Presentation on theme: "Assignment Character astrology signs"— Presentation transcript:
0 As I Lay Dying Summer Project Created by Ms. Amaro
1 Assignment Character astrology signs After reading brief descriptions of astrology or sun signs, figure out which signs you think THREE of the main characters from your book was born under.Write an explanation of why you think they fit the signs, drawing on their actions, attitudes, and thoughts from the book.
4 Cash BundrenCash works long and hard on building Addie’s coffin, which shows that he is patient, reliable, stable, and self-reliantCash is affectionate toward his siblings, especially DarlCash does not complain about the pain in his leg, and is supportive of his family and their goal of getting Addie’s coffin to Jefferson
6 Aries Qualities Aggressive Bold Impulsive Energetic Fast Fearless ImpatientAssertiveDaringCompetitiveSelf-centeredBossyAngry
7 Jewel BundrenJewel owns a horse and he is often aggressive and violent toward itJewel is very independent and impulsive, and he is usually on his ownJewel is fast on his horse and has a lot of physical energyHe does not express his feelings easily, and can be self-centeredHe can get very angry at other people, and will be bold enough to tell them how they bothered him
10 Vardaman Bundren Vardaman is the youngest member of the Bundren family He is very sensitive and cries over the death of his motherVardaman has a big imagination, and sees a connection between a fish he caught and his motherHe is misunderstood by most people, but especially TullHe is romantic and idealistic about his family and the possibility of getting a toy train for Christmas
11 Some Personal Connections My first pet was a beta fish named William, named after both Faulkner and ShakespeareMy second pet was another beta fish named Quentin, after a character in another Faulkner novel The Sound and the FuryI see a bit of myself in all the Bundren children, but especially Jewel, who acts tough but who actually has a big heart
12 EmpathyWhy is it important to try to understand other people’s experiences?Seeing things from other people’s perspectives allows us to understand them moreAs I Lay Dying opens up each character’s mind to us, and we get to see the same events from many perspectivesThinking about each character’s personality in the book helps us avoid being judgmental and jumping to conclusions about other people
13 SourcesFaulkner, William. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. New York: Vintage, Print."Creating Character Depth With Astrological Signs." "Characters According to Astrological Sign" by C.J. Winters. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug
14 RemindersYour project must have a creative component AND an oral presentationYour oral presentation should be 4-5 minutes longYou should make personal connections to the textPresentations will start on Wednesdayme if you have any other questions or concerns!