Monday, May 11, 2015

Class Tuesday

I am sorry that I am here today, but we will keep on rolling through Of Love and Other Demons. You will finish reading chapter two and post an analysis and opinion of the chapter in the comment section below.

What themes, symbols, and motifs are you seeing as you read? How are characters developing? How does Marquez use language to evoke feelings, establish characters, reveal the story? Be sure to include a quote or two.

What do you think of the novel so far? What do you like/dislike about it?

Here is a link to a set of quizlet flashcards on the characters in
Of Love

For homework: read up to page 79.

Of Love and Other Demons Ch 1-2

I am sorry that I will not be in today, but we will be reading and discussing (through the blog) Of Love and Other Demons.

First I would like you to post your initial thought/ feelings/ reactions to chapter 1 along with 3 questions that you have about any aspect of chapter 1 in the comment section below. Read and respond to your classmates' questions using quotes from the novel where possible.

One you have completed the on-line discussion, you should read chapter 2 and annotate as you do so.

You will read up to the middle of page 51, and you will bring 2 discussion questions to class tomorrow about chapter 2.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor- Project

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short book examines one man's struggle to survive while lost at sea, but it goes deeper than that. This is a piece of journalism that has been published as a book; it examines the facts in a beautifully written narrative style. Read each chapter carefully, and examine why each installment is so crucial to the story. What does it reveal to us, the readers, about not only the struggle to survive, but life in Columbia and Luis Alejandro Velasco's life?

This book will be analyzed and read as an independent study. For each chapter, you will analyze the following: historical significance/background, literary devices, themes, character development, and your overall impressions/thoughts/feelings about the book up to that point. Each chapter analysis should be 8-10 sentences (minimum).

This will count as a major test grade, and it is due Friday, May 8th. All of your work will be submitted through Jupiter.