Welcome. On a sheet of paper, respond to the following question in at least a paragraph. Where were you at this time last year? Describe yourself and how you have changed since last year. (Think deeper than…well, I used to have long hair, but now it’s short.) . Agenda. Syllabus
On a sheet of paper, respond to the following question in at least a paragraph.
Where were you at this time last year? Describe yourself and how you have changed since last year. (Think deeper than…well, I used to have long hair, but now it’s short.)
They tend to be fast talkers.
They exhibit impatience and have a tendency to interrupt.
They use words and phrases that evoke visual images.
They learn by seeing and visualizing.
They speak slowly and tend to be natural listeners.
They think in a linear manner.
They prefer to have things explained to them verbally rather than to read written information.
They learn by listening and verbalizing.
Where will you be at this time next year? Describe how you think your life will be different. If you don’t think it will be different, explain why.
What are your goals for this class this semester?
What is your plan to accomplish these goals?
Who is going to support you?
What is a hero?
A powerful monster, living down
In the darkness, growled in pain, impatient
As day after day the music rang
Loud in that hall, the harp’s rejoicing
What does evil mean to you? Write your own definition of the word and provide some examples of real-life monsters.
Summarize what you will take away from class today in one short sentence – 10 words or less.
Who would you consider a modern day epic hero? Why?
The Anglo-Saxon virtues are bravery, loyalty, generosity, and friendship. Which do you think is the most important and why?
Find images that convey a mood of isolation.
What is your own definition of an epic hero?
Describe the most interesting person you have ever met?
Wine or ale
Deer, boar, and rabbits
Salmon and trout
Breakfast of white bread, meat, and wine or ale
Dinner (lunch) usually consisted of many courses
Supper similar to dinner but may include pigeon pie, woodcock, or sturgeon
Poetry of the People
Sensational or tragic subject matter
Omission of details
Supernatural events or false love
Question and answer format
In 1809, the English poet and artist William Blake made the following observation: “Chaucer’s pilgrims are the characters which compose all ages and nations…Some of the names or titles are altered by time, but the characters themselves forever remain unaltered.” Do you agree or disagree that Chaucer’s characters seem timeless and universal? Support your opinion with details from the text and your own experiences.
It has been said that “Money is the root of all evil.”
Do you agree/disagree? Why?
The Pardoner’s Tale
Why is the theme of the Pardoner’s Tale still being repeated today? Describe another source (TV show, song, book, etc) where you have seen this theme repeated.
(Casino, Jerry Maguire, Slumdog Millionaire, Do You Want to be a Millionaire, The Lorax, A Christmas Carol, “Billionaire,” “Bills-Bills-Bills,” “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”)
Would you rather spend the rest of your life with someone who is ugly/faithful or beautiful/unfaithful? Explain why.
What Women Want
What connection can you make between the wife’s tale and the movie clip? What is the meaning?
What code do you live by?
Gratitude Caring Understanding Humor Diligence Integrity Commitment Acceptance Generosity Compassion Enthusiasm Courage Discretion Sincere Humble Discipline Focus Gentleness Honesty Reliability Hope Moderation Perseverance Flexibility Respect Wisdom Spontaneity Faith Confidence Thankfulness Devotion Grace Persistence Empathy Tolerance