SOPH ENG HOMEWORK

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Due Wed 4/8 pages 1-21 ACT I The Misunderstanding @turnitin by midnight

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Read ACT I (scroll past the intro pages 3-21) The Misunderstanding on your own or read with friends as though we were in class (Zoom, Google Meet, etc) and answer the questions. Please SUBMIT to turnitin.

  1. A) Why does the mother want this to be last one? B) To what exactly is she referring? What is their routine?
  2. Why does the mother say she wishes Martha would smile? What kind of person is Martha?
  3. Discuss the dramatic irony in scene 5.
  4. A) What does Marie want? B) Why can't she have it? A) Explain Jan’s plan. B) Why doesn’t he execute (go through with) it?
  5. A) Why does Martha want Jan to behave as a guest should? B) What is he doing that breaks those rules? C) Discuss the dramatic irony.
  6. What's unusual about the man servant?
  7. How long did this assignment take?

EC
1. Where have you heard this story before?
2. What advice would Meursault give Jan?
3. How is this Mother similar to Maman in The Stranger?


NEW MARKING PERIOD: Due FRIDAY 4/3 Absolutely Nothing @turnitin by midnight

Please answer with some depth and thought. Really think about it. Use specific examples from the text.

    Listen to Killing an Arab by The Cure + and read the Lyrics

  1. Obviously, The Cure was motivated to write their song about the novel. Select two quotes from the song and explain how they connect to the novel. 5-7 sentences. Analyze the lyric and discuss the theme with specifics from the novel.
  2. Discuss Meursault's connection (and or change) to the repeated "absolutely nothing" phrase. 5-7 sentences.

    Enjoy "If I Didn't Have You" (Tim Minchin)

  3. Explain how this would be the perfect love song from Meursault's to Marie? 5-7 sentences; use quotes from the song and support with text support and themes.

Due Tuesday 3/31 Existentialism @turnitin by midnight

I am attempting to find a way to share videos etc. Please register with your google classroom. SOPH 15 code is v6cdixx; SOPH 16 code is 3vd7tnc; please also join the Groupme if you haven't already. It will just make discussion easier -- we are moving towards that this week. I am having a very difficult time managing 125 students!

Please answer with some depth and thought. Really think about it. Use specific examples from the text. Watch Explain Like I'm Five: Existentialism

  1. "They're making up the rules...There is no universal morality that guides all of us," the presenters say. Explain how this concept is presented in The Stranger.
  2. "Do whatever you want," existential thinking says. Explain how this concept is presented in The Stranger.

    Watch Existentialism Philosophy Lesson

  3. What is 'essence' and essentialism? 1-2 sentences
  4. How does Jean Paul Sartre's understanding of 'essence' differ from the ancients? 1-2 sentences
  5. What is your understanding of the Absurd based on the video? How does Meursault seem to understand that he lives in the Absurd? 5-7 sentences with text evidence
  6. How is freedom scary? 1-2 sentences
  7. What does it mean to "live authentically"? Does Meursault live authentically? Explain. 5-7 sentences with text evidence.
  8. What does it mean that "there is no answer"? 1-2 sentences
  9. How can an existentialist find meaning? 5-7 sentences.
  10. Optional: How are you doing? What's on your mind during these strange times? Silver linings?

Due 3/27 The Stranger Part II Chapter 5 @turnitin by midnight

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You do NOT need to include/recopy the questions. Please write your own responses so no plagiarism comes up. Read the questions carefully and answer deliberately. This is just like a quiz, but you have the luxury of the text in front of you to seek out context! Please do not share answers with your friends -- you will get a zero if plagiarized (from internet or copying from a friend or sharing with a friend). YOU CAN DO THIS!

  • Online Text The Stranger by Albert Camus

    Reading Questions (12 points): these are like our reading quizzes -- 1-2 sentences please. Your words only, no quotes needed.

    1. Why does Meursault refuse to see the chaplain?
    2. What makes Meursault happy in this situation?
    3. What realization does Meursault have about his mother?
    4. What is Meursault's final wish?

      Analysis Questions (15 points): These are like journals/classwork/discussion; please keep on same document; these should be longer and analytical responses -- 5-7 sentences, use text evidence, write in the present tense and connect to literary techniques where possible. Quotes may be used.

    5. Meursault recounts his father's experience after the execution (110) and he also talks a lot about death and his own execution in this chapter. What is significant about this topic? 1 paragraph.
    6. THE BIG, MOST IMPORTANT Question (10 points). How is this Meursault different from Part I Meursault? Why/how? longer paragraph or 2
    7. Please indicate how long the reading and writing took you.

    Due 3/24 The Stranger Part II Chapters 3-4 @turnitin by midnight

    You do NOT need to include/recopy the questions. Please write your own responses so no plagiarism comes up. Read the questions carefully and answer deliberately. This is just like a quiz, but you have the luxury of the text in front of you to seek out context! Please do not share answers with your friends -- you will get a zero if plagiarized (from internet or copying from a friend or sharing with a friend). YOU CAN DO THIS!
  • Online Text The Stranger by Albert Camus

    Reading Questions (20 points): these are like our reading quizzes -- 1-2 sentences please. Your words only, no quotes needed.

    1. What's the climate in the courtroom? Describe the setting.
    2. What does Raymond keep stressing when he testifies for Meursault?
    3. What did Meursault's do prior to the shooting that now comes back to ruin his case? Cite two.
    4. What does Meursault say was the cause of the shooting of the Arab man?

      Analysis Questions (15 points): These are like journals/classwork/discussion; please keep on same document; these should be longer and analytical responses -- 5-7 sentences, use text evidence, write in the present tense and connect to literary techniques where possible. Quotes may be used.

    5. The lawyer tells Meursault that "Right after you, there's a parricide" (82) and the reporter excitedly tells Meursault, "And your story and the parricide were the only ones worth bothering about" (84). [Parricide is the same as patricide-- the killing of one's father.] Looking at how Meursault's trial goes after, and what the focus is, how does the placement of his trial with the parricide add another layer of meaning and/or the irony of his trial?
    6. Close read page 90. What is important? Create a thesis and explore what is happening on this page.
    7. On page 107, Meaursault responds, "No." Why?
    8. Please indicate how long the reading and writing took you.
  • Optional: Tell me how you're doing, how you're passing the time, silver linings, whatever's on your mind!

    FAQs
    Q: I am having trouble with question 7 and I don't want to ask a friend.
    A: Good thinking. So that question is an analysis question. It requires a rethinking of everything he has thought about. Pick a position that can be supported. If you answered on the last set that he thought it was self defense (his case), that was wrong. He never thought that. We were in his head. We thought he could have said that but he did not. So an analysis to be right has to be textually supported. Taking your yourself out of the question and coming up with a thesis idea why he said it and then support your idea with text proof/specifics.

    Q: Should I be writing the answers to both the regular reading quiz questions and analysis questions in the present tense?
    A: Yes, it is a good idea to maintain the present tense even for the more informal reading questions, although I don't harp on it as much as I might in analysis writing.

    Q: I have no idea how to respond to number 5.
    A: Fair enough. It's tricky. First reread both sections. Look at the context. What is happening just before or after.. Meursault didn't kill his father (which is what seems so interesting to others), nor did he "kill" his mother, but the people are interested in his case. Consider what his connection to the mother in his life has to do with this case. And/or, consider how the placement of M's trial with the parricide forces comparison and/or equating them. Another attack angle might be to think about why these generate excitement and interest at all, a parricide and M's murder... Hope this helps. Juxtaposition. Symbolism. Motif.

    Q: I really am not understanding page 90 for number 6. Like I don't understand if the caretaker is or is not on Meursault's side. I have read the page many times and I'm really not sure what to say.
    A: So when you get a question like this, it's allowing you freedom to think -- to think and yet develop a thesis from a careful place. You can attack this type of question by finding a single sentence to use as a thesis (then prove its significance, irony, thematic value). These types of questions focus you to the page (close read) and then call for connecting the dots. I hope this helps. For this question, on this page, you might look for M's revelations, the people's behaviors, M's emotion as, the caretaker's recant, etc. Find a sentence, discern its value to the text, and then talk about it.


    Due 3/20 The Stranger Part II Chapters 1-2 @turnitin by midnight

    You do NOT need to include/recopy the questions. Please write your own responses so no plagiarism comes up. Read the questions carefully and answer deliberately. This is just like a quiz, but you have the luxury of the text in front of you to seek out context! Online Text The Stranger by Albert Camus

    Reading Questions (25 points)

    1. "I said I thought my case was pretty simple," Meursault says. What does he mean by this statement? What is simple about it?
    2. Meursault's lawyer says, "You understand, it's a little embarrassing for me to have to ask you this. But it's very important. And it will be a strong argument for the prosecution if I can't come up with some answers." A) What is the embarrassing question his lawyer must ask Meursault? B)What is Meursault's reaction/response to the question?
    3. "Speaking very quickly and passionately, [the Magistrate] told me that he believed in God, that it was his conviction that no man was so guilty that God would not forgive him, but in order for that to happen a man must repent and in so doing become like a child whose heart is pen and ready to embrace all." A) How does Meursault react/respond to this? B) How does the Magistrate react/respond to Meursault's response?
    4. "When I was first imprisoned, the hardest thing was that my thoughts were still those of a free man." A) What example does Meursault provide to reveal that he thinks like a free man? What, specifically, does he cite that torments him?
    5. "A man had left a Czech village to seek his fortune. Twenty-five years later, and now rich, he had returned with a wife and child. His mother was running a hotel with his sister in the village where he'd been born." A) How does Meursault learn of this story? B) How does the man in the article want to surprise them? C) What is his fate?

      Analysis Questions (10 points)

    6. Why do you think the lawyer wants to know if Meursault felt sadness at his mother's funeral?
    7. What "lesson" does Meursault deduce from the story in the article? How can you connect this to his life?

    HW #12

    Please bring in your favorite children's books to use as the base story for a Greek Tragedy. Bring 2-3 titles just to have choice. If you don't have any childhood books available or you forgot, peruse Sur La Lune Fairy Tales Database and/or Story Nory and/or Grimm's Fairytales.... Select 2-3 to work with. Please print the fairy tales.

    HW #11

    Quiz on O'Connor's "My Oedipus Complex."

    HW #10

    Please select your essay topic and complete the thesis and outline. You may use the template I gave you or type your own.

    HW #9

    Quiz on chapters 10, 11 and 12 in The Catcher in the Rye. https://www.storynory.com/archives/fairy-tales/

    HW #8

    Quiz on chapters 7, 8 and 9 in The Catcher in the Rye.

    HW #7

    Quiz on chapters 4, 5, and 6 in The Catcher in the Rye.

    HW #6

    Quiz on chapters 1,2 and 3 in The Catcher in the Rye.

    HW #5

    Complete the "Harrison Bergeron" lit analysis sheet.

    HW #4

    Quiz on "Harrison Bergeron." Five questions, identify speaker and context of quotes. 25 points total. Three extra credit questions are vocab from the story.

    HW #3

    Watch the short film based on the short story. The Lottery (1969 film) [18 minutes]. Knowing the story now, watching the film comment on the following 2-4 sentences each: 1. Describe a scene that you felt was macabre in how it was set up. 2. What addition or omission impacted your impression of the film? 3. If you were a filmmaker retelling the story, what would you add or omit? Explain. To be handed in.

    HW #2

    Please finish reading and annotating the story from where we left off in class. Be prepared to share your annotations!

    HW #1

    Please read through the class guidelines. I will ask you to sign that you understood. Please feel free to ask me any questions! Also, register at turnitin: class id: 22221342 password: gokturk

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    Handouts and Links

    General Stuff

  • America poems
  • PowerPoint Reflection
  • Journal Guidelines
  • Common Essay Errors
  • Critical Lens Outline
  • A Sample Student Critical Lens
  • Critical Lens Peer Edit Sheet
  • Quoting from a Poem or Play in Verse
  • Analyze Literary Elements
  • Why You Should Read Lord of the Flies

    Conformity

  • "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Lottery" 1969 short film
  • "The Hangman" (1964)
  • "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Dead Poets Script
  • Asch Conformity Experiment
  • Jane Eliot Experiment
  • Dead Poets Screen Play
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 1
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 2

    Antigone

  • NAtional Theatre: An Introduction to Greek Theater
  • National Theatre: Intro (2)
  • Greek Theatre from Discovery Channel's Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
  • Antigone Pre-Reading Project
  • Tragedy: The Basics
  • Antigone After the Play Worksheet
  • Antigone Play Breakdown Worksheet
  • Antigone Journal Answerer Prompts
  • Analyze Literary Elements in Antigone
  • Literary Terms Glossary
  • Peer Editing for the Critical Lens
  • Critical Lens Assignment: Antigone
  • Critical Lens Outline: Antigone
  • Paragrpah Sandwich

    Catcher in the Rye Stuff

  • CIR Vocabulary List
  • 1940s PowerPoint Assignment
  • How to Cite for the PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Rubric
  • Character Sketch: Holden
  • Allie Mitt Project
  • Definition Essay of "Phony"
  • JD Salinger Biography
  • Salinger Interviews
  • More Salinger Bio
  • New York Times Reviews of Salinger
  • What's a Bildungsroman?
  • Online Resources
  • Study Guide
  • More Guide
  • Study Questions
  • A Reader Response
  • Another Reader Response
  • Discussion of Some Themes in Catcher
  • Photographic Companion
  • Praise and Criticism
  • CITR Book Covers
  • Catcher Vocab Sheet (all chapters)
  • Think about the novel in different ways...
  • Catcher Webquest
  • Bildungsroman Worksheet
  • Is Holden Mentally Ill?
  • Catcher Females Worksheet
  • Catcher FINAL PROJECT
  • Final Project Explication Samples
  • CIR Final Project Rubric
  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • Holden's Psychological Profile Worksheet
  • Comin' Thro the Rye
  • Final Project Paragraph Samples

    Lord of the Flies Stuff

  • Lost Episodes
  • How is it like LOF? Current Events Log
  • LOF Vocab for Novel
  • LOF Group Work: Symbols Chapters 1-2
  • LOF Log Project
  • Drawing Characterization
  • Close Reading Passage
  • LOF Critical Lens Assignment
  • Sample LOF Critical Lens Start of an Outline
  • The author: William Golding
  • Golding Biography
  • Some Informational Links
  • Lord of the Flies Info
  • Vocabulary
  • Study Guide
  • Simpsons' Lord of the Flies Worksheet
  • The Movie (1961)
  • The Movie (1990)
  • Meanings and Symbols
  • The Rules Are All We've Got Worksheet
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Zimbardo on the Psychology of Evil
  • Stanford Prison Experiment & Original Footage
  • Psychology is Nuts
  • Evil Comes from Hierarchy
  • Stanford Prison Experiment & Today
  • Milgram Experiment
  • Brain and Hierarchy (NPR)
  • Muzafer Sherif's The Robbers Cave Experiment
  • The Lord of the Flies is Still a Blueprint for Savagery
  • ABC Milgrim Remake
  • ,a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/28/world/lawsuit-over-drowning-joins-a-tide-to-chinese-courts.html">Lawsuit Over Drowning Joins a Tide to Chinese Courts
  • Coach Says He Knew of NO Hazing
  • Lord of the Flies Savages; Gang of Children Tortured Teenager



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