Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Dear Juniors,

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Everyone submitted their "Introductory" paragraphs. I will review them and return them to you next week. At which time, we will work on concluding paragraphs.

2. Journal #7 "What would I do for 'like'?"
Love is often exemplified by candlelit dinners, bouquets of roses, heart-shaped chocolates and kisses. We often have the impression that these are the only aspects that comprise the state of being in love. But with the images of roses and chocolates, the reality of love is compromised. There is a much bigger world than the mere exchange of passionate looks and sweet words.

Tell me what efforts you would go through in order to have a person like you as much as you like them. Would you "wine them and dine them?" Would you pay them compliments? Would you stalk them? If your efforts never reach the desired results, would you give up, attempt your "tactics" on some else, or change your "tactics" entirely?

3. You were then introduced to a new short story entitled "The Chaser." In order to grasp this piece you need to have some schema on the following points:

a. Who is Diana?
Diana is the Roman goddess of the Moon and hunting. She was also adamant about her virginity. This is an important point for the story. I have included an image of her below.

b. What is a Siren?
Sirens were mythology monsters that would lure sailors to their deaths with their beautiful voices. Once you heard them sing to you, there was no escape, as they would eat you once you were in the water. I have included an image to assist you with this below.