Wednesday, October 12, 2011<br />Literature: Finish “The Wedding Guest”<br />
Housekeeping<br />Hand in Vocabulary Paragraph for “The Wedding Guest”<br />Homework from last week<br />1. Review of Sent...
Intro to Short Stories<br />Usually contain a limited number of characters<br />Focus on one main character, or protagonis...
Intro to Short Stories<br />The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.<br ...
Intro to Short Stories<br />Some simplified definitions of some the terms we will be using<br />setting – time and locatio...
Intro to Short Stories<br />character(s) – who is involved in the story<br />protagonist – main character<br />antagonist ...
Intro to Short Stories<br />conflict – the struggle that creates the drama<br />internal conflict – chracter vs. him/her s...
“The Wedding Guest” Literary Elements Activity<br />You will need:<br />“The Wedding Guest” Story <br />Handout: “Reviewin...
“The Wedding Guest” Literary Elements Activity<br />With a partner, work through the questions on “Reviewing Story Element...
Class Review of Literary Elements<br />Point of View (POV )<br />First Person – “I see her through the window” (p. 33)<br ...
Class Review of Literary Elements<br />Setting   <br /> “It was February when I moved in. . .” p. 33 Sometime after Februa...
Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Characters  - is the narrator round or flat?<br />Round – she has a complicated personality <b...
Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Characters Dynamic vs. Static<br /> Static – she is still a hypocrite at the end of the story ...
Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Conflict   <br /> External conflict – character vs. character<br />Narrator vs. others - neigh...
Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Foreshadowing <br /><ul><li>First paragraph – “I can tell you when you can’t even come out and...
There are many hints things with Mrs. Clarke are  not what they seem to be:
“It was strange to say the least, ” p. 34
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  1. 1. Wednesday, October 12, 2011<br />Literature: Finish “The Wedding Guest”<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Hand in Vocabulary Paragraph for “The Wedding Guest”<br />Homework from last week<br />1. Review of Sentence Types - Online Lesson and Practice <br />2. Read Organizing and Connecting Evidence, p. 84-88<br />(The above work will not be covered in class but is recommended for success in future lessons)<br />
  3. 3. Intro to Short Stories<br />Usually contain a limited number of characters<br />Focus on one main character, or protagonist, who faces one or more conflicts<br />The plot (events) occurs during a short period of time.<br />The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.<br />
  4. 4. Intro to Short Stories<br />The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.<br />As a result the character may undergo a change in how they see themselves or the world.<br />The author’s theme is usually related to his or her attitude towards the characters and what happens to them.<br />
  5. 5. Intro to Short Stories<br />Some simplified definitions of some the terms we will be using<br />setting – time and location of the story<br />narrator – the person telling the story<br />point of view – how the narrator tells the story<br />First Person – the main character tells the story using “I” <br />Third Person – another character or an outside observer tells the story using he/she/they <br />
  6. 6. Intro to Short Stories<br />character(s) – who is involved in the story<br />protagonist – main character<br />antagonist – character or force that opposes the character<br />flat/round – these terms describe how much we know about the character<br />static/dynamic – these terms describe whether or not the character changes as a result of the story events<br />
  7. 7. Intro to Short Stories<br />conflict – the struggle that creates the drama<br />internal conflict – chracter vs. him/her self (struggle within a character)<br />external conflict – character vs. an outside force: (another character, nature, or society)<br />plot – the key events of the story<br />theme – the writer’s general message about people and/or the world <br />
  8. 8. “The Wedding Guest” Literary Elements Activity<br />You will need:<br />“The Wedding Guest” Story <br />Handout: “Reviewing Story Elements”<br />Handout: “Fiction Terms”<br />
  9. 9. “The Wedding Guest” Literary Elements Activity<br />With a partner, work through the questions on “Reviewing Story Elements.” (Not for marks; for study purposes)<br />Discuss how each element applies to the story “The Wedding Guest.” <br />Refer to the “Fiction Terms” handout as needed.<br />Ask me for help/clarification as needed.<br />If you disagree with your group, make note on your sheet and we will discuss.<br />Time: 30 minutes<br />
  10. 10. Class Review of Literary Elements<br />Point of View (POV )<br />First Person – “I see her through the window” (p. 33)<br />She talks a lot about herself, her husband, and the people around her – so we learn what she thinks about them. We learn about the story from her point of view – so it is biased by how she looks at things. We don’t know if what she tells us is accurate. We have to take her word for it. <br />We do get a very good idea of what the narrator thinks and believes.<br />
  11. 11. Class Review of Literary Elements<br />Setting <br /> “It was February when I moved in. . .” p. 33 Sometime after February<br />The year after her husband has died<br />Canada - mentions a CBC program on p. 33<br />two light housekeeping rooms – old building - 5th floor – “a dump” p. 33<br />modern/our times (contemporary) CBC programs, soap opera, delivery boy<br />The setting affects her mood/personality<br />The building’s design helps the plot (she can see Mrs. Clarke’s activities)<br />The building’s close quarters allows them to know about each other’s personal business<br />
  12. 12. Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Characters - is the narrator round or flat?<br />Round – she has a complicated personality <br />critical, judgemental, gossips, hypocritical, dishonest person, <br />her motivationsare complicated: she is unhappy, lonely, bitter, jealous of the other people, not self-aware<br />
  13. 13. Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Characters Dynamic vs. Static<br /> Static – she is still a hypocrite at the end of the story (“But then, it really isn’t any of my business.” p. 35) She still believes she’s better than everyone else. (“I was right . . .” p. 35 “For your own good.” p.35)<br />She doesn’t try to change situations that are inconvenient to her instead she tries to change others.<br />
  14. 14. Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Conflict <br /> External conflict – character vs. character<br />Narrator vs. others - neighbours, Mrs. Clarke<br />p. 34 “They were an odd bunch anyway, . . .”<br />Narrator vs. environment – circumstances<br />She’s unhappy in her new home, She criticizes it (It was a dump. . .”) p. 33<br />Internal conflict – character vs. self? <br />she’s unhappy but she’s not self-aware – she’s not admitting her unhappiness; she’s repressing it<br />she doesn’t think she has a problem so probably we can say there is no internal conflict.<br />
  15. 15. Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />Foreshadowing <br /><ul><li>First paragraph – “I can tell you when you can’t even come out and tell a person the truth for their own good . . .” –foreshadows both a conflict and the end of the story
  16. 16. There are many hints things with Mrs. Clarke are not what they seem to be:
  17. 17. “It was strange to say the least, ” p. 34
  18. 18. “But nobody came to pick her up, it was odd.” p. 34
  19. 19. There is an early hint of conflict between the narrator and Mrs. Clarke: “It was enough to make a body tired just watching her.” p. 34
  20. 20. Red Herrings – false clues to distract you from the real clues (foreshadowing)
  21. 21. Ex: the corsage, the title, the hat and fancy outfit. [Herring – small fish]</li></li></ul><li>Class Review (Cont’d.)<br />NOTE: We ran out of time for this discussion – so these last two elements will be posted on the forum (Class Website). Please continue the discussion there. . . <br />Outcome <br />Theme<br />(Other themes are possible, but they must be based on the details and overall meaning of the story)<br />
  22. 22. Homework<br />For Monday (Recommended, but optional)<br />1. Read “Exemplification,” p.177-183 (English Skills)<br />Read “Fragments,” p. 414-425 (English Skills)<br />

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