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Ewrt 2 class 4


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Ewrt 2 class 4

  1. 1. S EWRT 2: Class 4
  2. 2. Agenda S QHQ: A Game of Thrones S Analytic Authority Picks S Introduce Essay #1 S Rhetorical Strategies: Analogy S Introduction to Vocab List #3
  3. 3. QHQ What do you think?
  4. 4. S Will others ever treat Tyrion with some respect? S Q: Can Tyrion Lannister be considered an honest man who lives up to his word and “honor”? S Can we believe Tyrion for the negative things he said about the Littlefinger? S Why was Catelyn so quick to accuse and capture Tyrion Lannister?
  5. 5. S What has Daenerys lost and gained from her marriage to Khal Drogo? S Why is Daenerys able to adjust and even thrive as part of Khal Drogo’s khalasar? S Is Dany going to fit into the Dothraki life style or will it change her? S Should [Dany] feel the least bit indebted and humbled for her position among the Dothraki? Is it fair, and does it indicate reform, that she is manipulating her servants’ sense of belonging that resembles that which used to be her own? S What is Viserys’s main purpose; will he triumph? S Does Viserys regret marrying his sister to Drogo? S Will Dany betray her brother and pay him back for all the stuff he has done to her? S Why did Dany stand by and watch as Viserys was killed by Khal Drogo with molten gold? Targaryen Family
  6. 6. Stark Family S I wonder if Catelyn’s angry reaction to Tyrion’s scheme to harm her son could have some psychological effects on health or could it be a sign of objectification (Bran is her son, therefore she makes him into an object— almost?) Is it her own insecurities which lead her to this reaction? S Is Eddard Stark an honorable man? S Why does Eddard Stark talk about honor so much? S Is there a significant meaning in Syrio Forel calling Arya, “boy”? S What will be the result of Arya learning how to sword fight? S Why does Ned let Arya keep needle? S Why did Jon choose to defend Samwell Tarly in the practice yard? S Was it a good idea to place Jon in the Night’s Watch?
  7. 7. Assorted Others S Why exactly did Jon Arryn look for King Robert’s bastard and how was it related to his untimely demise? S Is Lord Petyr Baelish (also known as Littlefinger) trustworthy? S Will Aemon being a Targaryen play an important role in the future? Will he be of use to Jon Snow since they can both relate to similar situations?
  8. 8. S Let’s Choose Characters! Who do you want?
  9. 9. Who will you choose? There are more than 40 characters to choose from, including both major characters, like Jaime Lannister and minor characters like Old Nan, Samwell Tarley, and Gregor Clegane There are two selections for each of the eight chapter characters (Eddard, Catelyn, Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon, Bran, Sansa and Arya) There are advantages and disadvantages to each character.
  10. 10. S There are character lists on the tables in front. They are organized by family, castle, or country. S I will call you up in order of your score. In the case of ties, you will choose alphabetically. S When your turn comes, write your name on the line nest to the character you have chosen. S Tell me who you have chosen, so I can mark him or her off of a list that will show on the overhead. S Keep in mind who you want as we move through the process, so when it is your turn, you can choose quickly. S Please, keep on eye on which characters are still on the table so that you are ready to sign-up for yours. Please keep the noise down while people are choosing.
  11. 11. Introduce Essay #1 S Essay #1 The Character Analysis S Write a 3-5-page character analysis essay. S To analyze a character, you must find out what makes him or her “tick” by looking at social, behavioral, physical, and mental or emotional traits. You also must examine how the author presents those traits through actions, words, thoughts, looks, and reactions. Select a character and write an essay answering one of the following questions about him or her. Feel free to use the character for which you are the analytical authority. You are not, however, limited by this for your character analysis essay.
  12. 12. S TOPIC 1: Not all supporting characters play an integral role in a story; however, sometimes a minor character is so important to the novel that the theme, plot, protagonist, or antagonist would be greatly changed if that character did not exist. From A Game of Thrones, analyze a minor character that plays a significant role. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character and explain why he or she is a significant character in the work. Be sure to use specific examples and quotations to support your claims.
  13. 13. TOPIC 2: A dynamic character is one who changes or grows emotionally or psychologically from the beginning of the novel until end. Many novels have multiple dynamic characters. Choose one character from A Game of Thrones and write a well- developed essay in which you prove that he or she is a dynamic character. Be sure to use specific examples and quotations to support your claims.
  14. 14. TOPIC 3: Often a character reflects the culture of the country in which he lives, that is, he or she exemplifies the skills, arts, values, beliefs, and ideals that of a certain people or country. From A Game of Thrones, choose a character that embodies the culture of the people he or she represents. In a well- developed essay, define the culture of one character and show how that character illustrates that culture.
  15. 15. TOPIC 4: Analyze a character that reveals his or her personality, ethics, morals, and nature through the challenges he or she faces. Think about the different types of conflict that exist. Conflict can be external, such as person versus person, person versus nature, or person versus society. Conflict can also be internal, for example, person versus self. How does your chosen character experience conflict during the novel? Keep in mind how conflict causes a character to change throughout the course of the story.
  16. 16. TOPIC 5: Aristotle's ideas about tragedy were recorded in his book of literary theory titled Poetics. In it, he has a great deal to say about the structure, purpose, and intended effect of tragedy. His ideas have been adopted, disputed, expanded, and discussed for several centuries now. In a well-written essay, analyze a character from Game of Thrones, arguing for or against his or her status as a “tragic hero.”
  17. 17. One Step at a Time S Let’s just start by describing our characters. Using analogies will help the reader see what you mean. S An analogy is reasoning or explaining from parallel cases. In other words, an analogy is a comparison between two different things in order to highlight some point of similarity.
  18. 18. Analogy: A Rhetorical Strategy S An analogy is a kind of comparison that explains the unknown in terms of the known, the unfamiliar in terms of the familiar. S A good analogy can help your readers understand a complicated subject or view a common experience in a new way. Analogies can be used with other methods of development to explain a process, define a concept, narrate an event, or describe a person or place. S Analogy isn't a single form of writing. Rather, it's a tool for thinking about a subject/
  19. 19. S Despite similarities, an analogy is not the same as a metaphor. According to The Elements of Figurative Language (Longman, 2002), the analogy "is a figure of language that expresses a set of like relationships among two sets of terms. In essence, the analogy does not claim total identification, which is the property of the metaphor. It claims a similarity of relationships."
  20. 20. S While analogy and simile are both comparisons of two seemingly unrelated things, they are not the same. A simile is a figure of speech, while an analogy is a type of argument. Generally, an analogy is more complex than a simile. S A simile is usually structured in one of two ways. The figure of speech can use the word "like" to compare two items. An example using "like" is, "Her hair shone like the sun." Hair and the sun usually are not considered the same, but the simile describes them as shining in a similar manner. An example of a simile using "as" is, "His teeth were as white as clouds." In that simile, the man's teeth are compared to the color of clouds. S Analogies are used to make a connection between two objects or ideas to better explain the first object. For example, a short type of analogy is, "Coffee is to caffeine as beer is to alcohol." Coffee and beer are both beverages, and caffeine and alcohol are the drugs they contain. In some instances, it may be difficult to determine the connection between the two items.
  21. 21. An analogy is not quite the same as comparison and contrast either, although both are methods of explanation that set things side by side. You might show, in writing a comparison and contrast, how San Francisco is quite unlike Boston in history, climate, and predominant life-styles, but like it in being a seaport and a city proud of its own (and neighboring) colleges. That isn't the way an analogy works. In an analogy you yoke together two unlike things (eye and camera, the task of navigating a spacecraft and the task of sinking a putt), and all you care about is their major similarities. (The Bedford Reader: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008)
  22. 22. S Pupils are more like oysters than sausages. The job of teaching is not to stuff them and then seal them up, but to help them open and reveal the riches within. There are pearls in each of us, if only we knew how to cultivate them with ardor and persistence. (Sydney J. Harris, "What True Education Should Do," 1964) S Even in his last years, grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut. (Sandra Hull, Arlington) S A gang of boys is like a pack of wolves. S Jaime’s sword is Tyrion’s book. S Asking Joffrey to run the kingdom is like asking a kindergartener to balance your checkbook. S Expecting Cersei to be honorable is like expecting the direwolves to play nicely with kittens. Examples of Analogies
  23. 23. Analogies help people understand complicated ideas quickly S 1. Computer Resources (CPU, RAM, Hard Drive) A computer is like a kitchen at a restaurant. The computer's processor is like a chef, who works to prepare the food. The faster the chef, the faster food is ready. A dual-core processor is like having a kitchen with two chefs, so two things can be prepared at the same time. The computer's RAM is like counter-top space. Everything in RAM is easy for the processor to get at, so if you have a lot of counter space, the chef can work on preparing more things at once. If you don't have enough counter space, the chef can't work on as many things. Some programs use a lot of RAM, just like some recipes call for a lot of ingredients, so it is harder to fit more stuff on the counter. The computer's hard drive is like the cupboards and refrigerator. These things hold the ingredients until the chef needs them. If space runs out, then the old ingredients need to be thrown out to make room for new ones. You, the computer user, are then the customer who is ordering things from the kitchen. If the chef is slow, or their isn't enough counter-top space, it's going to longer for things to get done, especially if you are ordering a lot of things at once.
  24. 24. In-class writing: S Use analogy to describe or explain your character. S You can compare your character to a machine, a plant, another character or person, or a season. The possibilities are endless.
  25. 25. Study the words for the test in class 7
  26. 26. Homework S Read A Game of Thrones through 400 S Post #6 In-class writing: analogy S Post #7 Describe your character; include page numbers •What does your character look like? Include, for example, hair, eyes, height, weight, build, or other physical characteristics. • Now choose one aspect of the character’s appearance, a detail (bitten nails, frizzy hair, a scar) and elaborate on it. • Write a short scene in which your character is looking in the mirror or write a short scene in which another character first sees your character. S Study Vocabulary: Exam class Seven