The big question . . . What are life’s big lessons?
Our focus for this unit . . . • Theme/central idea • Identify and interpret symbol • Identify and interpret the 3 ironies (esp. verbal) • Author’s message across genres • Author’s POV or purpose
Academic Vocabulary • Alter • Layer • Symbol • Theme • Unify
Open up to page (591) • Academic Vocabulary • Archetype • Theme • Setting • Vocabulary for reading (partner work presentations) • Acquiesce • Condolence • Draft • Interloper • Languor • Marauder • Pestilential • Pinioned • Precipitous • Succor
The Interlopers by Saki • Satire – darkly humorous piece that reveals flaws in social customs and institutions
With a partner (random choosing) • Read the story – any way that you choose. • Answer the questions on the following screen. Answer them on a piece of paper. Yes, it must be on a piece of paper. You are going to take turns writing down the answers. This does not mean you take turns answering them! You work together to agree on answer and the take turns writing down. Got it? Good. Just making sure.
Questions for “The Interlopers” • Find 4-5 evidence of the setting of the story. • List 2 archetype “good” characters and 2 for “bad” characters. (Think of movies, books, etc.) • Explain how the natural setting plays an important role in this story. (lines 92-112) • How does nature get the better of the two men at the end of the story? • Give 2 themes in this story. • What human vices does Saki ridicule in this story? • Pg 436: Vocab Practice and Connotation
When you are finished • You may work on your family story OR • Read your IR book
Symbols • What was a symbol in this story? What did it represent?
The Wolves! • The wolves represent their grudges, their inability to let something go, or their inability to “move on.” This symbol literally EATS at them
If you liked this story . . . • “The Open Window” by Saki. It’s goooood!