Howdy folks! I am out doing parent-type-stuff today. Mr. Winkelman in at the helm today: YAY!
Your task today is multi-faceted.
1. Complete Art Response 9.
2. Take a moment to pull out your notes on Absurdism and Existentialism and review/discuss. The powerpoint is here if you are floundering: Absurdism/Existentialism
3. With Absurdism in mind, start into the truly absurd with this fabulous short story, online here: The Nose.
Remember the Game of Questions? You will need to keep a list of questions for this one: at least 10 questions for each section (there are three sections). Questions that start "why" and "how" are often the most fun.
Today, in class, popcorn the first section. You'll have to play with pronouncing the names. Try this practice:
Ivan = eeee - VOHN
Yakovlevitch = yah - KOHV - leh - vihtch
Prascovia = prah - SCOH - vee - ah
Osipovna = AH - sih- POHV - nah
Let Mr. Winkelman get you through the first paragraph. It is a doozy. Then, either pass, or popcorn. Remember to write questions / comments in the margins as you go. We will use these in a "game of questions" later on.
If you have time left over because you are rockstars, answer these questions, or we will look at them Friday.
Answers require CITED TEXTUAL SUPPORT (aka CD).
1. What is unusual about the first few pages of “The Nose” (other than the nose)?
2. What is the narrator’s tone? Choose three tone words from your tone handout, and give three CDs that prove
those tone words.
3. Is the narrator’s tone appropriate to the story? Why? Why not?
4. What is most troubling to Kovalyov about the loss of his nose?
HW - look up the author, Nikolai Gogol, either online, or in a book,
and find 10 facts to share with the class. Remember to have your Stranger
Anticipation Guide complete (How would Camus answer column #3).
See the instructions on Wednesday's post.