Friday, April 24, 2015

R & G Are Not Dead...Yet: April 24, 2015

Focus: Does the world of R & G have order and/or purpose?

Spring Assembly: Shortened Class

1. Warming up by offering you a few quick culminating essay reminders

Staple your question/booklist to the front of your essay.

Include an MLA heading.

Include a header (Your last name   Page #) in the upper right corner of each page.

Cite each quotation properly.

Attach a properly formatted Works Cited page that includes all works referenced in your essay.

2. Reading the rest of Act II together
  • What imprisons the characters and how so? Do they have freedom?
  • Is there logic/reason governing the world of R & G? Where are they seeking it? Do they find it?
  • What are R & G's thoughts on death?
  • Why the play within a play within a play?

3. Thinking through the play artistically:

  • Try illustrating the characters from each "world" in this play (R & G, the Hamlet characters, the tragedians/actors performing the dumbshow) in a way that demonstrates how much control the characters have over their worlds.
  • For example, does one world exist inside another? Are they each subject to the same laws?
  • If the illustration is throwing you off, try simply forming a scale, or a spectrum, of control, and consider where each character falls.

Culminating essay due Monday.

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