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"Franklin's Prologue" and Franklin's Tale"

"Miller's Tale" & "Reeve's Tale"

 

 

WEEK 15a May 16-May 20, 2011

      

CHAUCER week 2--"The Miller's Tale" & "The Reeve's Tale"

& "The Wife of Bath's Tale"   Gender Roles

and

MEETING OF THE MINDS Meeting 1 Friday, May 20th

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting #1

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LITERARY THEORY PAPER!

    

  Literary Theory paper is due

Wednesday , May 18th.  

To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.  To print out a copy of the Lit. Theory paper packet, click HERE.  To read a sample paper, click HERE.  To read a sampling of the articles available for each of the theories (you can get the rest from Wally's room in the bins), click on the theory: formalism, reader response, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist (gender) criticism, Marxism, deconstruction, new historicism.  To read the credentials of most of the authors of the Lit. Theory assigned articles, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE.  To print a copy of 2011 reminders for the Lit Theory paper, click HERE.

   

 

How was PROM WEEKEND?  

E-mail your pictures to Wally for posting!  lwallenberg@edenpr.org

 

 

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2009 CLASS PICTURES!

Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

Click HERE to go automatically to the yellow HW packet!

Click HERE for another copy of the 4 week pink calendar.

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

 For a copy of THE ENTIRE SURVIVAL PACKET (all 100 pages!), CLICK  HERE.

Buybacks!  If  buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  Read the blue BUYBACK section of the Survival Packet CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure.   For a copy of this blue section, click HERE  If you would like to use a template to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE.    For a STUDENT'S SAMPLE (not perfect, but close!) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (pdf.verson) or  HERE (WORD) version.

Bet you couldn't wait!  Click right HERE or at the Purdue OWL website (great resource!) to see next year's MLA Rule Changes:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

CT paper (remember NO BUYBACKS!!!)

DUE WEDNESDAY, June 1st (technical aspects graded by avg. errors per page!)

Read the purple packet outlining the CT paper  For a copy of this packet, click HERE.To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of brainstormed IDEAS FOR MEETING PLACES.

 

WARNING!!! ALL JOURNALS DUE SOON!  How are your journals coming?  You will turn in the WHOLE batch on  FRIDAY!  For a current (and FINAL!) master list of journals WITH LINKS TO THE DOCUMENTS EACH JOURNAL IS BASED ON, click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals Print out this list to turn in with all your WA's (to Wally) and OJ's (to Olson).  Be sure to pre-score your journals tranferring any scores on the journals already onto the grading sheet. Note that there are questions to answer (worth 5 points) on your journaling experience!  Put each set of journals in its own folder, please!   CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST PRINTABLE PDF FORM OF THE WA's OR FOR THE WORD DOCUMENT WA LIST, click HERE. CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST PRINTABLE PDF FORM OF THE OJ's OR FOR THE WORD DOCUMENT OJ LIST, click HERE 

  • Buybacks 

    Notes: 1.  Record your results on the yellow and pink sheets in your folder.   By the way, Mr. Olson doesn't like to use the boxes at the end of the grading sheet.  He prefers that you read his comments in the margins to find the positives and suggestions.  You must summarize these in the pink boxes and write a goal for the next paper.  Then, record your number of errors in Lit. Analysis Paper column on the yellow technical sheet.) 2.   Be sure to follow directions! There will be a lot less "mercy" for not doing correcting the error correctly this time.   3.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE OUT THE WHOLE SENTENCE THAT HAS THE ERROR(S).  DO NOT USE ELLIPSES!  4.  Make sure you do not make ANY NEW ERRORS.  If two or more errors occur in the same sentence, follow the specific directions on how to correct them all together.  5.   TURN BUYBACKS IN ON TIME!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  5.  Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure. 

     If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample (NOT PERFECT) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

    NOTE!  You may organize your buybacks by type of error or chronologically as they appear in your paper

 

Welcome sweet spring . . . or as Chaucer would say,

 "Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote / The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, / And bathed every veyne in swich licour / Of which vertu engendred is the flour;"

 

 
DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):

Monday, May 16th--day 68

Miller's and Reeve's Tales

Is it "Nowell's Flood"?

"THE MILLER'S TALE"--Yikes!

& "Reeve's Tale"

Where do you draw the line on censorship?

Which is the library copy?

Which is the grocery store version?

Mr. Salinger

Today's Quote of the Day:

"It is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"   -- Jim Elliot

Today's Allusion:

Bedlam

 

Monday, May 16th--day 68

Group Check in:

  • Weekend?
  • Jot down questions you'd like to ask Mrs. Stiever and Mr. Salinger (if they arrive)
  1. Burning Q's on Lit. THEORY paper--pass around sample

  2. Intro Meeting of the Minds

  3. Meeting of the Minds

    Meeting #1  Click HERE for agenda.  Click HERE for packet

    THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE May 27th!!!!   Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the Meeting #2, , the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is refines the script and everyone gets his/her part to practice  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL.  The groups will "perform" the last 2-3 days of school.

  4. Understanding of CT Paper?To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.
  5. Rob St. Clair--Lockdown Friend
  6. finish "THE KNIGHT'S TALE" Small groups--work on your assigned questions from "The Knight's Tale" agenda (long one) or HERE blue short one with Courteous Knight attached (ONE PER GROUP)
  7. "Knight's Tale" discussion:  initial reactions,  Boethius, Boccacio poem, medieval romance genre characteristics, group work on assigned questions: roles of women, role of gods/goddesses, universal questions,  themes (free will vs. destiny, chivalric duty & honor), why the original story was called the "Story of Theseus."
  8. IF TIME: Show more of A Knight’s Tale film clip—World's First Sports Herald (1 min. 32 sec) and Rock Music in 14th century (2 min. and 4 sec) , "A Director’s Quest” (5 min. 45 sec.) and maybe, “HBO Making of Knight’s Tale” (10 min.).
  9. Initial Reactions to the Knight's vs. Miller's and Reeve's Tales
  10. Miller's Tale" and "Reeve's Tale":  What is a fabliau?  Read Joseph Grennen’s comments  Is the sexuality justified? Look at Reeve’s prologue, Read the history of "Miller" and "Reeve's Tale" censorship articles, ask Sal/Mrs. Stiever Q's   PREP SHEET FOR  DISCUSSION: Write 3 questions to ask Ms. Stiever or Mr. Salinger.  Then write some ideas of what Wally might say to the school board if they wanted to pull "Miller's Tale" and "Reeve's Tale" from the curriculum.  Then write what parents might say who object to the tale.
  11. "Miller's Tale" and "Reeve's Tale" Read Monarch Notes on Miller's and Other issues about censorship:  Fly fishing story, Kathy Haddad’s story, Isabel Gomez story--Chaucer class, Law School bathrooms.  Discuss views of men and women and “courtly love."

HOMEWORK COLLECTED:

WA 22.  3 TOPICS: "Thin Gruel," "Miller's Tale" & "Reeve's Tale", Sal's Thesis!  (2 sider = 10 pts)

 

 
Monday, May 16th--day 68
  1.  ASSIGNMENT C7:  WA 22 "GENDER ROLES" & the Wife of Bath  (2 sides minimum commenting on something from each color of articles--pink, blue, and yellow) RESPONSE TO 3 Gender Roles Articles commenting on something from each set set of colored articles--pink, blue, and yellowIf you need copies of the articles, click a few of each COLOR and read!  PINK article 1, PINK article 2, PINK article 3, PINK article 4, PINK article 5, PINK article 6, PINK article 7, PINK article 8, PINK article 9, PINK article 10, PINK article 11, BLUE article 1, BLUE article 2, BLUE article 3, BLUE article 4, BLUE article 5, BLUE article 6, BLUE article 7, BLUE article 8 , YELLOW article 1, YELLOW article 2, YELLOW article 3, YELLOW article 4, YELLOW article 5.  

  2. Work on Meeting of the Minds! Read the hand-out on the project.  WRITE UP AT LEAST A PAGE OF BRAINSTORMING FOR THE PROJECT.  Brainstorm a list of ideas for the theme of your presentation, scenarios, and characters.  This must be at least one side of a page (worth 5 points).  CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.

  3. Work on Literary Theory paper! (due Wednesday , May 18th).  

    To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.  To print out a copy of the Lit. Theory paper packet, click HERE.  To read a sample paper, click HERE.  To read a sampling of the articles available for each of the theories (you can get the rest from Wally's room in the bins), click on the theory: formalism, reader response, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist (gender) criticism, Marxism, deconstruction, new historicism.  To read the credentials of most of the authors of the Lit. Theory assigned articles, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE

    To print a copy of 2011 reminders for the Lit Theory paper, click HERE.

 

 

TUESDAY,  May 17th--day 69

Miller's and Reeve's Tales

Is it "Nowell's Flood"?

"THE MILLER'S TALE"--Yikes!

Today's Quote of the Day:

"It is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"   -- Jim Elliot

Today's Allusion:

handwriting on the wall

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Words of the Day:

nabble

To gnaw.  A stronger word than nibble, by a change of vowel.  Mice nibble and rats nabble our victuals, and hares and rabbits our growing vegetables.

   --Rev. Robert Forby’s Vocabulary of East Anglia, 1830 

Hobbes’ voyage

A leap in the dark, in allusion to the last saying of Thomas Hobbes the philosopher, “Now I am about to take my last voyage, a leap in the dark.”

   --Albert Hyamson’s Dictionary of English Phrases, 1922

Click HERE for a copy of more fun FORGOTTEN ENGLISH Words of the Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY,  May 17th--day 69

EVERYONE:

  1. Group check-in:
  • MofM share sheet of brainstorming
  • assign roles
  • progress on paper?
  1. Burning Q's on Lit. THEORY paper--pass around sample
  2. Tell about Ellesmere Manuscript and Huntingdon Library--CLICK HERE for article "Canterbury Sales"  and show websites:

    http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/sc/chaucer/chaucer.htm

    http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/chaucer/images.htm

    http://www.huntington.org/HLPress/chaucerdetail.html

  3. finish "THE PROLOGUE" Small groups--work on your assigned questions from "The Knight's Tale" agenda (long one) or HERE blue short one with Courteous Knight attached (ONE PER GROUP)
  4. "Knight's Tale" discussion:  initial reactions,  Boethius, Boccacio poem, medieval romance genre characteristics, group work on assigned questions: roles of women, role of gods/goddesses, universal questions,  themes (free will vs. destiny, chivalric duty & honor), why the original story was called the "Story of Theseus."
  5. Miller's Tale" and "Reeve's Tale":  What is a fabliau?  Read Joseph Grennen’s comments  Is the sexuality justified? Look at Reeve’s prologue, Read the history of "Miller" and "Reeve's Tale" censorship articles, ask Sal/Mrs. Stiever Q's   PREP SHEET FOR  DISCUSSION: Write 3 questions to ask Ms. Stiever or Mr. Salinger.  Then write some ideas of what Wally might say to the school board if they wanted to pull "Miller's Tale" and "Reeve's Tale" from the curriculum.  Then write what parents might say who object to the tale.
  6. "Miller's Tale" and "Reeve's Tale" Read Monarch Notes on Miller's and Other issues about censorship:  Fly fishing story, Kathy Haddad’s story, Isabel Gomez story--Chaucer class, Law School bathrooms.  Discuss views of men and women and “courtly love."
  7. Other issues about censorship:  Fly fishing story, Kathy Haddad’s story, Isabel Gomez story--Chaucer class, Law School bathrooms.  Discuss views of men and women and “courtly love."

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!
  2. Mof M brainstorming sheet
  3. WA 22 Gender Roles

BABA BRINKMAN IN ACTION!  He's in England performing his RAP Canterbury Tales right now!

Baba rappin' Chaucer

BABA's "Dead Poets' Society" text

http://www.babasword.com/writing/poetry/deadpoets.html

 article about BABA at the Vancouver Fringe

http://www.babasword.com/press/qarticle.html

article review BABA's latest CD "Lit-Hop"

http://www.lucidforge.com/album-reviews/baba-brinkman-lit-hop.html?Itemid=6

 

TUESDAY,  May 17th--day 69

  1. Work on Literary Theory paper! (due Wednesday , May 18th).  

    To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.  To print out a copy of the Lit. Theory paper packet, click HERE.  To read a sample paper, click HERE.  To read a sampling of the articles available for each of the theories (you can get the rest from Wally's room in the bins), click on the theory: formalism, reader response, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist (gender) criticism, Marxism, deconstruction, new historicism.  To read the credentials of most of the authors of the Lit. Theory assigned articles, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE

    To print a copy of 2011 reminders for the Lit Theory paper, click HERE.

    PLEASE Bring back ALL BOOKS  and hand-outs! Hear ye!  Hear ye! ALL-CALL FOR HAND-OUTS and BOOKS (Stack all of them up with a post-it on top with your name on it. Give us all of those signed out to you.  Do NOT give us the books one at a time!  We need them back or NO diploma!)  "Gather ye hand-outs while ye may; Old time is still a flyin'!  For all books and hand-outs not turned in, Wally and Olson will be a cryin'!  :(

     

 

WEDNESDAY,  May 17th--day 70

LITERARY THEORY PAPER DUE!

 

GENDER ROLES

What do Men Want?

What do Women Want?

Click HERE FOR MORE IDEAS!

 

 

What do men/women want?

What do women/men want?

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"I want to be strong, I want to laugh along, I want to belong to the living." --Joni Mitchell

Today's Allusion:

the handwriting on the wall

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Words of the Day:

hospitate--To reside under the roof of another.   --Richard Coxe’s Pronouncing Dictionary, 1813 

galligant--To play the hoyden; to flirt; to “gallivant.”  In common use. --Joseph Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary, 1896-1905 Galliganting, wandering about in gaiety and enjoyment; applied chiefly to association of the sexes.        --James Jenning’s Dialect of Somersetshire, 1869

Click HERE for a copy of more fun FORGOTTEN ENGLISH Words of the Day!

FOR FUN!  Below are listed are some cool websites on the humors.  You can take a test and find out if your personality is sanguine, melancholy, choleric, or phlegmatic (rather like the COLOR tests).   First site--click on the link, then select "Take the Free Personality/Temperament test online now."

http://www.oneishy.com/personality/

Another site--click on the link, then select "Eysenck Personality Test (46 questions)"

www.similarminds.com/cgibin/eysenck.pl

FOR FUN!  Here are some more Chaucer websites to check out:

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/sc/chaucer/chaucer.htm

http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/chaucer/images.htm

http://www.huntington.org/HLPress/chaucerdetail.html

http://geoffreychaucer.org/language/

MORE FUN STUFF FROM BABA BRINKMAN:

BABA's HOME PAGE

http://www.babasword.com/index/index.html

BABA's MYSPACE (includes MP3 "The Pardoner's Tale")

http://www.myspace.com/bababrinkman

May 17, 2007 Interview with BABA in Birmingham

http://www.babasword.com/audio/bbcverma.mp3

watch some of BABA's performances

http://www.babasword.com/index/video.html

WEDNESDAY,  May 17th--day 70

Group check-in:

  • Share experiences/lessons with  paper
  •  
  1. Understanding of CT Paper?To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.
  2. Tell about Ellesmere Manuscript and Huntingdon Library--CLICK HERE for article "Canterbury Sales"  and show websites:

    http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/sc/chaucer/chaucer.htm

    http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/chaucer/images.htm

    http://www.huntington.org/HLPress/chaucerdetail.html

  3. Intro to CT paper--brainstorm places  Chaucer packet p. 7 #4.  Do #2 and #3 in Chaucer packet p. 7--
  4. Rob St. Clair--Lockdown Friend
  5. WIFE OF BATH and GENDER ROLESGENDER ROLES ACTIVITY--divide up and make poster based on WA 22

    DIVIDE UP AND DO GENDER ROLES DISCUSSION--GENDER ROLES DISCUSSION--Read the Tribune statement about the need to talk about gender in school,  Wixon jewelry ads, Faludi books, Senate clothing issue, Spur Posse, old magazines, etc. Mona Lisa clips if time

  6. Read "Lessons," "Two Women," and "Local Sensibilities" aloud.  Explain Partner Poem--due Monday Click HERE if you need a copy of the three poems. PARTNER POEM POEMS--Click HERE to read the poems

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!

  2. LOTS OF ARTICLES:  Lit Theory and all Hist of English Language articles, Beowulf texts (if done) and hand-outs and all Hist of Eng Lang. articles (blue and green) as well as modern English language articles (yellow and ivory). "Unlearning the Myth" articles. Names articles

    Listen to any of BABA's tales/recordings (NOT JUST SAMPLES BUT THE WHOLE THING, I think)

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/

    Listen to BABA's ME first few lines of PROLGUE and then RAP prologue

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/2generalprologue.mp3

     Read side by side BABA's sample translation of CT in Middle English to RAP

    http://www.babasword.com/writing/poetry/pardcontrast.html

    Listen to sample from BABA's Chaucer biography

    http://www.babasword.com/teaching/chaucerbio.html

    Listen to sample from BABA's "The Miller's Tale"

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/miller.mp3

    Listen to sample from BABA's "The Wife of Bath"

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/wife.mp3

     Listen to sample from BABA's "The Pardoner's Tale"

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/pardoner.mp3

    Listen to sample from BABA's "The Knight's Tale"

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/knight.mp3

     Listen to sample from BABA's "Dead Poets' Society"

    http://www.babasword.com/audio/deadpoets.mp3

     

     

     

WEDNESDAY,  May 17th--day 70

  1.  WA 23 "Meet the Wife of Bath"--Response to the Tale 

    1.        Review the description of the Wife of Bath in the "General Prologue" (pp. 9-10).

    2.        Read "The Wife of Bath's Prologue" (pp. 153-169--YES!  IT'S LONG!  DON'T SKIP IT!  IT'S ALMOST MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE TALE ITSELF.)  Dame Alice is often called the "first feminist character in literature."  What do you think of that?  What do you think of her?   Is she, as some critics call her, "a militant suffragist rampant for her rights who may lose her cause by exaggeration"?

    3.        Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" (pp. 169-176).  Pay special attention to pp. 174-176! 

    4.     Do WA 23 RESPONSE TO THE TALE  Comment on the UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS brought up in this tale and/or its prologue.  HERE ARE SOME OTHER IDEAS FOR DISCUSSION:  What is it that women supposedly desire most?  What three topics does the old woman take up the last few pages from the end?  Why are these so critical?  Also, what's up with the ending?  Was there really a magic transformation?  What do you (or most people presumably) want to believe?

    Click CRAZY ADS for more CRAZY ADS from the 1950's like these:

     

  2. Start familiarizing yourself with the CT paper (remember NO BUYBACKS!!!) (technical aspects graded by avg. errors per page!) Read the purple packet outlining the CT paper  For a copy of this packet, click HERE.  It's due Wednesday, June 1. To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of brainstormed IDEAS FOR MEETING PLACES.
  3. Prepare for your MofM meeting Friday! E-mail each other on your progress as the week goes on! 
  4. ALL-CALL FOR HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!  We need them back!  "Gather ye hand-outs while ye may; Old time is still a flyin'!  For all books and hand-outs not turned in, Wally and Olson will be a cryin'!  :(
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY,  May 19th--day 72

 

WE Lve CHaUCER!

GENDER ROLES

DEBRIEF

 

 

Click CRAZY ADS for more CRAZY ADS from the 1950's like these:

 

Today's Quotes of the Day:

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, and author (1872-1970)

At times it may be necessary to temporarily accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good. -Margaret Mead, anthropologist  (1901-1978)

As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. -Calvin Trillin, writer (1935- )

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard

"You are a human BEING, and not a HUMAN WAS or WILL BE"

Today's Allusion:

red herring

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Words of the Day:

antiquarium  -- A repository of antiquities.   --Sir James Murray’s New English Dictionary, 1888

contumely -- rudeness, contemptuousness, reproach

William Grimshaw’s Ladies’ Lexicon and Parlour Companion, 1854

celibataire:  bachelor

--T. Lewis Davie’s Supplemental English Glossary, 1881

fribbler  A trifler; one who professes rapture for a woman yet dreads her consent.

--Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

Click HERE for a copy of more fun FORGOTTEN ENGLISH Words of the Day!

 

THURSDAY,  May 19th--day 72

Group check-in:

  • Check-in that everyone is ready for  Meeting of the Minds meeting  tomorrow.  Look over agenda
  1. DEBRIEF GENDER ROLESGENDER ROLES ACTIVITY--divide up and make poster based on WA 23
  2. DIVIDE UP AND DO GENDER ROLES DISCUSSION--GENDER ROLES DISCUSSION--Read the Tribune statement about the need to talk about gender in school,  Wixon jewelry ads, Faludi books, Senate clothing issue, Spur Posse, old magazines, etc. Mona Lisa clips if time
  3. GENDER ROLES DISCUSSION--Read the Tribune statement about the need to talk about gender in school,  Wixon jewelry ads, Faludi books, Senate clothing issue, Spur Posse, old magazines, etc. Mona Lisa clips if time

  4. Read "Lessons," "Two Women," and "Local Sensibilities" aloud.  Explain Partner Poem--due Monday Click HERE if you need a copy of the three poems. PARTNER POEM POEMS--Click HERE to read the poems

  5. Preview to Wife of Bath--confession and exemplum and question about what men/women want most
  6. start discussing "Wife of Bath's Tale" --Arlyn Diamond quote.  What do you think of the ending? WofB--Do you agree or disagree with the Wife?  What do you look for in a relationship?  What would a feminist say about this tale? 
  7. Mona Lisa Smile featurette clip--Women in 1953 (10 min.) and "The Man Song" and "Wishin' and Hopin'" and Susan Faludi's books and various transparencies
  8. Finish "Wife of Bath's Tale" --Arlyn Diamond quote.  What do you think of the ending? WofB--Do you agree or disagree with the Wife?  What do you look for
  9. in a relationship?  What would a feminist say about this tale? 
  10. WIFE OF BATH QUIZ

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!

 

 

THURSDAY,  May 19th--day 72
  1. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday!
  2. HEADS UP!   Bring or e-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org  a prom picture for the website (if you like)!
  3. WA 24 Partner Poem--due next week on Wednesday!  (OLD ASSIGNMENT C9)

    After hearing/reading these poems, "Lessons," "Two Women," and "Local Sensibilities," choose one of

    these as a template for a your own poem inspired by one of these. 

    Your poem need not be as long as the original, but should have enough "meat" OR "substance" to get

    your point across to your audience. Click HERE if you need a copy of the three poems. 

     NOTE:   You have the option of doing this completely

    on your own, but for more fun you may choose a partner (or trio--no more!) with whom you

    will collaborate and write (as well as "perform") the poem together.  If you do this with a partner,

    BOTH of you need a copy in your journal!

     NOTE:  PERFORMANCE" DATE OF THE POEMS IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK!

     

  4. Do WA 25 "The Nun's Priest's Tale" (1 side min.)  (OLD AP ASSIGNMENT C10)  

    RESPONSE TO "The Nun's Priest's Tale": ANIMAL CHART, DREAMS, and UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS

    1.   Re-read the description of the Nun's Priest in the "General Prologue" (p. 4).

    2.      Read "Nun's Priest's Tale Prologue" (pp. 139-140) and "The Nun's Priest's Tale" (pp. 140-152).

    3. MAKE AN ANIMAL CHART (rooster, hen, fox)--(TOP 1/2 of side one of the journal) Discuss what the animal traditionally symbolizes and then why the specific animal was chosen for each character (ex. What did Chanticleer have to be a rooster?  Why did Partlet have to be a hen?  Why did the animal in the barnyard have to be a fox?). 

    TEMPLATE FOR THE ANIMAL CHART

     In the left column, list all of the animals in this story.  On the right, jot down what symbolic significance these animals have traditionally been given in society. (What do you remember about the roles these animals have played in folk tales, fables,         parables, jokes, etc.?)

    ANIMAL                     TRADITIONAL SYMBOLISM                          FUNCTION IN THE TALE?

    1.  rooster

    2.  hen

    3.   fox

    4.   DREAMS AND UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS (bottom 1/2 of side one of the journal) Jot down your thought or experiences with the phenomenon of dreaming.  Do you "take stock" in dreams? Is there a dream you vividly remember?  Maybe place a sheet of paper next to you before you go to sleep one night this weekend.  When you wake up, jot down what you remember!  Can you recall any other dreams someone told you about? 

            Finally, jot down what you think are the universal questions raised in this story.

  5. Prepare for your MofM meeting tomorrow! E-mail each other on your progress as the week goes on! 
  6. Start familiarizing yourself with the CT paper (remember NO BUYBACKS!!!) (technical aspects graded by avg. errors per page!) Read the purple packet outlining the CT paper  For a copy of this packet, click HERE.  It's due Monday, June 2nd. To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of brainstormed IDEAS FOR MEETING PLACES.

  7. ALL-CALL FOR HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!  We need them back!  BRING YOUR SURVIVAL PACKET, too!!!!"Gather ye hand-outs while ye may; Old time is still a flyin'!  For all books and hand-outs not turned in, Wally and Olson will be a cryin'!  :(

FOR FUN!  AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE THE CLASS OF '08?  You get out of doing "A TYPICAL AP ESSAY ON 2 TALES!"  You'd get 40 minutes (including planning time) to do the following AP essay.  It would be graded on the 9 point scale and given a holistic letter grade which will be assigned points (25 possible) and recorded under the test category.

HERE IT WAS:

"But every thyng which schyneth as the gold,/Nis nat gold, as that I have herd it told."

The Canterbury Tales (preamble, l. 17,362), "The Canon's Yeoman's Tale"

As the above passage indicates, one theme present in The Canterbury Tales is the conflict between appearance and reality. Write a well-organized essay in which you examine Chaucer's exploration of this theme in "The Knight's Tale" and one other tale from The Canterbury Tales.

 

FRIDAY,  May 20th--day 73

"Nun's Priest's Tale"

 

Meeting of the Minds

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Today's Quote of the Day:

"I wanted a perfect ending . . . Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.  Life is about NOT knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next--DELICIOUS AMBIGUITY!"  -- Gilda Radner

Today's Allusion:

Ben

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Words of the Day:

green gown The supposed badge of the loss of virginity.

--John Jamieson’s Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808

A tousle in the new-mown hay…beyond the bounds of innocent play.

--Ebenezer Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1898

To give a lass a green gown:  to throw her down upon the grass so that the gown was stained.

--Walter Skeat’s Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Word, 1914

anabrochismus An operation for removing the eyelashes…by means of a hair knotted around them.

--Dr. Robley Dunglison’s Dictionary of Medical Science, 1844.

Click HERE for a copy of more fun FORGOTTEN ENGLISH   Words of the Day!

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FRIDAY,  May 20th--day 73

Group check-in:

  • Weekend?
  • WIFE OF BATH QUIZ
  1. Understanding of CT Paper?To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.
  2. Intro to CT paper--brainstorm places  Chaucer packet p. 7 #4.  Do #2 and #3 in Chaucer packet p. 7--
  3. "Nun's Priest's Tale"--Global Q and the journal topic--How does gender play a role in this tale? Cato, Coastal Carolina Chants, symbolism of specific animals--rooster, fox, hen, why beast fable is suitable, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,  9 lines that shifted Head to Heart, role of the widow--deism, article:  "Listening to your stomach and your colon," dreams, pride goes before the fall, etc. Rolf and Wally's Final Thoughts
  4. Intro Meeting of the Minds

  5. Meeting of the Minds

    Meeting #1  Click HERE for agenda  click HERE for packet

    THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE May 27th!!!!   Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the Meeting #2, , the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is refines the script and everyone gets his/her part to practice  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL.  The groups will "perform" the last 2-3 days of school.

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HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!

  2. ALL OJ's and WA's in separate folders with a separate grading sheet:   For a current (and FINAL!) master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE to see Olson's current list. Print out this list to turn in with all your WA's (to Wally) and OJ's (to Olson).  Note that there are questions to answer (worth 5 points) on your journaling experience! Put all journals in file folders.
 
Here's the Story of the Day:
 
forced to listen to abba, so she's hating the 80's just on principle

 

FRIDAY,  May 20th--day 73

  1. PR #4--the last ONE!  As always, use your code, type your PR, and write a special request if you want!PR #4--remember to use your code and DO NOT GIVE YOURSELF AWAY!

  2. ASSIGNMENT C9: WA 24 Partner Poem--due Wednesday May 25th!  Be ready for you (and your partner--if you want one or two, but no more than a trio) to "perform it." Click HERE if you need a copy of the three poems.

  3. OJ 20: RESPONSE TO "The Pardoner's Tale"

    1.        Review the description of the pardoner in the "General Prologue" (p. 13-14).

    2.        Read "The Pardoner's Tale Prologue" (p. 286-289) and "The Pardoner's Tale." (pp. 290-299.)

    3.        Discuss the universal question that arise in this tale.  What does it mean when someone advocates that  "to talk the talk, you must also walk the walk."   Feel free to poll a few people on their ideas about this concept.  What does it mean to you?   How does it relate to the pardoner?  Are there any ways at all you might see the pardoner as a positive character worth redemption?

     

  4. Arcadia Read the entire play--due WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th!   IF you like, buy a copy in the school store ($12.00). Do OJ 22 Notes on the First Read-Through and INITIAL REACTION (questions, comments, maybe some F.I.G. questions, initial confusions, and What do you "get" upon your initial reading of Arcadia? etc.  etc.  etc.) To view our AP EPHS info. page on R&G are Dead, click here: http://www.edenpr.org/ephs/arcadiaweb/Rosencrantz/play_M.html

  5.  (if the link works . . . we aren't sure right now)

    ARCADIA PIX:

            

  6.   CT paper (remember NO BUYBACKS!!!)

    DUE THURSDAY, JUNE 3 (technical aspects graded by avg. errors per page!)

    Read the purple packet outlining the CT paper  For a copy of this packet, click HERE.To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of brainstormed IDEAS FOR MEETING PLACES.

  7. Work on your MofM presentations

  8. ALL-CALL FOR HAND-OUTS and BOOKS!  We need them back!  BRING YOUR POETRY PACKET AND SURVIVAL PACKET, too!!!!"Gather ye hand-outs while ye may; Old time is still a flyin'!  For all books and hand-outs not turned in, Wally and Olson will be a cryin'!  :

  9. Buybacks for POSITION PAPER

    Notes: 1.  Record your results on the yellow and pink sheets in your folder.   By the way, Mr. Olson doesn't like to use the boxes at the end of the grading sheet.  He prefers that you read his comments in the margins to find the positives and suggestions.  You must summarize these in the pink boxes and write a goal for the next paper.  Then, record your number of errors in Lit. Analysis Paper column on the yellow technical sheet.) 2.   Be sure to follow directions! There will be a lot less "mercy" for not doing correcting the error correctly this time.   3.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE OUT THE WHOLE SENTENCE THAT HAS THE ERROR(S).  DO NOT USE ELLIPSES!  4.  Make sure you do not make ANY NEW ERRORS.  If two or more errors occur in the same sentence, follow the specific directions on how to correct them all together.  5.   TURN BUYBACKS IN ON TIME!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  5.  Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure. 

     If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample (NOT PERFECT) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

    NOTE!  You may organize your buybacks by type of error or chronologically as they appear in your paper

 

 

 

 

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OVERFLOW:

MEMORIAL DAY

How do you want to be remembered?

 

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

OVERFLOW

 

FOR FUN!  Below are listed are some cool websites on the humors.  You can take a test and find out if your personality is sanguine, melancholy, choleric, or phlegmatic (rather like the COLOR tests).   First site--click on the link, then select "Take the Free Personality/Temperament test online now."

http://www.oneishy.com/personality/

Another site--click on the link, then select "Eysenck Personality Test (46 questions)"

www.similarminds.com/cgibin/eysenck.pl

FOR FUN!  Here are some more Chaucer websites to check out:

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/sc/chaucer/chaucer.htm

http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/chaucer/images.htm

http://www.huntington.org/HLPress/chaucerdetail.html

and the  website Mr. Olson mentioned!!!!

http://geoffreychaucer.org/language/

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Share your CARPE DIEM!  EXPERIENCES! 

 

Mof M PREP WORK:  --Read the hand-out carefully.  Start thinking of themes for your groups.  Start thinking about what role YOU would like to play--scriptwriter, costume designer, actor, techie, etc.  If you are the designated leader(s), read the Mof M agenda carefully and be ready to lead the group at Friday's MofM meeting #1!

 

  1. PREP WORK FOR OUR LAST PROJECT: Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #2 NEXT FRIDAY!

  2.    GROUPS1. Hearty Tale, 2. Hamlet Falls Apart, 3. Prideful Meany  THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE TUESDAY, June 1st!!!!   Work on your part in our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the second group meeting, TUESDAY, JUNE 1st, the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is FRIDAY, June 4th!  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL is , Monday, June 7th.  The first group will "perform" on Tuesday, June 8th, and the next two will be on Wednesday, June 9th.

     

  3. WARNING!!! ALL JOURNALS DUE WEEK ON NEXT FriDAY How are your journals coming?  You will turn in the WHOLE batch on  FRIDAY!  For a current (and FINAL!) master list of journals WITH LINKS TO THE DOCUMENTS EACH JOURNAL IS BASED ON, click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals Print out this list to turn in with all your WA's (to Wally) and OJ's (to Olson).  Be sure to pre-score your journals tranferring any scores on the journals already onto the grading sheet. Note that there are questions to answer (worth 5 points) on your journaling experience!  Put each set of journals in its own folder, please!   CLICK HERE WA 2010 FOR THE BEST PRINTABLE PDF FORM OF THE WA's OR FOR THE WORD DOCUMENT WA LIST, click HERE WA WORD 2010 CLICK HERE OJ 2010 FOR THE BEST PRINTABLE PDF FORM OF THE OJ's OR HERE OJ WORD 2010
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  5. Hear ye!  Hear ye! ALL-CALL FOR HAND-OUTS and BOOKS (Stack all of them up with a post-it on top with your name on it. Give us all of those signed out to you.  Do NOT give us the books one at a time!  We need them back or NO diploma!)  "Gather ye hand-outs while ye may; Old time is still a flyin'!  For all books and hand-outs not turned in, Wally and Olson will be a cryin'!  :(

 

  1. Start working on the CT paper (remember NO BUYBACKS!!!) (technical aspects graded by avg. errors per page!) Read the purple packet outlining the CT paper  For a copy of this packet, click HERE.  It's due Wednesday, June 2. To see a copy of the packet and/or print off the grading sheet, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of brainstormed IDEAS FOR MEETING PLACES.
  2. BRING YOUR BOOKS and old hand-outs BACK ASAP!  Remember especially to bring back the Poetry Packet, Frankenstein Packet, Beowulf Packets, Hamlet packets--all that Jazz!

  3.  

    PREP WORK FOR OUR LAST PROJECT: Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #2 NEXT FRIDAY!

  4.    GROUPS1. Hearty Tale, 2. Hamlet Falls Apart, 3. Prideful Meany  Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role.  Start thinking of universal questions/themes for your groups.  Start thinking about what role YOU would like to play--scriptwriter, costume designer, actor, techie, etc.  The first major meeting is Friday, but each day during group check-in, ideas should be gathered!  Groups = Tale of the Heart, Hamlet Falls Apart, and Prideful Meany.  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the second group meeting, TUESDAY, JUNE 1st, the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is FRIDAY, June 4th!  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL is , Monday, June 7th.  The first group will "perform" on Tuesday, June 8th, and the next two will be on Wednesday, June 9th. 

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  2. Mof M Leader PREP WORK:  --If you are the designated leader(s), read the Mof M agenda carefully and be ready to lead the group in Friday's MofM meeting #1!
  3. PREP WORK FOR OUR LAST PROJECT: Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #2 NEXT FRIDAY!

  4.    GROUPS1. Hearty Tale, 2. Hamlet Falls Apart, 3. Prideful Meany

    THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE TUESDAY, June 1st!!!!   Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the second group meeting, TUESDAY, JUNE 1st, the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is FRIDAY, June 4th!  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL is , Monday, June 7th.  The first group will "perform" on Tuesday, June 8th, and the next two will be on Wednesday, June 9th.

  1. PREP WORK FOR OUR LAST PROJECT: Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #2 NEXT FRIDAY!

  2.    GROUPS1. Hearty Tale, 2. Hamlet Falls Apart, 3. Prideful Meany

Be ready for your MofM meeting tomorrow! E-mail each other on your progress as the week goes on!  Next group meeting is TUESDAY, JUNE 1st when !  a preliminary script is due!  Enough copies run for everyone, and each person's individual part highlighted! Work on Meeting of the Minds! Set up a FACEBOOK GROUP or e-mail each other on your progress as the week goes on! 

If you are the designated leader(s), read the Mof M agenda carefully and be ready to lead the group in Friday's MofM meeting #1!

Don't know the difference between "who" vs. "whom"?  Neither does Michael from The Office Check out this The Office episode:

http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/episodes.shtml#vid=169097&tin=1248.049&tou=1320.252&plt=lf

 

 

DUE FRIDAY! GAWAIN PARTS 1-2: ASSIGNMENT  G1

1.         Read the front page of the Sir Gawain packet.          IF YOU WERE ABSENT TODAY,  click HERE for a copy of the Gawain packet.

2.         Read the Introduction to Gawain -- see the white pages in the Gawain Packet right before the text of the poem    

3.         Read parts 1 and 2 (from pp. 202-225 in the Norton Anthology, 6th ed.).    BIG HINT!  You may want to read the poem aloud!

4.          Do WA 17  Some Preliminary Thoughts on Gawain parts 1 – 2

A.      After you have read the text,  think about these ideas :

a.        the significance/associations of the color green

b.       why Gawain was chosen for this "quest"

c.        how the "imperfect human is really the perfect human"

d.       comparisons and contrast between these three characters: Arthur, Sir Gawain, the Green Knight

e.        the symbolic significance/associations that are conjured up in your mind with the following animals:  a deer, a boar, a fox.  You may have been given a chart in which to write down these animal associations.  Jot down your ideas in the first column the chart

f.         how does Gawain qualify as a representative "medieval romance"

g.       what similarities and differences do you see between Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight.

B.       For the journal,  jot down your ideas on these:  

o        •reading the introduction,

o        •what happens in parts 1 and 2,

o        •at least three of the ideas listed above (a-g)

5.           Be prepared for a quiz  on the Intro., the information in the hand-out, & Gawain parts 1 and 2.

 

 

  1. Bring GREEN TREATS for FHGFY! -- Fantastic Healthy (?) Green Food Friday!
  2. DUE FRIDAY! GAWAIN PARTS 1-2: ASSIGNMENT  G1

    1.         Read the front page of the Sir Gawain packet.          IF YOU WERE ABSENT TODAY,  click HERE for a copy of the Gawain packet.

    2.         Read the Introduction to Gawain -- see the white pages in the Gawain Packet right before the text of the poem      Be prepared for a quiz on the Intro., the information in the hand-out, & Gawain parts 1 and 2.

    3.         Read parts 1 and 2 (from pp. 202-225 in the Norton Anthology, 6th ed.).    BIG HINT!  You may want to read the poem aloud!  Be prepared for a quiz on the Intro., the information in the hand-out, & Gawain parts 1 and 2.

    4.          Do WA 17  Some Preliminary Thoughts on Gawain parts 1 – 2

    A.      After you have read the text,  think about these ideas :

    a.        the significance/associations of the color green

    b.       why Gawain was chosen for this "quest"

    c.        how the "imperfect human is really the perfect human"

    d.       comparisons and contrast between these three characters: Arthur, Sir Gawain, the Green Knight

    e.        the symbolic significance/associations that are conjured up in your mind with the following animals:  a deer, a boar, a fox.  You may have been given a chart in which to write down these animal associations.  Jot down your ideas in the first column the chart

    f.         how does Gawain qualify as a representative "medieval romance"

    g.       what similarities and differences do you see between Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight.

    5.           Be prepared for a quiz on the Intro., the information in the hand-out, & Gawain parts 1 and 2.

DUE MONDAY! GAWAIN PARTS 3-4: ASSIGNMENT  G2 and G3 (depending on your NOVEL GROUP)

1.  Read parts 3 and 4. (pp. 258-288 in the Norton Anthology, 5th ed. Or pp. 225-254 in the Norton Anthology, 6th ed.). BIG HINT!  You may want to read the poem aloud!  Be prepared for a quiz on the Intro., the information in the hand-out, & Gawain parts 1 and 2.

2.  Fill out the Comparison / Contrast Chart  of the 3 Animals/Hunts/Temptations/Blows.  Click HERE for a copy of the chart. For a copy of the Gawain packet, click HERE.

After all the boxes are filled, look for ways the columns associate with each other.

a.        In the first column in the boxes under the word "Animals," jot down what symbolic significances/associations are conjured up in your mind with these animals:  a deer, a boar, a fox.

b.       In the second column in the boxes under the word "Bercilak's hunt," jot down what characterizes each hunt (how it is gone about, what methods are used, the results, etc.).

c.        In the third column in the boxes under the word "temptations," jot down what characterizes each of the three temptation experiences.  Look at both the strategies/reactions/results in terms of Sir Gawain and the Lady.

d.       In the fourth column in the boxes under the word "blows," jot down what characterizes each confrontation between Gawain and the Green Knight.

3.         Do WA 18 “Gawain Closure Topics”  (a minimum of one side – 5 pts.)

              Do the journal topic assigned to your NOVEL GROUP!

 Analytic Journal Entry on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

 

Devote at least a page to your topic or whatever it takes to fully explore the topic.  Choose one of the two topics described below:

 GROUP A FRANKENSTEIN CHOICES:

 

 A1          Would Sir Gawain be considered a hero, even after his “mistake”?

 

  A2         Either agree or disagree.  Gawain came through the challenge successfully.  Give support.

 

GROUP B BEOWULF CHOICES:

 B1          If Gawain was reincarnated, what would we think of today’s society or today’s society think of him?  Is he admirable?

B2           Discuss why Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is considered by many to epitomize the medieval romance.

 GROUP C TALE OF TWO CITIES CHOICES:

C1           How does Gawain’s fate and success/lack of success reflect on the Knights of the Round Table?

C2           How does Sir Gawain and the Green Knight reflect Christian values?

GROUP D HAMLET CHOICES:

D1           Is dishonor worse than death in medieval society?  Is this still reflected in society today?

D2           Why do you think women are considered to be the “root of all evil” in Sir Gawain?  How does this relate to courtly love and its rules?

 GROUP E THINGS FALL APART CHOICES:

 

E1            What is so important about the sash?  Why does Gawain wear it forever?  What does this symbolize?  How does it differ from the nick on the neck?

E2            Is this a happy or unhappy ending?  Justify your answer.

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WA 18 TOPICS FOR THE OTHER GROUPS ARCADIA, OWEN MEANY AND HEART OF DARKNESS

Note!  You can choose whichever character's letter (characters are Arthur, Gawain, Morgan, or Felicia) you want to write!

 ASSIGNMENT G3: THE GREEN LETTERS

For this journal, you are to write a letter based on SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT.

 This is ALSO  WA# 18: _______________'s  (name of character writing letter)  Letter

GROUPS ARCADIA, OWEN MEANY AND HEART OF DARKNESS:  Choose one of the four scenarios below upon which to base a letter you will write.  Make sure you defend your viewpoint using examples (quotations are also welcome!) from the text.  Please keep plot summary to a minimum.  As always, your entry (the letter) must be a minimum of one page.  Circle the letter you choose, and write its title (“Arthur’s Letter,” for example) at the top of your page.

For Arthur's and Gawain's letters, base your viewpoint on this quote:

"Gawain is the ideal man because he demonstrates that he  cannot be the ideal--he's a man."        

1.         Arthur’s letter

Sir Cameron is a young knight currently studying in France.  He is one of Arthur's favorites and most promising knights.  Arthur knows that word has reached him about Sir Gawain's adventure with the Green Knight, and he also knows that Sir Cameron is very eager to learn to live his life according to the code of chivalry.  Arthur thinks he can learn a valuable lesson from Gawain's adventure and perhaps see Gawain as somewhat of a model.  Using the philosophy in the quote, write the letter Arthur might send to Sir Cameron to convince him of Gawain's success.  Start out your letter, “Dear Sir Cameron.”

2.         Gawain’s letter

Gawain has been home a few months now and has had time to reflect on his adventure with the Green Knight.  He still feels he has failed both himself and Arthur's court.  He knows of Arthur's young and promising favorite, Sir Cameron. He genuinely likes Sir Cameron and feels he may be the key to the future of Camelot and the perpetuation of the code of chivalry.  He decides to write a letter to his young friend hoping to convince him not to make the same mistakes he made and to not view his life as ideal.  Refuting the philosophy of the quote, write the letter Gawain might send to Sir Cameron to convince him that he would be wrong in seeing the adventure of the Green Knight as successful.  Start out your letter, “Dear Sir Cameron.”

For Morgan's and Felicia's letters, base your viewpoint on this quote: 

  1. "Gawain ...starts out as the perfect knight and moves downward ending as an imperfect ‘fol chevalier’ (chivalric fool or foolish gentleman) who is the object of laughter rather than admiration.”  

    3.         Morgan’s letter

    Morgan LeFay is convinced that her scheme was successful in showing the weakness and failure of Gawain and Arthur’s court.  She decides to write a letter to her cousin Felicia convincing her that she has triumphed and Gawain has ultimately fallen.  Using the philosophy of the quotation, write the letter from Morgan to Felicia.  Start out your letter, “Dear Felicia.”

    4.         Felicia’s letter

    Felicia has received the letter Morgan has written to her as described in question 3.  However, she believes Morgan is wrong and that her conclusion about Gawain ending up a fool and an object of ridicule rather than admiration is ludicrous.  She knows the story well and decides to write a letter back to Morgan convincing her that Gawain did not start out perfectly or move downward to end up the way the quote described.  Refuting the philosophy of the quote, write the return letter from Felicia to Morgan.  Start out your letter, “Dear Morgan.”

Can you find Wally?

Can you find Ms. Ruce?  Mrs. Peterson, the English Dep't secretary?  Mr. Swanson?

YIKES!  Look at Mr. McCartan as a senior BELOW?  Whose that cute 22 year old with him?

Wally and her student Conn AP English --1977

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Words of the Day:

cold cook--

An undertaker of funerals, or “carrion-hunter.”

   --Capt. Francis Grose’s Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1796

pulveration 

A beating into powder.

   --Henry Cockeram’s Interpreter of Hard English Words,  1623

Adaptation of Latin pulveration-em, noun of action formed on pulverare

[the pulverization of something].

   --Sir James Murray’s New English Dictionary, 1909

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