Presentation on theme: "Short Story Unit: Plot & Structure"— Presentation transcript:
1Short Story Unit: Plot & Structure AP English Literature
2August 31 AgendaBackground on Graham Greene, London Blitz, & Christopher WrenDiscuss Graham Greene’s “The Destructors”Essay test: “The Child By Tiger” & “The Destructors”Homework: review stories up to this point
3Contextual Information, “The Destructors” Boy against ruined background:Image of St. Paul’s Cathedral during Blitz:People sleeping in subway stations during Blitz:Winston Churchill image: chill.htmlSir 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:
4Destructors 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.
5Essay test (40 min.)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 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.Timer link:
6HomeworkReview stories up to this point. Make sure your story cards are in excellent shape and that you have several entries in your vocabulary bank.