Presentation on theme: "“Can Animals Think?” Journal"— Presentation transcript:
1 “Can Animals Think?” Journal Can animals think and reason like humans? Provide evidence of your thinking.Read the Time Magazine article “Can Animals Think?” by Eugene Linden and answer the following questions in paragraph form:Based on the article, how has your opinion strengthened or weakened? Explain.Should we reconsider how we treat animals based on the research in this article? Explain why or why not.TOTAL RESPONSE MUST BE AT LEAST HALF A PAGE
2 “Shooting an Elephant” Qs 1) What is the POV? What is the narrator’s role in the Burmese village? 2) Is the opening paragraph indirect/direct characterization? Provide two examples and explain. 3) Identify the main internal conflict? 4) Is the narrator courageous? Explain. 5) List the word choice, diction, the author uses when describing the elephant being shot (4-5). What kinds of words do you notice? Why would Orwell use these types of words to describe the elephant? 6) Orwell describes the event in terms of a circus or a show. Why does Orwell do this? 7) Was justice served? Explain.
3 “Shooting an Elephant” Author’s Purpose Write a thesis that addresses the following prompt:Explain how George Orwell uses language and diction to enhance his meaning of the work as a whole.Provide two quoted pieces of evidence that you could use to prove this.
4 Connecting Literature Look at the works we’ve read:“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson“Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell“Shooting an Elephant” by George OrwellComplete this sentence for each:In (author’s name)’s (short story title), he/she demonstrates that (theme about justice) by (how work illustrates that theme).