Thursday, May 17, 2007

Catcher - pages 29 - 70

Through your reading select and include here two quotations that you stood out to you. Type out the quotation and include the page number. Then explain why the line stood out to you and what is the significance to the plot, character, or setting, etc.

Then find two other student blogs and comment on what lines they chose.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Catcher - Introduction pages 9 - 29

Each day you will find new questions. Please answer them fully with details and quotations.

  • Describe the following characters - Chief, Nurse Rachet, McMurphy - only include elements of their apprearance if there is a significance to their personality or motivation. Attempt to look into their character.

Example: Nurse Ratchet - enters the story with the narrator stating "she slides through the door with a gust of cold" (10). I believe the word cold represents her. She seems very matter of fact and has little concern for the patients.

  • Why does Kesey use the character of Chief as the narrator?
  • What is the purpose of the Log Book? What does it tell you about what goes on in the institution?

Read pages 29 - 70 for Thursday

Monday, March 26, 2007

Completing the Final Assignments

  1. Finish reading the novel in the blocks listed in the three postings below. these are in reverse order.
  2. Answer the questions in each of the three postings using thoughtful comments.
  3. Complete your poster assignment which is due Monday after Spring Break.
  4. The final will be a take-home essay on some aspect of the novel.

Frankenstein Chapters 22 - 24

Answer each of the questions below then include your line(s) and why it stood out to you.

  1. How does Shelley show that Frankenstein and the creature are both obsessed with revenge? does either of them win? Explain.
  2. How do you think Frankenstein failed or erred as a human being? What traits or attributes, do you think, led to the creature's fate?

Frankenstein Chapters 17 - 21

Answer each of the questions below then include your line(s) and why it stood out to you.

  1. What keeps Frankenstein from completing the second creature?
  2. Did you find the events in Chapter 21 probable or improbable? Explain.

Frankenstein Chapters 11 - 16

Answer each of the questions below then include your line(s) and why it stood out to you.

  1. After reading Paradise Lost, why does the creature think he is like Adam in that book? why does he think he is like Satan? What are the specific reasons that the creature gives for hating his creator?
  2. How have the creature's experiences shaped his opinion of himself? Does he have the potential for good as well as evil?
  3. Thus far, do you find the creature more or less sympathetic than the character of Victor Frankenstein? Explain.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Questions to Answer from Chapters 7 - 10

Answer each of the following questions:

  1. Do you think that Frankenstein went too far in his quest for knowledge? Did he have a good motive for his project? Did he have adequate knowledge to begin his project? Did he consider possible consequences of his actions?
  2. How is Frankenstein affected by what happens after he abandons the creature? Why does he call himself the "true murderer" of William? Do you agree with Frankenstein that he bears some responsibility for the death?

Add the line(s) that stood out to you and your explanations.

Read chapters 11 - 13 for Friday.