Friday, September 19, 2014

A.P. Literature and Awesomeness: September 19, 2014

Focus: What dualities are emerging in East of Eden so far, and what do they mean?

Please turn in your college essays at the start of class.

1. Warming up: Brainstorming a list of Steinbeck's dualities (opposites)

2. Creating Venn diagrams and continuums to examine these dualities more closely

3. Comparing notes and defending your claims; developing generalizations about Steinbeck's purpose

Ex: In Steinbeck's East of Eden, the characters who receive the least love as children are incapable of loving others as adults.

In East of Eden, Steinbeck demonstrates that the most passionate souls are also the least changeable.

4. Offering you a little time to read

1. Please read through Chapter 26 for Monday's Socratic; for your reading ticket, continue following one or more of the dualisms discussed in class today.  Please type the dualism, three passages from the weekend reading that relate to the dualism, and a quick brainstorming underneath each passage that explains how this passage deepens/challenges your understanding of the dualism.

2. There's no #2 since you turned in your college essay today!

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