Focus: How do we enter the disturbingly haunted world of Beloved?
Please turn in your poetry responses and pick up your new packet.
1. Warm-up: A little freewriting on one of the following lines from Beloved...
"She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind."
"He wants to put his story next to hers."
"'She was my best thing.' ... He leans over and takes her hand. With the other he touches her face. 'You your best thing, Sethe. You are.' His holding fingers are holding hers."
"Sometimes the photograph of a close friend or relative--looked at too long--shifts, and something more familiar than the dear face itself moves there. They can touch it if they like, but don't, because they know things will never be the same if they do."
2. Facing some difficult images and reading some important lines to prepare for Beloved
3. Reading the opening pages of Beloved together
1. Finish your poetry packet by Friday, please (remember that you're working with a partner to create it).
2. Read Chapters 1 and 2 for Friday. For your reading ticket, please type or handwrite a page in response to the following question: How is the house (124) a character in the novel so far? What are its most revealing details? What kind of person is the house?
3. Remember that the optional AP Lit exam is this Thursday after school.