JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "(Now & Then There's) A Fool Such As I" by Hank Snow; "Ship of Fools" by Robert Plant]
You have seven minutes to write an epic poem about a unified theory of
consciousness and the history of the papacy concentrating especially but
not exclusively on its social, political, economic, religious, and
philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief,
concise, and specific. Be ready to recite your poem from memory in any
ancient language (except Greek) to the 2000 people who will be waiting
expectantly on the field outside 608 in eight minutes.
Attempt to explain why people like the experience of making/being made a fool at least once a year.
In both Hamlet and Macbeth we see characters thinking out loud about their decisions: how they imagine the decision in advance, how they translate thought into action, and how they feel about it after the fact. Describe this dynamic in your own life. How do you feel about your decisions before, when, and after you make them? As you reflect in hindsight, which decisions stir feelings of pride and which stir feelings of regret?
3. Macbeth working group: Act I quiz w AP-style questions
1. Read the rest of Act I and publish active reading notes to your blog
2. Comment on >5 of your colleagues' notes with questions and/or critique