Mood and Tone East of Eden-Part 3
Thursday, May 2 • Discussion – chapters 26-30 • Mood and tone-notes and little book • Finish Reading the novel for Test on Wednesday (literary terms, types of characters, conflict, mood and tone)
Stuff you should know • Today you learn about tone and mood, and the effect it has on a novel. • You will learn how setting impacts mood and tone.
What to expect Feature Menu Mood and Tone How Is Setting Created? Practice Get a sheet of unlined paper and make a little book You may use your iPad but you may not use those notes on the test. The little book will be permissible.
Overview • Tone and mood of East of can be described as hopeful
Introduction *Writers hope to stir emotions with their work. *Emotions can produce the mood or feeling in a piece of writing. *Mood may shift, but one mood usually prevails. *Setting affects the mood dramatically.
Introduction (Continued) *Tone describes the writer’s attitude toward his or her subject.
Introduction (Continued) • How do mood and tone differ? • Mood refers to the reader’s response to the text, and tone refers to the feelings of the writer.
Little Book Headings • Cover = your name • Mood, tone and setting • Page #1 MOOD • Page # 2 TONE • Pages #3 VISUALIZE • Page # 4 SETTING • Pages 5-6 VENN DIAGRAM • Back – Response • Sticker awarded for booklets only • Booklets may be used on test • Notice color coding as hints for note-taking
Little books submitted will be awarded a sticker AND may be used on test for book 3 Watch for color coding and take notes
Mood- reader’s response *The writer may carefully select details such as descriptivewords, dialogue, imagery, and setting to create a mood.
Mood –reader’s response A writer may also use symbolism to create mood
Mood-reader’s response • *Symbol: something that stands for something else
Mood – reader’s response The writer may also rely on sounds and rhythms of words to convey mood.
Tone –author’s attitude *Tone: attitude the author takes toward the subject
Tone-author’s attitude The language and details the writer chooses to describe the characters, setting, and events help to create the tone.
Tone – author’s attitude • Tone often reflects the author’spurpose.
Visualizing Three strategies: • Look for details that appeal to the senses. • Form mental pictures. • Connect personal experiences to the text.
Setting Setting is the time and place of a story. Setting can include: • the locale of a story • people’s customs—how they live, dress, eat, and behave Hong Kong
Setting Setting is the time and place of a story. Setting can include the: • weather • time of day • time period (past, present, or future)
Setting Setting provides a background—a place where the characters live and act.
How Is Setting Created? Writers carefully select images and details to create a setting that draws us into the story. • sight • taste • hearing the steady beat of the drum three hot-air balloons colored the sky the tart apple
How Is Setting Created? • touch • smell gritty, wet sand between her toes strong, sweet scent of a rose
Setting and Character Sometimes writers place characters in settings that reflect the characters’ personalities. What do you think these characters are like? Jot down your thoughts-with reasons
Setting, Mood, and Tone Setting can also create mood, or atmosphere. It can affect the way we feel about the characters. peaceful mysterious menacing
Setting, Mood, and Tone Setting can also express a tone, or attitude toward a subject or object. • What is the tone of this passage? How do you think the writer feels about these characters? Now, with supper finished, we retire to the room in a faraway part of the house where my friend sleeps in a scrap-quilt-covered iron bed painted rose pink, her favorite color. Silently, wallowing in the pleasures of conspiracy, we take the bead purse from its secret place and spill its contents on the scrap quilt. from “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote
Practice in Pairs- Think of a story you’ve read this year in which the setting captured your imagination. Fill in a chart like this one to describe the setting and show its role in the story.
East of Eden – Part 3 • Create a Venn Diagram with tone for one circle and mood for the other. • With a partner, fill in examples from the novel that reveal the tone of the novel. • Find at least three examples for each circle • See the next slide for samples
East of Eden – Part 3 • Examples of how Steinbeck creates mood and tone • Examples may include: use of figurative language makes the novel seem lyrical, setting of Salinas, California, makes the reader think of a simpler time; Sam moves from the farm makes the reader sad because we know his end is near; we wonder what Kate has in mind for Faye
Bringin’ on home the Venn Diagram • Lastly, find similarities between tone and mood, and record them in the overlapping areas. • For example, a similarity between tone and mood is that they are both optimistic about Adam’s recovery from the pain of Cathy
Written Response - back page • Now you will be working on your own and answering the following questions about the novel:
Answer each question below • How does Steinbeck feel about Sam Hamilton? • How does Steinbeck relate Salinas to everyday life in America? • Is Steinbeck optimistic or pessimistic about goodness overcoming evil? • What evidence from the text would support your statement?