Thursday, October 16, 2014

october 16

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Melancholy Mood" by Horace Silver; "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown]

Hamlet is confronted by a difficult situation.  What does it suggest about society's values at the time? Why does it challenge him so deeply?  How would your response-- as a reflection of both your personality/psychology and our society's values-- be similar or different?

1. Journal
2. Hamlet: review and discuss techniques in Act I Scenes i & ii
3. Vocab for tomorrow's quiz

1. Please read and comment on Hamlet's first big soliloquy 
2. Please read this article and post a response to your blog about it (title: LITERARY FICTION & EMPATHY).  How can reading fiction help you understand others?  Use Hamlet as an example to explore your own thinking process and reactions to a character's innermost thoughts/struggles.
3. Review vocab

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