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Today. Finish Warm-up Put everything on floor except something to write with. Open big red Literature book to page 294. Background info…. Published in 1843 First-person (Paranormal activity)

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today
Today
  • Finish Warm-up
  • Put everything on floor except something to write with.
  • Open big red Literature book to page 294
background info
Background info…
  • Published in 1843
  • First-person (Paranormal activity)
    • Narration from the perspective of "I" or "We." Narrators may be involved with the action or may simply observe it; they may also be reliable or unreliable.
  • Edgar Allen Poe
    • Died at 40
    • Lived/Died in poverty
    • Unstable?
the culture
The Culture
  • Being proper (high society)
  • Keeping to yourself
  • Living in close quarters
the character
The Character
  • The Narrator
  • Mentally unstable?
    • Policies changed for the treatment of the insane (before people were shunned and mistreated)
    • The Narrator suffers from “Over-acuteness of the senses (nervousness).”
reliable vs unreliable
Reliable vs Unreliable?
  • Reliable narrator- reflects the truth that the author is trying to share; does not involve personal feelings.
  • Unreliable narrator- credibility has been compromised; shows bias; makes assumptions.
    • Ex. Fight club
conflict culture
Conflict & Culture
  • Internal conflict (man vs himself), External conflict (man vs society)
  • What is the conflict?
  • Culture does not treat mentally insane people very well. Do you think that has something to do with his behavior?
traits
Traits
  • Physical traits (how he looks, what he wears)
  • Personality traits (attitudes, thoughts, feelings)
  • Behavioral Traits (how he acts, things that he does)
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