Journal Prompt 4 September 2012“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka How does this quote relate to The Metamorphosis?
Summarize the final chapter…
Explain your reaction to the end of the story?Everybody shares….
The Transformation of the Family “Gregor was a member What is significant of the family who about the stained shouldn’t be treated as uniform with “polished an enemy, but in whose and gleaming gold case family obligations buttons”? demanded that one swallow one’s repulsion How are family and be patient…” (39) finances now? New jobs (39) How could this state of Why did the father affairs been avoided? refuse to take off his uniform?
New characters; New attitudes Who are the new How was Gregor able characters? to hear the music? What was their What had changed in the way the family effect on the thought of Gregor? family? What happened to his What kind of room? people were they? What was Grete’s How did they attitude toward Gregor response to Grete’s now? music?
Grey to Great ? What happened to What does this Gregor? symbolize? Why? What was the How did the family family’s respond? consideration about What happened to Gregor’s remains? the lodgers? (51) What are Grete’s What is different about the weather? parents now (50, 52) thinking about her? (52) What makes this significant?
New Direction Let’s talk ESSAY!
The single most important element ofany essay is a THESIS!!! No thesis=No destination No destination=No point No point=REALLY BAD GRADE
The single most important element ofany essay is a THESIS!!! No thesis=No destination No destination=No point No point=REALLY BAD GRADE A Thesis is ONE sentence that summarizes the purpose of your essay.
The single most important element ofany essay is a THESIS!!! No thesis=No destination No destination=No point No point=REALLY BAD GRADE A Thesis is ONE sentence that summarizes the purpose of your essay. AFTER you have developed a brilliant thesis, follow these steps: 1. Research: find multiple sources, take notes, use quotes, 2. Outline: LOOK AT THE EDLINE SAMPLE 3. Body paragraphs: point by point, build your case 4. Conclusion: restate your purpose and summarize with NO new information 5. Introduction: Now that you know the paper, you can properly introduce it.
The Dreaded Annotated Bibliography1. Write out a quote you think you’ll use in your essay.2. Write down all the bibliographic information (Works Cited)3. Write out a summary of the source you used for the quote.4. Write out the meaning of the quote.5. Write out how the quote connects to your thesis.6. DON’T LOSE IT
Homework How does Kafka’s use of symbolism allow the reader to understand the message of The Metamorphosis? Compose a thesis for an essay based on the prompt.Find three quotes from sources OTHER THAN THE TEXT that support your thesis. Create an annotated bibliography for each of the quotes.