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!!