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September 24/25

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  1. Homework is due for blocks 1 and 5
  2. PSAT forms
  3. Reading Pre-test
  4. Steps to a theme
    1. A theme is an insight about life or human nature which gives a story meaning.
    2. Follow these steps for finding a theme:
      1. How does a main character change?
      2. How is the conflict resolved?
      3. What is the significance of the title?
    3. “Everyday Use”
      1. How does a main character change? Maggie becomes more confident after she receives the family quilts.
      2. How is the conflict resolved? Mama Johnson decides to give the quilts to Maggie because Maggie knows how to quilt.
      3. What is the significance of the title? The title refers to Maggie using the quilts every day.
      4. Theme: People have to practice family traditions to keep them alive.
    4. “Harrison Bergeron”
      1. How does a main character change? Harrison Bergeron dies.
      2. How is the conflict resolved? Diana Moon Glampers kills Harrison, who is rebelling against the government.
      3. What is the significance of the title? Harrison is an exceptional person.
      4. Theme: Even an exceptional person cannot change a society by himself.
    5. “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”
      1. How does a main character change? The narrator experiences regret for not catching the bass.
      2. How is the conflict resolved? The narrator cuts the line and chooses to impress Sheila.
      3. What is the significance of the title? The title includes the setting and the two choices the narrator has to make in his conflict.
      4. Theme: When people are not true to themselves, they will experience regrets.
    6. Short-story Quiz next class
      1. Be familiar with the details of
        1. “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” – 31
        2. “ Everyday Use” – 48
        3. “ Harrison Bergeron” – 36
        4. Also, study notes on plot and character terms.

 



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