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Click here for the Candide Story Map prompt. Maps are due on Monday, February 5th!
Socratic Seminar tomorrow 1/13/18! To prepare, please type or neatly handwrite 3 higher level questions. On the same page, answer these questions from the last page of your reading guide:Candide Socratic Seminar Discussion and Writing Topics 1. The story of Candide and his friends unfolds in another time and place. Therefore, in many ways the cultural context of the book is very different than yours. However, there are also many connections that can be made with experiences today. Candide's journey presents various characters that demonstrate behaviors based on different philosophical ideas. These ideas have historical roots in the 18th century but may still be relevant today. Your discussion should include at least three detailed examples from:
· the novella that clearly demonstrate a connection between ideas and behavior · your life experiences [about yourself or others] that demonstrates how lessons can be learned from this story today. 2. The conversations below reflect a message by Voltaire to the reader of Candide. Explain the message and then relate in detail at least three examples from the book that illustrate the message. Also, explain why you agree or disagree with the message.
a.) Pangloss said to the dervish, "Sir, we've come to ask you why such a strange animal as man was ever created." "Why are you concerned about this?" said the dervish. "Is it any of your business?" "But Reverend Father," said Candide, "there's a terrible amount of evil in the world." "What does it matter if there is evil or good?" said the dervish. "When His Highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he worry about whether the mice in it are comfortable?" (p. 118) b.) "I also know," said Candide "that we must cultivate our garden."
"You're right," said Pangloss, "because when man was put in the Garden of Eden, he was put there 'to dress it and to keep it,' that is, to work; which proves that man was not born to be idle." "Let's work without theorizing," said Martin; "it's the only way to make life bearable." (p. 120) c.) "Well said," replied Candide, "but we must cultivate our garden."
Reminder: you will want to take advantage of AR points upon our return. If you can get your hands on it, I highly suggest reading Pride and Prejudice as that novel must be cut due to the lost time from the fires. See below for an extra credit opportunity.
*Week of December 4th* I hope that you and your families are safe during the fires. Many of you have emailed me curious about assignments or things you can do to help your grade. Here is an extra credit opportunity for Hamlet that was meant to be given to you on Tuesday but, for obvious reasons, was not. Stay safe and I will see you all next week! Click for the extra credit assignment: hamlet.docx Due Thursday 9/21: Write your own Villanelle using this worksheet. Anyone who was absent should take notes off this PowerPoint on the different types of villanelles first. Note that your final draft should be typed or neatly written in pen and decorated accordingly. Have fun!
Due Monday 9/18: No formal assignment is due. Please study your literary terms flashcards, particularly your musical devices for poetry! Last week's device focus included: alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme, internal rhyme, end rhyme, approximate rhyme, enjambment, and syntax.
Due Thursday 9/14: Write 5 multiple choice questions based on any single poem we have read in class thus far. Each question should have at least four options (a-d). Use your question stems handout as needed. Please highlight or circle your proposed correct answer.
Due Monday 9/11: Write your own English Sonnet using this worksheet. Anyone who was absent should take notes off this PowerPoint on the different types of sonnets first. Note that your final draft should be typed or neatly written in pen and decorated accordingly. Have fun!
Due Monday 8/21: Socratic Seminar on Sophocles' plays prep - please bring three open ended questions in preparation for a successful collaborative discussion. Any late summer assignment work turned in on Monday will receive up to 70% of original score.