Friday, January 25, 2013

This Seat's Taken: AP Lit, January 28, 2013

Focus: Interpreting the task of Sisyphus in our world and Camus'

1. Announcements!

2. Indulging in a little Sisyphus-inspired writing...

Task 1: Imagine yourself as Sisyphus, straining to push the boulder up the mountain only to watch it roll back down again...for eternity.  Compose a brief piece of fiction (traditional prose, stream-of-consciousness narrative, poem, etc.) describing the uphill journey, the pause at the top, the trip back down, and the beginning of the next journey.

Task 2: Compose a brief piece of fiction as yourself. Try to think of something in your life that seems sisyphean...a day at school?  A particular class? An extracurricular activity?  A conversation with your parents or a sibling or a teacher or a friend?

3. Reading Camus' "Preface" and "The Myth of Sisyphus"  with an impromptu Socratic seminar

1. Finish your big question blog on The Stranger if you have not done so already.
2. Finish up your critical review book in the next few days.

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