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VCE English Unit 3 Week Two. Objectivity vs. Subjectivity Objective Subjective Constituting an object, e.g. Existing independently of the mind Concerned.

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1 VCE English Unit 3 Week Two

2 Objectivity vs. Subjectivity Objective Subjective Constituting an object, e.g. Existing independently of the mind Concerned with or expressing the nature of external reality rather than personal feelings or beliefs Relating to, determined by, or arising from the mind or self Peculiar to a particular individual Personal

3 Fewer/ more/ less/ over For items that are countable, use ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’. E.g. Eight items or fewer (not less); more than five years For quantities that are not countable, use less than or over E.g. Next time, I’ll use less flour Also, from last week, see also fool-proof plan and well- behaved student, middle-class family

4 Fear, perception and The Shark Net

5 Factors affecting reality in The Shark Net  Fear  Environment (location)  Memory  Era – (time and location)  Childhood/parents  Isolation (physical and emotional)  Self perception  Guilt  Acceptance  Gender

6 Fear and reality  Think of a real life examples where fear has altered/distorted a person or group’s reality:  A community/country/culture religion  A person real or imagined  A personal experience

7 Phobias An intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one's control, and if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made FROM: Wikipedia Coulrophobia is an abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns

8  Fear and the fight/flight response

9 Salem Witch Trials  1692  American colony of Massachusetts  Over 150 people arrested  19 executed by hanging  One man crushed to death when failing to enter a plea

10 McCarthyism  1950s  Named after Joseph McCarthy who zealously prosecuted suspected communists in America  Caused thousands of people to lose their jobs  Resulted in people being imprisoned

11 Religious Cults An infamous example is the Jonestown Massacre of 1978, where 918 people drank poisoned Kool-Aid. After killing a group of members who wanted to leave, the cult feared that their way of life would end and ordered members to commit “revolutionary suicide”. Henceforth, ‘drinking the Kool- Aid’ has been a term applied to those with extreme convictions.

12 Other texts Fight Club The unnamed narrator fears his life is of no consequence and creates an alternate personality (Tyler Durden), to free him from his life of repetitious boredom. Fear A new reality

13 Other texts Black Swan

14 Dorothy FearReason:Effect on Reality: The Sand PeopleHer upbringing in Melbourne and relocation to Perth Drewe is forced to wear shoes and is mocked by his teacher. Her upbringing in Melbourne and relocation to Perth Prevents Drewe from staying out in the sun Desert Boots The sexual immorality of Rottnest Island Forbids Drewe from going there as a child What people will think of Ruth’s pregnancy

15 Perth The people of Perth fear: How it alters their reality: Outsiders/invasion The Night Caller

16 Supplementary texts  Sam de Brito on regret Sam de Brito on regret

17 Practice conditions – essay planning  15 minutes to plan your essay  You may plan an expository or a persuasive essay  Plan for an essay that is seven paragraphs long (around 600 words)  Your plan must include:  A clear indication of your contention  Your main points/topic sentences and some suggestion of how you will support those points, including...  Quotes from the text  Notes on your introduction and your conclusion  Your prompt is: ‘fear constructs our reality’

18 Homework – due Wednesday Start putting together an electronic study guide for the ‘Whose reality?’ context  using MS Word or similar  including at least 5 features: quotes, with page numbers, your ideas about whose reality (copy down the material you wrote in class)  needs to be something that you can print later in the year and carry around to study in the lead-up to the exam  For example: Ms Burgess study guideMs Burgess study guide  to


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