Over the weekend you all have a few tasks to accomplish before our next class. First, you need to complete the reading of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" to the end of chapter one. As you are reading, be sure to refer to the Essential Questions in your Multi-Genre Assignment pack to help you consider and analyze Kafka's story. Here are some other things to consider as you are reading:
- What is the setting of this story? How could the setting be symbolic?
- How well does Gregor know himself? How well can he control himself?
- How often does language related to prison or confinement appear? Why this trend in the text?
- What makes Gregor angry? Why?
- Develop each member of the family and his/her characterization.
- Where is there some humor in the story? Consider the darkness of this humor as you read.
- What is the reaction once Gregor finally is seen by the family?
- How does the tone shift in chapter one? What causes these shifts?
Furthermore, be sure that you are continuing to outline for your final essay on change, related to the Multi-Genre Project. Remember that your products and your product reflection are due this nine weeks, the final essay will not be collected until the fourth nine weeks so that we have time to develop some great pieces of writing.
Lastly, don't forget your permission slips and money. I need those on Monday!
ESL English III
Over the weekend you will want to finish the comic strip to go along with your personal story. Make sure to follow the rules related to which colors you can or can't use in your art. Remember to put all of the details of your story into the images that you are creating. We will present these on Monday as we move forward into our study of The Kite Runner.