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1 AP English Literature Short Story Unit: Plot & Structure

2 Background on Graham Greene, London Blitz, & Christopher WrenBackground on Graham Greene, London Blitz, & Christopher Wren Discuss Graham Greene’s “The Destructors”Discuss Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” Essay test: “The Child By Tiger” & “The Destructors”Essay test: “The Child By Tiger” & “The Destructors” Homework: review stories up to this pointHomework: review stories up to this point August 31 Agenda

3 Boy against ruined background: against ruined background: Image of St. Paul’s Cathedral during Blitz: of St. Paul’s Cathedral during Blitz: People sleeping in subway stations during Blitz: sleeping in subway stations during Blitz: Winston Churchill image: chill.htmlWinston Churchill image: chill.html chill.html chill.html Sir Christopher Wren ( ) Astronomy professor, became Britain’s main architect to rebuild after 1666 Great Fire in London: supervised all work on palaces and rebuilt 51 churches often using the old foundations to save $ (http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Sir_Christopher_Wren.html)Sir Christopher Wren ( ) Astronomy professor, became Britain’s main architect to rebuild after 1666 Great Fire in London: supervised all work on palaces and rebuilt 51 churches often using the old foundations to save $ (http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Sir_Christopher_Wren.html) St. Paul’s Cathedral: Paul’s Cathedral: Contextual Information, “The Destructors”

4 Destructors discussion ?’s p. 124 Raise your hand if you’d like to begin discussion on a question. After the first response we’ll take follow up and clarification from other students. Listen carefully to each other and check interpretations against the story. Offer text- based responses to each question.

5 Essay test (40 min.) Essay Topic: In serious fiction, no act of violence exists for its own sake.Essay Topic: In serious fiction, no act of violence exists for its own sake. In both “The Child by Tiger” and “The Destructors,” the central event of the plot is a violent action or actions that might make the headlines on the evening news.In both “The Child by Tiger” and “The Destructors,” the central event of the plot is a violent action or actions that might make the headlines on the evening news. In a well-organized essay, explain how the author of one of these stories gives significance to this action(s) – makes it reveal a general truth about human experience.In a well-organized essay, explain how the author of one of these stories gives significance to this action(s) – makes it reveal a general truth about human experience. Do not summarize the plot but do refer to details of the text in support of your argument. Write about only one story.Do not summarize the plot but do refer to details of the text in support of your argument. Write about only one story. Timer link: link:

6 Review stories up to this point. Make sure your story cards are in excellent shape and that you have several entries in your vocabulary bank.Review stories up to this point. Make sure your story cards are in excellent shape and that you have several entries in your vocabulary bank. Homework


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