Thursday, May 26, 2016

Homework: 5/26

Things Fall Apart Chapter 2

1) we talked about TIME with Chapter 1. How does Chapter 2 "display, show, tell" time?

2) how does Achebe establish Nwoye and Ikemefuna as "character foils?"

3) what aspects of Ibo/Umuofia should we RASH?

Monday, May 16, 2016

HW 5/16: ROAR poster, checking manuscript, suggestions for final unit

A good conclusion to Othello, and we shift into ROAR Poster Presentations!

Film Memoir/Film Review Book Project
Thanks to your wonderful student editorial board, your stories have been compiled. Please check the manuscript to make FINAL changes.

ROAR Poster Presentation Topics
Please use the link to submit your ROAR Poster Presentation topic

Things Fall Apart Suggestions
Our final book starts up next week, and I wanted to hear your ideas. Reflect on our year of literature, and what you found most interesting/challenging/inspiring.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

HW 5/12: final Othello echoes/review for exam

Act 5 Scene 2 Lines 302-355

1: Final Iago lines; Frustratingly ironic
-Why is Iago's final couplet so ironic?
-Why is Iago's final couplet so frustrating?

2: Deus Ex Machina
-What letters are found?
-What information is revealed or confirmed?

3: Follow the echo: "Speak of me as I am"
-What painful irony is found in Othello's wish?

4: Anaphora and contrast
-How does Othello define himself as NOT LIKE (3 traits), and as LIKE (4 traits)

5: Outsider status
-How does Othello argue/emphasize his status as "not Moor"

Study for EXAM on Monday
1) all Prezi notes
2) all Homework or Classwork passages
3) youtube videos
4) remember to bring your book, since its open book

Animated Othello (extra exposition, actual language)

Thug Notes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Homework 5/10: Emilia and Iago and Desdemona/Prezi on madness

Prezi notes on Othello's "madness"

Act 4 Scene 2 Lines 105-166

1: Desdemona's 1st (and last) soliloquy
-What does she share about herself, and how she sees Othello?

2: Emilia's echo on "forsook"
-According to Emilia, what did Desdemona give up for Othello?

3: Emilia's echo on "to get some office"
-How much does Emilia know? To whom does she say this line?

4: Iago's defense of Othello
-What cause does Iago give for Othello's change in behavior?

Monday, May 9, 2016

Homework 5/9: Desdemona sub Othello 3.4.49-107

Othello Text
Act 3 Scene 3 Lines 49-107


No Fear

1: follow the pronoun: I cannot speak of this. 
-What has Othello been talking about?

2: hear the echo in Othello's description of the handkerchief
-How does the handkerchief echo what Brabantio claimed, and how Othello has described his relationship with Desdemona?

3: who was listening? who enters after Othello exits?
-What does Emilia's gastrointestinal metaphor imply about her relationship with Iago?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Homework 5/5: Othello Soliloquy/Google Drive for Film Memoirs/Reviews

A huge thanks to the students who have been working as the Editorial Board for our Film Memoir/Review Book Project!

Lots of you have not placed your review/memoir in the Google Drive folder. Do it now.

Othello's Soliloquy
1) Read the Play
Act 3 Scene 3 Line 227
Act 3 Scene 3 Lines 257-276
Shmoop summary
No fear

2) Read the Acting
Cork Shakespeare

Sea View Playwrights

3) follow the echo...
a: Search "nature" on the MIT Shakespeare site

b: write down 3 echoes of "nature"

The Line
Who said?
Said to whom?
And yet nature erring from itself

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Homework 5/3: Act 2 reading

Nice work with the Iago soliloquy today!

Tonight, we skip ahead to Act 2 as the action moves to Cyprus

Read: Othello 2.1.209-308


1: read a film version
Sea View:

2: use the Pro Tips from our Prezi notes
a) write out two lines and annotate the pronouns [define the antecedents]

b) write out a line that shows when Iago speaks to Roderigo, then speaks to himself/heavens/audience [look for hyphens]

c) write out an echo and explain why the echo is important
Note: if you want to really get into the echoes, search an electronic version...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Homework 5/2: Soliloquy Reading #1

Soliloquy Reading #1

1) select 3 words from Iago's soliloquy, and find their meaning

Othello 1.3.374-395

2) read the three performances
Kenneth Branagh (1995)

Sea View Playwrights (2015)

Cork Shakespeare (2014)

3) use the TONE chart from the back of your May Calendar to describe how each Iago says/acts the 3 words you selected

4) chart your findings

Word Definition

Kenneth Branagh (1995)

Sea View Playwrights (2015)

Cork Shakespeare (2014)