English 1C. Melissa Gunby Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2UhvN0k74w. Agenda for Today. Finalize discussion on Day by Day: Armageddon Introduction of Rhetorical Terms and Strategies. Day by Day: Armageddon. Is Frank a coward for not giving Claudia “peace?”.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Does it make sense that the radiation fallout would somehow preserve the undead and make them stronger, faster, and more coordinated? Why or why not? How does this work with some of the “scientific” reasons a zombie outbreak would quickly fail?
Who would you rather be in this situation: one of the adults, knowing full well what’s happening around you and being responsible for the survival of 5 other people, or the child, innocent of everything with no responsibilities at all? What do you think Laura’s world is going to be like? Is she going to remain innocent forever?
“The others don’t seem to have the discipline, or the concept of conservation. I can’t expect everyone to act like a machine I suppose. Perhaps that is my problem lately. I have been so shell-shocked that I have reverted to logic and emotionless response to deal with the situation at hand” from April 12.
Is it simply survival that has our narrator thinking this way, or something else?
Our narrator reflects on the implications of human survivors shooting at other human survivors. Do you think that in the event of a large scale disaster people would turn on each other or band together? What examples from history can you give to support your answer?
When the fight for Hotel 23 has become a fight for survival, why would the narrator be haunted by his actions?
Would, do you think, a negotiation and compromise have worked, if either side had considered it?
We may return to it as a comparison for some of the other texts we will be looking at this semester.
Fear of “The Other” in a Post-9/11 America