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WEEK FOURTEEN: THE BLUEST EYE

 

Preface

  • Ideal vs. Real

 

Autumn

  • Family and Community

  • What is the "hem of life"?

  • Why does Claudia "hate white baby dolls"?

  • "How do you get somebody to love you?"

HEREISTHEHOUSEITISGREENANDWHITE

  • House vs. Home

  • What is the "only living thing in the Breedloves' house?

HEREISTHEFAMILYMOTHERFATHERDICKANDJANE

  • "Please make me disappear"

  • Who defines beauty?

  • What is ugliness?

  • What are the "dandelions"?

 

Winter

  • Beauty and Worth

  • Race and Beauty

  • Contempt and Self-Contempt

  • How do we handle our hurt: stand up or fold up?

SEETHECATTHECATGOESMEOWMEOW

  • Who are "They"?

  • Why are Geraldine and Junior important?

 

Spring

  • "Polly"

SEEMOTHERMOTHERISVERYNICE

  • How a Dream Dies

  • Alienation and Loneliness

  • Movie Love

SEEFATHERHEISBIGANDSTRONG

  • How to Build a Monster

  • Theft of Innocence

  • "Dangerously Free"

SEETHEDOGGOBOWWOWBOWWOWGOESTHEDOG

  • Internalization and Self-Loathing

 

Summer

LOOKLOOKHERECOMESAFRIEND

  • "the bluest eyes"

WEEKLY MENU

 

MONDAY

Due: Five for Ten

Discuss: How a Dream Dies

Study Guide: "Cholly"

Read: "Spring" pp 377-398

 

TUESDAY 

Quiz: Lit Terms

Discuss: How to Build a Monster

Study Guide: "Soaphead Church"

Read: "Spring" pp 398-411

Homework: Conversational Roundtable

 

WEDNESDAY

Due: Conversational Roundtable

Pop Quiz... maybe... so read

Read: "Summer" 

 

THURSDAY

Fall Show: Periods 2-4

 

FRIDAY

No School

 

WEEKEND

Monday: Exam

Due Tuesday:

  • Critical Review

  • Abstract