1. Warm-up: A little freewriting on one of the following lines from Beloved...
"She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind."
"He wants to put his story next to hers."
"'She was my best thing.' ... He leans over and takes her hand. With the other he touches her face. 'You your best thing, Sethe. You are.' His holding fingers are holding hers."
"Sometimes the photograph of a close friend or relative--looked at too long--shifts, and something more familiar than the dear face itself moves there. They can touch it if they like, but don't, because they know things will never be the same if they do."
2. Facing some difficult images and reading some important lines to prepare for Beloved
3. Reading the rest of Chapter 1 in Beloved together
1. Finish reading Chapter 1 and 2 in Beloved for tomorrow's first Socratic; for your first reading ticket, try to complete ALL of the following six tasks:
- Find a passage that confuses you. Ask a question about it.
- Find a passage about setting that seems significant. Ask a question or make an inference about it.
- Find a possible symbol. Ask a question or make an inference about it.
- Find a character who intrigues you. Ask a question about him or her.
- Find a passage that disturbs you. Ask a question about it.
- Find a passage that you think is lovely. As a question or make an inference about it.
3. Next poetry response due Monday.