Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21

JOURNAL TOPICS: [today's tunes: "Fight the Power" (slightly edited) by Public Enemy; "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye; "Imagine" by John Lennon]

Like Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," each of today's tunes expresses a perspective on the idea that the human condition can-- and should-- be better. Analyze the tone and theme of each tune and evaluate its effectiveness. (Regarding the latter, attempt to be objective, i.e., focus on its reasoning/rhetorical appeal-- if you find yourself describing what you "like" then acknowledge this as a matter of personal preference rather than technical or artistic merit.)

1. Journal
2. Big Question conferences
3. Prepare for vocab final* tomorrow

(*It's only practice, but it's time to get ready for "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"-- finals week is eleven school days away!)

1. Refine Big Questions
2. Study vocab

PREVIEW: You'll be reading Jean Paul Sartre's "No Exit" over the next few days. You can find the text online here and here, among other places, and you are certainly welcome to check the play out at the library or buy it at a local bookstore or online. I'm posting this now so you can skim the text and ask any questions you may have in class tomorrow. (We're also here for you online-- you'll be able to comment/ask questions on the blog and email me as well.)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dr. Preston,
    I've been wondering if there is reason why i havent recieved your comment on my Big question post. Here is the link just in case the reason is my blog isn't pulling up like the last time we had that issue.