This post will serve as a discussion forum for the short stories assigned from Stories of Ourselves. Simply click comment and then reply below the comment that corresponds with your selected story. You may include observations, questions, big ideas--it's up to you!
In case you lost it, HERE is the handout of the Analysis Writing Tools document that we have used over the years. :)
Click HERE to view the LitChart for the prologue.
Click HERE to see the LitChart for the tale.
Click HERE to see themes and concerns of Chaucer! This is usually question B.
Click HERE to see a video of the tale
Click HERE to see another video of the prologue and tale.
SO FAR, ALL OF THE B QUESTIONS DEAL WITH THE CONCERNS AND METHODS OF CHAUCER. KNOW WHY HE WROTE THIS SOME IDEAS WE HAD WERE: feminism, corruption of church, the need for company, true love, marriage. How are some of these confronted, challenged, or confirmed?
SOME OTHER IDEAS WE HAD FOR QUESTION A:
1. To what extent does the Wife of Bath deserve our sympathy. Support your claim using examples from the prologue and tale.
2. To what extent do stereotypes fall short of capturing the complexities of everyday people?
Support your claim using examples from the prologue and tale.
3. "Love is a torment or disease." To what extent is this true? Support your claim using examples from the prologue and tale.
4. "A man becomes a servant of the woman he loves." To what extent is this true? Support your claim using examples from the prologue and tale.
Here are a couple character charts for As You Like It. The one on the left is for Act I, while the right one is more comprehensive. Regardless, look at them both. If you click on them, you will get the link to the full-sized version.
The exam questions from the past two years have addressed Marianne, Colonel Brandon, Willoughby, Lucy Steele, family, parents & children, relationships, Marianne's idea that one can "only love once," secrecy, and even Mrs. Jennings! Woah!
We came to the consensus that the examiners have yet to focus on Elinor...so we're estimating their focus may shift to her and her sense.
Use this post to create possible questions and respond to them. I will do the same. :o)
Like Biafra celebrated its independence, albeit brief, we will celebrate our independence from AICE testing on Tuesday, 11/25. Sign up to bring in an item...and justify your choice here. If you are bringing in tortilla, you can relate it to the dried egg yolk or, if you choose guava, you can bring in guava pastelitos.
Here are some ideas: dried egg yolk, plantains, chicken, bread, oranges, pineapple, guava, yuca, rice, soup, stew, corned beef, merengue pie, kola nut, etc. We will also need the following: napkins, plates, utensils, cups.
Sign up below - try not to double up! You also are encouraged to dress up like a character from HoaYS, AIH, WAoVW, or a poem! See you tomorrow!
How, and with what effects, does Albee present the theme of the struggle between truth and illusion in WAoVW?
Discuss the significance of the title "The Exorcism" for the dramatic presentation of Act 3 of WAoVW?
How, and with what effects, does Wilde's presentation of Sir Robert Chiltern contrast with that of Lord Goring?
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." (Lord Goring) How, and with what effects, does Wilde dramatize the struggle between truth and illusion?
Discuss Wilde's use of symbols and symbolism in An Ideal Husband. (This question was already asked about WAoVW?)
This page is intended to be a resource for our AICE Lit students. Our hope is that it will be a forum to share resources and have discourse pertaining to the research paper and our class readings!