- Chapter 6 outline
- We watched the first ten minutes of Disney's Hercules, and then we discussed the following:
- What names and references are familiar (Zeus, Hades, Cerebus, the Fates, Hermes, etc.)
- What are the differences between the Disney version, and what we know from our mythology research? (In Greek mythology Hera isn't Hercules' mother, and Hades isn't really a villain....)
- What is the story?
- Why is this the story being told?
Fate, Destiny, Predestination and Free Will
- I put up definitions for each on the board, and we talked a bit about each one, as well as how these concepts are working in Oedipus, and how many modern religions do not embrace predestination as a tenet. I passed out the topic for Friday's in-class essay over these topics.
- We combined forces and made a master list of the ironies in Oedipus Rex. We discussed as we listed.
- Read, highlight, then TYPE an outline of Foster's chapter 7--"...or the Bible".
- Read "My Oedipus Complex".
- Answer the RJ questions. (pages B22-B30)
- Answerless Questions--five complete
- Perfect Moment, with completed rubric
Writing Experiment #11
- We had three choices of poem prompts. We spent twenty minutes typing, then turned our rough drafts in.
- We turned to page 55, and we talked about what a SYMBOL is. We did three of the prompts as a starter (love; death; wealth), and then we spent a few minutes working quietly on the other seven prompts. We shared our answers and talked about how symbols are a kind of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE.
- We then turned to the Answerless Questions, and we talked about the difference between LITERAL (or what I called "robot") language, and figurative. For tomorrow, you need to create imaginative answers for all fifteen questions.
Musical Memory Trade and Read
- We traded the Musical Memory piece, and read each other's. We filled out a sheet saying what we liked about the piece, what questions we had, and ways we'd suggest making it stronger.
- Snapshot Poem (with completed rubric)
- Answerless Questions, all fifteen
- We did a paper pass-back, and we did a folder log-in.
Writing Experiment #111
- We typed for twenty minutes on one of the three prompts. We saved and printed our rough drafts, then handed them in.
- We started work on our Rent-a-Character scene. We typed for about twenty-five minutes. We will let this piece sit until tomorrow, when we'll work on it again.
- God Threw the Tip of the Dog in the Pit--we came up with a pretty decent list of words that make other words when reversed (rub--tub; desserts--stressed; star--rats).