Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weekly Agenda 5.13-5.17

The Things They Carried

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Historical Background
Discuss ambivalence and apathy in characters: examples.
-what is ambiguity in writing
Excerpts from "The Song of Tra Bong"
-read criticism, annotate
Handout: Criticism --the feminist lens.  Style and symbolism.  What is O'Brien trying to prove through Mary Anne.
3-Chair: Changing roles of women in war (and homefront).

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Group Work
-check outline

"Dulce Et Decorum Est" and "Ambush"
-realism vs. romanticism

Journal # ___ : Things Carried response
HW Finish Things Carried for MONDAY; work on research paper, due MAY 24th to turnitin.com.