Monday, March 29, 2010

New Book...

(If you're looking for the project directions they're below. &, if you have not, don't forget to respond to the racism/ethnocentrism/imperialism in Heart of Darkness controversy with an intelligent blog comment.)

***In class today I forgot to give you the options for the next book.***

Each of these books picks up at least one theme from a book we have already read this year. As we read we'll be analyzing the book on its own and comparing it to what we've already read. If you want to take a look at any of these or want to get started on the reading stop by 2207 tomorrow. You'll choose a book on Wednesday. These are the books that GHS owns that are challenging, engaging, and speak to the themes we've been dealing with this year. (If you have another idea -- something of "literary merit" that you want to read -- bring it up in class on Wednesday.) (Further note: I'd like at least one other student to read the book too so you can carry on an analytical dialogue in the comment box.)

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Equus by Peter Shaffer

Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill

The Theban Plays
(Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) by Sophocles


nFrye said...

Nancy F.

The Things They Carried

Marisa D. said...

Marisa D.


Brianna A said...

Brianna A. & Katina T.

The Awakening

Meredith S said...

Meredith S.

The Things They Carried

Anonymous said...

Terri M.

The Color Purple

Sabrina said...

Sabrina P.

Long Day's Journey into Night

Molly A said...

Molly A.

The Color Purple

Francesco P said...

i'm intrigued by Things Fall Apart