Monthly Archives: November 2015

12th Grade: H.W.#50, Due Tuesday, 12

Finish Hamlet. Use post-it notes to mark any unusual, great, worthwhile, unexpected moments you want to discuss in class. Continue memorizing the soliloquy. Move on to the rest of it. The last line you need to remember is, “the fair … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#50, Due Tuesday, 12/1

Read Book 11 – The Kingdom of the Dead Really pay attention to details. Select one of the characters with whom Odysseus speaks: Tiresias (if your last name begins with A-G), Anticleia (O’s mother) (if your last name begins with … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#49, Due Monday, 11/30

Read Book 10: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea In writing, discuss your thoughts on Odysseus’ decision to stay with Circe for an entire year. Consider the following questions: Why does Odysseus hustle his crew from the lotus-eaters, but choose to … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#49, Due Monday,11/30

1. Read Act V, scene 1. 2. Continue memorizing the soliloquy up to line 90 (“Than fly to others that we know not of?”) Be prepared to write them down out of memory for a quiz. 3. Write two questions you … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#48, Due Wednesday, 11/25

Read Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave. As you are reading, note how Odysseus describes Polythemus and how Odysseus portrays himself. Use post-its to mark these descriptions and be prepared to share these descriptions during tomorrow’s discussion. Book 9 … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W. #48, Due Wednesday, 11/25

1. Finish Act IV. 2. Continue memorizing the “To be or not to be” soliloquy as assigned and continue memorizing lines up to the middle of line 84 (“With a bare bodkin” are the last words you need to know). If you … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#47, Due Tuesday, 11/24

Read Book 8: A Day for Songs and Contests Demodocus entertains us with three stories in this book. In writing, briefly answer the following questions: What themes can you identify in each story and what do Odysseus’ reactions tell us about … Continue reading

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