Presentation on theme: "Modernism/ Post Modernism Readings “The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.” - Margaret Atwood."— Presentation transcript:
Modernism/ Post Modernism Readings “The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.” - Margaret Atwood
Your Schedule For each piece you need to have the reading completed by the assigned date! This will be important for the activity scheduled for that day! Put these dates either in your planner or on your readings! “Girl” – Tuesday, December 3rd “Harrison Bergeron” – Wednesday, December 4 th “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” – Tuesday, December 10 th “The Things They Carried” – Wednesday, December 11 th (you will have a reading day on Monday, Dec. 2 nd and Monday, Dec. 9 th !)
Your Schedule Important: For each date that you have a story due you will also have a quiz! There are a total of four quizzes and each quiz is worth 20 points! Be certain you are ready for your quiz on the appropriate date!
Short Story Guides (4) Due: Wednesday, December 11 th
The Short Story Guide You have one of these for each piece! Be sure you complete each guide fully – these are worth a lot of points! Here is some help for you...
Most of the boxes you will fill in are straight forward, but you might want a few hints on some... Place: Where does it take place Time: Time Period, any specifics you can share Atmosphere (same as mood): The emotional feelings inspired by a work. An example would be: confusion, gloom, etc.
Theme (note, typically we work with theme topics – which are just one word generalizations of the theme, an actual theme is a complete sentence!): A central idea or statement that unifies and controls an entire literary work. Plot Breakdown: For this you can just break down the plot numerically: 1.This happens. 2.Then this happens. 3.Then that happens 4.And then we have this happen. You can have as many numbers as you need for your plot – just don’t get out of control! You want this to be brief!
Conflict – You have 5 options here! Man vs. Man Man versus man is the most fundamental type of external conflict. This form of external conflict occurs when a character struggles against another character. These struggles may be born from moral, religious or social differences and may be emotional, verbal or physical conflicts. Man versus man is almost always the conflict present when a hero fights a villain.
Conflict – You have 5 options here! Man vs. Nature Man versus nature conflicts occur when a character, or characters, find themselves at odds with forces of nature. A character struck by lightening, characters whose boat sinks in a storm and a character who struggles against hypothermia in a snow storm are all characters experiencing man versus nature conflicts
Conflict – You have a few options here! Man vs. Society This external conflict exists when characters struggle against the mores of their culture and government. Dystopian works, where character's battle evil, oppressive cultures are characteristic of man versus society conflict. Um: mores is the same as customs, conventions, and practices.
Conflict – You have 5 options here! Man vs. Fate Man versus fate occurs when a character is compelled to follow an unknown destiny. Man versus fate conflict breeds internal conflict, while forcing a character to consciously, or subconsciously, act on his or her fate.
Conflict – You have 5 options here! Man vs. Self Man versus self conflict occurs when a character has conflicting feelings on an issue and must make a choice.
Point of View – Your Choices First Person: the narrator speaks as "I" and the narrator is a character in the story who may or may not influence events within it. OR Objective Third Person: when the narrator reports speech and action, but never comments on the thoughts of other characters. Omniscient Third Person: a narrator who knows everything that needs to be known about the agents and events in the story, and is free to move at will in time and place, and who has privileged access to a character's thoughts, feelings, and motives. Limited Third Person: a narrator who is confined to what is experienced, thought, or felt by a single character, or at most a limited number of characters.