Tuesday, November 19, 2013

november 19

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. Check out Tale of Two Cities and/or Great Expectations from library (if needed)
2. Journal
3. Plato's "Allegory of the Cave": background and essay prep

1. Review vocab for tomorrow's quiz
2. Review Plato/notes for tomorrow's essay 

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