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  1. Do Now “He told me, if I would be happy, I must lay out no plans for the future. He said, if I behaved myself properly, he would take care of me. Indeed, he advised me to complete thoughtlessness of the future, and taught me to depend solely upon him for happiness” (108) Why would Master Hugh believe this? Why is it so offensive to Douglass? How would you react to being told this?

  2. Chapter 11 DISCUSSION • Why does Douglass have a certain dislike for the Underground Railroad? What was your reaction reading this? • What series of events makes Douglass decide to try and escape again? • One thing to note is: while work gave Douglass a feeling of being free, it temporarily blinded him and made him forget his desire to become actually free.

  3. Chapter 11 - Freedom • Why do you think he has trouble expressing his feelings upon first getting to New York? • What stereotypes did Douglass have about the North that he had to revise upon arriving in New Bedford? • What was the effect of reading the “Liberator” on Douglass? Why? • Wiritng Style: Throughout this chapter, Douglass uses asterisk (*) for the first time. Why?

  4. APPENDIX DISCUSSION • What was the purpose of the Appendix? • Why do you think he would be so compelled to talk about his religious beliefs?

  5. CHARACTER LIST • Characters are in chronological order of appearance • The descriptions are brief • It is meant to remind you of who someone is, not act as a way to not read critically • Use this as a reference for studying or the porject

  6. FULL TIMELINE • USING YOUR PLOT MAPS AND BOOKS TO GUIDE YOU • IN GROUPS OF 3 OR 4 • CREATE A TIMELINE OF AT LEAST 15 MAJOR EVENTS. • PLEASE STAR WHAT YOU BELIEVE ARE THE 2 MOST PROFOUND MOMENTS IN DOUGLASS’ LIFE • BE PREPARED TO PRESENT YOUR TIMELINES AND EXPLAIN YOUR CHOICES YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES.

  7. CHAPTER ANALYSIS PROJECT • YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR THIS PROJECT • CHAPTER ANALYSIS ESSAY • CHAPTER ANALYSIS POSTER • YOU WILL HAVE TO ANALYZE PURPOSE AND WRITING STYLE • THE MAIN QUESTION IS: WHAT IMPRACT DOES THIS CHAPTER HAVE ON THE NARRATIVE AS A WHOLE? • PLOT/CHARACTERS • TONE/MOOD • EFFECT CAUSED BY DICTION/SYNTAX

  8. HOMEWORK • GREEK ROOT WORD PRACTICE HANDOUT • WRITE A 4-3-2-1 SUMMARY OF CH 9-11 • 4 SENTENCE SUMMARY, 3 OBSERVATIONS, 2 THINGS YOU LEARNED, 1 DISCUSSION QUESTION • QUIZ ON FRIDAY!