Today we briefly revised some KEY concepts that will cut across our discussions of PROSE this year. We analysed them in the light of some chosen quotations from «Tyres», «Games at Twilight» and «The Prison».
Have a copy of the file «Key Words….» so that we can continue referring to it next class as we talk about «Sredni Vashtar», the imaginary devilish creature of Conradin’s prayers. Read the story and focus on the title (DO RESEARCH!), the genre and the characterisation of young Conradin.
Today we referred to Arthur Miller’s play A View from the Bridge in a quite superficial way, but next class we’ll be working on an analysis of as many aspects of the text as we possibly can. In order to do so, please bring with you all the necessary material. If you have last year’s Lit Booklet, check if the file I’m sharing below is there. If it isn’t, print the file so that we can work on all the activities in class.
1) Read the «before reading» section on the second page of the pdf document. Just read! You don’t need to do any extra research. Highlight contextual information that aids the understanding of the play.
2) Work on the activities on pages 3 and 4 of the pdf document. There is a fill-in-the-blanks activity based on Act I and a listing / bullet-pointing activity based on Act II. Both exercises are related to plot.
3) In the study guide there are several questions that address specific quotations in the play. Make sure you mark all those quotations in your books. You may use different colour post-it’s or write a list of quotations with the page numbers where they appear in a chart or in bullet points.