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1 DLT: I can organize writing to create a coherent whole. I can relate a literary work to the important ideas of the time and place in which it is set or written. I can explain the effects of the author’s life upon his or her works. I can identify the ways in which the devices the author chooses achieve special effects and/or shape the meaning of the text.

2 Bell Ringer Journal Writing: You need to write for 5 minutes without stopping on the following topic: Discuss a time when you were in the minority or witnessed someone in a minority situation How were you/they treated? How did you/they try to convince others of your/their stance? What other effective means might there be to persuade people that you/they are right? Note: Think outside the box! There are many different ways someone can be in the minority: Race, Gender, Thoughts, Age, Areas, and Many More!

3 Mix-Pair-Share Using your bell ringer journal: Find a partner: Discuss your situation you wrote about in your journal

4 In the News Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s Song “Accidental Racist” How do you feel about the song? How do you think Hollywood feels about the song? Are Brad Paisley and LL Cool J in the majority or the minority here?

5 Elements of Drama Pre-test Write your answers on your own paper. Enter your answers into the clickers.

6 Elements of Drama In the literature textbook turn to page 830. Read pages Then using the context clues write definitions for the following 19 bolded words. You can make flashcards. Make sure that you include a sentence or a visual to help the definition stick in your mind. This will help you on the final test. drama, conflict, climax, resolution, tragedy, tragic hero, tragic flaw, comedy, stages, scene design, set, lighting, costumes, props, dialogue, monologue, soliloquy, asides, stage directions

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8 Real Name: Eric Blair British Political Novelist Born: To English parents in India

9 After his father retired, Eric and his family moved back to England.

10 He was sent to boarding school at the age of eight to prepare for Eton, an exclusive prep school. Because he had a scholarship, he was teased and humiliated frequently.

11 At eighteen, he passed the Empire’s Civil Service Exam and became a police officer in Burma.

12 Returned in Europe

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15 Socialist- s: one who advocates or practices socialismsocialism Socialism- a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies

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19 Most fables have two levels of meaning. On the surface, the fable is about animals. But on a second level, the animals stand for types of people or ideas. The way the animals interact and the way the plot unfolds says something about the nature of people or the value of ideas. Any type of fiction that has multiple levels of meaning in this way is called an allegory.

20 A composition making fun of something, usually political. Animal Farm makes fun of political society after the Bolshevik Revolution.

21 Russian society in the early twentieth century had two social classes: a tiny minority (bourgeoisie) controlled the country’s wealth. The working class was called the proletariat.

22 Communism arose in Russia when the nation’s workers & peasants rebelled against and overwhelmed the wealthy and powerful class of capitalists & aristocrats.

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28 Farmer Jones A drunk and a poor farmer, his cruelty towards the farm animals inspires their rebellion.

29 Snowball A clever pig with a head for ideas, he becomes one of the main leaders of Animal Farm and the author of its central commandments.

30 Napoleon A pig with a gift for techniques of control, he establishes most of the farm’s rules and eventually becomes its sole leader.

31 Old Major An elderly show pig whose instruction to the animals about "animalism" becomes the philosophical basis for the creation of Animal Farm.

32 Squealer A pig with the ability to make any idea sound reasonable, he is Napoleon's side-kick and is in charge of communicating to the animals.

33 Boxer A strong and hard-working carthorse, he shows tremendous faith in the rebellion and its leaders.

34 Assign Characters- Page 193 Mr. Pilkington- Wealthy Farmer Mrs. Pilkington- Wife Older Pilkington Boy- age 9 Younger Pilkington Boy- age 7 Farmer Jones- Drunken Farmer Dennis-Field Hand Boxer- Work Horse Mollie- Show Horse -Snowball- Nice Pig -Squealer- Devious Pig -Napoleon- Ambitious Pig -Old Major- Wise Pig -Jessie- Sheepdog -Muriel- Goat -Rat- Selfish -Narrator -All Animals- This will be any students who do not receive another part

35 Let’s Read! Keep These Things in Mind: Take on the role of your character Much more than just a story about animals! Allegory- Any fiction that has multiple levels of meaning Each animal represents a person or an idea Themes we discussed Words in (parenthesis) are the stage directions- you do not read them, you just do them! It is what you make it

36 Exit Slip How does this literary work relate to the important ideas of the time and place in which it is set or written? Explain the effects of the author’s life upon his or her works.


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