Tonight for homework you will need to read the next chunk of chapters from Grapes which are chapters five through eight. As you are rereading and annotating the text, be sure to look for the following ideas/topics/characters:
- motifs: person to animal, American dream
- characters: Ma Joad, Jim Casy
- devices: personification, irony
As you read and notice things, go back to our conversation today and think about significance. What is the importance of these specific elements of language? What do these specific details add to Steinbeck's argument?
Furthermore, remember that you will have a quiz on the elements of rhetoric and argumentation next class. Be sure to review your notes and know the new terminology well. In addition, you may want to look over and complete your vocabulary that you've collected so that you are more familiar with these terms.
Tonight you have no official homework but you should review your notes and your vocabulary collected from "The Train from Rhodesia". You will be having a quiz on "The Sayings of Saadi", "The Train from Rhodesia", and the next text we will be reading "In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself" on Thursday the 18th of September.