Part I. Workshop, Lit Analysis Essay
Get into pairs, “trade” and read one each others’ drafts, and then take turns discussing the following. Take notes as needed while discussing the draft.
- 1. What arguable claim does your peer’s essay draft make about The History of King Lear and Nature?
- 2. How does your peer’s essay draft integrate the secondary source?
- 3. What are the key terms in your peer’s essay and how does s/he define them?
- 4. How does the close reading in the draft support/develop the claim? Does the close reading develop the argument through an attention to specific linguistic/rhetorical elements of the text?
- 5. How does your peer plan to develop the workshop draft into the final draft?
Part II. Discussion, KL Scenes 20-24
Pick one of the four questions below and be prepared to point the chunk of text that best answers it:
- 1.How and why does Edgar “trifle” (20.31) with his father’s “despair” (20.31) in Scene 20?
- 2. How do Lear and Gloucester comfort one another?
- 3.How does Lear die?
- 4.Who gets the last word in The History of King Lear, and what is it?
For Next Tuesday, Oct 24
We will cover the following next Tuesday, so be sure to watch Ep. 1 of the Walking Dead. Walking Dead is streaming on Netflix and you can buy the first season, streaming, not HD for $7.99 on Amazon. Remember, Walking Dead is gory and violent, so if you want to read the comics instead, email me and I will set you up with an alternative assignment.
- 1. Provide an overview of the final unit Walking Dead/Podcast
- 2. Assign teams
- 3. Discuss Walking Dead Ep.1 and practice the first “group write”