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I hope you have fun when the rest of the class can't figure out how you got the notes already - and typed!
When you write your Antigone essays, make sure you remember that I will be grading you on the 6 Traits of Writing: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Voice, Conventions.
I want you to have some help for organizing using good transitions and great conclusions. So I have attached a couple helpful documents to this blog. Just click on the colored words in this paragraph, and you'll find that some documents appear which you may find beneficial.
Have a great weekend!
This Thanksgiving break, you will be writing an essay as a test grade for Antigone. You will choose between three critical lens quotations and prove or disprove the quotation using information from our most recently read play, Antigone.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Politics
Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527), Discourse upon the First Ten Books of Livy
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
If you choose to type the essay, please use Times New Roman 12 pt font and a 1" margin.
You may discuss the definition of the quotes and the chosen supporting details with other students. If, however, I find that you have plagiarized the paper and it matches that of another student, you both will receive zeros.
Have fun writing. Make sure to follow the 6 Traits of good Writing!
I will post these tomorrow. Look then.
Thanks for your patience.
More of Antigone...
We find out...
Reminder: You need to comment on yesterday's blog for homework due Wednesday at midnight.
We reviewed Antigone's crazy background story.
Prologue of Antigone: Antigone asked Ismene to help her bury the poor brother whose body was thrown outside the city walls. Ismene says she can't because she's "just a woman".
Parados 1: Chorus and Choragos (respected elders) explain the history of the battle between the brothers. TONE CHANGE - war, battle, blood, violence all portrayed w the chosen images.
Scene 1: Creon makes his philosophy known and Choragos tells his opinion.
Got it? Good.
Today we began reading Sophocles' Antigone. You may notice that there are several "new" vocabulary words that may be unfamiliar to you. I will list them below. Your job is to COMMENT on this blog with THREE sentences using THREE different vocabulary words. Please CAPITALIZE your chosen words. Your sentences must be:
Feel free to constructively comment on other people's sentences.
If you weren't here today, please let me know what book you are reading by bringing it to me on Monday. That way you won't get a zero.
Have a good day! I hope you enjoyed your quiet time.
TEST TODAY! Make it up tomorrow if you were absent. Look at previous blogs to get info.
***BRING GOOD BOOK TO READ TOMORROW.
(It will count as your first homework grade of the second marking period.)
Today in 6th period, we quickly reviewed the information for the test tomorrow, then moved on to the history of Greek Tragedies and the celebration of Dionysos. Whew!
In 9th period, we didn't manage to get all the way to Dionysos. Poor 9th period students!! I feel bad for them.