I check for understanding and try to engage my ELL students to actively participate in the lesson. When they are done, I then ask each group to share their fact sheets and for the rest of the class to fill out the Navajo Culture handout on the board from what they learn from their classmates. When each group has presented their fact sheets, I instruct the students to fill out the other part of the Culture handout with their own culture. We then put those answers on the board. I instruct the students to put away their worksheets until tomorrow and project cloze sentences with the new vocabulary.
Although he became a licensed physician, Abe never practiced medicine. Instead he began writing professionally upon his father’s death once his family obligations were absolved (Lamont-Brown, 31 pp.1). Abe’s writing was strongly influenced by a number of factors including: a lack of patriotism, medical school, and famous writers of the time. He strongly opposed the war and the strong sense of nationalism that many of his countrymen held during end of the war. Abe felt that he had no obligations to his country for he was “rootless” (Lamont-Brown, 33 pp.2).
In the beginning of the story you see that Sonny and his brother were not keeping close at all. In the second paragraph on pg 554, the brother says, “He became real to me again.” He’s basically saying that Sonny didn’t really exist to him anymore, until he read about him getting arrested in the article. He didn’t understand what was going on with his younger brother. He’s never even talked to him about what was going on with him to try to understand. When he talked to the past friend of Sonny’s, that’s where he starts to see what’s been going on with his brother, because of the things this guy is told him.
In his first essay, Richard describes his isolation from the outside world in vivid detail. For example, he says “Until I was seven years old, I did not know the names of the kids across the street.” With lines like these, he brings the reader into his life. He gives you all that he know, all that he feels, then allows you to experience what he experienced through his words. In his banquet speech. Faulkner talk about a writer not writing from his heart, and how “His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars.” I believe that by bringing us into is world, Richard makes his pains our pains, thus doing as Faulkner says a writer should do, “grieving on universal bones”.
Will Kane must decide if he is to leave town and the town he loves or stay and defend the town. During the entire movie, you can see how Will Kane is loyal to the town and how the town betrays him. The movie tells a story about a man who was too proud to run and who was left abandoned by the townspeople he swore would protect him because of a four-man gang led by Frank Miller. Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller is returning on the noon train to seek his revenge. Will Kane chose to stay and protect the town against everyone else’s will.
Paul says, “[the] images float through my mind, but they do not grip me, they are mere shadows and memories.” It becomes apparent to the reader that the war has effected Paul in every aspect of his life. The images that once captivated him do it no longer; he calls them “shadows and memories,” but when he read the books that took him far beyond his small German village before the war, they were still only shadows and memories. Nothing about the books had changed, only Paul had. The war had tainted the innocence he had as a child that allowed him to dream of adventure. Paul even realizes it when he thinks, words, words, words-they do not reach me.
That moment that Tom Robinson stepped out of that court room and being granted guilty for abusing me, is the day that I knew I would never be the same. The day Tom Robinson died in the county jail, something died inside me too. I took an innoncent man from this world and I was the only one to blame. Happiness has left my soul and it's never returning. With him life was a routine; without him life is unbearable.
The novel is about a man who influenced the actions of others yet “did not know when he had any responsibility for them and when he did not” (656). There was a time when Jack Burden believed that there was nothing but the Great Twitch, for “it gave him a sort of satisfaction, because it meant that he could not be called guilty of anything, not even of having squandered happiness or of having killed his father, or of having delivered his two friends into each other’s hands and death” (657). But after many years, he discovered that he did not believe in the Great Twitch anymore. Jack Burden “had seen too many people live and die.” He had seen the Scholarly Attorney, Lucy Stark, Sugar-Boy, Sadie Burke and Anne Stanton live “and the way of their living had nothing to do with the Great Twitch” (657). Jack Burden had also seen his friend Adam Stanton Die.
In my eyes I view the theme as being something along the lines do not ever settle on something you don not want to do. He was doing something he did not really want to do but he did not realize it until right before he died. If his job had not made him into a bitter old man that he was, it contributed more than enough. “Anders had never paid much attention to that part of the bank, a pompous old building with marble floors and counters and pillars, and gilt scrollwork over the tellers’ cages” (Wolf 107). The robber puts the gun to Andre’s head and tells him to look up and he sees a painting he had never seen before even though he had been going to this same bank for years and all he can do is criticize the artwork.
Up to this chapter Christopher’s story had began to fade out and It had hit a dead end. This chapter is more of a ‘get out jail free card’ than an actual planned chapter. We get to find more out about Christopher’s condition in this chapter too and how insecure and scared he is about meeting or talking to new people. When he first meets Mrs Alexander he tries to ignore here because he cant do ‘chat’ and describes it as ‘boring’. Like I said before, this chapter is mainly to bring the story back to life.