Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Seniors: Orwellian Parallels

Part A: To supplement our reading of 1984, I am asking you to consider the qualities of both utopian and dystopian societies. Visit the two links below (of course, these are not put forth as actual utopias, but undeniably represent facets of idealistic societies). Offer a brief synopsis of each. Then, discuss the qualities that you identify as synonymous with utopias and dystopias.

Part B: Click here. View the document. Construct a thesis statement connecting the content of this article to 1984.

Part C: Click the links below to explore the images of North Korea on "The Big Picture". Peruse the photographs and read all of the captions. After viewing a number of images from multiple links, choose 3 that you feel echo- or, perhaps, represent distinctions when compared with- 1984. Construct 3 separate theses that identify and articulate between image and text.

Part D: Study the following songs. Analyze the lyrics, and compose a paragraph that pinpoints the relationship between the songs and the novel. Though all of the songs are allusive, their contextualization and universal ideas may differ from Orwell's. To enhance your understanding, you may wish to view the videos while reading/following the lyrics in a separate window.

"Testify" by Rage Against the Machine: audio/video
"Big Brother" by Stevie Wonder: audio/video
"2+2=5" by Radiohead: audio/video

Part E: Search the web for a video clip that makes an allusion to 1984 or George Orwell. Discuss how and why the speaker includes such an allusion, and how the allusion supplements his or her point or argument.

Part F: View this video from RSA Animate. Compose a paragraph that examines the relationship between the lecturer's overview of linguistic nuance and what we've learned about Newspeak and doublethink. 

AP Literature: Metacognitive Reflections (Multiple Choice Sections)

Please post your comments here. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Interdisciplinary Arts: Photorealism

Click here to access your image. If you missed out, please come to visit Mr. Kefor on Monday to set up an arrangement.