If you’re looking for some entertainment, here are some filmed versions of “A Raisin in the Sun.” For some bonus participation points, watch one of the versions and post your “review” below! There is also a version from the 1960s but which is unavailable on youtube.
Respond to ONE of the options of questions below. Write a well-constructed response using examples and referencing the use of language/rhetorical devices (something like a perfect paragraph). Comment on this post with your response. Throughout the week, comment and respond on each other’s posts (you will be given a sort of “participation” grade for these discussions). Tell people what you like about their argument, respond to their argument, expand their arguments… here is an example of another class blog and what that might look like : https://bresslercomp2.weebly.com/discussion-l13/james-baldwin
Begin reading Act I of Sweet Bird of Youth for next week (google forms quiz will be posted next week)
“Stranger in the Village” Review Questions Directions:
For the question you choose, cite the text to prove your answer and try to identify a literary or rhetorical device employed by Baldwin.
Describe how Baldwin establishes the “dehumanizing” experience of living as a Black man.
What do you think the narrator means when he says “people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them”? Do you feel like your history is trapped in you?
What do you think the narrator means when he says, “there is a great deal of will power involved in… naïveté”?
Baldwin focuses on some of the illusions that propel America, and details the danger of these illusions. What are some illusions and how are they presented by Baldwin in the essay?
Describe the paradox of the existence of the Black man in America that Baldwin closes the essay with, in your own words.
1) Read the last 20 pages in the PDF to Kill a Mockingbird: you can always call each other on the phone and read aloud!! Or read to someone in your family!! TAKE NOTES like we have been doing in class.
2) Learn the following vocabulary for Friday, March 27: