Friday, April 11, 2014

Advanced Placement Waiting: Is It Friday?

Focus: What are they waiting for?

1. Warming up: Considering the role of Lucky's speech

  • How is Lucky "lucky"?  In other words, how is his suffering less than that of Didi and Gogo?
  • To what extent is his name ironic? Or, how is he suffering more than Didi and Gogo are?
  • What might the rope around his neck symbolize?

From shmoop: "At least Lucky can see the rope around his neck. Vladimir and Estragon can’t."

2. Reading Act II of Waiting for Godot (starting at the top of page 70)

3. Wrapping up

1. Continue working on your culminating essay; by next Friday, I will ask you to submit an outline in which you identify the sub-questions you will you use to organize your essay.  We will go over this on Monday.

2. Please complete your big question post on Godot by Monday or Tuesday.

3. Prepare for a Socratic seminar on Monday on Godot (it will be our one and only) by developing a reading ticket that has two parts:

(a) Dedicate the first half to composing good discussion questions about the play.
(b) Dedicate the second half to a single page in the play that you'd like to discuss; this can be a free flowing metacognitive or a more structured response.  OR, dedicate the second half of your reading ticket to your observations and analysis of patterns in Godot.

Even if you don't quite finish the play on Friday, we will still have Socratic on Monday; we will just finish the play first in class.

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