Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Dear Juniors,

If you missed class, we completed the following:
1. Completed our discussion regarding the Dixie Chicks video, "Not Ready to Make Nice," and its connection to The Crucible.
2. We then viewed Act 4 of the film.....SO POWERFUL!
3. Journal #2: "The Power of a Good Name"
           Your journal entry involves thinking about what your name means to you. I don't mean your actual name, but rather your name in a figurative sense, or rather your REPUTATION. What does your reputation mean to you? When people hear your name, what do you want them to perceive? What adjectives do you want associated with your name? How would you feel if your reputation was ruined? Maybe you've already had your reputation challenged. How did that feel? What will you do to make sure it never happens again? Consider John Proctor's reasons for not signing his confession statement. Do you agree with any of those reasons?
           The article I asked you to read for today entitled, "The Power of a Good Name," discusses several valid aspects regarding the preservation of a "good name." Identify TWO lines from the article that impressed you. Tell me why? Thoroughly consider your feelings about the importance of preserving your name.

1. Please be prepared for a quiz covering ACT 4 on Monday, January 30th! I will post a practice quiz for you.
2. Locate TWO quotes for the following theme topics: guilt, hypocrisy, integrity, and authority. Please record the eight quotes on your theme sheet.
3. Please do not MISS CLASS on Monday, as we will begin to discuss your essay concerning The Crucible.

Identify the BEST theme, justify your response and identify  the speaker for the following quotes.
1./2./3. "Your soul alone is the issue here, Mister, and you will prove its whiteness or you cannot live in a Christian country. Will you tell me now what person's conspired with you in the Devil's company?"

4./5./6. "I can. And there's your first marvel that I can. You have made your magic now, for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but white enough to keep it from such dogs." ______________________/_____________________

7./8./9.."Woman, plead with him! Woman! It is pride, it is vanity. Be his helper--- What profit him to bleed? Shall the just praise him? Shall the worms declare his truth? Go to him, take his shame away."

10./11./12. "I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is a fraud. I am not that man."

13./14./15. ""God damns a liar less than he that throws away his life for pride."