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  •  End of quarter plan  Group Discussions: Perspectives and A Game of Thrones  Introduce Essay #5  In-class writing: Generating prompts
  •  Today: Class 18  Discussion: Perspectives and A Game ofThrones.  Introduce Essay #5  Class 19  In class essay #4  Class 20  Make-up Exam  Self Assessment  Class 21  Meetings by appointment in my office.  Friday,Week 11  Self-Assessment due before noon  Revised Essay due before noon  Final: Class 22: 25 participation points  Final due before class begins.  Game ofThrones Episode  Final discussion
  • Group Discussions: Perspective and A Game of Thrones Get into your teams to consider the application of Woolf and Plato to A Game of Thrones. Make sure to find textual evidence to support your claims. Women!
  • “TheAllegory of the Cave” “Shakespeare’s Sister”
  • Virginia! I am telling you, I have had it!
  •  Q: How does Catelyn Stark’s request for help in the inn resembleWoolf’s rhetorical strategies for acquiring and maintaining male attention?  Q:WouldVirginia Woolf identify and/or sympathize with Arya Stark?  Q: How does Daenerys relate to Judith Shakespeare?
  •  “When [women] did marry, their husbands were men selected by their parents; [women] essentially became the property of those men” (837). Cersi and Catelyn were used in the same way in that they were arranged to marry their current husbands to gain more loyalties and support. Sansa is another character that best relates to this statement. Sansa would have been regarded as the perfect wife if she had lived during the time of Elizabeth, because she is proper, lady- like, excels at needlework, listens to her father, and eager to marry the boy she is arranged with.
  •  How isTyrion like the imaginary woman described byVirginiaWoolf in Shakespeare’s Sister?  Q: How is Jon Snow’s life similar to the middle-class women of the Elizabethan Era?
  • Is it possible that the majority of the characters in the novel A Game ofThrones are living in a cave, believing the puppet show as Plato explains in his work,The Allegory of the Cave?
  •  Plato writes, “To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images”(Jacbous 446). On theWall, men are figuratively chained as well.The men of the Wall have little power in obtaining the truth. MasterAemon comments about the mail they receive, and says, “They tell us what they want us to know, and that’s little enough” (Martin 654).
  •  Plato says, “Bewilderm ents of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light” (454). In Robert’s case, he should have known Joffery was not his true-born son for Joffery did not inherit Robert’s dark black hair, but instead has blonde hair from his mother’s side. But, Robert chose to remain blind from the possibility. In Eddard’s case, he knew the truth about Joffery and thatCersi killed the King’s Hand. However, instead of taking action right away to set things right, he gave Cersi time to escape and did not look at the bigger picture that she was actually preparing to oppose him. So, in a sense, he blinded himself with his honor.
  •  [Plato] says: “Like ourselves […] they only see their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave”(446).  Similarly inVirginia Woolf’s time, there were still may highly regarded people who believed, “the best woman was intellectually the inferior to the worst man” (773). A Game ofThrones women are really the minds playing the game, but society gives all the credit to the men. Additionally, characters such as Arya and Tyrion show the immense strength of underestimated people.Thus, relating to women in “Shakespeare’s Sister” and the close-minded view of the prisoners in the cave. As we view these pieces of work, we take ourselves back in the time to see the narrow scope of how the people perceive and judge the world. As we read, we compare the writing’s world image with today’s world image.This additionally causes us to think about the narrow scope by which we view today’s world.
  •  “Watching is not seeing, dead girl. The water dancer sees” (531).  Socrates says, “To them,…the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images” (446). Plato postulates that the prisoners, who have seen nothing but shadows for their entire lives, believe that the shadows are reality as opposed to what is casting the shadows. Likewise, Syrio tells Arya that just because he told her he would strike on the left, does not mean that he would. By only “watching,”Arya was too distracted to analyze Syrio’s movements. She trusted him because he had continually spoken his actions, and this prevented her from seeing his true movements.
  •  Q: Is Arya still a “prisoner”? Or has she left the cave?  Q: How does Jon Snow represent the freed man from Plato’s allegory of the cave?  Has Dany managed to break her chains and walk into the upper world where the true natural light is?
  • Essay #5: Over the course of the quarter, we have read the ideas of six philosophers and discussed many notions and objectives presented by them. We have also applied their ideas about governments, rulers, and citizens; wisdom, justice, and equality; and perspectives, privileges, and rights to our primary text, A Game of Thrones. Because of the breadth of our inquiries, I offer you several ways to proceed with this final essay. Your paper, however, must include the following:
  • Your paper, however, must include the following:  It must be 5-6 pages long (not including the works cited page).  You must use at least four credible sources, and those sources must be listed on your Works Cited page. At least two of these must be sources we did not cover in class.  Your essay must adhere to MLA formatting rules.  You must submit it electronically to palmoreessaysubmissin@gmail.com before we meet for the final.  Your essay must include an intersection between one or more of the philosophies we read together and A Game of Thrones.  You may choose a topic from the essay #5 prompt list, or you may use one of your own. (Please see me (or email me) about using your own essay topic before you begin.)
  •  Write or choose your prompt  Define or explain the assertion/claim being offered. Or, explain the essence of the argument.  Produce a clear, arguable thesis statement that asserts your opinion.
  •  Use evidence to support your position: be specific and accurate—named and factually correct  Here is a brief overview of the kinds of support/evidence you could include to bolster your argument: — recognition of the opposition — examples — anecdotes — contrast and comparison — cause and effect — appeal to authority — facts/statistics — details — quotations — dialogue — definitions
  •  Avoid using movies and other more informal aspects of society as evidence (pop culture)  Stay away from blogging sites, Wikipedia, and other sites that lack authority or credibility.  Avoid evidence that everybody will cite (To avoid this, reject first thoughts and keep digging until you find ideas that are complex and interesting.)
  • 1. Write a meaningful opening sentence or two that makes a personal observation about the focus of the question that reveals your thinking. Do not write flowery, general beginnings. Get right to the point. Use the first sentence or two to begin to define the meaning of the assertion. If you need to include directed summary to provide context for your essay, do so here.
  • 2. Qualify your stance if there is a common or strong argument for a different perspective. Try an “although” thesis (Example: “Although grass is generally green, it can also be other colors.”Then your first page will be about green grass. Acknowledge that you are familiar with this stance; In the next pages, you will discuss/argue for the existence of the other colors. Then will come your counterargument (rebuttal or concession) and then the conclusion. Be careful not to contradict yourself.
  •  If the prompt requires an agree or disagree stance, be sure to demonstrate an understanding of argumentation by acknowledging both sides of the argument. This is sometimes done by writing a con-pro paragraph immediately after the introduction; the remainder of the essay becomes different paragraphs which confirm or amplify your agreement or disagreement with the assertion.
  •  If the question requires a defend, challenge, or qualify stance on a political or philosophical assertion, be sure to address all the issues raised by the claim/assertion. Your evidence would be specifically named examples that support the claim you make in your topic sentence. Examples from multiple sources that support the same conclusion make your claim more valid. Each paragraph then would end with an interpretation of the similar conclusion that can be reached after examining differing types of evidence.
  •  You may use your posts and earlier essays as fodder to help support your arguments; as such, you might consider previous writing that you want to explore further.To use your work effectively, you may want to write your own prompt. Please see me (or email me) with your idea so we can make sure your prompt will generate 5-6 pages.
  •  The question must prompt an argument.  The question must refer to at least one of the essays we read in class.  The question must include reference to A Game ofThrones.  The question may ask the writer to include references to other texts, historical events, or contemporary issues.
  •  Pick a character or two (or a family) from A Game of Thrones that expresses the Machiavellian philosophy of “the end justifies the means.”  Elaborate on how they justify the acquisition & consolidation of their power. Make an argument that upholds or rejects this approach to gaining and holding power.  Finally, extend that argument to contemporary America. Does the end justify the means for us today? Use specific examples to support your final assertion. Brainstorming Essay Prompts: Example Brainstorming Essay Prompts: Example: Machiavelli
  •  Choose a character from A Game ofThrones that you see as dynamic, that is, one that has grown during the novel.  Argue for or against the philosophy of Plato concerning the process of enlightenment. Does the character follow the steps of the unchained prisoner? Does he or she become a philosopher king/queen because of the enlightenment? Or does he or she remain materialistic and greedy, as Plato says of the less enlightened leaders? Or is there another reason for incompletion of the steps? Use specific, step-by-step examples. Substantiate that your character irrefutably did see the light.  Then, consider America today: Do we follow the same steps to enlightenment? Are our leaders philosopher- kings? Should they be?
  •  In “Shakespeare’s Sister,”Virginia Woolf uses a cool and controlled tone, a rhetorical strategy that allows her to manipulate male audience members into listening to her arguments about the plight of women (and working class and poor men) throughout history.  Do marginalized characters in A Game ofThrones use these kinds of rhetorical strategies to increase their own power base? Make an argument for one or more characters that achieve power based on the ability to control rhetoric. Make sure to provide specific examples. Explain how the character’s rhetoric influences others’ thinking and ultimately wins him or her opportunity, power, or freedom.  Is rhetoric still such a powerful tool in contemporary society? Use specific examples to support your argument.
  •  Remember, these need to be argument prompts.They also need to generate 5-6 pages of writing. Be sure to provide sub- questions to the primary question. Write questions you can answer!
  • 1. Using at least one philosophical perspective and A Game of Thrones, write one or two good questions that you might consider answering for your final paper. .  Remember to pose your questions so as to prompt an essay that can be argued.
  •  Post #33: Post at least one essay prompt that you wrote for essay #5.  Post #34 Pick and post two potential essay questions for essay #5.You can use the one you wrote and one from the formal prompts, or you can use two from the list that I provided. Write a one or two sentence answer to the prompts. (a rough thesis)  Prepare for in-class essay