change?
[pain – suffering]
>Why does the author have it change that way?
-99% of the time, the protagonist changes
-A man can be destroyed but not defeated as long as he never gives up (or has resolution)
-Who is a foil in the story? The tourists at the end, the fish
            -the tourists serve as a foil because they don’t understand the philosophy of overcoming materiality. They are just materialists.
-the fish serves as a foil because it cannot overcome the pain, is not self aware, does not have subjectivity
Plot Analysis
Protagonist vs. Antagonist
External conflict: Santiago is struggling to catch the fish and bring it back to shore intact. Man vs. Sea/ Man vs. Nature
Setting: 1950s, the sea, Cuba
-Background information (exposition) if necessary to understand what happens
            -S has not caught a fish for 84 days
            -S already has resolution and arĂȘte
Internal conflict: Can Santiago overcome his pain and suffering in order to keep his will and catch the fish and bring it back?
Rising action/climax: the climax occurs when he catches the fish
The rise to the climax: S left hand cramp, running out of food and water, the sharks, etc. There are internal and external complications on the rise to the climax
A man can be destroyed but not defeated if he never gives up
Matter does not matter, the only thing that matters is what transcends matter
-Envelope thinking is critical
-E.H. main literary device is symbolism
>Argument Form
            -main reason> example> quotation > explain
            -minimum 3 examples, 3 quotations, 3 explanations, a ‘clencher’ sentence to top it off 
            -always use your best main reason LAST (Santiago)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

HW 3/6/14

Euro Lit: Read "Jean Paul Sartre and Existentialism", Bigelow's "The Primer of Existentialism", Sartre's "Existentialism"

Honors 9: see homework for yesterday

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

HW 3/5/14

Euro Lit: Read "The Death of Ivan Ilych" and finish the study guide questions

Honors 9: Re-read "The Old Man and the Sea" and look for elements of plot symbols, complete the "Parts of Speech" handout

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HW 3/4/14

Euro Lit: Read "The Death of Ivan Ilych" and answer study guide questions #1-20

Honors 9: Finish "The Old Man and the Sea" and know the nuts and bolts for 50 pt quiz

Monday, March 3, 2014

HW 3/3/14

Euro Lit: Read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and answer all study guide questions and bring student ID to class

Honors 9: Read pgs 41-71 and know the nuts and bolts for 50 pt quiz

Questions for "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"


The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock