Thursday, April 20, 2017

Friendship discussion 4/20

Is man self surpassing?
Man is confused why the dog is coming in the first place
one third of our unconcious being is our id
Superego- thou shalt not
ego- latin “i” you are what you decide
Keep a lid on your id and forgive those you flip their id
THE THING ABOUT THE TELEPHONE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IT OUT

Plot:

Protagonist:
Dog and man
Antagonist:
Id
“Almost perfectly”
It can happen to any of us
Human nature
External conflict q: Can they become friends and stay friends (Can their friendship survive)?
“Suggestion of making friends” (171)
Setting:
Mexico City
The man is French
He is a little different
outsider-a stray
Exposition:
The dog is a stray
In a way the man and the dog are both strays
Dog is “innocent”
“Yet he would not enter” (171)
“Still he would not enter” (172)
“Enter he would not” (173)
“Never once had he come inside” (175)
“perhaps hundreds of times” that he has had to dodge sticks
Internal conflict q:
Dog: Can he trust the man?
Man: Can he avoid his anger/ acting rash/id?
Rising Actions:
Doesn’t understand why dog is coming
Climax:
Throws the roll
Falling actions:
Still doesn’t know why dog is coming “ordinary dog” “we cannot change the dog’s nature” (181) “so it seems” The dog is not self aware.
External conflict res:
No “face of his lost friend” “and left”
Internal conflict res:
 No
denouement:
Does the frenchman change? Nobody cares. The real question is will you. That’s why the dog comes back twice. To make sure that we know.
“he never came back to the cafe and never again was seen anywhere near that neighborhood” Repetition.
We feel sad for the frenchman. Mad that the dog didn’t forgive. And scared because we are the frenchman and the dog.

Character:
What changes?
the dog stops coming
What makes it change?
the frenchman throws the roll
In what way does it change?
the dog comes back twice
Why does the author have it change?
To show the theme to keep a lid on you id and forgive those who can’t

Conclusion-

    you can compare to something in your life
    When have you thrown a roll?
    When have you had a roll thrown at you?

Symbols
Dog= us
frenchman= us
licking the hand-
telephone
steak
roll
bertha
frenchman
dog
Bertha- The frenchman does the same thing to Bertha as he does to the dog. What’s the difference between Bertha and the dog?

pov
Balance and reliable narrator

Diction
“almost perfectly”-really important. Hint:we’re not machines.

Mood tone atmosphere
“not an inch” We feel it
personification-the dog seems almost human. Dog “grins” “felt like he had killed a human being”

Refrain
“hard role”
“never ever”
“didn’t enter”
Pre-write
bring thesus stmt and topic sentenses

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

EuroLit Homework

Read: Jane Eyre Ch's 1-3
QUIZ ON FRIDAY

Friendship notes 4-19

Plot:
Protagonist: Dog and man
Antagonist:
External conflict q:
Can they become friends and stay friends (Can their friendship survive)?
“Suggestion of making friends”
Setting:
Mexico City
The man is French
He is a little different

Exposition:
The dog is a stray
In a way the man and the dog are both strays
Dog is “innocent”
“Yet he would not enter” (171)
“Still he would not enter” (172)
“Enter he would not” (173)
“Never once had he come inside” (175)
Internal conflict q:
Dog: Can he trust the man?
Man: Can he avoid his anger/ acting rash?
Rising Actions:
Climax:
Falling actions:
External conflict res:
No
Internal conflict res:
 No
denouement:

Character:
What changes?
What makes it change?
In what way does it change?
Why does the author have it change?

Symbols:
Dog:
Foils:

Diction:
Dog is personified
“Dog smiled”
“he by accident, killed a human”

“A good piece of steak” (180)
Man confusing material for love
“Huge calf’s bone” (182)
Man not learning
“So it seemed” ()
Dog doesn’t have a mind
He cannot change himself
But can the reader (or are we no better than dogs)
“ Almost perfectly” (176)
“Perfectly Average”
Human nature
Id!
Wants what it wants and wants it right now
Keep a lid on the id

honors 9 homework 4-19-17

read blog
re-read story
write rough draft: plot, character, conclusion

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Eurolit Homework

NONE but bring student ID!!
Friendship Notes 4/18

How does the story make you feel?

Sad because the Frenchman threw the roll at the dog
Mad because the Frenchman threw the roll at the dog in anger
Disappointed because the dog did not forgive the Frenchman

POV - third person omniscient
It is necessary that it is third person omniscient because it tells us that it is reliable information and because we have to go into the Frenchman and the dogs mind.

Literary Devices you may want to tie into POV is repetition or diction

Character-
What change?
The dog was coming and then he wasn’t coming anymore

What made it change?
The Frenchman threw the “hard roll” at the dog.
In what way does it change?
The dog come back twice after getting the roll thrown at him.
Why?
The dog came back twice because he wanted to forgive the Frenchman but the Frenchman only gave him the material shown in the food.

The dog “licked that hand over and over again for a full minute”(182) (diction)
The author has this diction because he wants the audience to realize that the dog was there not for the food like the Frenchman believed he was, but he was there for the love that the Frenchman gave him. (“the dog had never known love before” )
The man ‘s hand had “ stroked and caressed the animal’s head”(182).
The dog would “ patiently, with a steak in the mouth, waited till the Frenchman was done petting him”


The Frenchman believe that the dog was only coming to get the food because most dog’s “are faithful...to the ones that feed them.”(180) Yet the Frenchman had come to “like the dog, if not love him shown in the way he “caressed the animals head”(180, 182)

Difference between the two time that the dog come back:
 “No matter what the Frenchman did, the dog never let his eyes waver from the man.”(181)
“licked his hand over and over again for a full minute, once more looked up into the man’s eyes.”(182)

Traven has the dog stop wagging his tail
“the dog answered by slightly moving his tail, but stopped abruptly, so it seemed” (181)
“ man has no power whatever to change their physical makeup or their canine nature”(181)

“slightly disappointed” The Frenchman is “slightly disappointed” when the dog takes the food because this dog is different but “this dog was a common mongrel, and ordinary street dog” (180).


Plot-
Protagonist-
Antagonist- Human nature
External conflict Question: Can they try and keep the friendship?
Internal Conflict Questions:
Frenchman: Can the Frenchman control his rashness?
Dog: Can the dog learn to trust the man? 

Why does the dog not enter?
Because he has a hard time trusting the dog had “cleverly dodged...the sticks and stones thrown a him” for a long time”(177)

Dogs are a man’s best friend because they are loyal.
“Dogs are faithful”

Why is Bertha in the story at all?
We (like the Frenchman) allow ourselves to take out our anger out on the ones that we love(like the dog) on them because we are close to them.

The Frenchman did intend to hurt the dog because he “threw” the roll “with all his force at the dog” (177)
He never intended to hurt the dog though
Why?
The Frenchman took his anger from the baker onto the dog, who he loves.
The real culprit was the baker

Honors Homework 4/18

Re read friendship work on plot using sub devices

Monday, April 17, 2017

Friendship 4/17

How it makes us feel:
disappointed-the relationship isn’t fixed.
Sad- “it consumed me” (Lucia) there was never closure. The dog grows to trust the man and the man loses his temper.
Sad again- because of betrayal at the the throwing of the “hard bread role” (Nathan)
Mad- the frenchman was mean to the dog who did nothing wrong. The frenchman acts rashly and should have thought about his actions.
Afraid- because he’s made the same mistakes in the past and will in the future.
Frustrated- that the dog wouldn’t forgive Dog doesn’t have to forgive. Dog should forgive because the frenchman was nice before. But dog didn’t want food the dog wanted friendship. the dog just wanted love instead of material possessions. The man is stupid. The man tries to get forgiveness by giving material goods. “dogs are faithful they stick to the one that feeds them” (180) He realizes that the dog wants love when he pets the dog. The man was happy when the dog came back. “his heart leapt with joy” “Was disappointed because the dog was exactly like the others” (?)

Pov
3rd person omniscient. No bias. The frenchman is too stupid to tell it truthfully. We can’t have bias against the man or dog. Gives information hat frenchman can’t know. “and infinite sadness in the dog’s eyes” (177)

A to A
what changes: the friendship
What makes it change: The roll throwing
In what way: The dog leaves and comes back twice. The dog leaves for good after petting.
Why did it change that way:

Plot
Protagonist: Man and dog
Antagonist: ?

Honors Homework 4/17

Re Read Friendship write a question on a key nut or bolt and the answer.