Friday, November 6, 2009
Within your assigned group, discuss your chapter 8-9 summaries of Anthem. After sharing your ideas and discussing these chapters, each of you needs to blog about an important idea generated by your group discussion. Now it's time to share with the entire class, so read the following questions and leave at least one comment on our class blog site. Questions: Decide who created the best title for each chapter and why. Who raised an important question you would like to share with the class? How did your group answer the question? Who found an important literary device that added to your understanding of the story? Explain. Who shared a passage showing an important character change? Describe. Did your group reach a consensus on the most important passage from each novel? Share! Describe a drawing someone from your group created that highlighted an important idea from the chapter.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
After creating and discussing the frightening picture of society Ayn Rand creates in her novel, Anthem, explain to what extent our society today reflects similar "haunting" realities. For example, have you experienced oppressive rules personally, or do you see conformist behavior at school, in our country, or in the world at large? Write a meaningful paragraph explaining similarites or differences to the dystopian society in Anthem.