t English ISU Prologue Milkweed: Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli (Maniac McGee, Stargirl) paints a vivid picture of the streets of the Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a curious, kind, heartbreakingly naïve orphan with many names. His name is Stopthief when people shout "Stop! Thief!" as he flees with stolen bread. Or it's Jew, "filthy son of Abraham," depending on who's talking to him.
The 1930’s novella “Of Mice and Men “written by John Steinbeck acts as a microcosm of 1930’s America. Notably, it is set in Soledad, California; Soledad, ironically, is Spanish for lonely, and therefore it is perhaps inevitable that Steinbeck tells the tale of the solitary life of Migrant workers desperate to fight there hostile environment and achieve their American dream, usually ‘to live of the fatta the lan’ . The title of the book is taken from the key lines in Robert Burns’ 18th century poem ‘ Ode To A Field Mouse’ whose central message is that no matter what plans we may make for the future we are subject to fate and circumstances. Arguably at the time the novel was written aspirations and goals were almost impossible to achieve because of what was occurring socially, politically and economically. Notably it was the weakest in society who were hit most hard by the hostile environment.
Drama and Theatre Studies – DRAM1A – Unit 1 – Section A – NotesThe Woman In BlackAdapted by: Stephen MallatrattFrom novel by: Susan HillDirector: Robin HerfordDesigner: Michael HoltLighting Designer: Kevin SleepSound Designer: Gareth OwenCasting Director: Marc FrankumStage Manager: Jon HuytonCast: 'Arthur Kipps' played by David Acton 'The Actor' played by Ben DeerySetting: In an empty theatre in the early 1950's/Crythin Gifford/Eel Marsh House Minimalist props – Chest hamper became; bed, desk, carriage, pony & trap Real door to nurseryGenre: Horror/ Ghost StoryAim: To shock and scare audienceStage: End on, thrust at stage centreLighting: Yellow (Re-telling of story), Bright white (Present day), Blackout (Character change), Dimmed Lighting (Scary events), spotlight on door, light following actorSound: Screams, pony and trap sound effects, ravens in graveyard, heartbeatTheatre: The Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, Covent GardenDate: Tuesday 29th November – 3pmCharacter List: 'Arthur Kipps' – David Acton'The Actor' – Ben Deery'Young Arthur Kipps' – Ben Deery'Mrs. Drablow' – Elderly Widow (Dead)'Mr. Samuel Daily' (Local Landowner) – David Acton'Mr. Horatio Jerome' (Local man to help Kipps' sort through Drablow's private papers) – David Acton'Keckwick' (Local driver of 'pony and trap') – David Acton'Spider' – “Dog” (Imaginary)'Jennet Humfrye' – The Woman In Black (Sister and biological mother of Mrs. Drablow's son, dies of wasting disease)'Stella' – Arthur Kipps' wife'Joseph' - Arthur Kipps' son'Mr. Bruce' – Sound TechnicianEffects:Theatrical FogGauze – Lit from front = Opaque, Lit from behind = TransparentGobo – Project image onto cyclorama1) Train – Gobo of window2) Church – Large Cross3) Inside House – Elegant Staircase4) Outside House – Gobo of outline of houseCostume: Open cloth rail - BrechtianThe Woman In Black: Authentic Victorian Long black dress,
Explain how the idea of the American Dream is explored in ‘Of Mice and Men’. In this esaay I am going to explore how the ideas of the American dream is explored in ‘Of Mice and Men’ The title, Of Mice and Men, came from the saying “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray and leave us nothing but pain for what might have been”. This is such a well-chosen name for the novel because it explains the factors leading to the characters’ dreams. The novel was written during the Great Depression of 1930 in the USA. It tells the tragic story of George and Lennie, two displaced Anglo itinerant farm workers in California during the Great Depression (1929-1939).
ALSO BY JOHN GRISHAM A Time to Kill The Firm The Pelican Brief The Client The Chamber The Rainmaker The Runaway Jury The Partner The Street Lawyer The Testament The Brethren A Painted House Skipping Christmas The Summons The King of Torts Bleachers The Last Juror The Broker The Innocent Man Playing for Pizza The Appeal The Associate Ford County Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer DOUBLEDAY PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY Copyright (c) 2010 by Belfry Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. www.doubleday.com This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
RAPTURE A Fallen Novel LAUREN KATE † CONTENTS : Prologue : Falling 1 : The Book of Watchers 2 : Parting Ways 3 : The Sunken Sanctuary 4 : Bargaining Blind 5 : A Thousand Kisses Deep 6 : Found Wanting 7 : Knot Angels 8 : How Heaven Wept 9 : The Desirata 10 : Starshot in the Dust 11 : Via Dolorosa 12 : Unholy Water 13 : The Excavation 14 : Air Apparent 15 : The Gift 16 : Apocalypse 17 : The Invention of Love 18 : The Invention of Love 19 : Lucinda's Price 20 : Perfect Strangers Epilogue PROLOGUE FALLING First there was silence— In the space between Heaven and the Fall, deep in the unknowable distance, there was a moment when the glorious hum of Heaven disappeared and was replaced by a silence so profound that Daniel’s soul strained
“Civil Disobedience” – refused to pay state tax b/c opposed Mexican war III. The flowering of American literature A. Nathaniel Hawthorne – New England Writer, haunted by Puritan ancestors (Salem Witch trial judge); impossible to remove all sin from human soul B. Emily Dickinson – original & powerful Poet; themes: life, death, fear, loneliness, nature, god C. Washington Irving – proof American could make career of literature, adept imitator D. James Fenimore Cooper – conflict: Man vs. backwoods nature; romances of frontier life; model for cowboy movie, novels E. Edgar Allan Poe – Gothic horror short stories; inventor of detective story; fear most powerful emotion F. William Gilmore Simms – gentleman of letters G. Herman Melville – realistic fiction (based on his adventures at sea), Moby‐Dick H. Walt Whitman – explicit sexual references; homoerotic elements; rejects women’s domestic sphere I. The popular
127 - 132; 151-153) Paper One due 3/18 ”Memento Mori” 2001 / Memento 2000 (in Adaptations, pp. 137 -153; Nolan’s story is included in this reading); Proposal for Research Paper/Project due today (typed) Horror: 3/25 “Herbert West—Reanimator: Six Shots by Moonlight” 1922 / Reanimator 1985 (Take-Home Midterm-due 4/8) Spring Break: 3/29 – 4/05 (no class) (in Adaptations, pp. 83 -100; Research Paper/Project Bibliography due next week 4/8 “The Fly” 1958 / The Fly 1986 (Midterm due) Research Paper/Project Bibliography due today Theatrical Adaptation: 4/15 God of Carnage 2006/ Carnage 2011 (purchase book in LAMC bookstore) (in Adaptations, pp. 158 – 183; you can skim portion on Soldier’s Story) Graphic Novel: 4/22 Ghost World 1997 / Ghost World 2001 (purchase book in LAMC bookstore) (in Adaptations, pp. 100 - 126); Paper Two due Comedy/Drama: 4/29 “Baster” 1996 / The
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger is a modern classic. Holden Caulfield is the protagonist of the novel, and his iconic “red hunting hat” is inseparable from the mental imagery of Holden, making it one of the most recognisable symbols from literature to date. This unforgettable hat makes appearances during important turning points throughout the novel - writing about Allie’s baseball mitt, looking at himself in the mirror and acting tough after Stradlater punches him, and when he decides to leave Pencey Prep by yelling “Sleep tight, ya morons” down the corridor. This red hunting hat is a symbol of Holden’s uniqueness and individuality, as it is outlandish and demonstrates Holden’s want to be different from everyone around him.
Molly Palu English AP Ms. Robertson November 5, 2011 Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust Ashes drift languidly through the air like snowflakes while children make angels in the dark powder around them. In man’s quest to conquer the world, he has left behind a blazing trail of destruction. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby, demonstrates society’s corruption during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s, which continues to exist in today’s modern society. The privileged Nick Carraway spends his summer in the affluent East and West Egg of Long Island, New York. His shabby cottage is easily overlooked by the extravagant mansion of Jay Gatsby.