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Freshman Journals Fall 2012
Journal Prompt 1: So far what good and bad effects has Pip’s fortune had on his life and his character. Give at least three specific, well developed, examples (instances or occurrences in the novel that illustrate point). OR Describe Wemmick’s dual personality. Give two specific occurrences that illustrate how he is different when at work and when at home. How does this reflect Charles Dickens’ beliefs concerning business/the law?
Journal Prompt 2: How is Magwitch similar/different than Miss Havisham? How could the two characters be described as doubles? (Hint: think about them in regards to Pip and Estella) OR Why doesn’t Jaggers tell Pip who is benefactor is? Why does he tell Pip that telling him this would compromise him? What does his failure to tell Pip reveal his character?
Journal Prompt 3: Select from the list 5 themes. For each theme select at least one example (quotes) from the text(starting with Ch. 39) that exemplify the theme and explain their relevance. Imprisonment (think metaphorically) Serious interior transformation of a person over time Infatuation vs. reality Real vs. false appearance Choice vs. Fate Illusions associated with wealth and social position Good Intentions can turn bad Search for Identity
Journal Prompt 4: Before reading Anthem, read the following statements. Select 5 and decide whether you agree or disagree with each statement and explain why you agreed/disagreed. It is better to conform than to be different. When we believe something strongly, we should stand up for our belief no matter what the cost. We exist to benefit and serve society. Some knowledge is too dangerous to be revealed to society, thus should be kept secret. If an individual does not believe the laws of the society to be ethical or moral, he then has the right to defy these laws. Some emotions are better not felt. A group's needs are more important than an individual's needs.
Journal Prompt 5: What archetype does the cyclops represent? Provide at least 3 pieces of evidence.
Journal Prompt 6: What does Odysseus learn through his adventures? Do we see a change in him in the second half of the Odyssey? Provide specific details/examples with your explanation.
Journal Prompt 7: Compare/contrast the Odyssey and Beowulf. Give at least 2 similarities and 2 differences.
Journal Prompt 8: Discuss 2 literary devices used in Beowulf. Are they effective? Are they similar to the devices used in the Odyssey? Why do you think this is so?
Journal Prompt 9: Discuss 2 major symbols in Beowulf. How are they developed? How are they relevant to modern day America? How are they relevant to your life?
Journal Prompt 10: Discuss 2-3 lessons/themes from Beowulf. How are they developed? How are they relevant to modern America? How are they relevant to your life?
Journal Prompt 11: Discuss puppet project. What were the pros and cons? What did you do well, what could you improve upon? What did you learn?
Journal Prompt 12: Discuss your research. What is your topic? What are you learning? Were there any surprises? Where have you found most of your information?
Journal Prompt 13: Compare/contrast Victorian England with modern America. What are some similarities as well as differences?