English 101 Day 21
From last week—let’s see if we can get a conversation going.
Chapter 5: How Do You Shoot the Monster?
a. Tenant farmers
b. Tractor driver muzzled and goggled by…
c. Who is taking it?
e. What happens to the small farmer once it’s gone
i. Jefferson Agrarianism—this is an essay option.
2. This weekend in “Occupy”
3. NYTimes Occupy Wall Street.
4. How did we get here? Does anyone know the history?
5. How has it impacted you?
6. Who do you blame? What did the small farmer do wrong? What did the real estate agents or banks do wrong?
7. What’s been done about it? What should we do about it?
From last week:
Themes: One Big Soul, Unity in Family (Nuclear and of Man), Big guy v. Little Guy, Agrarianism, The evils of Capitalism
8—Meet the Joads 67-74; 75-80; 81-85
9—Selling your life’s work
10—Leaving the Land 90-97; 98-105; 106-114
Each group: A passage to read aloud—pick parts if you have them.
An essay question to ask the class about the passage.
Some of this conversation will be continued Tuesday.
H/W: Read Chapter 11 and 12
Quiz Ch. 1-12 Tuesday