ADH Notes

Drama
    Has to have audience
    Performance
    Script include stage directions (character’s actions, setting, scenery-props
    Conversations
    Lack of a narrator
    Divided into acts/ scenes-changes can be indicated (time/setting)
Connotation of Doll’s House
Negative: confined, passive, emotionless
Positive: innocence, playing house (mimicking structure and behavior in society)
NOT A FEMINIST PLAY- but a social commentary, as realistic as it can be
Victorian time women will not leave like Nora did
Critiquing middle age family and their marriages- what every problem they have, they have to conceal it
Every one in the house is a doll- have to play by the roles
Nora is letting others raising her child (maid, nurse)- foreshadows her leave
Helmer appears to be strong but is vulnerable inside- impulsive
HELMER
Classic Victorian man
Dominate the family/ power
Helmer needs Nora more to show her superiority
Judgmental
RANK
Pessimictic, cynical
Victim of society
Have feelings for Nora

ABC Socratic Seminar Reflection

Socratic Seminar Notes:

  • Purpose of merging three stories
    • identity
  • Chin-Kee not a real person
    • Escape the Asian identity “stay quite”
    • Relationship between Chinese and American
    • Reminding Danny to be himself, not concerning about others opinions, confrontation
    • Stereotype-sitcom
  • The purpose of herbalist wife’s purpose in the story
    • Advising Jin Wang
    • The opposite of Monkey King- implicitly revealing Jin Wang’s true identity
    • Symbolism- the cause of transforming identity p29
    • Angle, devil???
    • Guiding Jin Wang
    • Foreshadowing
  • Events that causes transformation
    • Betrayal (Weichen)
    • Speaking English to Weichen
    • More subconscious when around westerners
  • Graphic feature
    • Monkey king: vivd color-characteristic
    • Jing Wang- plain, realistic
    • Danny- cartoonish, sitcom
  • Role of baby Jesus
    • Identity clashing-merging two identities is possible
    • Juxtaposition of two western and western myth
    • The author’s experience
  • Role of Weichen
    • juxtaposition
    • Transformation-identity?

Reflection:

The socratic seminar on ABC is the second one in this semester, and compare to the first one one Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, we explored more topics

A Doll’s House-Nora characterization

Nora Character Traits

Information Married young women

Have three children

First impression Playful

Spendthrift

Naïve child

Cares about appearance and money

Heavily dependent on family life

Lacks knowledge of the real world

Not seen as a proper adult by her husband because she is a woman

Character development Conceals secret

Not as innocent as seems to be

Disobedience

Relationship with other characters Torvald Helmer Husband

Feeling superior to Nora

Dr. Rank Best friend

Secretly loves Nora

Christine Linde Old friend

Took Krogstad’s job at the bank

Nils Krogstad Nora borrowed money from him

 

Grade 12 Semester 1 Reflection

Last semester we finished with the focus on the IO. Over the term, my ability to compare literature and non-literature works improved because of multiple practice IOs. I was able to identify global issues and link my analysis to the issue. For my final IO, I did something different than what I would normally do. I jumped out of the circle of stereotype and identity and explored people’s responsibility to be empathetic in society.

In this semester, I was able to share my thoughts freely in the classroom as I become more confident in the English classroom. I was also able to reach out to the teacher when I need help.

Evaluating CAD Collection with Evidence and Analysis

Task 1:

For each of the poems, find one word or expression which either describes the poem or how it makes you feel. Add these six words to the table below.

Havisham Anne Hathaway Salome Penelope Delilah Medusa
Task 1 Hatred Different perspective of love Loveless relationships Emotional independence Ambiguity Jealousy
Task 2 Disturbing

Shocking

different

Different

Romantic

 

Brutal

violent

Pitiful

empathy

Confusion

Different

Romantic

violent

Reality

overwhelming

Task 3:

Find a quotation from the poem which provokes this response and complete the table below in your jotter/notes.

 

Poem Evaluation Quotation Link between quotation and the evaluation
Havisham male corpse and slow honeymoon – contrast Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon.

 

By using contrast between the word “honeymoon”, which is supposedly a very sweet and pleasant time for couples, and “ male corpse” which is commonly associated with death, Duffy highlights the persona’s  hatred towards the groom.
Anne Hathaway “spinning world of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff-tops, seas”

– positively connotated

-metaphor

The bed we loved in was a spinning world
of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff-tops, seas
where he would dive for pearls. 
By using suggesting that the bed they loved was a “spinning world of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff-tops, seas”, Duffy utilizes metaphors to highlight the happiness of their marriage
Penelope Contrast of behavior

Development of emotional independence

when I heard a far-too-late familiar tread outside the door.
licked my scarlet thread
and aimed it surely at the middle of the needle’s eye once more. 
By contrasting her current behavior of continuing with her work after hearing her husband return with her previous behavior of looking along the road, Duffy suggests the development of emotional independence of the persona.
Delilah Ambiguity in action and words Then with deliberatepassionate hands
I cut every lock of his hair. 
By exposing the contrast between the actions of the persona and the adjectives “deliberate” and “passionate”, Duffy suggests the ambiguity of the persona
Medusa Filthy snakes A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy
grew in my mind,
which turned the hairs on my head to filthy snakes
as though my thoughts
hissed and spat on my scalp. 
By utilizing similes, of comparing snakes with thoughts, Duffy highlighted how jealousy may influence actions and thoughts
Salome “bitch”

“head on a platter”

And there, like I said – and ain’t life a bitch- was his head on a platter By using a calm and colloquial tone, Duffy highlights how the relationship lacks commitment and love.

Comparing CAD Collection Narrative Technique Task with Evidence and Analysis

On the table below:

  1. Identify the perspective(s) used in each poem by quoting evidence of its usage in the correct column.
  2. Identify who narrates the poem.
  3. Under ‘Narrator’s characterization summary’ identify the features of the narrator’s character. Provide evidence.

 

  Narrative perspective evidence Narrative perspective evidence Narrative perspective evidence Identify the narrator Narrator characterization

summary

Havisham I haven’t wished him dead I stink and remember I stabbed at a wedding cake Miss Havisham Hatred, resentful

 

Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then
I haven’
wished him dead

 

Anne Hathaway My lover’s words were shooting stars Some nights I dreamed he’d written me   Anne Hathaway Romantic, wistful, longing

 

My living laughing love –
I hold him in the casket of my widow’s head
as he held me upon that next best bed.

 

Salome Which I kissed I knew I’d feel better I was from a night on the batter Salome Loveless, violent

 

woke up with a head on the pillow beside me
– whose? –
what did it matter?

 

Good-looking, of course, dark hair, rather matted;
the reddish beard several shades lighter;

with very deep lines around the eyes,
from pain, I’d guess, maybe laughter;

 

 

Penelope At first, I looked along the road I sorted cloth and scissors, needle, thread I sewed a girl Penelope Isolated, Emotionally independent

 

I wore a widow’s face, kept my head down,
did my work by day, at night unpicked it.

 

Delilah I can rip out the roar There’s nothing I fear I have to be strong Delilah Ambiguous love

 

Then with deliberatepassionate hands
I cut every lock of his hair.

 

Medusa My bride’s breath It’s you I love I glanced at a buzzing bee Medusa Overwhelmed, jealous

 

Be terrified.
It’s you I love,
perfect man, Greek God,
 my own;
but I know you’ll go, betray me, stray
from home.

 

Comparing CAD Collection Tone Task with Evidence and Analysis

Tone task:

  • Identify the predominate tone in each poem
  • Find evidence to support this identification
  • Identify the technique(s) used to create the tone of the poem and analyze its impact

 

POEM TONE EVIDENCE TECHNIQUE/IMPACT
Havisham Hatred, dark Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then
I haven’
wished him dead

 

Using words such as “bastard” and “dead”, Duffy paints a dark image in the reader’s mind. This essentially displays the hatred of the persona.
Anne Hathaway Romantic Romance
and drama played by touch, by scent, by taste.

 

Duffy utilizes senses to paint a vivid picture of the couple’s romance.
Penelope Colloquial and calm At first, I looked along the road
hoping to see him saunter home

 

Duffy utilizes phrases such as “at first” to highlight the colloquial tone of the persona. This exposes her development of emotional independence.
Delilah Ambiguity Then with deliberatepassionate hands
I cut every lock of his hair.

but I cannot be gentle, or loving, or tender.

 

 

Duffy utilizes contrast between the line “deliberate, passionate” and the line “I cannot be gentle, loving, or tender” to establish the ambiguity of the persona’s feelings.
Medusa Dark which turned the hairs on my head to filthy snakes
as though my thoughts

 

Duffy utilizes metaphors to create a dark and gloomy tone throughout the poem which essentially shapes the characterization of the persona.
Salome Dark humorous Good-looking, of course, dark hair, rather matted;
the reddish beard several shades lighter;

with very deep lines around the eyes,
from pain, I’d guess, maybe laughter;

 

Duffy utilizes humor to express the disinterest and lack of commitment of the persona in relationships.

 

Once you have finished, group the poems by similarities in tone.

Dark, hatred: Salome, Medusa, Havisham

Love, Relationships: Penelope, Anne Hathaway

Ambiguous: Delilah

Comparing Theme in CAD Collection with Evidence

  • Identify which texts share each theme
  •   Find a quotation from the text to support this
THEME TEXT(s) EVIDENCE
Identity Havisham, Penelope, Salome Havisham: “her, myself, who did this

 

Penelope: “I wore a widow’s face, kept my head down,

 

Salome: “and there, like I said – and ain’t life a bitch –
was his head on a platter.

 

Isolation Penelope Penelope: “At first, I looked along the road
hoping to see him saunter home

 

Transition    
Giving voice to those who do not have one Penelope Penelope: “I tried it. I was picking out
the smile of a woman at the centre
of this world, self-contained, absorbed, content,
most certainly not waiting
,”

 

Love Delilah, Penelope, Anne Hathaway Delilah: “So when I felt him soften and sleep,
when he started, as usual, to snore”

 

Penelope: “ and lost myself completely
in a wild embroidery of love, lust, lessons learnt;
then watched him sail away
into the loose gold stitching of the sun
.”

 

Anne Hathaway: “My lover’s words
were shooting stars which fell to earth as kisses
on these lips;”

 

 

Hypocrisy    
Reality Delilah, Havisham Delilah: “That’s the how and the why and the where.

 

Havisham: “trembling if I open the wardrobe;
the slewed mirror

 

 

Suffering Delilah, Havisham, Medusa Delilah: “I can rip out the roar
from the throat of a tiger, or gargle with fire.”

 

Havisham: “I stink and rememberWhole days
in bed cawing
 Nooooo at the wall;”

 

Medusa: I stared in the mirror.
Love gone bad

 

 

Relationships Delilah, Havisham, Penelope, Salome, Medusa, Anne Hathaway Delilah: “Then with deliberatepassionate hands”

 

Havisham: “ Love’s
hate
 behind a white veil;”

 

Penelope: “ and lost myself completely
in a wild embroidery of love, lust, lessons learnt;
then watched him sail away
into the loose gold stitching of the sun
.”

 

Salome: woke up with a head on the pillow beside me
– whose? –
what did it matter?

 

Medusa: “Be terrified.
It’s you I love,

 

Anne Hathaway: Romance
and drama played by touch, by scent, by taste.

 

 

Loss Havisham, Penelope, Anne Hathaway Havisham: “Don’t think it’s only the heart that b-b-b-breaks.”

 

Penelope: “ and lost myself completely
in a wild embroidery of love, lust, lessons learnt;
then watched him sail away
into the loose gold stitching of the sun
.”

 

Anne Hathaway: “My living laughing love –
I hold him in the casket of my widow’s head
as he held me upon that next best bed.”

 

 

Heartbreak Havisham Havisham: “ Love’s
hate
 behind a white veil;”

 

Writing about writing Delilah, Havisham, Penelope, Salome, Medusa Delilah: The bible

Havisham: The great expectations

Penelope: Homer’s Odyssey

Salome: The bible

Medusa: Greek mythology

Introducing new perspectives Delilah, Penelope, Salome

Anne Hathaway

Delilah: “And before I fetched and sharpened my scissors
snipping first at the black and biblical air—
I fastened the chain to the door.”

 

Penelope:” I wore a widow’s face, kept my head down,
did my work by day, at night unpicked it.
I knew which hour of the dark the moon

Salome: I’d done it before (and doubtless I’ll do it again, sooner or later)

 

Anne Hathaway: “In the other bed, the best, our guests dozed on”

 

 

Jealousy Medusa Medusa:” A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy
grew in my mind,”

 

Hatred Havisham, Salome, Medusa Havisham: “Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon”

 

Salome:” Good-looking, of course, dark hair, rather matted;
the reddish beard several shades lighter;

with very deep lines around the eyes,
from pain, I’d guess, maybe laughter;

 

Medusa:” A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy
grew in my mind,”

 

 

 

Analyzing CAD Collection

For each poem, identify the techniques the poet uses. (while annotating) The table below is designed to help with technique allocation.  You can use this to compare and contrast the techniques used in the poems. (For example, which features do all the poems possess?)

Havisham Anne Hathaway Salome Penelope Delilah Medusa
Allusion Allusion Allusion Allusion Allusion  
Theme Theme Theme Theme Theme Theme
Sound techniques Onomatopoeia Sound technique Alliteration Sibilance Assonance Consonance

Rhetorical Questions

Irony

Rhyme Scheme

 

Rhyming

Enjambement

Consonance

Alliteration

 

Imagery

Appeal to senses

Repetition

enjambement

Appeal to senses

Metaphor

Imagery

Internal rhyme

Anaphora

 

Form: Dramatic monologue Form:

Sonnet

Form:

Dramatic monologue

Form:

Dramatic monologue

Form:

Couplet ending

Form:

Free verse

Sextet

    Imagery Imagery