Presentation on theme: "Before Reading: Title Dissection- 1.What are your first impressions of the title? What will this novel be about? 2.Using your phone or dictionary, look."— Presentation transcript:
Before Reading: Title Dissection- 1.What are your first impressions of the title? What will this novel be about? 2.Using your phone or dictionary, look up and write down the terms “Zen,” “Art,” “Inquiry,” and “values”. 3.After defining these terms, what else can you infer about this novel?
As we read: 1- When you are provided hard copies, annotate as much as possible!! ●Intriguing quotes ●Questions ●Confusing areas 2- Take notes in your notebook!! (designate an area!) ●What metaphors (fig. Lang.) being used? ●Vocabulary
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An inquiry into values A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator’s relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.
5min Write: What values define me? Who am I today, here and now? ?
Consider Goldstein’s talk about “The Battle Between Your Present and Future Self.” Describe a time where you were tempted by something and had to battle between your present and future desires. What commitment devices do you have in place now to secure your future self? Do you have any? Simplified: Describe a time where you struggled to choose between what you should do and what you want to do. Write: