Class Notes: 2/24/17
Study For: 5o point poetry vocab quiz
Have finished rough draft
- Body Paragraphs
Stewart said my joke sucked. I took it very personally and I am offended to my core.
I am also running out of jokes. So instead I’d like to take this time to point out to Mr. Stewart that my name is pronounced Lootzia. Just like how you would say Motzart.
Shakespeare invented puns so here: I was going to tell you a joke about blunt arrows but there really is no point.
Put the Romeo and Juliet essay on Google docs
Have a paper with all the brainstorming ideas
Next a paper with the Thesis Statement= Thesis opinion and three reasons briefly stated
Consider discussing how Greek tragedy relates to Shakespeare tragedy
Hamartia, or tragic flaw: the characters rashness
Thop: the paradox of predetermined fate vs. freedom
Make sure you answer the essay prompt fully- the answer to the prompt is both
Next take those 3 brief reasons, and write a sentence for each one. These are your topic sentences
Body Paragraph formation: Argument Form
- Topic Sentence and a transition that relates to your thesis
- Small transition: For example, first, The first example
- Quotation: Limit and embed the quote
- Explanation of quotation
- The explanation can also become before the quotation
- Paragraph is at least ten sentences long
- Clincher Sentence: restates the topic sentence
Before- he choses not to kill tybalt
During- He ends up killing tybalt
After- He recognizes the fact that he is fortunes fool
- Begins with the thesis restatement, but without the three reasons
- Compare Romeo and Juliet to Oedipus
- Last sentence in the entire essay is the “ta-da” sentence. This sentence does the envelope thinking
- Impress Watson with how deeply you understand the concepts.
- Use a one word, or short phrase to sum up your ideas. This is often the tragic flaw or the hamartia Rashness, Paradox, Freedom, learn from mistakes, it’s how we deal with what we’re dealt, anger
- Compare to something, and anything
- How does it make you feel, not just opinion, no plot rehash and don’t just say
- Do you feel sorry for him? Do you feel angry with him? How does he make us feel that way?
- Be critical of what the author is saying, sometimes we need to act rashly, sometimes you have to do something even if it wrong
A character analysis: How do you get to the central theme of a story?
What is a story? Something that begins at one point, and comes back to the point at the end but it is different.
How to get to the theme of any story:
1. What changes?
a. They were alive, now they’re dead
b. The feud
2. What makes it change?
a. The feud
b. Their death
3. Why does the author have it change that way
Love overcomes hatred: The feud represents hate and R & J represent love.
Love overcomes hatred but only at a great cost
Conflict- between the protagonist and the antagonist
Internal and external conflicts: conflicts are questions
- Can Romeo and Juliet’s marriage survive?
- Can they avoid the rashness
You can only solve the internal conflict by solving the external conflict