The play tells the life of Henry David Thoreau and how his passion for moral justice landed him a night in jail. The transcendental thoughts conveyed in The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail may have been in a midth century setting, but they can still be used today. In the philosophical play written by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence, author Henry David Thoreau is presented as a young and eager Harvard graduate who unashamedly and unconditionally stands up for what he believes.
In this college-level course, special attention is given to basic interpretive questions: What is the work about, and how does it say it to make meaning? Much of this course is devoted to asking such basic questions, practicing different answers, and realizing that all of the answers are open to dispute.
There are many ways to talk about and value literature, to understand what it is and what it does.
We will explore some of these ways through various literary lenses in order to make new discoveries about reading from perspectives that are new and unique to our own, often limited views. The following excerpts come from the AP English Literature and Composition Course Description, and should give you a clear idea of the expectations for the academic work in this course.
The works taught in the course require careful, deliberative reading. Close reading of the text will range from and entail recognizing structure, rhetorical strategies and figurative language, to understanding genre, to interpreting imagery, tone, purpose, and theme.
You will need to prepare for each class by reading the assigned work alertly, curiously, and critically — that is, in a way that generates meaningful questions and ideas about the reading that you then bring to class and make a part of our discussions.
Valuable works often require a second or third reading of the whole or parts in order to glean the multiple layers of meaning and substance. Do close and critical readings of poetry, fiction, and drama by annotating and detecting patterns, structure, time manipulation, etc.
Naturally note diction and syntax in a variety of works and types of literature Find character types and foils in fiction and drama Recognize a variety of figurative language, imagery, and literary devices, especially in poetry, but in all works and types of fiction and nonfiction Explain and apply literary vocabulary such as metaphysical conceit, paradox, etc.
Compare and contrast teacher-selected aspects of several literary works such as paired poems, characters, themes, etc. Detect and support analysis of tone in literary genres Explore literary periods, social, economic, and historical events at work during the setting of the novel or play Demonstrate a command of various critical perspectives Feminism, Psychological, Deconstruction, etc.
An Introduction to Reading and Writing 4th ed. This must be in a contained notebook that will be used throughout the year.
The reading journal will include the following: Personal reactions to the text with regard to characters, conflicts, setting, surprises, questions, overall style, humor, romance, and your own feelings of sympathy, empathy, concern, fear, sadness, elation, boredom, confusion, or any other emotion you experience throughout the novel.
Literary analysis of textual elements such as plot including major conflicts — both internal and external — parallel or recurring events, climax, and resolutionsetting including the physical environment, time period, amount of time that passes throughout the novel, and the emotional environmentand theme as it is developed throughout the book.
A list of questions to bring to discussion the first week of class in the fall. These may include personal responses as well as more literary-based questions. Quotes from the novel including page numbers in order to provide textual evidence to buttress all above assertions.
Finally, compose a poster-sized character chart for each novel also due the first day of class. On each chart, include pictures and quotes about and by the major characters in each text to trace their development supported by personal commentary.
Include quotes and page numbers that illustrate: Be prepared to explain to the class where the characters started, how they developed, and where they ended at the conclusion of the novel physically, emotionally, psychologically, geographically, spiritually.
Also describe how this character development added to the overall theme or moral purpose of each novel. Demonstrate understanding of literary terms and techniques 6. Demonstrate understanding of the elements of literature as they relate to the short story and novel Assessment of Knowledge and Growth: Reflective essay and peer reader response 2.
Discussion participation including large group and literature circles used almost daily and with intensity throughout the course 3.
Passage identification questions addressing the significance of selected passages through interpretive writing 5. Revision to hone use of coherent organization emphasis and transitions and the effective use of rhetoric while developing a consistent voice 8. Becoming familiar with and utilize the Hallmarks of Superior Composition a.
Clarity of argument c.Breaking the Law in the Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence. 1, words. An Analysis of Language in the Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence. 1, words. 3 pages. The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a two-act American play by Robert E.
Lee and Jerome Lawrence written in Hal B. Wallis is producer of the film based on the play, for which both Lawrence and Lee wrote the screenplay, the play is based on the early life of the title character, Henry David Thoreau, leading up to his night spent in a jail in Concord, .
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This course aligns to introductory college-level The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence Walden by Henry David Thoreau "American Scholar" by Ralph Waldo Emerson "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin