The Lady, or The Tiger?


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The Lady, or The Tiger?

  1. 1. Before we begin...<br />FRONT SIDE OF PAPER:<br />Name, Date, Period<br />BACK SIDE OF PAPER:<br />At the top, title it: “ANTICIPATION GUIDE”, then 3 headings underneath…<br />PAINTING(leave room to write)<br />AGREE/DISAGREE (number it 1-4)<br />WRITTEN RESPONSE (leave room to write)<br />
  2. 2. “The Lady, or the Tiger?”<br />By Frank R. Stockton<br />The story you are about to read takes place long ago in the time of the Roman Empire. <br />A strange king uses a public arena to reward the innocent and punish the guilty.<br />Life or death depends on one decision…<br />
  3. 3. Anticipation Guide: 1 Paragraph. What’s going on in this picture?<br />
  4. 4. Anticipation Guide<br />AGREE or DISAGREE?<br />The Death Penalty is a fair way to convict criminals.<br />It is better to follow the ways of the past than to evolve with new ideas.<br />Jealousy is the most dangerous kind of motivation.<br />If we are in positions of power, we should use our power to get what we want, no matter what.<br />Written Response = 1 Paragraph<br />Think about a time when you, or someone you know, faced an important decision. What helped you make the decision? Describe the best way to make an important decision.<br />
  5. 5. Our Focus…<br />Characterization<br />How an author develops the character (looks, attitude, speech, etc.)<br />Character Motivation<br />How a character’s personality effects the way they behave and act.<br />Irony<br />When what actually happens in the story is the exact opposite of what the reader expects.<br />Surprise Ending<br />Plot twist at the end of the story.<br />Setting<br />The time and place in which the story takes place.<br />
  6. 6. We are now in Ancient Rome…<br />
  7. 7. Ancient Rome<br />The Roman Empire rose to power and controlled the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea by A.D. 100.<br />The system of justice in Stockton’s “semi-barbaric” land brings to mind a very real and very cruel practice of the Roman Empire, the games in the collosseum. <br />Here, gladiators fought to the bloody death, slaves and captives were pitted against each other, and criminals were killed by wild animals. <br />
  8. 8. Which came out of the door…<br />The Lady,<br /> or,<br /> The Tiger?<br />
  9. 9. YOUR HOMEWORK<br />In order to practice our characterization skills, you will first characterize YOURSELF tonight for homework. Copy this diagram onto a clean sheet of paper.<br />