Macbeth's soliloquy Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Use whichever analysis tool you prefer to get a firm understanding of this piece of literature.
Research Create an entry in your journal. Where was it being written? Who was writing this type of literature? When was it being written? What did this type of writing entail? Why were these authors writing this type of literature? How did they most often get their message across? A modernist novel. What does that mean? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/amer icannovel/timeline/modernism. html
These are the characters you will be getting to know: Benjy Compson Quentin Compson Jason Compson Caddy Compson Dilsey Mrs. Compson Mr. Compson Shreve MacKenzie Quentin Compson (Jr.)
Chapter One 1. April 7, 1928. Benjy and Luster look for golf balls and quarters. 2. December 23, 1908. Benjy and Caddy take the letter to Mrs. Patterson. 3. 1912 or 1913: Family trip to cemetery. 4. 1908: The day Benjy gives a letter to Mrs. Patterson. 5. 1900: The day Damuddy dies. 6. April 25, 1910: The day T.P. and Benjy drink "sassprilluh." Also Caddy’s wedding. 7. June 2, 1910: Quentin’s suicide 8. 1912: Father’s death. 9. 1915: The day Roskus dies. 10. 1906: The day Caddy gives perfume to Dilsey. 11. 1908 – 1910: Caddy and Charlie in the swing. 12. Spring 1910: A day after Caddy has left. The day Benjy chases the girls. 13. 1900: Benjy’s name change; Quentin fights at school 14. 1908 or 1909: Caddy’s loss of virginity Highlight these 14 sections in your book with different colors so that they contrast with each other? Some will repeat.